New Limited ‘Barbies’ Are Ready For The Big Game On Sunday
2023 was a huge year for ‘girl power.’ The movie ‘Barbie’ was the biggest movie of the year, and singer Taylor Swift has topped the charts numerous times. In addition to her music, Swift is in the spotlight due to her relationship with NFL player Travis Kelce. More young girls than ever are tuning in to football, just to get a glimpse of Swift and her man. Now Mattel is selling their first ever ‘Superbowl Barbies.’
When I was younger, I loved Barbie, as many young girls do. In the 1970’s, I had the dolls, a dreamhouse, a car for Barbie, and a huge Barbie head that you could put makeup on and style her hair. I had Barbie playdates often! My friend Becky and I would get together with all our dolls and play. Barbie’s popularity has only increased over the years, and the doll has steadily been popular since it was released in 1959.
Barbie gives young girls a chance to see that you can become anything you want. Barbie is a doctor, a scientist, a model, an astronaut and more. Women who have made a difference in the world, like Amelia Earhart and Frida Kahlo, are just two of history’s extraordinary women that are now Barbie dolls. Barbie has over 40 pets, has numerous cars, and lots of houses.
First Ever Super Bowl Barbies
Now, Barbie is hitting the big game! Mattel is launching Super Bowl Barbies who will be dressed as superfans for either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers. According to The Sports Rush, the dolls are available now. If you’re wondering if they’re cute, the answer is yes!
Since the game Sunday is featuring the 49ers and the Chiefs, you can pick which doll you want. The 49ers Barbie doll is wearing a football jersey, denim capri pants and tennis shoes. She’s also waving a huge foam finger, showing her support for the team. To go along with her outfit, she’s wearing a Super Bowl LVIII hat. The Chiefs Barbie is wearing similar clothing but is sporting a Chiefs jersey.
Since the two teams wear similar colors, make sure you’re getting the right one depending on the team you or your kids like. The dolls are available for pre-order now, and Mattel is offering a cool deal.
If you order a Super Bowl Barbie for the losing team, your money will be refunded, and your order won’t be filled out. Only Super Bowl Barbies wearing the winning team jerseys will be shipped out, and you can either order your team before or after the Super Bowl until Feb. 25. Mattel expects a delivery date for these made-to-order Super Bowl Barbies, which retail for $30, sometime this summer.
That’s a deal! The only downside is that you have to wait to get the doll. You can find out more and pre-order yours now here.
'Barbenheimer' Dominates Golden Globe Nominations
On Monday (December 11), Cedric “The Entertainer” and Wilmer Valderrama announced the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees. The Golden Globes will air live on CBS and stream on Paramount+ on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 8 p.m. ET. Of the 22 categories in film and television, Barbie and Oppenheimer took the nominations by storm. Greta Gerwig’s film took a whopping ten nominations, making it the second-most nominated film in the awards show’s history, tying with 1972’s Cabaret! Following close behind was another summer blockbuster which famously opened the same weekend, Oppenheimer. That film scored eight nods for the January awards show. Christopher Nolan’s latest installment along with Gerwig’s Barbie caused a cultural phenomenon that morphed into the ultimate double feature: “Barbenheimer.”
Unlike the Oscars, the Globes honor the best of both film and television. They also distinguish between film genres, separating comedies and musicals from dramas. This means that Oppenheimer will compete for the top drama prize alongside Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Anatomy of a Fall, The Zone of Interest, and Past Lives. Meanwhile, in the best comedy or musical genre, Barbie will compete against Air, American Fiction, Poor Things, May December, and The Holdovers.
There are some notable changes to this year’s show, as each category now has six nominees instead of five. On top of that, the Globes introduced two new prizes to celebrate box office achievements and stand-up comedy performances. That means that films like Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, John Wick: Chapter 4, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are being recognized for their ticket sales. While the likes of comedians Trevor Noah, Amy Schumer, and Ricky Gervais are getting attention for their stand-up specials. Some notable snubs this year include Ava DuVernay’s Origin and Michael Mann’s Ferrari, which weren’t nominated, despite good reviews. Additionally, The Color Purple failed to snag a best musical or comedy nomination.
Take a look below at the top list of nominations for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards: