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54 Best Barbie Toys – Dolls, Playsets, Vehicles and More!

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Barbie was launched by Mattel in 1959 and has been through many iterations since then. She has had many friends and family members, over 150 careers and today comes in all skin colors, body types and fashion tastes! But one thing that always stayed the same is her popularity. 

And this popularity is well deserved – research shows that playing with dolls is highly beneficial for girls and boys, as it helps develop social skills like theory of mind, empathy and communication. 

But which Barbie toy should you get out of the thousands available? To help you pick, we have compiled a list of the best Barbie toys, from playsets to vehicles to craft activities to Barbie, Ken and Chelsea dolls. 

We made sure to pick options with a genuine seal of approval from both kids and parents, so all you have to do is choose the toy that your little one will love the most!

The Top 3 Barbie Toys

Choosing our top three Barbie toys was tricky as there are so many awesome Barbie-powered gifts on the market right now. That’s why we decided to round up one budget option, a toy for younger kids and one for older ones.

💰 FOR TIGHT BUDGETS🧒🏻 FOR YOUNGER KIDS🧒🏼 FOR OLDER KIDS
Barbie Cutie Reveal Plush Costume DollBarbie Chelsea Doll and School PlaysetBarbie Doll in Pink Fluffy Coat with Pet Unicorn-Pig
17 Barbie Cutie Reveal Deer Plush Doll41 Barbie Chelsea Doll and School Playset19 Barbie Extra Doll in Pink Fluffy Coat
BEST AGE3 years and above3 years and above3 years and above
❤️ PROSVery exciting for kids to unbox as there are lots of surprises.It comes with many cute, versatile and sturdy accessories.Gorgeous hair and a fashionable plushy coat.
💔 CONSBarbie’s hair quality isn’t the best.The desk sometimes falls over when Chelsea is sitting in it.Not as many articulations as you see in Barbie dolls.
💵 PRICE$32.95$40.14$40.14

I highly recommend you check out the complete list below to find the perfect Barbie gift for your little prince or princess. Whether it’s a dream house, a helicopter or a doctor Barbie, there is something for everyone

Best Playsets

1. Barbie Dreamhouse 3-Story Dollhouse Playset

This is truly the playset of your child’s dreams. This Barbie Dreamhouse features three stories, five rooms (each with detailed furnishings), a working elevator and a second-story slide into a pool! Kids get to customize the house as they see fit, as several items can be reconfigured. This dream house has 75+ realistic accessories and light and sound features!

1 Barbie Dreamhouse 3 Story Dollhouse Playset

Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with a wealth of realistic and detailed accessories 
❤️ Packed with interactive features, including lights and sounds

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It is large, so it takes up a lot of space

2. Barbie Dreamplane Playset

Looking for a space-friendly playset that is just as exciting? This Barbie Dreamplane set could be ideal, especially if your kid loves airplanes. It features rolling wheels to taxi down the runway, plus an opening top and side to access everything within. The seats inside recline just like real airplane seats and there is a snacks cart, an opening suitcase and a puppy companion to make it the perfect journey!

2 Barbie Dreamplane Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ It’s a playset and a moving vehicle in one
❤️ Very durable and easy to assemble

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It is a bit too heavy for kids to pick up and pretend it is flying

3. Barbie Coffee Shop Playset

If your kid loves nothing more than trips to the coffee shop, this is the playset for them. This adorable coffee shop set includes a coffee shop, 20+ accessories and a Barbie doll server. Kids can get Barbie to make coffee and smoothies and serve a range of sweet treats. There is a dial for different smoothie flavors and a register to ring it all up!

3 Barbie Coffee Shop Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with loads of interactive accessories
❤️ Includes a cute and realistic-looking Barbie doll

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Barbie’s apron is printed on

4. Barbie Glam Getaway Portable Dollhouse Playset

This Glam Getaway house is perfect for your family getaways as it all closes into a compact house with a handle for easy carrying. When the home is opened, it reveals a dream bedroom with an en suite bathroom and an adorable kitchenette. Kids can decorate the place how they please with the included accessories and have fun playing with Barbie in her vacation home!

4 Barbie Glam Getaway Portable Dollhouse Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Perfect for carrying around with you
❤️ Requires very little setup and comes with lots of accessories

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It is a little flimsy

5. Barbie Animal Rescue Center Playset

Kids who love animals will be obsessed with this Barbie Animal Rescue Center Playset. This playset has eight animal patients, including a fox, a deer, two squirrels, two bunnies, two owls and an animal doctor Barbie doll. There’s a tree with spots where the animals can rest and a care station full of all the supplies Barbie needs to care for these adorable animals!

