Misty Copeland Barbie, is she collectible?
Posted by helen on May 14, 2016
I received the Misty Copeland doll, oh, how much I wish I did NOT buy her.
her head is full of glue, her body is badly made: large holding marks on both sides of her neck, deep scratches on both arms, rough seams on legs, her arms are not evenly varnished, so they are partially shiny and partially Matte. the sewn-on fashion is made of cheap stretchy polyester knit & tulle, the head-piece is more ridiculous!
my $9.99 Ever After High dolls come with much better fashion. This Misty Copeland doll should cost no more than $7.99. as she is no better than these Fashionistas Barbie that Amazon sells for $7.94.
I bought the Misty doll only b/c I want to collect the new head sculpt. but a glue-filled head requires a lot of cleaning job to make her collectible.
I wish Mattel would explain to collectors why Wax Glue has to be used, not only the glue seeps out & makes the hair greasy & dirty, the glue also deforms the head, glued-filled dolls have lopsided faces. when the glue turns into yellow, the doll head will also turn into yellow. you can easily see it on light skinned dolls— it happened on my Twilight Saga Victoria doll, the back of her neck turned into yellow.
I m adding a new rule to my “purchase guideline”— I will not buy dolls with glue inside their heads. as I have had enough. these birthday wishes, its a girl, city shoppers, happy holidays 2013, 2014, 2015, to catch a thief Grace Kelly, Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn, Barbie Loves Sinatra Barbie loves Elvis, Cheerleaders, Mermaid, landmark collections, Museum collections, then & now, twilight saga, dolls of the world 2012 …. the list is too long…
hopefully, Misty would be my last glued head. This doll does not have the quality to be “collectible”
the seams on legs look so awful, but mine isn’t the worst, there are much worse ones that people posted on Facebook & youtube.
The arms look bad, too:
I guess you will soon find this doll $15 through “Amazon Warehouse Deals”.