Have you heard the news?! Barbie has a new body! Well, there are actually 3 new body styles now, with a 4th being called “Original”. Mattel has added Curvy, Petite, and Tall Barbie to the lineup.
This is such a big deal that Time Magazine has even done an article about it!
Mattel is going to be bringing ‘Batman v Superman’ toys to Comic-Con this year. According to USA Today, Mattel has a new Barbie line coming in the spring, and at their booth the company is showcasing a doll based on actress Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman from Dawn of Justice. Standing 12 inches tall and featuring a sword, shield, tiara, bulletproof bracelets and her signature lasso of truth, Wonder Woman is part of the Barbie movie collection along with Superman and Batman.
Mattel’s booth will also be showing a life-sized Hot Wheels build of a Batman v Superman Twin Mill car. A die-cast toy version of the vehicle will be on sale in the spring as part of a movie-inspired Hot Wheels line.
Mattel is selling a movie-inspired BvS two-pack ($30) with the likeness of Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman. Each of the 6-inch-tall figures comes with fabric capes, display bases that combine to form the film’s iconic logo, and lights-and-sounds packaging teasing one of the big moments from the upcoming movie.
What do you think about this new line? You know I’m a super nerd, so I’m loving that Wonder Woman Barbie!
Mattel had Barbie front and center at their showcase! Barbie took up both sides of the aisle (double the space of MH) and featured new play dolls as well as the new Fashionistas! Here is my (shaky) video of the Fashionistas. Some of them are currently on shelves, and others are brand new!