5 Barbie Animal Rescue Center Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with adorable animals and lots of accessories to care for them
❤️ Everything is well made and very detailed

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Barbie’s joints are not articulated

6. Barbie Musician Doll with Musical Instruments Playset

This Barbie musician doll and playset is perfect for kids who enjoy musical instruments. Not only can kids get Barbie to play the keyboard and guitar, but she can also sing into one of the two microphones, depending on whether she is recording or performing! This is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something budget-friendly, as it is affordable but still comes with several cute accessories.

6 Barbie Musician Doll with Musical Instruments Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Barbie is posable and has silky hair
❤️ The accessories are fantastically detailed

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Barbie’s joints are a little stiff

💡 Tip: If you still want some Barbie fun but don’t want to spend any money then check out our printable Barbie coloring pages.

7. Barbie Skipper Babysitter Playground Playset

Does your kiddo love their babysitter? Then let them recreate their fun with this Barbie Skipper Babysitter Playground. Along with the Skipper and toddler dolls, this set comes with a playground station complete with a swing, a slide, spinning tic tac toe blocks and more. There is even a sandpit with molds and real moldable sand so kids can reenact their time at the playground!

7 Barbie Skipper Babysitter Playground Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Kids love playing with the sandbox
❤️ Well made and easy to put together

What We Don’t Love:

💔 You will probably need to replace the sand fairly soon

8. Barbie Malibu House 2-Story, 6-Room Dollhouse

If you want something to really wow your kids, this Barbie Malibu House could do the trick. This playset is smaller and easier to transport than the Dreamhouse reviewed above but still packed with fun. With six rooms over two stories, this house includes all the furniture Barbie could need. Kids can even invite Barbie’s friends for a slumber party with movies and pedicures!

8 Barbie Malibu 2 Story Dollhouse
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Compact and portable but opens out into a large play space
❤️ Lots of fun activities for Barbie and friends to do

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It is a little tricky to close up with everything inside


Best Vehicles

9. Barbie Estate Bike

If you’re looking for an inexpensive but fun accessory for your kids’ Barbies, this Barbie Estate Bike is a great choice. This bicycle looks very stylish and features working pedals and wheels! The set also has a kickstand, flowers basket and a helmet to keep Barbie safe. Kids will have fun getting Barbie from place to place on her snazzy bike!

9 Barbie Estate Bike
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Stylish bike with working wheels and pedals
❤️ Includes a plastic clip to keep Barbie in place

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The kickstand does not work consistently

10. Barbie Camper 3-in-1 Dreamcamper Playset

If you are a camping family, chances are your kid will love this Dreamcamper Playset. This is an excellent option if you have limited storage space. There are many ways to play, yet it all fits inside the camper. Kids can detach the front to form a car, pull out the boat for fishing trips, hang out in the mini pool, roast marshmallows by the campfire and more!

10 Barbie Camper 3 in 1 Dreamcamper Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with 60 accessories and several play areas
❤️ Durable and easy to assemble

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Lots of very small pieces that can get lost

11. Barbie Care Clinic Playset – Ambulance & Fold-Out Hospital

This Barbie Care Clinic is perfect for kids who love playing with being doctors. Kids can race to the scene of an emergency in the ambulance with its working siren and flashing lights, then deliver medical care after transforming it into a clinic! A check-in station, a waiting room and an exam room are all filled with cute themed accessories perfect for imaginative play.

11 Barbie Care Clinic Playset Ambulance
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Features a working siren and flashing lights
❤️ Packed with cute details and accessories

What We Don’t Love:

💔 There are a lot of stickers to apply

12. Barbie Sparkly Silver 2-Seater Convertible Car

This sparkly silver convertible is a cool option in true Barbie style. With its wing-shaped doors, fur-topped seats, rainbow rims and star-shaped headlights, this car is perfect for taking Barbie to star-studded parties. This set also comes with a change of clothing you can store in the opening hood and ​a pet corgi with its sunglasses and pool area in the car’s rear!

12 Barbie Sparkly Silver 2 Seater Convertible Car
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Super stylish car with lots of snazzy details
❤️ The car moves smoothly and everything fits together well

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It would be nice if there was a clear coat on top as the glitter is a bit rough to the touch

13. Barbie Fiat 500 Car

For a car that looks just like one you might see on the road, go for the Barbie Fiat 500. This mini Fiat looks precisely like the real thing, down to the realistic hubcaps and tiny logo. The only thing different is the pink Barbie-style interior! In addition to the car, this comes with a cute Barbie in a chic blue romper with gorgeous, easy-to-style hair.

