The last day of 2017 is upon us and I want to quickly tell you what my Barbie hits and misses of 2017 are. In this post I will talk only about the collector Barbie dolls, but I will come back with a playline top in the following days.
Let’s start with the misses.
From left to right:
Natalia Vodianova Barbie doll – I was completely unimpressed by this doll. I am not a big fan of the real model, but I also think that her look is boring and uninteresting. A big meh from me.
Andy Warhol Barbie doll – I love the Superstar face, but this doll did nothing for me. There is something about her that I simply do not find wow.
Quinceanera Barbie doll – Too child friendly for me. I am sure she made a lot of young girls very happy when they received her, but she simply is not for me.
Gabby Douglas Barbie doll – Ok, ok. I admit. I am not into sports so I have no idea who Gabby is. Shame on me! I know! Sorry. I am simply not in the target for this doll.
2017 Birthday Wishes Barbie dolls – They are not that bad, but I am so sick of pink puffy dresses. I want something different.
2017 Hello Kitty Barbie doll – At fist I was excited about her, but the more I saw IRL images of her I realized that I simply do not like this doll. A pass from me.
And now the hits.
Again from left to right.
Ballet Wishes Barbie doll – Ok, she is technically from 2018, but I wanted to mention her because she is already available from some dealers and I think she is really cute. She kind of grew on me.
Totally Hair Repro Barbie doll – Loved the original, love the repro. I wish Mattel will decide to release more of the iconic 90s Barbie dolls as repros.
Blush Fringed Gown Barbie doll – one of my absolute faves of this year! This doll is just perfection.
Black & White Tweed Suit Barbie doll – A very elegant skilstone. Love her hair and makeup.
Blush and Gold Dress Barbie doll – Love her! Love the colors, the combination of soft pink and gold. I only wish she had earings.
Justice League Mera Barbie doll – This is such a gorgeous doll. I am a comic book fan so she is right up my alley.
Blue Chiffon Ball Gown Barbie doll – I am putting this girl here just because I like a lot her design. IRL her dress is sopoorly made, but she is one gorgeous girl.
The Global Glamour Sorcha Barbie doll – Another one of my absolute faves! Gorgeous in every way possible.
Selma DuPar James Barbie – Another amazing girl that has a problem IRL: her dress is ill fitted. But she is too gorgeous not to be included here.
Hair Fair Barbie Repro doll – Another amazing repro. It’s amazing they chose this set to bring back. Love it!
Day To Night Repro Barbie doll – My absolute fave repro of the year. Need I say more?
Gigi Hadid Barbie doll – Unlike Natalia, I really like this doll and I love her oversized top. I wear such tops so I was surprised when people would call this doll “hobo like”. Say wut??
2017 Look Barbie dolls – Many do not care for the AA Look doll, but I love both of them. I really must have a different fashion sense than a lot of colletors.
2017 National Barbie Collectors Convention dolls – These 2 are some of my fave convention Barbie dolls. I also enjoyed the dolls from the other conventions and did not see what the fuss was about them.
Graduation Day Barbie – A cute basic doll that I think is way better than the Birthday Wishes dolls for a young collector.
DreamHouse repro set – I only wish it wasn not so expensive because this set is so cute!
Wonder Woman movie Barbie dolls – Each of them is amazing! Ok, maybe the Wonder Woman one is underwhelming, but I like them as a set.
2017 Holiday Barbie dolls – Such an improvement from last year! Love the star in the back.
Wonder Woman Paradise Island Giftset Barbie and Ken – The only things I dislike are Ken’s short shirt and his painted hands. Again this set is in this top because I like the original design and concept.
King of the Crystal Cave Ken Doll – Another great doll with painted on gloves. No, Mattel. Just no. A great design nevertheless.
So this is my 2017 top. What is yours? What were your fave Barbie dolls this year and which ones did you not enjoy so much?