Star Wars x Barbie Chewbacca, Rey, C-3PO and Stormtrooper Dolls Review (Mattel)

Star Wars x Barbie Chewbacca, Rey, C-3PO and Stormtrooper Dolls
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What It Is

Princess Leia may have called Chewbacca a "walking carpet", but in Barbie's galaxy, Wookiees set the fashion trends. So do Stormtroopers, C-3PO, and Rey, as evidenced by the high-fashion looks seen in the newest series of Star Wars x Barbie dolls. Inspired by the films' original concept art, each doll reimagines an iconic character through Barbie's distinctive high-fashion filter.

There are a lot of great details on each box, such as a fur wrap around the Chewbacca box and opening side panels that show sketches of both the original character and the doll fashion. When opened, the shape of the packaging almost makes it look like these dolls are on display in a museum. Of course, to see all the gorgeous details of the dolls, you'll need to take them out of the box - but only if you want to.

The Chewbacca doll brings a glamorous edge to the Wookiee warrior's shaggy brown fur. The doll wears a faux fur coat over a strapless dress with a fur skirt and bodice of vinyl and sheer organza. The doll's two-toned brown hair is pulled back with a furry headband, and even the doll's knee-high boots are covered in fur. Cuff bracelets and a handbag are reminiscent of Chewie's bandolier and satchel.

The C-3PO doll captures the protocol droid's gold look in a runway-ready silhouette. The head-to-toe liquid gold look features accents of sheer organza and golden sequins. Other shiny details include a gold hair cuff in the doll's curly Afro, C-3PO-inspired sunglasses, a structured collar, arm cuffs, and knee-high boots. And the doll's gold belt echoes the droid's primary power coupler outlet.

The imposing white armor and blaster rifles of a Stormtrooper inspire the Stormtrooper doll's look. A white minidress features fabric and plastoid armor pieces worn over a black bodysuit with knee-high heeled boots that feature a knee protector plate. The doll's platinum bobbed hair features bluish-purple streaks on the underside, and the doll accessorizes with sunglasses that mimic the eyepieces of a Stormtrooper helmet.

Rey probably can't fight in a gown, but she can walk down the runway in the crystal-pleated chiffon gown worn by the Rey Barbie doll. The gown features a crossover neckline with draped hood, inspired by Rey's gauzy crosspiece. A slit reveals ombre boot-leggings in gold and copper hues, and her accessories (earring, cuff, armband) have a hammered gold look. The doll's brown hair is pulled back into three sections with a few face-framing tendrils left loose.

Each doll includes a doll stand that has a raised black platform with the Star Wars logo and other designs printed on each side.

Each doll also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Is It Fun?

These dolls look amazing and will be a lot of fun for Barbie and Star Wars fans to collect. We think the Mattel designers did a great job interpreting these characters' looks. There are so many little details to discover on each doll.

Who It’s For

These Barbie dolls are for the adult collector and not intended for children under 14.

What To Be Aware Of

Each of these dolls is limited-edition with no more than 20,000 worldwide.

This new series of four dolls expands on the Star Wars x Barbie collection that originally debuted with Princess Leia, R2-D2, and Darth Vader.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Quality

  • Collectibility

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy