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  1. Hair! Long and flowing, short and sleek, and everything in-between, this was the hot fashion trend of the late 1960s. You could change your look whenever you changed your outfit! Barbie® embraced this trend and made it uniquely her own, and we’re celebrating this iconic fashion era with the 50th Anniversary Barbie™ Hair Fair Doll Set. And for a limited time, you can only get her in our online shop! She’s the second of our tress-tastic hair play doll re-creations for 2017. Totally Hair™ 25th Anniversary Barbie® Doll arrived in the shop earlier this year, reminding you how a designer could dress Barbie® with Barbie® doll’s own hair. This time, we’re flashing back to a doll head where just one hairdo just wouldn’t do! She starts with a cute asymmetrical bob, inspired by the original blonde doll head from 1967. She also comes with a wig wardrobe that includes a flip braid, a “fall” hair piece, a “crownette” headband, and a brunette wig. Unlike the original set, though, this anniversary set also includes a body to go with the head! (The original set was just the head with wig wardrobe and hair-styling accessories.) Barbie® wears a bright “flower power” dress and chunky over-sized earrings. A matching bracelet and pumps complete her retro look. Styles may change, but one thing remains the same: Barbie® continues to inspire the endless possibilities of fashion. Don’t delay – get her here first, because for these first few weeks of her release, you can’t get her anywhere else! Which wig will you have Barbie® wear when you add 50th Anniversary Barbie™ Hair Fair Doll Set to your collection? Post your pictures in the comments!
  2. Hot off the Barbie™ Press! The Fashionistas series for 2015 features 14 different facial sculpts, 18 eye colors, 21 hair styles, and 23 hair colors. (Wow!) But the most amazing twist of all that Barbie® can now wear flats! 9 Fashionistas come with fixed flat feet. Watch the video to see Barbie in action, and check out a sample of the news stories about this change. Barbie’s Brand New Flat Feet Is An Important Moment For the Brand Tonya Garcia, AdWeek “Barbie has introduced a new line of Fashionista dolls and some of them-gasp!-have flat feet. They’re wearing wedge sandals and actual flat shoes even. Barbie Has Finally Introduced A Range Of Dolls With Flat Feet Rossalyn Warren, BuzzFeed “Mattel says the new range of dolls ‘represent the world girls see around them’ and is part of its ‘continued evolution of the Barbie brand.” For the First Time Ever, Barbie Will Have Feet That Can Wear Flats Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan “The one thing a girl has always known about her Barbie doll is that Barbie only wears heels…That's all about to change with the newest set of dolls from Mattel's Barbie Fashionistas line...” Barbie's Brand-New Ankles Finally Allow Her to Wear Flats Leah Melby, Glamour “For as long as we can remember Barbie's perpetually been stuck in a tippy-toe stance, ready to slip into heels and...well, stand around. With the unveiling of a brand-new range of dolls, Barbie has finally gotten articulated ankles—joints that actually move, allowing her the option to switch between heels and flats.” ~*~*~*~*~ Stay tuned for more poseability news in the Barbie line - including dolls from The Barbie™ Collection!
  3. A baby on the way! There are few occasions as joyful as this one, and Barbie® is ready to celebrate with the friends and family of the wonderful mother to be. The new Welcome Baby Barbie® Doll is a perfect way to mark this exciting new chapter in an expectant mother’s life. Welcome Baby Barbie® Doll is a new arrival herself! She’s the latest in a series of keepsake dolls to honor special events, including Birthday Wishes® Barbie®, Ballet Wishes® Barbie®, Holiday™ Barbie®, and Quinceañera Barbie® Dolls. While those dolls are designed for collectors and gift givers of all ages, Welcome Baby Barbie® Doll is the first of these designed exclusively for adults – and specifically, for expectant mothers about to embark on one of the most meaningful life experiences in the world. Befitting the baby shower she’d attend, Barbie® arrives impeccably dressed in a stylish white lace blouse with a bow detail, and baby blue skirt with a matching lace overlay. She’s carrying a cute pink gift bag, too! Her outfit and gift bag make for the perfect blend of pink and blue, and she comes in a specially designed package with a note wishing mom and baby a life filled with joy, tender moments, and memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether for yourself, or for someone special in your life who’s expecting a bundle of joy, Welcome Baby Barbie® Doll is a chic and sweet keepsake for the mother to be. Get her in the online shop now.
