Can it be true? After 41 years, Barbie is packing up the Dreamhouse, putting it on the market, and starting a worldwide search for a new home to call her own. See more of the story in this edition of Hot Off the Barbie Press!
I love new experiences. In the past year alone, I’ve ruled a race of aliens from beyond the farthest galaxy, performed a passionate ballroom routine, and proudly represented District 12 with my archery skills. Oh, and I also became a vampire! What can I say? It’s been a busy year, and with Africa calling to me now, I’ll be globetrotting again before long.
New York Toy Fair dominated the headlines earlier this month, and two of the big attention getters this year were the Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror and the Barbie Digital Dress Doll! We’ve got stories, pictures and video of them both here in a special edition of Hot Off the Barbie Press.
Who doesn’t dream of taking a fabulous vacation, full of adventure, intrigue, and whirlwind romance? This idea of the ultimate bon voyage inspired designer Robert Best while expanding the “Atelier” theme for the 2013 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection.
The Barbie™ Hair & Store for young women aged 18 to 25 will launch in South Korea before year’s end. The new store will combine hair service and hair care related merchandise focusing on trendy color treatments and hair perms. Over 100 salons are targeted to open by 2015!
Girls 4 to 11 years old can hit the pink seas and meet new friends, make lifelong memories and sail away on the Barbie™ Premium Experience on a Royal Caribbean cruise! This experience includes: the Barbie™ Stateroom Package with signature pink room décor, take-home Barbie® doll, accessories and more; a Tiaras and Teacups Party; a Mermaid Dance Class; a Fashion Designer Workshop and a Fashion Show. The Barbie Premium Experience is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. Space is limited, so reserve early at RoyalCaribbean.com/Barbie.
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!
Did you see the listing on Trulia? “Creatively scaled 8,500 sq. ft., 3-story, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom mansion in Malibu, with a truly unobstructed view of the ocean – after all, it only has three walls!” It’s the Barbie Dreamhouse, and Barbie has put it on the market for just $25 million.
Did you know? The Barbie Fan Club sold out last year…faster than it ever has before! Barbie lovers who didn’t get their memberships in time missed out on shop rewards, access to Club-exclusive sales, and early peeks at dolls so hot, they sold out within days of their release!