‘Barbie’ beauty descends on Houston’s Discovery Green: See pink lights to celebrate the highly anticipated film premiere
Discovery Green is changing the color of its lights to pink on Friday night to help celebrate the release of the new Warner Bros. Pictures movie “Barbie,” which opens in theaters on Friday.
Barbie pop-up truck stopping by Houston-area this weekend
Merchandise available at Barbie Pop-Up Truck coming to the Baybrook Mall on April 3. Barbie is stopping by for a visit Saturday as a part of her Totally Throwback Tour. Barbie’s hot pink truck is stopping by Baybrook Mall for an outdoor mobile pop-up experience from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 3. The mobile pop-up shop will sell exclusive Barbie-themed, retro-inspired merchandise. Fans who visit will also have the opportunity to get their hands on a collectible Barbie Polaroid camera.
Barbie’s friend Ken celebrates a milestone birthday: 60
A reproduction of the original Ken doll, launched in 1961 as a companion to Barbie, appears in Bergen County, N.J., on Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)(AP) – Ken is turning 60, two years after his best friend Barbie did. Mattel launched a reproduction of the original Ken doll on Thursday to commemorate his 1961 debut. “I would say Ken is a good friend and a best friend, a supportive best friend to the Barbie doll,” Best said. AdThe original Barbie, launched in 1959, also came in a bathing suit, a minimalist strategy to encourage consumers to buy outfits and accessories.
Maya Angelou Barbie doll introduced
HOUSTON – Maya Angelou, activist and author of books such as “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” is the latest addition to Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” collection. According to Mattel, the doll pays tribute to Angelou for her numerous honorary doctorates. Pictures shared by Mattel showed the doll holding a replica of her autobiography, while wearing a head wrap and floor-length dress. Mattel said in a blog post Thursday Angelou is the 10th honoree for Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” collection, which includes previous honorees Ella Fitzgerald, Sally Ride and Rosa Parks. The doll is now up for preorder with a price of $29.99 and will be released after Feb. 8.
Barbie unveils second Da de Muertos collectible doll
Barbie lovers, you might want to add this to your growing collection. The second edition of a collectible Da de Muertos doll that celebrates a time-honored Mexican tradition of honoring loved ones who have passed away. The doll was designed by Mexican-American doll designer Javier Meabe, who also designed the first Da de Muertos doll and the Jurassic Park Claire doll. Meabe said he made sure to stay true to the tradition by adding elements associated with the holiday, such as marigold flowers, the skeletal elements and the traditional calavera design. The doll comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is priced at $75.