Dolls

Dolls

Saturday, June 23, 2018

It's-a me, Mario!

Welcome! 

The kiddos are in bed and I have a few moments to get a post ready for tomorrow morning (today!) I have some awesome things to show you. 

Late last year, I watched some YouTube videos about the things that people saw at toy fair. One of the big things was the Hello Kitty Barbie fashions. Then they came out with Care Bears. I also saw they had Super Mario fashions. 

I. HAD. TO. HAVE. THEM.

I collect dolls. I'm also a huge gamer. So when I happened to take a quick swing through the dolly aisle and saw them on the shelf, I almost jumped up and down.




These are the larger sets that come with two accessories. I was unable to find the singles. There are four of those so I still have to get them but this is all three of the larger packs. SCORE!

My favorite video game series are The Legend of Zelda and Fallout. But Super Mario has always held a special place in my heart. Nintendo is my favorite console/game manufacturer as this was the one I grew up with. (Xbox/Microsoft is a VERY close second.) I remember my friend and I staying up all night long to play through EVERY level of every world in Super Mario Bros. 3. And then constantly dying on those air ships you have to play through at the end of each world. (And then restarting the game with the Game Genie code so you can multi-jump and bypass the entire level) ;) 

Then getting the dreaded "Thank you Mario but our princess is in another castle?" THE WORST! 

Also being a lover of Paper Mario and Mario Kart, I had to pick these up when I found them in stores. 

Let's cut to the chase and get these out of the boxes!

First I needed some candidates so it was into the closet storage to scope out some newer bodied dolls. And let me tell you, it was much easier to get in there now than when I was 8 months pregnant!

The first outfit was the one from the teaser photo in the last post.


So how many knew the name of this was "Boo-Diddly?" Funny, I looked this up to make sure I had the correct spelling of "Diddly" and I saw this on the wikipedia page:

Boos, known in Japan as Teresa (テレサ)

Say WHAT? That's my name. I guess i'm a ghost.

Anyway, here is the super cute dress on a doll!


I've been watching videos that show that the new Barbie fashions are a fit for all body types. Some of the fashions, while they fit the original dolls, are a much better fit on the curvy body type. This dress might be a good candidate. 

Good thing I have a curvy Barbie! The one my dad gave me a few months ago. The Barbie Careers Pop Star!


And yes, this does look MUCH better on her. And that pink streak in her hair is a perfect fit.


I had to pull it down a bit, it didn't want to fit real well on the chest of both the regular doll and the curvy doll. The dress has on it pretty much every character you can find in the Mario series. She comes with a red purse.

 

A yellow watch is also attached. 


Shoes are not included but I paired it with a pair of light pink sandals because it's summer time!


 Next we have this fabulous ensemble.


Some of you may remember from a long time ago, this doll was one that sat on my shelf when I had my display in our other house. It's the Cool Lookz Trendy and Bendy Barbie. All those beautiful curls just had to be on display again.


This outfit has a red top with a big picture of Mario on the front. Her accessories are a gold necklace...


...and a gold spiky bracelet.


The skirt is just awesome with a blue tulle overlay. The skirt is a little big so might fit better on a curvy doll. I pull it down a little, I think it's cute to have the shirt be a kind of a crop top.


I paired this one with a pair of gold strappy heels. These shoes were a pain in the rear to get on!


Lastly we have a fantastic Princess Peach outfit. I wondered if this one would fit better on a curvy doll so I tried it out. 


Not so much. The skirt is a little tight on the hips so this one is definitely better for the regular dolls.


The sleeveless shirt has coins on it and the top of the overalls have a picture of Princess Peach and a pink mushroom. The first accessory is a pair of sunglasses.


They look kind of ridiculous on so I left them on her head. They make me giggle every time I see them!


Her second accessory is a white spiky bracelet.


Her skirt has a picture of Bowser sweeping away Princess Peach with Mario chasing after.


And a question box and fire flower on the other side.


I paired this outfit with a pair of yellow go-go boots.


And lastly, remember how I purchased the Hello Kitty fashion that was Little Twin Stars? My favorite Sanrio character?


Well they also had a fashion single of Little Twin Stars that I picked up some time ago.

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So I dug out some pants and popped this one on a doll.


The shirt fits really well and is so cute with the flutter sleeves.


The pants are from a Cutie Fashionista Closet. When I saw they had rainbow stitching, I knew they would be perfect.


And since this doll has beach feet, the only shoes that would fit are these pink flip flops. Good thing I had them!


I'm very happy with these fashions and I can't wait till I get my hands on the rest of them. When I get them I'll pop them up here! I hope I can get them. I have been very lucky and have found all of the Hello Kitty and Care Bears ones at Wal-Mart. These I found at Fred Meyer! I won't stop looking until I get them all.

Friends, what do you think of these? Like them? Not for you? Let me know in the comments!
 

Some new cuties will be featured in the next post. Until then!

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!