  4. Calling all Philly Collectors! Do you live in the City of Brotherly Love? Want to let us know what you really think about the site? BarbieCollector.com is doing usability testing for the all new Barbiecollector.com website in the Philadelphia area later this month! If you're local and vocal, we'd love your thoughts, so we can deliver a better shopping experience! Look for an email invitation from us soon - rest assured it will be 100% legitimate and authorized by BarbieCollector.com. If you don’t wish to participate, you won't need to take any action. There’s no obligation to reply. We are very excited about the new website, and can't wait to hear the feedback. Tell us what you think, Philly!
  5. Welcome to the Holiday Gift Guide! Celebrate the season and all its traditions in style! The 2014 Holiday Barbie™ doll makes a gorgeous gift and is the perfect addition under any tree (p.4). Add sparkle with six Barbie™ holiday ornaments—great for tree-trimming and gift-giving, too (p.4). Then it’s hooray for Hollywood and the holidays with dolls inspired by Gone with the Wind™ (p.11), The Wizard of Oz™ (p.10), Batman™ (p.12), Divergent (p.12) and more. Travel to exotic lands with your passport to style and bring home dolls from around the world (pgs.14-17). When it comes to entertaining, Barbie® has a wide array of festive ideas (p.24) and 10 glamtastic gifts under $25 (p.25). Also check out our 2015 Sneak Peeks—a new ballet beauty, swimsuit stunner and Barbiesm Fan Club dazzler (p.27)! With so many great holiday gifts ideas in one place, The Barbie™ Collection makes shopping easy so you have more time to let the holidays shine bright!
  6. Nearly three years ago, Barbie® arrived on Instagram wearing “An easy denim look made chic with sunny accessories and of course, a pop of pink!” More than 1,000 posts later, and after millions of likes and comments from around the world, her favorites have been collected in The Art of @BarbieStyle, now available in the online shop! The gorgeous 280-page hardcover book is published by Assouline, a preeminent luxury brand for the cultural space. As the founders, Prosper & Martine Assouline, assert, “For us, books are a matter of intellect and emotion, of heritage and innovation.” The Art of @BarbieStyle vividly exhibits this philosophy. Reflecting the ambitions and aspirations of generations of children, Barbie® mirrors the evolution of modern culture and provides the ultimate canvas for artistic and fashion inspiration. It’s no wonder she’s become the most iconic and recognizable doll in the world! The Art of @BarbieStyle captures this dynamic in a lively and charming volume, showcasing hundreds of beautifully detailed and accessorized lifestyle images, and including delightful texts written by Barbie® herself. It’s an inspiring treasure of a book, presenting an affirmational outlook on life, travel, and the importance of celebrating special times with good friends The Art of @BarbieStyle is a coffee table book that will inspire fascination and discussion for years to come. And if the previous Barbie® book by Assouline (published in 2010) is any indication, you need to get it now in the online shop, before it becomes very hard to find! © 2017 Assouline
  7. Check out the fabtastic interview with Robert Best (plus some gorgeous pics), and a neat piece about the Barbie Digital Mirror, in the latest Hot Off the Barbie Press! Everything You Wanted To Know About Designing Barbies Hillary Reinsberg, BuzzFeed.com, 12/24/13 Robert Best, principal designer for Barbie Collector, talks body image, gendered marketing, competition, and how designing for dolls is different. “You don’t have to consider cold weather. Those are not concerns that worry Barbie.” Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror, The Perfect Blend of Toys N Tech Dan Nessel, Grand Magazine The It Gift of the 2013 holiday season gets a thumbs up from the magazine – and the digital version links out to the “Dad Does” review and video.
