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See the Winning Sketches for the 2020 Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown!

By Allen Voivod

 It was an exciting week of voting, and all four doll design concepts acquitted themselves admirably. But only two could advance to the prototype phase of the 2020 Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown. Are you ready for the reveal?

Design Concept #2:

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Design Concept #3:

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Now that you've selected two designs, here's what happens next. A couple of months from now, Phase 2 voting will begin. You’ll be presented with a prototype version of each of these designs, and you’ll get to vote on which one you prefer. (Why the wait between voting phases, you may ask? Because it takes time to create – by hand! – the physical prototypes of the dolls and the fashions they wear. We want to make sure you see the best possible version of each one when it's time to vote again.)

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.)

 

2020 Barbie® Signature Selections

Voting Schedule

 

Round:

Opens:

Closes:

1st Round: Design Concepts

DONE

DONE

2nd Round (Approx): Prototype Options

11/13*

11/19*

 *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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TIDEGIRL

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This is the fourth doll I have voted on. The previous three I didn't get what I wanted. Sometimes that is just how it works out. I am down to buying maybe 2 dolls a year now. They just don't make much I want to buy anymore Collector or playline.

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MMESAMANTHA

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The votes are in and I think are pretty accurate in which designs won. You definitely need to sell both designs, what's a mermaid without her merman. Barbie deserves her Ken in toll! 

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MarJan

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I think the set idea is a great idea, Salacia and Neptune!

Salacia was the female divinity of the sea, worshipped as the goddess of salt water who presided over the depths of the ocean.   Neptune was her consort

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hottopic1603

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disappointed. as well, seems like everyone here is. I as well voted for the blue one. kind of tired of blond barbies. and this one looks almost the same as the enchantress one.

its weird though that the majority say they voted for the blue mermaid and she didn't make the cut. she looked truly magical. shame.

 
 

 

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venusgoddess

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I am happy to see the Ken merman I like that one, but was hoping either the blue one , or the plus size one had made it., I felt those two were  beautiful. I think they should still make  dolls out of those designs,  but my money is on the  Ken merman I would love him in my collection next to  this one  

 

 

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danaguy71

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I didn't vote for Ken in the first round....I think I just wasn't thinking about it...........but I do hope he wins now.  There aren't that many Kens on here anymore so it would be nice to see one like this!

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DENISEMM

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So happy with the pink mermaid! Her design is gorgeous. I hope they use the Steffie face. 
I will probably see if I can make my own blue mermaid, too. She was my 2nd choice. It was such a hard decision, I think they could sell all besides the curvy. 

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ANARTIST

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The blue AA design was so beautiful... would have loved to see her produced.... disappointed.. seems like so many voted on the blue

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Mermaid Syphira

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The merman definitely needs to win! I would have loved to see the curvy mermaid be up there, too, seeing as we already have a blue mermaid, and this blonde one looks too close to the Mermaid Enchantress Barbie.

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