Barbie Pink Collection doll is a breathtaking beauty.
Classic Barbie glamour is brought to the forefront in the Pink Collection doll. This silkstone doll is the first of a new series, and was designed by Robert Best. For the first time, the silkstone material was used on a model muse body--something that I had speculated on months prior to the announcement of these dolls. Barbie is absolutely stunning in a sweeping off-the-shoulder, high-low gown with bow accents. The gown has layers and layers of cascading ruffled tulle. Her pink strappy sandals are adorned with bows, as well. She wears gorgeous chandelier earrings. The doll has the closed-mouth Millie face sculpt. This is a gold label doll with an edition size of 20,000.
Barbie Pink Collection doll is a breathtaking beauty.
February 12, 2021 marks the beginning of the festivities of the Lunar New Year. This Barbie doll is a lovely way to celebrate.
Happy Halloween!!! It's time to revisit one of my favorite Barbie collections of all time--the Haunted Beauty Collection! Bill Greening did such an amazing job with these dolls.
I was fortunate to be able to get a hold of this Barbie doll, which is the official convention doll of the Japan and Madrid Barbie conventions in 2020. The conventions were cancelled, but conventioneers received their gifts and dolls. The doll was designed by the one and only Carlyle Nuera.
It's almost Halloween! The Dia de Muertos Barbie dolls would look great with my seasonal decor!
"She's the most Moschino Barbie® ever!" exclaims the young girl in a parody of a Barbie commercial designed to go viral. The doll is for adult collectors but the commercial features three kids playing with Moschino Barbie®, one of whom is a very fierce boy with a super trendy disconnected undercut.
According to the outlets with the latest scoop on the doll, she will retail at about $150. There is no official word yet on actual production numbers and where the dolls are going to be available. The latest rumors have some collectors grousing and grumbling already. Photos of the packaged doll clearly show that she is a Gold Label doll, which means we're probably looking at higher production numbers than the early rumors implying numbers in the 1K to 2K range. We now have official images of the dolls from Barbie Collector and Moschino.
This latest collaboration between Barbie Collector™ and Moschino comes on the heels of Jeremy Scott's Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection for Moschino shown during Milan Fashion Week last year. The very kitschy capsule collection clearly drew much inspiration from Barbie, and we were told that a very limited collectible doll was also given to attendees of his show.
Barbie Collectors and Jeremy Scott fans knew it was only a matter of time before a collaborative effort would lead to Moschino Barbie® doll. So far, we know that Barbie doll will come with a logo T-shirt, quilted faux leather bomber jackets, earrings, sunglasses, a backpack, a logo baseball cap, a logo belt, necklaces, a purse, little Moschino heels, and a miniature Moschino shopping bag. Whew! She's heavily accessorized! We also know from early reports that another RTW collection will accompany the release of this doll. The collection will include adult-size versions of Barbie's clothes and accessories, and two Moschino Barbie T-shirts.
This doll will be available on November 9, at Moschino.com and net-a-porter.com.
Check out the Moschino Barbie Doll video from @BarbieCollector:
My Black Label tokidoki Barbie doll arrived this past Thursday. I pre-ordered this doll from Doll Genie, a trusted dealer, so I knew that I would have my consolation prize even if I didn't find a Purple-haired Platinum Label tokidoki Barbie doll in the much-maligned "treasure hunt" staged by Barbie Collector on September 1st. I haven't given up on miss purple hair, but this pink-haired twin sure is a great consolation.
I got into collecting Barbie dolls because of the original tokidoki™ Barbie® from 2011. There was a news segment on TV about this tattooed Barbie doll that was commanding something in the range of $500 on eBay. The suggested retail price was $50, I believe. I found the doll very attractive, but I could not bring myself to spend that kind of money on a Barbie doll, so I wound up starting my collection with a Barbie Basics 2.0 Ken doll. Years later, I found myself still yearning for tokidoki Barbie, and I was able to get her on the secondary market for a more reasonable amount. That's what happens when a doll is no longer the "doll of the moment".
I finally found the time to de-box Black Label tokidoki Barbie earlier today, and I snapped some photos.
Six months ago, I promised an update on my Barbie® den upon completing my vision for it. Of course, any collector would know that one's collection is never quite complete. I constantly change my displays as new dolls come in, and the occasional doll is sent to a new home. When I wrote the post, I had a total of two sparsely populated glass cabinets in the den. Most of my dolls were stored in a large built-in closet.
I reached a turning point in my collecting habits a few weeks after posting that blog entry. I decided that it was not worth having all these dolls unless I could display most of them. I didn't want them to sit in their respective boxes in a closet, only to be admired when I pull them out for a photo session, so I talked my spouse into allowing me to purchase three additional display cabinets. It took weeks to pull all the dolls out of their boxes, dress them, and arrange them in the cabinets.
I also hung up some framed Barbie® sketches to give the space a very Barbie®-centric ambience. I left a smattering of Barbie® books on the coffee table and arranged some little dioramas all over the room. Lastly, I got an inexpensive dresser to organize my doll fashions, accessories, beadwork materials, and other doll accoutrements. I can't tolerate a cluttered doll room.
I go through periods of time when I don't seem to have any energy or enthusiasm for dolls, but seeing my collection on display always makes me happy. :)
How do you store and display your dolls?
In honor of the Swimsuit Issue's 50th Anniversary, Barbie® doll will be joining the ranks of their legendary cover models in a special editorial shoot with famed photographer Walter Iooss Jr.
Like many of the trailblazing cover models in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, Barbie® made her public debut wearing a swimsuit--a black-and-white striped maillot. From being a "teenage fashion model", Barbie® has embarked on more than 150 careers, and has reached the status of global icon.
As an anniversary tribute, Barbie® is issuing a collector Sports Illustrated™ Barbie® Doll, which will be available exclusively on Target.com.
You can also watch behind-the-scenes footage of Barbie®'s photo shoot (below), and join the conversation on social media with #Unapologetic.
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My name is Jared. I began collecting dolls in 2011. It all started with Barbie® Basics Model No 16 Collection 002 for me. Soon after that, I started photographing my dolls, editing the images and sharing my work on my Tumblr photoblog, Life in Plastic. "Playing" with dolls has inspired me to learn to sew, paint with acrylics, re-root doll hair, practice my bead craft, among other things...My collecting hobby turned into a passion for creating art in different media!