Mattel to auction limited edition Nicki Minaj barbie doll for charity auction
Owing to her abstract style of music, Micki Minaj’s loyal fans have spread far and wide, and even call themselves ‘Barbie’, which is related to the star’s similarity in looks to the famous doll. Within some time, like a lot other known icons of the music world, Nicki Minaj also got immortalized in the form of a special Barbie doll, which is now stated to go on sale, for charitable purposes, in Los Angeles. The expected bid for this special edition doll is supposed to begin with a price point of $1,000.
It’s been more than 50-years since Mattel created what was to become one of the world’s biggest hits, in terms of pop culture, named ‘Barbie’. Such became the fan following, that the term began common nomenclature across the world, and millions of girls around the world took a liking for it. Such was the star power that it became a bonus for any star of pop culture, to get immortalized as one of the dolls, and hopefully Nicki Minaj was amongst them. This specially crafted one-off doll will now go on sale through charitybuzz, the proceeds of which will then be donated to Project Angel Food to cater to children who have been affected by AIDS. Speaking about this special project, Stephani Yocky, the spokesperson from Barbie mentions,
“Barbie is obviously a pop culture icon. She’s been in the spotlight for over 50 years, and strikes that chord with girls of all ages in terms of being representative of the times. And Nicki is a big part of pop culture and also huge within the fashion industry, as well as a big Barbie fan. It’s really exciting for us that she’s been so generous to allow us to create this one-of-a-kind doll to support such an important cause.”
From the looks of doll, we are told that the looks and style will be similar to what Nicki Minaj appears, on the cover of her new album, ‘Pink Friday’. With the busy 2012 she is going to have, the doll and its auctioning for a charitable cause just might be the perfect promotion strategy.
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