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Barbie Girls Online Virtual World & the Barbie Girl MP3 Device
Barbie joins Web 2.0 with BarbieGirls.com
Barbie moves in to Web 2.0 with BarbieGirls.com, a new online virtual world from Mattel that combines social networking, music, and fashion in a safe, controlled environment. The site allows girls to customize a virtual character, earn and shop with virtual money, and chat live with other girls. The just-released Barbie Girls MP3 device adds to the fun online and brings it offline to the real world.
Twice as much memory as the original Barbie Girls MP3 Player in the same cool design!
1GB Barbie Girls MP3 Player Device
The Barbie Girl MP3 Player with 1GB of on-board memory has twice as much built-in memory as the original player. About $20 at Amazon.com.
Barbie Girls 1GB Device Gold Outfit, Blonde/Brown Hair
(orange reusable case)
Barbie Girls 1GB Device Pink Outfit, Blonde and Pink Hair
(pink reusable case)
Barbie Girls 1GB Device Green Outfit, Pink and Blonde Hair
(green reusable case)
Barbie Girls MP3 Player Device
To get the full experience of the BarbieGirls.com world, girls will want to own the Barbie Girls MP3 player. This device can be connected to the computer to unlock exclusive pets, hangout spots, furniture, games, and more.
The Barbie Girls MP3 player is a 4Â½-inch portable device that is a music player and fashion doll in one. The Barbie Girl device is sold with a belt clip, docking station, adjustable earbuds, durable storage case, and two sets of interchangeable hairstyles, faces, tops, skirts, and shoes. Additional packs of outfits, accessories, and pets will be sold separately.
The Barbie Girl music player will play any non-DRM-encrypted MP3 or WMA files, and will have 512 MB of on-board memory, enough for approximately 120 MP3 or 240 WMA-file songs. Memory is expandable to up to 2 GB with a miniSD memory card (sold separately). The device comes with Windows Media Player 11 and runs on a built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery that is charged via a USB port.
This one-minute video is a great introduction to the BarbieGirls.com site, with animated screenshots and details on what girls can do in the virtual world.
BarbieGirls.com Virtual Online World
BarbieGirls.com offers the social networking of MySpace integrated with the virtual reality play of Second Life in a pink and purple, kid-safe setting. Registration is free, and girls begin by creating their personal avatar, customizing hair, clothing, makeup, and accessories. This custom character then can decorate her room and head out in to the BarbieGirls world to shop, play games, watch videos, and interact with the other girls.
B Bucks can be earned by participating in activities, including creating a music video and giving Ken a virtual makeover, or by purchasing Barbie products in the real world. With the B Bucks the girls can visit the mall to buy furniture, clothing, and accessories. When a Barbie Girl MP3 Device is connected to the computer, more items become available, and girls can access exclusive furniture, games, hangouts, and pets.
Safety on BarbieGirls.com
BarbieGirls.com has a strong focus on safety for the young girls interacting on the site.
All registered users can use B Chat, which is automatically filtered to only allow language that is already in the site's database of accepted words. This filtering prevents girls from giving out personal information or using abusive or foul language.
Girls who have the Barbie Girls MP3 player can dock the player at the computer of a friend they know in the real world, which allows them to be designated on the site as best friends. Best friends are then permitted to engage in Secret B Chat, which is private and filtered only for obscene and abusive language.
Thank you for visiting! I know everyone is looking for the BarbieGirls.com code to unlock all the cool exclusive stuff, but the fact is there is no code! The way to unlock the extras is to connect the Barbie Girl MP3 device to your computer. The MP3 player is available now from Amazon for about $55. You can find out how to order the Barbie Girl MP3 player right here on this page.