Fashion and Tech Converge on Barbie's Photo Fashion Doll
Barbie’s leaving fashion in the hands of the people now. In the same vein as the Barbie Video Girl Doll, Barbie’s Photo Fashion Doll doubles as a digital camera, with Barbie’s t-shirt acting as the display. Kids can use Barbie to snap a picture to create a new T-shirt design, or pick one of the images pre-loaded onto the doll. Kids can get a little more creative by hooking up Barbie to a computer (cyborg Barbie!), where they can upload images and add effects and borders using the Barbie website.
Barbie can hold a surprisingly large amount of photos, at about 100, so kids won’t need to constantly be going back to the computer to dump old images to make room for new ones. The Barbie Photo Fashion Doll is scheduled to hit stores in August of this year, and will carry a $50 price tag.