Archive for Barbie Collector
June 18th, 2013
I find it very amusing when Mattel chooses to preview new dolls on other websites than Barbie Collector.com. The new Herve Leger Barbie 2013 and Coach Barbie 2013 have been previewed on the Barbie Collector Spain website, last night, and I must I’m wowed by them!
First up is the long awaited Herve Leger Barbie that does not disappoint at all! The box, the doll and especially the fashions are just wow! Very high fashion and very classy. The doll is dressed in a beautiful red bondage dress and paired with some gorgeous Herve Leger Halona Multi-Piece Leather Boots.
The second dress is another gorgeous black and white bondage dress that I know I have seen somewhere but can’t seems to remember when or where. I think either Kim Kardashian or Salma Hayek wore it. I’ll keep digging for her. The second pair of boots is a cute ankle high stiletto that looks like the Lilah Laser-Cut Booties that are pictured below.
Together with all these beauties we also have what I think is a premiere in the Barbie world: a harness! It looks like one of the ones featured in Herve Leger’s 2012 fall collection.
Last but not least is a clutch (I think…) that I could identify in any of their collections.
Over all an amazing doll that is rumored to retail at $170. Kind of steep for me but I’m sure she’ll sell out faster than you can say Herve Leger!
The second doll that has been previewed last night is the Coach Barbie 2013.
Even if I’m not as wowed by her as I am by the Herve Leger Barbie, this Coach Barbie is cute and has some very nice fashions. I’m a little bit disappointed by the Lara facemold. Wish they had used another one. For some strange reason I picture her as a Christie. Don’t ask me why. I just think of her that way.
No info yet on the price.
So…are any of these dolls on your wish list?
June 14th, 2013
Now this is a very, very nice surprise! The Barbie® Life in the Dreamhouse Collection is up on BarbieCollector.com and each doll costs just $16.99. That’s an amazing price for a doll with articulation, cute face and very nice fashions. Ok, so Barbie’s is not that nice as it’s pink again, but I trullu, trully love this collection!
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease Mattel do this kind of dolls more often. Pretty please? If you are reading my blog, and I know you are, please, please listen to us, your loving and faithfull collectors: we want more articulation, more realistic fashions and more of the old face molds.
June 13th, 2013
Hi guys. Just a quick post to show you the promo images of the new Barbie Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday 2013. I found them on the Coleccionistas de Barbie en España Facebook group so the thankyous go out to them.
I’m not really a fan of Barbie dolls inspired by movies of celebrieties but I have to admit this girl is cute. Her face really resembles the actress and the fashion is spot on. If only she had articulation and not that boring Model Muse body. So, so, so sick of it.
June 5th, 2013
One of my fellow Barbie bloggers and friend, Muhammed Bagci, has just updated his site with some pretty interesting playline Barbie dolls that will come out this year.
First off all I’m most excited about the second wave of the Life in the Dreamhouse dolls. Yey for Midge again! I just can’t express enough my happiness and joy of seing a playline articulated Midge. And now we have two of them and both are so cute! Just look at that cute dress and the blue and red headband is too much. Love, love, love this line of dolls. I know people complained about Barbie’s huge eyes but c’mon! Let’s be happy that we finnaly got rid of the pink and the articulation is back and so are the more realistic fashions.
Mattel, I hope you keep this up! Kids don’t need pink all the way. Kids need variety and so do adult collectors.
Next stop is this set with Barbie, her sisters and…her brother! OMG! Is Todd back? And there’s also another girl or is she a friend of the family? I’m so excited about the little boy. He looks so sharp and cute.
Also there are some new dolls and sets that look like fun but definetly are not for me.
And last, but not least, here’s a picture of the Trina Turk Malibu Barbie in her box, via Doll Genie.
She looks better than in the promo pictures and has a Trina scarf, but still she’s not $50 worth. Sorry, Mattel…not wow enough for this Barbie collector.
June 4th, 2013
LA fashion designer Trina Turk was given the task to do a makeover for the classic Malibu Barbie, more then 40 years after the innitial release. The new Malibu Barbie is wearing a bikini, a hexagon white lace cover-up and some cute accesories that, sadly, remind me too much of the last Barbie Basics swimsuit line.
You can see more details on BarbieCollector.com.
Designed by: Bill Greening
Release Date: 6/13/2013
Product Code: X8259
I like her accesories and might get them if I find them on eBay, but $50 is way too much for this doll. She’s cute but not $50 cute.
May 31st, 2013
This year it looks like the Spanish doll collectors comunity is hard at work promoting and organizing doll shows. First up is the Madrid Fashion Doll Show that will be held in September 13/14/15 at Hotel Sercotel Eurobuilding 2, in Madrid, Spain.
Here is all the official info:
This will be the official Spanish Doll Convention sponsored by Mattel. Our goal is to create an international cultural event where doll lovers can join to share this passion for Fashion dolls and where the queen will be “Barbie”. The convention theme will be “Cinema”. This year convention doll will be handmade by club members as the dolls which were donated for the Charity silent auction at Paris convention or for the Milan Charity raffle. She will be a red carpet beauty…. to get her you will have to attend to this fabulous collector´s party.
