Monday, March 29, 2010

Hop A Ride on the J.K. Rowling Money Train!

...unless, of course, you're part of the estate of late children's writer Adrian Jacobs, in which case you're about nine months ahead of everybody else.  Everyone else, all aboard!

First stop, "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," set to open June 18th at Universal Studios Orlando.  The only thing the conceptual pictures are missing are the hordes of screaming children, irate parents, and absurdly high prices.  (In all honesty, I would probably go to this if I lived anywhere close to it.)

Next stop, Nuremberg to check out the J.K. Rowling Barbie Doll.  Apparently, Mattel is trying "to shed its 'air-head' image of their Barbie dolls" by making raging writers instead.  If you're hoping to pick one up for yourself, though, think again--they aren't actually selling the new "role model" dolls.  They're just making them.  (Does that make sense to anyone else?  No?  Good, I was afraid I was missing something.)

Finally, check out the trailer for the first movie of the last book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  I'm really curious as to what they're going to call the eighth film.  Harry Potter and the Master of Marketing, maybe?


And, yes, I do realize this isn't actually an official trailer, but what the hell?  Some teenage boy spent a lot of time putting it together, thank you very much.


Bethany said...

A Barbie doll?! Is that serious?

So, JK Rowling has a house round the corner from where I work. I've seen her about. She looks nothing like the above Barbie doll and last time I saw her she definitely didn't look like she was in the money.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

The woman's got £560 million, and she doesn't look like she's in the money? I'd go around with a body guard at least, just to make sure I was kidnapped for ransom money!

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

*WASN'T kidnapped for ransom money, obviously.

Bethany said...

My friend once served her in our supermarket and as he was passing over her change he dropped a few pennies. He was so flustered that he bent to pick them up for her but she was just like, 'Uhm...I don't really need that...'

Homero said...

As a former collector of action figures (*not* dolls) these sort of things are not out of the ordinary. Don't be suprised if there is a limited number made for the hard core collectors.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

Bethany: Ha, that's kind of funny. "Keep the change, butterfingers."

And, Homero, inquiring minds want to know: what is the difference between an action figure and a doll?

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