Hot New Barbie Toys for 2012
The ever-expanding Barbie toy range had some cool new additions in 2012.
Mattel’s constant updates keeps the 50 year-old plastic super-star a permanent top toy for girls, a long term favorite with tweens, teens and even adults.
It would take forever and a day to go through every doll, playset and accessory currently available, so here’s Toy Tattle’s picks of the hottest new Barbie toys.
New 2012 Barbie Photo Fashion Doll
This is a new doll for Fall 2012. Barbie has a camera built-in to her back, and an LCD screen built-in to her t-shirt. So when you take a picture it displays on her shirt. A small memory means you can store images to use later, but you can also used the included USB cable to connect to your home PC and upload / download pictures.
Available now, at $50.
Barbie Hairtastic Color & Design Salon – Spray on hair designs
Set includes doll, stencils, salon chair, and hair colors.
Drape dolls super-long hair over the back of the chair, then use the color sprays to make beautiful designs.
Set available late July, and will cost around $32.
Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship – new boat playset for 2012
Large cruise shop playset that looks like a big boat, then opens up to reveal a range of playsets including a pool, swing and buffet.
Due for release mid-July, and costs around $90.
Barbie Puppy Training Park Playset with clapping doll
Includes a doll with hand clapping feature and a motorized, sound-activated dog.
Set available now, and costs around $32.
2012 Christmas Barbie Collectors Doll
Every holiday season a new collector’s doll is released in a beautiful festive outfit. This year’s model comes in a stunning scarlet red dress. Available as regular blonde, or African-American Barbie. MRSP is $40.