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Tomb Raider gets Barbie doll revealed

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05 Apr 2018
by Sotiri Dimpinoudis category Multi - Multiplatform
A Tomb Raider Barbie doll has been unveiled by US toy maker Mattel ahead of the release of a new film starring Alicia Vikander, which opens in March. The Lara Croft Barbie won't come with any of the firearms the character uses to kill her numerous enemies, nor her all-important bow and arrow, but she does come with her deadly ice axe. Mattel recently unveiled a brand new Barbie based off the upcoming Tomb Raider film during the Mattel Collector event at the New York Toy Fair. According to various reports, the Barbie Tomb Raider doll was designed around the actress tapped to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film, Alicia Vikander.

with the doll retailing for $29.99 (USD). At this price, collectors will be able to get their hands on the doll along with her diverse array of accessories including an axe, map, journal, doll stand, and Certificate of Authenticity.

In addition to getting her own Barbie, Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft will also find her way into a new promotional arcade game at select Dave & Busters locations. The arcade cabinet will reportedly be a gun game boasting a similar style to Rabbids Hollywood with the marquee, artwork, and pistols altered to fit Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider is an iconic game franchise launched in 1996 and rebooted in 2013, with more than 58 million games sold worldwide. It was previously adapted for the big screen with Angelina Jolie as Croft in two films, released in 2001 and 2003. The latest iteration of Tomb Raider is set for release in New Zealand cinemas on March 15. The Barbie is set to go on sale this week, but unboxing videos of it are already viewable on YouTube.

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