13 Barbie Fiat 500 Car
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Super detailed and realistic-looking car
❤️ Sturdy Barbie with beautiful soft hair

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The car is not as sturdy as would be hoped

14. Barbie Off-Road Vehicle

Kids don’t have to choose between Barbie and outdoor pursuits – they can love both! Kids can take Barbie and a friend on all-terrain adventures with this Barbie Off-Road Vehicle. Barbie can head off the beaten path in style, featuring a purple body, a pink interior and wheels that can roll over any terrain! This is also a great budget option that still offers tons of fun.

14 Barbie Off Road Vehicle
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Enough space for two Barbies and their luggage
❤️ Features adjustable seatbelts and wheels that roll well

What We Don’t Love:

💔 You have to attach the lights and mirrors yourself

15. Barbie Helicopter

This adorable pink and blue helicopter with silvery accents is perfect for taking Barbie on airborne adventures. Featuring rotors that spin, this helicopter is super affordable for such a fun toy! Two pink plush seats with seatbelts mean two Barbie dolls can take to the skies together. And with the control panel in front of her, Barbie is ready for anything on her stylish chopper.

15 Barbie Helicopter
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A good size to fit two dolls 
❤️ Very cute design with a spinning propellor

What We Don’t Love:

💔 No doors that can open and close


Best Barbie Dolls

16. Barbie Doll Mermaid with Light-up Tail

Whether in the bathtub, the pool, or an imaginary ocean in your bedroom, this Mermaid Barbie will bring some magic into your life. Kids can dip her tail in the water to see it glimmer with colorful lights or press her shell necklace button to see her sparkle on land!  And with her rainbow fins, pink-streaked hair and a princess tiara, this Barbie is sure to enchant.

16 Barbie Doll Mermaid with Light up Tail
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Pretty Barbie that holds up to playing in water
❤️ The colorful sparkling lights are gorgeous 

What We Don’t Love:

💔 She doesn’t bend at the waist

17. Barbie Cutie Reveal Plush Costume Doll

The Cutie Reveal Barbie Doll series is all about getting Barbie cozy for winter animal-themed parties. Open the cylinder box to find a plush deer, then pull it out and remove its headpiece to reveal a mystery Barbie! More surprises await in the four surprise bags and when you apply icy water to Barbie’s face. The package even includes a mini pet deer to share the fun!

17 Barbie Cutie Reveal Deer Plush Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes as a deer but includes several outfit options
❤️ Very exciting for kids to unbox as there are lots of surprises

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Barbie’s hair quality isn’t the best

💡 Is your kiddo more into cats than deer? No worries, this Kitty Cutie Reveal Barbie has got you covered.

18. Barbie Extra Doll in Basketball Jersey

The Barbie Extra range has all the most fashion-forward and accessory-loving Barbies. This one is ready for the basketball game in her oversized flannel shirt, shimmery basketball jersey dress and handbag. She also comes with an oh-so-extra corgi with its accessories, a range of jewelry options and more! Kids will also love that she is fully posable and her clothes are easy to mix and match.

18 Barbie Extra Doll in Basketball Jersey
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Accessories are very detailed and high quality
❤️ Super fashionable Barbie with posable joints

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The hair frizzes if you brush it

19. Barbie Extra Doll in Pink Fluffy Coat with Pet Unicorn-Pig

If your kiddo loves fashion and all things pink and unicorn themed, this is the Barbie Extra doll for them. This Barbie isn’t afraid to turn heads with her long crimped hair, cute space buns, giant fluffy coats, winged boots and star-spangled pants. She also has an adorable pet unicorn pig to take you to cloud nine, plus loads of quirky accessories! 

19 Barbie Extra Doll in Pink Fluffy Coat
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Gorgeous hair and plushy coat
❤️ Comes with high-quality, super cute accessories

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Not as many articulations as you see in Barbie dolls
💔 A few customers received a doll with matted hair, but this could be down to the seller having issues and not the doll itself

20. Barbie Fashionistas with Wheelchair (Doll #165)

These days, Barbies come in all shapes and sizes, even in wheelchairs! With its rolling wheels, working brake and included ramp, the wheelchair offers many imaginative play possibilities. It also normalizes the idea of disability for kids! Barbie, always the fashionista, is dressed in a cute tropical-inspired outfit with a lemon fanny pack and has pretty wavy hair and bendable joints.

