Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Barbie Dolls by Mattel
As a longtime fan of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill I feel the need to vent my disappointment regarding the new barbie dolls created for them. They were designed in honor of Tim and Faith's 15th wedding anniversary.
Mattel, I demand a redo! And then another redo! The concept was a good one but the finished product was not. It seems like it was rushed or possibly since this is country music, the creator thought the fans would be too drunk to notice the major design flaws.
Well...I beg to differ. Heck, even the Spice Girl dolls from back in the 90's looked more realistic!
These dolls that are going to retail for $69.99 have ZERO resemblence to Faith or Tim. According to various websites Tim and Faith supplied the details for the clothing. Did they by any chance supply you with a photo of their likeness? Has the designer of the dolls ever seen a photo of The McGraw's? I'm thinking that answer might be a NO. I find it hard to believe that the prototype took two months to complete. Very hard to believe.
Faith's barbie is just a barbie. You can't take a doll that retails for $4.99 slap a gown on it that Faith designed and name it Faith Hill! That's just unacceptable! Faith isn't skinny as a stick! The only time Faith had chipmunk cheeks is when she was pregnant...is she pregnant now? I don't think so. Even Madame Tussauds could have created more life-like wax figures of these two beautiful people. I could have created more real looking dolls without a photo just from memory!
Tim's doll?!?! Oh my. When did Tim get reddish hair? You CAN NOT slap a cowboy hat on a doll and call him Tim McGraw! No! No! No! Oh my. Even the Ken doll is more buff then the Tim barbie. What about the sunglowed tan that Tim frequently sports? This doll looks like it's never even heard of sunning or a tanning bed. Heads up for you....Tim is 44 years old NOT a youngen like the hideous doll. I ask you again, did the creator have a photo to work from? I didn't think so!
As a fan I truly hope that Tim and Faith reconsider placing these dolls on the market. I think of their three little girls Gracie, Maggie and Audrey playing with these dolls. Showing them off to their friends saying, "Look at my mommy and daddy" and their friends saying "That's not your mommy and daddy!" Can you imagine the awkwardness and weird glances these children will have to deal with...why is that? Because these dolls LOOK NOTHING like their MOMMY AND DADDY! Those children could be scarred for life!
Mattel I will give you a C+ for effort but your final grade is an F for FAIL because this is one McGraw/Hill fan who will not be purchasing these dolls unless they are completely revamped and started from scratch. The clothes are acceptable due to the special occasion even though I prefer them in jeans. This gorgeous couple deserves much better then just throwing a dress and cowboy hat on some random barbie dolls. I suggest that Tim and Faith demand a REDO!
On a lighter note I'm thrilled for Tim and Faith and their upcoming wedding anniversary! I wish them many more years of wedded bliss. Cheers to the McGraws! Boooo to Mattel!
P.S. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood poking fun at the dolls at the CMA's on 11/9/11 was a smash hit! Don't say I didn't warn you Mattel about the freakishly looking dolls you created. How's that prototype going? :)