It used to be that getting your likeness immortalized in the form of a Barbie was like getting your star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nowadays, plastic reincarnations are being doled out helter-skelter.
Take, for example, the Twilight Barbie collection and the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire collection. They look eerily similar. This should, by no means, come as a surprise: Barbie's entire aesthetic — the fine-boned nose, the cupid lip, the cheekbones — is iconic, and deviating too far away could have negative reactions from the customer base. However, a little creativity (and less favoritism) goes a long way when faced with reimagining a franchise in doll form. Do collectors want a Barbie dressed as Katniss, or a Katniss Barbie?