Mattel Released A ‘Day of the Dead’ Barbie 2021

We first found that Mattel released a Day of the Dead Barbie in 2019 and we are excited to share that each year has been a new signature doll in the Barbie collection. Each of the Day of the Dead Barbie dolls celebrate Dia De Muertos honoring the traditions, symbols and rituals of the time-honored holiday.

Each of the Day of the Dead Barbie dolls wear traditional dresses with embroidered details.

Day of the Dead Barbie 2019 pictured on dark background with marigolds
Day of the Dead Barbie 2019

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Day of the Dead Barbie 2019

If you or someone you know enjoys collecting Barbie’s you should know that Mattel Released A ‘Day of the Dead’ Barbie was a Mattel announcement on September 12, 2019, they will be releasing a “Barbie Día de Muertos” that features Barbie wearing a stunning, floor-length black dress embroidered with flowers, skulls, and butterflies in colorful patterns.

It was released and almost immediately sold out but you can now get it from Walmart here.

Barbie’s face is decorated as a skull, or calavera, created with face paint, which represents the dead.

Barbie’s face is decorated as a skull or calavera.

This Barbie is created to celebrate the Mexican holiday known as ‘Day of The Dead’ in which friends and family honor late loved ones. The holiday runs from October 31 to November 2.

Families gather to enjoy food and prayer together, and often visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of their loved ones with ofrendas, or altars. Yes, much like you see in the movie Coco.

This limited edition collectible Barbie will be $75 and available at Walmart. Walmart has since restocked it and you can buy it here.

day of the dead barbie 2020 from Amazon
Day of the Dead Barbie 2020

Day of the Dead Barbie 2020

The Barbie Signature Dia De Muertos 2020 doll is in limited supply at Amazon. This one is probably my favorite because of the beautiful lace dress covering exquisite embroidery. Her blush colored dress is embellished with tiny pearlescent details and opens slightly to reveal a second layer embroidered with floral and skeleton accents.

The Mexican Barbie doll Day of the Dead has hair that is held with a headband of skeleton hands holding roses and marigolds.

day of the dead barbie 2021
Day of the Dead Barbie 2021

Day of the Dead Barbie 2021

There is currently a listing on Amazon for the 2021 Day of the Dead Barbie doll with information about the collectors item:

  • Barbie is in a traditional ruffle dress embroidered with sugar skulls and flower details.
  • Her hair is pulled back to highlight striking calavera face painting that continues to her neck and forms a delicate skeleton.
  • She has a crown of marigolds with hidden skull details.

We will be on the watch for any updates as to when this Day of the Dead Barbie is more widely available!

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Which Day of the Dead Barbie is your favorite? Do you need to collect them all just like me?

4 Comments

  1. Pedant Supreme says:

    Collecting Barbie’s what?

  2. Tonaka Tilley says:

    Do you know what time Thursday?????

  3. If anyone spots in Regina Saskatchewan let me know

  4. The character’s name is La Catrina.

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