Sunday, 21 June 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
One of my most memorable Barbie outfits from my childhood is "Double Date" from the Twice As Nice range. It's very Dallas. I have since gained this twice in a strange turn of things, I keep getting things twice as you will see with my upcoming postings when new items arrive.
These are my $5 bargains from the USA. As you may already know my sister got me Miko for Christmas in the box. I contacted a private seller who was selling Tropical Barbie and Island Fun Miko and Barbie at $5.00. He wrote back to say Island Fun Miko had been sold but had Tropical Miko for the same price. It turns out that Miko was listed on his site at $25 so I think I got a great bargain at $5. It was only a week later when my sister surprised me with Miko in her box. So now I have 2
Island Fun Barbie has the sweetest face (If her eyes look a little strange my camera seems to make them look a bit kookeyed) Its a shame her hair is a tad fuzzy but I may be able to get some conditioner on it to chill it out a bit.
Miko is just a stunning doll, I was going to sell her on after my sisters suprise however she looks totally different next to her so I decided to keep her.
I always rememeber Tropical Barbie being more pretty than this one here. I still like her and her hair is just so silky, long and soft.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
I just love Dance Club Kayla, she uses the beautiful Diva mold. She is very Jem inspired with her outfit. She has the most amazing hair. I am not too much in to the later 80's dolls but Kayla really stood out and with her being a bargain price too. I don't think she was released in the UK.
She comes with some rather cool shades!
She is very Jem/Misfit in this outfit!
You can just make Kayla out in this advert, Barbie is just awful in this range, Devon is Ok but I won't be getting her in a hurry! I don't know why the range was "Dance Club" as they don't actually have any special feature to make them dance?
I would think that Perfume Pretty Barbie would have been one of the last Barbie's I got as a kid that I can remember. I was really quite dissapointed with her as her hair is rather dry and quite cheap to be honest. Maybe I got a duff one though?
It was the dress that reminded me of her, you can have it long or short.
I remember trying to squeeze Jem into this dress, it wouldn't fasten as she is quite a bit wider.
Perfume looks much prettier on her box art that I have previously posted and in this great UK ad. She was priced at £11.99 back in 1987 which is pretty pricey for those days. I remember Jem being £12.99 and I thought she was more deluxe than good old Babs!
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Here are my Great Shape Barbie & Ken, which are quite different to thier US versions.
I don't know why they are green, my only thought is maybe it was to do with Tennis that year in the UK and we did have a TV fitness lady called the "green goddess" who wore a green suit like Barbie's.
Barbie herself is quite different with her strawberry hair and dark green eyes. She is a very unusual Barbie.
When I saw Great Shape Barbie on the web I only saw the blue & pink US version so it never clicked my memory on having both Barbie & Ken from this set. When I stumbled accross them on e-bay I remembered them. I got them really cheap,with skipper too but the pink version.
I didn't have many Ken dolls as a kid but I did like this one.
Here is the US version in an advert
I won Twirly Curls quite by accident. I was bidding on Peaches & Cream (Which I lost) but also bid on Twirly from the same seller hoping to get both for a bargain. I forgot I had bid on Twirly for 99p until I noticed I had won her for 99p!
She turned up looking like a wild woman, crazy hair, filthy and stinking (No the seller didn't say any of that)
After a scrub up she does look nice, she came with all her stuff too (Ribbons, Chair, Clips, Comb etc) so I can't really complain at my 99p win.
Twirly was always a favourite as a kid, I remember my sister getting her for her birthday and being insanely jealous.
Saturday, 3 January 2009
Friday, 2 January 2009
(From the 1985 World Of Fashion Leaflet)
Barbie & The Rockers where Mattel's rival for Jem & The Holograms. While these dolls are not a great as Jem, they have to been seen in their own right. I love Diva, Dana & Derek who are all on my wishlist. Barbie is the most dissapointing of the range but is being re-released this year.
The fashions are also very Jem esque and a great looking set of fashions. I think another set that I will invest in.