Barbie of 'Selma' Director Sells Out Hours After Hitting the Market - NBC Chicago

Barbie of 'Selma' Director Sells Out Hours After Hitting the Market



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    File image of movie director Ava DuVernay at the photo call for the film Selma at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

    When Mattel Toys first made a limited-edition barbie in the likeness of "Selma" Director Ava DuVernay back in April, fans thought that would be the last of it. After DuVernay's Twitter followers pushed for a release of more of the dolls, however, the company obliged.

    The doll went on sale Monday at 1 pm EST time. Within the hour, Barbie tweeted that their limited edition doll had already sold out, and directed fans to purchase it on Amazon. However, it didn't take long for Amazon to quickly sell out, leaving fans wondering how to get their hands on it. By Monday evening, the doll, which retailed at $65 dollars, was going for up to $350 on eBay, NBC News reported.

    Amazon's website now says, "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

    The doll was originally created as part of a "Sheroes" line that featured five inspirational women, including actress Kristin Chenoweth and country singer Trisha Yearwood, and was auctioned off to charity.