Monday, August 29, 2016

Saw the 2016 Holiday dolls.

I saw them in person, I really like the AA and brunette dolls.  The kindest thing I can say about the dresses is that at least each doll has a unique plastic bodice.  I'll wait for a sale, the 2015 dolls ended up under $10, and at least they had real dresses.

The AA girl reminds me of Janay.  It has now been ten years since Walmart dumped the Janay line, indirectly killing it completely.  R.I.P. Janay.  It doesn't seem so long ago.

I also like the brunette version.  Mattel scaled down one a the Fashionistas heads for the collector line.  I like that.  Her color palette was especially nicely chosen.

Fashionistas #31 Rock n Roll Plaid petite

I finally got her!  I'm so happy to have this cute little girl.  I think it's the same head mold as the tall Asian girl, but this eye print has both eyes facing completely forward, so I prefer it.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize until I got her home that she has a perforated line sewn across her forehead, in some kind of hair rooting machine accident.  All I want to do is tear her out of the box, but I should keep her NRFB and see if I can get a better copy.

I've got a Jenny Wear shirt that might be better for her, but I'll have to wait a bit to find out.  It's a Chinese-made doll, so there's a 50/50 chance the head doesn't have glue, I could just add some plugs into the holes.  But if there's glue in the head, I don't have the stamina or sanity left to fully reroot it.

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