The pop star unveiled life-size dolls in her
likeness, dressed in her flamboyant costumes, at a Tokyo event
Sunday. A person leaning against the silicon doll's chest can
hear Lady Gaga music and messages.
Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. 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 said.
Japanese industrial and design companies teamed with her record
label to create the Gagadoll, inspired by her new "Artpop"
album. They're prototypes not yet available for sale.
At the news conference, the 27-year-old singer made her grand
entrance wearing a red plaid jumpsuit and wrapped in coils of
the same fabric.
Gaga is participating in a charity auction to benefit the 2011
earthquake and tsunami victims. She's hoping that one of the two
Gaga-styled Hello Kitty dolls will raise a lot of money for the
"Artpop" hasn't matched the critical acclaim or sales of her
blockbuster "Born This Way" album.
Gaga said she looked forward to returning to Japan with the "Artpop"
tour. The concert schedule hasn't been released.
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