The video vixen and Kardashian paramor will be selling $75 dolls of herself
For Blac Chyna, imitation is the name of the game.
Not content with merely trying to trademark a Kardashian last name, the model and social media star is now attempting a Barbie makeover. Chyna, the mother of Kim Kardashian’s niece Dream, posted a brief clip on Instagram yesterday that showed herself being scanned by a lens-wielding operator, with the caption “working on something for my Chyna Dolls.” TMZ later reported that she was working with My3DNA, a company that produces photorealistic mini-me statues, to make Chyna dolls.
According to the gossip site, Chyna has been working on the namesake figurines since last August. They’re slated to go on sale in early summer and will retail for $75 each. Walter Mosley, the entertainment lawyer and self-described “Blac Chyna protector,” didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Going into the doll business could be a savvy move for Chyna who has had a long and tempestuous relationship with Rob Kardashian, Kim’s younger brother. Toymaker Mattel said in January that worldwide gross sales of Barbie rose by 7% in 2016. According to analysts, customers returned to Barbie, which had previously seen three straight years of sales declines, because of a renewed focus on dolls of different ethnicities and body types. The curvy 28-year-old, who is of African-American descent, would seem to fit the bill.
The dolls might help pay the bills, too: Chyna’s reality TV show “Rob & Chyna” was reportedly recently canceled by E!
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