Friday, December 23, 2016

Curvy Fashionista #51, Polka Dot Fun, review

I've fallen in love with yet another Curvy barbie, Fashionista #51, Polka Dot Fun. and as a bonus, I was able to get her on sale!

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: pretty doll, full hair, new body, nice fashion

The Bad: no articulation

The Verdict: for selfish reasons I suggest everyone buy Fashionista #51 (Polka Dot Fun), because I want Mattel to keep making more Curvy barbies. she is a lovely doll in her own right though, so if you collect playline you will probably be happy with her.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tall Fashionista, Boho Fringe giftset, review

I was thrilled when I happened to notice that tall fashionista barbie Boho Fringe showed up as a lightening deal and ordered her as fast as I could. I think she's really pretty and she has some of the best looking fashions to come out in the line so far.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: pretty doll, lots of mix and match fashion items

The Bad: no articulation, first dress is one sided

The Verdict: if you enjoy playline dolls with extra fashions, Boho Fringe would be an excellent buy, even at full price. just ignore the first dress, and everything else is wonderful. I'm sure kids would love her too.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Tall Fashionista giftset, Lacey Blue, review

continuing my fashionista obsession, I was able to grab the Tall Lacey Blue giftset on sale this week.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: pretty doll, extra fashions and shoes

The Bad: no articulation

The Verdict: I feel pretty good about the price I paid for Tall Lacey Blue giftset barbie, but she's probably not going to be popular with adult collectors. I'm sure kids will love her though.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Grail doll acquired!

I was hyped for the Jack Sparrow doll when it was first previewed. I only saw one in stores and he had some serious quality control issues. then he sold out online before I knew he was available and never restocked. I pined for years. but now he's here!

I am beyond thrilled! I'll probably debox him eventually, but for now I'm just going to enjoy him as is. I still can't believe he's finally mine!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Barbie Petite Fashionista #31, Rock 'N' Roll Plaid, review

the second doll I grabbed on my birthday shopping trip was Fashionista #31 Rock'n'Roll plaid. Yes, I am an adult. No, I don't care what you think.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new body type, cute clothes, good shoes, cute face

The Bad: no articulation

The Verdict: personally I think Fashionista #31 Rock'n'Roll plaid, is worth the sub $10 walmart price I was able to get her for, but I can understand if you disagree. I'm just in love with all the new fashionista body types.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Barbie Fashionistas Doll 21 Pretty In Python - Original, review

my birthday was last week. thanks to food allergies, we couldn't do the usual trip to the city to eat out and hit the big stores, so my husband cooked for me and then we went to walmart. I ended up getting Fashionista #25, Pretty in Python, along with another gal you'll see next week.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: beautiful face, decent fashion, low price

The Bad: no articulation, weird permanent body pose

The Verdict: as much as I like her, I'm not sure I can recommend Fashionista #25. she has a pretty face and nice clothes, but her body just really bothers me. it's terrible for play and display.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tall Fashionista giftset, Leather & Ruffles, review

one of the more popular giftset fashionistas is the Tall Leather and Ruffles giftset.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: pretty doll with unique hair, extra fashions

The Bad: no articulation

The Verdict: Tall Leather and Ruffles seems to be the most popular giftset with collectors, probably due to her unique hair. if you are interested, I advise you to pick her up sooner rather than later.