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Toy review: The new Barbie RC Dream Car

by | Dec 20, 2019 | Just Kids, Product Reviews | 62 comments

For far too long remote control cars have been seen as a “boy toys”. Finally, a brand has stepped up, designing a remote control car that appeals to little girls all over the world. The Barbie RC Dream Car! This new upgrade in Barbie’s garage has all the sparkle, glitz and style we’ve come to expect from our favourite doll and we could not wait to give it a test drive.  (Yes, we… Mama may have been more excited than the girls for this review.)

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Barbie RC Dream Car specs

  • 1x Battery operated metallic pink corvette car with chrome finishes and Barbie detailing.

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  • 2.4 GHz simple function radio control that features a fun working steering wheel that steers the car forward, left, right and into reverse.

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  • Batteries are NOT INCLUDED – 5 x 1.5V AA for the vehicle AND 2 x 1.5V AAA for the remote are required. (I would recommend buying rechargeables as a money-saver and more eco-friendly choice)
  • Turquoise plastic interiors.

Barbie Rc Dream Car Interiors

  • Functioning head- and backlights.

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  •  This car fit any Barbie doll.
  • Suitable for kids 3 years and older.
  • Due to its low profile, this is an on-road car and can only be used on smooth and paved surfaces, such as driveways and floors.

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Price and where to buy:

Currently, the Barbie RC Dream Car is only available instore, at leading retailers around the country. It sells for R1 299.99.

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What we love most about the Barbie RC Dream Car:

Watching our girls play together as they take turns with the RC Dream Car is so adorable, especially when they help Ava, who has surprisingly good “driving” skills…

The car is very easy to control giving a speedy, smooth ride. The remote control is also lightweight and easy to understand ensuring nobody gets frustrated or confused.

AND the car fits any Barbie even the taller and fuller figured Fashionistas.

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The girls also love the shiny “look” and sporty shape of the car and “real” lights!

Plus, playing with Remote Control Cars isn’t just fun but actually great for physical, mental and social development. Just think about all the skills needed to operate your RC car…

Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are tested and fine-tuned as they learn to steer and maneuver the car around corners and across different in- and outdoor terrains. The fostering of better spatial awareness while “driving” in various directions and plotting a route around obstacles, gauging distance and depth. The girls also enjoy building challenging obstacle courses too, stimulating those creative and strategic thinking skills. And then, of course, the gross-motor skills used while walking and running after our car…

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I think it’s safe to say OUR Barbie RC Dream Car is a family toy with everyone playing together and wanting to take her for a spin.

What could be better?

Even though the car operates very easily, it would be nice to have “sharper turning” ability. Functioning doors that open and close with seat belts for safety would also be fun extras, making play more life-like.

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  • The best place to play is at home or public play areas and parks that allow RC cars.
  • NEVER play on any roads or pathways with actual traffic.
  • Do not play with your Barbie RC Dream Car in water or wet conditions.
  • Check to ensure your car is clean. Dirt, leaves and small pebbles picked up during outdoor play could get stuck in the wheels, etc hindering your car’s functionality.
  • Remember to check the batteries too, this car is not meant for manual play – so, have that spare set charged.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – CONGRATULATIONS FARZANA (@moolafarzana Instagram) And as one final giveaway for this year…

We are giving away a Barbie RC Dream Car!

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How to enter:
  1. Leave us a comment below telling us why you love Barbie.
  2. For extra entries be sure to enter on Facebook and Instagram as well.

The giveaway ends on Friday, 27 December 2019.

* PLEASE NOTE: The Barbie RC Dream Car will only be sent in the New Year and won’t be sent before Christmas.

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  1. Only entries via Facebook, Instagram, and comments left below will be considered.
  2. Facebook and Instagram are in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
  3. Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  4. Winner must be 18+ years old.
  5.  The winner is picked at random and announced on 30 December 2019. 
  6. This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
  7. Please enter valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  8. The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but Just a Mamma and Blue Horizon Licensing
    do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.

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  1. Chabtell Roberts

    My Daughter is such a Barbie fan. Me 2 I play sometimes with her. And Barbie is such a big inspiration for the young kids.

