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New Barbie Look and Silkstone News!

There has been a bit of a Barbie drought in this collectors house for a while but that may change in the coming weeks. This morning, The Barbie Collection added a few items for preorder that has some collectors very interested. 

First up are a couple of new Barbie Look dolls.

The Barbie Look™ Barbie® Doll – Park Pretty

Black Label®

Designer: Bill Greening

    • Body Type: Articulated
    • Facial sculpt: Millie
    • Fashion Sewn On: No
    • Fashion: Floral dress paired with yellow peep toe shoes
    • Accessories: Doll, fashion, shoes, sunglasses, bracelets, purse, phone, coffee drink, Miss Honey, dog tag

Release Date: 9/30/2016  **** Caveat…don’t be fooled by the date people, it says release but in actuality, this one won’t ship until 11/11/16**  Just keeping it real.

Retail:  $29.95

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

I love the accessories this one comes with.  Honey the dog is always a plus ( did you know this dog has her own Instagram account!) and the phone and iced coffee drink is adorable.  It looks like this doll also has a semi ‘made to move’ body.  The knees at least look that way and one would assume its so Barbie can sit very easily on the picnic blanket while she is at the park.  Nice work Bill.  I like this one.

The Barbie Look™ Barbie® Doll – Pool Chic

Black Label®

Designer: Bill Greening

Release Date: 9/30/2016

  • Body Type: Articulated
  • Facial sculpt: Karl
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Fashion: Floor-length aqua blue halter dress with gold detail
  • Accessories: Doll, fashion, shoes, earrings, bracelet, purse, phone, compact with pom pom, lipstick

Release Date: 9/30/2016  **** Caveat…don’t be fooled by the date people, it says release but in actuality, this one won’t ship until 11/11/16**  Just keeping it real.

Retail:  $29.95

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

Very elegant and I love the accessories again.  Bill…you have this collector’s attention.  I am really liking these Barbie Look collections so far.

Classic Black Dress Barbie® Doll (Brunette)

Gold Label®

Designer: Robert Best

  • Body Type: Posable Silkstone®
  • Facial sculpt: Vintage Silkstone
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Fashion:  Little black dress
  • Accessories:  Boots

Release Date: 9/30/2016 **** Caveat…don’t be fooled by the date people, it says release but in actuality, this one won’t ship until 01/31/17**  Just keeping it real.

Retail: $40.00

 

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

OK…first off I am really happy that a brunette version of the adorable blonde classic black dress silkstone will be available to collectors now.  The price point is very attractive too!  However, this doll is eerily similar to a couple of the convention dolls given in Europe this past year.  If I were an attendee for one of these conventions and I saw this, frankly, I would be a little pissed off.   Those convention dolls are supposed to be super exclusive, a perk for going to them.  Now Mattel is offering up a doll so similar it’s uncomfortable.   Here is the Milan convention doll…

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Odd choice Mattel.

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8 responses

  1. Pool Chic is EVERYTHING!!!!!!

    September 30, 2016 at 11:43 am

  2. Ahhh I love these girls so much! Honey is super cute and her Instagram is adorable isn’t it?! And that pool chic dress is life! Also that is strange that the convention doll is so similar, I think there may be a few angry fans in the next few weeks!
    -Lydia
    Lydia’s Dolls @ http://lydiasdolls.blogspot.co.nz

    October 1, 2016 at 1:53 am

    • I agree Lydia! That dog has a bigger Instagram following than I do! Puts things in prespective 😉 Yes, many unhappy European convention attendees. If I were them, I would be upset too.

      October 2, 2016 at 8:49 am

  3. Thanks for the post Rebecca. Very well done! I love the Pool Chic Barbie and I did go ahead and order the Brunette Silkie. Love Her! The Milan doll would have remained elusive for Me, but I too would be irritated if I had obtained her and then saw this one for $40.00!

    October 1, 2016 at 6:44 am

    • Yep…many are feeling that way about the brunette silkie. They are trying to maximize profit..I get it…but they are burning some consumer bridges in the process. I don’t know that they can afford to burn ANY bridges at this time. I adore this Pool Chic Barbie Look. She will need some of your amazing furniture to lounge on 😉

      October 2, 2016 at 8:51 am

  4. I’ve seen quite a few rumblings from collectors who are VERY cross. I don’t blame them at all. If I spent thousands to go to Madrid and saw this I’d be pissed.
    That said, I love this new Silkstone and will be placing an order.

    October 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    • I totally agree! And, I am on the fence as far as purchasing the brunette…the price is very tempting.

      October 2, 2016 at 8:52 am

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