Another Barbie Brouhaha A-Brewin’
At the Italian Doll Convention in May, it was announced by Mattel that there was an Herve Leger Barbie gift set in the works. Some prototype pictures started floating around, the interest level was definitely high, and all of the sudden….Mattel sends a notice to its dealers saying “Due to a partnership update the Herve Leger Barbie Doll is no longer available for Mattel Barbie Dealers.”
Today, popping up in grand Technicolor on Spanish and UK Amazon sites, were photos of what appear to be a finished product.
So my question is…”Is this doll legit or what?!!” It certainly appears to be and these photos look like Mattel promo photos. Yes, the photos were available on the Amazon sites but you were not actually able to order the thing so this tells me it very well may be available but is not necessarily currently available. The other questions of course is where will it be available. So far it looks like Amazon has the inside track. I have to be honest here. I have never known Mattel to be this ”lacking” about releasing data on a much anticipated doll. What gives? Is it a secret? Only those with a secret password get the information on this doll? Only people incessantly trolling the retail sites will be able to get this doll? Click your heels together three times and say “There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home” and you might be able to get this doll? What is the formula here?
If I am asking these questions, I am sure others are too. Note to Mattel: “We like the product. We want to buy the product. Why won’t you tell us how?! We want to give you money and yet you stand there silent and stoic blinking in tune with the music.”
And the answer from Mattel appears to be….
I don’t know about you guys but…this aint relaxing to me right now