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Edited by on March 26 2012 at 7:37 AM

If it seems everyone and their mother has been caught up in The Hunger Games fever…they have been. It’s literally all that anyone in the FashionIndie office talks about, to my personal chagrin since I’m one of the three people on the planet who hasn’t read the books or seen the film. Said film, by the bye, grossed an astronomical $155 million stateside in its opening weekend, the third best opening weekend of all time. No big deal. And now that it is an official cultural touchstone, Mattel is hopping on its murderous bandwagon, offering a Barbie of protagonist/noted bad bitch Katniss Everdeen, portrayed in the film by future multiple Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence.

Barbie Gets in on The Hunger Games Action

The Barbie will be ”created specifically for the adult collector” — I hope that means it’ll be anatomically-correct, *hint-hint* —  and will be available on BarbieCollector.com, as well as through other retailers.

This isn’t the first time that a blockbuster franchise I’ve refused to acknowledge has been dolled up. In February, Mattel released Twilight-themed dolls inspired by the wedding of Bella and Edward, selling for $30. Once Katniss Barbie comes out, however, those dolls, much like their real-life counterparts, will be rendered obsolete. [THR]

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Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at fashionindie.com