Barbie’s Perfect First Look Reveals Margot Robbie’s Biggest Toy Change

Margot Robbie’s Barbie looks perfect in the first photo, but there may be more to the classic toy than her appearance in the 2023 Barbie movie.

First image from Warner Bros. by Margot Robbie Barbie The film reveals a big change in one of the toy’s most recognizable accessories. The image, which was released at this year’s CinemaCon, shows Robbie (best known for her role as the DCEU’s Harley Quinn) as an impossibly perfect living version of the classic toy – with her perfectly styled blonde hair, blue eyes shaped almond, and a fun striped halter top paired with a polka dot headband. However, there’s a subtle change hidden in the first-look photo that may hint at Margot Robbie’s Barbie embodying more than just the toy’s idealistic physique.


Created in 1959, Barbie dolls monopolized the toy market for more than 60 years. Made by American toy company Mattel, Inc, Barbies were the first dolls in the country to portray adult features and appeared in 1950s style with a zebra-striped bathing suit, bangs and face makeup. cat’s eye. Over the decades, the world of Barbie has grown to include many accessories, including endless fashions, the Barbie Dream House (which debuted in 1962) and her signature pink convertible, not to mention her boyfriend Ken (played by La La Land’s Ryan Gosling in the next Barbie movie) and a large group of friends to party in his pool.

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And while the Barbie The first look photo doesn’t give too much detail about the plot of the upcoming movie, there may be a hint hidden in the photo about Margot Robbie’s Barbie personality. Scribbled on the side of Barbie’s classic car is the iconic silver Chevrolet nameplate with the letters “ev” highlighted in blue, revealing that Barbie now drives an electric vehicle. That could mean Margot Robbie’s Barbie is eco-conscious – a hugely fitting update for a movie coming out in the 2020s world.


Known for her epic dream cars, Barbie has always been a hound dog. Barbie’s pink 1950s Chevy Corvette convertible is undoubtedly one of the doll’s most iconic rides in her large collection, but the original toy was a plastic version of the manufacturer’s gas-powered model. Now in the Barbie First still from the movie, Barbie’s car is a throwback to her classic set of wheels, but with a notable update. This likely means Margot Robbie’s Barbie is eco-conscious, a personality trait that will likely ring true with a Gen Z audience, whose ages currently range from 9 to 24. As Greg Petro pointed out (via Forbes), Gen Z shoppers “prefer to buy sustainable brands, and they are more willing to spend 10% more on sustainable products.” The generation is notably focused on conservationism, something the new Barbie The film seems to capitalize by featuring the electric version in its very first reveal of the film.

It’s a smart update for the film that already battles the pervasive idea that Barbie’s physique is what defines her. While Margot Robbie’s Barbie is a testament to the doll’s historic physique, this first-look image promotes the idea that the Barbie the movie will be more nuanced than just about a beautiful girl and the ups and downs of Barbie’s pink world. Here’s hoping Barbie’s Dream House is brought to life with solar panels and Barbie’s Dream Car Cup Holder holds a durable glass water bottle.

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