Whether or not you usually collect Barbie dolls, Barbiecollector.com has a new set of dolls coming out in September of 2011 that might just get you to think twice about purchasing a collectible toy. In celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary and their huge contribution to country music, Tim McGraw and wife, Faith Hill are being honored with their very own Barbie doll likenesses.
Both country music artists have sold millions of albums and won a multitude of awards including Grammys, Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, People’s Choice and American Music Awards. In addition, Tim McGraw has crossed over into the world of acting with films such as Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, Flicka and Country Strong to his credit.
After being hailed as one of the most successful, beautiful and admired celebrity couples for the last decade, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will now be admired on the collectibles shelf as well. When Barbie Collector designers set out to create a new doll set bearing the likeness of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, they went straight to the source for help. Tim and Faith were both heavily involved in the design of their dolls, having sent in photos of their hair, clothing and other details that they wanted to see portrayed in their Barbie dolls.
Though the Barbie dolls are certainly gorgeous with Faith in her ready-for-the-awards-banquet shimmering black dress and Tim in his sharp suit and signature black hat, many fans would agree there seems to be something missing from the Tim McGraw doll (See it here). At first glance, the doll looks nice enough, but when you really start to picture Tim McGraw in your mind, is a thin-armed and skinny-legged guy in a black suit what comes to mind? Doubtful.
If you saw Tim McGraw in concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis or at the Show Me Music Festival in Springfield earlier this year, or if you’ve watched his videos on 30.3 The Country Network or online, the image you have in your mind is probably quite different than that of the Barbie Collector Tim McGraw doll.
It’s no secret that Tim McGraw is considered one of the world’s most sexy men and if you’ve seen any of Tim’s performances, you know that he’s one celebrity who pretty much rocks jeans and a t-shirt. It’s commendable that Tim wanted to be immortalized with a doll that depicts him as a classy guy, worthy of being on the arm of his beautiful bride. While he is both classy and perfect for Faith Hill, true country music fans – at least the female ones – aren’t going to be swayed from the image of Tim McGraw that plays in their minds…the one that, unlike the Barbie doll, is a lot more buff, fills out a t-shirt quite nicely and keeps them insanely jealous of his lovely wife.
But hey, if you’re a guy, suit or no suit, you could probably still win quite a few brownie points with your lady if you order the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill doll set for her from Barbiecollector.com. It’s selling for just under $70, but no matter what the price, you have to admit, it is one of the coolest sets of dolls Barbie has come out with in a long time and some really awesome memorabilia for country music fans.
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