20 Barbie Fashionistas with Wheelchair
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A great way to showcase diversity for kids
❤️ Barbie has flexible joints, and the wheelchair is well made

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The joints are a bit stiff at first

21. Barbie Signature BarbieStyle Fully Posable Fashion Doll

The BarbieStyle is aimed at not only kids but also nostalgic adults looking to relive their days playing fashion shows with Barbie. This doll features premium fashion pieces selected by fans worldwide — fit to be photographed at Paris Fashion Week! She also has flexible joints for all that posing and comes with a stand so you can show her off.

21 Barbie Signature Fully Posable Fashion Doll
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Amazing attention to detail in Barbie and her accessories
❤️ Fully articulated Barbie that comes with a stand

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The joints are a bit stiff

22. Barbie Dreamtopia Princess Doll

Is your kiddo obsessed with fairy tales and princesses? Then give them a little slice of magic with this Barbie Dreamtopia Princess Doll. This Barbie is ready for the winter ball with her snowflake gown, soft shoulder wrap, and tiara. She comes with a hairbrush so kids can get her ready and the button on her bodice fans her skirt open to reveal gorgeous colors and sparkly snowflakes underneath!

22 Barbie Dreamtopia Princess Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Gorgeous high-quality Barbie dressed for the winter ball
❤️ Her ball gown can fan out at the press of a button

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Her dress is not removable

💡 How does a magical Barbie princess get home from the ball? On her Dreamtopia Brush ‘n Sparkle Unicorn, of course!

23. Barbie Fashionistas Doll No-Hair Look

While brushing and styling Barbie’s hair is fun, showing kids that beautiful and strong women can come in all forms is essential. Whether your little one has experienced hair loss or not, this Barbie shows that the no-hair look can be stunning too. She is fashionably dressed in a puffy-sleeved floral dress and hoop earrings and parents will love that she is so affordable!

23 Barbie Fashionistas No Hair Look Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Normalizes hair loss/alopecia and starts conversations about diverse beauty
❤️ An affordable Barbie that comes with a cute outfit

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Some customers reported a defect in the neck area

24. Barbie Signature 2022 Holiday Doll with Black Hair

While this is the 2022 Holiday Doll, you can snap her up now and keep her till this year’s holiday season, or simply treat her as a beautiful Barbie in a red ball gown. This version maintains Mattel’s diversity commitment by featuring an Asian doll. This Barbie dazzles with her gorgeous poinsettia-inspired floor-length ball gown with tulle and satiny petals!

24 Barbie Signature 2022 Holiday Doll with Black Hair
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Stunning poinsettia-inspired gown
❤️ A range of beautiful and diverse dolls to choose from

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The dress quality isn’t as high as some of the other collectible Barbies

25. Barbie Fashionistas with Braids & Prosthetic Leg (Doll #146)

Another great addition to the Barbie Fashionista line, this one has a prosthetic leg. The leg can quickly be taken off and put back on, which adds lots of imaginative play options and, of course, to the normalization of disability! This Barbie also has high-quality hair and beautiful dark skin and wears a cute off-the-shoulder dress and a fashionable arm bracelet.

25 Barbie Fashionistas Doll With Prosthetic Leg
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Features a removable prosthetic leg
❤️ She has beautiful high-quality hair and a cool bracelet

What We Don’t Love:

💔 She cannot bend her limbs

26. Barbie Rainbow Sparkle Hair Doll

If doing Barbie’s hair is your kid’s favorite activity, they need this Rainbow Sparkle Hair Doll. This Barbie is all about hair with her long rainbow locks, cute hairbrush and accessories. The cherry on top is the glitter gel tube and comb that kids can use to put some sparkle in Barbie’s hair! The glitter is easy to wash out to get her ready for the next hairdo.

26 Barbie Rainbow Sparkle Hair Doll
Recommended age: 5 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Barbie has gorgeous long rainbow hair
❤️ Comes with glitter hair gel that lasts for a while and is easy to wash out

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The glitter gel makes Barbie’s hair look a bit greasy

💡 If you’re worried about the glitter gel getting in younger kids’ eyes and mouths, this Totally Hair Heart Themed Barbie is a great alternative.

27. Barbie Doctor Doll

Show your little one that anyone can be anything with this dark-skinned Barbie Doctor Doll. This curvy doll looks more realistic than the classic Barbies but is just as beautiful. She wears a pretty floral dress but can be ready to examine patients in a moment by putting on her white coat and stethoscope! This affordable Barbie is perfect for kids who love to play doctor.

