Destiny's Child's split announcement has left bosses at toy manufacturer MATTEL far from thrilled - because they're set to unveil a new range of Barbie dolls modelled on the trio.

Survivor hitmakers Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams announced earlier this month (JUN05) they'll no longer be a trio when their current world tour comes to an end in September (05).

And bosses at Mattel were stunned by the news, as they were putting the finishing touches to Destiny's Child Barbies at the time of the revelation.

Despite the breakup, the $20 (GBP11) dolls will still go on sale, as scheduled, later this summer (05).

23/06/2005 09:41