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Doll #2: Fallen Angel Stardoll by Barbie

The second addition to my collection: Fallen Angel (style 1) Stardoll by Barbie

The Stardoll Line is listed on the barbie collector website. Yet, it's closer to the "pink box" playline dolls than the collector series. I found them while perusing the doll aisles. This is the only face I liked--well, loved actually. She reminds me of a lea/kayla or a Mari face mold. I bought her, along with a couple of the other doll's outfits and the matching accessory pack. She's one of my favorites. I love the red-streaked hair, rooted lashes and punk-goth look. I don't like that the legs are non-jointed. They are meant to be a sort of real-life counterpart to an on-line avatar. I guess that is supposed to explain the lack of pose-ability. Also, the hands and feet on these dolls are slightly larger than other Barbies. So, shoes and gloves don't fit them. Their bottoms are about the same size as a Fashion Fever or belly button barbie and they are able to swap with them. S…

The First Doll

It was something about that face. Those eyes, that look--she just seemed more confident than the others. After all the blonde, pale faces I'd looked at over the years, this was different. Granted, there had been a couple African Americans, a Hispanic but no Asians. Long ago, I'd  placed my Barbie dolls in the give-away pile. Yet, I was in the clearance aisle, eyeing Barbies like a little girl. In my hands was the Barbie Basics (Black Label Collection) Lea. She clearly looked like a model with her slender figure, long up-do, strapless "little black dress" and purple eye-shadow. I loved the fashionable aspect of it all. Taking her in, I felt intrigued by an actual Asian Barbie Doll that was also a collector's item/stylish display model. Next to us on the shelf were five or six others, also in "little black dresses". They were also part of the collection, but none quite as lovely. I admired a blonde with a retro bob haircut for a little while. No, it was d…