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  1. BarbieSignatureAdmin

    2019 Doll Design Showdown Winner Available for Pre-Order!

    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!) 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. Pre-order the winning doll now! 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. If you ever have questions while you're waiting for the doll to be produced, just contact Customer Service. For now, time is limited, and every pre-order counts. So get to the online shop and place your pre-order today! Please note: Unfortunately, we're unable to ship this doll to any mailing addresses in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, or Venezuela. 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!
  2. 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: Design Concept #3: 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.
  3. BarbieSignatureAdmin

    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!) 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.
  4. By Allen Voivod Last year, the first-ever Doll Design Showdown debuted, and you chose the design and prototype that would be made into a new Barbie® Signature doll. Now, you get to do it again! The 2020 Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown has begun, and this time, Designer Angel Kent is going "under the sea" to inspire your votes. You’ll select the winning doll in two phases. Phase 1 consists of four design concepts. All you have to do is vote for your favorite. The poll for this phase will open on 8/19 and close on 8/25. So it’s already time to start voting! Design Concept #1: Design Concept #2: Design Concept #3: Design Concept #4: The two sketches that receive the most votes will move on to the next phase of the Showdown! A couple of months after Phase 1 voting ends, Phase 2 voting will begin. You’ll be presented with a prototype version of each of the top two 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 8/19 8/25 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.
  5. By Allen Voivod We're still in the throes of summertime, but we're already thinking about fall … specifically, the "Fall" doll for the @Barbiestyle Fashion Doll Series! Voting is now open for the third of four dolls in this series, where your choices will define the winning doll to be manufactured by Mattel. Each doll, available for purchase in the Barbie® online shop in 2021, will come with on-trend fashion separates and LOTS of accessories to create your own styles. Since its debut on Instagram in 2015, the @BarbieStyle fashion blog has grown to more than two million followers. Thousands of fans visit the feed every day to see what city Barbie® is visiting, what she’s planning, and to check out her latest look. Whether she’s setting fashion, beauty, or cultural trends, it’s no secret: Barbie® has style. Now it’s your turn to influence the influencer! Vote to bring your favorite @BarbieStyle-inspired fashions to life. You get to vote on fashions, hairstyles, shoes, and everything in between. Be sure to follow @BarbieStyle on Instagram as polls for the "Fall" doll are open, and you can cast your vote there. You can also click the button below to vote now! Check back throughout the year as polls open for the "Fall" and "Winter" dolls. The doll with the most votes in each of the four voting periods will be put into production and available for online purchase in 2021. Want more details? Read the sections below titled What Is the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series? and How to Vote for the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series, then vote for the Summer Doll today! And keep an eye on your email for future voting opportunities. (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.) How to Vote for the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series Dolls 1. Save the calendar below to know when voting opens and closes for each doll design. 2. Membership is not required to vote. Simply click the “Vote Now” button above to be taken to the survey. 3. On the survey page, read the instructions, then place your votes. NOTE: You can only vote once per poll, and once cast, your votes cannot be changed – so consider carefully before placing your votes! 4. Be sure to check email and check in at Barbie® Signature after the polling closes to see the final results, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of a new series of Barbie® creations! 5. Be sure to follow @BarbieStyle on Instagram to keep up with the latest trends in the world of Barbie®! 2020 @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series Voting and Sale Schedule* Round Opens: Closes: Fall Doll: Design Elements 8/31 9/6 Winter Doll: Design Elements 10/26 11/1 *Final voting dates subject to change. What Is the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series? Barbie® Signature will manufacture and offer the four @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series dolls, created using design options pre-selected by Barbie® fans. Anyone can participate, and anyone can purchase the final produced dolls. We will conduct four polls, each lasting one week, in which anyone may vote for their preferences of the offered choices. You may vote only once per poll. Be sure to vote before each poll closes! After a poll is closed, the winning choices will go into further design 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. Each doll will be available for purchase from Barbie.com approximately one (1) year after the related poll closes. Though these dates are subject to change, we anticipate the following: Spring Doll: Available Q2 2021 Summer Doll: Available Q3 2021 Fall Doll: Available Q4 2021 Winter Doll: Available Q4 2021 Further details will be available when the dolls are offered for purchase.
