New SuperStar Barbie
The new Barbie Superstar doll has just been released and is now on toy store shelves in Nashville. If you act fast, you can get her for only $3! Details below!
Dressed in a shorter, updated version of the original 1977 SuperStar Barbie’s hot pink gown, the 2010 SuperStar also has a pink boa shrug reminiscent of the long boa her original counterpart wore. Her crystal earrings, ring and necklace are almost exact replicas of the original doll’s jewelry, except the new SuperStar wears a pendant and the 1977 version wore a chocker.
The modern version has blond hair, parted on the side like the original, but her long locks are not as long as 1977’s luxurious tresses. The 2010 SuperStar also has the larger, modern Barbie head and a taller body. Oh, well. You can’t have everything.
The box (which has a box date of 2009) has a pretty graphic of the original SuperStar on the front and a picture of the 1977 doll on the back which says, “SuperStar Barbie doll was the epitome of glamour and hot pink gown and boa. Now SuperStar Barbie doll is back with a fresh, glam look!”
The original SuperStar Barbie introduced a new face to the Barbie line back in 1977, a face Mattel would use for the next 20 years. Last year to celebrate Barbie’s 50th anniversary, Mattel issued a SuperStar reproduction, so this makes two years in a row a SuperStar Barbie has been made.
SuperStar Barbie Just $3 March 6th-13th
Even though I am not a fan of the new Barbie proportions, I have to say she looks good as a SuperStar. One of the nicest things about the new Barbie is her price – $12. And for one week only (March 6th-13th), to celebrate her birthday on March 9th, SuperStar Barbie will be on sale in stores for a special $3, the original price of the Barbie doll in 1959.
SuperStar is a stellar addition to the collections of little girls and Nashville nostalgia fans alike. “I think she is real cute, and you can’t beat that price,” says Cindy in Nashville. See the slideshow below for more photos of all three versions of the SuperStar Barbie doll.
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