Just in time for your holiday wishlists, a Japanese company introduced prototypes of a "Gagadoll" yesterday in Toyko. The figures are life-size replicas of Lady Gaga, inspired by her Artpop album, that the company has dressed in fittingly flamboyant outfits, such as a dress made of Japanese newspaper and her round-frames sunglasses. Billboard reports that if someone were to listen to the doll's chest, he or she would not hear a heartbeat but messages from and music by Gaga instead. The dolls are not yet available for sale.
"They look so much like me," Gaga said to the manufacturers, according to The Japan Times. "I respect your art . . . and the detail you put into the dolls." The dolls are the creation of Orient Industry in Tokyo, a company that specializes in "synthetic 'love dolls.'"
Gaga, who wore a red plaid jumpsuit to the unveiling event, said that when her friends saw the dolls, "they were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of a sudden the dolls took over. And the dolls were the most important thing in the room. And this is a beautiful thing." She also said she was honored to have replicas made of herself.
Artpop is currently Number One on the charts in Japan, according to The Japan Times. The album also debuted at Number One in the U.S. before dropping to Number Eight. The plunge in sales hasn't stopped Gaga's ubiquity. On Thanksgiving, she appeared in the primetime special Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular. She is also planning on releasing the video for the Artpop track "Do What U Want," which features R. Kelly, as part of a "BitTorrent Bundle," a preview for which will reportedly come out tomorrow.