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My ever-growing doll collections

Bridal Bliss –Oscar De La Renta Barbie

Posted by helen on July 18, 2017

The doll was $175, edition size 10,000 units worldwide. I didn’t believe that Barbie had such capacity to sell 10,000 units at $175 when the doll was released.

Last week the price went down to $52,   so I ordered one, I must confess I wouldn’t have ordered her if her original price was $52.  it was a different story when the price dropped from $175 to $52— it felt like a crime if I missed such  a great deal.  I am sure many people have the same shopping behaviors,  the big sales always does its tricks.

I don’t know how expensive the “license Fee” is, but the doll is not a $175 doll,  The plain face and  simple dress with ruffled train make her just another “Barbie” that you wont miss her if you don’t have her.

 

The Box is nicer than the regular Barbie Box, it comes with a lacer cut sleeve– its not really practical if you intend to display your doll.   The similar boxes are retailed for  $7.99 in the stores near me, so I don’t think  the box cost Mattel a lot to make.   however, the shipping charges  (both international & domestic) cost a lot more.  The little doll itself is 4 OZ, but  its nearly 5 lbs  if you count the box & its shipper.  Mattel shipped the doll with the shipper and a carton,  the whole package is 6 Lbs –I shipped a 6 lbs package last week from NY to AZ, the postage was $23.51.

 

you perhaps remember that   I made the dress in  last  April

 

PS: My Favorite  Barbie Bride is Reem Acro Barbie,

 

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Ever After High Birthday Ball Duchess Swan

Posted by helen on July 10, 2017

I like Ever After High dolls better than Monster High.
if these dolls didn’t have Glue in their heads, I would have bought tons of them. but most of them have glues, so I leave them in the stores.

this Doll, Birthday Ball Duchess Swan has a clean head & silky hair, she does not have glue. so she came home to live with me:

Purple is my favorite color:

All my purple girls:
The doll in the center has a glue-head,  not only her hair feels sticky & greasy, her white &  purple highlights have turned into yellow,  her face is also turning yellow—
that’s what the harm Glue can do.

I think both Monster High & Ever After High design teams at Mattel are so much smarter than “Barbie Collector” designers.  these High dolls’ design concepts are interesting,  their costumes  are “easy-to-make”  but still look petty & trendy —why is this so important? b/c it can avoid complications in the production and effectively keep the quality in control.  Some Collectible Barbie dolls’  quality issues are caused by design defect,  you cant really blame the Factory for it.

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White Chiffon Gown

Posted by helen on July 10, 2017

Michelle Obama Inauguration Dress 2008

 

My blog is nearly dead, I don’t post often, but the Spammers are incredibly active.  This Russian Robot “Michaelreido” posts a spam comment every 2 hours—hoping my blog visitors would buy cheap stuffs through the links he posted (good luck on that) — -this spammer was reported to the stopspam forum for more than 1,500 times -Wordpress should block him permanently and not to fill up my spam folder.. 😠

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TokiDoki-Space Place 2017 Barbie Convention Raffle Doll

Posted by helen on July 10, 2017

besides creating a doll for our club, I was asked to make a personal donation to the raffle room. so here goes, Barbie is blasting off with her all-star TokiDoki Spaceship Crew.

Initially, I chose an AA doll with Mbili face mold, then I changed my mind, I selected Lea instead, she looks more like a Japanese girl.

The Whole Package:

 

No, I’m not going to the convention. but Happy Convention to everyone who is going.

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URBFC 2017 Barbie Convention Raffle Doll

Posted by helen on July 9, 2017

Here is our club donation to the 2017 Barbie Convention Raffle Room. it took me a week to finish the whole project.

I’m not sure if its worth all the trouble making this backdrop, it was very hard to cut the cardboard—my hands blistered.

The background is hand-painted, then I pasted some planets & rockets on it, sort like 3D –only you can’t tell just by looking at the pictures:

the Star Tiara makes the doll taller than 12″, so she does not fit her original box. I found a silkstone Ken doll box for her. she has star earrings, diamond necklace, wristlet & self-fabric purse.

the dress is made of custom-designed fabric featuring Barbie’s dreams of exploring the planets.

less and less of our club members go to the convention each year, So the donation isn’t as big as it used to be. but anyone wins this doll should be happy, as she makes a perfect souvenir doll

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the Wonder of July

Posted by helen on July 4, 2017

The Wonder Woman is having some Beach Fun on July 4th.

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Happy July

Posted by helen on July 1, 2017

happy July, and happy Summer!

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Posted by helen on June 26, 2017

Someone told me her “Holy Grail” is the 2012 Paris Convention Doll  “La Belle Époque Barbie”.  I took a look at eBay’s listings, the prices are ranged from $850 to $1395.  I don’t think I’d pay that much for a doll

She does look better than the recent year’s Convention dolls.

Borrowing a IRL photo from Pinterest:

A Weekend Project to save $1395.

 

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It’s June!

Posted by helen on June 1, 2017

Its June already? yes, it is.

Happy June.

The next doll in line is Happy Hipster. so she is Miss June.

This “look” is typical street style, one glance catches at least 2 girls wearing the same style on the city streets.

nothing glamorous, it sells if the price is low.

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Memorial Day

Posted by helen on May 29, 2017

A day to remember… these who  served and sacrificed

going to the Memorial Day parade….

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