What It Is
The Barbie Fashionistas Dolled Up Dots doll is one of the fashion dolls available in Mattel's collection of more diverse Barbie dolls. This Barbie looks like the original dolls with a traditional Barbie body type. She has long blonde hair with caramel brown lowlights. Sporting an 80s-esque look, she is fashionably dressed in a neon pink high waisted pencil skirt with black polka dots, and a cropped white with black polka dot top with neon yellow cap sleeves, and hot pink trim. The color blocked look is very trendy, giving Barbie a current look. Completing her cool attire are a pair of neon orange high heeled shoes, and black heart shaped earrings. There are a lot of dolls available in the Barbie Fashionistas line, and many different ethnicities, and body types are represented, allowing girls to find a Barbie doll that looks like them, or just play with different types of fashion dolls. Floral Flair, Rock 'N' Roll Plaid, Ice Cream Romper, Spring into Style, and Pretty in Python are some of the others available, each named after her style. The fashions of the dolls range from fashion forward to sporty to slightly more conservative. The line as a whole reflects girls' awareness, and appreciation of fashion by offering different styles. Each doll is sold separately.
Is It Fun?
This doll and the others in the Barbie Fashionistas line are fun for imaginative play, as kids create storylines for the Dolled Up Dots doll on her own or along with other dolls in the collection. The doll can also be put on display as part of a Barbie collection. What differentiates Barbie Fashionistas from traditional Barbie dolls is the diversity in terms of race, and body type. Like the name implies, each doll was also designed with fashion in mind to appeal to girls who appreciate different styles.
Who It’s For
The Dolled Up Dots doll and the rest of the Barbie Fashionistas line was designed for kids or collectors ages 3 and up to use for imaginative play or to put on display. It's a great doll for kids who are into fashion, and doll play. It will especially appeal to someone who already enjoys playing with Barbie dolls.
What To Be Aware Of
Dolled Up Dots is one of the many dolls available fro Mattel as part of the company's Barbie Fashionistas collection, which includes dolls that are very diverse both in terms of fashion and overall look. Different ethnicities, and body types are represented, and for the first time Barbie features variations in skin tones, face sculpts, and eye color. Each doll in the line is sold separately.