Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover
Princess Leia has been made into countless action figures since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope premiered in 1977, but this latest toy could be her most high-fashion depiction yet. As People reports, Mattel and Disney have joined forces to create a Princess Leia Barbie as part of their new line of Star Wars-inspired dolls for 2019.
The Barbie version of Leia Organa has all the signature elements of the original character with a few stylish embellishments. Her iconic cinnamon-bun-like hairstyle has been reimagined as a voluminous updo with twists and braids.
Her outfit is more appropriate for going to a party than heading into battle: She wears a flowing white gown with floor-length sleeves and a leg slit that reveals her strappy, knee-high boots. For accessories, she sports a silvery peplum belt with a matching necklace, cuff bracelets, and a clutch purse.
Leia wasn't the only Star Wars character to receive a makeover. The new Barbie line also includes a Darth Vader Barbie who traded in her helmet for chic sunglasses, and an R2-D2 Barbie with an electric-blue ponytail and a mini-dress that evokes the droid's metal exterior.
The collection is set for a November 18 release date (just in time for the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IX in December), but they're available to preorder online now. You can purchase all the Star Wars Barbie dolls—which cost $100 each—from Amazon today.