Barbie and the Rockers

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Barbie and the Rockers (or Barbie and the Rock Stars in Europe) was a doll line made in the mid-1980s by Mattel to compete with Hasbro's popular Jem doll line. They were on the market for roughly 3 years and there was a direct to video film made to go with the line titled Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World. This was followed by a sequel called Barbie and The Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth. The line was brought back in late 2017 as a Target exclusive.

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Beginning in 1987, select episodes were released in the United States on Hi-Tops Video NTSC VHS tapes by Hi-Tops Video's Hi-Tops Video Mini Features line. Beginning in 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1994, select episodes were released in the United Kingdom on 30-minute, PAL VHS tapes by Channel 5, Mia Video, rated  U  for "Universal" and deemed suitable for all ages. The series was distributed by Saban Productions, which was owned by Mattel, the makers of the "Barbie" dolls. As a result, Mattel must give approval before any future home video release of the series is made available.

In the UK, the series was released on VHS by Channel 5 and Mia Video in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1994

UK VHS releases
VHS title VHS Studios Release date Episodes
Barbie and the Rock stars : Out of this World Channel 5 1987 Out of this World
Barbie : Rockin' Back to Earth Channel 5 1988 Rockin' Back to Earth
Barbie and The Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth Mia Video 1989 Rockin' Back to Earth
Out Of This World
Barbie – Two Excelent Adventures Mia Video 1992 Rockin' Back to Earth
Out Of This World
Barbie Double Bill Mia Video 1994 Rockin' Back to Earth
Out Of This World

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