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.



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I saw more of the new Fashionistas.

I didn't "need" any of them after seeing them in person.  The first two are completely new heads.


Here's Denim & Dazzle.  I don't want to own her, but I think she is charming.






Next is Zig & Zag.  I want to want her, but her face is so angular, it reminds me more of a Monster High head than a Barbie head.  It's still a cool design.




Here's Tutu Cool.  Her top somehow made her impossible for my phone to properly focus.  Because I liked the previous dolls with this head mold, I was excited for this one, but her eyes are too big and flat for me.





Last, here's one of the new Ken dolls.  He had pretty bad eye wonk.  At least the clothes are decent, and there's no pink.




Happy holiday toy hunting!