Friday, March 15, 2013

Barbie in the Pink Shoes DVD & Doll {Review & Giveaway}

Barbie logo
While some of my childhood toys fell into the "take it or leave it" category, there was always something special about Barbie.

She and her gal pals (and Ken, of course) had all sorts of imaginative adventures that took them near, far and anywhere in between. I can remember getting lost in the world of Barbie, spending hours changing her clothes and brushing her hair — she's an icon that has the ability to tap into a girl's creativity in such a fun way!

So this spring there's no better way to surprise and impress the Barbie fans in your life than by celebrating her 10+ years of entertainment with the new toy line surrounding her 25th direct-to-DVD film, Barbie in the Pink Shoes.

Barbie in the Pink Shoes DVD

Barbie has brought ballet back to the spotlight for the first time in years, introducing a new generation of girls to the moves and music of the legendary titles Giselle and Swan Lake. Viewers are able to dance their way through the magical adventure right along with Barbie as Kristyn Farraday, a ballerina with big dreams.

When Kristyn tries on a pair of sparkling pink shoes, she and her best friend, Hailey, are whisked away to a fantastical ballet world where she discovers she must dance in her favorite ballets in order to defeat an evil Snow Queen. Will she twirl and leap to success or will evil prevail?

Barbie DVD

While we have viewed themed Barbie DVDs in the past, the combination of the bright colors, vivid animation and beautiful music really caught my girls' attention in Barbie in the Pink Shoes. They loved seeing Kristyn embark on her journey and see that, when you follow your dreams and dance from your heart, anything is possible!

As a huge bonus, we were able to send over some questions to Jenelle Manzi (professional ballerina in the New York City Ballet and the dancer who portrayed Kristyn through motion-capture technology) and received her responses through video!


As if my young Barbie fans weren't excited enough about this movie and getting to "meet" Jenelle, being able to interact and extend the characters off-screen as well made it even so much better.

Barbie in the Pink Shoes

The girls were immediately taken with Barbie as Kristyn Farraday and seeing her magic pink shoes and sparkling costume. They couldn't wait to get her out of the box!

However, before that even happened, we noticed the back of of the box showed the unique and special twist to this particular doll and her beautiful dress.

Barbie in the Pink Shoes dress

Ooohhhhh, Little Sister B pointed in awe, Her skirt CHANGES COLOR!

Sure enough, by grasping this doll around the waist and transforming her with a pirouette-style twist, her fashions transforms back and forth from elegant purple and blue to a stunning dancing costume in all shades of pink.

Barbie in the Pink Shoes review

With everything from her rose tiara to her sparkling pink shoes, it is hard to not just gaze at this beautiful ballerina and all of the little details that went into making this doll special!

Barbie in the Pink Shoes doll review

The girls have been thrilled with Barbie as Kristyn Farraday and how easy it is to switch back and forth between her two looks. It has really taken the magic of Barbie in the Pink Shoes to an entirely different level and has definitely increased the amount of laughing, playing and spinning of our own around here!

ballet moves

With a suggested retail price of $19.99, this Barbie in the Pink Shoes – Barbie as Kristyn Farraday 2-in-1 Doll is available now in stores and online. Keep an eye out also for the Barbie in the Pink Shoes DVD, which is also available with a retail price of $19.99.

And, thanks to the generosity of Barbie, one person will soon be able to bring home the adventure, magic and entertainment that ballet can bring, because...

One lucky person will win Barbie in the Pink Shoes on DVD
and a Barbie as Kristyn Farraday 2-in-1 Doll!

Barbie in the Pink Shoes giveaway


A big thank you to Barbie for providing a DVD and doll for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

184 comments:

alexcelina said...

This would be for my 5 yo Sofia who LOVES Barbie

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I would love to win for my daughters

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Kayla said...

My daughter would love this!

Monica said...

My little girl would love this.

Thanks

Gina F. said...

My daughter would be the lucky recipient of this Barbie DVD and doll if I win.

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Mysharona said...

My daughter would be

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter would love this!

Blogroll Please... said...

The lucky recipient would be my six year old niece. She loves Barbie and would surely love this! :)

canti said...

My little friend.

Unknown said...

My 6 year old daughter would love this!

steve weber said...

my 3 year old niece.

Kimberly said...

My granddaughter Ryan

kellythom747 said...

definitely my daughter who is on a huge Angelina ballerina kick right now

sherylssg said...

That's easy. It would go to my niece.

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Unknown said...

I would give this to my daughter

Amy C said...

My daughter for her birthday next month.
amyc

scottsgal said...

my niece would love this

walk9 said...

My niece.

Jessica said...

This would be for my daughter
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Sandra VanHoey said...

