Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Barbie in a galaxy far, far away...



In the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Mattel and Disney have joined forces for a new Star Wars-inspired Barbie collection based on Darth Vader, R2-D2 and, my personal favourite and childhood crush, Princess Leia.

Star Wars x Barbie is an homage to Star Wars: A New Hope. This eponymous collection, inspired by the film’s original concept art, re-imagines iconic characters through a distinctive Barbie high-fashion filter. Darth Vader Barbie reminds me of a female Kylo Ren cosplayer I saw at Star Wars Celebration Europe, which is very cool.

Barbie is no stranger to sci-fi. Kirk, Spock and Uhura dolls were released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

The new Star Wars x Barbie figures retail for $100 dollars and are available for pre-order from Amazon.com (affiliate link) and Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link). No doubt these will prove to be very popular with Barbie and Star Wars collectors alike.

Which is your favourite Barbie from the collection? Let me know in the comments below.

4 comments:

  1. Darth Barbie is definitely my top choice - might even be tempted to pre order !
    Loving the contemporary fashion take on R2 as well. Leia seems a little underwhelming in comparison to those two. Still, a classic look !

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    1. Darth, or as I prefer, Kylo Barbie looks awesome and could be from Batman's menagerie of villains! Ordinarily, I don't collect Barbie dolls, but am going to make an exception for these. They're already featured on Amazon's best seller list.

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  2. I'm so excited for these two iconic franchises to join forces! Great write-up.

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