Let’s begin the vacation season off on a excessive word. Simply weeks after Mariah Carey broke out of her block of ice to kick off the vacation season and rejoice Christmas, she has much more thrilling information: she’s a Barbie now.
Mattel introduced on Friday that their latest doll of their Vacation Celebration assortment is right here, and it’s all Barbie followers and Mariah Carey followers need for Christmas. The doll formally releases at this time and, like the vast majority of particular version Barbies, retails for $75 at Mattel.
“It is a once-in-a-lifetime dream to have my very own Barbie,” Carey mentioned in a press release. “If I might return and inform my little lady self that in the future, I’d have a Barbie made in my likeness, I believe she would flip out! I hope all collectors and followers all over the place benefit from the vacation season and hopefully the Mariah Barbie can be an exquisite addition to it!”
The doll is dressed for the season with a floor-length crimson glowing vacation robe, full with thigh-high leg slit and silver bauble element on the hips. The robe is completed off with matching crimson excessive heels and silver equipment, together with chandelier earrings and naturally a butterfly ring.
If it appears to be like acquainted, it’s as a result of it’s based mostly on the gown that Carey wears in her “All I Need For Christmas” music video. Though Carey informed Folks that they introduced up the deep v-neck a bit.
“They would not let the ‘V’ within the gown be fairly as little as it’s within the video,” she shared. “However I perceive as a result of it is a vacation and every little thing else. However I am like, ‘Oh, Barbie, very demure.'”
And sure, the doll comes with a microphone, after all, whereas the clear field provides a winter wonderland to the background.
It’s simple to see why she’s a terrific alternative for Barbie: she’s a Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum performer who simply occurs to be one of many best-selling feminine artists of all time. And her single, “All I Need For Christmas,” which has been streamed on Spotify over one million instances — has many calling her the Queen of Christmas.
Who wouldn’t need considered one of these underneath the tree this 12 months?
Carey opened as much as Folks about what this Barbie means to her.
“As slightly lady, I didn’t have a variety of toys or issues,” she mentioned of her childhood rising up within the Bronx. “The one factor I actually wished was Famous person Barbie. After I first began working with the folks at Barbie, they despatched me a bunch of Famous person Barbies and it was actually candy.”