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 10th, 2013
I’ve discovered this amazing OOAK artists some time ago with the help of my dear friend Monica from Coleccionistas de Fashion Dolls en Madrid. The Black Swan Company are Francesco Catalano and Mary Deneb, these incredible artists that have created some iconic OOAK dolls such as the Swan dolls in 2011.
I know there are a lot of great OOAK artists out there but the attention to details, the dark beauty of these ballerinas and their amazing grace, has made me fall in love with their creations. I trully hope one day we’ll see them create a convention doll for Mattel, just like Ninimomo and Magia 2000 have done.
Even though I love their ballerina dolls, I was tottaly blown away by their lates creation, a beautiful Safari Queen that just takes your breath away with her wild, savage beauty.
Here’s what the artists have to say about her:
The doll is one of a kind, so no more copies will be made and limited to only this one worldwide.
Features total facial paint make-over, unique lioness eyelashes, rooted zebra hair, lined waistcoat and skirt.
The doll has a tribal hairdressing and an interlaced design with long zebra extension and on the top a couture leopard-skin hat with feathers and a brown rose.
Doll wears a gold skirt, fur-lined waistcoat and fur-lined gown. Waistcoat and gown are internally covered with gold sparkling lycra and are fully hand-embroidered with hundreds of brown, topaz and ocher Original Crystal Swarovski, brown sequins and beads.
The Queen carries maybe one of the most spectacular part of the doll, an imperious lion fur coat, very rich and long, as part of the style of our company. No animals were harmed in the making of the fur coat of the doll.
Her boots matches her outifit and are made by tabby fur.
The doll carries a scepter on her left hand, with a sun-idol and long strings embroidered with Swarovski and sequins.
Style of the doll is a mix between wild and fashionable, savage but sophisticated.
The force of the Lion, the agility of the leopard, the power of the tiger and the charm of the zebra gave birth to this Sahara Explorer. Are you ready for the trip?
Outfit is removable.
If you like her just as much as I do, you can bid on her on eBay. The winner will be one lucky collector!
Good luck to you all and I promise I’ll keep you updated with the Black Swan Company’s creations.
June 7th, 2013
Some new playline Barbie dolls have been posted on the official Mattel shop. We have some new Fashionistas, a doll from the I Can Be series and a Barbie and sisters set. Let’s talk about each of them.
BARBIE & HER SISTERS IN A PONY TALE Sisters’ Giftset
I like Barbie and sisters set, but this one is way too boring for me. Yet again we have the pink problem and no articolation. Is it just me or the sisters have something like a Model Muse body?
BARBIE I CAN BE…Skier
Winter is far away but loks like we have a new skier Barbie. I love winter themed dolls and playsets so there’s no way I’ll be able to say no to a pair of pink skis.
Barbie Fashionistas dolls 2013
The Fashionistas series started with some great dolls but now is just boring. Yey for articulation, but ney for the glittery fashions. I wish they were more likme the Life in The Dreamhouse dolls.
Has anyone of these dolls caught your eye?
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.
May 30th, 2013
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?
April 30th, 2013
Well it looks like Steffi Love is getting some love from the doll collecting community. I see more and more people interested in her and that makes me happy. Also I’ve seen dolls popping up in US stores.
Below you can find some great promo pictures of the new 2013 Minnie Mouse Steffi Love Collection. The dolls are already in stores across Europe so be sure to check out your local toy shop if you like these dolls. I will definetly be buying the Steffi LOVE Minnie Mouse Urban Style dolls and some of the fashion packs. So, so cute!
April 25th, 2013
These images are part of a Barbie Collector survey. Other dolls were featured including some really nice possible playline Barbies. I so wish Mattel would start producing again more realistic looking playline dolls. These remind me of the Fashion Fever line. So cute!
First of all let me say sorry for being MIA, but I’m sick. I got…chicken pox. Yup…at 32 years old. I never had the so called childhood illnesses so here I am! Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating one week of being quarantined in the house and it looks like I’ll be staying another week.
Anyway, getting back to our Barbie dolls, Doll Genie is reporting that these might be the Jennifer Lopez Barbie dolls. Very elegant! I really like them. Can’t really tell if they look like JLO, but I loke their faishions. Can’t wait to bigger images.