Barbie On the Go Car Wash Review (Mattel)

Barbie On the Go Car Wash
What It Is

Get going with Barbie and the new Barbie On the Go line of toys, the first-ever track system for Barbie. This features motorized cars, scooters, and ponies that four-inch Barbie dolls can ride. And with the Barbie On the Go Car Wash track set, Barbie can ride her convertible through a car wash.

The set comes with a Barbie doll wearing removable orange sunglasses, a tank top, and shorts. The doll's hinged legs and knees allow her to sit behind the steering wheel of the pink convertible. To send the car in motion, press the button on the bumper. Barbie has bobble-head motion as she rides around in the car. Press the button again to stop the car.

Set up the glittery pink and green 10-piece track, complete with a variety of accessories that all have different action features activated as Barbie drives by. First, Barbie uncovers a cat hiding under a bush. Then, she tosses her water bottle into the snack machine. After that, she twists past the car wash menu, and knocks over a traffic light. She also triggers a spiraling palm tree, knocks over a stop sign, and goes through a swinging door.

There is also, of course, a car wash for the car to drive through, complete with rotating washers that kids spin by turning the disc. Pull back the lever to let the car pass once the washing is complete.

The set also comes with a bench accessory.

Is It Fun?

With all the fun action features in this toy line, we were a little disappointed that the Barbie car doesn't trigger the car wash action, and it doesn't really make much sense for Barbie to throw her water bottle into the snack machine instead of triggering one to come out. Maybe that's just the adult in us overthinking things. 

At its core, this is a cute playset with some fun features that encourage creative storytelling, and kids will really like watching Barbie drive around on and off the track.

Who It’s For

The Barbie On the Go Car Wash is for ages 4 and up. This gives Barbie fans and car fans a whole new way to play.

What To Be Aware Of

You'll need one AAA battery, which is not included.

Assembly is required, and it took us 10 minutes to do. The instructions were easy to follow.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    1 AAA battery required