Designed by Robert Best and released under the Barbie Gold Label line, Mattel‘s Star Wars x Barbie collection is a collaboration with Lucasfilm that launches with three fashion dolls, each inspired by original concept art from the production of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). Barbie x Darth Vader, Barbie x Princess Leia, and Barbie x R2-D2 are characters that take Star Wars icons and reimagine them through Barbie’s high-fashion lens. Dolls are packaged in premium slipcase packaging, and each one includes a Star Wars doll stand and certificate of authenticity.
“The unique aspects of this come from the collaboration of two unique icons that truly stand alone,” says designer Robert Best. “Barbie and Star Wars are cultural phenomena like no others, and so it’s exciting to bring these two worlds together. I also think it might be an unexpected collaboration, and I love that.”
Barbie x Darth Vader
Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. This collectible doll captures Darth Vader’s Sith armor silhouette in a head-to-toe, shiny black ensemble. Metallic details at her collar and waist, dark glasses, and an emblematic black cape finish the look.
Barbie x R2-D2
A resourceful astromech droid, skilled starship mechanic, and fighter pilot’s assistant, R2-D2 showed great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. The doll captures the lovable droid’s look in a geometric ensemble with a dome skirt, a bomber jacket, and thigh-high boots over silvery tights. A vibrant, blue ponytail and “radar eye” details complete the look.
Barbie x Princess Leia
Princess Leia Organa was one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire. This doll captures Princess Leia’s iconic look in an elegant white gown with dramatic, floor-length sleeves. Details include a silvery peplum belt, cuff jewelry, and an updo inspired by her signature bun hairstyle.
The dolls are available to preorder now, with shipping expected in November.