Sunday, January 30, 2011

Barbie, Ken Wants You Back

Posted by thedollcafe at Sunday, January 30, 2011 2 comments
Although he's just about to hit the big 50, Ken is working hard these days to win Barbie back. The couple last spotted together in 2004 reunited last summer in Toy Story, and word has it that there may be a reconciliation! Ken has been taking out full page ads in major magazines asking his old flame to reconsider. Additionally, a new website lets you vote, maybe Barbie will listen to the fans? It's not an overwhelming yes, take a look! This week Magnolia Bakery helps Ken woo his favorite doll with the creation of the "Barbie" Cupcake: a classic vanilla or chocolate cupcake iced with Barbie's favorite shades of pink buttercream and sparkling sugar crystals, topped with a white chocolate heart inscribed with a special message from Ken. I couldn't resist and had to try these cupcakes myself. I know sweets are always a way to my heart! LOL! So, what do you think?  Should Barbie enjoy her single days or should she give Ken another chance? 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Still Having Fun with Basics Collection 2.0

Posted by thedollcafe at Friday, January 28, 2011 6 comments
I just recently went "Pro" on my Flickr account and have had tons of fun posting pictures of the Barbie Basics Collection 2. I was lucky enough to find all of them at Walmart and Target a few weeks ago and I just completed my collection with the Louboutin Model No. 14. This collection has something for everyone. With the variety of facemolds and the addition of the Ken Basics this collection is a real winner. Barbie Designer Bill Greening posted on the Barbie Collector board that there will be a collection 2.5 and this collection will have some articulation! The dolls in the collection have not yet been revealed. It seems like this will be a mini collection until there is another full collection! Exciting!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Barbie Basics Collection 2

Posted by thedollcafe at Friday, January 07, 2011 2 comments

Model No. 1 close-up
Originally uploaded by mo1160
The Basics Collection are popping up just about everywhere, except Amazon! They showed up about a month ago very briefly. It appears some third-party sellers are selling them for the ridiculous price of $45.99. Hopefully Amazon instead of a third party seller will stock these dolls soon!

So far, I've managed to find the dolls at Target and Walmart but for the last few that are difficult to find Amazon might be a great bet. Of course, Barbie Collector is now taking pre-orders but the dolls will be available on January 13th. Get your orders in now, scour your Targets and/or Walmarts, and get your hands on some of these beauties. They are the hottest thing sweeping the Barbie Collector community since Barbie's big 50th! Wow, with three new Basics guys and this year being Ken's 50th, who knows, we might be celebrating even bigger than with our girl!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Barbie Friendships

Posted by thedollcafe at Tuesday, January 04, 2011 4 comments

Holiday Harmony Close-up
Originally uploaded by mo1160
Today I was reflecting on all the fantastic friendships I have made through my Barbie collecting hobby. I never cease to be amazed at the beautiful hearts that Barbie Collectors have. Not only that, so many of my Barbie friends are extremely talented! There is something about this little vinyl doll that brings a lot of warm feelings to my heart. Who knew the doll I played with as a child would continue to bring me such joy and such friendship! On that note, this is Holiday Harmony. A beautiful OOAK Birthstone Steffie I received from my friend Helen from Christmas in 2008. Helen, also known as @dollsaga is a talented doll artist, blogger and all around great lady. I encourage you to visit her blog and her ebay auctions. You never know what will pop up there. In the coming weeks I will feature more beautiful OOAK dolls I have received from Helen.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year From the Doll Cafe

Posted by thedollcafe at Sunday, January 02, 2011 6 comments
Sorry for the lack of updates! I hope you are reading our forum and following our Twitter for the quickest updates! The Barbie Basics Collection 2.0 have been released, new So in Style dolls are out and new Barbie Collector Dolls are out and more are on the horizon. I'd love to keep in touch here more regularly. I guess the easiest and quickest way is to bring you a Doll Cafe Picture of the day!

As a Steffie fanatic, here is The Sun Set Malibu PJ from 1972 by robincua©. Sheer perfection don't you think?
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