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Man Repaints Catching Fire Katniss Barbie So It Looks Exactly Like Jennifer Lawrence

We posted the spectacular Noel Cruz’s work before. He has a knack for turning what are terribly disappointing depictions of actors’ doll counterparts and creating what could almost be a mirror image. His latest masterpiece? Jennifer Lawerence’s Katniss Everdeen. Check out a few more shots and find out how you can own it after the jump. 

For this The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Barbie, Cruz said, “The sculpt is absolutely spot on which helped greatly in this transformation.” And to be fair, as far as actor Barbies go, I’d say this one wasn’t so bad, but it pales in comparison to his finished work.

The doll normally retails for around $24.95 but Cruz’s altered version is currently selling on ebay for $510. Also, can we talk about how he also cut down her GINORMOUS braid to be more realistic as well? Because that’s something I remarked upon, how the scale was absolutely ridiculous, when I first saw the doll.

(via noeling on deviantart)

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  • Anonymous

    The altered version also REALLY highlights how the proportions of head to neck are just WRONG.

  • rebecca

    You should check out Darren Carnell. Some of the best sixth – scale repaints and fixes I’ve ever seen. Utterly amazing.

  • Dan Griffin

    That’s kinda creepy.

  • Not So Young Democrat

    Except JLaw doesn’t have a neck that looks like would snap in a stiff breeze.

  • Todd Carney

    Noel Cruz’s work is always AWESOME!

  • EleniRPG

    Agreed. The original seems normal, probably because I’m used to the Barbie look. But the altered version just looks so much like Jennifer Lawrence, it tricks my eyes into thinking that it’s a photo or really good painting of her and then OH GOD OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO HER NECK?!!

    The super-thick hair is something I think all Barbies have so that it’s really quick and simple for little girls without much finger coordination to braid and style.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly what I was thinking! It’s kind of scary to look at. O_O

  • Ashe

    Looking more forward to the Catching Fire Barbie altered to look like exactly like Katniss.

  • Lien

    They still don’t like like the book version…

  • Mikel

    The neck is still too tall and skinny. It looks creepy.

    But the face does look amazing.

  • Ronnie Moye

    You guys should check out Darren Carnall. He does AMAZING repaints and scuplts like this (only better, imo).

  • Ronnie Moye

    Haha! I just posted about him too :)

  • rebecca

    Great minds think alike!

  • MeatyStakes

    That’s something a coat of pain can’t fix yo.

  • David Bannerman

    Yup, Definitely has that Laura Dern giraffe neck going on.

  • Mrimm

    Amazing paint job! But I’m getting some serious uncanny vally-heebie jeebies with regards to Barbie’s proportions!

  • Amit Chaturvedi

    very nice and creative.. looks same as Jennifer..

  • JustPlainSomething

    That’s exactly what I was thinking!