  8. The first season of “ ” has been nothing but a-mazing! Although my Tuesdays will be a little less fab without new episodes to look forward to, I’m glad that a Genuine Ken has finally been selected! Throughout the show, eight Ken-testants competed in a series of elimination challenges to determine who would be deemed the “Genuine Ken.” Like my boyfriend Ken, they had to prove they have the qualities to be the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion. Good thing this doll wasn’t a judge, because just like I am with my shoes, I could not pick a favorite Ken-testant! After watching the entire season, it was no surprise Chris and Kurtis were the final Ken-testants. Both had qualities of Ken and definitely made an impression on this doll in each and every episode. Whether it was cooking, decorating or filming a PSA, Chris and Kurtis exhibited characteristics of a true Genuine Ken. In the end, Kurtis took home the title of “Genuine Ken,” even making this doll tear up at his ultimate romantic date. As his prize, Kurtis has received a modeling contract with Mattel, a one-of-a-kind doll made in his likeness, and, of course, the honor of being named the Great American Boyfriend! Congrats, doll! You deserve it. Dreamer Ken’s #1 fan, B.
  9. Wonder Woman™ is making another jump to the big screen - this time in a starring role! The first-ever live-action Wonder Woman movie arrives in theaters next month, but before then, Antiope™ and Hippolyta™are joining Wonder Woman in the Barbie™ Collection shop. To stay as true to the source as possible, each of the doll's faces were sculpted in the likenesses of the actors. The movie follows the adventures of Wonder Woman as she fights for peace and justice, and now you get to be part of the heroic scene when you add these dolls to your collection The costumes worn by the dolls are inspired by the costumes you’ll see them wear in the blockbuster movie debuting in June, as are their accessories. Wonder Woman™ arrives with her iconic lasso, sword, and shield; Antiope™ brandishes her bow and carries a quiver of arrows; and Hippolyta™ comes with her own sword and shield. And what action hero dolls could rightly be called “action” heroes if they weren’t articulated? So, naturally, Wonder Woman™, Hippolyta™, and Antiope™ are all fully articulated, allowing them to hold a variety of high-action poses. The debut of this first female-led super hero movie is an event you won’t want to miss. Take home a part of the action with the Wonder Woman™, Hippolyta™, and Antiope™ Dolls now in the online shop! WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)
  10. The variety of Barbie experiences is amazing! From life-sized Dreamhouse to build-your-own inspirations and award-winning dolls, here’s your latest update, Hot Off the Barbie Press. Barbie Dreamhouse Experience is coming to Sawgrass Mills Mall Tania Cowling, Examiner.com 4/18/13 “Look for all the pink renditions of her Malibu home, equipped with pink elevators, a diamond display and lots of fun rooms…” Dolls Awards of Excellence 2013 Winners Dominic Sacco, ToyNews-Online.Biz, 4/17/13 Winners of the 2013 Industry's Choice Dolls Awards of Excellence include Haunted Beauty Ghost™ Barbie® and the William and Catherine Royal Wedding® Giftset. Can New Building Toys for Girls Improve Math and Science Skills? Diana Kapp, Wall Street Journal, 4/16/13 Amid concern among parents and educators about girls' math and engineering skills, a growing number of companies say they have an answer: toys,” including Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style.
  11. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Holiday Barbie™ doll who keeps glowing glamorous season after season! Inspired by a wintry world of silvery snowflakes, this beautiful doll is sure to sparkle all season long. You can also take home the Holiday Barbie™ ornaments (on page 26)—perfect for tree-trimming and gift-giving, too! The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without scaring up a little fun with the Haunted Beauty Vampire™ Barbie® doll, wrapping yourself up in the sumptuous Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie® doll (yes, it comes with two stunningly chic outfits) and toasting the hostess with the mostest, the Happy New Year™ Barbie® doll. With so many glamour goodies to choose from, the holiday season looks brighter than ever!
