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2020 Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown: Vote for Your Favorite Prototype!

By Allen Voivod

 Earlier this year, thousands of Barbie® fans voted on design sketches to create the next doll in the Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown series. We took the top two sketches from that vote and turned them into prototypes! Now, you get to vote on your favorite, which will become a member-exclusive doll.

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Check out the prototypes we created from the winning sketch designs below. These are the two vying for your votes!

Prototype #1:  

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Prototype #2:

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Now, all you have to do is click the "Vote Now" button below to support your favorite design! The prototype that receives the most votes in this round will win the Showdown, and go into further design for manufacturing and get ready to be made available for pre-ordering. 

Please note: Voting will be open to all Barbie® fans, who may vote only once per voting phase. But only Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members will be able to purchase the final doll. (Not a member yet? Learn more and join now!)

Want more details? Read the sections below titled What Is the Doll Design Showdown? and How to Vote for in the Doll Design Showdown for more details, then vote today! And keep an eye on your email to see which designs move on to the prototype phase. (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.)

 

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2020 Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown

Voting Schedule

Round:

Opens:

Closes:

1st Round: Design Concepts

Done

Done

2nd Round (Approx): Prototype Options

11/30*

12/06*

 

*Final voting dates subject to change. 

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 one week, 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!

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).

At a later date, we will offer the winning Doll Design Showdown doll to Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members. Orders will be taken for approximately 4 weeks, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive – every Platinum and Gold Status members 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 1500 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 above to see when voting opens and closes for the two phases.

2. Membership is not required to vote. Simply click the “Vote Now” link above to be taken to the survey.

3. On the survey page, read the instructions, then place your vote. NOTE: You can only vote once per phase, and once cast, your vote cannot be changed – so consider carefully before placing your vote!

4. Check in at Barbie® Signature after the polling phases end to see how the voting turned out, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of a new Barbie® creation!

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

 

 

 

 

 

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I would love to have both of them. They are like a perfect match!

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danaguy71

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I wish they would come as a set.........but I had to go with Ken.  There aren't too many Kens and this one is stunning!

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I agree, can we get a gift set instead? What if it’s a 50/50? 

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megawicked89@yahoo.com

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They are both stunning but I voted for Barbie because it was the showier design!

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The hair color was lighter than the sketch.... out of these 2 I chose the ken, but most likely would not order these dolls, on the playline quality wise!.... maybe a giftset!........ I still wanted the AA blue mermaid!!!

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I voted for the Barbie but I really do wish they'd be a set instead. 

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I've always wanted an outstanding Barbie merman, so I cast my vote for the Ken!  I hope he wins!! 😍

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I voted Barbie, but would buy both if it came in a giftset.

*Hint hint, Mattel. 🙂

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Dudewithblackdolls

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The lack of diversity and the over use of these basic clone Ken and Barbie’s is old and played out. Very upset about the turnout. 

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venusgoddess

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I voted for the merman, the female one looks like she belongs on a play line not a collector  line. The merman looks great, I just wish they kept his hair darker like in the sketch I would have  love it even more.  . 

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super bummed they did not do the blue one!... definitely  wanted that one!

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PAMMINORMAN1973

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I wanted the merman ken.He is not a brunette not tan skinned with a bronze tail and trident.They changed him into a white blonde with a rose gold tail.Now i dont know who to vote for i dont think i will get either one of them.

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GRAFFITIGIRL

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Anyone know why the link page just shows nothing for me? It's been like this with every vote link this whole year and I've tried different browsers and devices and no luck at all. I'm very bummed and there's no tech help contact. I doubt customer service could help me with this. I'm not super tech savvy, but I'm fairly proficient! I hate to keep missing the votes on these!

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NELLYONEDREAM

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8 hours ago, venusgoddess said:

I voted for the merman, the female one looks like she belongs on a play line not a collector  line. The merman looks great, I just wish they kept his hair darker like in the sketch I would have  love it even more.  . 

I think both look low in quality. Not just her.

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Voted for Barbie, she's a stunner and i'm buying her for sure if she win. ❤️

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LikeInPlastic

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I am SO ready to buy both of them! It will be perfect, both are just perfect, I see that they got articulated legs inside the tail and Ken's body is just perfect. I remember the other two sketches, so good too, it would be good to have for of them some day.

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Dream_sweetheart_888

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Both of them look soooooo gooood!🤩 I really hope that the winning doll does deliver, regardless of which of them wins! 

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NELLYONEDREAM

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12 hours ago, ML IMPORTS said:

WHEN WILL THE VOTE END? WHEN WILL WE KNOW THE WINNER? 

I hope we know the results this week.

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