Posted by helen on February 11, 2014
I probably have gone extreme. I did not even buy the hottest 50th Anniversary Skipper –She kept popping up on my laptop screen, the price went as low as $30 on YoYo (with coupon code), later she showed up again on Walmart for $39.95. I passed the good deals to my friends, some were able to catch her!
I did not buy the BFC 2014 Club doll “Cupid’s Kisses”, either. The more I look at her, the more she is like the Evil Queen Stepmother of Snow White. She certainly bears the evil price label — it’s a “Value-based pricing” strategy Mattel used to get you! It wont work with me. I think if the 50th Skipper is $39.99, Cupid Kisses should be $34.99, her edition size is bigger, and she has less accessories than the Skipper has. BFC overestimated Fan’s enthusiasm & inflated the prices by 50%. she would be worth $75 if her edition size were 1,000. but it is 5,000.
so I am not buying but I have plenty dolls to play with
my 50 Anniversary Brunette Skipper in “Paris Pink” Dress:
The doll is a vintage Skipper, a gift from a great friend, I did some restoration work and made her new outfits, oh, the dress has aqua blue version, too.
Since I have bunch of “Solo in the Spotlights” Repro dolls, I selected one of them to be “my Valentine”:
do you like to have some Chocolate?
I pity all these who bought Cupid Kisses doll and had to restyle her ponytail. she is not a Barbie Basics, you paid $75, the job should be Mattel’s workers, not yours.