    • Lynn botha

      Because she has been around for so long, she is part of everyone’s family.. You just have to love her

      • Kim

        She us the foundation of our lives, especially those who did not or could not make friends easily. She was and still is outmr go to girl

  2. Kelly Jennings

    My daughter loves barbie as she is an icon for girls and is a role model for girls

    • Rhoda Twigg

      Barbie has been around for so long and is a little girls dream doll. She is also so beautiful and elegant

  3. Nadia Uys

    Barbie fits every girls dreams
    They love playing with all the different characters and princesses
    Barbie has alot of accessories
    Barbie learns our daughters fashion

  4. Michelle Mulligan

    My daughter would absolutely love this car…she loves anything Barbie and we just had a Barbie birthday party for her 2 weeks ago! Growing up we spent countless hours dressing our dolls and making up fun storylines and backstories. Really excited to share the Barbie magic with my 2 girls 👗

  5. Selmarie van Deventer

    Barbie is a timeless and classic product. Growing up, my cousin and I would play for many countless hours. All you need is your imagination! Now as a mommy I am passing the proverbial torch to my little girl. I have kept all my Barbies for her, and yes, after almost 30 years this high quality product is still in excellent condition! We love Barbie!!

    • Chinky Deonarian

      Yay 😍 A Barbie car. My girls Zianne and Sianne just ❤ Barbie and cars. Anything boys can do, my girls try to be better. My future mechanical engineers like daddy.

      • Msrtie Schoemsn

        When my daughter was 4 all she wanted every birthday and Christmas was a Barbie. Now her daughter 6 years is the same. She inherited all her Mum’s Barbie’s stil perfect. Some of them is 35 years old. Barbie is here to stay for generations. What more can I day.

  6. Kim Hoffe

    I have very many memories playing Barbies & Ken with my friends (girls and boys!). Fast forward 30 years and my three children (2 girls and a boy) are continuing the tradition

  7. Nelly Mhlabane

    Barbie has always been our inspiration in our family, we love all her products, always beautiful and unique, my daughter really is a big fan of her as she loves her dolls and clothing brands and the race car ,she’s so adorable and talented

    • Ncuthwa Asheron Luke

      My Daughter loves Barbie bcs she loves to dress well and feel like a princess.

  8. Janel Sunderlall

    I love Barbie as she is an icon who teaches girls that they can dream big and accomplish anything they set their minds to. Barbie played a major part in my childhood and now my girls are major Barbie fans

    • Shaheeda loofer

      My neice would adore Barbie as she loves dressing her Barbie in different outfits and having tea parties with her

  9. Priya

    We live barbie because of her style and glamours dresses. We also love the accessories and long beautiful hair of hers. I loved barbie when I was a little girl and my daughter loves barbie so much.

  10. Samornay Smidt

    I’ve been a barbie fan since I was a little girl and now my daughter’s are also barbie fans. We adore and love barbie, they own so much dolls already with each having their own barbie cars and accessories. This remote control barbie car would be a welcomed new addition to their growing collection.

  11. Zayne Khan

    Barbie has been an icon through my growing years now my child’s..her style, fashion, jewelry..the adventure, the fairytale she weaves for every girl. She’s the ultimate poster for the strong, ambitious, beautiful yet filled with goodness, sweetness and family orientated fashion model pin up!

  12. Mehreen

    I grew up having the fondest memories playing with Barbie. My little one is the same and loves Barbie. Barbie allows you to use your imagination and be whatever you dream! Dresses, fashion and now the perfect pink car!

  13. Dominique

    I’ve always been a massive fan of Barbie, from the days when I was playing with it. I want my little girl to have the same feeling about Barbie. Barbie is a great way of showing girls that they can be and do anything they put their minds too. They live out their dreams in their Barbie’s and make it possible for them to reach for the stars. Barbie has always been a great toy for girls due to their ways of raising equality awareness for women. It’s just something a girl must have to play with!

  14. Inette Fourie

    My daughter loves playing with all of her Barbies. Each one has a role to play. I love seeing how her play style has developed. From merely playing to now changing outfits, putting them to bed etc. Amazing!

