The independent and potentially lethal female protagonist of the wildly successful Hunger Games franchise is joining the Barbie toy line, with Mattel set to release its Barbie Collector Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Doll in September.
This is far from the first odd move the toy line has had in its half-century history, and we’re here to test your knowledge of it.
1. Barbie has been a source of international controversy. Deemed a "symbol of decadence" and "perverted," the doll was outlawed in which Middle Eastern country in 2003?
D. Saudi Arabia
2. An anonymous bidder bought the most expensive Barbie to date in 2010. Custom-designed for a benefit auction complete with a real diamond necklace, the doll went for how much?
3. The 53-year-old doll has owned more than 43 pets, including 21 dogs and 12 horses. Which of the following animals has Barbie not owned?
A. A goldfish
B. A chimpanzee
C. A zebra
D. A cat
4. The Hunger Games Katniss Barbie will be dressed like Jennifer Lawrence’s character in the March box office hit, down to her iconic weaponry. Which weapon is that?
A. A sword
B. A machine gun
C. A tomahawk
D. A bow and arrows
5. In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie caught heat from women’s rights advocates for one of its programmed phrases. What was it?
A. "Home Ec is my best class all day."
B. "Math class is tough!"
C. "Could chemistry get any harder?"
D. "Guys just rule in civics pop quizzes."