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Barbie Dreamtopia Lil sis glow

When I was a kid my Barbie doll brought me countless hours of companionship and entertainment. Oh, the imaginary adventures Tiffany (her adopted name) and I used to go on; we’d go ice skating on frozen lakes, and swimming in waterfalls and there were quite a few trips to the Moon thrown in there too.

From memory, Tiffany was a doctor, a teacher, a horse rider and an astronaut. She was a multi-talented plastic lady. 

These days, Barbie and her friends don’t just have Sindy to compete with (whatever happened to her?!), they also have the lure of the digital world. If only there was a way we could combine the two to create a magical place filled with cotton candy clouds, lollipop trees and rainbow seas… oh, wait!

Dreamtopia is a make-believe land that comes to life after being imagined by Barbie’s younger sister, Chelsea. First a fun kids’ feature film, now a delightful range of dolls and accessories are available too. But that’s not all – there’s also a Dreamtopia app, so children can get the best of both worlds and find the happy balance between screen time and imaginative play.

We were lucky to be sent a hamper filled with Dreamtopia goodies, including the Barbie Rainbow Cove Light Show Princess, the Barbie Princess, Horse & Carriage and a Kindle Fire Kids’ tablet, complete with the Dreamtopia app loaded up and ready to play.

Barbie Dreamtopia horse and carriage

Barbie Dreamtopia horse and carriage Lil Sis playing

The girls were in heaven and rushed for the dolls. ‘Mum!’ Big Sis gasped excitedly. ‘It’s not actually a horse, it’s a unicorn!’

And this one lights up when you press the button on her dress!‘ Lil Sis squealed.

They spent the next two hours huddled on the floor role playing and creating their imaginary kingdom. Everyone now and then I’d hear them chattering together in their high-pitched Barbie ‘voices’. ‘Oh Scarlet (Lil Sis’ doll), you look lovely – are you going to the ball tonight?’ ‘Yes Charlotte (Big Sis’ doll), but I have to feed my unicorn first.’

They were playing so intently that didn’t even get a chance to play with the app before it was bedtime.

Barbie Dreamtopia app

The next night the girls had swimming lessons, and I knew we’d have a little wait before the class. Usually they rode their scooters, but the dark evenings had put an end to that, so I brought the tablet along to keep them entertained instead.

‘Look Mum,’ squealed Lil Sis (who wants to be a hairdresser). ‘You get to make all these cool hairstyles!’

They were having such a great time taking turns to play the game (no arguments – a miracle in itself!) that I paid to unlock some of the extra features (it’s £2.99 for each added package, or £4.99 for three).

Thanks Barbie and Chelsea, for letting us join in with your Dreamtopia adventures. 

• our Barbie goodies were very kindly gifted to us so we could visit the magical land of Dreamtopia

27 Comments

  1. Oh my god, I used to be obsessed with Barbies and this has only made me want to get one! I think it’s great that toys now come with apps, it adds a whole other level to the kids paying experience!

  2. Oh how cute is that – I love all the different things that are coming out now, absolutely amazing! x
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  3. Quite refreshing to see Barbie, I’ve not seen much of her around. My little cousin was in love with monster high dolls.
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  4. I loved barbie as a kid. I felt like there were so many great variations too, but this makes me want to go back for a second! haha
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  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy - November 18, 2016 reply

    I used to love barbies and now having a daughter, I am excited to get to play with them all over again.

  6. Amazing. I used to love Barbie when I was younger but it was very basic to the ones on offer these days. Jo x

  7. So cute I love all the new things they come out with for Barbie I think the idea of the app is also a goid idea.

  8. Amazing that there were no arguments, must have been good!

  9. I used to love barbie as a kid! Glad the brand is still around.

  10. I used to love playing with Barbies as a kid! Glad the brand is still around.

  11. I’d have been obsessed with this as a kid so I’m not surprised your little ones loved it x

  12. My sister was the fan of Barbie and Ken growing up, I was more of a Sindy and Paul fan x

  13. I love things that light up – I think I’d be just as excited at that point!

  14. I remember playing with Sindy and Barbie when I was a child, I particularly love dressing them up in outfits. I would have loved all these Barbie goodies when I was young!
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  15. Barbies I think every girl I know has grown up with them. I know I had a collection of them.

  16. Aaaah brought back some barbie doll memories as I used to play with my doll endlessly. Loving dreamtopia sounds fun
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  17. Woweeee this would be perfect for me! I love playing with my dolls and Barbie features in my collection. Love the colours!

  18. This looks like a brilliant Barbie, my daughter likes Barbie so might get her this for Christmas

  19. I owned one Barbie when I was a child – a Peaches n’ Cream one I was gifted when I was about 12. Gosh I loved that doll! I used to design and make all sorts of clothes for her out of my mother’s dress-making fabric scraps. This Dreamtopia series sounds like a lovely new range for Barbie fans.
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  20. OMG my daughter would love this. I just hope she doesn’t add it on to her too long Christmas list
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  21. Shelley Jessup - November 20, 2016 reply

    oh wow this looks amazing! I was the same with my Barbie dolls my mother said she may not see me for hours & when she would check on me I was still playing with my barbies!

  22. I feel like Barbie is making a real comeback! What a lovely treat for your girls!

  23. I used to love barbie as a child, glad the brand is still around today x

  24. I had so many Barbie dolls when I was little. No idea what happened to them, but it’s nice to see that their dream world still exists to motivate the kids now 🙂
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  25. I bet that’s already on both my daughters Christmas lists they love dolls and the app sounds like a great idea.
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  26. I used to love Barbie when I was growing up. This one looks awesome!
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