2017 Holiday Barbie Review (Mattel)

2017 Holiday Barbie
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
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What It Is

Have a happy holiday with Barbie and the new 2017 Holiday Barbie dolls. This is the 29th year for the Holiday Barbies, and this yearís collection includes three red hot dolls. Each doll has a different skin tone, hairstyle, facial sculpt, and pose. 

The Caucasian doll wears her curly blonde hair pulled back on one side. The doll wears the same gown as the other dolls: a shimmery long red dress 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 with Barbie, itís go big or go home, so thatís why this yearís dress includes a large ornamental star with red gemstones. 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?

Thereís always a lot of excitement over what the Holiday Barbie dress will be, and we think that collectors and Barbie fans will find this yearís dress stunning. The doll as a whole has a lot of nice details, from the makeup to the star accessory, giving the doll glamour but enough pizzazz to make a bold statement this holiday season. This is yet another Holiday Barbie that will be in high demand among collectors, but it will also be a wonderful holiday gift and way to start a Barbie collection for younger fans.

Who It’s For

The 2017 Holiday Barbie dolls are part of the Pink Label collection, which means that these dolls are a good first collectible Barbie doll for young fans ages 6 and up. But unlike traditional Barbie dolls, they are really meant for display and not play. 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

African-American and Hispanic 2017 Holiday Barbies are sold separately. Though each doll 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