  6. By Allen Voivod Last year, the first-ever Dia de Muertos Barbie® Doll captured the imagination of collectors all over the world. It was one of Barbie® Signature's most popular dolls in 2019 – so popular, in fact, that it inspired the start of a new tradition. Today, we're proud to reveal the 2020 edition of the Dia de Muertos Barbie® Doll, second in a new collection! The 2019 Dia de Muertos Barbie® Doll was a runaway hit – one that even had an encore appearance in the online shop after the first time it sold out! It was so well received that Barbie® Signature decided to acknowledge it as the first in an official collection of dolls to celebrate the two-day holiday. If you're not familiar with it, Dia de Muertos (Spanish for "Day of the Dead") is celebrated in early November, when families gather to celebrate the lives of their departed loved ones. This colorful and lively event is filled with music, food, sweets, offerings, and flowers. The Barbie® Dia de Muertos series is designed to honor the traditions, symbols, and offerings often seen throughout this time. On the occasion of the second doll's release and the formalization of the dolls as a collection, we asked Designer Javier Meabe for his thoughts and reactions. "My hope for these dolls is that they're able to bring more awareness to the Dia de Muertos celebration. The Dia de Muertos celebration is very important because it honors and pays respect to family and friends that are no longer with us. It is such a beautiful tradition and I love that Barbie is now honoring the Dia de Muertos holiday. I also know how important representation is in our community, and I wanted little girls to see themselves through this doll. Barbie has always been a doll that celebrates women and dreams, and inspires girls. I am beyond grateful that Barbie is now celebrating traditions and cultures that mean so much to so many people." This year's Barbie® doll is a vision with her face painted in a captivating calavera design. ("Calavera" is Spanish for "skull," and this evokes the "Calavera Catrina" depictions seen historically in Mexican artwork). Her blush-colored lace dress is embellished with tiny pearlescent details and opens slightly to reveal a second layer embroidered with floral and skeleton accents. Golden highlights in her hair shimmer beneath a crown of skeleton hands holding roses and marigolds. (Marigolds are an especially important flower in this tradition, as their vibrant color and scent are said to help guide spirits to the altars built for them by their loved ones during the holiday.) "We wanted to make sure that the second Dia de Muertos Barbie was just as special as the first doll," Javier says. When asked about his design process, he says, "Research is always the first thing I do before putting my pencil on paper. So, I looked at new elements that we could introduce to the second doll. Adding new textures, fabrics, flowers, and a new dress silhouette were ways to introduce the new elements to the second doll while still keeping traditional elements that are important to the Dia de Muertos celebration. Traditions like marigolds, skeleton details, and Calaveras makeup were elements that I knew we had to keep but introduce in a new way." The 2020 Dia de Muertos Barbie® Doll is a Black Label® doll and will retail for $75 in the online shop. There will be a limit of one (1) doll per person when she debuts, so as many people as possible can add her to their collections. (This limit is subject to change at a later date.) Last year's doll sold out quickly, so we hope you get the opportunity to add this year's doll to your collection now!
  7. 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! Adventurous Spirit 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. Golden Droid 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. Powerful Ally 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. Imperial Enforcer 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! © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  8. By Allen Voivod You did it – again! Tens of thousands of Barbie® fans voted on Instagram and on our website survey for the "Summer" hairstyle, fashion, and accessory choices in our second @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series poll. Thank you for joining the fun! We've tabulated the results, and we're ready to share them in detail. Have a look at the choices made by you and Barbie® collectors from around the world. These options will be used to bring a new set of @BarbieStyle-inspired fashions to life. What comes next? Our team will take the results into further design to manufacture the doll, currently estimated to arrive in the shop during the third quarter of 2021. Sign up here to be notified when she arrives in the shop! In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendar for August 31th – that's when the voting on the "Fall" doll begins… 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. And be sure to follow @BarbieStyle on Instagram to keep up with the latest trends in the world of Barbie®! 2020 @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series Voting and Sale Schedule* Round: Opens: Closes: Fall Doll: Design Elements 8/31 9/6 Winter Doll: Design Elements 10/26 11/1 *Dates are subject to change. Please note: The dolls, fashions, and accessories depicted in the voting images are design prototypes. Final production design, colors, and textures may vary slightly.
  9. By Allen Voivod Barbie® The Best Look™ Gift Set is the penultimate entry in the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection – for 2020, and for the collection itself! This is the final year for the haute couture segment from Barbie® Signature, and with this set, Senior Director of Barbie® Design Robert Best is going back to the very beginnings of Barbie® for inspiration. "I knew I wanted to include gift sets as premium offerings when we started to dream up what would eventually become the Barbie Fashion Model Collection," Robert says. "Connecting to the Barbie dolls of the past was intentional." He's also connected to the beginning of the BFMC® as well, with a two-outfit set that comes with multiple accessories, reminiscent of the very first gift set released in the series. (Learn more and hear Robert's thoughts on gift sets old and new in an exclusive for Barbie® Signature members.) The gift set features two indispensable classics: a smart suit for day wear and the perfect outfit for an evening dinner party. The stylish two-piece daytime suit includes a removable faux fur collar accented with a brooch. For the evening look, a black lace bodysuit is paired with a full tulle petticoat, trimmed with satin, under a lace skirt. Two sets of satin opera-length gloves, a tiered pearly necklace, and a satin clutch are finishing touches for either look. Stylish stiletto pumps are also interchangeable with each fashion. "I always loved the original Barbie gift sets from the '60s that featured a doll with a lot of different clothes and accessories," Robert recalls. "They seemed like the perfect experience because everything you needed to play was all right there, and it was such compelling storytelling." When you get Barbie® The Best Look™ Gift Set, you'll be able to set your own scene, thanks to the posable Silkstone® doll body and the included display stand. Barbie® Signature Platinum members will have the first opportunity to add this Gold Label® set to their collections, followed by Gold members, and then the general public. (Not a Barbie® Signature member? Join now!) Which fashion will you put on display? Or will you get two, so you can display both day and night at once? We can't wait to find out – get Barbie® The Best Look™ Gift Set in the online shop now!
  10. By Allen Voivod Barbie® fans have spoken! The votes have been tallied, and we're ready to declare a winner in the first-ever Barbie® Signature Doll Design Showdown. Two prototypes competed for the honor, but only one could win it all. Are you ready for the big reveal? Flight of Fashion™ What happens next? The Barbie® Signature team will get to work finalizing all the design specifications for the doll and its packaging, and prepare it for a four-week pre-order period to be announced during spring of 2020. Please note: 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.) 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 concluded, the winning choices will be used to finalize the design specifications for the doll and its packaging, to prepare it for manufacturing. 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 early spring of 2020, we will offer the winning Doll Design Showdown doll to Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members. (By then, we’ll have actual product sample images for you, so you’ll see the final doll that you’ll be ordering. 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 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 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 Review the calendar above to see when voting opens and closes for the two phases. Membership is not required to vote. Simply click the “Vote Now” link above to be taken to the survey. 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! Check in at Barbie® Signature a few weeks 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.
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    Honoring a New Role Model: Alex Morgan Barbie® Shero Doll!

    By Allen Voivod Long before becoming co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Alex Morgan demonstrated her winning attitude on and off the field. She has been honored as a Barbie® “Shero,” a woman who has broken boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. The Alex Morgan Barbie® Shero Doll is a fitting tribute to her career and achievements! From winning FIFA Women’s World Cup championships, to being named ESPY female athlete of the year, bringing home the gold with her team and appearing on the cover of Time magazine, Alex’s ability to excite her fans stretches far beyond the field. The honor of creating a "Shero" doll to celebrate her influence and accomplishments went to Barbie® Signature Lead Designer Carlyle Nuera, who brought his own unique talents to the project. "I have to admit, I’m not a sports fan and my own athletic abilities are limited to non-existent, haha! But, when I got this project, I definitely knew who Alex Morgan was, especially in terms of her fight for equal pay for women soccer players," Carlyle reveals. "It’s of course great and exhilarating and humbling to work with someone that I'm a fan of. But regardless, it's about researching and honoring that person through how I design their Barbie." [Learn more about her design in our "behind-the-scenes article!] This collectible, fully posable Alex Morgan Barbie® Shero Doll wears a red, white, and blue soccer uniform featuring a jersey with her name printed on the back. Socks, shin guards, red cleats, and her iconic pink headband complete her winning look, and a soccer ball is included for re-creating Alex’s incredible on-field moments. We often say that girls need more role models like Alex, because imagining they can be anything is just the beginning – actually seeing that they can makes all the difference. It's a statement we all feel personally and deeply, and it comes through in the work we do. Carlyle also had some additional motivation while designing this particular doll. "It can definitely be surreal to see yourself in doll form, but my hope is that Alex herself will feel honored," Carlyle says. "Especially now that the Alex Morgan Barbie is available for others who are fans of and inspired by Alex, in particular, young girls. Alex recently gave birth to a daughter, so I also hope through this Barbie, Alex’s daughter can see how cool and inspirational her mom is." The Alex Morgan Barbie® Shero Doll is available in our online shop now. She's a Black Label® doll, retailing for $29.99 with limit two dolls per order. She makes a great gift for soccer fans and collectors – and don't forget to get one for yourself to add to your own collection!
  12. By Allen Voivod You did it! More than 60,000 Barbie® fans voted on Instagram and on our website survey for the "Spring" doll, fashion, and accessory choices in our first @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series poll. We've tabulated the results, and we're ready to share them in detail. Have a look at the choices made by you and tens of thousands of Barbie® collectors – these options will be used to bring a new set of @BarbieStyle-inspired fashions to life. What comes next? Our team will take the results into further design to manufacture the doll, currently estimated to arrive in the shop during the second quarter of 2021. We'll let you know as soon as she arrives! In the meantime, be sure to make your calendar for April 20th – that's when the voting on the "Summer" doll begins… 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. And be sure to follow @BarbieStyle on Instagram to keep up with the latest trends in the world of Barbie®! 2020 @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series Voting and Sale Schedule* Round Opens: Closes: Spring Doll: Design Elements 2/24 3/1 Summer Doll: Design Elements 7/1 7/7 Fall Doll: Design Elements 8/31 9/6 Winter Doll: Design Elements 10/26 11/1 *Dates are subject to change. Please note: The dolls, fashions, and accessories depicted in the voting images are design prototypes. Final production design, colors, and textures may vary slightly.
  13. By Allen Voivod Our Wonder Woman 1984™ Barbie® Gift Set celebrates the return of Wonder Woman™ in the newest chapter of her epic story! These movie-inspired dolls shine the spotlight on the timeless romance of Diana Prince™ and Steve Trevor™. Wonder Woman 1984™ finds Diana living quietly among mortals in maintaining a low profile and performing superheroic acts incognito. A chance encounter at the Lincoln Memorial reconnects her with Steve after decades of being apart. The world, however, is in grave danger. As Wonder Woman™ faces her fiercest nemesis, she must save mankind from a world of its own making and prove to everyone that she is a hero for our time, for all time, for everyone. Our two-pack of collectible, posable Barbie® dolls is inspired by the heroic pair! Diana Prince™ Barbie® Doll shines in her memorable gala look, a stunning white gown with a wraparound tie detail at the waist. Elegant touches include a golden cuff bracelet, necklace, and nude heels. Her brunette hair is styled in sleek waves with a dramatic side part. Ready to join Diana on her mission to restore justice, Steve Trevor™ Barbie® Doll wears an all-black jacket over a white t-shirt. His true-to-movie accessories include a gray waist bag, wristwatch, aviator sunglasses, and crisp white sneakers. After being reunited with Diana, their bond is as strong as ever! Both dolls are sculpted and styled to look just like their onscreen characters, and feature flexibility for powerful poses. The set, which arrives in specially designed packaging inspired by the movie, also includes stands for both dolls to display them out of the box, and a Certificate of Authenticity. The Wonder Woman 1984™ Barbie® Gift Set designed by Bill Greening is part of our Gold Label® series of dolls, and will retail for $80 in the online shop. When it debuts, there will be a limit of two (2) sets per person, so as many Barbie® and Wonder Woman™ fans as possible can experience the thrill of adding these heroes to their collections. (This limit is subject to change at a later date.) Join us in celebrating Wonder Woman 1984™ with this film-inspired set today! WW84 WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20)
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    The BMR1959™ Collection Returns With Four Bold New Styles!