27 Barbie Doctor Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ She has a more realistic body shape and beautiful dark skin
❤️ She is dressed for medical action with her stethoscope and flat shoes

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The red lipstick doesn’t look great with her skin tone

28. Barbie Teacher Doll

This is another cute Barbie doll in the range that showcases different careers. This one is perfect for kids who like science or to play school and if you collect the whole range you can show kids that girls can do anything they want! This teacher Barbie comes with cute accessories that add to imaginative play, including a laptop, microscope, globe, and more.

28 Barbie Teacher Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with fun science and school-themed accessories
❤️ Offers lots of possibilities for imaginative play

What We Don’t Love:

💔 There is no articulation in the limbs

29. Barbie Fashionistas Doll with Vitiligo

Vitiligo is not a very well-known condition, so this Barbie is a great way to teach kids about it and show that those with the condition can still be beautiful and confident. This Barbie also features natural afro hair and is fashionably dressed in a long stripy dress, sneakers and a fanny pack. Show kids all the beautiful diversity in the world with this fantastic range!

29 Barbie Fashionistas Doll with Vitiligo
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Her vitiligo and cute afro hair celebrate diverse beauty
❤️ Reasonably priced Barbie with a cute outfit

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Her arm is fixed in a bent position

30. Barbie Extra Minis Doll

This is a perfect choice if you like the Barbie Extras but want something more affordable. Barbie Extra Mini is dressed to slay with her fluffy purple outfit, matching teddy fanny pack and heart-eye sunglasses. This doll is super cute, with hair down to her feet and an oversized head. She is perfect for play and display as she has articulated joints and comes with a display stand!

30 Barbie Extra Minis Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Cute design that comes with lots of quirky accessories
❤️ She has articulated limbs and comes with a display stand

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The accessories don’t stand up to rough play

31. Barbie Made-to-Move Doll

You won’t find a more flexible Barbie than this Made-to-Move doll. She is articulated at the shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, wrists, ankles, neck and torso. Dressed in athleisure, this Barbie is ready for yoga, dance class, gymnastics or whatever movement you’d like her to do! Kids will love the playability of this pretty and versatile doll.

31 Barbie Made to Move Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Fully articulated Barbie opens up limitless play possibilities
❤️ The joints are supple and durable with a great range of motion

What We Don’t Love:

💔 There are some poses she can’t do, like the splits or a backbend


Best Ken Dolls

32. Ken Wildlife Vet Playset

If your kiddo has loads of Barbies but no boys to play with, it’s time for a Ken doll! This Ken is perfect for animal lovers, as he is a wildlife vet ready to treat all zoo animals. He comes with adorable baby cheetah and monkey patients and a vet care station. Add to that the included vet accessories, and you have a whole afternoon of play!

32 Ken Wildlife Vet Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with adorable animals and vet accessories
❤️ A high-quality play set with several playable features

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The red lipstick doesn’t look great with her skin tone

33. Barbie Ken Fashionistas Black Curly Hair Doll

This is a great, budget-friendly Ken to go for if you’d like to add a boy to the mix of Barbies. This fashionably dressed Ken has dark skin and a curly, natural haircut in a trendy style. He wears a multi-colored camo shirt with neon green shorts and silver sneakers for a striking look! Kids will also like that the clothes are easy to remove for mixing and matching fun.

33 Barbie Ken Fashionistas Black Curly Hair Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Durable Ken doll, part of Barbie’s new diverse line
❤️ Comes with brightly colored, trendy clothes

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The joints are not articulated

34. Ken Dog Trainer Playset with Doll

Dog-loving kids will go mad for this Ken Dog Trainer Playset. This set includes two adorable dog figures and all the accessories kids need to train the pups. There’s a hoop ring, balance bar and jumping bar, a trophy and two ribbons to announce the winner! Ken, the trainer, also looks the part with his paw print shirt and fanny pack with training “treats.”

34 Ken Dog Trainer Playset with Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ High-quality Ken doll plus two adorable dog figures
❤️ Comes with lots of playable accessories

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Ken cannot bend his joints

35. Barbie Fashionistas Mohawk Hairstyle

Another excellent Ken Fashionista option, this one has an Asian look and features a trendy mohawk hairstyle. This Ken is dressed to impress with his geometric print shirt and paint-splattered shorts. His casually cool look is unmatched – he would look right at home strolling the streets of West Hollywood! He is also impressively sturdy and durable.

