Mar 16, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Superstar Barbie and Barbie: A Mermaid Tale DVD!

I grew up on Barbie in the 1980's.  Of course, they weren't the high tech, super flexible and made up Barbies of today, they were of a lower quality with non bendable limbs and older style dressing.  However, I loved them!  I had a huge collection of Barbies with an even larger collection of clothes, the dream house, the porche, etc...  I could play for HOURS with my Barbies! (And of course, we had to have more of an imagination!!)

Mattell has brought back a replica of the 1977 Superstar Barbie for Barbies 50th birthday.  (I wasn't born untl 1985, but my mom says she remembers Superstar Barbie, even though she was older back then!)  We got two of the Superstar Barbies and my kids absolutely love them!  The quality of Superstar Barbie is back to the old quality that I used to have when I was a kid.  Superstar Barbie is just beautiful with the pink dress, pink heels and "superstar" hair style.  
Barbie™ stars as Merliah™, a surfing champion from Malibu. One minute she's a normal teenager and the next she learns a shocking family secret: she's a mermaid! Merliah™ and her dolphin friend Zuma set off on an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana. With help from her new mermaid friends, Merliah™ saves the ocean kingdom. In the end, she discovers what makes you different can also be your greatest strength. This latest release of Barbie movies features a very self-sufficient and hip Surfer, Merliah who discovers that her mother is a mermaid and she is in danger somewhere deep under the sea in a place called Oceana. When Merliah takes off to rescue her mother, she has no idea that she is a princess, destined to become queen of Oceana should any harm come to her mother. She is young and innocent, immediately befriended by the local teen mermaids who expose her to their magical kingdom under the sea - complete with fashion boutiques and other accoutrements not unlike what teens find above the sea. This video will appeal to any preteen who is attuned to fashion, the environment or behaving heroically - if only in your imagination. I love the shots of Merliah surfing and the underwater landscapes and critters. They're imaginative. Fish as paparazzi! Calissa's evil sister, Erris, is suitably evil but won't give anyone nightmares. The music is upbeat, original and very danceable. Fun story, easy to watch.

My kids absolutely loved this movie and sat through the entire thing staring at the TV.  This movie is great for kids, the music is great and the story line really keeps their attention.  I haven't watched it yet, when I do later tonight I will give a more in depth review of the movie. :)

You can buy both Barbie: A Mermaid Tale and the Superstar Barbie at Toys R Us, Target, Walmart or online at!  The movie retails at $16.99 and the Barbie retails at $12.99!  

One lucky winner will win Superstar Barbie and Barbie: A Mermaid Tale!  Giveaway ends March 23, 2010! Want to know how to enter?

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Disclaimer: We were not compensated for our review & giveaway, we simply were sent two of the Superstar Barbie dolls and the Barbie: A Mermaid Tale for our time!  Same was provided for our giveaway winner.