Recently, I was swooning over the new Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie, or more specifically, her enviable Hervé Léger bandage dress, but move over fashion Barbie because there’s a way more styling doll in town… Introducing the RCMP Barbie, the redheaded babe who can not only lay claim to Ken, but also rock a super suave Mountie outfit.
Released as part of the World Barbie Collection, the RCMP Barbie hails from the land of the maple leaf, maple syrup and the maple donut: Canada. She comes dressed in the uniform currently worn by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which includes a scarlet tunic accented with the cross strap and belt, navy and yellow breeches and tall Strathcona boots. Her Stetson can be removed to reveal her bright red hair, while she also comes in a keepsake travel trunk packaging and includes a “pink passport” to travel across Canada, and the world, in style!
But alas, there’s only one problem with getting your hands (child-sized or otherwise) on this new doll as, after going on sale for $30 on the Mountie Shop, she sold out within 48 hours! The online store had originally stocked just 300 of the “Canadian Girls,” but has since been left high and dry while they wait for a new shipment to come in. In the meantime Mattel Inc. has allegedly manufactured around 1,200 in the first production run, so while there may be more to come (at the Mountie Store, as well as Target and Loblaws), we living dolls will have move fast.