Dolls

Dolls

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I'm still here! Really!

Hi Friends!

I know, I've been MIA for a month. :( And it's all because of one thing....being a mommy! 

Man, this stay at home mommy is hard work. When Dean goes down for nap, i'm with Jacob. When Jacob goes down for nap, Dean is up. When Dean goes down for second nap, Jacob gets up. Then Daddy comes home and mommy runs off to the gym! 

WHEW!

But, I have some fun things that I've inherited in the past couple of days that I can't wait to show you. I'm going to take some photos, and get a post ready. Should be up in a few days, maybe sooner. I can't make any promises because....kids..... :)

But I have a teaser photo that I took. I'm positive that some of you will know what this is. 


See you soon dolly friends!

Monday, May 14, 2018

She's Back in Black and White

Welcome again friends!

Today is the last installment of dolls that I bought from a local seller. 

Both we have today are tributes to the girl who started it all. 

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First we have the "Then and Now 1959-2009 Bathing Suit Barbie."


And our favorite original girl is pictured up top.


She is a cutie! I love how they gave her the same side glance as the original doll. She also has those splashes of hot pink that really go well with the black and white.


Her bathing suit is a cute two piece with lots of sparkle! I love the bottoms. I thought about getting bathing suit bottoms like that once. Cute on a teen, not so much on a 30 year old. :)


She also has a hot pink bracelet and cell phone and a paperboard beach bag. Notice the picture on the phone?


And I love the sides of the box. Then...


...and now!


The back of the box. Celebrating Barbie! Love it.


Now, here is another doll that I was very interested in and had to have. I guess I should say dollS. Because there are two!


The She Said Yes Ken and Barbie two pack! I posted about this a long time ago. You can read about it here! This doll set was only $5 and I was disappointed that I was out of the doll scene and didn't get it. Now I have one!

And....the box is friendly! Boxed but deboxed photos!


I like this Barbie face. She has the side glance like the original Barbie but has a sweeter more juvenile face than the Then and Now doll shown above.

  
I love her swimsuit. Another modern twist on the original. And she comes with pink flip flops.



This Ken is absolutely adorable. Real hair is SO nice and that kiss on the cheek is absolutely adorable! His hair is "holiday Barbie hard."



He has a gradient print swim shorts and wears a watch. And him and Barbie are holding hands!


His sandals have a printed "Ken" on the bottom. Not sure why there was not "Barbie" printed on hers.



On the back there are pictures of Barbie and Ken then and now. 



I love this little disclaimer that they put on the side."Dolls shown here are not available for purchase." Why not? It would be awesome if they did! I like the looks of that Ken too. He's not too Justin Bieber-ish.



So friends, are these awesome dolls in your collection? Do you love the Ken as much as I do? Let me know in the comments!

That's all for the goodies that I got for now! I have some that my dad got me so those will be forthcoming. Until then!

Monday, May 7, 2018

"No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire."

I have not seen The Hunger Games nor read the books but I wanted to use a quote from Katniss as the title for the blog today. I know the premise of the story of The Hunger Games but i'm so bad about getting started in new books. I tend to read the same few over and over again. It's also the same way with movies. (I've never even read or saw the Harry Potter series. Gasp!)

But today we have the beautiful Katniss doll. 


Katniss is a Black Label collector doll, one step down from Pink Label. And unfortunately, her box was not friendly for deboxed pictures.

I think they did a very good job on her likeness of Jennifer Lawrence.


She wears her outfit from the movie, black shirt and jacket, olive cargo pants and wields a bow.


And she also has some awesome boots!


The back of the box says: "May the odds be ever in your favor! Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Evil Capitol of the nation of Panem force each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic. The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against the highly-trained tributes who have prepared for these games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former Victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."


There were actually quite a few Hunger Games Black Label dolls that were sold as shown by this YouTuber, WookieWarrier23

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Check out the rest of the dolls from The Hunger Games franchise at barbie.mattel.com. Click here! All the dolls are designed very well and I love the outfits that Katniss wears. Maybe I should see these movies!

Friends, do you have this Katniss doll in your collection? Have any of the other Hunger Games dolls? Let me know in the comments!

Another post on the way. Stay tuned!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Wonders of the World

Greetings!

I have more dolls to show you from the lot I purchased a few weeks ago. 

This is the fabulous Big Ben Dolls of the World Landmark Collection!


This is a pink label collector doll and she is fabulous! Just look at that dress! 

I didn't know but according to the back of the box, these dolls were created for the 30th anniversary of the Dolls of the World. It reads: "Barbie commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Dolls of the World collection with the Landmark Collection. The whirlwind celebration features Barbie dressed in gowns inspired by the world's most famous architecture! Beautiful London is England's culture and fashion capital. Stylish sites here include many wonderful theaters, museums, parks and the Thames River. Among London's historic treasures are royal palaces, the Tower of London, and the Crown Jewels, Rising above the fashionable city is the clock tower that houses Big Ben. This famed landmark inspires an artistic reinterpretation of fashion and architectural design - Big Ben Barbie doll."


I just LOVE this dress. There is a clock face on the torso (with real clock arms!) The neckline is designed to represent the top of the tower. And I love her face mold. 


