But you can’t buy her at Toys ‘R’ Us, and she’s cradling a Chinese baby.
The “Going Home Barbie” is only available at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou. To get her you should 1) stay at the White Swan and 2) adopt a Chinese child. Mattel has been I can’t help but feel like this a tiny bit odd. I understand that the number of Chinese babies in need of adoption is staggering, but it seems odd to reward foreigners who come into the country for the purpose of taking children to another country. The baby should be enough without the element of “here, and we’ll throw a rare doll into the bargain!” But I guess the Barbie would make a nice collectible or a present for the baby when it’s of age.
- Marie Claire, print edition.