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.
Now this is a very, very nice surprise! The Barbie® Life in the Dreamhouse Collectionis 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.
Via Doll Genie we have some exciting and interesting piece of news! There will be a Vintage Batman Barbie Assortment in 2013 inspired by the the 1966 Batman™ television series. This is beyond cool!! I totally love Batman and I’m a collector of anything vintage related to tv shows and pop culture so YEY for me, NEY for my pocket. Can’t wait to see how many dolls will be in this seris and who will create them.
Ľubo Holík has just alerted me about the next designer chat that will take place in a couple of days. Can’t wait to hear news about the 2013 line. Hopefully we can find out more about the Barbie Look line, who will be the next celebrity Silkstone, maybe some more info about the Silkstone Robert Best showed at IDC 2012, the replacement for the metals series that is rumoured to be inspired by Barbie’s heritage and the Egyptian and superhero dolls I’ve read about HERE.
So many interesting things for next year! Can’t wait to read the chat.
It’s summer time! The weather is finally the way it’s supposed to be and so Barbie’s friends Tara Lynn, Magda (Heart Family Mom), Addison (Super Curl Whitney) and Whitney (Ultra Hair) are going out to a terase to enjoy some ice cream and chat about all kinds of stuff. In the background you can hear Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince singing “summmer, summer, summer time”.
When Robert Bestgave his speach at IDC 2012 he told us about the new Silkstone Elizabath Taylor dolls that will come out later this year. Images of the new dolls have just been sneak peaked and they are called Violet Eyes Barbie and White Diamonds Barbie.
They use the same face mold aproved by the actress herself and will come out in September. I’m sure they’ll sell out fast so get your pockets ready. I love the fact they come with extra clothes or accesories!
Are you going to buy them? I might get Violet Eyes but I’m not sure….
I thought Mattel announced they will no longer create the Kardashian Barbie dolls but Idle Hands reports that the list of retailer pre-orders has just popped up and there is a description for each of the 3 Kardashian Barbies. WT..?
Barbie Khloe Kardashian Doll : Barbie Collector is partnering with the Kardashian sisters and is creating a doll of each sister in her likeness. Sporting a modified, more curvy sculpt, this Barbie Khloe Kardashian Doll is dressed in a long-sleeved tight black dress and carries a leopard clutch. Some assembly required. Ages 6 and up.
Barbie Kim Kardashian Doll : Sporting a modified, more curvy body sculpt, this Barbie Kim Kardashian Doll is dressed in a black lace mini-dress with a leopard corset belt. Some assembly required. Ages 6 and up.
Barbie Kourtney Kardashian Doll : This Barbie Kourtney Kardashian Doll is dressed in a fitted blazer with high-waisted shorts with leopard shoes. Some assembly required. Ages 6 and up.
After days and days of expecting these pics to hit the net, here they are! The first images of the long awaited doll Barbie Mermaid 2012 by Linda Kyaw. What can I say…kinda disappointed. I don’t like the cheap plastic that her prop is made of and also not very sure about her face. Kinda looks like to playline to me. Hopefully we’ll have HQ pics soon so I can really decide if I want her or not.