The New York Daily News reports that toymaker MGA Entertainment, who is making a Lady Gaga doll, is claiming that the singer and her people made a very last-minute request to remove the doll’s voice chip, which could mean that it won’t make it to stores by the holidays. The company is apparently claiming that Gaga did it on purpose, and says that she intended to delay the release of the doll so that it coincides with the releases her new album and perfume in 2013. However, we already know that her perfume, Fame, is going to be out next month, so that connection is unclear.
MGA also claims that it has already given Gaga’s licensing company, Bravado International, a $1 million advance for the rights to make the doll, which is the largest its ever given. The toymaker is suing Gaga and Bravado in the Manhattan Supreme Court and, in addition to the $10 million in damages, is asking for the right to distribute the doll as is.
On a happier note, here are the details on the doll itself. It will be a “more supermodel-like” version of the singer; MGA said it was instructed in emails to “think a prettier version of Gaga. Thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips.” The doll already has a silver Grammy outfit and a green crystal dress, and may also come with a “Born This Way” zombie outfit. So excited for this mini version of Mama Monster!