Monday, May 30, 2011

Barbie Dream House Competition

This kind of went under the radar. Mattel is having a design competition for Barbie's Dream House.

It will be interesting to see what this leads to. The Barbie career contest resulted in real, purchasable dolls. The Genuine Ken competition, on the other hand, seems to have gone nowhere.

I hope the designers are creative, and avoid the glitter-encrusted, all-pink junk the in-house designers have been so fixated on since 2009.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jem dolls have the best hair fiber.

As long as nobody has ever ripped at the hair, a comb and boiling water will make it as good as new.

Here's a very played-with Aja I bought.

A surprise found while cleaning Jem.

I hope this works...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Found under my sewing machine table

A whole box of dolls! I wondered where these got off to. I stacked them under some boxes of books, for some reason. these are mostly dirty and secondhand dolls I never got around to cleaning up.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Angelic Dreamz has real pics of S.I.S. "Locks of Looks" doll sets.

From Flickr
These seem more like regular Barbie line to me. I think I can pass on all of them. The dolls are so identical, and not even articulated any more.

ETA 05/29/11
The 2nd wave Pastry dolls.
They're a bit better, but I'm not a sweatpants person.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rain, rain, go away...

I'm so tired of this rainy, cloudy weather. I can't take a good picture of anything, it's dark and dreary all the time.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Taishan Barbie Museum and Meining

This just popped up on YouTube a few days ago.

Remember the Taishan Barbie Museum?

Former Mattel factory workers now have their own original doll to dress, Meining. It looks like her promotion started in late 2010, and the dolls are all OOAK.

There are other video reports.
2011-04-23-民視異言堂-3-台灣芭比 美寧娃娃.avi
2011-04-23-民視異言堂-4-台灣芭比 美寧娃娃.avi
They have their own YouTube channel.

Articles with pictures.
為什麼是C CUP的美寧姑娘
泰山美寧工坊 台灣娃娃故鄉

Meining Workshop
is the official website.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jenny News

This is old news, but it's new to me.

Takaratomy did a collaboration with idol pop group SUPER☆GiRLS. At least one of the March release Jenny fashions is the result of this. Check out pics in two articles.
Article 1
Article 2
That fashion always bugged me, because it's so off-style compared to the others. Now I know why.

There's a music video with the fashion in it. It's on the covers of the single, released in five variations. 1 2 3 4 5

Wait, there's more!

SUPER☆GiRLS did the ending theme for a cartoon spawned from a Takaratomy arcade game, card game, and comic. Takaratomy has partnered with Sonokong to release a flood of girl toys.

I hope there will be dolls.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Barbie A Fairy Secret Deja Vu

It's even more deja vu than normal. I think the boxed versions were meant to be cheap Easter basket stuffers.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

More on Bratz

Here are two more Bratz I resisted the urge to buy. The first is Tyla. I don't care for the fashion, but the doll has a nice color combination.

The second, Yasmin, I love the fashion, don't really care for the doll.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fashionistas Fashion Packs Artsy and Cutie.

I don't know if these are 2010 or 2011 releases. They never showed up near me, so I ordered them from the Mattel shop. Most of Artsy's pack is headed for eBay, but I really love those boots.

It feels really good to have some new doll clothes that didn't come off of a full price doll.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fashionistas Sassy dress

I bought it for the accessories, especially the belt. The dress itself is kind of underwhelming to me.