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.

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

Check out the rest of the dolls from The Hunger Games franchise at 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!