This week the first European convention doll is taking place. The Paris Fashion Doll Festival is one of the oldest doll conventions in Europe and instead of a gala dinner it holds a gala luncheon. This years luncheon has just taken place so we got a chance to see the first convention doll of the year.
Her name is Convention Couture Barbie Doll and here are some detailed pictures of her via Alessandro Gatti and Thomas Bartholomew Maffei. Thank you so much guys for this.
I have to admit I like her. I know a lot of people are complaining that she is not convention worthy, but I find her cute and stylish.
What do you think of her?
Today the new Moschino® Barbie® and Ken® Giftset has launched on TheBarbieCollection website and in stores (plus other online stores). The set leaked a week in advance so this gave plenty of time to collectors to talk about it. Everybody’s main concern and complaint is Barbie’s face. The Millie face sculpt makes the entire doll look way too playline for this set and it’s price tag.
Today I had some time for myself so I decided to change her face and see what this doll would have looked like with another sculpt. Please excuse my sloppy Photoshop skills but I had to work fast.
What do you guys thik? What sculpt would you have likes this doll to have?
She is perfect! I would have loved a more detailed box, something like the She-Ra box, but the doll is simply gorgeous.
As befitting of the daughter of Zeus, Wonder Woman™ makes her appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice™ and this Justice League member proves she’s battle ready! Inspired by the costume worn in the movie, this Wonder Woman™ Barbie® doll arrives at SDCC cloaked in a royal blue hooded cape lined with gold lamé and worn over her bold red bustier and royal blue paneled skirt. She also wears her signature golden headdress, bulletproof bracelets and golden lasso. Standing heroically atop a “rocky” ledge brandishing a sword and shield, she is the portrait of a true Amazonian Warrior Princess.
The third doll in the Superstar Forever series is going to be an Oscar de la Renta inspired doll. Even though back in the 80s there has been only a series of fashions designed by the legendary designer, this new doll will be dressed in a fashion inspired by the latest runway collection from the de la Renta fashion house.
A few days ago a description of the doll and an image from the runway were floating around the internet but I was not sure if the information was accurate. Today I was able to track down a Mattel Brazil dealer catalogue and behold! The info was correct.
Can’t wait to get this girl! I’m such a sucker for Superstar Barbie dolls.
There’s also some info about the Charlotte Olympia Barbie doll. Not much though.
I have just received this image! Bobby Abley Barbie doll. LOVE her!!! She has been shared on the Instagram account of Bobby Abley and she’s the creation of Servando Hernandez, a Mexican doll designer. HERE (CLICK) is his Facebook page.
She’s just an OOAK doll but I do wish Mattel would create something like this.
Last night the new long awaited doll from the Faraway Forest line was sneaked on the Barbie Collection forum. It’s been over a year since we heard the next doll would be a mermaid and here she is! No, as you already know I’m not going to share images of her, but I am going to say I ADORE HER!
She is so different from the other collector mermaids Mattel has done and she’s a stunner. She does remind me a bit about Monster High and Ever After High but that’s not a bad thing. I’m totally in love with her. This one and the Platinum Black & White doll are on my must buy or die list. Lol!
Water Sprite Barbie® Doll (DGX95)
Designer: Bill Greening
Face Sculpt: Karl Lagerfeld Barbie
Body Type: Model Muse
Release: Very soon!
Doll Genie is now taking preorders for more 2016 Barbie Collectors dolls and some of them are newly listed. Let’s check them out together.
Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Barbie Doll
Ok, we do know we’ll be getting a Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Barbie doll but what you don’t know is that there will be TWO of them! Yes, one will be Platinum. Yes, collectors will go crazy again in their rush to get her. Oh, well…
Ava Duvernay Barbie Doll
Ava is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor and is the first African-American female director to have their film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Another piece of news comes from Brazil where the next doll in the Global Glamour Barbie series was unveiled at the Brazil Barbie con. Image via.
While I do like the sketch I would have loved for them to create something with a different country and culture. I’ve seen Brazil in the DOTW series a few times before so something fresh would have been more interesting.
So whata re your thoughts on the new dolls? More are coming!
I am in a very emotional state right now and I’m not going to lie, but I think this just makes me see things more clear. Robert Best has announced, just a week before the release, that the Moschino dolls will also be available on the Barbie Collection website starting November 9th. Full stop. Just that. A freaking date. No word on the quantities, no word on how many dolls have been sent to physical shops, nothing. JUST A STUPID DATE!
I’m sure Robert is not al fault. I’m actually positive about this. The people responsible for yet another fiasco waiting to happen are the ones from the PR department and whoever else makes these kind of decisions regarding an exclusive and highly anticipated doll. How can you have ANOTHER release with no exact hour, no nothing really? I have come to the conclusion that they just want us to fight yet again on a doll, create a huge buzz, blow the secondary market prices sky high so they can sit back and gloat at how amazing the Barbie brand is doing.
IDIOTS!!!!!! We are not starving dogs that fight for a piece of meat. We are not scavengers! We are your collectors and we need RESPECT! You can keep you doll. I’m not going to stoop to this level for a doll. I’m not going to sit day and night to wait for some info and then be given vital information just a few days or maybe hours before the release. I like the dolls but you can have mine. I have dignity and I intend to keep it. I’m sick of fighting, of people complaining about others that have bought dozens of dolls and are reselling them for huge prices on eBay. I’m sick of it all.
I’m going to give my money to a company that sens emails in advance with all the info necesary. You have destroyed my joy of collecting new Barbie dolls. Congrats. Please continue to ignore me and everybody else that tells you your strategy sucks. We are just vermins to you.