  15. Erica

    I absolutely commend Barbie for staying so true to it’s brand and one of the many reasons why we {yes also family toy brand even when having boys in the mix too} love Barbie is that it motivates and encourages kids to be anything they want and supports diversity. The quality obviously is amazing and keeps the imaginative juices flowing for years… Well done Barbie for staying Legendary….

  16. Mignionette Fair

    Barbie stretched my imagination is as child and I love how they are changing their dolls to show every girl that they are beautiful! And I mean, what girl hasn’t dreamt of driving in a car like this!

  17. Judy Padayachee

    My neice loves Barbie and she is role model to every girl child with her elegance and beauty. Barbie is is sweet and adorable.

  18. Leanne Williams

    I love how Barbie has evolved over the years to include all shapes, sizes, colours and interests and yet retained the same feel. I loved Barbie as a little girl and used to spend ages looking at all the latest Barbie accessories in GAME while my dad shopped the DIY section… great memories. Now my girls love my old Barbies which is so special for me to see.

    • Tasneem

      I still love Barbie and my girls love her too. Its strong and made to last.

  19. Aqeelah Mohamed

    My favourite childhood memories include my barbie dolls… it was also the last gift I received from my dad before he passed. I’ve been collecting barbie’s and Disney princesses since I was little and would love to pass this tradition down to my daughter and make memories with her

  20. Megan Crouse

    My little girl always wants to play with the boys’ cars and would love to get her a sparkly pink one of her own xxx

  21. Uwais patel

    My daughter prays for this all the time.

  22. Adele

    Barbie is such a great toy, been around for so many years says so much about the quality of the products! I had barbies and managed to keep some to pass down to my kids which they are loving playing with! Love the variety that barbie has, there really is something for everyone

  23. Sofiah

    Barbie is so inspiring

  24. Abeda Albertyn

    Barbie is every little girls dream toy

  25. Silvana Versfeld

    You can be anything!! Would love this for my Barbie lover daughter!!

  26. Aamena

    I’m not sure if I love Barbie more than my daughters! 😃 Just amazing how girly this car is, and I think they’d both adore it…and me!

  27. Jennifer

    Because Barbie is Timeless ❤️

  28. Shaaista Mahomed

    Growing up I loved Barbie, it really fueled my imagination. I would spend hours if not days dreaming up elaborate stories and adventures. I would love for Alayna to have the same opportunity of fueling her imagination in this scary world.

  29. Tertia

    Barbie takes me back to the years where my sister and I visited my grandparents house and played with my moms and aunts barbies without stop enjoying every single moment. Cherishing those years together and having such fun memories, with my mom, sister and gran not being with me anymore, and barbie is still here and my two girls can also share that moments and built great memories that will last a lifetime. Even putting their little bro in the equation when playing with a remote control barbie car.

  30. Loveitha Ramjiyavan

    I am the hugest craziest fan of Barbie since a little girl when I played with my dolls.
    I have many specials memories with Barbie and I was a member of the Barbie Club in south Africa.

  31. Anu Naidoo

    Barbie is an inspiration to our girls you can be anything you want to be, she encourages taking pride in looking pretty, dressing neatly, having friends and having lots of fun in life.💕🌸💕🌸💕🌸

  32. Jenny Nieuwenhuys

    She is such a famous icon / celebrity who is a fashionista. We all love her

  33. Lynn Botha

    Because she has been around for so long, she is part of everyone’s family.. You just have to love her

  34. Raquel

    I have 4 daughters and they love playing barbie together.. they would absolutely love this car for there Barbies.

  35. Deena Padayachee

    My granddaughter just loves Barbie because she is beautiful and every little girl wishes she could be Barbie who is a legend as she as been around for so long.

  36. Alexia Beetge

    Barbie is absolutely timeless. Her morals and values teach our young girls to stand up for girls and believe in their individual capabilities. Not only can you be anything but also DO anything as a girl … thanks for the valuable lessons Barbie.

