A limited-edition Barbie celebrates the ‘Day of the dead’

Not too long ago, we were all swooning over the really cool Star Wars Barbie dolls, and now we are swooning again as Barbie is set to release a Day of the Dead doll. I think this is one of the best Barbie’s in recent times, dressed as the traditional La Catrina to celebrate the Mexican holiday. The limited-edition toy will pay tribute to the Mexican holiday ‘Day of the Dead’. The limited-edition Barbie is seen in a floor-length black dress embroidered with cempasuchil flowers, butterfly and hearts. She looks gorgeous wearing an ornate headpiece adorned with monarch butterflies. Her delicate face is painted in a traditional skull mask, in line with the traditional Catrina created by cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada in 1912.

Day of the Dead is a multi-day holiday and will be celebrated in Mexico and by Mexicans abroad from October 31 until November 2. Dia de los Muertos Barbie will be available for $75 from Amazon.com, Target and Walmart starting Sept. 12, a Mattel spokesperson confirmed.


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