Barbie for big girls.

Blush Beauty Making Her Entrance

The Barbie Fan Club announced a Silkstone exclusive being offered up to members next Wednesday, October 7th.  We saw sketches of her back in February and Rogier of Dutch Barbie Word shared a photo a couple weeks ago of a production doll that Mattel auctioned off for Charity.  Mattel is finally sharing the promo shots and I think she is a winner.

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

I love the silver surprise under the coat!!  I was wondering why they were not showing the dress under the coat in the sketch.  I am thrilled with the silver topped sheath underneath the pale pink coat.  I also adore the brunette ponytail with braid.  I believe this one will redress well but am not sure how quickly I will change out this fabulous pink outfit.  Let’s hope Mattel has fixed their irregular eyeliner issue from Boucle Beauty or there will be more unhappy campers on this one.  Also, The Barbie Collection has announced that they are instituting the “Waiting Room” for this sale.  There are instructions about the “waiting room” and what you can do to ensure a smoother purchase here.  The starting gates will open to BFC members only at 9:00AM PST on Wednesday, October 7th.  They are allowing 2 dolls per membership and ,according to Mattel, they are producing 4,400.

After trying to do research on this doll for the article, I am left with absolute bewilderment over this new Barbie Collection website.   This new site is SLOW to respond, it has so many broken links and dead ends that I am honestly scared to click on pretty much anything because I am never sure where it will take me.  I get sent to the login screen with alarming regularity.  I am recognized as a logged in member one moment and when I advance to a new screen, all of the sudden, I am no longer recognized….and am asked to login AGAIN!!  If this website were a person, I would be sending it to therapy and hoping there were some antipsychotic meds available.   Here is my story today…at the time of this post, I went to the Barbie Collection website to grab the link for their waiting room protocol.  You can’t get to the product page but you can get to a “waiting room” page complete with countdown clock.  How did I get to the waiting room page you ask?  Well…not through clicking the active link on the BC Buzz page.  Here is the Buzz page.  I have highlighted the Blush Beauty active link that you would click on. 

©2015 ITFDS

  If you click on that product link, you will find quickly enough that it is a broken link.

©2015 ITFDS

This is the message I got when I tried to click on the link.  Notice the highlighted error message…”make sure the web address http://http is correct.  Well…I have limited programing experience but I can tell you that is not appropriate protocol for a link.  Somebody didn’t check the link for errors before putting it on the website.  This is programming 101 people.  If this were a class in high school or college, you just missed an easy one on the test.  The CORRECT link is here.  Your best bet to find the sales page right now is to Bing or Google it LOL…you won’t find it on the actual site until they fix the link.   I hope Mattel ends up with happy collectors feeling the first blush of love with this new Silkstone.  I hope they don’t experience the heated blush of embarrassment over a poorly functioning website on sale day.

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9 responses

  1. Oh joy! And here I was, all excited for a new Silkie! Not so fond of the “new” website😢. Oh well, try I will!!! 😊

    October 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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  3. Angelica

    This one is a beauty! Let’s hope the purchase goes smoothly.., the BFC website is a total mess! I can’t believe they haven’t fix it! Someone should take it seriously!

    October 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

  4. LauraLA

    I think she’s really pretty but not sure if I will try for her. If I get stuck in the dreaded “waiting room” I may flash back to my frustrating Tokidoki failure. I’m still so traumatized that I haven’t bothered with the pink version because every time I looked at her I would be reminded of their clunky new & improved website.

    October 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  5. I’ve been waiting to see what was under that coat. Thanks for pics. I agree that the B
    FC website needs some major attention.

    October 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  6. Miss C

    I like her a lot, but the Silkies now look so unfinished and plain. They NEED the jewelry. I haven’t bought any this year except for Fashionably Floral.

    I agree with the other comments: the barbiecollector site is now so bad, I have to believe that someone is trying to sabotage Mattel/Barbie and put them out of business.
    It is unusable. I hope that the web designer is getting their pants sued off.

    October 6, 2015 at 6:09 am

  7. Jennifer

    Is anyone able to find her in the online shop? I’m having flashbacks to the last time I attempted to find a limited edition gal at the BC site. Sigh…

    October 7, 2015 at 9:23 am

    • Jennifer…just click on any of the pictures in this post and it should take you right to product page

      October 7, 2015 at 10:23 am

  8. Mary Tekippe

    Smile loved your post about the meds. I made through okay but the new site is not good. Have not been on it much. Mary

    October 7, 2015 at 10:07 am

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