Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dhoom3 Barbie and Ken - Photos by Chicovintage

Dhoom 3 is a new Bollywood action movie. You know by now: action movie = promotional items = dolls and/or action figures based on the action movie. Guess who is looking for a piece of this Bollywood action movie? Yes, Mattel. Mattel has produced a Barbie and a Ken as two characters from Dhoom 3: Sahir/Samar as played by Aamir Khan and Aaliya as played by Katrina Kaif. Ho hum? No way! What excites me about these dolls is that they seem to have unique face sculpts. Mattel had issued a Katrina Kaif Barbie before, but that doll used a standard Barbie-mold. The Drew face mold. That was a bit ho hum. This set of dolls will be Mattel's first South Asian specific face sculpts. And even more cool, the Aaliya Barbie seems to be articulated.

Yay, right? Well ... maybe not so much "yay" as "awww." Why? Alas, the dolls are not sold in the U.S.A. They might be sold only in India. That seems to be the case so far. Sigh.

Checking online vendors, I see that Ram Chander and Sons ship all over the world. Their doll cost is 1,999 Rs - $32.06* - for either Sahir Ken or Aaliya Barbie. That price seems about what we would pay for movie-based dolls here. What about shipping and handling? Let's break that down:

Buying one of the Dhoom dolls:

$32.06* Ken doll
$45.00  Shipping 1 doll
$77.06


Buying both of the Dhoom dolls:

$64.12* Barbie/Ken dolls
$67.70  Shipping 2 dolls
$131.82

Those prices are for dolls mint in their original boxes going to the U.S.A. If you are buying multiple dolls AND if you have no interest in retaining the Mattel box, the RCS team will debox the dolls, which would lower the postage cost. If you want your Dhoom doll or dolls sent to another country, please e-mail them at rcstoys@gmail.com . You will receive information for shipping to your country.

Payment is via online bank transfer or Paypal. (Note: Paypal charges are extra. Additional note: the base cost does not include customs fees and the exact figure which might vary depending on currency conversion for the day.*) 

Want additional information about RCS Toys? They have a Facebook page and a blog. Here is more contact information:


RCS Team

India's Oldest Toy Store
Connaught Place, New Delhi
+91-11-23412065, 23416276


These are in real life photos of the Dhoom Barbie. They are taken by Chicovintage, a PhillyCollector ally. Thanks again, Chicovintage, for sharing these lovely photos!





 
Boxed Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage







Dhoom Barbie box back photo by Chicovintage


 
Torso of Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage


Notice the articulated arms of Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage






Recognize the face mold for Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage


Torso detail of Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage


Skirt detail of Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage


Jointed knees on Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage

Glitter sandals on Dhoom Barbie photo by Chicovintage

14 comments:

Allenoel said...

Thanks for the info. I found some IRL photos on this photostream:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14625360@N02/

D7ana said...

You're welcome, Allenoel! Thanks for sharing the link to more IRL photos of the Dhoom dolls. Do you think that the Dhoom Barbie has a new face mold?

Chasing Joy said...

I really like that the doll looks like the actress and looks Indian.

Muff said...

Wow that doll looks awesome, but why wouldn't they articulate the guy as well? And he sure has A LOT of muscles. Like muscles on muscles.

jSarie said...

These look brilliant!

Thanks so much for sharing the links!

D7ana said...

Hi and thanks, Chasing Joy, Muff, and jSarie!

@Chasing Joy - I like those points about this doll also. The resemblance to the actress and Mattel getting the ethnic look right.

@Muff - yes, she does look awesome ;-) Pity they did not articulate the Dhoom Ken as well. My guess, maybe it's cheaper and they felt they could paint up the muscles better on the male Model Muse body. (At least, I think it's the male Model Muse body.)

@jSarie - agree with your assessment ;-) I am happy to share the links. Speaking of link sharing, I'm leaving a live link to your website. Always nice to meet someone who collects both dolls AND action figures.

lindaivette montes de oca said...

Hola, que bonita es, disfrutala mucho.

D7ana said...

Hola, Lindaivette montes de oca, y gracias por los buenos deseos.

refreshedfindsjunkies said...

The Dhoom barbie is absolutely stunning!!!!

Allenoel said...

@D7ana Her face mold looks new to me. I love her nose. :)

D7ana said...

Hi Refreshedfindsjunkies and Allenoel! I was thinking she has a new face mold, but I wasn't 100% sure. I LOVE her nose, too. It has an interesting curl to it. Long, thin, and not hooked, but curved. Interesting.

pattidolls said...

I have to see about getting her, I think she is such a beautiful doll sculpt. I appreciated that they didn't give her the atypical Barbie upturned nose.

D7ana said...

Yes, she is stunning, Pattidolls. I like her personalized face sculpt, too.

Wonder if they will begin using that face mold for other dolls. Fingers crossed ....

Thanks for visiting ;-)

acloththeworld said...

I unfortunately JUST learned of these dolls. Now I have to wait for someone to sell the for lots of money on ebay :(