Posted by helen on May 30, 2013
we all know many people hate to see Platinum dolls are sold for highter prices on eBay, but it cant be more rediculous than this one:
Someone spotted that one of the Teapots JC Penny carries looks like Hitler,
some eBay sellers Immediately put it up on eBay, one auction ended at $150.
now, some sellers want even more: $249.99!
Dont get mad, have a good laugh! It really helps you to understand what “capitalism” is. and its good for the struggling JCPenny.
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Posted by helen on May 29, 2013
Its always a “nerve wracking” moment for many Barbie collectors when a new Platinum Label doll goes on sale. The topic is too old, I dont feel like talking about it anymore. Bottom line: Issuing platinum doll is a Marketing Strategy, the purpose is to create a sense of immediacy and exclusivity to attract public attentions, it enhances the “valuable” “hard-to-get” image of Barbie Collector Brand to arouse potential collectors’ interests and keep the old ones around. The higher its 2ndary market prices go, the happier Mattel’s Marketing Strategists are. The goal is not to let everyone have it but make everyone want it! If the price on ebay drops, it means the failure of their marketing plan. so don’t bash eBay sellers, Mattel is a part of the plot. Without eBay & other 2ndary markets, the “Barbie Collector” brand sales will drop by 15%-30%. the Brand may not survive at all.
Now you have seen the doll, as I said before, she looks like a Napkin Holder with a jeweled napkin ring. the bodice of the gown is made of black satin, the “Napkin” (drapes) is made of faux Dupioni. most “beads” are glued on, not sewn on. I peronsally think the simply-constructed gown and no-styling-at-all hairstyle make this doll worth much less than its price label bears. I would never pay high price for her in 2ndary market.
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Posted by helen on May 28, 2013
I have nothing new, just want to post a picture to start a new day:
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Posted by helen on May 27, 2013
wishing you a great day
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Posted by helen on May 24, 2013
updates: THANK YOU ALL for YOUR SUPPORTS, Both Dresses are on the way to their new owners
I have 2 dresses available for sale, I thought I’d give them a try here before I toss them up on eBay.
Retro Styled Barbie Sheath Made of 100% premium cotton fabric features silkstone doll sketches tossed over on cream background. Fully lined. Ship via 1st class mail with delivery confirmation. Domestic shipping only.
2 styles are slightly different:
Click here to Puchase: http://dollsaga.ecrater.com/p/18047032/barbie-silkstone-ooak-retro-vintage
Click here to Purchase: http://dollsaga.ecrater.com/p/18047027/barbie-silkstone-ooak-retro-vintage
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Posted by helen on May 22, 2013
She arrived soon after I finished the fight for that Platinum Beaded Gown Barbie on BC website.
Her Majesty looks angry & cold.
her proudction number is 7300, I think it will take 9 to 12 months for her to sell out. I wish I didnt order her but waited for a sale.
her cape is made of polyester Jacquard with gold threads. the fabric is not really double-sided or Reversible, but they turned the wrong side out anyway, so you see the gold stripes instead of gold dots. her dress is made of nylon knit, the dress is not removeable. If you have these “celebration disco” dolls or “Fashionista” fashion packs, you shoule be very familar with thi kind of fabric.
her face is very pale, I was unable to take good photos of her.
this photo was taken under “auto” mode:
This one was taken under “Manual” mode:
I didnt take a photo of her shoes, but a nice fellow did, you can see a photo of her shoes here.
if you have not ordered her, perhaps you should wait for a sale, 25% discount on this doll would make your purchase more reasonable.
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Posted by helen on May 20, 2013
Club Night again! this time we celebrated legendary entertainer Cher’s 67th Birthday. Our host made a great presentation of a large collection of Cher Dolls & costumes made by Mego Corp. Unfortunately, this is the 2nd time around, I forgot to take my camera with me. So I lost my opportunities to take photos of Mego’s Cher & her wardrobes, they are all called ”vintage” now.
Below are a set of pictures of my ”Travel Doll” Cher. she is pretty cool, isn’t she?
I’ll say it again: If you have not joined a club, find one to join, online or offline, its fun to interact with people who share your hobbies.
Here is a link to the local Barbie Doll clubs that are recognized by Mattel, click on the State you are in to see if there is one near you, if not, go toFacebook or Yahoo! Groups & find one!
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Posted by helen on May 18, 2013
spending $1,300—you can take advantage of the modern 3-D Tech to have a doll made that looks eaxactly like you. $1,300 is much cheaper than some OOAK dolls on eBay, none of these eBay artists can beat 3-d tech to make the doll look as real as you are.
“human doll cloning in Japan” is not very new, an old article I read was from 2 years ago:
but all the sudden, some Web sites decide to retell the story:
more to read:
Now Mattel needs to have all the celebrity dolls made in Japan’s Clone Factory. let technicians take over the artists. oops, some people are going to lose their jobs lol
by the way, I’d never want a doll looks like me. creepy.
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Posted by helen on May 16, 2013
Queen of Constellation doll goes on sale today. http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/queen-constellations-barbie-doll-x8264
Do you like her? if you say “yes”, then, order her now. I don’t know what her production number is, I am guessing its around 3,800–4,000. she will be out very fast just like Empress of Aliens & Mermaid.
what if you have already reached your Credit Limit, and can’t afford her now? No worries, the Market for these dolls are not as big as Chicken Soup, many people dont collect them but want to sell them on eBay or other 2ndary markets, when too many go on eBay, I guarantee you that you will find one at lower price on eBay . you just have to know how to do your search and be very patient.
I have seen brand new NRFB Empress of Aliens & Goddess of Galaxy ended up on eBay under $100 with free shipping & Zero Sales Tax. eBay also offers 2% rebate. That is at least $20 less than I had to pay BarbieCollectors (Sales Tax was charged on both doll & shipping). (the lowest I have seen was one seller sold her NRFB Goddess of Galaxy at $60 with $5 shipping.)
Good luck with your “Queen”
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Posted by helen on May 15, 2013
Mattel’s Platinum Label only means “low proeudction number” –No more than 1,000 unit produced. it doesnt not represent the highest quality, it doesnt wear the higest price label, either.
1st platinum this year (maybe one & only) will go on sale on May 22nd.
the dress says “Barbie Loves Napkin-folding arts”, and she serves like a napkin holder, even with a jeweled napkin ring on the waist.
Certainly this is not the first time Barbie showed her interests in Napkin Folding, see this Barbie worked hard on someone’s Wedding Day. its also in Black & white
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