Friday, November 24, 2017

Retro Toy Chest: Barbie Super 'Vette (1979)

Here's another addition to Mattel's Barbie line of products, and it's probably the closest the toy giant ever got to crossing Barbie over with Hot Wheels.

Barbie Super 'Vette was introduced in 1979. Future TV star Kim Fields (later of The Facts of Life) is featured in the ad. Michael Bell (Plastic Man, Super Friends, etc.) is the announcer.

2 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I see they're using this tune...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsIbfYEizLk

But yeah, interesting they didn't try to integrate Barbie into the Hot Wheel madness or we could've gotten somewhere!

hobbyfan said...

Probably because of the stereotype that boys wouldn't be caught dead playing with Barbie alongside their toy cars.......