Monday, July 17, 2017

Estella's new dress

I had this dress sitting around almost finished for most of the past year.  I made the mistake of using the most awful squishy knit fabric ever made.  I finally put some eyelets into the back to fasten it.  You can't tell from the photos, but the drat eyelets went in crooked thanks to the squishy fabric.  At least it's finished, it took much more effort than it looks like.  I liked the scale of the print, it seemed perfect for a bohemian maxi dress.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Got the new summer Barbie accessories pack.

The accessories assortment is now shipping with this pack replacing the beach tote pack.  The popcorn and neon yellow purse sets are unchanged.

I like the mostly realistic colors and styles.  I don't know what to do with the butterfly belt, but it's pretty and inoffensive enough.

Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 Wonder Woman compared to a Made to Move Barbie

I split it into a second part, so it's not so excessively image heavy.  I do wish she had more joints, but the solid wrists are beautifully sculpted.  I guess since she has no other shoes, it doesn't matter if the ankles aren't jointed.

2017 Wonder Woman Diana Prince

As soon as I saw them, I had to get one.  I picked the one with the best eye paint, maybe I'll get one of the other styles as well.  I enjoy mine, but the clothes on all are so cheap, they feel like modern 11.5 inch Mego action figures.

The body is like a taller, stronger Monster High body.  She only has one shoe mold for all the dolls, and the feet seem larger than Monster High.  The sword is well done.  The "hidden sheath" is just a loop of ribbon sewn into the back of the dress.

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.