Barbie Photo Fashion Doll Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The Barbie Photo Fashion Doll is a standard 11.75-inch Barbie doll which is also a great digital camera. Charge up the internal battery with the included USB cable. Switch on the doll and make sure the switch on the doll's belt is in the up position. Then you're ready to point and shoot. The camera lens is on Barbie's back. In typical Barbie style it looks like a gem in her necklace. The screen is on the front of the doll in the T-shirt. The doll will hold more than 200 photos at a time, and you can also add one of 30 different photo effects to your shots before you take them. To take a picture, line up your image in the screen, push Barbie's belt buckle, and you've got the shot. After you're done taking pictures, you can scroll through your images and display one on Barbie's T-shirt. You can also use the USB cable to connect Barbie to the computer and upload your pictures to add more effects. Photo Fashion Barbie works with both PC and Mac operating systems. The doll also comes with a stand.

Is It Fun?

The response from everyone we've shown this doll to has been, "Wow, that's cool!" And it is. Barbie Photo Fashion is a great way to add a new dimension to classic Barbie play. It's all about sophisticated technology that is easy to use, and it makes this toy both innovative and fun.

Who It’s For

Barbie Photo Fashion is for ages 6 and up. Younger kids may need some adult assistance, including getting the doll set up.

What To Be Aware Of

We found the directions clear and easy to follow, and it was very easy to learn and master the controls.

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