Mattel Names Their Hot Toys for Girls
November 20, 2001 (El Segundo, Calif.) -- The holidays are just around the corner and the question on every parent's mind is, "What are the hot holiday toys and accessories my girl is going to want?" Well, Mattel Girls Division knows what a girl wants. With everything from ballerinas to rockstars, talking dolls to talking pets, animated baby dolls to sporty remote-controlled dolls, girls are certain to unwrap a smile.
The World of Barbie in the Nutcracker(TM)
This season, the world's most popular fashion doll adds a new credit to her portfolio - movie star. Currently the #1 direct-to-video for kids, Barbie in the Nutcracker, stars Barbie(R) doll in the lead role of this modern adaptation of the classic tale. Through her adventures, Barbie shows girls if they are kind, clever and brave anything is possible. The video and DVD features the most advanced CGI (computer graphic imaging) ever created. Set to the original score by Tchaikovsky performed by The London Symphony Orchestra and choreographed by New York City Ballet, Barbie in the Nutcracker is sure to become a new family classic. To help bring the story further to life, girls can play out the storyline with a "cast" of characters from the movie ranging from Barbie as the Sugarplum Princess and Ken as Prince Eric to an array of charming Kelly and Tommy dolls.
Suggested Retail Price: Video & DVD $19.98
Suggested Retail Price: Illustrated Book $12.95
Suggested Retail Price: Sugarplum Princess Barbie $19.99
Suggested Retail Price: Ken as Prince Eric $19.99
Suggested Retail Price: Kelly and Tommy dolls $6.00
Suggested Retail Price: Marzipan the Candy Sleigh $30.00
What's Her Face(TM)
Who's What's Her Face? She keeps changing her look! What's Her Face(TM) Fashion Activity dolls and accessories lets girls take over and create their own fashion doll. With four different styled dolls - Glam, Hip, Cool and Sweet - to use as a canvas, girls express their own personalities by creating the doll's face, hairstyle and fashions.
Suggested Retail Price: What's Her Face Doll $15.00
Suggested Retail Price: What's Her Face Accessory Wig Packs $5.00
Suggested Retail Price: What's Her Face Doll Giftset $24.00
Miracle Moves Baby(TM)
Look what the stork dropped in the nursery! Miracle Moves Baby - the doll that makes playtime feel like a real-life experience. The only life-like baby doll with proprietary realistic, baby-soft skin, natural movements and sounds, Miracle Moves Baby will quickly become the newest member to any girl's family. The doll features amazing technology that truly brings her beautiful, angelic face alive...she can blink her eyes, fall asleep and suck her thumb or bottle. A beautiful, cuddly baby doll, Miracle Moves Baby takes role-playing to a new level.
Suggested Retail Price: $49.99
Holiday CelebrationTM Barbie Doll(R)
Sparkling from head to toe, Mattel's 2001 Holiday Celebrationš Barbie(R) doll adds a special spirit to this year's season. Dressed to commemorate the year, Barbie doll's American roots are proudly displayed via a beautiful gown decked with stars and accented with a festive red stole. This unique 2001 doll is a beautiful complement to the 2000 Holiday Celebration Barbie that marked the first year of the new series.
Suggested Retail Price: $36.99
Jam 'n Glam(TM) Barbie(R)
Jam 'n Glam Barbie, Christie and Teresa are topping the charts as the latest craze on the rock scene. These super-chic music mavens steal the show with their hot rockstar styles. Hipsters by day and rockstars by night, these dolls know the tempo for transformation with the "Twist 'n Turn" hair feature.
Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
In 2000, the Diva Starz(TM) dolls were the talk of the toy aisle and they weren't shy about chatting up fashion, fun and friendship. And this year, Alexa(TM), Nikki(TM), Summer(TM) and Tia(TM) are sassier than ever! Think these divas have nothing new to say? As if! Each Diva Starz doll has nine minutes of new gossip and games to keep even the grooviest girl guessin'!
Suggested Retail Price: Diva Starz $29.00
Every cool diva deserves a pet, and the Diva Starz new Diva Petz Assortment is doggone purr-fect! These plush pets-both a dog and a cat-communicate with girls in fun, humorous conversation that will make them a girl's best friend. Diva Petz actually recognize your voice. Say one of 12 pre-determined commands-from "Want to play?" to "I love you,"-and the Diva Petz will respond with loving and humorous phrases while their lips light up. These pets are paws-itively the coolest!
Suggested Retail Price: Diva Petz $24.99
Polly Super Stylin' Bedroom(TM)
Every girl wants a super-hip bedroom and Polly Pocket has the coolest! Polly Pocket Super Stylin' Bedroom looks like a way-trendy pink purse but opens to a bedroom packed with a Polly Pocket, Polly-stretch clothes and accessories. Full of surprises, this trendy fold-up purse easily allows Polly to be in the fashion know and on-the-go.
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
Super Scooter Shannen(TM)
Who is that totally rad chick on the hot scooter? She's none other than that popular sport-loving cutie Super Scooter Shannen. Sporting the coolest fashions for cruising around on her Tyco R/C remote-controlled scooter, she comes complete with a helmet and a bright grin. Cruisin' around town - and even popping wheelies - Super Scooter Shannen is sure to thrill all girls on-the-go!
Suggested Retail Price $39.99
Barbie Sing With Me Karaoke
This cool karaoke machine will bring out the rockstar in any kid. With sing along tapes and a songbook, crooning kid superstars can steal the stage.
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99
Barbie Bank With Me ATM
Designed with real ATM features for lifelike role-playing, this interactive ATM bank teaches girls the basics for saving their money to buy something fun! With Barbie acting as their bank teller, girls learn how to check their balance as well as deposit and withdraw money with their secret-coded ATM card.
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99
Barbie Bake With Me Oven
Learn how to bake with Barbie. Complete with baking pans, cake and frosting mixes, candy decorations and cooking utensils, this oven is a fun activity toy that teaches baking basics and produces small and tasty treats.
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
Barbie Travel Luggage
Ultimate travel luggage for the ultimate girl on-the-go! This new collection is the first line of authentic luggage to bear the Barbie Brand. Constructed train cases, fun fashion foldovers that double as backpacks, easy to maneuver roll-alongs and spacious weekend bags promise to delight young girls on-the-go.
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99 - $79.99
ABOUT BARBIE(R) DOLL AND MATTEL
Since the Barbie doll's creation in 1959 as a paper-doll-inspired friend, she has firmly established herself as the most popular fashion doll of all time. For more than four decades, Mattel has maintained that title by adapting Barbie's look, lifestyle and fashions to meet the changing times. While the Barbie Brand represents Mattel's roots in girls' toys, the toy company has flourished in the girls' toy market with several best-selling brands including American Girl(R), Diva Starz(TM), Polly Pocket!(R) and What's Her Face!(TM). Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Mattel has offices and facilities in 36 countries and markets its products in more than 150 nations throughout the world.
Mattel, Barbie, American Girl, Diva Starz and associated trademarks are U.S. trademarks of Mattel, Inc. (C)2001 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Polly Pocket! under license from Origin Products, Ltd. and Bluebird Toys (UK) Ltd. (C)2001 Origin Products Ltd. All Rights Reserved.