Tina Turner Barbie

Name: Tina Turner Barbie

Made by and When:  Mattel, 2022

Material:  Articulated vinyl

Marks (Provided by Willena Nanton): (Head) ©2021 MATTEL (mid-back) Genuine Barbie® / ©2016 MATTEL / 1186 MJ. 1, NL / MADE IN INDONESIA

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Spiked rooted honey blonde hair replicates the music icon’s hairstyle, brown painted eyes, closed mouth with painted red lips

Clothes: Inspired by the fashion worn in the “What’s Love Got To Do With It” video, clothing consists of a black tank top, a black faux leather skirt, a denim jacket, black fishnet stockings, and black high-heel shoes. Jewelry includes white drop earrings and a silver-tone necklace. Holds a mic.

Other: Designed by Bill Greening, from the Barbie Signature Music Series Collection, this doll is a tribute to music icon, Tina Turner, uses the “Tina Turner” head sculpt, and has a certificate of authenticity. The back of the box text reads,

“Physical strength in a woman, that’s what I am.”—Tina Turner

From a young girl singing in her rural church choir in Nutbush, Tennessee to becoming the legendary icon hailed as the undisputed “Queen of Rock ‘n Roll,” Barbie celebrates the unprecedented music career and journey of Tina Turner.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of her eponymous hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” Tina Turner Barbie doll wears a black mini dress paired with a denim jacket inspired by the iconic outfit Tina wore in the music video for the chart-topping single.

Throughout her acclaimed career, Tina Turner has amassed accolades and a lifetime of achievements befitting of a music legend. She is without question truly and simply, the best.


Tina Turner Barbie, back of the box


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