35 Barbie Fashionistas Mohawk Hairstyle
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Stylish outfit for fashion lovers
❤️ Very sturdy and well made

What We Don’t Love:

💔 His joints are quite stiff


Best Chelsea Dolls

36. Barbie Club Chelsea Doll and Carnival Playset

As Barbie’s little sister, Chelsea dolls are an excellent choice for younger kids. This Carnival playset has one Chelsea doll and five play areas for her to enjoy! Kids can put Chelsea on the Ferris wheel or the bumper cars, have her buy a balloon or try a darts game. The level of detail on this set is impressive and kids will love all the movable features.

36 Barbie Club Chelsea Doll and Carnival Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Sturdy enough for little hands
❤️ Loads of interactive pieces with movable parts

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The Chelsea dolls do not sit very securely in the ferris wheel

37. Barbie Chelsea Can Be Pizza Chef Playset

With this Chelsea Pizza chef set, little pizza lovers can serve up their tiny pizzas straight out of the oven. With her chef’s hat and oven mitt, Chelsea is ready to get cooking! The set also includes a pizza oven station and counter, two spice shakers, a pizza pan and more. There is even an extra slice and accessories to serve to other dolls when the pizza is ready.

37 Barbie Chelsea Can Be Pizza Chef Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A super cute and durable set
❤️ She is dressed for medical action with her stethoscope and flat shoes

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Her shirt is not real but printed on

38. Barbie Chelsea Doll Wearing Skirt with Heart Print

Just want a Chelsea doll without a playset to go with it? Her “love” shirt and removable heart-printed skirt make this option super cute. She also has natural hair tied up in cute pigtail puffs that is soft and not plasticky. Collecting the full Chelsea doll range is a great way to provide kids with toys that reflect the diversity of humanity! 

38 Barbie Chelsea Doll Wearing Skirt with Heart Print
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A durable Chelsea doll that little kids will enjoy playing with
❤️ She has lovely soft hair

What We Don’t Love:

💔 She is on the small side

39. Barbie Club Chelsea Doll Soccer Playset

This fun set for little soccer players shows girls can play sports too! With the soccer field, goal posts and adjustable scoreboard, kids can play soccer practice, tournaments and more. Chelsea is dressed for the game and can kick her leg if you press down on her shoulders! She also comes with two sporty puppy friends, plus a wealth of accessories for imaginative storytelling.

39 Barbie Chelsea Doll Soccer Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Kicks the ball across the field when you press her shoulders
❤️ Comes with loads of accessories, plus two cute puppies

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The soccer field won’t last very long as it is made of cardboard

40. Barbie Club Chelsea Doll and Aquarium Playset

If your kid loves trips to the aquarium, they will love this Chelsea Aquarium Playset. Is Chelsea a visitor at the aquarium, or does she care for the animals? Either way, she can scoop fish out of the tank to move them somewhere else or watch the otter (and his starfish) go down the slide! This set is super cute and great for some splashy playtime.

40 Barbie Chelsea Doll and Aquarium Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with a Chelsea doll, cute otter and other sea creatures
❤️ She is dressed for medical action with her stethoscope and flat shoes

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The aquarium backdrop is made of cardboard, so it will deteriorate after a lot of exposure to water

41. Barbie Chelsea Doll and School Playset

Kids can play out a full school day with this Chelsea Doll and School Playset. First, have Chelsea present with the flipping blackboard in front of the class. Later, she can grab lunch at the cafeteria before heading out to play on the slide and swing set! Because all the pieces are separate, kids can lay them out however they want for endless imaginative play possibilities.

41 Barbie Chelsea Doll and School Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with loads of cute and versatile accessories
❤️ Both the doll and accessories are nice and sturdy

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The desk sometimes falls over when Chelsea is sitting in it

42. Barbie Chelsea Boy Doll

While Barbie has Ken, Chelsea has this little guy you can name whatever you like. The Chelsea boy doll wears removable red shorts and a camouflage emoji print t-shirt and has brown eyes and hair styled with a trendy side part. If you are collecting Chelsea dolls, he is a must-have so that there is a boy in the mix!

42 Barbie Chelsea Boy Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A cute addition to your Chelsea doll collection
❤️ Well made and sturdy

What We Don’t Love:

💔 There is only one Chelsea boy doll design


Best Multiple Doll Sets

43. Barbie Eco-Leadership Team 4 Doll Set

If your kid is begging you for a Barbie, but you aren’t a plastic fan, this set should make both of you happy. Not only are the Barbies certified carbon neutral, but they are all working to make the planet healthier! With a conservation scientist, renewable energy engineer, sustainability officer and environmental advocate, this set is a great conversation starter to discuss ecological issues.

