Ahead of Día De Los Muertos, Mattel is releasing Day of the Dead Catrina Barbie doll to celebrate the Mexican holiday.
In the recent few years, Mattel has released a series of all-new Barbie dolls inspired by iconic women figures and the latest to join is Day of the Dead's Catrina. To celebrate the famous Mexican festival Día De Los Muertos, Mattel has announced Barbie inspired by the old tradition and she is extremely detailed and drop-dead gorgeous.
With sugar skull make-up and only death vibes, this is the first scary Barbie doll that Mattel has officially released. Her hair is black and sky blue, beautifully braided and decorated with a crown and butterflies. She comes wearing a stunning black gown with traditional Mexican sleeves.
The skirt of the dress is decorated with sugar skulls and more butterflies. Día De Los Muertos happens every 2nd of November and it celebrates the dead. While most cultures observe quiet and peace, for Mexicans, the festival is all about colors, cultural songs, and delicious food, as reported by Revelist.
Remembering the beloved deceased, flowers, candles, and everything pretty is offered to the spirits, welcoming them. Butterflies hold a special place in the tradition as they are seen as a symbol of freedom of the lost ones. Catrina is a symbol of the holiday and she is seen as a female skeleton wearing a Victorian gown.
Mattel's Barbie aims to fully embrace the Mexican culture and be the first-ever doll to be dedicated to this super cool celebration. The doll is priced at $75.99 and is currently available for pre-order.
'Inspired by the traditional Mexican holiday, this stunning doll features a flaminco-styled dress decorated in printed flowers, a marigold floral crown, and her face is painted as skull.' It will be officially released on 12th September both online and in stores. You can also get it at Walmart.
Recently, Barbie also released dolls inspired by historic icons. Adding to its 'Inspiring Women' collection - Rosa Parks and Sally Ride dolls were released to the public along with Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, and Frida Kahlo.
“Each doll features authentic clothing and unique accessories, plus educational information about the honoree’s contributions to society, so girls can be inspired by their stories through play,” Mattel officials told People. “by breaking boundaries and making the world a better place for future generations of girls.”
“Barbie’s purpose has always been to inspire the limitless potential in every girl. The brand recognizes the Dream Gap and limiting factors reinforcing gender inequality, as barriers for girls to reach their limitless potential,” officials said in a statement.
“Barbie wants to remind girls across the globe and those around them that they can do anything by inspiring change to overcome these limiting factors." Which special doll will you be getting for yourself this year? We are totally buying the Day of the Dead one!