Water Lily & Water Sprite
Posted by helen on February 22, 2016
I was asked if I was going to buy the Water Sprite doll, I said “No”.
The reason is very simple, she is $100, but the whole look is like an addition to the “Endless Hair Kingdom” Playline Dolls.
I probably would have liked her if her costumes were not made of cheapest sequined knit (3 yards for $1.00 in the mass market).
I m not a “the older the better” person when it comes to Barboe dolls, but in this Case, older dolls like “Water Lily”, “Reflection of Light”, are much better designs. the dolls are dressed to the theme. The custom-printed fabric has beautiful textures and watercolors, they are “collectible”. The designer does not have to tell you the doll’s name is “water lily” but you know it. The “Water Sprite” doll has a tacky dress says nothing about “water Sprite”, the dress looks like a part of the”City Shine, Metallic Collection”
the recent $100 Barbie dolls really don’t live up to their price tags.
Same As Water Lily, Water Sprite is a very common freshwater aquarium plant, also called Water Fern. the pretty look of this plant should give any designers some inspirations…
Endless Hair Kingdom doll is $9.99 each:
All right, I m just going to show you a picture of the fabric swatches, the knit fabric on the left is what the Water Sprite Doll’s dress made of. the fabric on the right is Water Lily doll’s gown. I think back in the old days, Mateel took their design more seriously, so the fabric was custom-designed to fit the theme. Now Mattel & its design team only want to make the most Money without cost a thing.