Mattel Announce New Star Wars Barbie Line with R2-D2, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia

Mattel and Lucasfilm announced a new collaboration yesterday- Star Wars Barbies! It’s actually strange to think this hasn’t been done in all the years of Star Wars memorabilia production. However, given the strong ties Lucasfilm had to Kenner, then Hasbro, and the competitiveness the of the licensing negotiations during the late 90s, it is understandable that Mattel was thrown clear from the fray all those years.

Mattel starts with a strong line up of core characters: Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Princess Leia.

Each dolls looks pretty well thought out to be honest. There are some creative takes on a lot of the classic costume elements.

Darth’s hairstyle resembles a helmeted head, with Devil Wears Prada glasses to conceal Annie-kin(?)’s true visage. Princess Leia, rather than just don the classic hair buns, get a little more elegant twist to her hair style and some added flow to her gown. Leia’s boots are a little fancier than the rebel princess’ originals as well. R2 is just retro futuristic from head to toe with the Bowie-esque eye paint, the clear hoop skirt, and the patterned knee-high boots. Nice job, Mattel.

Each doll is suitable for adult collectors, retails right around $100 and can be ordered directly through Mattel, Entertainment Earth, or Amazon for a November 2019 delivery!

It will be interesting to see if this line continues. What other characters would they introduce? Chewie? Would that just look like the bearded lady?

Check out the galleries and product info below!

Princess Leia Star Wars x Barbie® Doll

Via Mattel:

The Star Wars™ x Barbie® collaboration is an homage to Star Wars: A New Hope. This eponymous collection, inspired by the film’s original concept art, re-imagines iconic characters through a distinctive Barbie™ high-fashion filter. Princess Leia Organa was one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire. This collectible Star Wars™ x Barbie® doll captures Princess Leia’s iconic look in an elegant white gown with dramatic, floor-length sleeves. Details include a silvery peplum belt, cuff jewelry and an up-do inspired by her signature bun hairstyle. Star Wars™ Princess Leia x Barbie® doll makes a great gift for Star Wars™ and Barbie® fans. Includes a Star Wars™ doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Colors and decorations may vary.

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 8/13/2019
  • Included with doll: Necklace, cuffs, belt, shoes, clutch, doll stand
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Fashion: White gown with silver peplum belt
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Body Type: Model Muse (Double bent arms)
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Facial sculpt: DYX39 Collector Size Millie (Closed Mouth)
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 18″ x 6″ x 11″
  • © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Star Wars™ Darth Vader x Barbie® Doll

Via Mattel:

The Star Wars™ x Barbie® collaboration is an homage to Star Wars: A New Hope. This eponymous collection, inspired by the film’s original concept art, re-imagines iconic characters through a distinctive Barbie™ high-fashion filter. Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. This collectible Star Wars™ x Barbie® doll captures Darth Vader’s Sith armor silhouette in a head-to-toe shiny-black ensemble. Metallic details at her collar and waist, dark glasses and an emblematic black cape finish the look. Star Wars™ Darth Vader x Barbie® doll makes a great gift for Star Wars™ and Barbie® fans. Includes a Star Wars™ doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Colors and decorations may vary.

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 8/13/2019
  • Fashion: Shiny-black peplum top, panelled pencil skirt and knee-high boots
  • Fashion Sewn On?: Yes
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Body Type: Model Muse (Straight arms)
  • Facial sculpt: N6599
  • Included with doll: Glasses, Choker, Holster, Corset, boots, clutch, Doll Stand
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 18″ x 6″ x 11″
  • © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
SKU #: GHT80

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Star Wars™ R2D2 x Barbie® Doll

Via Mattel:

  • The Star Wars™ x Barbie® collaboration is an homage to Star Wars: A New Hope. This eponymous collection, inspired by the film’s original concept art, re-imagines iconic characters through a distinctive Barbie™ high-fashion filter. A resourceful astromech droid, skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant, R2-D2 showed great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. Star Wars™ R2-D2 x Barbie® doll captures the lovable droid’s look in a geometric ensemble with a dome skirt, bomber jacket and thigh-high boots over silvery tights. A vibrant blue ponytail and “radar eye” detail complete the look. Star Wars™ R2-D2 x Barbie® doll makes a great gift for Star Wars™ and Barbie® fans. Includes a Star Wars™ doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Colors and decorations may vary.
    • Label: Gold Label®
    • Designer: Robert Best
    • Release Date: 8/13/2019
    • Included with doll: Jacket, gloves, Top, Skirt, tights
    • Eyelashes: Painted
    • Fashion: Dome skirt, bomber jacket and thigh-high boots over silvery tights
    • Fashion Sewn On?: No
    • Body Type: Model Muse (Straight arms)
    • Doll Stand: Yes
    • Facial sculpt: BCP92
    • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 18″ x 6″ x 11″
    • © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.SKU #: GHT79

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More later! DrunkWooky out!

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