Barbie and the World’s First Ever Colour Changing Handbag

Barbie Glam Bag

For the first time ever, state-of-the-art-colour-change technology will light up the UK as the team from Barbie unveil the hottest accessory this autumn, which has been selected by Hamley’s as one of their Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2014.

The Barbie & Me Colour-Change Glam Bag magically changes colour to match any outfit by simply holding the bag against any item of clothing and pressing the button to match over 100 different shades.

The bag also comes with lots of fab, clip-on Barbie accessories so that it can be personalised to suit any style statement.  There is even a mini matching bag for Barbie herself.

The bag is the perfect accessory for little fashionista’s aged between 3 and 7 years old and retails at £29.99.

Barbie Colour Change Handbag

But what did we make of it?

Firstly, it is a fab idea but I did wonder if it would work.


I tried it on about ten different colours and the bag really does change colour to match its surroundings.  I know Eliza will love this feature, but I do have a problem with the bag.

There is no room inside the bag to store anything.  I even tried to put the clip on Barbie accessories inside the bag to store them safely and the bag wouldn’t shut, plus said accessories only attach loosely so any gentle knock to the bag and they fall off, which is hugely frustrating.

Barbie Colour Change Glam Bag

With this in mind, the bag is perfect for role play and dressing up, but is not functional as a bag and if you have young children at home too, be extra vigilant with the accessories as they are quite small and could end up in baby’s mouth!

15 thoughts on “Barbie and the World’s First Ever Colour Changing Handbag

  1. Emma says:

    ooh Erin would like this, ideal to put away for Christmas.
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  2. Sonya Cisco says:

    Betsy would have adored that when she was little, she was barbie bonkers!
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  3. Rachel says:

    Wow that is quite a price, nice though it is x
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  4. What a cute little bag for a little girl. It is a bit expensive though.
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  5. PinkOddy says:

    I had heard it was really good as a colour changer but didn’t realise it couldn’t hold anything – bit of a disappointment there.
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  6. That’s astonishing! I wonder how it works. The lack of space would be a fail for my daughter, though. Putting things into bags is all part of the fun for her.
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  7. My daughter has only ever liked baby dolls so we have completely bypassed all the Barbies and plastic. Kind of grateful as I prefer more traditional toys but this does look fun.
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  8. Shell Louise says:

    If Ella sees this it’ll be added to her ‘want it’ list that gets longer and longer every time she watches tv!
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  9. It looks great but even I feel the price is a little steep. I hope it offers enough play value to justify the price.
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  10. Polly says:

    Baya loved this – and it really does change colour to match your outfit! I wasn’t so impressed – I guess for dressing up it’s fine, but would be so much better if it could actually have anything inside it!
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  11. Bit of a shame there isn’t enough room in it. I think it is quite expensive, although I am sure it would be adored! x
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  12. ninjacat says:

    What fun gift for Christmas x
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  13. Amy Squires says:

    I’m sure it’s something a lot of little girls will want this Christmas! It seems a little silly that the bag can’t hold anything though. Great review!
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  14. Lauren says:

    What a shame it doesn’t work as a bag! It looks like a great idea and I know D would be thrilled with it in a lot of respects but I’m pretty sure she’d be frustrated about not being able to store her ‘treasures’ in it. Good to know before we potentially fork out £30, thanks x
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  15. Mina Joshi says:

    The bag looks like a good accessory for a doll but £29.99 for Barbie’s handbag is bit on the expensive side. Where was it made? Japan or China? But then I don’t have daughter so not sure if I am just being a bit of a miser.
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