It’s been an interesting year for Mattel so far.
From teaming up with the hottest South Korean boy band BTS for a special collaboration early this year, the American toymaker has traveled to a galaxy far far away to take inspiration for its latest line of Barbie dolls.
Mattel recently joined forces with Disney to pay homage to the 1977 original Star Wars: A New Hope. Its new line features Barbie dolls dressed as Darth Vader, R2-D2, and of course Princess Leia.
“Introducing the all-new #StarWars x Barbie Dolls, inspired by the film, Star Wars: A New Hope. Celebrating the original concept art, this collectible set pays homage to three iconic characters,” tweeted the company.
— Mattel (@Mattel) August 13, 2019
The dolls are not exactly an accurate representations of the iconic Star Wars characters, rather it’s more a cosplay-like reinterpretation, with its own stylish and high fashion imaginative flair.
Princess Leia Barbie is inspired by the character’s look in A New Hope, but she takes it up a notch with strappy high heels, a sleek looking purse and a lower braid-bun combo.
Darth Vader Barbie looks extra fierce with a long cape, mysterious sunglasses topped with a shiny bob haircut. (It’s almost like Devil Wears Prada meets Star Wars, to be honest).
The R2-D2 Barbie is equally fashionable, complete with a high blue ponytail and a modern skirt-top ensemble.