Now you can play with the "Desperate Housewives."
The five main female characters of the ABC series have been turned into 16-inch dolls by New York-based Alexander Doll Co., the company founded in the 1920s by famed doll-maker Beatrice Alexander Behrman, known as "Madame Alexander."
The bendable, poseable "Housewives" figures will be formally introduced at Toy Fair 2007 next month in New York. They will be available in stores, including FAO Schwarz, in June.
Each figure comes equipped with one outfit each -- including dress, shoes, jewelry and handbag -- that sharp-eyed fans will recognize from the show.
"Gabrielle" (Eva Longoria) wears a "bright blue sheath with black lace details," the doll company says. "Bree" (Marcia Cross) augments her flowing, white gown with "a brocade clutch, silver shoes, earrings and a bracelet."
Executive/housewife Lynette (Felicity Huffman) wears a business-like "black-on-black pinstripe suit with coral shirt."
The other dolls are "Susan" (Teri Hatcher) and "Edie" (Nicollette Sheridan).
The dolls are being marketed primarily to collectors who can afford to shell out $129.95 per doll (the suggested retail price).
Madame Alexander, who died in 1990 at age 95, was a pioneer in creating collectible dolls based on famous figures from movies and real life.
Among the figures that made her company famous -- and that have become highly sought-after collectibles -- were a 1936 Scarlett O'Hara doll inspired by the novel of "Gone With the Wind" three years before the movie was produced.