By Allen Voivod
The Star Wars™ x Barbie® Collection, inspired by the films’ original concept art, re-imagines iconic Star Wars characters through a distinctive Barbie™ high-fashion filter. This year, four new dolls join our collaborative homage to the beloved space saga franchise: dolls inspired by the characters Rey™, C-3PO™, Chewbacca™, and a Stormtrooper!
Just like the Darth Vader™, Princess Leia™, and R2-D2™ themed tributes that launched this collection last year (which are also available in our online shop), the four new dolls each take design inspiration from the legendary looks of the characters they represent, capturing them in runway-ready silhouettes. Each doll will arrive in special designed packaging, which includes a Certificate of Authenticity and a Star Wars™-themed doll stand for collectors who like to display their dolls out of the box.
"The new series of dolls needed to maintain the same feeling as the first series, but also offer enough new details and surprises to keep fans excited about the new additions," said Robert Best, Senior Director of Barbie® Design. "For this second series, I really wanted to push the fashion elements even further. There are amazing shoe designs, great accessories and jewelry that would be at home in a runway show or a high fashion editorial photo shoot.
"The clothing designs are also highly detailed with unusual textures and materials," Robert added. "One design features micro sequins and sheer organza panels, while another features faux fur and a sculpted plastic bodice. I think these will really deliver to fans of high fashion as well as fans of the Star Wars galaxy."
With that in mind, let's learn more about each of the new dolls in the second series of the Star Wars™ x Barbie® Collection!
As she was drawn into a galaxy-wide conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, the mysterious power of the Force™ set Rey™ on the path to discovering her destiny in a time when the Jedi Order™ was virtually extinct. The Star Wars x Barbie® Rey Doll wears a crystal pleated chiffon gown with a crossover neckline and draped hood, inspired by Rey’s gauzy crosspiece. A slit reveals ombre boot-leggings in gold and copper hues, and accessories with a hammered gold look complete her heroic ensemble.
Programmed for etiquette and protocol and built by the heroic Jedi™ Anakin Skywalker™, C-3PO™ was involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles. The Star Wars x Barbie® C-3PO Doll shines in a head-to-toe liquid gold look with accents of sheer organza and golden sequins. Polished details include a golden necklace, bangles, C-3PO-inspired glasses, and a brilliant cincture echoing the droid’s primary power coupler outlet.
During his long life, Chewbacca™ has been many things: Wookiee™ warrior, ace smuggler, and Rebel hero. The Star Wars x Barbie® Chewbacca Doll wears a lavish faux fur coat over a strapless dress with a fur skirt and bodice of vinyl and sheer organza. Chic details include a furry headband and knee-high boots, as well as cuff bracelets and a handbag inspired by Chewbacca’s signature bandolier and satchel.
Stormtroopers’ imposing white armor, blaster rifles and great skill make them a force to be reckoned with, and their fanatic loyalty to the Empire renders them steadfast -- and lethal -- in their fight for the Imperial cause. The Star Wars x Barbie® Stormtrooper Doll is striking in head-to-toe white over a black bodysuit with a shiny patent-leather look. A platinum bob, dark glasses, cuffs, a utility belt, and boots with a knee protector plate detail complete her battle armor-inspired look.
The Rey™, C-3PO™, and Stormtrooper inspired dolls are part of our Gold Label® series of dolls and will retail for $100 each in the online shop. The Chewbacca™ doll is part of our Platinum Label® series of dolls, and will retail for $150. When they debut, there will be a limit of two (2) of each doll per person, so as many Barbie® and Star Wars™ fans as possible can add these iconic characters to their collections. (This limit is subject to change at a later date.) You won't have to travel to swampy planets, frozen wastelands, or barren deserts to get them – just click here to get the Star Wars™ x Barbie® Dolls in our online shop!
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