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Mystery brunette with Prince William?

August 22, 2011

Blog Guy, I’m confused. I was walking past a toy shop in London and I saw a doll that looked like Prince William.

He was packaged with a female doll dressed as a bride. She looked vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t place her.

Ah, she looks like that Hollywood actress, Minnie Driver.

Jeez, Blog Guy, doesn’t it seem strange to sell Prince William and Minnie Driver dolls together, like they’re a couple.

I guess maybe he used to go out with her before his recent marriage. Wait. On closer inspection of those dolls, I’m not sure that’s Prince William at all! It may be Moose, from the Archie Comics.

By golly, I think you’re right. That’s Moose in his high school band uniform! But how does Moose know Minnie Driver?

Forget about Minnie Driver. The bride doll is obviously Veronica, another character from the Archie Comics.

Boy, Moose and Veronica getting married! Who would have seen that one coming?

Well, the toymakers in Britain, obviously….

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Top: New Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wedding dolls, made by Arklu and retailing as a pair for 100 pounds ($165) are seen during their launch at Hamley’s toy shop in London August 18, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Left: British actress Minnie Driver smiles during the news conference for the film “Barney’s Version” at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival September 12, 2010. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese

Right: Moose and Veronica, Archie Comics

Bottom left: Britain’s Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge visits the Summerfield Community Centre, in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, August 19, 2011. Prince REUTERS/Geoff Pugh/Pool

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whoever that bride doll is, her head is too big for her body!

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Like father, like son? Those rotten cheating scoundrels!

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive
 

Maybe you can rotate her earring and it will make her head smaller or something. Mattel had a Skipper doll with a rotating arm that made her grow taller, and um. Well, it made me laugh hysterically. I tried rotating my arms. It didn’t work.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

When the dolls were launched at Hamley’s toy shop was perhaps a trebuchet involved? And a shotgun? With “Pull!” being yelled before each launch?

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Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Moose and Veronica, eh? Say, maybe Mr.Lodge would prefer him as a son-in-law…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Where’s fwd?

Seems Kate got a tan now, hence the darker skin on the doll.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

Don’t they always say about Kate, “She’s such a doll”?

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