Even MORE new Barbie Doll Releases for 2012

Mattel is putting out more Barbie Dolls than ever for 2012 and this is good news for both mothers and daughters alike that enjoy collecting, playing with and admiring the dolls.

One of the Barbie Dolls from around the world produced by Mattel this year is Argentina Barbie who is dressed in a teal off the shoulder gown that ends in a long row of fringes. She also wears a sheer shawl and a band with a big rose in her hair. She wears high heel stilettos in black and fish net stockings that are a homage to Brazil's wild night life. She also has a rose around her ankle and is carrying a stuffed cougar.

A really interesting barbiedoll is Barbie Shoe Obsession. This cute blonde doll, who has a seventies cut, is wearing a short white tulle dress with a studded belt. The skirt of the dress has pockets into which are held 50 different pairs of classic Barbie shoe styles including mules in purple, pink and black. If you or your daughter has a secret lust for shoes then this Isa perfect gift.

Barbie Basics at Mattel is putting out a number of swimsuit model Babies for 2012. Model No. 7 is an African American Barbie with a full out Afro that is wearing a bright yellow bikini and high heel sandals, gold hoop earrings and has her own beach bag and orange sarong. Model No 4 is has long flowing gold curly hair and is wearing a bright pink bikini and high heels and carries a large gold lame purse. Model No. 5 Barbie has black hair styled in a short Diana Rig type haircut and is wearing a bright blue bikini with hoops at the hips and bright blue shoes. She also carries a big gold lame bag with a patterned green and blue sarong. Model 14 wears has a seventies style bouffant hairdo and wears a very bright purple two piece bikini and purple high heel gladiator sandals. Model number 4 has large pouffed hair like Anita Bryant used to wear and boasts a one shoulder suit in a bright neon green. She also wears neon green shoes and carries large clear plastic tote.

Another innovation by Barbie that is still popular this year is Stardoll. This allows you to make a Barbie that is in the image of yourself. You can create an avatar and then dress the Barbie however you like. You can then order up the real life doll.