US: Toys R Us offers pre-orders for 'hot' new Cody Simpson doll

Fans can order now, before The Wish Factory's doll hits shelves in December.
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Cody Simpson is an Australian-born singer and songwriter who is growing in polarity, approaching two million Twitter followers, two million Facebook likes and over 100 million YouTube views.

Rumour broke out on the social networking sites that a doll would be launched and since then, fans have been tweeting, calling and searching for ways to get their hands on the 11.5-inch version of the singer.

Two dolls will launch in December, which are now available for pre-sale, both standing at 11.5 inches. The fashion dolls feature sculpted hair resembling Simpson's signature side-swept surfer hair-do.

One doll features a Gold Coast tee and khakis, and the other wears a denim jacket and black trousers. Both have bendable joints and each includes a pair of shoes, sunglasses, microphone, guitar pick and lanyard.

“We would like to see that everyone who wants a Cody Simpson doll will be able to get one,” said Scott Bachrach, president of The Wish Factory.

“This pre-order opportunity offers the best chance to those who order now that they will have the Cody Simpson doll when it becomes available in stores nationwide in early December.”

Simpson said: "I'm really excited for the release of my doll at Toys R Us this holiday season. When things like this start to happen for an artist, you know that your career is moving in the right direction. I'm truly thankful for all of my fans. Without them, opportunities like this do not exist."

Lisa Harnisch, vice president, general merchandising manager, Toys R Us, US, added: "Toys R Us is THE place for kids and tweens to find the latest and coolest playthings that top their holiday wish lists.

"Cody Simpson fans are already clamouring to get their hands on this doll, and we are excited to be the exclusive destination for gift-givers to find this hot new product during the holiday season."

The Cody Simpson collection from The Wish Factory will feature a wide range of fashion dolls, figures, plush koalas and accessories available exclusively at Toys R Us.

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