I hope you’re a fan of the show Mad Men (if you haven’t watched it yet, you can get DVDs from Netflix or download episodes from Amazon or iTunes).

Mad Men is my favorite TV show. It is set in a 1960s ad agency and the period details and story line are so in depth that watching the show is as satisfying and engaging as reading a novel.

The NYT announced this week that there will be Mad Men Barbie dolls!

The doll designer, Robert Best, says: “It’s all about the details so of course we faithfully reproduced Joan’s pen on a chain and though you can’t see from the photo we gave Barbie a padded long-line foundation to more faithfully capture Joan’s curves. Don Draper Ken also comes with a raincoat lined in red, his briefcase and a fedora.”

I want a Joan doll! So will every other Mad Men fan, no doubt. But the dolls will cost $75 and there will only be 10,000 of them. Alas.

A consolation prize: Each set of season 3 Mad Men DVDs will come with a postcard-size sketch by Robert Best of one of the dolls.


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