Thursday, July 7, 2016

What's (Not So) New in Dolly Land?

*So as I've been told, these dolls are not new but just arrived in my area of the US. Sorry for the lack of information and for my little corner of Oregon stuck in the dolly stone age!*


I apologize for the lack of posting. But we are finally unpacked and in our new house! I was also talking with my builder about some ideas for my Barbie room. How exciting will it be to decorate! Unfortunately that room has been the catch-all while moving in so it needs some work before we throw up shelves for my dolls. But soon I'll be able to show the finished product. And who knows? Maybe in due time I'll be able to show a video tour of my collection!

I do have another throwback post to get up but I have to get the photos edited first. Until then, I took a cruise through the dolly aisle and saw a unique doll collection that I wanted to share with you all. 

Featuring, the "Project Mc2" collection!

I saw these and had to take a closer look. How fun!

This doll is "Adrienne" and she has a recipe to make your own perfume! They come with a little flask and materials so you can be science-y just like Adrienne.

These dolls all have a certain "theme" and super cute outfits. I see some knee articulation but not sure of any other joints. I'm in love with her face but the best part? She has ROOTED EYELASHES! lovelovelovelovelove. I knew you all would love that too! I know how much we love rooted eyelashes. 

If you look at the top right of her box you'll see an acronym that spells S.T.E.A.M. These are the "themes" for each of the dolls. S is for Science and you'll see a check mark for Adrienne. (She also has math checked but you can't tell in the picture.) In order they read: Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Let's see the next in the group!

This is Camryn and she comes with a kit to make your own robot! Comes with antennae, eyes, nose and a mouth to make your own robot and you provide the body. (I don't think I'd use a strawberry as they show but hey, you never know!) She features the engineering and math themes and check out her super cool outfit! This doll is also adorned with beautiful red hair.

There was one more on the shelves and honestly, it's a toss up between her and Adrienne for my favorite.

This is McKeyla and she is a spy type theme featuring science and math. You can make your own invisible ink pen. She has long, light purple hair that is so incredibly super cute. I love her spy trench coat and check out her shoes!

Absolutely love the Union Jack shoes. I think they may be playing a little on the James Bond theme here. LOVE!

These are the specialty dolls but they also have a basic line that doesn't come with the fun prop. But the outfits are just as cute, although not as extravagant and tells their last names. 

Adrienne Attoms

McKeyla McAlister. Her shirt says "I Like Big Books and I Can Not Lie" HA!

And also, Bryden Bandweth. I'm sure she's featured in the tech and math category. I think this is the cutest outfit of all. A sweatshirt that reads "I am the Sharpest Pencil in the Box and leggings that have numbers on them. 

Bryden also has an experiment doll and she can make your own light up bracelet. Camryn has a basic doll although there was not one on the shelves today. Her name is Camryn Coyle. 

I just looked this up and it's a series on Netflix with the tagline "Smart is the New Cool." They've been approved for another 2 season on Netflix. 

This is the first I have heard of these dolls! Friends, have you heard of them before now? What do you think and are they going to make a way to your collection? Let me know in the comments!

Again, I'll have another throwback post coming very soon (as soon as I get the pictures uploaded!) Stay tuned!


BlackKitty said...

The first three photos you posted are all spy themed. They have moulded gloves. The basic dolls come in two versions, one without a project and missing some articulation, I think, and one with a project (like the spy series) and fully articulated, and they have normal hands with no gloves. There have been several blog and video reviews, you should check them out. ToyBoxPhilosopher and Chad Alan come to mind.

Andrea said...

I'm glad you are finally set up in your new home. It will be so much fun, when your doll room is finished.

The Project Mc2 dolls must have debuted last year, because Hubby got me all four of the first line for Christmas. I just love the idea of giving girls the oppertunity of science play and ensure them it's great to be smart. Their eyelashes caught me as well, after all cleverness doesn't exclude beautiful. My personal favorite is McKeyla for her fair skin. The first Version of her has a Snow White look to her.

I already have put Perfume Adrienne and Spy McKeyla on my wish list, even though I'm not exactly crazy for the glove Hands.

Teresa Brown said...

Okay, that is strange. I was in Target a week before last and then last week and between that time, these dolls appeared. Even a MONTH ago when I bought 2 new EAH dolls, they were not there. I think our area is stuck in the stone age because I have never heard of these dolls!

Thanks for the update BlackKitty. I'm going to have to look more into the project dolls. Really creative line nonetheless.

Andrea - thanks for posting your pics! Super cute, now I know what some of the other project dolls look like. So creative! I still like Bryden and Adrienne the best. McKeyla does have that Snow White look. Love that black hair and fair skin. I'm undecided about the glove hands. In one way, I like how they take on that science effect but then, no chance to remove them. Maybe they should have thrown in extra non-gloved hands so you can change it up?

Andrea said...

The distribution of dolls to some areas are a total mystery. May be it's just that store buyers are cautious, if a new doll line really makes it. Yes the glove hands are a pet peeve, but I thought of replacing them with the hands of secondary market dolls of the first line. If they are removable. Extra ungloved Hands would be perfect, but then it's playline and kids probably wond mind as much as we do.

Teresa Brown said...

Yeah, I don't understand the logic of dolls in stores. It seems that a lot of stores around here are still unsure about Ever After High even though they have become immensely popular. The aisles are still dominated by Monster High and come to think of it, I don't see them on sale a lot. I guess MH is still way more popular than EAH.

Yeah, kids don't care about the fine details like we collectors, LOL. They just want the doll to play with right? :)