ByRicardo Du Toit, writer at Creators.co
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Ricardo Du Toit

When someone usually says Barbie, one automatically associates the wild party girl that young girls played with, but what most people don't really know is Barbie can be just as important for adults and sometime is able to put traditional action figures to shame.

From expensive clothing to pop-culture editions, Barbie has been, now more than ever, a go to reference to promote brands and even movies. During this article, I'm going to show you just a few editions of what Barbie does best: Look fabulous! And she's not alone!

Batman v. Superman Collection

Credit: The Barbie Collection
Credit: The Barbie Collection

It's a triple threat, with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman becoming part of the Barbie family, in these special edition, targeting an adult audience. Full of details, these three dolls look a lot more realistic than your average action figure, with emphasis on Wonder Woman, that got a really basic action figure.

Being a pop-culture nerd has never been so awesome! (or expensive!)

tokidoki Barbie Doll

Credit: The Barbie Collection
Credit: The Barbie Collection

Italian artist Simone Legano founded tokidoki in 2005 and has collaborated with numerous brands before, but this Japanese fashion-inspired Barbie, rocking the alternative outfit, the violet hair and the tattoos, has never captured the true spirit of Harakuju this brilliantly before.

Haunted Beauty: Zombie Bride

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

The fourth doll in the Haunted Beauty collection, this zombie bride will keep you up at night and feed on your brains. Unless you keep her boxed in her shelf. Then you're safe (and single!)

Faraway Forest: Elf

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

Looking like she came out of the set of The Lord of The Rings, this Barbie doll is for that forest warrior princess inside you (and all of us, really).
Barbie's outfits don't get as detailed as this!

Bob Mackie: Princess Stargazer

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

This vixen will haunt your wildest dreams, in her colorful costume. Barbie never looked so exotic!

Gone With The Wind Collection

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

From the iconic 1939 film, Gone With The Wind also got a Barbie treatment, with not one but two Scarlet O'Hara dolls, one wearing the dress from the opening scene of the film and another wearing to Ashley Wilkes birthday party. To join them is Rhett Butler, with the likeness of Clark Gable.

Dolls of The World: Ken (Japan)

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

There are a whole lot of versions of Barbie from Dolls of The World collection, as they are mostly quite amazing deceptions and representations of the countries. However, I had to feature Ken, in this almighty Samurai outfit, representing Japan. That hairstyle though...

Hunger Games: Catching Fire Collection

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

While Katniss Everdeen got the Barbie treatment by herself in 2012, along with the release of the first film, the second time around added Peeta and Finnick by her side, making this a collection not to miss.

Barbie: Ferarri

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

There are a few other Ferrari themed outfits, but this one shows of that girl who rides that red horse. Mixing high couture with a sporty fashion, this has to be the ultimate endorsement for the world's most famous doll.

Red Riding Hood

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Credit: The Barbie Collection

Barbie takes the classic fairytale and gives it a modern twist, with that girl being as sensual as ever! Though the wolf looks kinda weird...

William and Catherine Royal Wedding

Credit: The Barbie Collection
Credit: The Barbie Collection

Oh Royal Weddings, always turning heads, closing streets in London and providing young girls with the hopes and dreams they'll become a British princess someday. With two highly (and I mean really, really accurate) detailed dolls, this giftset is a must have for fans of the British Monarchy! Nevermind those pesky postcards you buy at the gift shop! This is the real deal!

Batman: The Classic TV Series Collection


Credit: The Barbie Collection
Credit: The Barbie Collection

Back in 1966, this is what Batman and Catwoman looked like, on color TV, in a television show that introduced the world to the expression KA-POW! and had a lighter, fun version of The Dark Knight be played every week. Fortunately, they also got the Barbie treatment and this duo is just perfect!

There were a whole lot of other dolls I could feature in this article, like the Twilight collection and the high label fashion designer editions, but these are indeed the most quirky ones of them all.

Check out The Barbie Collection to see what you're missing out of and who knows, maybe you'll be calling bankruptcy!

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