Breakout Apple TV+ comedy hit Ted Lasso may no longer be in production, but it’s never really gone. That’s not only because it’s streaming, it’s because officially related products like the new Barbie Signature dolls keep coming out.
That’s right, Mattel Creations released three new dolls Tuesday based on characters from the show — Ted Lasso, Rebecca Welton and Keely Jones. Step right up, they’re $50 apiece.
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Mattel Creations unveils 3 Ted Lasso characters as Barbie dolls
After Ted Lasso-branded shortbread biscuits (cookies) and Airbnb lodging at the show’s local pub became available, among other profit-seeking items, is it much of a surprise that Barbie dolls would follow? Not really. And Mattel seems savvy, limiting sales to two per order a la Beanie Baby marketing genius of implied shortage.
Here’s Mattel’s description of the 12-inch doll commemorating Coach Lasso (Jason Sudheikis on the show):
Barbie celebrates the hit streaming series Ted Lasso with a collectible doll of everyone’s favorite coach. Our Ted doll is wearing a sporty blue tracksuit with sneakers. He also has removable aviator shades, a whistle, and trusty soccer ball. Commemorative packaging features the AFC Richmond locker room complete with “BELIEVE” sign and Nate’s homemade suggestion box. This tribute would make a Fabu-lasso gift for any fan of the series.
And check out the details on AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham):
Barbie celebrates the hit television series Ted Lasso with a collectible doll of tall and fierce AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton. Our Rebecca doll is dressed for her morning “Biscuits With the Boss” in a chic champagne blouse with black tailored pants and classic black pumps. Statement golden earrings and a handbag complete her sophisticated look.
And of course Welton’s protege, ex-girlfriend of two AFC Richmond players and marketing whiz Keeley Jones (Juno Temple) struts her stuff:
Barbie celebrates the hit television series Ted Lasso with a collectible doll of model turned PR pro Keeley Jones. Our Keeley doll is dressed for a night on the town or a chic day in the office wearing a satiny pink midi dress, chic golden heels and black faux fur cape. Her fabulous style is complete with her trademark high ponytail, signature golden hoops and darling pink clutch.
The attention to detail impresses, as do the dolls’ photo shoots. They have their own little stadium environment (sold separately? Probably not.) At any rate, if you buy one or more, don’t open the box — your descendants may hit it big with these at auction someday.
You can pay $50 each for Ted Lasso, Rebecca Welton and Keely Jones dolls at Mattel Creations or at Amazon (where prices appear to be rising, at least for the Ted doll). Though we couldn’t find Keeley on Amazon.