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Articulated Silkstones!

The speculation has finally ended for many collectors and has become fact.  Mattel has formally announced ,beginning with the 2016 BFMC collection, Silkstone Barbie’s will be on articulated bodies.  According to the new BC holiday catalogue, there will be articulation at knees, wrists, elbows and torso.

Articulated Silkie

There is no information about what material is being used for these bodies.  I am hoping that the quality will still be there for these bodies.  I am all for articulation…as long as it is done correctly.  I am excited for this new phase in Silkstone collecting.  I am also hopeful that they will make bodies available so that collectors can re-body some of the older dolls.  I am also wondering if the hands will be removable like the Integrity Toys dolls.  This makes it very easy to redress.  We will just have to wait and see. 

I don’t know about you guys but I am loving the chic modern look of this new line for 2016.  The black purse alone in the picture above is making me excited to see our first sneak peeks of the 2016 lineup.  I am also loving the cateye  liner of Miss Silkie.  Looking forward to new reveals Mr. Best!

Also interesting to note…there is a new video available to BFC members where Robert Best talks about the 2015 collection.  In that video both the photographer and the set builder for BFMC make very pointed comments about the gilt chairs.  Something to the effect that “you can never have enough gilt chairs”.  Is this a clue?!!  Will we finally, after years of begging, be able to buy these chairs?!!  Or…will they be a gift when signing up for the BFC next year.  If I were putting things on my Christmas list, that would be at the very, very top. 

  Dear Santa,

I have been good.  I would really, really like a pair of Barbie gilt chairs for Christmas.          Thank you

–Rebecca

Never hurts to try right Winking smile

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8 responses

  1. Yes !!! I totally agree that the articulated bodies will have to really honor the Silkstone retro vibe !! Tall order to fill ❤️
    As for the gold gilt altelier chairs, from your lips to God’s ears ❤️❤️❤️ Fingers crossed that they were be available in ’16 !!

    November 15, 2015 at 11:23 am

  2. bevey99

    Wow that is major news. Hope, like you, the quality is maintained. Wouldn’t mind 4, 6, 8 chairs myself. ;-]

    November 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm

  3. I am all over this doll, great news for sure.
    I am with you on the chairs, these are simply a must if silkies will be able to sit. I am so excited I cant breathe
    .

    November 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

  4. Yes to all of it!

    November 16, 2015 at 6:03 am

  5. Yes, when dreaming … dream big! I can’t wait to see!

    November 16, 2015 at 6:32 am

  6. super news

    November 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm

  7. Kat

    Its about time. I told them just about a year ago that I would NEVER purchase a barbie that was not articulated. No matter how lovely the face. And they tried to tell me that their collectors preferred bodies that were not articulated. I said well guess what, I collect dolls from tonner to barbie and everything in between. But Im not buying yours if they are not articulated. I must not have been the only one who told them the same thing.

    totally love barbie…but not if all I can do is stand her up in a box. I like to pose my dolls. Make clothes and furniture for them. Im so picky. Totally have to be articulated!

    November 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

  8. debbie ayers

    dear “becca” cant wait to check out an articulated silkstone!! I have a question.,i got the capuchine barbie!!!yeah! it was an early christmas present to myself! lol .I got the earrings out just in time to stop green ear!(eek!) ,but one of the posts broke off inside her head! dang it,have you ever taken the head off of a silkstone?please advise to what you would do.thanks so much,debbie

    November 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

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