  12. Will Barbie® Take Ken® Back? Dating a style icon can't be easy, and Ken® knows better than anyone. In his quest to win Barbie® back by Valentine's Day, Ken’s getting a head to toe style makeover from several of today's leading menswear designers. Word on the street is that six of the top menswear designers in the world curated looks for a specific dream date inspired by Ken. These fashion forward looks will be on display at Christie’s during New York Fashion Week (Feb 13 – Feb 21). Ken’s dream date looks for every occasion will be designed by: Modern British menswear designer Simon Spurr Rugged American menswear designer Michael Bastian German born eclectic menswear designer Robert Geller Cutting edge menswear designer Nicholas K Internationally acclaimed menswear designer Yigal Azrouël Crisp, clean, classic menswear designer Billy Reid Obviously Ken is cleaning up, looking stylish and talkin’ smooth! Should Barbie take Ken back? Only time will tell. Which is your fave Ken look of all time? Post your comments here!
  13. Barbie® debuted in 1959, but she didn’t move into her first Dream House until three years later, in 1962. And now, for the first time ever, Barbie® Signature has created a swell new reproduction of Barbie® Dream House®! “It was a challenging project – we’ve never produced a vintage structure before,” reveals Barbie® Signature Principal Designer Bill Greening. “Let alone one made mostly of cardboard. I learned a lot about the quality of cardboard on this one!” To create a vintage reproduction of any kind, Bill explains, they assemble a team to look at archive items and determine how to approach the project. “Luckily we had our packaging team and some help from the games and puzzles team to pull it off,” Bill says. They were only able to find one sample in their archives with the furniture still unassembled, but that was enough. They scanned the “sheets” with the furniture and sent them out for development. “We wanted to make sure the assembly of the furniture was all part of the fun, like the original,” Bill says. “I love the hi-fi/TV combo. It’s the 60s version of the entertainment center. I love the how the lid opens up and reveals a printed record player. I also love the flat cardboard printed pillows.” The reproduction of Barbie® Dream House® comes with an instruction booklet, and it also comes with a vintage repro doll and fashion, too! “It’s a vintage blonde ponytail Barbie, wearing a floral PAK sheath dress collectors know as ‘On the Go’ from that original Dream House era,” Bill notes. That makes the reproduction of the Dream House even more special, since the doll was sold separately back in the 1960s. With a plastic doll stand and hangers included too, this is a creation you can’t pass up. Let Barbie® welcome you to her 1962 Dream House, all over again! Get Barbie® Dream House® right now in the online shop.
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    The New Doll in the House

    After more than 10 years with Barbie® Collector, Liz Grampp passes on the pink stilettos to Senior Marketing Manager Amy Harkin as the “new doll in the house” for the Barbie® Collector brand. “I am thrilled about my new role at Barbie® Collector”, says Amy. “I’ve known Liz, Robert Best, and the team for years and I couldn’t be more excited about this incredible opportunity to go from the Dreamhouse to dream dolls.” Amy comes to Barbie® Collector from the Barbie® Fashion, Beauty and Estate segments at Mattel and brings amazing experience to the Barbie® Collector family. Working on key Barbie® brands such as Fashionistas®, Barbie® Family and yes the Barbie® Dreamhouse, Amy certainly knows her Barbie® stuff! And although Liz is saying farewell, it’s not goodbye. “I’ve had an amazing 10 years with collectors,” says Liz, who is transitioning to a new role within Mattel. “I’m excited about my new position and I think Amy will bring fabulous experience to Barbie® Collector—you will love her!”
  15. 2019 is not just the 60th anniversary of Barbie® doll's debut. This year, the 20th series of Barbie® Fashion Model Collection dolls hits the runway, too! The year kicks off in fabulous fashion with the BFMC® Proudly Pink™ Barbie® Doll. Any time you reach a special anniversary year, it's the perfect time to look back at where you've been, and to look forward at a future filled with possibilities. The Barbie® Fashion Model Collection has played with that dichotomy for two decades, with Principal Designer Robert Best drawing on designs and styles that have stood the test of time and adding his own contemporary elements. The result? Fresh takes on haute couture you could see coming out of any real-world atelier or on display during any global Fashion Week extravaganza. We could talk about the Proudly Pink™ Barbie® Doll's outfit – and we will! – but we HAVE to talk about her hair first. She's bolder than ever in her signature color, taking the idea of "head-to-toe" to a new level. Her bubblegum pink up-do is the ultimate mix of stylishly chic and perfectly playful. It's been a winning combination for Barbie® over the years, and Robert has taken beyond anything else he's done before for this collection. Okay, now let's talk about her outfit. She's wearing a hot pink faille top and a logo print skirt, with pink gloves and pink stretch stiletto boots. A pale pink logo print purse dangles from her delicate shoulder on a silvery chain. The rhinestone Barbie® logo brooch serves as the topper to this daring look. It's self-referential and reverential at the same time, another inventive touch by Robert for this look. The design also features a gorgeous vintage face sculpt, and the fashion is made for the posable Silkstone® body. A doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity are included, of course, but you'll have to open the specially designed package to get at them. Whether you do that, or you prefer your dolls never removed from the box, you'll fall in love with the first BFMC® doll for 2019. Get your Proudly Pink™ Barbie® Doll today! Production dolls may vary from the images shown.
