Two ‘One Of A Kind Barbie’ dolls representing Silvia Neid (front), head coach of the German national women’s football team, and German striker Birgit Prinz are seen at the Mattel stand during the International Toy Fair Nuernberg on February 3, 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany.
It is not the World Cup, no European Championship trophy, and no award for world coach and World Footballer of the Year – but Silvia Neid and Birgit Prinz was now an extraordinary honour to be part of. The Germany coach and the German national team received a record on Thursday at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg, a so-called one-of-a-kind Barbie.
This is to toy dolls that are made in the image of celebrity. “That made me very happy. I’m glad to be among the chosen ones,” Silvia Neid said, referring to their predecessors. Mattel records these unique pieces from the last few years of public figures. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel have only had received such a unique piece. U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey was the world’s first to Barbie was such a gift. Will be followed by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, tennis player Kim Clijsters or the author JK Rowling.
Three months working on a doll designer
Silvia Neid unveiled at the Toy Fair, the iconic of her doll, while Birgit Prinz had to cancel the appointment due to illness. For the record national team took Doris Fitschen, Manager of the German women’s national team, participated in the ceremony.
“The similarity is clearly visible, but I worry that my Barbie-lookalike is a bit more agile than I,” said Neid, tries under their auspices, the German team in the summer to defend the world title on home soil.
The dolls were made in scale 1:6. Silvia Neid-Barbie is wearing a dress, the trainer at the international match against Australia on 28 October 2010 was in Wolfsburg: black pants suit, a beige sweater, black scarf and black boots. Three months work, the designer Tamy Abang on the mannequin, whose value in the five-figure range.Birgit Prinz-Barbie comes in workout clothes of German women’s national team. Middle of May brings a special football Mattel Barbie on the market, which is then also bear the new German jersey.
“Perfect ambassadors of their sport”
Dr. Stephen Wegener, public relations manager for Mattel, explains Silvia Neid and Birgit Prinz in World Cup year were given the one-of-a-kind Barbie’s: “Both have their benefits reputation globally. They are regarded as perfect ambassadors for their sport. With their passion, they are considered a model for many girls and women. Their enthusiasm is infectious. “
The Barbie doll is one of the world’s largest toy classics. They are available for more than 50 years. On 9 March 1959 was the first Barbie presented at the American Toy Fair in New York. The doll was named after the daughter of the founder of Mattel, and Mrs. Ruth and Elliott Handler: Her name is Barbara. According to market research has Barbie in Germany, recognition of 100 percent.
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