The skirt represents Big Ben perfectly and has a sheer train that follows behind.


How cute is this clutch purse? It has numbers on it.


I tried to take her out for boxed but deboxed pictures but the bottom of the box is cardboard attached to the plastic so no luck. 

I remember a long time ago (2012), I saw the Sydney Opera House Barbie doll at Target. She was almost $40 at the time. I looked online and saw that she is not going for much more than that (and sometimes less) on eBay. I was curious as to what other dolls there were in the collection. 

Here is the Sydney Opera House doll

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They have the Statue of Liberty

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And the Eiffel Tower

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Va-va-voom! Is that the Mackie Head Mold. LOOOOOOVE.

So I looked all of these up on eBay and the Sydney Opera House and the Statue of Liberty are both going for around $30-$40 each. So not too bad. The Eiffel Tower? Yeah. WAY out of my price range. I'm guessing it's because anything French is ridiculously popular, especially the Eiffel Tower. I know little girls who have their rooms decorated in Eiffel Tower paraphernalia. The Big Ben is the second highest priced doll. Since I have one, I might think about picking up the other two for now and get the Eiffel Tower one when I can find the right price. I've got one, might as well get the other ones too!

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Do you have any of the Landmark Dolls of the World in your collection? Let me know in the comments! 

More to come!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

Greetings!

Last time I posted about some dolls that I purchased. Well, here are a couple of the others that I got in the set!

Bobble Buddy Spongebob Squarepants Barbie!


There are a few Spongebob Squarepants Barbie dolls that have come out through the years. Spongebob was so popular it was easy to see why. 

And this adorableness?

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This is a newer playline doll with standard face and no articulation. She has a surfing spongebob shirt.


And Spongebob shorts! Those are cute!


She comes with her own Spongebob figurine. I don't know why they call it a "Bobble Buddy." He's not a bobble head figure.


Okay, I get it now. The surfboard that Spongebob is on is attached to a blue "wave" underneath. He bobbles on that. I had to look at a different box online to figure it out. :)

Here is the back of the box. Does not mention anything about "bobble."


There was also a Bobble Buddy Best Friend Patrick Barbie!


I think it's kind of funny that this Patrick doll has a picture of Spongebob and the Spongebob doll has a picture of Patrick on the box. 

This is a brunette doll with Patrick on her shirt.


And super cute Patrick shorts.


Here is her bobble friend! He's obviously having a good time.


I wasn't much into Spongebob Squarepants. It came out about the time I graduated high school but I remember my younger cousins were Spongebob crazy! So I was brought into the craze by them and I was forced to pick a favorite character. 

Squidward. Because he played the clarinet.

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I checked. There does not appear to be a Squidward Bobble Buddy Barbie. Or any other ones for that matter. So this is the set!

Do you have any kids, grandkids (or yourself!) that are Spongebob fans? Have the dolls in your collection? Let me know in the comments!

More to come!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Can't Pass It Up!

Friends.

FRIENDS.

Remember in my last post how I talked about how I had nothing new to throw up in a blog post?

Welllllll....................


*squee* omgomgomgomgomgomgomg

So, I was browsing through Facebook the other day and I saw someone who was selling this doll. Not JUST this doll but a few others too. And I had to inquire.

And I HAD TO HAVE IT.

She is a fellow collector and she had a total of 7 dolls that she gave me a killer deal on. 7 dolls for $55! 

This is the 50th Anniversary Barbie "Generations of Dreams." Designed by the master of Barbie Haute Couture, Robert Best!


The box didn't look 'boxed but deboxed' friendly but then I spotted this on the side. 


Uh-Oh. Now I need to take her out to make sure that there is no damage to the dress by silverfish.

Here she is!


There is no damage to the dress thank goodness. But just LOOK at her!

She does not have a face I particularly care for but I like her hair style. (They could have at least given her rooted eyelashes, am I right?)


But I love this pink sparkly part of her dress! Beautiful!


And there are pictures that are outlined in sequins. There is Red Flare right at the bottom! 


This dress is just so amazing! All the pictures of Barbie through the years.


I had this one on one of those posters to color that you get with the markers. One of my favorite images of Barbie!


Here is the other side of the dress.


She wears pastel pink open toe heels.

   
I didn't get a picture of the back of the box but has the Robert Best drawing and it reads: "50 Years of trends and fashion, couture and dreams for the girl in all of us-and for the woman we might become! Barbie doll remains always stylish, always evolving, always reflecting the beauty that is within every one of us, radiating for all to see! Generations of Dreams Barbie doll captures our favorite doll, dressed in an exquisite gown embellished with the illustrations of the Barbie heritage. Decorated with silvery sequins, the gown is as bright as our hopes and wishes. Generations of Dreams Barbie doll commemorates 50 years of inspired dreams!"

There is also a little 50th Anniversary tag up at the top of the box.


And the back.


I wish I had two so I could take her out and display her dress in all its glory. But, no. I told the seller that I was a collector and would keep them nice and pristine. She was happy. And happy they were going to a good home! And I am happy because I have one of the dolls on my wish list. 

Friends, do you have Generations of Dreams Barbie in your collection? Love or hate her dress? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time!