In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Fox’s The X-Files, Mattel is offering up the perfect companions for your vintage Bowen Flukeman statue: Mulder and Scully Barbies! The dolls are available for pre-order at $39.99 each, and they’re expected to launch in late November.
Mattel published a blog post (which you can read by clicking this link), detailing the work that went into the project. According to the post, “to faithfully reproduce the signature looks of FBI special agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, the Barbie Signature team got to study actual costumes used in the hit sci-fi series. Principal Designer Bill Greening and Softgoods Design Manager Carolina Cadena worked together to create the doll-sized versions of their dark suits.”
The blog also acknowledges that this isn’t the first time The X-Files and Barbie have crossed paths. In 1998, Mattel released a product called The X-Files Giftset. The big difference between each release is that the original set featured Barbie and Ken playing the roles of Sully and Mulder. The new dolls will instead capture the likenesses of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny using a, “variety of reference photos to develop digital models for the face sculpts.”
The dolls are not being described as a “limited edition” at this time, but hardcore fans will surely be in a hurry to secure a pre-order. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of all things The X-Files as they break!