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New 2017 Barbie Collector and Playline news + images

May 25, 2017

OMG I feel like I haven’t written a blog post in such a long time. I am still editing the images from the amazing 2017 Italian Doll Convention and I promise this weekend I will publish that post even if I’m 2 weeks late, but now let’s talk a bit about the upcoming dolls for 2017.

First off here’s a list of dolls that has been floating around the internet. I have seen it for a few weeks now but it was not complete with the full names of the dolls.

Barbie Holiday 2017 Barbie doll – DYX39
Barbie Holiday 2017 Nikki doll – DYX40
Barbie Holiday 2017 Teresa doll – DYX41
Barbie Look Collection doll #2 2017 – DYX63
Barbie Look Collection doll #3 2017 – DYX64
Barbie Global Glamour doll 2017 – DYX75
Barbie Harlem Theatre doll #3 2017 – DYX76
Barbie Justice League ass. – DYX56

Thanks, Dannii for this!

I have to say I am MOST excited for the Justice League Barbie dolls. You know me… I am SUCH a geek!!! <3 If we get an Aquaman Ken doll I am going to FAINT!
Anyway, let’s talk about each of the dolls fro them above list.

First of is the 2017 Holiday Barbie doll that is already for sale in Mexico. So many new dolls poping up in Mexico these days… Lucky you!

Deleted because they were not supposed to go on sale just yet.

Hmmm… Can’t say I am crazy about her. Love the box (hated the 2016 one), but her face is too basic for my taste. Can’t wait to see the other 2. I bet I will like them more.

The 2017 Barbie LOOK dolls are geting something new. I can’t say what because you know… I want to respect the work of the designers at Mattel, but I think you will like it. My lips are sealed!

So excited for the Global Glamour (is it Romanian inspired??? :D ) and the Harlem Theatre dolls. I wonder if Linda has worked on the GG doll. I would love to see another doll created by her.
I can also tell you a new Silkie is coming soon and she has an interesting look. Again I can’t say more, but this look is a bit different from what we have seen on a Silkie. That info was not correct. There is a new very interesting doll coming up but she is not a Silkie.

Now let’s go to the 2017 Fashionistas dolls. Yes, Ken is getting a different size body!

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OMG let the drama begin. Lol. This new body shape for Ken will create such an intense debate in the doll community, just like the new body shapes for Barbie. Some will love it, some will hate it. Where do you stand with this?

So anything exciting for you in this list? What will you buy and what not? Please share your thoughts with me.

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  • Reply Vince Nowell May 25, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Love that Ken will have different body types!!

  • Reply WTF? May 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Was that necessary?! I’m not here for those weird looking Kens, I think Mattel should just give up already and stop making dolls altogether…

    • Reply Tray May 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm


  • Reply The Other Gail May 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I cannot wait to get the alt-sized Kens. Something different after all these years. Yay!

  • Reply LnRworks May 25, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I’m glad mattel is finally making different body types, I’ve been trying to get a teen sized ken for a while.

  • Reply Sue May 25, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Not enough reasons to continue collecting. Time to say goodbye to Barbie. She is not the doll I remember and loved while growing up. Now she is too PC and no fun to collect. The Snowflakes and the crybaby attitudes towards a DOLL have won.

    • Reply Tray May 27, 2017 at 5:38 am

      “Cry baby attitude behind a doll…” Oh, the irony.

  • Reply Anna May 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I am so tight !! I am really looking forward to see new LOOk dolls and League dolls. New Ken body seems good, but I would like articulated bodies in fashionistas or boys bodies at least.

  • Reply Linda Ford May 25, 2017 at 9:29 pm


  • Reply Wendy Dirks May 26, 2017 at 1:03 am

    I don’t mind a new body type for Ken – but what on earth is on his head?

  • Reply Amy May 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Now if only they would stop with the molded hair. Then I could get excited.

  • Reply Laura May 27, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Ken needs hair & they all need articulation. I don’t think I’d want the new body because it would require another bunch of clothes for him. The pants are always made too short too – & not much fits Peeta, Texas A&M & Harley ken -who have even longer legs & a bigger waist.

  • Reply Kev May 31, 2017 at 5:07 am

    LOVING these! I doubt I’ll buy any but WOW! Different body types for Ken and one has a man bun! So cute! <3 Mattel is stepping it up! :-)

  • Reply Felicity June 1, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Apparently the new ‘Look’ dolls have already been found in a store in Spain! Ahh, so lucky!

  • Reply meghan June 1, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    How about Ashley Benson and Ariana Grande barbie dolls?

  • Reply Belle June 7, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Where’s the barbie look doll???

  • Reply Towanda June 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    when are they coming out i’m all for it i don’t care what size

  • Reply Amy June 20, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Can’t wait for ken 11 and 9 . They look like teen.

  • Reply Stephanie Lowry June 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    OMG! I hope that they come out with an Aquaman doll! I am so excited for Justice League! Not to mention, I have met Jason Momoa, who played Aquaman in Batman v Superman and soon JL.

  • Reply Rb June 23, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I wish Mattel would do something wholesome and come back with a happy family

    • Reply Jocelin November 14, 2017 at 1:56 am

      Ironically, many parents were concerned that the Happy Family line would promote unmarried and/or teen pregnancy, because the Midge mom doll could have been imagined as a teen rather than a grown woman, and she was initially sold without a wedding ring or a husband doll. If I’m not mistaken, this was one of the controversies that resulted in Mattel recalling dolls from stores to “fix” them.

      Personally, I don’t see how the current lineup is unwholesome. The career dolls have a lot of interesting options, the greater variety in colors and shapes is a step in a fun direction, and more of the dolls seem to be unnamed, encouraging children to come up with their own characters. Also, has anyone else noticed how much easier it is to find a Barbie with understated makeup and flat feet these days? (Not that glamour and heels are a bad thing, but sometimes understated is nice too.)

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