KEN NOT INCLUDED
Hey there, children of the ’80s and ’90s. If you, like, totally spent the bulk of your childhood engaging your imagination while surrounded by a toy pile that included the Barbie Dreamhouse (so posh), Barbie Dream Pool (flashy and splashy), and Barbie Corvette (so pink) — full disclosure: This intrepid reporter may have done exactly that! — then you’ll definitely want to get all dolled up for a visit with the iconic doll herself.
As part of its nationwide Totally Throwback Tour, the hot-pink Barbie Truck is making its way back to San Antonio Saturday, May 1, for a one-day mobile pop-up visit. The Barbie Truck will park at The Shops at La Cantera from 10 am-7 pm and sell a variety of retro-inspired Barbie merch and treats.
If you’re a Barbie girl in a Barbie world, you know the truck made a previous stop in San Antonio at the beginning of 2020, to much fanfare. This weekend’s visit is your second chance to grab some ’90s-themed Barbie gear (ranging from $12 to $75), including a limited quantity of collectible Barbie Polaroid cameras and custom airbrushed jackets.
Other Barbie goodies available include Barbie-logo-embroidered denim jackets, denim “dad caps,” T-shirts, logo necklaces, embroidered patch sets, enamel pin sets, “cassette tape” wallets, vinyl iridescent fanny packs, “boombox” vinyl iridescent shopper totes, stainless thermal bottles, cosmetic bags, NCLA Beauty brand Barbie + Ken nail enamel sets, and decorated cookie sets. Sadly, no actual Barbie dolls (or Barbie Dreamhouses) will be up for grabs.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Barbie Truck is putting safety first. In addition to implementing socially distanced waiting areas, staff will wear masks and gloves inside the truck, disinfect counters and payment readers every half hour, provide hand sanitizer for shoppers, and offer contactless and cashless transactions.
The Barbie Truck Throwback Tour hit the road in late 2019, starting with a stop in Los Angeles before trucking across the country. After its stop in San Antonio, the Barbie Truck heads to Tucson, Arizona.