Saturday, April 29, 2017

City Shine AA Pink


So, I recently purchased my first "collector" Barbie since what looks like December 2013.  I quit because the quality just wasn't there anymore.  I picked up this one just for the dress, hoping to sell it and recoup a bit of the money.  I picked the only one in the store without 0_o eyes, and didn't realize until I had completely unboxed it that there was a line etched across the plastic of the forehead.  I sold it off for a just a few bucks just to get it out of my sight.

At least the dress is gorgeous!  It reminds me of the swimsuit/bodice fabric of one of the Jewel Secrets fashions I had as a kid.

I won't learn my lesson, and so I keep buying more dolls.  It just takes a while to update my blog, my only internet connection is a cell phone.













Thursday, February 9, 2017

2017 Barbie shoe packs


I saw these and grabbed them up.  I don't think Mattel has packaged shoes this way since the Fashion Avenue days.  I don't have any complaints, aside from not wanting another pair of those fringed sandals.  I understand there is another assortment of non-shoe accessories, but I've only seen these ones.




Sunday, January 1, 2017

Saw the new 2017 Beauty and the Beast dolls.


I don't care for the Emma Watson head.  Like many celebrity dolls, it's not very attractive, but it's not as bad as some have been.  I think the clothes should also be a lot better, considering the retail prices.  The ballroom pair are $50, the prince set is $40, the singing doll is $30, the basic ballgown Belle is $20, and the peasant Belle is $15.


I do like the prince.  I think he's got a nice generic face, and could be redressed in something better.  His hair is molded on, but I don't mind so much, 18th century heads are a rarity.  I'd like to get one if they go on clearance.







The rest of the photos.  I believe each Belle head has a slightly different paint color selection.  The singing doll has pinker blush, and a mole.















Thursday, December 22, 2016

Spotted the last two new Fashionistas.


I really like the AA Ken.  This copy had a ding in the eye paint, I'd like to buy a better copy of it.  I haven't bought a playline Ken in years.







And here's the bog standard Ken.  He's cute enough, and there's no pink on him.





And here's my loot for the past week.  I snagged two 2015 dolls I missed last year.