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2019 Doll Design Showdown Winner: Pre-Order Starts Soon!

By Allen Voivod

We have a winner in the first-ever Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown. Fans all over the world voted for her, but only Platinum and Gold Status members can pre-order her – and only for a limited time! Read on for all the important details. (Not a member? Join now!)

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Barbie® Flight of Fashion™ is a Platinum Label® Doll that will retail for $120 in the online shop. The pre-order period lasts four weeks, from 8/17 to 9/14. During that time, we must receive pre-orders for at least 1,500 dolls for it to go into production. (If this minimum pre-order threshold is not met, the doll will not go into production, and all pre-orders will be refunded.) 

Designer Angel Kent and the Barbie® Signature design team created a stunning prototype, and the final design that goes into production will mirror that prototype as closely as possible! There may be minor changes in things like the fabric texture or color used for the fashion, the texture or shade of the hair, specific details of the face paint, and other items. Aside from those potential edits, the doll you voted for is the doll you're going to get, and special packaging is being created for the occasion, too.

One other thing to let you know: The Doll Design Showdown winner is a made-to-order item. As such, it may not reach you for approximately one (1) year after placing your order. 

We've shared the sections below titled What Is the Doll Design Showdown? and How to Vote for in the Doll Design Showdown in previous articles, and we'll leave them here for your future reference. Meanwhile, keep an eye on your email to be notified of updates on pre-orders, as well as news about the next Doll Design Showdown! (Make sure you're getting our emails by checking your email preferences. If you haven't signed up for our emails yet, just click here to get our email newsletter.)

 

What Is the Doll Design Showdown?

Barbie® Signature will manufacture and offer the Doll Design Showdown winning doll, chosen from pre-selected designs and prototypes by Barbie® fans. Anyone can participate, but we will only offer this doll for sale to Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members.

We will conduct two polls, each lasting two weeks, in which anyone may vote for their preference of the offered choices. You may vote only once per poll. Be sure to vote before each poll closes! (Learn more about the designer, Angel Kent.)

When the final round of voting has been concluded, the winning choices will be used to manufacture the doll. Placing your votes is NOT a commitment to purchase the resulting doll, and voting in the polls is not required to purchase the resulting doll (but you must be a Barbie® Signature Platinum or Gold Status member to purchase the doll).

In the final quarter of 2019, we will offer the winning Doll Design Showdown doll to Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members. Orders will be taken for approximately four weeks, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive – every Platinum and Gold Status member will have the opportunity to order and receive one. This means the item is made-to-order; made-to-order items may not reach you for approximately one (1) year after placing your order. Further details will be available when the doll is offered.

Additionally, a minimum of 1,500 pre-orders are required for the winning doll to go into production. If the minimum pre-order threshold is not met, the doll will not go into production, and all pre-orders will be refunded.

 

How to Vote in the Doll Design Showdown  

1. Review the calendar to see when voting opens and closes for the two phases. (NOTE: voting is now closed.)

2. Membership was not required to vote. You would simply click the “Vote Now” link to be taken to the survey. (NOTE: with voting closed, the "Vote Now" link has been removed.)

3. On the survey page, you would read the instructions, then place your vote. (NOTE: You could only vote once per phase, and once cast, your vote couldn't be changed – so you had to consider carefully before placing your vote!)

4. Finally, you would check in at Barbie® Signature a few weeks after the polling phases end to see how the voting turned out. Now, don’t miss your chance to be a part of a new Barbie® creation, and pre-order the winner today! 

 

Please note: The dolls, fashions, and accessories depicted in the above images are design prototypes. Final production design, colors, and textures may vary slightly.

 

 

 

 

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LOVESDOLLS1945

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I am so excited to order this doll. She is absolutely gorgeous !!! I hope enough people will order her so she will be produced!! 

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NELLYONEDREAM

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So pretty. I will get it for sure. The prototype was better of course, but I knew that the final doll would be a little different. I'm happy she keeps the number of wings, I will get her for sure.

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boo0000

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Wow! Stunning! I have spent quite a bit of $$$ on my Beloved Barbie! Looks like I will be spending some more!!

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abaraglia1

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I wonder if we'll se an actual box with art, rather than the white box with the pink boarder.  The last beautiful box was Muertos doll

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sande_efa6@yahoo.com

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Can’t wait!

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Catalina

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Definitely ordering her for sure

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MJEANNEBEAN

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definitely going to order her!!!

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Kitten441

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Looking forward to ordering her.  My last Barbie was the Muertos doll - I love her!!

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Jennifer Scarlet

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Hello My name is Jennifer and I would love this doll for my collection. I have always loved fantasy creatures just like the mermaid and fairy. 
I started my collection recently with the Star Wars Dolls . I have R2 D2 which is my favorite doll from that collection. Leia, Vader and 3cpo.  ♥️ 

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delcrzg

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like to get this  beautiful Doll

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Samantha

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I can not wait!!

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Shered

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She looks great!  Will her wings be fabric and not plastic?

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MarJan

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2 hours ago, Shered said:

She looks great!  Will her wings be fabric and not plastic?

 

It better be fabric. Plastic would look awful, The same way they ruined the dragon doll.

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BARBIEFAN2006

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Don't get me wrong - she's absolutely gorgeous & well within my price range, but if there's a possibility that I might have to wait a full year to get her, then I probably won't be pre-ordering her. Call me impatient if you must, but a wait time of  one full year is a definite deal-breaker.

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Shered

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20 hours ago, MarJan said:

 

It better be fabric. Plastic would look awful, The same way they ruined the dragon doll.

Yes, the dragon doll had so much potential.  She is still lovely but falls short of the Wow factor. 

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Shered

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8 hours ago, BARBIEFAN2006 said:

Don't get me wrong - she's absolutely gorgeous & well within my price range, but if there's a possibility that I might have to wait a full year to get her, then I probably won't be pre-ordering her. Call me impatient if you must, but a wait time of  one full year is a definite deal-breaker.

I don't mind the wait. I mind the not knowing her final outcome.  I was disappointed with the dragon doll's final look. The dragon doll is beautiful but could have been so much better.  I want to see soft fabric wings.

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Shered

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On 8/12/2020 at 2:26 PM, Jennifer Scarlet said:

Hello My name is Jennifer and I would love this doll for my collection. I have always loved fantasy creatures just like the mermaid and fairy. 
I started my collection recently with the Star Wars Dolls . I have R2 D2 which is my favorite doll from that collection. Leia, Vader and 3cpo.  ♥️ 

The Star Wars dolls were great.  Chewbacca and R2 D2 I think we're 2 of the best.

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delcrzg

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Beautiful doll love to have one for my daughter 

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danaguy71

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Ok so how are we going to know when we can "pre-order".  I believe all the "voting" is over, right?  Does anyone know the official date to pre order?

 

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danaguy71

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1 minute ago, danaguy71 said:

Ok so how are we going to know when we can "pre-order".  I believe all the "voting" is over, right?  Does anyone know the official date to pre order?

 

Oops never mind....I see it now.......long day lol

 

The pre-order period lasts four weeks, from 8/17 to 9/14.

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SALGADEL

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I can't wait to pre-order her and I can wait for a arrival as I will have to make room for her, in the meantime I will probably be getting a few more to add to my high-end collection.  

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Kakdela

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How do we preorder is there a link I don’t see? Sorry new to this site 

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