“Don’t Watch My Back!”
Posted by helen on December 3, 2016
This little dress has very pretty blue color, it displayed nicely in the store I was browsing, so I bought it. (Barbie complete Look Fashion Pack Blue Floral Dress)
I opened it and found the back of the dress is made of different fabric –cheap & stiff nylon fabric.
This is ugly, isn’t it?? but not a surprise. b/c most of Mattel’s playline dresses are made this way, only pretty if you look at the front, what hides in the back you can only guess, “Don’t Look!” Barbie does not want you to see what she hides behind.
Exactly how much Mattel saved on this back panel is beyond my guess. I would say less than 2¢. I would put up with the Silver Ribbon neck, but not the ugly Back.
I ended up going back to the store yesterday evening and bought another one, then I took the 2 dresses apart to make a new dress. now the back & front are made of the same fabric…
the light blue shoes that come with the package do not work with the dress, I think purple shoes work better.
The doll is “Hudson’s Bay” Barbie, she had lots of Glue in her head, I spent hours to get the glue out of her head.. you see, nearly each & every item I bought from Mattel has become the “DIY” projects that I don’t enjoy. that’s one of the reasons I buy less & less. I must say Glue heads freak me out more than the 2-tone dresses.
Barbie, you’d better “watch your back” if you don’t want to lose more customers.