50th Anniversary Skipper
Posted by helen on March 18, 2014
when this doll was first sneak-peeked on BFC last year, I thought she was cute & I wanted her, since the wait was long, I went on eBay and bought one vintage Skipper to warm up my love for her
After that, I received a set of 2 vintage skippers as gifts. so I decided I had enough skippers, I was not going to buy the 50th Anniversary.
then, she was sold out on Barbiecollector.com faster than anyone could believe. some insane eBay sellers listed her for $240.
The doll stirred up a storm on BFC. There were a lot of hard feelings & harsh words, people were not happy.
but, she kept showing up on my computer screen even I was not looking for her, first, she was on Amazon $39.95, then she was on Yoyo.com ($30 with coupon), then she was on Walmart.com $39.99, I did not change my mind but informed my dollie friends about her avialibilities. some of them were able to snatch her up.
finally, she showed up on Kmart… I thought she was meant to be mine. so I bought her. paid $42.50 including sales tax. I also saw her on ToysRus online.
bad news or good news, she is going to have a twin sister and deal with Sibling rivalry. Mattel will release a Brunette in August. An eMail perhaps has arrived in your inBox if you are a BC’s Newsletter subscriber.
just my opinion, they could have made the Brunette’s outfits in other colors. such as Gold, Pink, Green… whatever…