Friday 18 October 2019

‘Real Life Barbie’ jets into town in time for Christmas Toy Show

Barbie pictured with her fan Lily Highes (age 2) from Drogheda at the Dublin Toy Fair at the RDS 30th November 2013
Barbie pictured with her fan Lily Highes (age 2) from Drogheda at the Dublin Toy Fair at the RDS 30th November 2013
Barbie pictured with her fan Lily Highes (age 2) from Drogheda at the Dublin Toy Fair at the RDS 30th November 2013
Real Life Barbie

Freya Drohan

Fashion icon Barbie will be meeting and greeting her fans in person at the RDS this Saturday and Sunday.

The perennial childhood doll has been a staple on Christmas lists of young children for almost half a century.

Barbie pictured with her fan Lily Highes (age 2) from Drogheda at the Dublin Toy Fair at the RDS 30th November 2013
Barbie pictured with her fan Lily Highes (age 2) from Drogheda at the Dublin Toy Fair at the RDS 30th November 2013

This weekend from 11am - 4pm she will be meeting and taking lots of selfies with her Irish fans.

Barbie has stated that she loves Ireland as “everyone is so friendly and it’s super fun”.

Christmas is Barbie’s favourite time of the year, as she gets to take time out from her busy careers as a singer/nurse/pilot/astronaut/mermaid/tv presenter/princess/politician and spend time with her friends and family - (she has had an impressive 150 jobs over the years).

Of course she will be catching up with Ken over the Holidays, “he is such a sweetheart,” she says. “We love spending time together.”

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old entrepeneur named Nickolay Lamm raised almost half a million dollars to create ‘Lammily’ - a toy doll based on the average American 19-year-old.

The “doll that people have been waiting for” has just been released on Lammily.com, and its inventor has also created a sticker pack that customers can buy as an add on.

The ‘sticker-extension’ pack is comprised of acne, freckles, moles, cellulite, stretch marks and scars,

"Every one of our bodies is different,” Lamm states. “So we should not be aspiring to some idealized standard. It’s time that we promote the beauty of reality.”

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