A new Mattel series, entitled "Lucille Ball (First Ever)" will debut in November 2008. This new series will begin with Lucille Ball wearing a black evening dress. This series is not to be confused with the "I Love Lucy" Barbie Doll Series. This is a new series of Lucille ball dolls.
The doll will retail for $89.99 but probably can be found for less depending on the retailer and whether it is found online or elsewhere.
I hope this doesn't spell the end of the "I Love Lucy" Barbie Series as there are so many episodes left that would make great collectables. If it's not, then I'm going to have to start keeping track of two series and find more shelf space!