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
Buying both of the Dhoom dolls:
$64.12* Barbie/Ken dolls
$67.70 Shipping 2 dolls
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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:
India's Oldest Toy Store
Connaught Place, New Delhi
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|