Hey, cowboys! I hope all of you have had a lovely 2019 and will have an even better 2020. 🙂
As many of you know, Barbie turned 60 last year, and Mattel released a special edition 60th Anniversary Barbie.
Her look is inspired by the OG Barbie, from her white and black colour scheme to her red nail polish. Even the sleek heels match up.
I was lucky enough to receive her on Christmas, so here’s my review!
I really wanted to give her a 10/10, but nobody’s perfect. There’s tiny gibbers of dark plastic on her earrings, a tiny bit of excess plastic on her hands, and a tinyyyyyy little nick in her eyeshadow. I practically had to use a microscope to find these mistakes, so unless you reallyyyyyy look at her, you won’t notice anything. The most prominent mistake I could find was a bit of red “nail polish” on her left palm, but other than that? She looks great!
Now, onto the dress: the glitter stayed on firmly, which was a pleasant surprise. The stitching is very neat and clean. There is one weird string underneath her dress, but it’s there to hold two flaps at the front of her dress together, and the fact that it’s visible may have been my fault.
For the 60th anniversary, they really had to go all out on this design. And I think they did! Barbie looks glamorous rocking her long, white ‘n silver gown. I LOVE the hair: the Ariana Grande ponytail suits her well. (Every long, silky ponytail is now a homage to Ariana, in my mind). The makeup is reminiscent of the original Barbie’s makeup, except done in a modern style. It’s wonderful! The one reason I didn’t give her 10/10 is because the design is lacking a sort of… ‘wow’ factor, I suppose.
However, she does look better than the 50th anniversary doll, in my opinion.
Since I’m a collector, the packaging matters! It has to be sturdy, pretty roomy (so you have the option of putting the doll back in the box), and appealing. This box was none of those things.
The plastic was flimsy, and Barbie wasn’t very securely packaged. After I opened the bottom I realized I wouldn’t be able to put her back (not only because the box was ALREADY dented, but also because there was no room in there at all). I did like the black and white striped background, but other than that, the packaging sucked.
Is she worth the $$$?
This Barbie costs around $70 (American) on Amazon, but I’ve seen her sold for $70-$100 Canadian dollars as well. In my opinion, that’s a reasonable price point for a signature Barbie. Just be aware that the packaging may not come in the best condition: according to the reviews, I’m not the only one that had a struggle with it.