New Doll: Barbie Style 2015

Well, after spending some time in the Dreamhouse, I had to go to the toy store. Really, I now WANT all the characters, but I at least needed a more up-to-date Barbie. My last Barbie was a Fashionista I bought a couple years ago, and I’ve been wanting to know if the sizes have changed.

Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the doll in the packaging. I was a little excited. But you’ve forgive me when I tell you: ARTICULATED ANKLES! Okay, so it doesn’t take much to thrill me. These dolls can wear flats and heels. It’s about time.

A couple annoyances while shopping. The first was that I didn’t find a Life in the Dreamhouse line. It seems like I always come to things late, and, by the time I do, all the dolls are gone. Like when Frozen merchandise was everywhere BEFORE the movie even came out, but when I went to see it in December, and came out of the theater going MUST HAVE ALL OF THE DOLLS…. they were all gone and weren’t restocked for a very long time.

The second annoyance was that there’s not a lot of information on the packaging. Mainly I want to how about points of articulation under the clothes. How many times have you bought a doll only to find that knees aren’t bendable. That kind of thing. But I’d also like to know basic stats like face mold, body type, and articulation. without having to do extensive research before shopping. I think there’s room on the box for a little stat block, and I’m willing to put on my glasses to read it.

But I digress. Back to my box opening. I have to say that I was mostly disappointed in the rooted eyelashes. Because they left the lashes long and didn’t curl them at all, most of the dolls look kind of ugly. I had to get down on the floor and hunt to the back for a really good one. (Of course, you know I get down on the floor and hunt to the back in case there’s something interesting hidden back there anyway.) I think trimming the lashes a bit would help most of those I rejected.

As an afterthought, I took a picture of the empty package. Because I keep terrible records and will someday want to remember what this girl is.

I got this one at the local Toys R Us, reg. $19.99, on sale for $15.99. Amazon has them for $15.99.

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About Susan Bischoff

Author of the Talent Chronicles superhero romance series, and owner of Dolly Delicacies sewing patterns for dolls.
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