February 13, 2013

Hot Off the Barbie Press: The Barbie Restaurant, and Mega Bloks 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!

Tutus, tiaras and tiramisu: World's first Barbie restaurant opens
Hiufu Wong, CNN.com, 1/31/13
Licensed by U.S. toymaker Mattel, Taiwan restaurant company Sinlaku on Wednesday opened the Barbie Café on Zhongxiao road, one of the busiest shopping districts in the capital, Taipei. The café's decoration, costing TW$50 million (US$1.7 million), is mostly in suitably Barbie-style magenta and pink.

Mega Bloks Barbie makes UK debut on March 9th
Dominic Sacco, ToyNews-Online.biz, 1/29/13
The line includes a Luxury Mansion, Fashion Boutique, Pet Shop, Pool Party, Barbie's signature pink convertible car and more, allowing girls to "create, customize, design, style and accessorize over-and-over again, even after they are done building.”

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