Monday, April 30, 2018

Wonders of the World


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 

They have the Statue of Liberty

And the Eiffel Tower 

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!

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?


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?
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. (@FozzilBoi)
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!



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


*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.


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!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Ever After High Collection Finale Part 4

Hello lovers of all things dolly!

Well, I went ahead and did it. I bought the final girl needed to finish out my Ever After High Collection. At $11 I figured there was no time like the present!

Presenting Nina Thumbell!

She's a cutie! She is the daughter of Thumbelina and is shorter than the rest of the dolls although the same size as the Wonderlandians. She has the ability to shrink and grow whenever she wants to. 

She has a darker skin tone and a crown of flowers. Her necklace is also flowers.

Her dress is absolutely adorable, the skirt is shaped like a flower. I love the glittery yellow color! She also has a belt made of various flowers. 

She has the most adorable tulip purse!

Her hair was smashed coming out of the box (naturally) and is a pretty simple design. I might take this out to give her hair a little more "oomph" (like I did with Darling's hair.) 


These are cool.

A gladiator-esque sandal with flowers and vines!

The heel is a tuilip!

I see some repainting I could do with this doll. Her outfit is pretty spot on with the webisodes. I'm glad they didn't make her bodice one solid color. However, her belt is supposed to be green and her necklace has some magenta accents. Her shoes need the tulip on the heel painted pink. 

That's all for today. I'm getting posts up when I can and with garage sale season not in full swing yet, no new stuff! I do have some dolls that I haven't showcased yet so maybe that will be forthcoming!

Until next time!