I went to Toy Fair this afternoon. some vendors I know were not there, the show directory used to be heavy, like 10 lbs, now its as thin as a ”people magazine”
I Stopped by at Mattel, photos inside the booth were not allowed. lots new playline Barbie & monster high, ever after high dolls, which I have lost interests some time ago. There are not many “collector” Barbie dolls.
there are 3 silkstone dolls, (2 are already available at BarbieCollector.com), the only one you have not seen is the “wedding dress” –not a gown, but a dress with silver embroideries. tea length, drop waist, puff sleeves, bell skirt has little volume & looks stiff. I can tell many silkstone collectors will not like it. it’s a dress more suitable for the Flower Girl, not the Bride. but her makeup is very pretty, she has brown (coffee Latte) hair, light pink lips, silver eyeshadows… . she is priced $94. oh, it looks like she has a balloon head (big!)
Okay, I managed to draw you a picture of the bride:
Now… have your fund ready, I bet you want to buy some new “The Barbie Look” dolls. there are 4 brand new ones at the show, all have extra long eyelashes and wear floor-length gowns in bright colors,
I especially love Lea & Louboutin, they both have fair skin tone, Lea has raven hair and wears a black/silver shimmering gown. Louboutin has red carrot hair and wears a lime green gown, the choice of her color combination is incredibly eye-catching, she looks stunning, I would buy duplicates…
the other 2 are Aphrodite & Mackie. Mackie is a blondie, wears a blue gown, Aphrodite is a brownette, she has a halter gown in Fuchsia.
I think these 4 dolls will be popular among the collectors.
other dolls like Ballerina Wishes, Birthday Wishes, The Wizard of Oz, Divergent… are not on my to-buy list.
hmm… I dont remember seeing “happy holiday 2014″ doll, that’s strange…
the other surprise is that Tonner doll Company did not attend toy Fair as they used to. but I did visit Madame Alexander Doll Company.
the funny part: the signs of men’s & women’s restrooms were replaced with the silhourettes of Barbie’s Head & Ken’s head.