summer here in NE Florida. Today the heat and humidity
is just too much for me to do anything outside so I decided
to hang out in the doll room this afternoon.
I am still trying to setup or figure out my room. I've added
several Ikea Kallax units and a Billy bookcase but so far
it just doesn't feel comfortable to me working in it. This
room and the closet are a tad bigger than the one in our old
house but it just feels more cramped for some reason.
Anyway, I decided to debox a few reproductions I got
recently and also some older ones that were in the closet.
50th Anniversary Francie is a little cutie. I have my
original blonde on but always wanted a brunette. I
found her at Tuesday Morning for $30.
I wanted this Gold n' Glamour outfit
more than I wanted the doll, but once she
arrived I was smitten.
I jumped on Mod Friends when the set first came
out, but because of the prep for the sale and move
it was stored away after it arrived. I was disappointed
that Barbie's right foot was bent when they arrived
and notified Mattel. They wanted it sent back so they
could see it and then would send me another if they
hand one. I just decided to keep her. I love the set,
especially the outfits...but I'm wondering if Christie's
'Tangerine Scene' is going to hold up to the elements
or crack and fray.
Again I got this for the outfit 'All
That Jazz'. I have my original TNT
Barbie and didn't really want another
platinum blonde one. That being said
I really like the outfit although the fabric
is REALLY stiff and the doll is very
pretty. This is an older reproduction
from around 2005 and I think Mattel
was doing a better job on quality of the
'Red, White and Warm' is an older
reproduction also (2007) and has been
sitting in my closet for quite along time.
I wanted this for the outfit and the doll.
I never had a Marlo flip Barbie and at
the time couldn't afford one (I have gotten
and original one in the meantime). And
I really wanted this outfit, so cute.
But as an experienced collector I should have
known better and deboxed her when I got her
and removed the outfit. Mea culpa!
The vinyl coat melded into the box liner so
that when taking her out some of the vinyl was
left behind. The fushia color of the liner also
bled into the vinyl. The coat is very fragile,
if you move her arm it just cracks and splits.
If you notice in the first photo her right leg is
also bent in the unnatural position they had her
in the box. She now has one bowed leg and I
am sure those vinyl boots will not come off
So that has been my afternoon. The one doll was a
disappointment but it's my own fault. I still have a
few more reproductions that I got for Christmas that
I haven't opened yet. So more to come.