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Bob Mackie–the dramatic Circus Tour Barbie

Posted by helen on May 9, 2012

I took some pictures of Circus Barbie when she was sneak-peeked at 2010 Barbie Convention,    I’ve never made plans to purchase  her until she went on sale last week — just like I predicted 2 years ago.. .  Here she is, arrived home super fast :

She is absolutely a stunning doll that represents the Quality of Mattel & Barbie. she has very detailed & beautiful costumes & packaging.  The package is huge, 6 times bigger than a silkstone doll package.  she deserves a big Mansion, my little messy place is just not for her…

Its beyond my understanding how some people would pay $175 to buy a  simple doll sheath on Etsy.com,  but would not buy a doll like this at $175.   I wouldnt buy her at $175  two years ago, but I am changing …  Now I do buy expensive dolls if they have great qualities.   and I have started exploring other dolls besides Barbie.. well, a Poppy Parker doll is supposed to show up today, but she didnt, hope post office didnt deliver her to the wrong door…

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23 Responses to “Bob Mackie–the dramatic Circus Tour Barbie”

  1. Sandra said

    I love your pictures. I had no interest in this doll but she is rather unique. Glad you got her!

    • dollsaga said

      that’s a little surprse for me that Sandra didnt buy this doll!

      • rnold said

        sandra this doll is so beautiful…i was minutes speechless when i got this doll from mackie…..same reaction when i got the golden legacy…..even my friend who hated dolls specially barbie dolls awed from its look….he was also speechless and changed his mindset regarding barbie as a trashy toy…….i even got a treath from a friend that he will dollnap my circus barbie….lol

      • Sandra said

        LOL, the price kept me away. Also, I have no room to display her. She is gorgeous but just not my thing even at the cheaper price.

  2. angelbarbie8 said

    I also didn’t really have an interest in her until I couldl get her for only $39.95… Thats more my price I like LOL

    • dollsaga said

      She is a quality doll, but I just knew people would not pay $175 for her. I commented on my blog 2 years ago, I said her price would go down to $50 if you waited for 2 years–its so unfortunate, I was right. 2 years later, she was on clearance sale for $52. many bought her at $30 something as they had $20 rewards from the Fan Club.

      Congrats on getting her. lol

      • angelbarbie8 said

        Yes, That is how I got mine used my $20 reward on her so I ended up paying only $39.95 for her…
        Too bad they weren’t also running for free shipping…. LOL…
        My Circus should be here tomorrow…

        So What do you think of the New AA SIlkstone & The ne wRedhead silkstone in Yellow gown…?
        Do you think that they will also be on the sale shelf or clearance or do you think they will sell out…?

      • dollsaga said

        what happened to Tribute & Darya?? both went on sale. Tribute was $50 at Gilt. oh, mine, all the russian silkies and palm beach silkies hit the bottom price at some point & somewhere… if not on BC, then, Amazon, eBay, Target, Kmart… I got 2 Russian dolls from eBay, both under $48 (including shipping, tax free, cheaper than gilt)
        but I have to know the production number of AA & Yellow Gown. if more than 5,000 each, both will go on sale. if the production number is less than 3,400 each, then, buy the AA when you have the $$. but I dont believe the production number is low, they will make more than 5,000.

      • angelbarbie8 said

        Ya, Hope to find out production numbers soon…
        Thanks for you input…
        I agree…

        I would like to get both AA & Redhead Silkstone but I really like the redhead in yellow gown the best…

  3. angelbarbie8 said

    I wished they would hurry up with my Mermaid still on backorder until 9/14… :(

  4. Timothy said

    Do you like Empress of the Aliens? Will you get it?

  5. Timothy said

    Do you know the fashion of Darya is copy from McQueen design?

    • dollsaga said

      yes, I do know. I think I posted pictures on BFC. it was from fall winter 2010 collection.

      the Happy Holidays Barbie 2010 wears a gown that similar to one of MCQueen’s pieces from winter 2008 collection.

  6. She’s absolutely beautiful! I ordered my dolls on the 4th and they still haven’t even shipped them. I emailed them and they said that they really had a great response to the sale and they’re working as fast as they can to get everything out. I’ll cut them some slack, but I’m so excited it’s hard to wait. I used up my fan club money for this quarter on Katness, but I was so excited at checkout to get the additional 20%. I guess I didn’t read it well enough and just thought I was getting the reduced price; which I was happy with, so to get the extra 20% off was a great Bonus!!! Fancie Brights will be my first Silkstone besides the Maria Therese Bride I bought my daughter 6 years ago. I was even a collector then and didn’t know what a gem that I had found until recently when I took her out of storage and looked her up. As far as buying other dolls like FR; I now have two and I really love them. I just wish they weren’t so expensive, but their clothing quality is out of this world! I’m glad you took the plunge and bought a Poppy Parker; I would like to have her too someday.

    Well, congratulations on your beautiful Circus doll. I hope you find a great place to put her and show us pictures.

  7. rnold said

    bought this circus doll 2 years ago when barbie collector had it on sale for 100USD 2 months after its launch…..probably its not selling fast after the launch….i didnt regret buying this doll bec its so beautiful….plus workmaship wise its stunning……and i think this is not so popular to collector bec its reach 2 years of not being sold out….i regret buying the bob mackie dracula……..the dress is fine but the face looks funny as a dracua…..but this mackie circus…….wow to the highest level….but check on ebay….circus is still unpopular…very sad…….

    • dollsaga said

      the Circus price will go up soon, but not much more than its original. the original price $175 was too high. for people who bought her at $52, she is a great “investment”.

  8. Ingrid said

    She is a beautiful but not a $175 doll, perhaps $150. I missed her since I don’t sacrifice sleep for dolls, especially Barbie. Even then, I think yours the eyes are not even. I am seriously been very picky lately with my dolls. I don’t mind paying as long as the doll truly worth the asking price.

    • dollsaga said

      agree, I took a look at these shoes yesterday evening, nothing special if you compare the price. so I wish to sell them on eBay as Sandra suggested.

  9. kt said

    I can’t belive your perdictations were right it has been 2 years and her price has lowerd to the 50 dollars level

    • dollsaga said

      I feel sad for Mattel! if they didnt rais the price from $100 to $175, the doll would have sold out faster. you see, these fantasy dolls are all $100, but they sell.

  10. Timothy said

    I missed the additional 20%….sad. I ordered on 9 May. Will you get Empress of the Aliens??

    • dollsaga said

      yes, I will get the Empress of the Aliens as soon as she goes on sale. I wont wait on this one —I did not wait on the Galaxy & Mermaid. either.

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