Archive for Barbie
October 21st, 2014
One of my fave designers, Linda Kyaw, has sat down with Barbie Collector for a Q4 Designer Video. Check it out below. I’m a hurry right now so I’ll came back later with my thoughts on this.
LATER EDIT: Because people are accusing me of “stealing” this video, I deleted it but wanted to mention that I got the link from another doll collector Facebook page. I had no idea it was supposed to be secret as I’m not a member of the BC. So please, before accusing me, check your facts.
October 21st, 2014
You now have the opportunity to purchase one of the amazing OOAK Barbie dolls by Magia 2000 that have been featured in their sold out book “Dreaming of Dolls” if you head over to Dollbid.com. The stunning Couture at Avenue de l’Opera OOAK Barbie was part of the exclusive collection introduced for the Barbie Retro Chic exibition at the Muse de la Poupe in Paris 02/11 09/13/2014 and featured in our first book Dreaming of dollsElegant transparencies in powdery shades, delicately handembroidered flowers that intertwine the French lace lined with light fleshcolored tulle.
The fantastic Italian duo has also released images of two more dolls.
Paris in red
Good luck to anyone bidding on this gorgeous doll.
October 18th, 2014
Mattel is finally starting to realize that the Barbie sales are going down because of the lack of imagination when it comes to the dolls and fashions so more and more interesting and realising fashion packs are being released. Check out these uber cute Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse Fashion packs.
Don’t you think that the sweater with Pretty on it looks a lot like this Forever 21 Barbie sweater?
There also a lot of other dolls coming out that are sporting realistic fashions. Check out below the new Barbie Fashionistas Teresa and Nikki plus Barbie Style Grace and Nikki.
Judging by the new style of Barbie dolls do you think Mattel will manage to regain the no.1 spot as the world’s leading toy manufacturer?
October 18th, 2014
Winter is coming and Barbie and her sisters are getting ready for the holidays. Check out this very cute Barbie Life in The Dream House: Sisters’ Cozy Cabin plus the dolls that can be bought seperatly.
Love this set dispite the pink. Definetly will be getting it.
October 18th, 2014
Some time ago I told you about the new Barbie anthem sung by girl group Fifth Harmony. To be perfectly honest that was the very first time I had heard of this group. Back then it was also stated that the girl will have their own Barbie doll line, just as Girls Aloud did back in 2007 (I think…). The dolls have just been unveiled and they are gorgeous! And YES! They have fkat feet.
Here’s an image of the actual girls.
To be perfectly honest I don’t really care about the resemblance. I’m not a fan of the group so all I really care about is their bodies and their fashions and those are spot on! And is it just me or do they have flat articulated feet? Yey! Can’t wait to get them.
October 10th, 2014
Leo Christian is one of my favourite doll photographers and the authoer of the Indonesia Supermodel photo series. Just now he has shared with me a behind the scenes video of his lates photoshoot and oh boy it’s amazing! Check it out below.
Here are some images from the photoshoot:
Don’t forget to follow Leo on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and also visit his website.
October 7th, 2014
Hello, everybody. I have a list of the upcoming Barbie Collector dolls that will came out later this year and early 2015. I know some of the dolls will please a lot of collectors.
Insurgent Tris (Due March 2015) $34
Ballet Wishes #3 (Dec 2014) $34
Birthday Wishes #3 (Due Dec 2014) $34
Birthday Wishes #3 African American (Due Dec 2014) $34
Birthday Wishes Hispanic (Due Dec 2014) $34
Silkstone #1 (Due Feb 2015) $55
Silkstone #2 (Due April 2015) $125
Silkstone #3 African American (Due May 2015) $85
Look Blonde wearing a long silver gown (Due Dec 2014) $26
Look Redhead wearing a short gold dress (Due Dec 2014) $26
Look Brunette wearing a short gold and black dress (Due Dec 2014) $26
Look African American wearing short metallic gold dress (Due Dec 2014) $26
The prices are those of some of the dealers and I don’t know if they will be the same on BarbieCollector.com. Yay for the AA dolls. I know a lot of people were waiting for a AA Silkstone so now you’ll have her. And it’s a good thing they are making AA and Hispanic Birthday Wishes. Can’t wait to see them.
Thank you to my friend Lubo who helped me complete the list.
UPDATE: More dolls for 2014!
CGK91 “Mysterious” Barbie
CFG04 Classic Barbie in Bathingsuit
Plus 3 Hunger Games dolls.
October 6th, 2014
This weekend the Convención Nacional de coleccionistas de Barbie en España 2014 took place in Madrid and on Saturday the beautiful convention doll was unveiled. Her name is “Diva Glam” and she was created by artist duo Iconic Dolls.
I love her dress and package. Such a beautiful doll!
I also like very much the center pieces created by Juanjo Mellado that were made to resemble dresses and styles from the 80s. Btw, have I ever told you I LOVE the 80s? Actually the 80s Barbie dolls were the ones that made me start collecting Barbie dolls so for me that era has a special place in my heart. Don’t forget to like my 80s Barbie Page on Facebook!
Aren’t they gorgeous? Check out El Blog De Ken for more images of the center pieces and other info about this convention.
October 2nd, 2014
Doll Collector Brazil has released yesterday images of the upcoming Fall 2014 Barbie Look dolls. There are 4 dolls in the series: Lara, Mackie, Steffi and Mbili.
The new line is called Metallic Fever and will come out very soon. It’s not the flat articulated feet I was telling you about, those will come out next year, but it looks like Mattel has already started ditching the non posable bodies because the new Barbie Style playline series will also have this great feature.
Check out Fashion Doll World for more info about the playline series.
Now getting back to our collector dolls, what are your thoughts on the new line? I love the Steffie one because she’s not blonde and well I have a weekness for this face sculp, but I’m not impressed with the rest of the dolls. Can’t wait for the next series. As I have already told you, I’ve seen images of them at this year’s IDC and trust me they look great! I’m so glad Mattel is introducing the fully articulated body both in the playline series and the collector one. It was about time! Not to be rude, but I started preffering the Dynamite Girls and other IT dolls just because of their bodies.
So thumbs up Mattel! There will be other interesting dolls coming out. You heard this here first: there will be two other AA dolls from two different Barbie Collector series. Can’t tell you what series yet, but I’m sure you’ll like them. Not telling you more. Just wait and see.
September 28th, 2014
Looks like Barbie has a lot of designers creating fashions for her this year. I just found this designer t-shirt on Toys ‘R Us Germany that is designed by German designer Guido Maria Kretschmer. Not really sure if it’s doll sized or it’s for kids. I hope it’s doll sized as I think designer fashions for Barbie are such a cool thing.
There are also a couple of new playline dolls and sets. First is the FAB Beetle VW that has the best dashboard I have ever seen on a Barbie car. Not sure if it’s a brand new car, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it. I haven’t payed that much attention to playline dolls lately. Too much pink, same old themes…
How amazing is that? Must have this set!
There are some new dolls from the upcoming Barbie movie “Barbie In The Nutcraker” (don’t they ever get tired of this theme?!) that are cute but not my thing.
One of the most awaited things in the playline Barbie world is the Advent calendar and here’s the 2014 one.
For more dolls and playsets be sure to check out this blog.