This past week I took a cruise through the Barbie aisle (because who doesent EVERY time they go to the store!) I usually am looking for any good deals on Ever After High but this time something caught my eye and I took a closer look at what was for sale on the Barbie wall.
First it was these little cuties!
We have a new playline! It's called "Endless Hair Kingdom" and these little Kelly's are so adorable! And you know how I am with the pink hair! They have just the sweetest faces but molded on tops. There is also a blonde Kelly as well.
So now for the "Endless Hair Kingdom" Barbie doll!
Honestly, not my favorite doll in the world. She's got the pink hair but that's about it. I don't really like her face mold and she's got the permanent clothes. There is also a purple hair doll with a Lea mold. (I think...)
She's not really grabbing me either. Something about the face. Now for the blonde doll.
To me this is the best one of the three.
Now, with a line called "Endless Hair" you would think that these dolls would have, like, Rapunzel-esque hair, right? Nope. You can see that the hair for these dolls come right to the end of her dress. The hair is longer than usual but not long enough! I also just noticed that all of the dolls have charms tied in the end of their hair.
They also have Pets for the line too! These are cute! The pets included a real hair tail.
There are always some specialty dolls that come out with the less expensive "budget" dolls. This is the one for the line that comes with some fun hair accessories.
This is the Snap 'n Style Princess doll but still has the molded on top. Hair is no longer than the other dolls but she has some fun accessories you can clip in her hair!
I also saw a doll that boasted "Extra Long Hair" on the box!
How long is her hair?
That's it. Right there. Just to the end of her wrist. How is that extra long? The Endless Hair Kingdom dolls had longer hair than that. What I'm waiting for is a hair length that is a blast to the past. Like, Totally Hair Barbie style where the hair is down to her ankles. I have Jewel Hair Mermaid Teresa where her hair drags the floor! So to me this is not extra long hair.
Next we have the ultimate posable Barbie!
This is the Made to Move doll which has a little more articulation than a Fashionista. These dolls have flat feet and ankle joints. Their elbow joints are also a little different looking. I think they also rotate at the elbows and not just bend. They look cute. If you are looking for a rebody for a doll these would be a good choice. Again, they do have flat feet!
I liked this one titled "Pink and Fabulous."
This is a cute doll. I liked the dress and she has a pretty sweet face. Not a fan of the one bended arm but that's so she can put her hand on her hip right? :)
And lastly, the new Fashionistas have arrived! This is the long awaited "curvy" doll.
Now I don't know what your stance is on the curvy doll being added to the mix. My thoughts are that Barbie is a doll, she is a play thing that doesn't need to have every body type associated with it. (Would you see a curvy MH or EAH doll?) But that's just what I think. With all the body shaming going around maybe this is a good move for Barbie.
But more importantly is the lack of fashion for this doll. There are no fashion packs out (yet) for this body type and her outfit is not really doing it for me. If this exact doll was not made in a curvy type, I still would not buy it. Maybe a part of it is because her sunglasses are on crooked but again, just not a fan of the outfit. The blue hair looks pretty and shiny and I like the color.
But part of the fun of Barbie is her clothes. Dress her extravagant or in sweats for a night at home. And clothes are interchangeable! I had fun putting my Wet and Wild Teresa in the dress from my 1990 Happy Holiday's Barbie when I was a kid. Curvy Barbie is, at this time, forever stuck in this tank and denim skirt ensemble. Sad!
There was also a "tall" doll that was added to the Fashionistas but I was not able to find her.
As I was looking I found this brunette and pink hair doll with a fabulous ice cream romper! How adorable is that? I almost picked her up. Maybe next time I go back I'll look at the price and see how much she is. Love it!
Behind this doll you can see the smaller packaging of the fashion packs. In addition to a dress or shirt being in these, there are also accessory ones. There are ones for flat feet and ones for heeled feet so maybe we'll see the addition of curvy and tall fashions soon!
We'll, that's it for today. I'm sick at home so maybe I'll work on the post that I've been wanting to write for a while. All the fashions I got way back in October! I also have some exciting things coming in the mail so stay tuned!
Until next time!