Patricia Day, lead singer and bassist of the Horrorpops has filed a lawsuit against toymaker Mattel, claiming that her likeness was appropriated for their line of "Hard Rock Barbie" dolls, released last spring. The doll in question has "Long black hair, retro tattoos, red fingernails, fishnets and a decorated bass fiddle (to) give this doll true rockabilly style." The lawsuit was filed last week in Indiana District Court. Day claims that Mattel obtained licenes for other dolls in the set from the likes of Blondie's Deborah Harry, Joan Jett and Cyndi Lauper, but not her. Day's filing is seeking injunctive relief and unspecified punitive damages. You can check out the doll at the Hard Rock website.
The HorrorPops are expected to have a new album out this year.