barbie video girlWhen I discovered the iconic doll Barbie was taking a turn towards geek with a new career as a computer engineer earlier this year, I was psyched. When I heard about Barbie Video Girl, I was ecstatic. And she's finally here!

Barbie Video Girl (pictured left) is a wonderful mash up between a video camera and a Barbie doll. She has a camera lens within a necklace on her chest and a color LCD screen on her back that shoots and plays back video footage in real time. Not only can girls film their world from Barbie's perspective, but there is also downloadable editing software available for aspiring wee videographers.

On one hand, I'm a little bummed that something like this didn't exist when I was young, but on the other, I'm extremely relieved as the internet would be FULL with terrible videos of me singing, dancing and making music videos for songs like 'Cheeseburger in Paradise' in my backyard (really happened). You can be assured that your faithful Urlbots will be scanning the internetosphere for awesome videos shot by children everywhere.

Starting today, Video Girl will be embarking on a scavenger hunt in select cities (SF, LA, Chicago, NYC) where followers can possibly pick up their own Barbie Video Girl dolls. Full details on how to win below.

Don't live in one of those 4 cities? YOU'RE IN LUCK! Mattel has given Urlesque TWO Barbie Video Girl dolls to giveaway to lucky readers. So be sure to check back later in the week for your chance to win your very own Video Girl. She's seriously the coolest, you'll want to enter this giveaway.


To follow Barbie Video Girl on her scavenger hunt, follow her @BarbieStyle on Twitter and Foursquare.


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Disclosure: In addition to the two dolls we will be giving away, Mattel also provided Urlesque with a Video Girl doll to play with and to record awesome videos for the site.