Barbie: Dancing with the Stars Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The Dancing with the Stars Barbie dolls capture the costumes and artistry of the popular Dancing with the Stars TV show. Each of the three dolls is dressed for a different type of dance. The Paso Doble Barbie's red "satin" gown is full of drama and passion just like the fiery rhythms of the Spanish dance. The doll features a black and red jacquard bodice, hoops linking the skirt to her hands, drop earrings, and a gold bangle.

The Samba Barbie doll wears a festive ensemble of bright, tropical colors inspired by the Brazilian celebration Carnival. The skirt is accented with yellow feathers and pink and orange organza. The top and skirt are linked together with a string of flowers twisting down the doll's torso.

The flowing pink gown of the Waltz Barbie is inspired by the elegant and romantic dance. The costume features a long three-tiered ruffle skirt, cut-out sleeves, and a shiny pink bodice with silver trim. The doll also wears matching pink jewelry and heels.

Is It Fun?

The lavish costumes for each of these dolls really capture the essence of the style of the show. Fans of the show will like how the dresses have really been inspired by the different dances. Each of the Dancing with the Stars dolls is beautifully sculpted and detailed and are mostly intended as great display pieces.

Who It’s For

These dolls are part of the Pink Label Collection of dolls targeted toward the earliest Barbie collector and are graded for ages 6 and up. However, the Dancing with the Stars dolls will most likely appeal to fans of the show and for Barbie collectors of any age. They're ideal for girls or adults who are starting or who have doll collections.

What To Be Aware Of

Some young Barbie fans may want to take these dolls out of the box and play with them, but many collectors will want to keep them in the package so as not to devalue the dolls. The package features show logos and a backdrop of the famous stage from the show, so many collectors won't want to throw out the box.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy