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Barbie & Polly Pocket Are Coming To Roblox

The sandbox game Roblox will soon receive two different collaborations with iconic characters Barbie and Polly Pocket. Despite the many years since both doll franchises first released, their popularity hasn’t waned, and creations inspired by Polly Pocket and Barbie pop up in games like Sims 4 and Animal Crossing fairly often. Now the franchises will both be brought directly to the game, with new special events and environments for players to enjoy.

Roblox is a sandbox game that functions similarly to titles like Gary’s Mod, letting players share their own game creations via Roblox. One of the most popular Roblox games, ranking in the top 10 for the site, is Livetopia. Livetopia is categorized as a role play style game, and features a massive world that emphasizes player freedom, with a focus on providing players with career and exploration options. Players can also utilize the in-game earnable currency of Roblox, Robux, to purchase special sets and passes for Livetopia like pets and vehicles.

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Both Polly Pocket and Barbie will soon come to Roblox‘s Livetopia, a press release has revealed. Polly Pocket will arrive first, from September 16 until October 14, bringing her friends Lila and Shani alongside her as well as brand new in-game experiences. Players will be able to explore Polly Plaza as well as shrink down to explore the iconic Polly Pocket clamshell home. Barbie will come to the game beginning on September 30 through October 28 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the beloved Barbie Dreamhouse, where players will be able to explore different floors of the Dreamhouse as well as celebrate Barbie’s history via “many iterations of Barbie, with custom NPCs for the community to interact with.

An opened-ended game like Roblox‘s Livetopia is the perfect fit for the Barbie and Polly Pocket franchises. Both role-playing simulation games and play with Barbie and Polly Pocket dolls emphasize creativity and freedom, and have a lot to do with why the audiences for games like Livetopia and The Sims and franchises like Polly Pocket and Barbie have such overlap. Livetopia is all about players being able to live whatever life they want, which aligns perfectly with the philosophy of the two famous dolls.

Additionally, the features of the Roblox event that will allow players to shrink down and explore the famous clamshell and Dreamhouse is for many players something they’ve wished they could do at some point in their lives while playing with the two doll series. Roblox is a game that appeals to many young users who likely also play with Barbie or Polly Pocket dolls on a regular basis, and this collaboration is a great way for real-life creativity to transfer into the game. While Roblox has themed standalone games, including Hello Kitty, it’s rarer for a crossover to happen between an already popular title like Livetopia. This exciting upcoming crossover between Polly Pocket, Barbie, and Roblox is sure to please many fans of creative gameplay.

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