    By Allen Voivod They were an incredible hit when they debuted last year, a series of Barbie® dolls unlike any that fans of the brand had previously seen! The BMR1959™ Collection showcases how current trends influence the brand, and for 2020, a whole new set of bold designs has arrived in the online shop! We asked Barbie® Signature Lead Designer Carlyle Nuera to tell us more about these latest additions. "Logo play is a tenet of the BMR1959 line, so in wave 2, I introduced the rainbow BMR1959 logo which uses every color in the palette," Carlyle says. "I also wanted to continue to play with fabrication. In the first wave, I used clear vinyl as a bomber jacket but in wave 2, I used vinyl again but as an inset on a windbreaker and on thigh-high boots. Color-blocking is also present in wave 2, but in a new way with mixed plaid pants." So, what else is new with this second wave? "There’s two new developments: a new Petite Made-to-Move body and a new Ken face sculpt!" Carlyle reveals. "I know Barbie collectors have been wanting a Petite Made-To-Move body for a long time, and I’m so happy to finally deliver that. Now that that body exists, we can also use it in the design of future dolls. And the new Ken face sculpt features full lips and dimples! I named him the ‘Tate’ sculpt; Tate is my middle name. There are also collector favorite sculpts in this wave: Claudette, Midge/Diva, and Tango, done in new ways." Let's take a look individually at each of the designs that celebrate Barbie® doll's fashion heritage in new, unique, and surprising ways… First up, our BMR1959™ Barbie® Doll with the petite doll body wears a boxy houndstooth blazer over a neon co-ord set with a patent leather look. Her lilac hair is styled in bantu knots accented with baby hairs, and her nails are painted to match. Chunky yellow “dad sneakers” and logo door knocker earrings finish her look. Next, our BMR1959™ Barbie® Doll with the tall doll body sports a color-block parka over her cropped tank and bike shorts. Bold details include green painted fingernails, statement eye liner, and clear vinyl thigh-high boots with a neon block heel. Chunky, '90s-inspired blonde streaks and logo hair clips frame her face. Our BMR1959™ Barbie® Doll with the original doll body wears plaid color block jogger pants, a cropped tank, and a mesh jersey top with a rainbow logo graphic. Platform combat boots, rope twist pigtails, and a red bucket hat with allover logo print finish the look. And last but not least, our BMR1959™ Ken® Doll pairs a black-and-white color-block hoodie with yellow logo tape track pants and white trainers. Bold accessories include silvery earrings, a hip bag with a rainbow logo graphic, and a translucent visor worn in his wavy red hair. All four of these collectible fashion dolls are fully articulated and come with a special BMR1959™ logo doll stand for display. The specially designed, streetwear-inspired shoebox packaging is FSC®-certified and made from materials that have been responsibly sourced. We also asked Carlyle what people thought of the first wave of dolls, and what his ambitions were for this second set. He told us, "The most rewarding feedback I received has been people feeling seen and represented by BMR1959, whether it was the skin tone of one of the dolls or the hair texture, but especially by the Ken with full face makeup! So many guys who are into makeup have reached out to me to say how appreciative they are to finally have a Ken that represents them. Some have even dressed up as that Ken or done makeup looks inspired by that Ken. I’m so touched by that! That’s the ultimate gratification for me as a designer. With the second wave of dolls, I hope people have those same kinds of emotions, of feeling seen and represented by things like the bantu knots and baby hairs, the doorknocker name earrings, the red hair and freckles." All four of the new BMR1959® dolls are now available in the online shop. Express your own style and add the whole crew to your collection today!
