Retro-inspired Barbie truck pops into Fort Worth for one day only

Barbie steps into the old school during her Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour, which kicks off in Fort Worth on Saturday March 20. The truck is parked in the shops at Clearfork, 5188 Monahans Ave., so fans of all ages can browse merchandise and chat with fellow Barbie lovers.

As mentioned earlier, this tour is a “step backwards” and promises a 90s theme and “retro-inspired merchandise,” a devastating thought for those of us who grew up in the 1990s and still can’t fully understand that the decade is now being considered “retro.”

Attendees can stop by the bright pink truck and grab barbie-themed merchandise, including a Barbie Polaroid collector’s camera, denim dad hats and airbrushed jackets, t-shirts, cosmetic bags and necklaces.

In keeping with the retro theme, the Barbie van will also contain fashionable staples from the 90s such as dazzling vinyl belt bags and boombox-shaped tote bags, embroidered patch sets and cassette wallets. The items available for purchase are priced between $ 12 and $ 75, according to a press release.

The Fort Worth stop is part of a three-year tour of the United States that began in Los Angeles in Fall 2019. The truck rolled through Plano last year, but it’s Barbie’s first time in Fort Worth. It will arrive in Friendswood, Texas (in the Houston area) on April 3rd.

Mattel, the company behind Barbie, has faced mounting setbacks in recent years as the discussion of body type, race, and gender inclusivity continues. According to a publication, the tour is an integral part of the brand’s 60th anniversary and likely part of Mattel’s attempt to redefine the iconic brand for a new generation of American children and their parents.

The truck is free to check out and is open from 10am to 7pm in the shops in Clearfork. COVID-19 security measures include social distancing markings, employees wearing masks and gloves, hand sanitizer, and counters wiped regularly.

Guests are encouraged to wear face masks, keep their hands 6 feet away, clean their hands, and stay home if they feel sick.

Also note that while the Barbie truck is retro, it only accepts credit and debit cards.

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