Elvis enthusiasts will find that they “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with Mattel’s latest ode to the King of Rock and Roll and the woman he chose to be his queen, Priscilla. Looking like a living doll at her Vegas wedding ceremony in 1967, the Barbie version of the blushing bride mirrors her beauty on that memorable day with a white satin wedding dress trimmed in faux seed pearls, a cascading veil and a tiara to top her raven tresses, while an articulated Elvis looks dashing in his “I do” duds– a
black, paisley print tuxedo.
Making their debut at Graceland during Elvis Week 2008, the first 190 fans to buy the dolls were presented with their purchase inside boxed sets with commemorative unveiling day stamps, creating an instant classic for collectors. Fans who are “All Shook Up” over the fact that they could not attend the annual tribute to Memphis’s favorite son can still order the limited edition Elvis and Priscilla Barbie doll wedding set from www.shopelvis.com, which ships the item with a “Direct from Graceland” sticker (limit two per customer), or purchase the pair at Wal-Mart beginning in October 2008. The boxed set sells for $69.99 plus tax.