  37. Yolandi Lubbe

    Love Barbie, because she’s every girl’s dream model


    Barbie is iconic and teaches our girls how to be independent young ladies

  39. Olivia Gradidge

    My favourite toy growing up and ive shared some with my daughter
    Im so excited to let her also see what new things are coming out and start her own collection

  40. Sonia Rohan

    I love Barbie so much because she is my princesses favourite ever. My girl is an only child and Barbie is always there to keep her company, she is also inspired and motivated by Barbie. My girl says mummy I love the movie Pink Shoes because Barbie taught me hoe to do ballet. And if there are any new Barbie toys she makes sure works hard and comes 1st at school so we can buy it for her for christmas.

  41. Sal Sarika Govender

    My daughter and I love love love Barbie. I have my Barbie doll for more than 30 years. For my first birthday I had a Barbie doll cake 💟 and we will do the same for my little princesses birthday! Barbie doll is a timeless classic. She is so chic, a fashionista and a sweet friend that everyone wants to play with! Barbie is not only a girls toy but boys plays with dolls too! She is not just a doll but a member of every little girls family and a true friend that never goes out of fashion. I love playing dress up and games with my Barbie and daughter. Its our special bonding time which we treasure as we are mashing memories together💟

  42. Sal Sarika Govender

    My daughter and I love love love Barbie. I have my Barbie doll for more than 30 years. For my first birthday I had a Barbie doll cake 💟 and we will do the same for my little princesses birthday! Barbie doll is a timeless classic. She is so chic, a fashionista and a sweet friend that everyone wants to play with! Barbie is not only a girls toy but boys plays with dolls too! She is not just a doll but a member of every little girls family and a true friend that never goes out of fashion. I love playing dress up and games with my Barbie and daughter. Its our special bonding time which we treasure as we are making memories together💟

  43. Melanie

    I cant even begin to express the love we (Sage and me) have for Barbie. I love the fact that my daughter enjoys the shows, movies and toys as much as I still do. Barbie is constantly growing and becoming more relevant, she shows that everyone is included. Barbie is an excellent role model and makes every girl feel included and special! This car is best of both worlds! We have bought Sage remote control cars before but it use to frustrate her that she could never fit her Barbie dolls in it. 😂🤦🏼‍♀️ So happy Mattel has made this awesome car!

  44. Nicole Rose-Innes

    Great for the imagination, can be anyone a little girl can think of

  45. Diana

    Hours of fun dressing Barbie and pretend play.

  46. Claudia

    I grew up with Barbie After i finished school I used to baby sit my cousin daughter and all we dis was watch Barbie video tapes and now with my daughter The Barbie loves continues movies Clothing bedding etc No matter how old we are Barbie is Barbie xx

  47. Bhavana Singh

    Barbie is so inspirational, an exceptional role model, beautifully, well groomed as any girl would be inspired. So motivational!

  48. Suraya moolla

    I use to love barbie when i was a kid but i didnt own any barbie products except a cd wid barbie songs i use to love the barbie song and use to sing n dance to it evrywer i my daughter loves barbie and every ad that pops up on tv she asks for one and then i have to really get a doll and lie thats its barbie when its not but she would get so excited over it .she loves barbie because she so fashionable and she love the movie barbie and dolphin magic d most where barbie is so friendly and the fact she can create a loyal friendship no matter the person and keep promises in that movie..i would reAlly love to give her the real barbie or even this car to make her happy and myself happy😁😂it will be both our 1st barbie toy item
    Over 20years old i stil have the cd

  49. Litza Karatzoglou

    My son has plenty of remote controlled cars so this would be the ideal gift to give my daughter (8years) so that she could take her barbies for a spin with her brother ( bonus- it’s her birthday coming up in the first week of Jan so this would be ideal) xx

  50. Telana de Necker

    I loved Barbie when i was a little girl and now I have a daughter who is a Barbie fan. Barbie has been a favorite for many girls for centuries. Barbie will never go out of fashion and that is what makes her so awesome.

  51. Aanisah

    Barbie dolls are nice.

  52. Mariaan Mellett

    Barbie has been in my life since I can remember and so the tradition continues with my 2 little ones.Barbie makes playtime a magical experience because you can be anything you imagine. Barbie makes dreams come true ❤…

  53. Farzana m

    Iv always loved Barbie growing up and now I get to share my excitement with my little daughter who would absolutely love love love this Barbie car 😉

  54. Ziona Nothling

    Barbie is so awesome as she can be anything she wants whatever size she is.


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