Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar Keira Doll Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar Keira Doll is based on the character in the new Barbie DVD The Princess and the Popstar. Keira is a superstar singer who wishes to be a princess like Tori. Tori wants to give up her life as a princess to be a pop star. In the movie, the characters end up switching places. Kids can recreate the transformation with the Keira doll. Her concert costume and purple hairdo can be changed into an elegant gown with regal hairstyle. Just wrap the long, lacy princess dress around the front of the doll. The train becomes a calf-length purple skirt with pretty pink sash and printed overlay at the waist. Plus, turn Keira's hair 180 degrees to reveal a lovely brunette hairstyle with glittery tiara. To return her to the concert costume, just pull the drawstring on the back of the gown. The doll also comes with a microphone and sings two songs from the movie: "Perfect Day" and "Here I Am." When placed beside the Tori doll, sold separately, the two dolls will sing in harmony, just like in the movie.

Is It Fun?

With the Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar Keira doll, kids can recreate scenes from the movie or imagine all-new musical adventures for Keira. Kids will love being able to recreate the transformation from pop star to princess that is so central to the movie's storyline. This musical doll helps bring the magic and music of the movie to life as well as engages kids in lots of imaginative play.

Who It’s For

Keira is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

This is a classic play theme for kids as they imagine themselves in completely different lives and worlds. However this theme is expressed, it's always appealing to kids.

The doll includes four button cell batteries. These power the in-store try-me feature, and it is recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.

Make sure you remove the plastic try-me tab from the back of the doll so that you hear longer snippets of the two songs.

The doll's dress is not removable.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    4 Cell batteries required