Day of the Dead Barbie Is Coming Out This Week


It’s the Dia de los Muertos Barbie, or Day of the Dead Barbie.

The collectible doll, which will be released on Thursday and sold on Amazon, and at Target and Walmart, celebrates the annual Mexican festival, in which people honor their departed loved ones.
The $75 doll “honors the traditions, symbols and rituals often seen throughout this time,” said Mattel, the toy company that owns the Barbie brand.
Barbie’s long black dress is embroidered with hearts and butterflies, with colorful ruffled sleeves. Her face is painted with a skull — a popular practice during the festival, when revelers dress up in colorful costumes and hold parades. On top of the doll’s head rests a crown with monarch butterflies and marigolds.FROM

The doll honors the holiday that runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 by wearing an elaborate headpiece adorned with monarch butterflies and bright marigold and a velvety, floor-length, ruffled black grown embellished with heart, butterfly and flower details. Her delicate face is painted in a traditional skull mask, which represents a deceased loved one or an expression of herself.

The doll will retail for $75.

9/10/19 Susan Saunders

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