World famous Milwaukee drag queen Trixie Mattel makes doll debut


World-famous drag queen Trixie Mattel, who made her Milwaukee debut, chose her last name as a tribute to a doll maker. Now Mattel will have its own doll.

Trixie Mattel collaborated with Integrity Toys to create “The Trixie Doll”, she announced on social networks On Monday. She made her debut with the doll in a touching YouTube video, which garnered more than 321,700 views on Tuesday afternoon.

“Pretty much, it’s the most ‘I can’t believe this to happen’ thing that has ever happened to me,” Mattel said in the video. “I mean, I think it must be like what it would be like to have a child or something.”

“The Trixie doll” is approximately 12 inches tall and has moving parts, according to the product’s website, wclubforum.com/trixie. She has dragging makeup with hand-applied lashes and chunky blonde hair inspired by a wig.

She wears a custom printed 60s dress with a matching bow, white belt, go-go boots with a zipper in the back, sheer nude tights, pink hoops and more.

Since Mattel is also a singer-songwriter, the doll comes with a replica of Mattel’s pink acoustic guitar and all three records that she has released in recent years.

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Mattel has been “obsessed with dolls” her entire life, she said in the YouTube video. Mattel is the alter ego of Silver Cliff native Brian Firkus.

Mattel made his debut in the Milwaukee drag scene. In 2015, she was in the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. She will win the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” in 2018.

In the YouTube video, Mattel said Integrity was making toys that included LGBTQA icons, like RuPaul, “long before the rest of the world was making toys related to it.”

“I was like, honestly, this is the only toy maker I would trust to take my life’s work and put it into something that I’m going to have to live with forever,” Mattel said in the statement. video. “I couldn’t be happier with this. It’s so beautiful.”

The dolls, which are mostly made to order, can be preordered until noon ET on November 26.

They cost $ 145 each, plus shipping, taxes, and fees where applicable, the website said. A non-refundable deposit of $ 35 is required when pre-ordering. The balance is payable before shipment, which is not expected until mid-end 2022.

“As these dolls are mostly made to order, if you don’t pre-order your doll by the deadline date, you are unlikely to be able to purchase one,” the website said.

Trixie Mattel, winner of "RuPaul All Stars Drag Race" and a UW-Milwaukee graduate, performed a homecoming show in a sold-out Turner Hall ballroom on Wednesday.

“Being Trixie means more to me than anything or anyone,” Mattel said in the YouTube video. “It’s like, it’s like the crown jewel. It means more to me than everything will ever mean again. I love it.”

Mattel already owns a cosmetics line and co-owns This is It !, Wisconsin‘s oldest LGBTQ + bar and one of the nation’s oldest.

She also does web shows and a podcast with drag queen and fellow “Drag Race” Katya Zamo. The two will go on tour together in 2022.

In May, Mattel announced she’s doing a series of renovations with Discover + called Trixie Motel.

Piet Levy of Journal Sentinel contributed to this report.

Contact Hannah Kirby at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @HannahHopeKirby.


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