Thursday, February 19, 2015

Barbie Princess Power

Barbie – the world’s most iconic doll – is taking on a larger than life role in 2015. For the first time in the brand’s 56-year history, Barbie is donning a cape and mask and taking on the role of a new Super Hero. Officially making her debut at New York Toy Fair this week, Barbie in Princess Power is uniquely designed through the eyes of girls. 

Barbie in Princess Power

 
For Girls By Girls

In a global survey of 2,400 girls ages 3-10, Mattel found that nine in ten girls wish that there were more superheroes for girls. Barbie in Princess Power brings to life a storyline for Barbie the way girls imagine a superhero to be for them – turning bad guys into friends, using sparkly magical gadgets, and saving the day in style.
 
The property includes a DVD, full line of dolls, role play costumes and an innovative digital comic creator allowing girls to play out their own superhero stories. You can follow Barbie’s super hero adventures on www.BeSuper.com and on social media using #BeSuper.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year, Barbie! A look at New Year-themed Barbies from the past decade (slideshow) - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner





To ring in the New Year with Barbie, I decided to take a trip down memory lane with the plastic princess and look at the Barbie dolls that most capture a New Year's theme from the past decade.



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Friday, October 31, 2014

2012 Target Halloween Star Barbie doll is the 'cat's meow' - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

2Target released their exclusive Halloween doll, the Halloween Star Barbie
doll in her Barbie pink box in 2012. Wearing a whimsical little kitty cat
outfit, the cute doll has kitty cat ears, a black stripe in her long
blonde hair, a painted nose and whiskers as well as a white fur ruff
around her neck.



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Introducing The Beatrix Girls


How do you successfully break into the “doll category” and compete against beloved global brands like Barbie, Monster High and Disney Fairies? Moreover, how do you build and expand your brand?

The Beatrix Girls is a rare but apt example of a successful new player in the market that’s been able to establish a solid fanbase worldwide and expand its product line by launching a licensing program in multiple categories including apparel, accessories, bedding, stationary, footwear and more.

The concept behind this line of collectible pop-star dolls was conceived and brought to the market by Sherry Gunther, a two time Emmy Award winning producer and studio executive with an unparalleled track record of over two decades of experience producing smash hits such as The Simpsons, Rugrats, and Family Guy.  When developing the The Beatrix Girls, Sherry enlisted the help of leading animators and doll developers to re-imagine the look of dolls.  The result, a more angular appeal, large heads, big hair and stylized look.  

The Beatrix Girls songs are just as important - and were written and produced by a Platinum winning song-writer/producer who writes for some of the top pop stars today, and mastered by Grammy winning producers.  In fact, the songs are now available on iTunes and Amazon Mp3 - and a Pandora page is set to launch in roughly two weeks.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Easter Barbies - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner





Easter Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Easter Barbies



The first time Barbie officially celebrated Easter was in 1959 when Mattel issued the vintage Barbie Easter Parade outfit which featured a black
coat over a colorful print sheath dress. The following year, Mattel
continued to make the dress without the coat.



The next time an Easter-themed Barbie doll appeared was not until 1993 when Mattel made the Easter Fun Barbie doll. Barbie wore a white dress with a colorful Easter egg print and came with stickers to decorate eggs inside the box.



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Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999 (slideshow of Easter Barbies) - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner





Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999 (with slideshow of Easter Barbies)



This article is Part II in a series on Easter Barbie dolls - past and present. The list is of Easter Barbie dolls below sold from 1993 to 1999 and is made up of dolls which were predominantly available in grocery stores and convenience stores. As reported in Easter Barbie dolls - past and present, although the Easter Parade Barbie doll ensemble from 1959 was the first Easter-themed Barbie product, the first Easter Barbie doll, Easter Fun came out in 1993.



Continued: Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999 (with slideshow of Easter Barbies) - Nashville doll collecting Examiner