Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

I sold my Never Ordinary Twins Eden and Lillith to another collector for my cost.  I'm not ready to add dolls to my collection that are poorer examples of molds I already own. (Please do not send me hate mail on this - I truly believe Hard Metal, Great Pretender, and Sweet Nothings are better screened.)  I knew they wouldn't get the redress and play enjoyment to merit their $200 price tag.  I have also decided to steal the body from from Voltage Erin and have listed Energetic Presence Giselle on Mister Dollface.

That means from all the NuFace dolls offered in 2015, I've only kept Evening Blossom Dominique (LOVE HER!), Polarity Nadja, Up All Night Lillith, and Out of Sight Nadja.  I recently added High Frequency Kumi and will be spotlighting her soon.

I have also listed on Mister Dollface Black Tie Vanessa Perrin and As Dusk Falls Eugenia Frost.  Since Integrity Toys hasn't released promotional material yet on their mainline or NuFace dolls and my love/hate relationship continues with Poppy Parker, doll collecting here in GA has been dryer than the weather.

My thirst for something fun and different in my collection needed drenching!  And who would've thought that spring of sunshine would've come from Mattel's newest groups of Fashionista Barbies?

Let's start with Pizza Pizazz.  I refer to this mold as the Shania Twain mold because the Made To Move (MTM) version reminds me so much of the country singing star.  Here she is:

Who can resist a very dark haired doll with blue eyes?  Not me!  Add an Asian MTM body and you got something special!
I really do like this doll a lot.  Her retail was $19.99.  (Add $14.99 for the MTM body and you have an articulated doll for $35.  Plus you got two additional ensembles.  I love the t-shirt!)
I had turned away from her at Target and Walmart  because her face seemed "fat", but found this perfect version at Toys R Us.  I think the glue they are putting inside the heads of some of these dolls are making the heads out of shape.  (Do you think I left Target empty-handed?  Not when Pretty in Paisley was looking at me so plaintively.)
Another MTM body (this time from Shania Twain's sister) and a fun new doll with streaked hair and two additional outfits - I love the orange sundress with this one!

Let's not forget the Fab Fringe Fashionista that arrived today from Amazon.  An AA Made to Move body and wowza!
Arriving with Fab Fringe was her friend, Leather and Ruffles Fashionista.
I got four dolls and seven ensembles for $140.  (That includes the four MTM dolls purchased as body donors.)   I spent about the same amount of money of these four dolls as the retail price of one Integrity doll.  I know the quality is different.  But the sheer play enjoyment of these four dolls outshines any IT doll I've received in the past six months.  Makes me pause to think….


9 comments:

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Vanessa said...

Love those last three dolls! I've been trying to add them to my collection, but haven't yet run across them in the local stores. May have to eventually break down and order them online. Congrats!

olla123 said...

Bardzo dziękuję za ten post! Brunetka z niebieskimi oczami jest piękna a na ciałku MTM wprost doskonała! Pozostałe Barbie są równie wspaniałe! Miło obejrzeć nowe twarze od Mattela :)))
Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

Phyllis said...

I too have fallen in love with the new line of Fashionista Barbies. The Leather and Ruffles is a great match for the new MTM Orange Top body. I have only seen her available on Amazon and she is still there for $14.99. Her body is very close to the Nikki skintone.

Ms. Leo said...

Great choices! I have been looking at Fab Fringe Fashionista and the new Fashionista Ken! So why are they taking so long to get to the stores!!! I hope to see Fab Fringe Fashionista in the stores and I realized the Ken I could do with a quick paint job on a basic Beach Ken.

I think IT dolls sell better on Mister Dollface! You should do well on there!

Aya w Świecie Lalek said...

Grat dolls and very interesting post on your blog! Your fashionistas dolls with MtM body look amazing!

Lydia Louise said...

These dolls look great! I so want to try a head swap with one of the new fashionistas! They are so funky and cool :) Awesome post :D
Lydia
Lydia's Dolls

Jaye said...

I agree. It's totally worth the investment to get so many more dolls you enjoy than one 'okay' doll that cost the same, if not more. Nice matches for the heads you like.

Carrickters said...

Yes, I think a lot of us are rebodying Fashionistas on MTM bodies which gives us the articulation and play we want with the advantage of new faces - and the price is still reasonable.