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There are new single year exclusive lines this year: Splash and Jewel Sparkle, both lines have unique package front backgrounds. A denim line is back, called Blues, also has a different package front background. There is no separate Lingerie line in the regular, sold at all stores, Fashion Avenue series and there is no store exclusive Lingerie line this year either. But there are lingerie and sleepwear fashions in both the Charm and Metro lines this year. The multiple fashion pack name changes from Mix ‘N Match to Quick Change, the front background are solid colors, there is also a graphic along the front of the package with photos of Barbie wearing the fashion in 4 different ways. There is one wedding gown in the Dazzle line, but no tuxedo for Ken. Several of the fashion packs come in two variations. This year there are several Europe and Canada exclusive fashions with the Fashion Avenue line. Kelly and Tommy continue to have their own fashion packs but as part of Fashion Favorites collection, and in Five-Fashion Gift Sets, not as part of the Fashion Avenue collection. There is no Teen Skipper line in Fashion Avenue collection either.
This year’s lines are: Charm: A collection of sweet, pretty fashions for Barbie doll. These styles are cool and current, with a soft, romantic feel. Each fashion has a theme and comes with cardboard play pieces, a coordinating accessory and shoes. Metro: Trendy fashions to make Barbie doll look hip for every occasion. The collection includes casual and dressy looks in all the latest fabrics and colors. Each fashion includes an accessory, shoes and play pieces. Blues: A collection of casual denim-look styles, designed exclusively for Barbie doll. Each fashion features Barbie doll’s own cool logo and comes with coordinating shoes. These contemporary pants and skirt outfits give Barbie doll a hip new look. Dazzle: A collection of luxurious, full-length gowns for all of Barbie doll’s special occasions, including a beautiful bridal ensemble. The outfits feature glamorous fabrics and intricate detailing. These elegant gowns make Barbie look absolutely fabulous, and each one comes with coordinating accessories and shoes. Quick Change: A collection of fashionable outfits that reverse or change lengths to create a wardrobe of different looks. These trendy, realistic outfits with fun transformations. The styles can become shorter or longer and have contrasting reversible fabrics. Girls will love transforming the pieces, then mixing and matching them for fabulous fashion play. Jewel Sparkle: Glamorous party dresses for Barbie doll in luxurious fabrics and beautiful jewel-tone colors. Each evening ensemble is exquisitely detailed and comes with a ring and necklace for the girl in same color as fashion. Splash: A colorful collection of swimwear and accessories, featuring all the trendiest looks! Each one a complete ensemble, including a swimsuit, cover-up, tote bag or towel. All the hottest swimwear styles for Barbie doll from bikinis to maillots and more. Ken: A collection of sporty gear, casual separates and cool date clothes for the coolest guy around, Ken doll. Trendy, hip styles to keep Ken looking good, whether he’s at school, work or doing tricks on his skateboard. The fashions are themed and include plastic and cardboard play pieces for hours of imaginative play. Accessory Bonanza: Cool fashion accessories and realistic play pieces that let girls play out lots of real-life play patterns with Barbie doll. These themed play packs come with everything Barbie needs for all her different activities. There are several themes in each pack, such as spa day and water sports. Each pack comes with plastic and cardboard pieces.
Above text adapted from 2002 Mattel USA Vendor Catalog and Sell Sheets.
- Charm Assortment Number 25702
- Metro Assortment Number 25701
- Blues Assortment Number 55516
- Dazzle Assortment Number 25755
- Quick Change Assortment Number 52976
- Jewel Sparkle Assortment Number 52960
- Splash Assortment Number 53986
- Ken Assortment Number 25752
- Accessory Bonanza Assortment Number
- KMart Exclusive Multi-Pack Fashion
- Canada and Europe Exclusive Fashions Assortment Number