American director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay has achieved a lot of success and serves as a natural role model for many. Now the Selma director can add a Barbie doll to her list.
Sunday night, DuVernay and Mattel, the brand that makes Barbie, took to Twitter to announce that the doll would be available the next morning. Almost as soon as it was realeased many people hopped online to make their purchases and the Ava DuVernay Barbie Doll was sold out on the site TheBarbieCollection.com for $65 a piece.
The doll comes complete with beautiful twists to mimic DuVernay dread locks and a directors chair.
Mattel also released some of the dolls on Amazon but those sold quickly as well.
The original DuVernay Barbie was created earlier this year in the filmmaker’s likeness as a part of Mattel’s Shero project. The nearly foot-high doll lookalikes were used to honor six inspirational women in the entertainment industry. All six dolls were auctioned off to charity at the time.
It was only now that the company decided to release the doll again in a mass shipment for the public to buy right in time for Christmas.
After the rapid sell out, many took to twitter to tweet there woes and create hilarious memes expressing their sadness in not being able to purchase a doll.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 7, 2015
— Kimberly Renee (@reelsistas) December 7, 2015
— DELISA RICHARDSON (@P_FIT111) December 7, 2015
Hopefully Mattel with get the message that we want more Ava DuVernay Barbie dolls released!
Did you happen to be one of the lucky ones to snag one?