43 Barbie Eco Leadership Team 4 Doll Set
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A great way to teach kids about the environment and make a difference in the world
❤️ The dolls are diverse, nicely detailed and made from recycled plastic

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The head and hair are not made from recycled plastic

44. Barbie It Takes Two Playset with Jackson & Jayla Twins

If your kids watch the Barbie It Takes Two series, they will love these dolls of the twins Jackson and Jayla. The twins are dressed in their on-screen looks and come with their three pet puppies, everything they need to take care of them, and other fun accessories. Kids can reenact scenes from the show or take Jackson and Jayla on new adventures!

44 Barbie It Takes Two Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Very cute dolls with lots of accessories
❤️ It’s great to have more Barbies of color as well as a Stacy-sized boy dolls

What We Don’t Love:

💔 They don’t have articulated limbs

45. Barbie Beach Cruiser Barbie Doll and Ken Doll

Looking for a Barbie vehicle but want some dolls to go in it too? This Barbie Beach Cruiser set gives you just that. As well as the hot pink cruiser, this set comes with a Barbie and a Ken doll, both beach ready. Kids will love driving these two into summertime adventures or letting the cruiser lead their imagination wherever it goes!

45 Barbie Beach Cruiser Barbie Doll and Ken Doll
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ The cruiser is a good size and very durable
❤️ With Barbie, Ken and their car, this is a great value set

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Their arms and legs do not bend

46. Barbie Mermaid Power Playset with 2 Dolls & Boat

Kids who love the seaside can have lots of fun with this set. The two included dolls dressed in their mermaid swimsuits can sit in the boat and peer through the “glass” at the sea life (a baby stingray!) underneath. Or they can be pulled along in the raft behind the boat! The boat actually floats, so this is an awesome toy for the pool or bathtub.

46 Barbie Mermaid Power Playset
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Comes with two Barbies and plenty of accessories
❤️ The boat floats and has some fantastic details

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The swimsuits are printed on

47. Barbie Set of 3 Chelsea Dolls

Many Chelsea doll sets usually only come with one doll, but you need a few for interactive play. This set of three is an excellent buy, as you get a diverse range of skin, hair and eye colors. These dolls all wear adorable dresses that kids can mix and match to their heart’s content. They are the perfect start to a Chelsea doll collection!

47 Barbie Set of 3 Chelsea Dolls
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A lovely diverse set with removable dresses
❤️ The perfect addition to a Chelsea playset or any doll’s house

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The dolls are very small


Best Arts & Crafts Activity Sets

48. Barbie Make Your Own Layered Lip Balm Kit

If your Barbie fan already has enough dolls, this Barbie Lip Balm Kit might make a better gift. This is a great way for kids to experiment with makeup, as it encourages creativity and science at the same time. The kit includes four different flavors/colors, a shimmer dropper, and all the necessary equipment. Kids can make single-flavor lip balms or experiment by mixing the colors!

48 Barbie Make Your Own Layered Lip Balm Kit
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ A fun project for parents and kids to do together
❤️ Makes pretty and delicious-smelling lip balms

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Kids need adult assistance as it involves boiling water

49. Barbie Necklace Activity Set

Let your little one get creative with this cute and colorful Barbie Necklace Activity Set. The kit includes enough beads, Barbie character charms and silicone necklaces for kids to make necklaces for themselves and their friends. The silicone cords are easy for little kids to handle without mom or dad needing to help! The completed necklaces are safe to wear, and the rubber charms are super cute.

49 Barbie Necklace Activity Set
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Kids can make the necklaces by themselves
❤️ Makes adorable necklaces that can be remade again and again

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The necklace clasps pop open fairly easily

50. Barbie Makeup Artist Magazine

While this Barbie Makeup Artist Magazine looks like a coloring book, it is so much more. In addition to crayons, kids get eye shadows, blushers, lip glosses and makeup brushes to create cute makeup looks on the page or themselves! With the stencils to make pretty hair and makeup designs, plus a range of sticker sheets, there are many ways to get creative.

50 Barbie Makeup Artist Magazine
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Kids can use the makeup on the magazine or themselves
❤️ Lots of cute colors included plus stickers and stencils

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The makeup powders can be a bit messy

51. Barbie Fashionistas 8-Inch Styling Head

Does your little one spend all their time with Barbie styling her hair? Perhaps they need something more significant to work with! This 8-inch styling head is perfect for little hair stylists. Barbie’s hair is thick and soft, allowing for all the brushing,  braiding and pinning that kids’ hearts desire! A range of cute barrettes and hair ties are included to make Barbie’s trip to the salon even more special.