  16. Last month, we gave you a sneak preview of the first entry in a new Barbie® fantasy doll series. Today, she makes her enchanting debut! Meet Unicorn Goddess™ Barbie® Doll, the first doll in the Mythical Muse™ Series. Barbie® Signature Principal Designer Bill Greening is the creative talent behind this alluring mix of fashion and folklore. A beauty from which fables are made, Unicorn Goddess™ Barbie® is available for a limited time only from the Barbie.com online shop! To achieve the sleek and powerful look of her namesake, Unicorn Goddess™ Barbie® Doll wears an iridescent unitard, accented with an intricate shimmering swirl design. A bold waist-to-shoulder ombre “mane,” rooted floor-length tail, and breathtaking headpiece evoke the mystical creature long admired for its purity and strength. Her graceful accessories include unicorn-themed heels and a wrist cuff. She’s designed with the ModelMuse™ doll body and the Karl Lagerfeld face sculpt, featuring whimsical glitter eye makeup, flowing opalescent hair, and painted fingernails. From May 15-20, Barbie® Signature Platinum Status members will have the first opportunity to add her to their collection. From May 21-27, Gold Status members will join in on the opportunity to own her before anyone else. (Not a Barbie® Signature member? Learn more and join today!) If she’s not sold out, she’ll be available to the general public on May 28. It’s not often you get a chance to be in at the start of a brand-new doll series, so don’t miss your chance! Get Unicorn Goddess™ Barbie® Doll in the online shop today.
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    Celebrate 10 Years of Fashion Fabulous

    “From the start, this collection has always represented how Barbie® doll is transformed by the power of fashion – whether the subject is a 40s siren singing in a cabaret or a model on the streets of Paris.” – Robert Best Just 10 short years ago, Mattel designer Robert Best conceived a BIG idea. Inspired by the great fashion houses of the world, Robert wanted to create a line of dolls using fine fabrics, classic lines, and feminine details with a touch of whimsy. He also wanted to combine the best of 2 worlds -- a vintage Barbie® face from the late 50’s and early 60’s with a modern, high fashion look. And so he set to work bringing his vision to life. The results? A Collection that’s caused Oohs! and Ahhs! since its bebut in 2000. Signature attributes of the collection include using a brand new body sculpt called Silkstone® that resembles the look and weight of porcelain, and featuring delicate facial features and elegantly posed bodies. Let’s not forget about the fashion. Oh, the fashion! With each new fashion that graces a doll in this collection, Robert celebrates the essence of haute couture with intricately crafted and beautifully tailored clothing, richly designed jewelry and highly detailed accessories. Fashion Model Beginnings… Whenever creating a new doll, Robert drafts a rough concept sketch, drawing inspiration from fashion, film, and life experience. With a team of sample makers, he begins drawing up patterns to create a physical sample. Based off the conceptualized sketch, Robert identifies the appropriate fabrics and works with a team of visual designers to create specialized prints in doll scale. In tandem, the visual designers translate the accessories from Robert’s sketch into 3D models. Next, Robert and his team of sample makers create a muslin to test the fit of the garment, using substitute fabrics before cutting the intended fabric. Once the correct fit and style lines have been identified, the team will create a doll prototype wearing the final fabric with accessories added. That Personal Touch… As the designer, Robert is responsible for the look of the doll from head to toe. He works closely with doll artists to identify and execute the best hair style and face paint to complement the ensemble. When the final prototype is established, Robert will share every development detail with the production team. From here, expert sewers hand make each garment before dressing the doll. Each doll’s hair is groomed and styled by hand while every package is hand folded with tissue paper neatly applied, ready for you to enjoy!
