What can be better than a pop star that fits into your pocket? Check out 20 musicians that have been immortalized as plastic dolls over the years. Even better than the real thing? Not quite. . . But they're sure fun to play with.
Justin Bieber (2011) Buy It: Justinbiebertoys.com Biebs has been immortalized in plastic before, but the new line of singing Justin Bieber dolls -- inspired by Justin's worldwide concert tour -- features his new haircut (swoon!) and will serenade you with renditions of "U Smile", "Never Say Never" and "Never Let You Go." No Bieber collection will be complete without them. Win One!
Jackie Evancho (2011) Buy It: Toysru...
Jackie Evancho (2011) Buy It: Toysrus.com What? You thought 10-year-old Jackie Evancho was already a singing doll? Well, this one - which sings "When You Wish Upon A Star" -is a pint-sized powerhouse you can actually keep for yourself. Win A Jackie Evancho Doll
Cody Simpson (2011) Buy It: Toysrus.c...
Cody Simpson (2011) Buy It: Toysrus.com The Australian teen star has two versions of himself on sale this holiday season: a "clean" look (for those who want to keep their Cody innocent), and a club-ready "edgy" look, complete with jean jacket. Win A Cody Simpson Doll
Beyonce (2005) Buy It: Amazon.com In ...
Beyonce (2005) Buy It: Amazon.com In August 2005, Barbie launched its Destiny's Child series, and gave typical frontwoman treatment to Beyonce, who was the only member of the trio available on her own. Although Beyonce originally retailed for $21.99, collectors have driven up the price of the since-retired doll, so get ready to spend those bills, bills, bills.
Gwen Stefani (2006) Buy It: Amazon.co...
Gwen Stefani (2006) Buy It: Amazon.com This set of limited edition dolls featured Stefani in lots of looks. The dolls aren't currently out of production and only available through Amazon and other resellers. They're not too difficult to track down, but their prices have certainly gone up.
Britney Spears (1999) Buy It: Amazon....
Britney Spears (1999) Buy It: Amazon.com In 1999, a toy company named Play Along spent millions to license and create dolls in Britney's likeness, using the products to launch their company. Today, the dolls are pretty hard to find and fairly pricey. So if you snagged one, keep her safe!
Madonna (2008) Italian toy company A...
Madonna (2008) Italian toy company Artist Creations made a run of these Madonna dolls to celebrate the release of her 2008 album "Hard Candy." The dolls are currently unavailable anywhere online and information, including any type of pricing, is scare. However, it does appear you might be able to commission your own Madonna doll via email, if you trust blindly sending your money to foreign countries.
Taylor Swift (2010) Buy It: Amazon.co...
Taylor Swift (2010) Buy It: Amazon.com Released in 2010, Taylor's doll wears a similar outfit the singer wore the "Teardrops" video and actually sings 30 seconds of the '06 acoustic ballad. The series also includes unique dolls for several other T-Swift songs, such as "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me."
Cher (2007) Buy It: Amazon.com Anothe...
Cher (2007) Buy It: Amazon.com Another limited run by Mattel, these three Bob Mackie-designed dolls capture Cher during different eras in her career. If you want these collector's items, get ready to break your piggy bank: they're rare and current prices range from about $50 dollars to over $1000.
Michael Jackson (2010) Buy It: Amazon...
Michael Jackson (2010) Buy It: Amazon.com This 10" MJ figure manages to capture a strong likeness of the King of Pop, decked out in a miniature, fabric version of the outfit he wore in the "Thriller" video. MJ comes in fancy, diorama-style packaging. . . though we doubt you'll be able to resist taking him out for a moonwalk.
Katy Perry (2008) Boutique toymaker I...
Katy Perry (2008) Boutique toymaker Integrity Toys produced a limited edition of these dolls in 2008. Unfortunately, they're currently unavailable, with no retailers or resellers (Amazon and eBay included!) offering the doll. After Katy's massive run on the charts, we don't expect collectors to part with their Perrys anytime soon.
Shakira (2002) Buy It: Amazon.com Mat...
Shakira (2002) Buy It: Amazon.com Mattel dropped a pair of Shakira dolls in the early 2000s, proving that even plastic hips don't lie. Perhaps they're working on a full-fledged action figure capable of pulling off the dance moves from the "She Wolf" video? We can only hope.
Debbie Harry (2010) Buy It: Entertain...
Debbie Harry (2010) Buy It: EntertainmentEarth.com Barbie goes new wave with the most badass edition of their "Ladies of the 80s" series. If you're a Blondie fan, Debbie is a doll you've got to have, one way or another.
Kylie Minogue (2003) Buy It: eBay.com...
Kylie Minogue (2003) Buy It: eBay.com In 2003, Jakk's Pacific released a pair of Kylie dolls, each bearing a different outfit the Australian diva donned for 2003's World Music Awards. Although it was never released in the US, the doll can still be found online for around $25.
The Beatles Russian Nesting Dolls Buy...
The Beatles Russian Nesting Dolls Buy It: Amazon.com | RussianLegacy.com Available in "Regular" and "Sgt. Pepper" versions, these genuine Russian nesting dolls are actually shipped from Russia. Be sure to order them early if you want them in time for the holidays.
Barbara Streisand (2009) Buy It: Amaz...
Barbara Streisand (2009) Buy It: Amazon.com Mattel captured the legendary entertainer in an iconic outfit she designed herself and wore at the Hollywood's Coconut Grove in 1963. Streisand's doll came out in Barbie's Pink Label Collection.
MC Hammer (1991) Buy It: eBay.com How...
MC Hammer (1991) Buy It: eBay.com How vintage is this MC Hammer "action figure"? Well, it's old enough to come with its very own cassette tape, which features two songs and a "message" from Hammer himself. The toy can still be found online, with a second outfit (an aquamarine blazer/pants combo) sold separately.ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ
Cyndi Lauper (2010) Buy It: Amazon.co...
Cyndi Lauper (2010) Buy It: Amazon.com Released as part of Barbie's "Ladies of the 80s" collection, Mattel did a commendable job of capturing Cyndi Lauper's likeness. Ken finally has someone to slow dance to "Time After Time" with.
Elvis and Priscilla (2008) Buy It: Am...
Elvis and Priscilla (2008) Buy It: Amazon.com | Walmart.com Forever reliving their wedding day, this pair of dolls was originally produced for Wal-Mart stores by Mattel. The set has been discontinued, but they're still found fairly easily on Amazon and other resellers.
Diana Ross by Bob Mackie Doll (2003) ...
Diana Ross by Bob Mackie Doll (2003) Buy It: Amazon.com Fashion designer Bob Mackie created the minituare gown for this Diana Ross doll. It was released by Mattel in 2003 for a limited run, so while it's still available through Amazon and other resellers, prices now reach $95 or more.