I’m a (Star Wars) Barbie Girl in a Barbie World

For years, the two most popular posts on this blog, the ones that garnered the most organic traffic from google searches, were about Barbies. There was “I’m a Barbie Girl in a (French) Barbie World” where I shallow dived into the doll’s relationship with fashion after seeing an Eiffel Tower Barbie at a local Target. And then there was the follow upI’m a (French) Barbie Girl in a Barbie World – Part Deux” about the new Dolls of the World Collection and its vision of what a French Barbie and French woman should look like. It’s been 7 years since I last wrote about Barbies (wow, I have been blogging on and off for a while now!) so how about a new doll post?

May the Fourth was yesterday, and in honour of #StarWarsDay Mattel unveiled a new collection of fashion dolls “inspired” by the saga…

The four dolls, which retail between $100-$150, are each modeled after Rey, C-3PO, Chewbacca, and a Stormtrooper. If you’re really into them, you can order the Barbie x Star Wars collaboration on Mattel’s website. But the point of my post is to kind of to make fun of them. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I think disco C-3PO is pretty fierce but otherwise, they basically look like girls trying to be sexy Star Wars for Halloween 😉 And while I appreciate the detail that went into Sexy Chewbacca’s boots (all that fur might be why that doll is the most expensive) that one makes me cringe the most.

But Barbie has some rabid fans, and so does Star Wars so I’m sure the force will be strong with this collection, which adds on to last year’s Star Wars™ x Barbie® Gift Set dolls featuring an R2D2 with over the knees boots and a dominatrix looking Darth Vador.

Hum… I think I’m more likely to splurge on an BB8 Instant Pot though 😉 Hope you had a great Star wars Day yesterday. Now it’s back to writing about books and running for moi.

 

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