Lady GaGa dolls won't be in the shops any time soon after a judge found that the pop star did not have to give final approval to a toy company for their prototype models of the star. The New York Daily News reports that toy company Mga Entertainment are accusing the star of repeatedly delaying giving the OK on their dolls because she wanted the launch of them to coincide with the 2013 launch of her new perfume 'Fame' and new album; Mga wanted to start manufacturing the dolls this summer.
However, Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing has denied the company's request to force Gaga to approve their design, although he will re-consider the case in August, which is the ultimate last dates Mga can get approval if they want the dolls to appear in shops in time for the Christmas shopping season. Mga had paid Universal's merchandising group $1 million back in April to run the dolls after getting assurances that Gaga and her management loved the product.
A statement from Gaga's spokesperson read "Lady Gaga is pleased that the court refused Mga's request and the entertainer will ask the judge in August to dismiss the "ill-conceived lawsuit," which is "a dispute between Universal Music Group's merchandising company and Mga."