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Barbie: A bad web designer but a GREAT spy!

Posted by helen on September 29, 2017

Many of us have troubles to navigate Barbie’s website or access  the BFC board. but why?

the simple answer is: Badly implemented scripts and zillions of adware tracking cookies make your web browser unable to cooperate with the site.

lets take a  few bad examples

  1. The page does not display properly

2. The page is not found  –oops! after oops!


3. Page found, but contents are hidden:   the words  “the Barbie Bulletin Board” are all you see.  The discussions & photos  are behind closed doors… how can I “connect with fellow Barbie fans” if the doors & windows are  closed.

4.  “please wait while we process your request… ”  wait for what?  —The dead end. You can wait until your hair tuning into grey, nothing is going to happen.

Script errors & Script errors:

 According to “Nibbler”,  a free web testing tool,  Barbie’s “Code” quality is rated 0.8 out of 10. more than 2000 errors were found on the five 5 pages tested. 


Barbie can’t code a website  –that’s not new, we knew it 4 years ago when she openly admitted that she needs Steven & Brain’s help with coding

however, Barbie is a great spy.  She puts tons of   Adware Tracking Cookies in your browser…   the long list below only shows  some of  her tracking cookies I  blocked:


 I think she can make living by selling the information she collected, but she said she would not sell you down the river.  Take a look at a  part of Barbie’s  Webpage  “Privacy Policy” — NO,  Barbie did not write these policies, its written by the Geo.yahoo that offers Barbie tracking services,   Barbie adopts the policies when she plants its cookies in your browser

Barbie has dozens & dozens of adware tracking cookies, notorious doubleclick, Adteches, etc. are all among them, check out their privacy policies when next time you visit Barbie’s website.

Adware and tracking cookies make your web browsers’ performance horrible,  that’s why many of us can not browse the BFC forum and Barbie website without glitches.  the more you guard your privacy, the more difficulties you have with the crappy site. as you can see, I have a long block list..

how these tracking cookies help Barbie to make sales grow?    I see Warnings from my IE browser all the time: “Mattel wants to track your physical location, allow it once?”    I asked: “What differences does it make if I’m in New York or Shanghai, my shopping cart is locked,  I cant buy anything anyway”  — oh, not really,  I figured out a workaround to complete the check-out process, its better Barbie does not know how I did it,  she wont like it.

Is Barbie capable of logic thinking?! no, she is plastic.


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Anyone out there wants a free Barbie Doll Forum?

Posted by helen on September 28, 2017

I’m so fed up with the BFC forum, it has lots glitches and is so very hard to navigate, I don’t understand why Mattel has to use this outdated “Pluck” software–this company is out of business years ago, without updates, it wont cooperate with newer browsers.

If Mattel does not want to spend money on new software, then, there are lots of free forum that are very user-friendly.. To prove, I set up one…

I don’t think I have the energy to manage a forum, I can’t even keep my blog alive… so if someone is interested in this free board, its yours, I’ll hand it over to you… take a look, its free and it has Chat room, too! Even if you want to be a premium member, it only costs $10 per year. I think its good enough you just stay as free.

so if you have a little group of friends who need a place to discuss dolls and like to chat online, this board is perfect…

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Barbie can’t do the Math

Posted by helen on September 25, 2017

We know Barbie complained “Math is hard”,  but I m so not happy  that she does not make any efforts to improve herself. and I have to pay for her mistakes.

The other day I ordered a doll with a $10 off discount code, before I clicked on “complete order”, it showed the total was $66, but after I submitted my order, my card was charged for $76.

I didn’t really believe this happened, so I tried again today, here is the screenshots:   each page shows different amount,  I can not tell what would  be the exact amount Barbie wants to charge me if I push the “complete order” button

“view shopping cart” –it shows the  estimated total is  $30.05

Moving on to  “payment”,  you can see the total amount  has increased to $40.


one more click, it goes to the “order review” page, the amount jumps from $40 to $54.38:


at this point, I wouldn’t try to push the “complete order” button,  it may become $64 …   that was what happed to my last order,  on  the “complete order” page,  it showed the total was $66, after I submitted the order,  it became $76.

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Happy Fall!

Posted by helen on September 22, 2017

Summer has ended. Barbie Celebrates the First day of Fall.

This is the “Blush & Gold” Doll:

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The Cat in the Hat

Posted by helen on September 20, 2017

City Shine Lea:
She is on the new Barbie Look “Happy Hipster” body, I don’t like her knee joints, it looks like a Robot.

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More Color Blocks…

Posted by helen on September 18, 2017

Life is more colorful than Barbie thinks.  Pink isn’t all what this world has to offer.

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Barbie Loves Piet Mondrian & Hello Kitty

Posted by helen on September 17, 2017

Weekend Projects:
Barbie Loves Hello Kitty & Piet Mondrian:

The Funky Top Model Summer:

The older dolls really have great charm! Amazon still has my purchase record, this “Summer” doll was $9.99. and she came with lots accessories.

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Happy Mid September

Posted by helen on September 13, 2017

first, sending emotional support to our doll friends who are hit by hurricane Irma.

Then, wishing everyone a happy Wednesday

finally, Spreading some rumors —

they say this is the new YSL Mondrian Barbie.

It does not look like a wool knit dress, its more like cheap nylon sport knit. I can see pills on the lower left side of the dress….

new outfits for  Hello Kitty Doll…

I wouldn’t mind if these were fasionistas fashion packs… but if they are for the new collector doll “hello Kitty”, then, I would not pay $75 as Mattel Wishes, not even $35.


That’s all for today…

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One year ago today

Posted by helen on September 8, 2017

We were excited about the release of Charlotte Olympia doll… her release price was $125,   edition size  2,700 units worldwide, however, her eBay price was $100 including shipping. it says a lot about the Barbie Collector market today.

My doll is defective, she has 2 small dents on her right thigh.  It bothers me b/c she is $125 plus $11.06 sales tax,  she should have had better quality.

I attempted  to shrink her big head a little bit, but decided not to take the risk.

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Street Style

Posted by helen on September 3, 2017

I bought 3  “Fashionistas” Dolls  a couple of months ago,  they all have colorful hair

The first one is the  “Curvy”  #27  with blue/black hair.  A lot of glue in her head –she knows well that I hate glue, so she has  gone voluntarily  missing .. I never bothered to look for her.

The 2nd one is the Petite, she  has pink & blue hair.

the 3rd one is Tall #60, she has peachy hair, she got a little more attention from me, I made her a new sweater dress.  She has a very stiff body, her arms & legs don’t bend, she has flat feet,  she is not poseable.

I like the color of her hair. I think she looks more “Hippie & Happy”  than the new “Happy Hipster” doll.

When Collector dolls’ prices keep going up, Mattel has kept play line dolls’ prices low. Fashionistas dolls are priced around $9.99,  and they often go as low as $6.99 in the discount stores.  if you don’t mind damaged packages, you can find them $4 at “Amazon Warehouse Deals”

“Fashionistas” Dolls used to have articulated bodies, but now they all have odd & stiff bodies such as “Curvy” “Petite”  “Tall”,  all the bodies look awkward.

if you like to Pose your doll,  then “Made to move”  dolls are the right choices,  prices are between $12.99 to $16.99,  playline doll prices are 10 times more reasonable than collectible dolls.  you see, I could have purchased the new Sorcha doll  at $60 (MSP $100), but I didn’t order her,  I would rather buy 6 Fashionistas Dolls from my local discount stores…


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