Thursday, January 09, 2014

About the Availability of the 50th Anniversary Skipper

Posted by thedollcafe at Thursday, January 09, 2014
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

7 comments:

carmen gutierrez on January 9, 2014 at 1:37 PM said...

Que bonitaaaa con el pelo rosa parece nooo muy linda en su camita, besosss

lindaivette montes de oca on January 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM said...

Hola, que bonita foto, espero verla pronto.:-):-):-)

D7ana on January 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM said...

I prefer the older Skippers so I don't mind missing this one.

I LOVED your Multiply site about the Fashion Fever dolls ... you helped me know what I needed to look for next, lol. Thanks. That was an exciting doll time ;-)

Glad you are still in the doll-info "business" ;-D

thedollcafe on January 12, 2014 at 9:10 PM said...

Gracias Carmen y Lindaivette. xoxo

thedollcafe on January 12, 2014 at 9:11 PM said...

Thanks D7ana. Yup, still into dolls. Glad the Multiply site helped. Eventually I will get photo gallery installed here again b/c I still have a pretty good archive of all the FF collection. Glad to see you still around the doll world as well. :)

luvmaria on January 23, 2014 at 8:54 AM said...

Barbie Collectibles is now showing the Anniversary Skipper as "no longer available". :(

thedollcafe on January 23, 2014 at 9:27 AM said...

luvmaria: I just saw that too. I heard she has been available at Walmart.com and other retailers. I'm still hoping to get one. Good luck.

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