  15. By Allen Voivod For two decades, the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection reinterpreted classic fashions with a contemporary twist. To date, the line includes more than 140 remarkable Silkstone® dolls! In this exclusive interview, designer Robert Best talks about the end of a haute couture era with the coming launch of the 2020 BFMC®. ~*~*~*~*~ 2020 will mark the final year for the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection (for now, at least). Can you tell us why 2020 is the right time to pause its historic run? I like even numbers and it also just felt like the right time. This has truly always been a labor of love from where I sit, and I would never have it any other way. I think the collection has covered a lot of ground and after 20 years. It’s a good time to take stock, step back, and see what the future holds. What have been some of your favorite dolls in the collection? This is a tough one, there are too many favorites. I’ve always loved Delphine Barbie as she was the first glamour gown from 2000. In the Pink Barbie was fabulous for how extra it was. Marie Therese Barbie, of course – she was modelled after my sister and I love a bride. Midnight Mischief remains one of my favorite fashions. Dahlia Barbie is just a beautiful doll with amazing details. I love the entire "Career" series, and the "Hollywood" series. Preferably Pink Barbie is a stand-out for all the details and the remarkable jewelry. The Mad Men collection was an incredible partnership. The entire “Atelier” series. It's very challenging to look back at 20 years of work and narrow down to a few dolls. I truly have loved every collection. Barbie™ fans have a deep appreciation for this collection. Can you share some highlights from the feedback they’ve given you over the years? When it first launched there was palpable excitement and buzz. Collectors candidly shared that the Barbie Fashion Model Collection had reignited their love of the hobby. Others told me this was the collection that turned them on to collecting. People have always shared incredibly positive feedback and stories about their passion for Barbie, and in particular about this collection from the very beginning. So many people shared that it was their favorite collection or that it had a special place in their collection. How did you approach the creation of the 2020 BFMC® dolls? What did you do differently (if anything) this time around? And was it more emotional for you in any particular way? I approached the collection for 2020 as a bit of a return to form. I wanted all the best aspects of how I had originally conceived of the collection, with something for everyone, featuring multiple dolls with lots of great details and a range in styles while remaining classic. Every collection borrows aspects from the ones before while evolving and moving the needle in some way. I’m personally very happy with where we landed for the final year and it definitely feels as though we are ending it on a high! Of course, it's very emotional, and I am a person who typically doesn’t like change – but in this case I feel like it’s a completion and in a good way. Things change and evolve, that's a part of the natural progression of life and I’m okay with that. What can you tell us about the future of haute couture Barbie® dolls, and what’s next for you and fashion design muse? There are so many exciting things on the horizon for Barbie, new projects, new talent and new ideas. I cannot share any more specifics than to say, “Watch this space…” Barbie will always be reinventing. I'm very energized and inspired about the future. I appreciate the love and attachment collectors have shared with BFMC and me as an extension. I know for sure there will be new collections and dolls that continue to excite and engage the collector community.
  16. By Allen Voivod In a curated collaboration bridging two cultural icons, Barbie® honors renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat! His prolific body of work played an essential role in elevating street art from the underground to gaining well-deserved acclaim in the upper echelons of the art world. Join Barbie® in commemorating his life and work with Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie® Doll. "I thought of this project as a dialogue between myself, Basquiat, and Barbie, so to be in 'conversation' with two icons was way exciting!" says Barbie® Signature Lead Designer Carlyle Nuera. "Basquiat’s estate gave us digital access to images of the work in their archive. To look through every piece, and decide which ones I wanted to use based on visual appeal and meaning, was an honor." [Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members: Read more from Carlyle in our exclusive interview!] As the art movement known as neo-expressionism gained traction, a young street artist from Brooklyn, NY emerged, channeling the urban and multi-cultural influences of 1980’s New York City into an extraordinary visual language. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s captivating paintings are an infusion of graphic poetry, cultural dichotomies and compelling social statements that still inspire today. In a stunning tribute to the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie® Doll wears a head-to-toe ensemble featuring many well-known elements from works spanning Basquiat’s career. According to Carlyle, "Each piece of the doll’s outfit is printed with a different work of art spanning his entire career. My favorite piece is 'Big Joy,' circa 1984, printed on the suit jacket’s left arm." The elements from Basquiat's works are brought together in a bespoke suit with wide-legged trousers, a jacket, shirt, tie and belt, all emblazoned with his signature artwork in a lively color palette. Bold makeup and a golden crown finish her striking look. "The Basquiat crown is one of his most iconic motifs in his work," Carlyle notes, "so I wanted to take that 2D piece of art and make it a 3D crown on Barbie doll’s head, echoing the themes of self-worth and crowning yourself as worthy that are in his work." As with all of our Barbie® Signature dolls, Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie® Doll comes in specially designed packaging, with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. She's a Gold Label® doll, available now for $50. For her debut, there will be a limit of two (2) dolls per person, so as many Barbie® fans as possible can add her to their collections! (But please note: This limit is subject to change at a later date.) Celebrate Jean-Michel Basquiat’s influential work with this collectible, giftable Barbie® Doll, now available in the online shop!
