I have been dying to write this article for some time now. I think it is so much fun to think about dolls I would love to see produced. To be perfectly honest, I would give everything to have my own doll produced, but this is simply out of my budget right now. I keep imagining myself like all those beauty gurus that get to create collections with various makeup companies. Just imagine doing something like that. Ah… One day, Ada. one day.
Anyway, let’s get back to my little list.
First up is a doll that was supposed to come out, but never made the cut. I am talking about the King Tut Ken doll that would have been a companion to Linda Kyaw’s Cleopatra doll. I have asked both Linda and Robert Best about him and both of them told me it never even made it to the prototype faze. Such a missed opportunity! Ok, King Tut was not contemporany with Cleopatra, but give it another name and create a gorgeous ancient Egyptian male doll with rooted hair. Can you imagine how amazing that would have been? Pure beauty!
Because I have mentioned a Ken doll, I must share with you my ongoing need for nice male dolls in the Barbie Collector line. With ROOTED HAIR, of course. I would love to see a series of important historical male figures brought to life in the Barbie world. Something like the Women of Royalty series, but not only restricted to kings and princes. Create dolls that resamble people like William Shakespeare, Martin Luther, Alexander The Great, Ramses the IInd, Nikola Tesla, Harry Belafonte, and many, many more. It is not like you do not have an amazing list to choose from, right?
People like supermodels and that is a fact. We all went crazy for the Gigi Hadid doll (that is still very much canceled) and the gorgeous Claudia Schiffer doll. Why not create a Now vs Then series of supermodels? Split it in two parts and do one with Linda, Christy, Claudia, Naomi etc and one with Gigi, Giselle, Miranda and others. I know that convincing them and paying for their likeness mught be difficult and expensive, but I would love to see a series like that.
Now last, but not least and definetly my craziest idea is… A blogger/vlogger series. I would love that people like Rogier, Stratos, I, Suresh and others would be paired each with a Barbie designer and we would all create a doll that exemplifies our own collector taste. Yes, I know… Crazy idea, but just imagine how fun it would be. Different dolls, different styles, same love for Barbie.
So, do any of these ideas appeal to you? What would you like Mattel to produce in the Barbie Collector/Signature series? I would love to hear your ideas.