It seems that there will be two releases by Mattel this year of the Lucille Ball "I Love Lucy" Doll! One is the single Lucy Doll to be released this summer and the other newly announced surprise is a special two doll set will be released as well. As heard in the rumor mill, there is some speculation that it could be Lucy and Ethel from the "Friendship" episode. It could also be another Lucy and Ricky doll in one of there many scenes from "I Love Lucy", or it could even be Lucy and another celebrity character from "I Love Lucy" like Harpo Marx! We don't know at this point and I wouldn't want to speculate as there are so many themes that they could choose from. This set is also expected to be ready something this summer.
Mattel will keep the identity of this doll top secret until they officially unveil the design at the American International Toy Fair in New York City next month! As soon as I hear what it is, it will be posted here!
This would be the 12th and 13th edition of the "I Love Lucy" dolls by Mattel. The complete lineup since they started in 1997 are:
1997: Vitameatavegamin Lucy ("Lucy Does A TV Commercial")
1998: The Candy Factory Lucy ("Job Switching")
1999: Grape Stomping Lucy ("Lucy's Italian Movie")
2000: Lucy & Ricky Boxed Set ("Lucy Is Enceinte")
2001: Carmen Miranda Lucy ("Be A Pal")
2002: Lucy's Paris Gown ("Paris At Last")
2003: Putty Nose Lucy ("L.A. At Last")
2004: Lucy's Polka Dot Dress ("Sales Resistance")
2005: Gypsy Queen Lucy ("The Operetta")
2006: Showgirl Lucy ("Lucy Gets In Pictures")
2006: Special Edition Santa Lucy ("'I Love Lucy' Christmas Special")
2007: I Love Lucy Doll (announcement in February 2007)
2007: Special Edition Boxed Set (announcement in February 2007)
You can view each of these previously released dolls on the Barbie Collector site!