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Things We Saw Today: Mattel Can Take My Money With These New Star Wars Barbies

Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Leia get a couture makeover with Barbie.

Star Wars keeps on getting the best merch. Mattel is releasing a new line of Barbies that feature dolls in couture versions of famous Star Wars costumes, and I’m here for it. Seriously. These are going to be the cosplays to see at the next Star Wars Celebration. The three dolls are of Leia Organa (in her senatorial gown from A New Hope), Darth Vader, and R2-D2, and they look amazing.

The Leia one is a beautiful reimagining of her original, iconic dress. It looks close enough while still giving it a fresh interpretation. The R2-D2 and the Darth Vader ones are super cool, and look like they’d be at home at Fashion Week. While the Vader one is Sith chic and worthy of all the adoration it’s getting on Twitter, the R2 one is especially cute. The boots, the jacket, the detailing … it’s perfection. I know I keep circling back to the cosplay idea, but that might be my outfit of choice for Star Wars Celebration in 2020.

Do you have a favorite outfit? What other characters would you want to see given a couture makeover? Let us know in the comments!

(image: Mattel)

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Kate (they/them) says sorry a lot for someone who is not sorry about the amount of strongly held opinions they have. Raised on a steady diet of The West Wing and classic film, they are now a cosplayer who will fight you over issues of inclusion in media while also writing coffee shop AU fanfic for their favorite rare pairs.