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Eek! It’s the New Farrah Fawcett Barbie!

Photos of Farrah Fawcett and her Barbie doppelgaenger

Images via the Daily Mail

Readers! You strike me as the type of grown adult women (and men?) who collect dolls. Did I guess right? No?

Anyway, that’s why I’m coming to you for advice. I, too, am the sort who shells out for limited-edition dolls—it’s kind of a celeb idolatry thing, kind of a simulacrum thing, but mostly a leftover from my action-figure-collecting days—but I have to admit, I’m just not sure about this one.

You see, the new-ish Farrah Fawcett Barbie is flying off the shelves. But I kind of have to side with CNN on this—the doll is a teensy bit creepy. But why is it creepy? Is it because of the dead-on likeness (absent her two most salient features)? We’d all like to remember Farrah at her 1976 best, but do we really want her plasticized?

But most importantly, how will Farrah Barbie look next to my Cyndi Lauper Barbie? It’ll look weird, right? Ugh, that’s what I thought.

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