Showing posts from June, 2015

New Arrivals Part I: Barbie City Shine Red (Lea)

Doll Pre-orders are starting to make their way home. Barbie Collector took the City Shine dolls off of backorder a couple weeks sooner than expected, which was nice. I ordered two of them because with my quarterly BFC reward it was like buy-1-get-1-free. At first, I thought I might keep two. Once I had them both in-hand, I decided one was enough. Especially with the size of my collection right now. :-/  Below are a couple photos of the ladies and a quasi-review/first impressions. 

I was very excited for the City Shine Lea doll. Short hair isn't that common for Barbie dolls. As for the fashion, these 80's inspired looks aren't my style. Of the 4 City Shine dolls, I tolerate like hers the best though. Red is one of my favorite colors for raven haired dolls. Leggings can be re-purposed; I see these getting good use. Not sure about that top--yet. The clutch is nicely done with two colors; the purse fiend in me is happy. Earrings are a great style but too large.  Shoes are a sty…

Current Pre-Orders (Spring 2015): Poppy Parker, Fashion Royalty & Barbie

There are so many dolls on the horizon right now.  Last month, Integrity announced the spring 2015 line up. Barbie has at least a few dolls coming out this month; City Shine, 3rd offering in Faraway Forest line. Plus there are rumors of designer dolls in the near future (tokidoki in august, moshico in ?) Convention season is also creeping up.  Though I won't be going to any conventions this year, I will most likely be seeking out some convention dolls on the secondary market.

With something of a budget-consciousness in mind, I'm trying to be picky about my choices this year. My collection has grown to the point where I have to take space into consideration now as well.  So far, I have pre-ordered the following dolls:

 IT Fashion Royalty: Aristocratic Baroness Agnes Von Weiss®  Due June 2015 
Barbie Look Collection: City Shine Red (Lea) Due Mid-July 2015 
IT Fashion Royalty:Fame Fable Kyori Sato™   Due Mid-July August 2015 
IT: Mood Changers Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The M…