  18. Will Barbie® Take Ken® Back? While he’s never looked more handsome or stylish, Ken is definitely still holding a torch for Barbie®. They’ve had some amazing moments throughout the years – just check out the timeline - and lately Ken will do anything to get Barbie back. Proof positive? The Jumbotron in Times Square that’s loudly and proudly proclaiming his undying love with Barbie, I Want You Back! beaming out to the universe in bold neon letters. Is this a chivalrous act of the all-American boyfriend, or a sign that an ex needs to move on? Tell us what you think! Post your comments here. And stay tuned. The epic romantic saga continues...
  19. Barbie™ Life in the Dreamhouse. Barbie® I Can Be...™ President B PARTY™ Doll. The new Barbie® Photo Fashion™ Doll and the Barbie™ Premium Experience on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. These are just a few of the Mattel highlights featured in a new interview with Stephanie Cota for Forbes.com! The article, by Brandon Gutman, gives Stephanie the opportunity to open up about what the Barbie brand has achieved in 2012, and how Barbie manages to stay relevant across so many channels while still maintaining her fabulous essence. Brandon specializes in profiling brand leaders, and you can catch his story on Stephanie and Barbie for Forbes.com right here.
  20. It begins tonight! Project Angel Food’s annual auction event, Divine Design, debuts on CharityBuzz 11/29 and runs through 12/18. Celebrities joined Mattel designers in creating one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls and amazing Barbie-themed items to raise funds for Project Angel Food. See a preview of the Barbie auction items here, and the rest at CharityBuzz. Bid on your favorite, and please support Project Angel Food’s mission to provide and deliver meals to people battling life-threatening illnesses.
  21. The Dreamhouse on sale. “Barbie™: The Dreamhouse Experience” opening on two continents. An adorable video clip from The Ellen Show that’ll bring back memories of how you felt about Barbie doll as a child! It’s all here in the latest edition of Hot Off the Barbie Press. Barbie Dream House for Sale…for $25 Million “Sasha” at Parenting.com, 2/19/13 “Barbie’s movin’ on up! Mattel is unveiling a new Barbie dollhouse for the holidays next year, so Barbie’s put her current digs, the Malibu Dreamhouse, up for sale. The asking price for such a well-located, uniquely pink property? A cool $25 million.” The Barbie Dreamhouse Is Coming to Florida and Germany Sheila Shayon, BrandChannel.com, 2/19/13 “The most famous fashion doll in the world, Barbie, is currently taking offers for her Dreamhouse Malibu mansion. Now, Mattel has issued an open invitation to literally step inside her world with Barbie The Dreamhouse Experience.” Sophia Grace and Rosie Talk Barbie The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2/18/13 Three minutes and 30 seconds into the “Sophia Grace & Rosie Rafts” clip from the 2/18 show, Sophia Grace and Rosie excitedly talk about wanting their own Barbie dolls, adding that they “always play Barbies at home.” Catch Ellen’s response at the clip linked above.
  22. If it’s a Barbie happening anywhere in the world, you’ll see here in Hot Off the Barbie Press. This time, we travel to the UK and Taiwan to bring you the news, about the first Barbie restaurant and the first Barbie construction sets! Tutus, tiaras and tiramisu: World's first Barbie restaurant opens Hiufu Wong, CNN.com, 1/31/13 Licensed by U.S. toymaker Mattel, Taiwan restaurant company Sinlaku on Wednesday opened the Barbie Café on Zhongxiao road, one of the busiest shopping districts in the capital, Taipei. The café's decoration, costing TW$50 million (US$1.7 million), is mostly in suitably Barbie-style magenta and pink. Mega Bloks Barbie makes UK debut on March 9th Dominic Sacco, ToyNews-Online.biz, 1/29/13 The line includes a Luxury Mansion, Fashion Boutique, Pet Shop, Pool Party, Barbie's signature pink convertible car and more, allowing girls to "create, customize, design, style and accessorize over-and-over again, even after they are done building.”
