The Best New Barbie Dolls and Playsets in Stores This Holiday Season

by Samantha McIntyre

The Best New Barbie Dolls and Playsets in Stores This Holiday Season
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Even after 60 years, Barbie’s devoted fan base will never disappear. Mothers who were once huge Barbie collectors themselves are now building doll collections for their kids. With the launch of these brand new dolls and accessories, it’s no wonder why Barbie remains as popular as ever. Check out our roundup of the hottest Barbie dolls and playsets sure to end up at the top of the holiday wish list this year!


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Best Role Model Barbie

Barbie Career of The Year Judge Doll


It stands to reason that with only 33% of sitting state judges in the U.S., Barbie would advocate for female equality and empowerment in the legal system with this collection of courtroom decision-makers. The Barbie Career of The Year Judge Doll wears a traditional robe and holds a judge's gavel in her hand. Your little legal eagle can dream big dreams while learning to fight for justice with this magnetic magistrate. Order in the court!

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Best New Doll Collection

Barbie National Geographic Entomologist Doll and Playset


Further proof there's nothing she can't do, we're all aflutter over Barbie's latest career choice as a butterfly scientist teaching kids the study of insects. This progressive playset comes with Barbie clad in a professional uniform and over 20 accessories to do her job, including a tree for conducting research, lab space, magnifying glass, and ten insects.

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Best Baking Set

Barbie Cake Decorating Playset


Leave it to Barbie to cook up some fun with this super cool Barbie Cake Decorating Playset. Kids can use the three included Barbie dough colors for baking and decorating cakes in the kitchen. The set features a bakery island and oven with a side lever that makes the cakes rise when they're ready. It also comes with baking accessories and cool toppers to perfect your designs. That truly takes the cake!

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Best New Career Doll Collection

Barbie Surprise Careers


Just like Barbie, your little superstar has many special skills, and this Barbie Surprise Careers doll lets kids know that the possibilities are endless when it comes to their true talents. There are three dolls in this collection with six careers, and Barbie fans must unbox hidden secrets to determine her doll's profession. Barbie might be a musician, biochemist, vet, athlete, artist or a chef. No matter her job, the inspirational "Make History" inscription on her tee shows that she's a true trailblazer.

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Best Doll House

Barbie Malibu House Playset


If only we could all live like Barbie in a pretty pink palace of our dreams! Barbie's brand new Malibu House is just as splendid as all of the dreamy dwellings in her property portfolio. The mod design of this beautiful beach house features two fully furnished floors with six rooms. This spacious dollhouse measures two feet wide and comes with 25 accessories for endless imaginative fun!

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Best Fashionista Collection

Barbie Fashionistas Wheelchair Doll


Barbie's Fashionista collection is dedicated to honoring the beauty of diversity and is now also inclusive of disabilities with the Barbie Fashionista with Wheelchair Assortment. This collection includes a fully jointed Barbie doll, a rolling wheelchair with brakes and a ramp.

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Best Ken Doll Collection

Ken Fashionista Doll


Like Barbie, Ken is ready to make a fashion statement of his own, and this hip Ken Fashionista Doll is on-trend for a fashionable, travel-friendly look designed to take him far. This adventuresome Ken doll comes with five travel accessories, including a camera, backpack, sunglasses, water bottle and sunscreen to allow him stylishly roam free.

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Best Fashion Closet

Barbie Fashionistas Ultimate Closet Doll and Accessory Collection


When it comes to closet envy, Barbie wins hands down with a timeless and trendy wardrobe that's simply to die for! This Barbie Fashionistas Ultimate Closet lets little fashion fans spend hours dressing up dolls in a space designed to store Barbie's stylish clothes. This style set includes a Barbie doll dressed to impress and a pink closet with two dresses, three pairs of shoes, two necklaces and two purses. This portable closet has plenty of storage space, hangars and a fold-out rack for Barbie's spectacular wardrobe changes.

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Best Dream Plane

Barbie Travel Dream Plane


Get set for some high-flying fun in Barbie's brand new Travel Dream Plane. This pretty pink private jet has comfy reclining seating with room for three dolls and a side door entrance. This set comes with 15 fun accessories, including a dining cart, food and travel items to send young imaginations soaring.

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Best Mermaid Dolls

Barbie Dreamtopia Sparkle Lights Mermaid


Perfect for little girls who still believe in magic, this Barbie Dreamtopia Sparkle Lights Mermaid will be a splash hit for doll fans. Submerge Barbie in water to activate a colorful light show from her mermaid tail as she starts swimming. This mythical Barbie lets kids create limitless fantasies for a magical playtime experience.

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Best Animal Playset

Barbie Hugs N Horses Playset


Hold your horses! Little equestrians will love horsing around with this awesome animal playset. Perfect for pony lovers, this collection comes with two dolls, two horses, a puppy and over 15 accessories to care for your pets. The horse and pony have heads that bobble and each doll comes with a riding helmet for safe practice. This set will give your kid's imagination free rein to run wild!

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Best Chelsea Doll Playset

Barbie Club Chelsea Camper and Accessories


Time to hit the great outdoors with this Barbie Club Chelsea Camper and Accessories. Get set for exciting escapades in this rad RV, which comes with over ten pieces, including a Chelsea doll, convertible car, a camper with a kitchen, a bedroom with two bunk beds, a campfire, two sitting stools, S' mores and a guitar. Let the adventure begin!