2017 Holiday Barbie African-American Review (Mattel)

2017 Holiday Barbie African-American
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
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What It Is

Barbie is ready to celebrate the holidays with yet another holiday-themed dress in a tradition that has spanned 29 years. The 2017 Holiday Barbie dolls are here! And this year, Barbieís holiday party circuit will be red hot. There are three dolls in this yearís collection, each with a different skin tone, hairstyle, facial sculpt, and pose. 

The African-American doll has curly dark hair, some of which is braided into a headband. The doll wears the same gown as the other dolls: a shimmery long red gown with halter top neckline, gathering at the waist, and a center slit in the skirt to show off the dollís strappy gold heels and painted red toe nails. The doll even has a manicure to match. She accessorizes with long gold earrings.

But we know that Barbie always has to pop during the holidays, and thatís why there is a large ornamental star with red gemstones attached to the back of the dress. According to the back of the box, the star is supposed to represent the yearís joyful moments that became sparkling memories. The star can be removed.

The 2017 Holiday Barbie comes with a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity.

Is It Fun?

Collectors are always excited to see what the new Holiday Barbie dress design is going to be, and we think that this yearís design is stunning. There are so many gorgeous details from the makeup to the ornamental star that give the doll glamour and enough pizzazz to make a big impact this holiday season. As with all of the previous Holiday Barbies, this one will be an in-demand doll from collectors, and it will also make a wonderful holiday gift and way to start a Barbie collection for younger fans.

Who It’s For

The 2017 Holiday Barbies are part of the Pink Label collection, which means that these dolls are like a first collectible Barbie doll for young fans ages 6 and up. The dolls are really meant more for display than play. And thatís why many adult collectors will want to add one or all three of these gorgeous dolls to their collections, keeping them inside the box for display. 

What To Be Aware Of

The Hispanic and Caucasian 2017 Holiday Barbie dolls are sold separately. Though each wears the same red dress with gold star accent, the dolls do feature different skin tones, facial sculpts, hairstyles, and poses to make them different enough that collectors may want to collect all three.

The ornamental star measures eight inches by eight inches.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Quality

  • Collectibility

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy