Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover

Mattel, Amazon
Mattel, Amazon

Princess Leia has been made into countless action figures since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope premiered in 1977, but this latest toy could be her most high-fashion depiction yet. As People reports, Mattel and Disney have joined forces to create a Princess Leia Barbie as part of their new line of Star Wars-inspired dolls for 2019.

The Barbie version of Leia Organa has all the signature elements of the original character with a few stylish embellishments. Her iconic cinnamon-bun-like hairstyle has been reimagined as a voluminous updo with twists and braids.

Her outfit is more appropriate for going to a party than heading into battle: She wears a flowing white gown with floor-length sleeves and a leg slit that reveals her strappy, knee-high boots. For accessories, she sports a silvery peplum belt with a matching necklace, cuff bracelets, and a clutch purse.

Princess Leia Barbie doll.
Mattel, Amazon

Leia wasn't the only Star Wars character to receive a makeover. The new Barbie line also includes a Darth Vader Barbie who traded in her helmet for chic sunglasses, and an R2-D2 Barbie with an electric-blue ponytail and a mini-dress that evokes the droid's metal exterior.

Darth Vader Barbie doll.
Mattel, Amazon

R2-D2 Barbie doll.
Mattel, Amazon

The collection is set for a November 18 release date (just in time for the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IX in December), but they're available to preorder online now. You can purchase all the Star Wars Barbie dolls—which cost $100 each—from Amazon today.

[h/t People]

The Office-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Here to Show Off Your Dunder Mifflin Spirit


It's now easier than ever to gift your loved ones with Dunder Mifflin-inspired Christmas presents, thanks to Target's new The Office collection. What does it include, you ask? Ugly Christmas sweaters with Dwight Schrute's face and the paper company's logo on them.

As reported by POPSUGAR, Target is selling two different holiday sweaters—one featuring Dwight's festive face and another, more general Dunder Mifflin one—on its website, each priced at $29.99. It seems the NBC series' popularity will never die, as companies continue to sell The Office-related products, from cool artwork to construction sets.

While fans continue to binge The Office on Netflix, they know that major changes are ahead. NBCUniversal is launching its own streaming platform, Peacock, and will take the show back in January 2021. In the meantime, you can still soak up as much Dunder Mifflin insanity as you can handle via Netflix—and now you can do it decked out in a festive holiday sweater.


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Disney+ Users Are Already Facing Technical Problems

Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian (2019).
Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian (2019).
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It seems that the highly anticipated Disney+ release did not go as smoothly as the company had hoped. Variety reports that the streaming service launched this morning, only to find its IT department being flooded with phone calls, tweets, and emails from angry users complaining of malfunctions.

Many customers took to social media to vent their frustration that they either couldn’t login into their account or couldn’t watch certain content.

The service did offer an explanation for all the technical issues via Twitter, posting, “The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our high expectations. We are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience.”

Too bad a little Disney magic couldn’t help them with these tech glitches.

[h/t Variety]