“The number one request we hear from girls around the world is that they want to have a conversation with Barbie. Now, for the first time ever, Barbie can have a two-way conversation.”
[- unnamed spokeswoman for Mattel]
The Hello Barbie will be able to play interactive games and tell stories and jokes.
It will also listen to the child’s conversation and adapt to it over time – so, for instance, if a child mentions that they like to dance, the doll may refer to this in a future chat.