Mattel has released a photo of the highly anticipated newest doll, Tris! The Tris Barbie doll is available for pre-order now and will be released just before the movie Divergent Series: Insurgent is released. This new doll wears black pants and boots with a sleeveless jacket with a high collar, gathered waist, and silver zipper. She is on the slim side and the photo that was released accentuates how thin it is, but in this case, the body style represents the world in which Tris lives in.
DIVERGENT – Who’s Tris?
If you don’t know who Tris, you must not have tweens, teens, or young adults in the family because she’s huge with them. The movie and Barbie are based on a series of wildly-popular books by Veronica Roth. The trilogy of books began in 2011 with DIVERGENT which tells the story of 16-year old, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, in a post-apocalyptic Chicago.
It was my adult son that introduced me to the series to and I blew through the audiobook versions in one weekend. What’s fabulous about the series is that a 27-year old male and a 53-year old woman can both love the story. But what’s so compelling about the series? The characters are complex and likable. Plus there are so many great themes within the story – about coming of age, romance, challenging authority, and so much more. What makes this post-apocalyptic series different is that society has been divided into personality types – it lends itself to one wondering just how she would fair in such a world. The compelling storyline is just one of the reasons that the books and now films are so fascinating.
DIVERGENT the Film
The first film based on Roth’s first work, DIVERGENT, was released on March 21, 2014. While critics were mixed on their reviews, those that love the Hunger Games (check out the Hunger Game Barbie Dolls) and The Maze Runner-type films flocked to the theaters and it did phenomenally well at the box office.
Divergent Series: Insurgent
The newest film, Divergent Series: Insurgent, the film that inspired the new Insurgent Tris Barbie® doll, will be released into theaters nationwide on March 20, 2015. This movie was filmed in Atlanta in May of 2014 and includes some star power! Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer joined the cast that includes Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
The last film, based on the third book in the Divergent trilogy, will be released in two parts – Allegiant Part 1 will be released on March 18, 2016 and we’ll have to wait a full year to see Allegiant Part 2 which releases on March 24, 2017.
All of the Divergent films are released by Summit entertainment
Divergent and Tris Barbie Doll Releases
The Insurgent Tris Barbie isn’t the first doll from the series in the Mattel Barbie collection. Previous versions were released.
Find out more about the Divergent Film Series at the official website.
Are you a Barbie collector or reformed like me? I’ll admit, the Tris Barbie Doll From The DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT is very tempting!
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