The Australian toy sector is abuzz with rumours that a Schapelle Corby doll will be available in shops within the month.
Although an official announcement is yet to be made, both Big W and Target have forecast higher than expected profits on the back of a yet-to-be-announced product range coming out of Indonesia.
“It’s either batik or a Schapelle Corby doll,” said business analyst Simon Shmervin. “And my gut feeling – and the feeling of the markets – is it’s a doll.”
The Corby family has refused to comment, other than to say that Schapelle has no idea what’s in the boxes.
Retail outlets have already reported queues of people waiting to buy the doll.
“This will be bigger than the iPhone 6,” said Bruce, who has set up camp outside a Big W in Townsville.
Even those who are prepared to wait for their Schapelle Corby doll are excited.
The reaction of this mummy blogger is typical.
“Barbie dolls are too thin and Disney princesses are too perfect. Schapelle Corby is already the people’s princess. Making her into a doll is the next logical step.”
“The symbolism is perfect. It’s time the media stopped playing with Schapelle. Our kids should be playing with her instead!”
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