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Where to buy the Laverne Cox Barbie doll as Mattel honors the actress

Before her birthday celebrations, Mattel honored Actress and activist Laverne Cox with a Barbie doll in her picture.

Cox is celebrating her 50th birthday this weekend and to mark the occasion, Mattel has captured the star’s likeness in doll form.

Following the doll’s reveal on Today, we’re taking a look at where Laverne Cox fans can buy the collectible Barbie doll.

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Laverne Cox is getting her very own Barbie doll

Laverne Cox is the latest character to have her likeness transformed into a Barbie as part of the Tribute Collection. The actress and activist’s doll arrives days before her 50th birthday (May 29).

Cox’ Barbie offers a variety of looks in one, as the doll wears a red tulle dress and corset-style bodice over a metallic silver bodysuit.

Speaking of different looks for fans to style the doll with todayCox explained, “This bustier comes off, and then the dress comes underneath so you can mix and match the style.”

The actress is one of a growing list of dolls in the Tribute Collection. The line also honored the Hollywood legend Lucille Ballrenowned fashion designer Vera Wang and more recently, the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

Fans have been hoping for a Laverne Cox Barbie release for a while

in the 2018 Mattel has released a line of dolls honoring notable figures, including Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart, as part of its Inspiring Women line.

After the release, a fan-made petition was posted Change.org was created, which prompted the addition of actress Laverne Cox as the “first trans woman Barbie doll” in the range.

Creator Jason Preston even tweeted the petition, which caught Cox’s attention at the time as she gushed that she “would love to be a Barbie doll”:

Although there were only a little over 1,600 signatures in the end, the petition came to life four years later when Laverne Cox finally got her very own Barbie doll.

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Where to buy Laverne Cox’s new Barbie?

The Laverne Cox Barbie is available online starting today, Wednesday, May 25 and retails for $40. Fans will find the doll Amazon, Mattel Creations, goal and Walmart.

Previous editions of the Tribute Collection sold out pretty quickly. According to the hollywood reporter, The Lucille Ball doll sold out not long after its release.

That Independently reports that Queen Elizabeth’s limited edition doll also sold out in quick succession as the Barbie reportedly sold out in three seconds at UK retailer John Lewis.

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Zack Zwiezen

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