Barbie has a new career as a Nendoroid. Good Smile Company opened up pre-orders for a Barbie figure via its website. You will have until April 20, 2023 to pre-order her. She costs 9,400 JPY for those in Japan and she will ship out in September 2023. Meanwhile, those in North America can order her for $66.99 and expect her in November 2023.
Like virtually all Nendoroids, Barbie comes with three face plates. She has a smiling face, a more grown-up kind of angry face, and a classic doll face. The classic face makes her look like an actual Barbie doll. You can also dress up your Barbie like a real Barbie doll. Her optional parts are an overskirt, an underskirt, and sunglasses. The Barbie Nendoroid does not come with any props or items that she can pose with.
Barbie is a fashion doll that launched in March 1959. It was the ubiquitous American doll, though has lost some of its market to other toys such as Bratz. Mattel, the company behind Barbie, has sold over a billion dolls since her inception, and she is one of the most popular dolls in the world. There are also multiple video games and movies based on her, and she appeared as a supporting character in the Toy Story movies.
The Barbie Nendoroid is open for pre-order at Good Smile Company until April 20, 2023.