Thursday, August 25, 2016

Vintage Barbie -esque wig head

I saw this wig head while browsing through a Hudson's salvage goods store.  It's definitely based on vintage Barbie, though it's not an official product.  It's dirty and worn, but apparently a modern product.  I left it on the shelf, the price was just too high.  Maybe the price will be more realistic next month.  Hudson's sells everything other stores couldn't sell for one reason or another, at progressively discounted prices.  This week was only 40% off.

There are actual deals, I ended up buying a bunch of ant baits for 49 cents per 4-pack.  That's not very glamorous.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Saw Fashionistas tan Lea and petite plaid

I've now seen all the new $8 Barbie Fashionistas in person.  I saw my final two last night.  I passed on #28 Floral Flair, because this particular eye print always has a lazy eye, and that bugs me too much.  It's a very sweet face.

And I bought #31 Rock n Roll Plaid.  I've waited months to get one, she's very cute.  I'll write about her later.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saw three more new Fashionistas

I've now seen all but one of the new $8 Fashionistas in person.  I didn't "need" any of these, but they're attractive enough.

#24 Crazy for Coral

#18 Va-Va-Violet

#21 Pretty in Python

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Two of my favorite basic girls

I can't resist AA dolls with a similar hair and skin tone.  This is the Barbie Basics from Collection 1, and an Integrity Toys convention baggie doll.  I wish Integrity still did playline, or would at least pump out a few cheap baggie dolls every now and then.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Saw Made to Move tan Lea and the redhead

I'll wait until these get marked down before buying them for rebodies.  I already have the near identical Fashionistas redhead doll, and just don't care for the Lea in person.  She looks gorgeous in photos.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Saw Ari Hauntington + other MH musings

I saw Ari Hauntington for the first time.  The shimmery plastic is lovely, but I think the face is a little bland in person.  The fashion feels like a bargain edition Spectra fashion.  I think Mattel is making a big mistake by not giving every single doll a knockout outfit.

I also noticed the Gloom Beach re-release Frankie, and was surprised by how much bigger the eyes were, and how much less subtle the makeup was, compared to the original.

There's a real comparison on YouTube, made by somebody who deboxed one.  I'm not sure the head mold has changed, but the eyes are definitely bigger.  Gloom Beach Frankie was the first MH doll I bought, and still my favorite Frankie.  Many of the recent dolls don't seem as attractive to me as the early dolls, so I don't mind the reboot as a concept, but I haven't seen anything more appealing so far.