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The new Barbie Digital Dress Doll is the newest Barbie to come off the ‘runway’ with all the usual features that are expect from her but with one big twist. Her dress uses the latest LED and touch screen technology. It has 114 tri-coloured LED lights built into her dress and allows the user to choose between three different functions:
- • The first function allows the user to choose from pre-set patterns such as hearts, and fireworks. By sliding a finger across the touch screen dress the user can brows through the different animated designs.
- • The second allows the user to use the stylus to draw their own designs onto the dress. They can do this by first selecting a colour and then using the stylus to draw their design onto the dress.
- • The third heart makes the LED’s respond to sound and music. This means when a child talks to their doll or plays music the graphics on the dress move according to the sounds in the room.
Made by world famous toy brand Mattel this new doll complete with the 4.5 inch touch screed and LED lights is thought to become one of the most popular fashion dolls.
The original Barbie was created by Ruth and Elliot Handler back in 1959, and since then they have remained popular with girls all over the world. This new doll is another in a long line of dolls that will continue to be loved by millions of girls.
Who would buy the Barbie Digital Dress Doll?
Aimed at young girls aged 6 and up, and although the dolls programmable features may seem complicated they are in fact simple to use. It would make a great present for any young girl especially ones who like to draw and design. Girls who already love Barbie and even some who don’t are sure to be fans of this new interactive Digital Dress Barbie.
Although aimed at young girls there are even adults expressing an interest to have a play with the Barbie Digital Dress doll.
Things we like about the Barbie Digital Dress Doll
Barbie’s dress has been taken to a whole new level this time around and its new interactive features are amazing. The settings are changed by clicking on one of the three different hearts on her necklace. Allowing the child to easily choose which function they want to use. She also has articulated limbs including elbows and wrists meaning the child can pose her in different positions.
The feature that allows the user to draw their own designs is fantastic. They can use multiple colours is the one design and it really allows children the ability to create and design.
The idea of the LED lights on the dress is also something that has been seen on real fashion runways. So yet again Barbie is keeping up with real world fashion and allowing tech-savvy youngsters to keep up too.
Things we didn’t like about the Barbie Digital Dress Doll
The only downside to this doll is that if children play rough with the doll they may be capable of breaking the LED’s or the touch screen. With this being said as long as children are careful these shouldn’t be any problems.
Another point worth mentioning is that unlike the traditional Barbie where children can undress and dress her however they like. This new doll so far only comes with the one interactive dress.
Due to the fact that its still a long way off the release date there is no information yet on whether it will come with any sort of guarantee.
Is the Barbie Digital Dress Doll worth the money?
This provides hours of entertainment and fun. Children are less likely to get bored with this doll as they are able to constantly redesign her dress and come up with new ideas.
Where can I buy the Barbie Digital Dress Doll?
When release in August 2013 the Barbie Digital Dress should be available in all major toy stores like Toys R Us and Walmart as well as online retailers like Amazon. It will also be available online on shop websites as well as Mattel’s website.
More customer reviews for the Barbie Digital Dress Doll
As it has not been released yet there are no reviews yet about the doll from customers. However reviews of the 2013 Toy Fair where the doll was on show have all been positive. People seem impressed with the idea of children being able to customize the dress however they choose.