  17. By Allen Voivod The Barbie® Inspiring Women™ Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time – courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. Today, we're excited to welcome three new role models into this remarkable series! It was a chance opportunity to perform at the famous Apollo Theater that catapulted Ella Fitzgerald into stardom, to become one of the most popular and beloved jazz singers in the world. Ella would become the most recorded female in history and earned countless prestigious awards. Throughout her career, Ella lent her voice to people in need and her foundation, The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, provides aid to children and communities by fostering a love of music and reading. Our Ella Fitzgerald Doll shines in a performance-ready look, a deep-purple gown with plenty of shimmer. In 1961, tennis pro Billie Jean King won her first major championship title, followed by a series of spectacular victories throughout her career. Off the court, she tirelessly championed women’s equality in sports. In 1973, during a globally televised match hailed as the "Battle of the Sexes," she defeated a formidable male rival and proved a woman’s place was hers to decide. Our Billie Jean King Doll wears a two-tone blue and mint-green tennis dress, inspired by what she wore during that legendary match. Florence Nightingale pursued a career in nursing, a vocation she believed was her moral duty. Enrolling as a nursing student in 1850, she made it her mission to improve hospital efficiency and standards in patient care, eventually writing books that launched reforms in medicine. In 1860, she established the Nightingale Training School, continuing to further nursing education while changing the negative attitudes towards women entering the field. Our Florence Nightingale Doll arrives in a re-creation of the nineteenth-century uniform worn by nurses tending to gravely wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. All three dolls representing these groundbreaking role models are fully articulated and come with specifically themed accessories, a doll stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity. More importantly, we need more role models like these, because imagining you can be anything is just the beginning. Actually seeing that you can makes all the difference! Click over to the online shop now to get the Barbie® Inspiring Women™ Series dolls for yourself, and get them for someone you want to inspire. Celebrate with us as we honor their extraordinary talent and lasting contributions to our lives!
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    Welcome Barbie® Best To A Tea™ to the BFMC®!

    By Allen Voivod It's hard to believe, but it's true: After an incredible 20 years and producing more than 100 inimitable instances of haute couture, the doors of the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection's atelier are about to close. Before they do, we'd like you to welcome Barbie® Best To A Tea™ Doll, the second of four in this final series of dolls featuring classic styles with a contemporary twist! The 2020 BFMC® kicked off with a late 2019 release of Barbie® Best in Black™ Doll (also available now in the online shop), giving collectors one last take on the "little black dress" that's an essential part of the well-dressed woman's wardrobe. In fact, this entire 20th anniversary series is designed to honor the glamour, sophistication, and timeless elegance of fashion created by Robert Best over the past two decades. In the case of styles suitable for afternoon tea, Best's first BFMC® design was for the High Tea and Savories™ Barbie® Doll Giftset in 2006, part of a British-inspired series that year. Now, Best takes the world's most recognizable fashion icon out for one more very proper social occasion with Best To A Tea™ Doll. "High Tea and Savories" was part of a whole series that was a love letter to London and all things British," says Robert Best, Senior Director of Barbie® Design. "Best to a Tea is more of a clever play on words that happens to define a beautiful classic suited doll, in the final year of this collection. It also would look incredibly chic and fitting – if you were to have afternoon tea!" As you'll see from the photos, Barbie® doll exudes elegance in a cream-colored bouclé suit ensemble, a ruffled blouse, and a chic fascinator with just the right pop of color. Sleek details include delicate black gloves, tights, and stylish booties. Her brunette hair is swept back to reveal a gorgeous vintage face sculpt and faux pearl earrings. Colorful eyeshadow and a peachy pout perfect her look. "I wanted to do a very ladylike classic suit with accessories like the fascinator so there you have it!" Best says. "The main thing was looking at all of the dolls together, and without giving away anything, I think that the full range in this final year feels like a collection that pays tribute to some of my past favorites over the 20 years I’ve designed this line." The Gold Label® Barbie® Best To A Tea™ Doll arrives in specially designed packaging that commemorates the 20th anniversary of this landmark series. It's ideal for display, but should you want to remove her from the box (and honestly, we couldn't blame you for doing it!), she also comes with a doll stand and features the posable Silkstone® doll body, for endless posing possibilities. Barbie® Signature Platinum members will have the first opportunity to pre-order her, followed by Gold members, and then the general public. (Not a member? Learn more and join here!) Since this is the final series of the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection, you won't want to miss out on your chance – get her now in the online shop!
  19. By Allen Voivod Since its debut on Instagram in 2015, the @BarbieStyle fashion blog has grown to over 2 million followers. Thousands of fans visit the feed every day to see what city Barbie® is visiting, what she’s planning, and to check out her latest look. Whether she’s setting fashion, beauty, or cultural trends, it’s no secret, Barbie® has style. Now it’s your turn to influence the influencer! Vote to bring your favorite @BarbieStyle-inspired fashions to life. For the first time ever, you can choose which @BarbieStyle Instagram fashion becomes reality. Only four dolls will be chosen for the @Barbiestyle Fashion Doll Series, with one doll released per season in 2021, so make your vote count! The winning doll for each season will be manufactured by Mattel and available for purchase in the Barbie® online shop in 2021. Each doll comes with on-trend fashion separates and LOTS of accessories to create your own styles. Here’s where @BarbieStyle followers and Barbie® collector fans come in. You get to vote on fashions, hairstyles, shoes, and everything in between. Specifically, each doll will come with these items, which you’ll select from multiple choices: One suit One jacket One dress One pair of sunglasses One handbag Two pairs of shoes Voting for the first doll in the @Barbiestyle Fashion Doll Series begins February 24th, 2020 and launches with none other than Barbie® herself. Check back throughout the year as polls open for three of her friends (one per season), and like Barbie®, the doll with the most votes will be put into production and available for online purchase in 2021. Be sure to follow @BarbieStyle on Instagram as polls for the Spring Doll are open or click the button below to vote now! Want more details? Read the sections below titled What Is the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series? and How to Vote for the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series, then vote for the Spring Doll today! And keep an eye on your email for future voting opportunities. (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.) How to Vote for the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series Dolls 1. Save the calendar below to know when voting opens and closes for each doll design. 