I would either give to my granddaughter or great niece

Sylvia said...

My Granddaughter

Erin said...

Since I am past the age of doll playing & have no children of my own, the prize would go to my younger cousin.

apple blossom said...

my nieces would love this

ken ohl said...

for my niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

ShellyH said...

my 4 yr old grand daughter :)

Charlotte said...

My 6 year daughter

kelly nicholson said...

me who the lucky recipient of this Barbie DVD and doll would be if you win!

a lucky inlaw

Unknown said...

my daughter

kport207 at gmail dot com

mahnrafjtb said...

I would love to give this to my niece. she is just starting her barbie collection and this would be perfect.

Debra said...

my grandaughter

SueZH said...

This would go to my niece Gracie. She would love it!

Savor The Days said...

My daughter would love to get this if I won! She already loves Barbie and just started taking ballet lessons.
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Rich Morris said...

my six year old princess :)

kdrae said...

My daughter wuld get this!

leanne_mac said...

my daughter would love this

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Unknown said...

My little girl would love this! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Unknown said...

My 7 year old dd.

Unknown said...

My youngest granddaughter. She loves anything Barbie and would be thrilled with the DVD and the doll

Jennifer T. said...

My five year old wanna-be ballerina daughter would be the happy and lucky girl if I won.
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Growl Tiger said...

I would give it to my niece

Unknown said...

my friend abrahams daughter crystlemtellerday@yahoo.com

abfantom said...

If I won, I would give this to my daughter

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Unknown said...

Our daughter.

Unknown said...

it would a friend's granddaughter

bnchile said...

my niece

Kris B said...

My daughter would love this!

Nancy P said...

My daughter Olivia would love this DVD and doll!!

jenny said...

I would give this to my girl

Carol said...

I would give this to my daughter.
brand242003@yahoo.com
brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

Michelle said...

This would be for my youngest daughter, Avery. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

kim burnett said...

My daughter would love this

April M said...

My five year old would squeal at a pitch only dogs can hear for this.

Tamar said...

My daughter would enjoy it :)

Unknown said...

This would be for my neice

Linda said...

It would be for my niece, she loves playing with her dolls.
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Unknown said...

This would be for my niece.

Terra Heck said...

This would be for my 4 yoa niece. Thanks.
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Tracey said...

This would be for my Barbie obsessed granddaughter.
traymona[at]aol.com

Unknown said...

I would give this to one of the children I babysit.

Jackie said...

I'd love to win it for my niece.
Thank you!

Unknown said...

This would be for my little girl! :)

melmorgan4 said...

would like to win for my neice

Unknown said...

My daughter would be the lucky recipient

yonca said...

Hi Xenia! Since I have a only one kid/a boy, I almost forgot what kind of feeling having Barbies in the house:)

Kelly R. said...

For my little girl.

Deb K said...

The lucky recipient would be my granddaughter,Barbie is her Hero!

jackeline said...

It would go to my daughter.

pinksarahh said...

My 5 yo would love this!

Unknown said...

One of my daughters not sure which one since they both love barbie

Dave said...

My daughter!

john said...

I would donate to a hildrens charity at Christmas

Lina said...

it would be for my nieces

Unknown said...

My daughter would love this

Unknown said...

this would go to my niece .....she loves barbie

brnmanis said...

my daughter

Unknown said...

I would love to win this for my 5 yr old daughter.

Jeanna said...

My daughter would be the lucky girl!

Anonymous said...

Def my little girl

Mijal Photography said...

This would be for my niece!

Rebecca Orr said...

My cousin's daughter!

jcwega27 said...

my daughter would like this
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Priscilla Benavides said...

I would love this for my daughter or my niece!
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Unknown said...

This would be for my ballerina

Kristin said...

This would be for my daughter.

huntcm74 said...

my daughter-she would love this

Megan Parsons said...

My daughter has just started to get into barbies (finally!!) She would love this!

Holly S. said...

My daughter loves Barbie and loves ballet, so this would be for her. Thanks!

Unknown said...

my 4 year old daughter

Unknown said...

My granddaughter!!!

Mighty Knitting Chick said...

If I won, I'd give this doll to one of my nieces, but choosing which one will be difficult.

Ryan said...

This would be for dd 4 and 6.

Ryan said...

This would be for dd 4 and 6.

Ledford Land said...

My 6 year old daughter

Jessica Eaton Ledford
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C.R. said...

my granddaughter

ann said...

My great grand daughter Lilly

Unknown said...

My 4 daughters!

Karen A. said...

This would go to my granddaughter

Allison Downes said...

For my daughters

thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Unknown said...

I'd give the doll and DVD to my daughter.

Kerry said...

