Barbie has been rebooted as a cosmic princess in the upcoming Barbie Star Light Adventure movie and she teams up with a group of hover boarding friends to save the Galaxy. Barbie is boldly going where no Barbie has ever gone before!
Once your little girl has seen the movie she is going to want one of these Barbie Remote Control Hoverboards that work in a similar fashion to the quadcopter and drones that you are already seeing everywhere these days.
The Barbie Hoverboard will be released this autumn and priced at around $60
Who Would Buy It?
The manufacturers recommend it for ages 8 and over and with parental supervision. I’m guessing that it will appeal to children of a younger age as well.
Things We Like About It
First up we liked the look of this toy, the matching blue and pink colors for the hoverboard, remote control and Barbie’s clothes are well designed.
The actual hoverboard and remote control seem easy to use and as well as going up and down and in all four directions it all has buttons for instant take-off and landing. The hoverboard also has preset buttons for three different stunts. The unit is charged by an included USB Cable. Drones and quadcopters are notorious for being difficult to control but this has been well designed to be easily controlled by a novice.
Things We Did Not Like About It
Until the Barbie RC Hoverboard is released later this year we won’t know of any design faults. One thing we didn’t really like is that Barbie can’t be removed from the hoverboard it would add some extra creative play to the set but saying that there are probably design reasons why this is so. The actual Barbie is made of lightweight foam, which makes sense otherwise she would be too heavy for the hoverboard to fly.
Watching the video from the Toy fair the hoverboard does seem fairly noisy but quadcopters usually are so this isn’t a big surprise.
There’s has been no mention of how long it flies for before needing to be recharged this is something that we’d like to know.
Is It Worth The Money?
For Barbie fans old and new this is likely to be a must have and will be a big seller once the movie is released and will certainly be on a lot of girls Christmas toy lists. The hoverboard looks pretty durable and we are sure it has been rigorously tested so it should be worth the sixty dollar price tag.
Where Can I Buy It?
This is a big toy release so should be available at most toy shops and certainly will be on sale at big online stores such as Amazon where you can check out the latest user reviews once released.
Barbie is getting a big makeover this year and this Science Fiction, cosmic Barbie is a pretty brave move. We welcome this futuristic new Barbie and think the RC Hoverboard will be massively popular with all Barbie lovers.