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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Will and Kate vs. Barbie and Ken

Move over Barbie and Ken. There will soon be a new beautiful, plastic couple in toy store aisles. Mattel announced Wednesday that it will be releasing William and Kate dolls in time for the royal couple’s first wedding anniversary in April.
Barbie and Ken dolls dressed as Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on their wedding day. (PAUL JORDAN - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

The dolls will be dressed in miniature replicas of their wedding attire, complete with sapphire engagement ring and tiara for Kate, InStyle reports.The collectors’ pieces will go for $100.

This is not the first time the couple’s historic day has been commemorated with figurines. We’ve already seen their images made into Legos, cake toppers, Pez dispensers, knit dolls and so on.

But from the photos, the toy-producing giant seems to be paying more attention to detail than some other versions. We’re hoping they’ll subsequently release a Pippa Skipper and G.I. Joe Harry so we can complete our set.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/16/2012

 
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