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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.