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Ken Dolls We Recognize IRL

There’s a new squad in Malibu, and they’re as diverse and stylish as ever. A familiar face is joining The New Barbie Crew: Ken. The Barbie Fashionistas line now includes 15 new Ken dolls featuring three body… read more

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Ken Joins Barbie Fashionistas Line with 15 New Dolls

This year, Ken’s the one getting the makeover. Today, Mattel is expanding its line of Fashionistas dolls with 15 new and diverse Ken dolls, featuring three body types—slim, broad, and original—and a variety of skin… read more

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Club Chelsea is the Coolest Club in Town

Welcome to the club. Club Chelsea, that is. The new line of Barbie dolls from Just Play are the perfect contenders to be any kid’s new BFF. The Club Chelsea doll is a unique, fashion… read more

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An Important Step for Play: Mattel’s “Dads Who Play Barbie”

It’s incredible how much things can change in what seems, on one hand, to be a few short years, but on another, the result of decades of struggle. As my wife and I celebrate our… read more

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Get Kids Interested in Politics with Election-Themed Toys

Election day is just one week away, and the gravity of this election year cannot be understated. It’s never too early to get kids interested in the political process, and sometimes all it takes is… read more

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Say Hello (Literally) to the New Barbie Dreamhouse

If you spend a lot of weekends (or weekdays, who are we kidding?) binge-watching everything on HGTV, you’ll know that anything is possible if you have a dream—and Chip and Joanna Gaines. (If you’d like… read more

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BARBIE STAR LIGHT ADVENTURE RC HOVERBOARD

This working R/C hoverboard with a Barbie doll rider features an easy-to-use joystick and a simple sliding lever to adjust the flying height. Kids can get started right away with three pre-set flying stunts.

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BARBIE HELLO DREAMHOUSE

This modern, two-story smart home features floor sensors that recognize where the dolls are in the house. Embedded speech-recognition technology allows kids to control the lights, elevator, and more. Kids can further customize their experience through… read more

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BARBIE STEM KIT

This project kit includes a Barbie or Nikki doll, plastic building pieces, and science experiment materials to create seven models. Each model is built to “Barbie-scale” and is compatible with the original Barbie Dreamhouse.

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STEM Skills Are on Trend with Barbie STEM Kit

We know two things about Barbie: She’s fashionable and she can literally do anything she wants. Thames & Kosmos reinforces what we know to be true with the Barbie STEM kit, a kit that uses… read more

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