Lady Gaga, who showed up in Tokyo to help unveil a life-sized replica of herself, might just be the hottest item going this holiday season, except for one detail. The Gagadolls representing the pop singer are not yet on the market, but they soon will be, reports People magazine on Monday, Dec. 2. Sales – when the doll becomes available – will benefit victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Lady Gaga, 27, showed up in person at the unveiling ceremony for the prototype figure. She wore a red plaid jumpsuit with matching shoes and coils surrounding her body, while the silicon Gagadoll sported a long dress made mainly of magazine pages. Dark shades covered a part of the face. The star’s music and recorded messages are set to pop out of the dolls’ chests. The act of popping is inspired by Lady Gaga’s new album, “Artpop.” The line of dolls, itself, is of Japanese design and production, created to complement the pop singer’s record label.
Lady Gaga said she was “honored” to be replicated by a giant doll. And even though the timing of actual sales is not likely to hit current Christmas sales, the dolls are scheduled to be on sale at some time in the future. Price is not specified.