  23. Barbie® Wonder Woman™ (shop now) and Barbie® Mera™ (shop now) Dolls have arrived to save the planet! Two members of the unprecedented league of heroes in the upcoming live-action feature film Justice League™, these powerful heroes are bringing blockbuster-level thrills to Barbie® Signature. “It’s so exciting to have such strong female super hero characters in one DC film,” says Barbie® Signature Principal Designer Bill Greening, who helped get these dolls ready for battle. As with previous DC characters created for Barbie® Signature, they feature fully-articulated bodies for high-action poses. Wonder Woman™ is a familiar face for fans and Barbie® Signature collectors, in more ways than one. Not only does she have global recognition and acclaim, she’s also had dolls made in connection with her appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice™ and the star turn in her own Wonder Woman™ movie. For the new Barbie® Wonder Woman™ Doll (shop now), Greening combined the best of both worlds. “The doll body is like the one made for the Wonder Woman™ movie, with a more athletic build to her arms and legs. Because the new Justice League™ movie is set in the present day, her costume and accessories are inspired by what you’ll see in that movie.” Joining Barbie® Wonder Woman™ Doll (shop now) for the first time at Barbie® Signature is Barbie® Mera™ Doll (shop now), the Queen of Atlantis. “Mera is such a great character. I loved following her history in the DC comic books,” Greening says. “I’m excited to see a resurgence in her popularity in recent years, and I was thrilled see her included in Justice League™. Getting the costume, accessories, and facial sculpt just right is incredibly important, and Greening was up to the challenge. “The costume consists of a printed body suit that mimics her fish scale armor,” Greening explains. “Then we identified key pieces in the body armor to sculpt and paint to bring the costume to life.” With Justice League™ debuting worldwide later this year, Greening hopes the Barbie® Wonder Woman™ Doll (shop now) and Barbie® Mera™ Doll (shop now) will entertain a huge audience of their own. “I think the dolls have appeal to doll collectors, action figure collectors, and comic book fans, too,” he says. But you don’t have to wait until the movie comes out to get them – they’re available in the Barbie® Signature online shop right now! JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)
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    Barbie® Rules the Universe!

    Pop divas landing on red carpets in alien “egg-ships” or hurtling through space in fiery comets?! It must be back-to-the-future on planet Earth because even Barbie® is turning to sci-fi for fashion inspiration! As Goddess of the Galaxy, she’s a space-travelling astral-femme in silver bustier and sparkling net! When it comes to space-age couture, Barbie® had her sights on Venus long before 2009’s Star Trek dolls, when the supermodel donned 1965’s Miss Astronaut. Space travel was a perfect excuse for fashion exploration, and Barbie® doll’s design team continued to create futuristic fare well into the 1980s, a period that saw a peak in sci-fi blockbusters like ET, Blade Runner and The Empire Strikes Back. In 1986, under the Astro-fashions banner, eight ingenious costumes debuted with catchy names like Space Racer, Galaxy A-Go-Go and Welcome to Venus. The Astro line was an instant sensation, filling a void in the doll market for innovative futuristic design. The appetite for space-oriented fare was whetted a year later when Barbie® fans met Spectra, Tom Comet and their pals—dolls that virtually landed on store shelves direct from outta space! The Spectra line of dolls featured extraterrestrial features that surprised Barbie® collectors, begging the questions, “who, what and where?!” The alien teens hailed from Shimmeron and sported clear, tinted plastic bodies and ultra-stylized makeup—perhaps too radical for the period. Revolutionary in their own way, the dolls and fashions are still highly collectible over 20 years after their introduction. Spectra was a retro-fabulous space fantasy similar in concept to today’s sophisticated Goddess of the Galaxy. Both are idealized visions of a fashion-conscious diva ready to rule the universe!
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