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 votes. NOTE: You can only vote once per poll, and once cast, your votes cannot be changed – so consider carefully before placing your votes! 4. Be sure to check email and check in at Barbie® Signature after the polling closes to see the final results, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of a new series of Barbie® creations! 5. Be to follow @BarbieStyle on Instagram to keep up with the latest trends in the world of Barbie®! 2020 @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series Voting and Sale Schedule* Round Opens: Closes: Spring Doll: Design Elements 2/24 3/1 Summer Doll: Design Elements 7/1 7/7 Fall Doll: Design Elements 8/31 9/6 Winter Doll: Design Elements 10/26 11/1 *Dates are subject to change. What Is the @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series? Barbie® Signature will manufacture and offer the four @BarbieStyle Fashion Doll Series dolls, created using design options pre-selected by Barbie® fans. Anyone can participate, and anyone can purchase the final produced dolls. We will conduct four polls, each lasting one week, in which anyone may vote for their preferences of the offered choices. You may vote only once per poll. Be sure to vote before each poll closes! After a poll is closed, the winning choices will go into further design 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. Each doll will be available for purchase from Barbie.com approximately one (1) year after the related poll closes. Though these dates are subject to change, we anticipate the following: Spring Doll #1: Available Q2 2021 Summer Doll #2: Available Q3 2021 Fall Doll #3: Available Q4 2021 Winter Doll #4: Available Q4 2021 Further details will be available when the dolls are offered for purchase. Please note: The dolls, fashions, and accessories depicted in the voting images are design prototypes. Final production design, colors, and textures may vary slightly.
  20. By Allen Voivod It may still be 2019 on the calendar, but at Barbie® Signature, it's time to start revealing dolls from next year's line! And what better way to get things going than with Best in Black™ Barbie® Doll, the first entry in the 2020 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection. Glamour, sophistication, timeless elegance – that's what the BFMC® is all about! For 20 years, Designer Robert Best has been adding a contemporary twist to the classic elements of a well-dressed woman's wardrobe. With a style icon like Barbie® as his muse for the past two decades, this haute couture collection can stand next to the work of any real-world fashion collection! Barbie® is ready for any occasion – and in this case, the debut design for the 20th anniversary of the series! – in her jet-black mini dress with stylish leg-of-mutton sleeves. Sheer, black calf-high stockings and Mary-Jane-inspired heels complement her fresh, fashion-forward look. Our Gold Label® Best in Black™ Barbie® Doll is the first of four dolls coming from Robert's atelier this year. She'll arrive in specially designed packaging (featuring a doll sketch by Robert!) if you'd like to display her in the box. If you're the de-boxing kind, you'll find a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity inside. And of course, she also features the posable Silkstone® doll body, for endless posing possibilities. Now that you've got the details, you've gotta get this doll! She's available in the online shop starting 11/20 for Platinum Status members, 11/22 for Gold Status members, and 11/25 for everyone else. Don't forget, this is also the final year for the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection. That's one more very compelling reason to add her to your collection as soon as possible!
  21. By Allen Voivod With a career spanning over five decades, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, and icon. Now, Barbie® Signature applauds his global and multigenerational impact with the Barbie® David Bowie Doll! As a Gold Label™ doll, this will only be produced in limited quantities, and comes with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. It's a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, as Barbie® honors the pioneer of sound and vision, English singer, songwriter, and actor, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire. Dressed as Bowie’s fantastic sci-fi alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, Barbie® wears the iconic metallic ‘space suit’ with red and blue stripes and flared shoulders, and Bowie’s signature cherry-red platform boots. Special details include bold makeup – featuring the famed astral sphere forehead icon – and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie’s fiery-red locks. The doll will arrive (not from Mars, just from our warehouse!) in specially-designed packaging, displaying a collage of images from Bowie's early career. It's another respectful aspect of this tribute to a musical genius who redefined rock and roll. It also makes Barbie® David Bowie Doll the ultimate collector’s item for Bowie and Barbie® fans alike. Bowie was, and continues to be, a unique presence in contemporary culture. Honor his extraordinary talent and undeniable influence by adding Barbie® David Bowie Doll to your collection today! © 2019 The David Bowie Archive ® Under license to Perryscope Productions LLC/Epic Rights.
  22. By Allen Voivod The BMR1959™ Collection has arrived in the online shop! To celebrate the advent of this new streetwear-inspired series, Barbie® Signature is bringing a special event to Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles! At 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 30th, a unique BMR1959™ truck will arrive on Melrose between Ogden Drive and Orange Grove Avenue. You'll be able to get the new dolls there, and the first 100 people in line at the truck will get one BMR1959™ doll for free! But this is more than just a pop-up shopping opportunity. We're thrilled to announce that Lady Pink will be creating a live art installation on the BMR1959™ truck! As a leading participant in the rise of graffiti-based art, Pink's canvases have entered important art collections such as those of the Whitney Museum, the MET in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Groningen Museum of Holland. And you'll get to see her create a new work of art right before your eyes. If you'll be anywhere near Los Angeles on 10/30/19, you won't want to miss this. The truck arrives at 3:00pm, and doll sales end at 6:00pm. It's going to be fantastic, and we can't wait to see you there!