We are willing to Join collectors and artist all over Europe.
The event will have different fees:
- Pink power collector’s husband pack (just event, no gifts, no doll) 95€
- Collector’s party pack (event + gifts ) 110€
- Pink power convention pack (event + gifts + convention doll) 175€
- Vip package (event +gifts + DOLL + OUTFIT for silkstone / FR doll) 210€
Outfit is handmade by OOAK Spanish Artist “Del Molto Amore” Beatriz SanMat.
EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change surely we will add more details):
- BARBIE THROUGH HISTORY
- BARBIE AND CINEMA
- FASHION ROYALTY DIVAS
- Pre-view EVENT (top secret)
Fashion Royalty Contest with PRIZE (dress your fashion royalty doll like a movie actress)
afternoon: Pink Hawaiian Cocktail / FR Party (in the hotel pool)
Cosplay Contest Dress up yourself as your favorite Barbie
Evening: all staying people at the hotel will enjoy the Pink Pajama Party ( roomsales, bring your OOAK dolls or your stuff to sale or trade)
Morning winners choice …..
- BARBIE PHOTO FILM (Barbie photograph related to cinema)
- OOAK BARBIE MOVIE (Barbie or Ken dress as a famous movie theme)
- SEW THE PATTERN
afternoon: Workshops and talks
afternoon / evening: Gala Dinner
CONTEST bring your companion Barbie dressed in a movie theme.
CONTEST dress yourself like your favorite movie.
surprises, gifts, convention doll give away.
Event Top Secret
After dinner, open bar with Disco Fashion Style.
another event to be confirmed Top secret.
You can check out more details and images on their official website.
May 30th, 2013
May 28th, 2013
While I was away sever new dolls have been apeapring all over the internet so here is a quick round up:
1. New Gold Label Dorothy of Oz Barbie doll. No other info available yet. Via Doll Genie.
2. New Nikki doll and new Dream House!
See the rest »
May 28th, 2013
Hi guys! Finally home and finally rested. I had a blast at this year’s IDC! Such a fun convention. Lots and lots of dear collector friends, lots of activities and such a fun gala dinner. I’m so excited that I got to spend time with my dear friends Ibrahim, Simon from DollObservers.com (he was actually “crowned” my convention husband ), Ile (the most gorgeous mommy to be), Nicoletta (our table host), Monica and the great gand from the Coleccionistas de Fashion Dolls en Madrid Club (i’ll soon have more info about the Official Barbie Convention in Madrid), my sweet, sweet Francesco from Teddysdollshop.com, the amazing Mario and Ginanni from Magia 2000, Alessandro and Giuseppe from Artist’s Creations and all the amazing collectors that made this convention such a success!
Some of the most important moments from this convention were, just like last year, the sneak peaks and exclusive info about several Barbie Collector dolls. First let me just say that I belive Bob Mackie is having a strong comeback in the Barbie community. There was a video interview with him, his dolls were displayed in the sales room and an upcoming doll made by him was sneak peaked. So get ready for some Bob Mackie craziness!
Right now let’s talk about the exclusive info we got at this convention.
1. We got to see the new AA Silkstone in a movie that will also be uploaded on the official BC YouTube channel.
2. This is the dress the new Jennifer Lopez Barbie will be wearing. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the doll as I had just stepped out and go back to the table a little bit too late.
3. There were also images with the new Audrey Hepburn dolls but you already know how they’ll look. The Givenchy dress from Sabrina will be a Silkstone and the one from Roman Holiday will a Pink Label.
4. There was a presenatation of the Herve Leger set but I MISSED IT!!! I’m so pissed off… I’ll try to find a picture soon.
As we are talking about exclusive info I have to show you an amazing Sybarite prototype that Charles and Desmond from Superdoll shared with Simon and I. She is just breathtaking! I’m not a Sybarite collector but I think Charles managed to convince me that I should really have at least one in my collection. You can’t imagine the details, the love and the overall care for quality of these dolls. And the photos I’ve seen online don’t do them justice.
Thanks to Simon for the images!
So that’s all the info from IDC 2013. As I said, I’ll upload soon the videos from the gala dinner but now I’ll just let you enjoy some images that were made by Lella Pastrochhio. Thak you dear for letting me use your images! You can see almost 300 images on her Facebook page.
Also be sure to check the blog of my dear Rogier Corbeau for other fun info.
May 7th, 2013
The Queen of the Constellations Barbie doll is one of my must haves this year. I loved her from the second I saw her and I’m so glad I’ll be able to get her soon. But I was a little bit suprised when I noticed they changed the promo pictures on BC. The first promo picture had a softer vibe, the face paint was not as harsh as the one on the new promo pic. Also I noticed some milder differences in the dress and cape. The new one is more body fitted than the older one.
I have to admit I preferred the old version but I’m also happy with the new one. How about you? What do you prefer?