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Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover

Mental Floss logo Mental Floss 8/17/2019 Michele Debczak
a person in a dress: Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover © Mattel, Amazon Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover

Princess Leia has been made into countless action figures since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope premiered in 1977, but this latest toy could be her most high-fashion depiction yet. As People reports, Mattel and Disney have joined forces to create a Princess Leia Barbie as part of their new line of Star Wars-inspired dolls for 2019.

The Barbie version of Leia Organa has all the signature elements of the original character with a few stylish embellishments. Her iconic cinnamon-bun-like hairstyle has been reimagined as a voluminous updo with twists and braids.

Her outfit is more appropriate for going to a party than heading into battle: She wears a flowing white gown with floor-length sleeves and a leg slit that reveals her strappy, knee-high boots. For accessories, she sports a silvery peplum belt with a matching necklace, cuff bracelets, and a clutch purse.

Barbie wearing a hat: Princess Leia Barbie doll. © Provided by Sportority, Inc. (Mental Floss) Princess Leia Barbie doll.

Leia wasn't the only Star Wars character to receive a makeover. The new Barbie line also includes a Darth Vader Barbie who traded in her helmet for chic sunglasses, and an R2-D2 Barbie with an electric-blue ponytail and a mini-dress that evokes the droid's metal exterior.

a red and black costume: Darth Vader Barbie doll. © Provided by Sportority, Inc. (Mental Floss) Darth Vader Barbie doll. a person wearing a costume: R2-D2 Barbie doll. © Provided by Sportority, Inc. (Mental Floss) R2-D2 Barbie doll.

The collection is set for a November 18 release date (just in time for the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IX in December), but they're available to preorder online now. You can purchase all the Star Wars Barbie dolls—which cost $100 each—from Amazon today.

Related video: 60 years of Barbie evolution in under 60 seconds (Provided by USA TODAY)

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