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2016 BFMC Articulated Silkstone Sneaked

This is not an official sneak from Mattel but it is all over the internet and social media so I am going to share it here.  This was first reported by my very fine friend and fellow blogger Rogier of Dutch Barbie World.  Zlatan Zukanovic posted some amazing and beautiful photos on his Instagram account a few days ago of what appear to be the first articulated Silkstone.  Her face is adorable!!

©2016 Zlatan Zukanovic

©2016 Zlatan Zukanovic

©2016 Zlatan Zukanovic

Gorgeous right?!!  Then…this afternoon…guess what shows up on Ebay!



Original listing is here.  Not a word from Mattel, not a sneak, not a whisper.  I find this very interesting and I also question the sales hype of the BFC where they tout that the club is “a passionate collecting community with unparalleled access to the world of Barbie”.  Yes, the collecting community is unparalleled in this arena but I am no longer sure how much of that is due to Mattel.  It seems that more and more we are finding and receiving information from sources other than Mattel.  Perhaps this is just the way things go with social media being the way it is or…perhaps this is just a marketing team that doesn’t really seem to know what they are doing.  Either way, it looks like reaching out and watching things like Instagram, Ebay and Facebook are the way to get information going forward.  Love the photos that Zlatan did so it is not a chore to look at his lovely photos whenever he posts.  Bonus!

When this beauty is available….I’m buying!!  Smile


10 responses

  1. Barb

    I am now convinced that Mattel has no marketing team any longer. If they did they would have been all over this one!!

    January 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

  2. LOVE this post and this wonderful sneak peek 😉

    January 13, 2016 at 6:21 am

  3. What’s interesting to me is the Ebay seller. This person is 1 hour 50 minutes drive east of Mattel’s headquarters. Perhaps this person knows someone who knows someone. Mattel has a reputation of being guarded, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is something they know nothing about. Collectors have been wanting articulated dolls for some time now and who wouldn’t want to be first? There are those with no scruples you know.

    January 13, 2016 at 6:23 am

  4. When I first called Mattel about Made to Move Barbie, they had never heard of her! Yet a 4preview was on Target’s website!

    January 13, 2016 at 9:28 am

  5. I can’t wait for this doll to be available to us! ❤ Thanks for sharing!

    January 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

  6. debbie ayers

    how much was the doll on ebay?

    January 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm

  7. samuel

    IS SAD.. like the tokidoki doll was selling before the date of sale ? on Ebay? and is marketing to see how high people or collectors go for it…and target the price same on monster high…

    January 13, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  8. MindB

    I love the way you write about these things, always giving a very objective and open point of view, without being negative, sarcastic or extreme. Thanks for the latest! An articulated Silky is at the top of my list.
    May your and your readers’ new year be already as exciting as this news! 😊

    January 14, 2016 at 5:38 am

  9. Karen

    She’s really beautiful, but again, no jewelry, no handbag. I’m a little disappointed. I thought after the last couple of years with all the complaints of no bling, they would have at least given her some earrings.

    January 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  10. mole

    I heard she dont have silkstone body!? Her articulation is not perfect , several flows! But still iam going to get her soon…

    January 17, 2016 at 10:36 am

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