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Pop doll news: One Direction and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

By | Published on Wednesday 9 May 2012

One Direction

Good news, world. We here in the UK have already been able to enjoy the official One Direction dolls, but thanks to a deal between management and Hasbro now the rest of the planet will be able to buy plastic representations of your favourite hyperactive pop scamps. And now the deals in place, who knows what other One Direction themed dolls and games may be forthcoming? Maybe some sort of board game based around the group’s futile bid to hide from the scary Wanted?

Anyway, here’s Hasbro’s John Frascotti confirming the worldwide (excluding UK and Ireland) deal: “In the short time since the group’s debut, One Direction has captured the hearts of many young fans across the world. The band is poised for continued and increasing global success. We are excited about the opportunity to provide One Direction’s very enthusiastic international fan base with a diverse product line that captures the essence of the band members”.

If you’re a plastic doll fan but aren’t into boy bands, don’t worry, there’s something for you too. According to Pitchfork, a Japanese company has released a limited edition vinyl figurine of reggae icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry created by multi-instrumentalist and occasional artist Archer Prewitt from The Sea And Cake. Well, why not?