Twilight Dolls And Action Figures

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Highly stereotyped and unrecognizably styled, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan make it to the dolls/action figures ranks!

This might be a great business opportunity for the dolls/action figures makers, but to my eyes it looks pretty lame. While looking nothing like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the dolls/action figures representations pretty ruin the Twilight chemistry.

Edward Cullen Bella Swan Twilight Action figures

Mattel tried very hard to depersonalize the characters and make them as Ken-ish and Barbie-ish as possible. Luckily we have the outfit coordination with the motion picture or else we would be facing an identity dilemma. Do they really want to change skinny-is-good-mentalities? (photos via 1, 2, 3)

Twilight dolls Mattel Tonnerdolls

Edward Cullen Bella Swan Twilight


#1 Ellington on 06.21.09 at 4:20 pm

I collect some action figures. I have two of Wonder Woman, two of Batman, one of Jedi Knight Aayla Secura and Sailor Pluto. I am getting the Mattel version of Nyota Uhura and Spock soon. They are fun for those who like to collect these things and there are many collectors. I though have no desire to get the Bella and Edward figures. I have not and will not read the books and I will not see the films. The phenomenon simply does not interest me at all.
But there will be plenty of the fan base to get these things.

#2 Adriana on 06.22.09 at 6:43 am

Ellington, I remember that. I think it’s a fun thing to do.

I’ve become curious to see that Twilight movie. I like to know what’s going on, what people like. I’ve to rent the dvd, there’s an off-button on the remote control right? Now I cannot judge this phenomenon at all. Though I’ve an idea but who knows I watch until the end and enjoy it? Wouldn’t be the first time you see….

#3 Morning quiz: Guess the movie prototypes - on 06.23.09 at 6:41 pm

[…] these are Edward and Bella from the Twilight saga. What do you think of the dolls? Some sources claim, the dolls look too stereotyped and impersonalized, simply copying Barbie and […]

#4 cc on 01.03.10 at 12:37 am

Action figurines NEVER look like the people they’re supposed to. I had a Wonder Woman action doll when I was about 6 or 7. It looked like a male Native American.

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