Barbie 2016: The Year of Articulation
Mattel has finally jumped on the articulation bandwagon. Both the 2016 collector and playline collections will feature articulated body-types. For those of us that love photographing and interacting with our dolls, this is welcome news. Below is a summary of the info we have thus far.
Barbie Look Collection
articulated model muse bodies (like Barbie Basics 2.1/2.5) Wave 1 has 3 dolls with a price point of $30-$35. I have one "Sweet Tea" doll so far. Her skintone is nostalgic, which matches most of my dolls.
made to move
I have the "purple shirt" (asian) doll from this line This body is amazing. I want to carry her around with me to take photos and play. I will be hunting down this line, full force. At $14.99, they are re-body perfect. IMHO Only downside is the glue in her head. Why, Mattel, Why?!
new articulated silkstone body
I'm not a silkie collector but this has me taking note of this line for the first time. I hope BFMC collectors will be happy with the change.
I'm thrilled by these changes and hope they help the Barbie brand as a whole. Since I can't count on consistency through 2017, I'm going to spend time and money collecting the extra bodies I want this year.
A few quick photos to show the new look: