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Latest Bond Girl Is Barbie Doll

October 17, 2002

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) _ James Bond’s latest girl is Barbie _ Barbie doll.

Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry star in the 20th James Bond film ``Die Another Day,″ being released Nov. 22.

Mattel Inc. is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first 007 thriller with a $75 gift set featuring Barbie and friend Ken as the Bond girl and debonaire spy.

Barbie has taken on many roles, from astronaut to veterinarian, but this doll likes her martinis shaken, not stirred.

``The James Bond 007 Ken doll and Barbie doll gift set pays tribute to the many memorable James Bond films and their famous characters over the past 40 years,″ Mattel marketing vice president Jamie Cygielman said.

Ken is dressed in 007′s trademark tuxedo and carries a briefcase while Barbie is wearing a golden lace gown and red shawl with her cellular telephone strapped to her thigh.


On The Net: http://www.mattel.com, http://www.barbie.com

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