Thursday, January 09, 2014

About the Availability of the 50th Anniversary Skipper

Posted by thedollcafe at Thursday, January 09, 2014 7 comments
Very quietly on January 3, 2014 Skipper® 50th Anniversary Doll went on sale.  And just as quietly she sold out!  By January 6th she was shown "Sold Out" on the Barbie Collector website.  This news caught many collectors by surprise especially when many had not received advance notice that she would be available.  Many collectors ran to dealers for help.  Most dealers pre-orders were already closed.  Oh, no we all hate paying the higher secondary market prices. 

Skipper is a doll that many doll collectors hold dear, so of course she would be in high demand, but few collectors had even realized she was available, and much less that she was already sold out.  The doll is already blowing up on Ebay as you can imagine.

Not to worry... I'm happy to report that the Barbie Collector listing has been updated and the doll now appears as "Coming Soon" with a note "Currently Out of Stock."

Watch this space and I'll report when she goes on sale again.

Before I close I would like to wish all my dear readers a very Happy New Year.  Thank you for your support since 2008 and even back to 2005 from the FF Multiply site and later the FF page.  There are so many of you that are still followers of the blog and now the FB page.  xoxo

Here is a pic of one of my Skippers customized by Robin Connor of Designs by Robin Studio.

OOAK  Skipper

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Videos: Jennifer Lopez and Robert Best Bring you the J-Lo Barbies

Posted by thedollcafe at Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4 comments
At first, I wasn't too sure about the Jennifer Lopez Barbies, but if I see them, I will most likely buy them. Here are two videos featuring Robert Best and Jennifer Lopez which discuss the process of working on the doll.  There are some nice close-ups of the dolls displayed. There are actually two videos, so when the first one ends, stay tuned for the next one.

I like the dolls as-is, but I can't wait to see how they can be customized and redressed.  Sometimes I think they look very much like J-Lo, and other times not so much.  Guess I will have to pick one of these Barbies up and see for myself.  A few of our members on the Doll Cafe Facebook group already have the doll.  Please check out these amazing pics.  The link will take you to an amazing re-root but there are various pictures of J-Lo scattered throughout the page.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Spotlight: Antarctica - The Queen of the South Pole

Posted by thedollcafe at Friday, October 11, 2013 1 comments

I am very pleased to bring you the breathtaking Antarctica Doll, The Queen of the South Pole designed by The Black Swan Doll Company.

You may remember my news report on The Black Swan Company from a few months ago.  I've been eagerly watching the rise of The Black Swan Doll Company in the past couple of months and their creations never cease to amaze.  Please take a few minutes to view the video featuring Antarctica. 

Antarctica is a tribute to the acclaimed designer Bob Mackie and the beautiful Barbie Fantasy Goddess of the Arctic.  The designers at the Black Swan Doll Company's Antarctica is a "sister" doll.  She is the Queen of the South Pole.

I hope you enjoy Antarctica!  Here are some pics of this beautiful creation! Click to view!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Madrid Premiere Beauty and the Madrid Fashion Doll Show Charity Auction

Posted by thedollcafe at Monday, October 07, 2013 2 comments

I wanted to share the beautiful Madrid Premiere Beauty the Convention Doll for the Madrid Fashion Doll Show held in Madrid last month.  I was fortunate enough to be offered this doll.  As a Steffie fan I was thrilled of course!  I will share more detailed pictures of her and my review and impressions in a post later this week.

As with most Barbie and Fashion Doll Conventions, the Madrid Fashion Doll Show has selected a charity to donate the proceeds of their convention funds.  That charity is the Cruz Roja España, or the Spanish Red Cross.  The Spanish Red Cross helps the most vulnerable parts of society in many ways, all of them very important. With the current financial crisis and the difficulties that many Spanish families have to face, The Spanish Red Cross helps with many different programs; one of them is collecting toys and donations for the Christmas campaign "No child without a toy."

If you like the Steffie doll, one auction I want to bring to your attention.  This is the OOAK doll "Madrid Premier Beauty Winner." She is a variation of the convention doll created by designers "MonLew."  Also known as Luis Manuel Gómez (Lewis) and Mónica Núñez.  Their dolls are "Made with the finest materials and quality fabrics... and "love is included in each of their creations."

Please take a look at all the other amazing dolls on auction that will support the charity.  They are all currently on ebay and ending very soon.   There is a gorgeous Steffie, a GaGa doll by Ovaz, a beautiful creation from The Black Swan Doll Company, an amazing OOAK from Arists Creations, a Magia Showgirl from Magia 2000, and a sketch by Linda Kyaw.  There are all types of dolls in all price ranges, please consider supporting the Spanish Red Cross and the Madrid Fashion Doll Show.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

It's still October..., but Happy New Year!

Posted by thedollcafe at Wednesday, October 02, 2013 0 comments
If you are a member of the Barbie Fan Club on Barbie Collector mark your calendar for October 9th.  The next Holiday Hostess will be available for $75.00.  I'm excited about this doll.  I was able to see the doll in person at the 2013 Barbie Convention and I was able to snap a few pictures.  I love her vintage look and gold dress with blue accents with the crown, makeup and jewelry.  Bill Greening has done it again!

Happy New Year™ Barbie® Doll | Barbie Collector

See More pics on Flickr!

Happy October

Posted by thedollcafe at Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1 comments
This month I will be featuring new pics of some of my older Halloween dolls. Today I have uploaded various pics of the 2009 Target Happy Halloween Barbie. I remember when i bought this doll I really liked the little Barbie ponytail necklace. Barbie is dressed as a Halloween witch with a pink hat and pink witch dress with black accents. Barbie also has a pink streak in her hair.

Don't forget to download the October Barbie Collector calendar.   The link also contains the exclusive member's only calendar. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Haunted Beauty Vampire Barbie Doll by Barbie Collector

Posted by thedollcafe at Monday, September 30, 2013 2 comments
Now here is a Barbie I've been waiting for. If you were a fan of last year's Haunted Beauty, The Ghost Barbie, then here is another amazing gothy-looking Barbie. I was fortunate enough to see Bill Greening's OOAK from the 2013 Barbie Convention and we were told that the Haunted Beauty Vampire would be a similar doll. She really does not disappoint. I love dolls in all black but I love the red accents and the cape this doll comes with. Here is a first look from Barbie Collector.

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