Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New 2009 Dolls Announced

Posted by thedollcafe at Tuesday, August 12, 2008
We interrupt our Barbie and The Diamond Castle coverage today to report on the new dolls announced by Mattel. They have announced the several new dolls in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection (Silkstone). What is interesting about the Silkstones for 2009 is that they will feature homages to vintage Barbies. There will also be an African American doll in the collection! There will also be a special 50th Anniversary doll designed by Robert Best. She will have a golden ball gown and is very regal. The My Favorite Barbie® Doll Collection will bring you the most beloved and iconic Barbies reproduced for her 50th anniversary. These dolls were designed by Bill Greening. The Dolls of the World Collection is back with four new offerings designed by Linda Kyaw. Other repro dolls to be produced will be Julia and Becky! That gift set features two extra outfits. A doll that was announced several months ago is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie. Photographs of her have finally been released. She has articulated arms and ballerina pointed feet. Finally for Model Muse lovers there is a set of 3 Corvette Barbie dolls with two straight arms and a Mackie face. There is a pink, yellow and red version with white painted on gloves. There are a few pictures and a lot more information at My Favorite Doll and Vogue 41.

I had the opportunity to see some of these dolls in the production stage several months ago. You will not be disappointed by the beauty and variety in the 2009 line! Go Barbie, 50 more very happy birthdays!


Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to the 2009 line, especially the vinyls, AA dolls, 50th anniversary and Hard Rock Cafe. However, Mexico and Brazil have been represented before for DOTW, so I feel that other unrepresented countries should be there.


New York

thedollcafe on August 14, 2008 at 3:06 PM said...

Hi Romona: I too wondered why we get Mexico and Brazil again when we had their "festivals" just a few years ago. I have not seen their pictures but I am interested to see what face mold and skin tone they use for these dolls. I am always looking for more ethnic dolls to add to my collection.


Anonymous said...

I hope they have improved the 2009 repro mod barbie dolls,specially in shoulders(to fit better in torso) legs(to bend better)fingers and toes

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