The Mattel company is going to be very busy in 2012 releasing a number of new Barbie Dolls. This is good news for moms who love the iconic and well-loved toy of millions of girls and women.
The Pink in Pantone Barbie Doll is one that celebrates the Pantone Color chip PMS 219 which is a perky pepto-bismol like color that is very much associated with Barbie. In fact the dress is a long ruffled affair with a big flowing tail that is made completely of Pantone paint chips. She also is wearing high heel shoes with pink soles. The dress is fitted with two straps and pink flower accessories. The hair on this Barbie is long and white.
Mattel has also made a Hope Diamond Barbie. The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world and it weighs 45.52 carats. The stone itself is circled with other diamonds. It is currently showecased in the Smithsonian. This doll, which has thirties style coifed red hair has a navy gown with a flared bottom. Around her neck is the large beautiful Hope Diamond necklace. Long white gloves and diamond cuffs and earrings complete this glamorous look.
Mattel has also made the Ireland Barbie Doll which is one of the new dolls it has made for its Dolls of the World Collection in 2012. Barbie from Ireland has red hair and wears a traditional green dress with lace and bodice with short puffy sleeves. She also wears little green shoes with big buckles and carries a little stuffed Irish setter puppy.
Mattel has also made an Australia Barbie Doll for 2012. This Barbie with long gold hair wears fitted tweed khaki skirt with an animal print belt, tall buttoned up boots and is carrying a Koala bear friend for company.
The 2012 China Barbie doll wears a bright red silk dress embroiders with gold and blue flowers and wears traditional geisha shoes and big gold drop earrings. Her hair is piled high and drops in an Amy Winehouse type style. This Barbie Doll, which does not look Asian facially, carries a Panda under her arm.
You may not be a fan of Barbie but at the very least, these elaborate dolls do teach young girls about history and the importance of elegance. These new 2012 Mattel Barbies would make a great gift for the young budding fashion designer or historian in your family.