My daughter, she'd love them!

Pricousins said...

I would give this to my niece!

TheAtticGirl said...

I'd love this for my daughter who is just getting into Barbie
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Amanda Leach said...

My 5 year old daughter will love this!

AMERICAN ARTICLES said...

I would like to win this for my Granddaughter

AngelWinner said...

My daughter would love this!!

LesleyfromWI said...

My niece would love this

skipthelaundry said...

This would be for my daughter who is 7 Macy.
Amber Porter

K.Pugh said...

My four year old daughter.
Thanks for the chance.

Elizabeth Parker said...

My oldest daughter, who is 3 1/2, would love this. :)

Adrienne said...

This would be for my daughter.

LeeAnn said...

When I win, I will give it to Rylie, of course. :-)

Nadya said...

my niece Anabelle!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

It would definitely be for my cute little niece, Taylor!

cdziuba said...

my dancing granddaughter gianna

Barbara Montag said...

This would be for my grand daughter - thank you.

Barbara Montag said...

GFC & Google+ ID
Barbara Montag

Unknown said...

My youngest daughter would be surprised with this giveaway.

BrunoDogg2 said...

It would be for my two nieces!

Elizabeth said...

To be honest, I would probably keep it. I got rid of my Barbie collection a few years ago and have regretted it. I'd like to start collecting again. :)

iggysaysno said...

I'd give this to my niece.

polly said...

it would be for my sweet 6 year old niece

Teresa said...

My neighbors have two cuties who would love this.

thscar said...

I have twin girls that would love to have this Barbie.

Cserafini said...

My neice.

Unknown said...

It would be my granddaughter, Hannah!

jtedd said...

I would give this to my granddaughter

Wendy Rozema said...

i would give this to my daughter!

Robert said...

My 6-year old daughter

Megan Parsons said...

I'd give this to my daughter for her birthday coming up

Treesa said...

My niece would get this!

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My 6 year old daughter would love this.

Unknown said...

My daughter loves Barbie, but I think all girls do.

Unknown said...

My 4 year old loves Barbie :)

Holly said...

My niece, Sophie

Sonya said...

This would be for my girls!

Unknown said...

It would be for my 5 year old daughter who loves ballet and barbie!

Unknown said...

My best friend's daughter

Leanne Hill said...

my daughter would get this

Unknown said...

My 6 Year Old Daughter =)

Unknown said...

my daughter!

Unknown said...

Love to be able to give to my 5 year old grand daughter see loves barbie

Unknown said...

This would be for my great niece.

Karen said...

This would go to my Great Niece Quinn :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Kathy Pease said...

id love this for a friends child

Bo said...

This would be for my niece!

Unknown said...

This would be my niece's first barbie! :) Good luck to all !

AMERICAN ARTICLES said...

If I won I would give it to my Granddaughter, she loves Barbies

Becca Ann said...

I would give this to my daughter

Unknown said...

my niece:)

saturdaynightfever said...

This would be for my nieces!

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Harriett said...

My niece.

ltlbitone said...

this would be for my bf's daughter

ltlbitone@yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

My niece Emie

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

my granddaughter
vmkids3 at msn dot com

jandsfox_143 said...

This would be perfect for my daughter.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Vikki Billings said...

It would be for my granddaughter
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

laurasloves said...

This would be for my daughter Georgia who would love her.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com
Laurie Emerson

Unknown said...

Granddaughter

Unknown said...

It would be for my 8 yr old daughter. She would be so excited!

Lisa said...

my niece

Kristin said...

This would be for my niece!

kat said...

This would be for my granddaughter.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

My niece is obsessed with Barbie! She would love this!
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brendaelsner said...

My niece would get this. She loves Barbie!!!

maryjaco1 said...

This would part of my donations to the Salvation Army stocking drive at Christmas.

- Epic Fail said...

My little cousin Olivia!

ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My daughter thinks shes already won! Shes so excited!

Unknown said...

I would give it to my niece!

Unknown said...

This would be for my niece

emchelly77 said...

my two daughters! they love barbie

daveshir2005 said...

This would be for my niece.

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MELINA said...

I would give this to my 6 year old daughter

Claudia said...

I'd give it to my niece, she loves Barbie!

cassandra marquez said...

I would give it to my niece
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candykitn said...

I would love to win this for my grandaughter

pauline15 said...

Definitely my daughter!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail

susansmoaks said...

our daughter would be the lucky girl!

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

kelly said...

This would be for my 7 year old niece.

tlcfromtn said...

My granddaughter

Amber said...

my niece

Carolyn Daley said...

My niece

blew415 said...

My coworkers little girl

Heather said...

This would be for my daughter for her fifth birthday.