So I did something I haven’t done in over a year–purchase collector Barbies straight from Mattel. I am suspicious. I am not sure that they have learned from the Boucle Beauty fiasco and I really don’t want to get my hopes up for a fashion doll only to be disappointed, and I’m a little worried by the way they handled this launch.
I have been collecting Barbie for decades. But I’m not sure I can support Barbie for much longer.
When I first saw Fiorella upon release I did not like her outfit/accessories at all. However, a Silkstone at that price point and then figuring in my BFC voucher off of that made it a price I couldn’t turn down and I ordered her at the first of this year. I still didn’t think too much of her when she arrived, as is evidenced by my general lack of care in photographing her straight out of the box: But then when I pulled off that awful dress, stockings, gloves, and choker and popped her into Delphine’s dress–WOW! Now I can see how much amazing potential Fiorella has. I’m not sure about snipping off those black hairbows–because I know once they come off they aren’t going back. Also, waving embroidery scissors around that wig makes me nervous. We’ll see.
Guess who arrived yesterday afternoon in the post. Here’s some first impressions of Anja. In this ITBE release, this doll is the only one I really, really wanted…and she’s the only one I won the lottery for. I am very grateful I did!