51 Barbie Fashionistas 8 Inch Styling Head
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Lots of soft hair that’s easy to brush and style
❤️ Comes with a hairbrush and cute accessories

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It would be good if the base was weighted to make it more stable

💡 Is your kiddo obsessed with unicorns? Perhaps they will find this Barbie Dreamtopia Unicorn Styling Head even more magical.

52. Barbie – Townley Girl Nail Polish Activity Makeup Set

This activity set is perfect for kids obsessed with nail polish, as it comes with no less than 15 polishes! There’s also assorted colored gems, a cuticle stick, and a Barbie nail file — basically everything kids need for the most glamorous manicure ever. Parents can rest assured as the polishes are all water-based, non-toxic and non-irritating. They also make a minimal mess as they dry quickly and peel off easily.

52 Barbie Nail Polish Activity Makeup Set
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Includes a range of pretty polishes and gems
❤️ The polish dries quickly on the nails but stays liquid in the pot

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It’s great that the polish peels off without chemical remover, but it does mean it doesn’t last long on the nails

53. Barbie ‘Make Your Own Bath Bomb’ Kit

If your little one needs some convincing when bath time comes around, perhaps this bath bomb kit will do the trick. This fun kit combines science, creativity and Barbie for fun in the tub. It comes with ingredients to make four pretty and yummy-smelling bath bombs. As the molds are reusable, you can make more bath bombs with household ingredients once the ones from the kit are finished!

53 Barbie Make Your Own Bath Bomb Kit
Recommended age: 6 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Instructions are easy to follow and mixing the ingredients is great fun
❤️ Makes cute, fragrant and fizzy bath bombs

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The bath bombs won’t form well without the exact right ratio of ingredients

54. Barbie Create Your Own Color-Changing Water Bottle

Everyone needs to hydrate and having a cute, self-decorated water bottle will help kids remember to drink their H2O! The water bottle is covered in iconic Barbie images that kids can color in however they choose and decorate with sparkling gemstones. As it’s made from aluminum, it is safe for years, and the carabiner makes it easy to take wherever you go.

54 Barbie Create Your Own Color Changing Water Bottle
Recommended age: 3 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Kids can decorate their water bottle
❤️ A great quality bottle covered in cute Barbie designs

What We Don’t Love:

💔 The marker washes/rubs off after a while, though you can recolor it


Frequently Asked Questions About Barbie Toys

🙋What age is Barbie for?

These days, the biggest market for Barbie dolls and toys is kids between the ages of 3 and 8, with particular popularity among 3 to 5-year-olds. It wasn’t unusual for girls as old as 12 to play with Barbies in past generations. Kids today are more sophisticated; even many 6 and 7-year-olds see the dolls as babyish. 

For that reason, Mattel has recently released a range of Barbie dolls and playsets that are more edgy trendsetters than a pretty princess to attract an older audience. If you buy for an older kid, they may love one of these contemporary Barbies!

🙋 What are the benefits of playing with dolls?

Across the web, you’ll find articles extolling the benefits of toys that develop kids’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills. While such toys are great for kids, playing with dolls is just as beneficial. Just as playing with STEM toys helps enhance kids’ analytical abilities, playing with dolls improves their social and emotional skills. 

According to a recent study, playing with dolls encourages children to talk more about others’ thoughts and emotions. This helps them develop key social skills such as empathy and communication. Such skills arevariouso navigating a range of social situations and understanding their emotions.

🙋 Do boys play with Barbies? 

Yes, boys absolutely can and do play with Barbies. While girls have historically been the target market, there have always been boys who enjoy playing with Barbies. This may have been discouraged in the past, but shifting notions of gender roles have changed the way companies consider their marketing approach.

Many brands, Mattel included, are embracing a less gender-specific message, which they made clear in this ad for the Moschino Barbie that featured a boy. As noted above, playing with dolls is just as developmentally beneficial as playing with STEM toys, so it is heartening to see boys beginning to be included in the conversation.


So… What Barbie Toy Should I Get?

Well, that depends on what will suit your little angel best! For example, you could add to the diversity of your kids’ Barbie collection with one of the Barbie fashionista or Ken dolls. But if your kiddo already has enough dolls, maybe one of the playsets or vehicles would be the best addition to their toybox.

We have done our best to include a comprehensive range of available top-rated Barbie toys. But if you have a Barbie toy that your kids adore and you think you should have made the list, drop us a message!

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