  23. By Allen Voivod It's the latest design for the longest-running tradition in the history of Barbie® dolls! It's also never too early to celebrate, and we're more than ready for the big reveal. In this, the global fashion icon's 60th anniversary year, we're proud to introduce the 2019 Holiday Barbie™ Dolls! This is the 31st year in the series that began as the "Happy Holidays" Barbie® Dolls. The name changed a few times over the years, but since 2004, it's been the "Holiday Barbie™ Doll," and some things have always stayed the same. The dolls are always wearing the most sophisticated ball gowns, in colors that reflect the spirit of the season. They're always glamorously styled, and they serve as both a reminder of cherished memories of the past and a symbol of joyous occasions yet to come! This year, the Holiday Barbie™ Dolls each shine in an elegant gown with red and white holiday print and silvery sparkle detail. A beautiful bow adorns each gown’s shoulder and complements a dramatic red train. Whether in curls, waves, or a ponytail, each doll's hairstyle includes a chic side part, and silvery chandelier earrings complete each doll's look. Every year, the Holiday Barbie™ Dolls also come in specially designed packaging that's perfect for gift giving, and wonderful for display if you're an NRFB kind of collector. (That's "never removed from box," in case you were wondering.) Should you take her out for display, she also comes with a doll stand, and of course a Certificate of Authenticity is tucked inside the packaging, too. There are three different Holiday Barbie™ Dolls from which to choose, but who says you have to choose! You can get all three dolls and save 10% when you buy them together in the online shop – and right now, you can’t get them anywhere else. It’s never too early to get your hands on them, so be among the first to bring home these treasured keepsakes now, and keep your holiday spirits bright all year long!
  24. By Allen Voivod It's the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics, and Barbie® Signature is joining the celebration with a tribute to three legendary X-Men characters – Storm Barbie® Doll, Mystique Barbie® Doll, and Dark Phoenix Barbie® Doll! Designer Bill Greening led the Barbie® Signature team during this action-packed collaboration, and graciously answered our questions about the dolls and the project process in this exclusive interview. *~*~*~*~*~* What did you appreciate most about participating in this project? It’s something I've heard requested for many years from both Barbie® collectors and comic book fans, so I was really excited to take on the project. The Marvel Universe has many iconic female characters that are strong and empowering, so it was fun to bring them to “life” in the Barbie Signature line up. Marvel is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2019 and Barbie is celebrating her 60th, so it’s an exciting time for two powerhouse brands to collaborate and celebrate together. What can you tell us about the process of selecting these three characters, and how you went about designing their looks? We had a list of about 10 female characters we suggested. The Marvel team then helped us narrow it down to 3 based on their knowledge of fan favorites. Once the characters were established, we had to narrow it down to which version of the character would be most iconic. The costumes for each have changed throughout the years. (The dolls are based on comic book looks, not the theatrical releases.) I wanted to make sure the fans of these characters felt like the Barbie® team was going to do them justice, capturing all the important details that will set these dolls apart. What would you say is your favorite detail (or details!) for each of the dolls? Storm Barbie® Doll: She's such an iconic, visually powerful female superhero. I think just the doll in its entirety is exciting to see in 3-D. Her platinum hair really stands out with her skin tone. Her cape adds a lot drama to her costume. Mystique Barbie® Doll: I mean, who doesn’t want a blue Barbie®? I love how the colors work with her look. Blue skin, bright red hair, yellow eyes. Dark Phoenix Barbie® Doll: I love her fiery red hair. It has subtle highlights that creates depth. And her eyes are glowing with power! *~*~*~*~*~* Each of the three dolls are painted to the likeness of the character, and the doll bodies feature articulation in the arms and legs to ready them for powerful poses. And now, it's time for you to exercise your own superpowers: Fly over to the online shop and add these dolls to your collection today! Storm Barbie® Doll, Mystique Barbie® Doll, and Dark Phoenix Barbie® Doll all debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and made quite the splash! If you missed the excitement, don't worry – we're coming to save the day with the dramatic video reveal. In the video embedded below, you'll get to learn more about these powerful characters, and see photos and 360-degree views of each doll. Watch it now! Video not showing up for you? © 2019 MARVEL
  25. Thank you so much for being part of the Barbie® Signature collecting community! Your support is greatly appreciated, and we're always looking for opportunities to improve your experiences with us. We're thrilled to announce a coming change – to a newer, more modern, and fully supported forum experience. Soon, the forums will migrate to a new provider, and with the migration comes a number of significant upgrades, including (but not limited to): The forums will be mobile-optimized, for a better experience on phones and tablets. The ability to follow conversations and get updates on new replies has been revamped and improved. Private messaging between forum members will feature a new and easier-to-use interface. Before September 15th, we recommend that you do the following: Save a copy (on your own computer or device) of any messages in your inbox that you want to keep. Messages in your forum mailboxes will not be migrated to the new platform. Download copies of any images from your photo gallery, as a precaution against the unexpected. The plan is for all photos to be preserved, though the photo gallery functionality will be returning at a later date. But we recommend downloading copies of them just in case. Please note: Once the migration begins, there will be a few days during which the forums won't be available. Rest assured, they'll be back online soon, and better than ever! We'll provide another update as soon as we know when the migration will take place, and how long it may take before you can access the new and improved version of the Barbie® Signature forums.
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