New Spring 2014 Barbie Collector sneaks

New dolls have been sneaked on BFC today. I’m not going to post images (you can already see them online if you know where to look) but let me share my thoughts about them.

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*Fan made image. Not official.

There are threee new OZ dolls: Tin Man, Scare Crow and the Lion. B-O-R-I-N-G! I don’t even have to show you the images because they look almost the same as the 2009 dolls. :( So dissapointing. I’m sorry for saying this, but this is just crazy.

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*These are images of the 2009 collection, not the 2014 one.

There’s also a very cute girl designed by Bill Greening, dressed in pink and holding a pink teddy bear. I like her but I must say I’m underwhelmed by these sneaks. Let’s hope the next sneaked dolls will be nicer.

Girl Group Fifth Harmony teams up with Barbie

Barbie has just launched a brand new anthem called “Anything is Possible” and performed by girl group Fifth Harmony. Below you can find the lyric video for the song with the official video launching soon. Also launching is a Barbie doll series inspired by the all the group members.

“Barbie continues to inspire girls to dream big in 2014 with a new rally cry that celebrates girls and everything in their imaginative dream world,” said Lori Pantel, Vice President, Global Marketing for Barbie. “As a group of five girls living out their own dreams, Fifth Harmony represents the fun, diverse, aspirational voice that both Barbie and the new anthem are all about – truly showing girls around the world that anything is possible.”

“There is no better partner to be the cornerstone of Fifth Harmony’s global licensing program than Barbie. The values Barbie represents for young girls are at the core of the Fifth Harmony brand and the story we are telling,” commented Mathew Vlasic, Vice President of Licensing and Consumer Products for Sony Music.

The doll collection is set to launch at select US retailers this holiday season and at retailers worldwide in early spring 2015.

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I’ve never heard of the girls before but they are cute and I’m sure the dolls will too.
What do you think of the song and the new doll line?

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Disney Store Limited Edition Tinker Bell & Zarina Dolls

Disney Store has released some promo images with two new beautiful Limited Edition dolls from the upcoming “The Pirate Fairy” movie that will premiere on April 1st 2014. The are just perfect!

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They will be available to purchase in select stores across North America, starting Tuesday, February 18 and online starting Wednesday, February 19. Limited Edition of 4,000 per doll. Price: $59.95 US.

Good luck to anyone trying to purchase them.

Sindy Convention 2014 info

The Sindy Events page has pubslished some info regarding the Sindy Convention 2014. It is organized by Retro Dolls UK and will take place on Saturday, 26 July 2014 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST) in Lincoln, United Kingdom.

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*Fan made artwork. Not official.

Here’s a LINK with all the details regarding the price of the tickets.

Following on from our wonderful Convention we are doing it all over again in 2014! We have booked the same fabulous venue and again will be offering sales space for Vendors. Join us for a day of total dolly indulgence centred around Sindy. Tickets include a lovely lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on this event check our Facebook page and website to see the wonderful photos from this year.

We’re giving you lots of time to sign up and save up for an event to remember so if you hesitated last year please don’t this time. Our ethos is to make sure the convention is friendly relaxed and fun so don’t worry about coming on your own you’ll not be alone for long! There are many ticket types available so please read the options before buying.

See you sooner than you think!

I wish I could go. :( If anyone is going please share with us your experience after.

RUMOUR ALERT! Karl Lagerfeld Barbie for 2014?

Acording to Samantha from The Doll Cafe Facebook group, there might be an official Karl Lagerfeld Barbie doll this year! Karl did a special OOAK Barbie project in 2009 and it would be amazing to see an official doll made by him. Maybe even a new facemold? Exciting!

Hope this rumour will be confirmed.

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*Disclaimer: Not an official image. Fanmade artwork. Don’t use without permission.

The 2009 Barbie by Karl Lagerfeld images

New playline Barbie dolls and accesories for 2014

Just another quick post about some cute new dolls that have just been added in different stores around the world.

Fashionistas Pyjama Party dolls

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I love their fashions but the lack of articulation just puts me off. :(

Barbie Let’s Go Windsurf

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Now this something I haven’t seen in a while. Love the windsurfing board and too bad it doesn’t come with the doll also.

Barbie Let’s Go Bike

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Very cute bike and again too bad the doll is not included. I love her capri jeans.

Do you like any of these dolls?

The next celebirty Mattel Barbie doll is…

Kylie Minogue! According to Flickr user Peter, the info has been released in a Belgium Mattel catalogue.

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*Not an official Mattel or Kyle image. Fanmade artwork!

This is fabulous! I love Kylie and she has some fierce stage costumes so Mattel really does have a lot of ideas to chose from. So far we have already seen two of her outfits used on Barbie Collector dolls. The first one was the dress word by the Generations of Dreams Barbie doll and the other one was worn by the second doll in The Blonds series.

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What do you think about Mattel’s choice?

Sindy.com is online

Preparing for Sindy‘s relaunch, her official site Sindy.com has been relaunched. You can find on it a brief history of the doll, news and beautiful images of vintage dolls and some cute games. :X

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I like the website but I would have prefered a less pink and more modern look for it. It’s too…Barbie girly for my taste. Ok, Sindy is the girl next door, but pink does not defy all the girls in the world. I would have chosen a look inspired by the 60s but with a twist of modern trends in webdesign. But that’s just me.

What do you think of the new website?

Magia 2000 tribute to Dolce & Gabbana FW2013 Alta Moda

Inspired by the wonderful FW 2013 Haute Couture collections by Dolce & Gabbana, this amazing OOAK Barbie doll by Magia 2000 was a gift for the talented Mr. Stefano Gabanna as a Christmas gift.

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Here’s what Mario and Gianni from Magia 2000 had to say about her:

Mixed with a inspired Bianca Balti face painting, she wears a silk satin , fully printed and customized with a portion of the Canaletto’s painting, replica of the original dress of the Dg collection, lined with black georgette.
the printing of this fabric took several tests, to achieve the correct size for the doll and match the pieces of the wide ballgown. She also wears a black silk chiffon hooded cloak, fully hand encrusted with French blakc lace in different sizes.
She holds a custom Venitian mask, we created with papier marchier technique and hand embroidered with tiny pearls in whiote and gold colour, flowers and feathers.
Earrings have been custominzed with replica of the painting with matching coral color beads and clear crystals on gold base.

She has been completely repainted with professional acrylic colours and sealing.
A new elaborated hairstyle and fine matching jewellery set.

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You can see more images of this amazing doll on the official Magia 2000 website.

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OOAK Ever After High Apple white for Hamleys UK

Yesterday a few images that feature a what it looks like an enhanced Ever After High Apple White surfaced on Amazon and everyone was wondering who this girl really was. According to the Doll News blog she’s a OOAK doll created by Mattel for a charity auction that will be held by Hamleys UK.

I can’t wait to see the full images of the doll. :X Love the details! Mattel’s OOAK dolls always look so nice. Sometimes nicer than their retail dolls. :D