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Barbie Fan Club 2012 Registration Begins 2/8

We just finished the registration for Integrity Toy’s WClub so now it is Mattel’s turn.  The Barbie Fan Club has many perks and another active forum of collectors to participate in but…and you know the drill by now…you have to be a member.  One of the lovely things about the BFC is that there is no time limit to sign up.  There is , however, a membership limit.  Their literature states that they will sell 7500 memberships and that is all.   The club doll will also be limited to a specific number and the club doll has sold out the last couple of years.  This year, the BFC has a wonderful lineup of  club exclusive dolls.  The highlight for me is the club doll itself “Afternoon Suit” Barbie.  She is a Silkstone and her suit looks to have been inspired by Dior.  If you are at all interested in the BFC, I would recommend joining early.  My prediction is that this lady will sell out.

** photos are property of Mattel Inc. **


Inspiration?  Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2009


Other dolls in the works for the club are: “Rush of Gold ” and “Holiday Hostess”

Rush of gold is listed as a platinum doll ( get your valium ready!)


Whoever inspired the club doll, my hat is off to them.  LOVE this lady!!!  Will I be buying?  Yep!  As fast as my little keys can hit the keyboard.  Not sure about the doll with her pageboy and bangs hairstyle.  In my experience, this hairstyle on the Silkies rarely comes out as nice as the promo photos but I will be more than happy to be wrong on this.  She has the look of Anna Wintour don’t you think?  Mattel will be releasing additional information on 02/01/2012.   For information now , feel free to go to the Barbie Collector sight or just click on the picture bellow.

BFC membership 2011


8 responses

  1. I sincerely hope this doll doesn’t disappoint. I love the styling. This is classic Silkstone to me and I will definitely be purchasing one.

    January 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    • I hear you Terri. I think the outfit alone will have me squeeling with joy. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one. The redressing options will be plentiful. 😉

      January 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  2. I love the outfit, but the doll’s expression is a little trepidatious, like someone creepy is following her lol! Definitely an Anna Wintour vibe to the hair. Not sure how I feel about it…

    January 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • It’s those side-glancing eyes. Sometimes they’re overly sideways.
      Maybe someone is following her.

      January 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    • LOL! If it is Anna Wintour, perhaps she is nevous and looking over her shoulder for all those Devil Wears Prada fans. 😉

      January 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  3. charmedplayscale

    I am loving the dress on the “Afternoon Suit” Barbie doll but not loving the doll itself. So maybe I can split with someone who does love the doll? I can’t wait for the Holiday Hostess though….(hurry and show real pics Mattel) especially since I missed out on the Thanksgiving Hostess. Also, did you hear/read that with your BC membership, we’ll be getting a Silkstone® Premium Dress Form!

    January 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    • Yes I did read about the mannequin…I was so excited about ” Afternoon Suit” that everthing else kind of faded into the background 😉 I love that they will be gifting a dress form. I am with you on Holiday Hostess IRL sneaks. I want them like…yesterday.

      January 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  4. barbie please open the fan clubi am so exited

    April 16, 2012 at 3:06 am

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