Cheap Barbie Dolls

About 2 weeks ago I made a short trip to the toy store just to unwind and see what’s up with Barbie.  These dolls have caught my attention because they are cheap at Ph399.75 so thats about $8.00!

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I do not know how they call these teen looking edition Barbie Dolls with straight arms, probably a belly button body and non-bendable legs.  I was surprised they used these facemolds for this line and that makes them interesting, well, at least for me they are.  I almost bought one!

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I am particularly attracted to this one, maybe because of the hair? The ghostlike skintone? Or maybe because of her eyes.  I think she’s cute.

 

To buy or not to buy?  I think I’ll pass.  I might save for the Daisy Pop Curvy Barbie Fashionista No. 48 instead.

 

Photo courtesy of The Barbie Collection

Loretta Daum Byrne

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The name Loretta Daum Byrne is actually the creator/designer of this doll.  Of course this one is another thrift store find a few years ago.  She looked different and Asian looking than that of a Native American Doll as how she was described in ebay.  I think this doll was produced by Fibre Craft tagged as World Friends.

She is 8″ tall, rubberized head fully rooted, hollow plastic body, wears crocheted shorts and dress with a summer hat, I lost the pair of shoe.  She looked more like a Vietnamese.  Of course, since she’s a craft doll, anyone can dress her up and turn her into anything like a souvenir doll in different costume.

Kung Hei Fat Choi?

I missed posting for Chinese New Year so I thought I could still write one and feature 2 Asian dolls, one I thought to be Chinese, but she’s Balinese.

Takara Jenny Doll World Collection Balinese

In ebay she’s being sold for about $50.00 and was tagged as vintage.  I’m not sure if she is indeed vintage because her feet has “Made in China, Takara 1999.”  She’s supposed to be holding a gold fan, and a headress I suppose, I wonder if she’s wearing slippers.  Anyway, she’s lovely, her skintone is darker than the usual Jenny, her body is posable (wire inside) and seamless.

 

And then Princess Jade, she’s been in my collection for almost 6 years.  I wasn’t sure of her identity back then, so I kept her hair as is, no shampooing or anything.    

Just Girlz Princess Jade Doll, Celebrating Cultural Diversity

At first I thought she’s Vietnamese, but after seeing a picture of her on ebay, I found out she’s Chinese, well I suppose so because of her costume.  I found her nude in one of my thrift store hopping.  I just love her eyes!

 

P.S.  if she’s not Chinese, please let me know 😛

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LIL OUTRAGEOUS LITTLE!  The first time I saw these cute mini dolls I don’t need to check who’s product they belong to.  The eyes, body shape, they’re like mini Baby Bratz, except they are much cute and adorable!  They are from MGA Entertainment.  A lot has already been written about these dolls last year, but I only saw them on display at Toys R Us last weekend.  Here in the Philippines they costs Php499.00 plus, so that’s about $10.00 plus and quite expensive for me.

7 Layers of surprise!  Got to check them out.  There are 45 characters, all collectible and my wish is to have Queen Bee, Fresh, and Cosmic Queen.  I don’t have a photo of them, check this MGA Entertainment site.  I love them all!

I was suppose to write about Kong Hei Fat Choi, I couldn’t find the dolls.  Oh well, next time maybe.

ORI PRINCESS

Yes its ORI and not ARI as I have mentioned in my previous post.

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Ori Princess is an animation toy for girls manufactured by M&C Toy Centre Ltd. and created by Puzzle Animation Studio Ltd.

I found her last December in a thrift store still in her original sealed but damaged packaging.  I was surprised that she’s still there because the “new arrival” was way passed 3 days already.  Despite the not so good condition of her box, she’s in MIB along with her accessories.

However, when I opened the box, I noticed she has this old plastic smell that resembles a body odor!  Whew! LOL!  I put her out for a couple of days under the sun and sprinkled her with baking powder hoping the smell would go away.   She still stinks!  Though I haven’t tried yet to give her a bath, maybe that should solve the problem.

Anyway,  I couldn’t understand what’s written on her carton, the only words I can read is Ori Princess, so anyone reading this can check out the link above.  I am now contemplating if I will sell her or not.  I liked anime dolls and after seeing pics of her on the internet, I decided to keep her, at least for the time being.

I kept her accessories sealed “as is” on the cardboard, only the doll has the smell.  By the way, she stands 10″ has jointed limbs, and bendable knees like Barbie.  The leaflet is actually a collection of stickers which I suppose can be used to design the guitar.  I wonder if the guitar plays music.

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Next post, Kong Hei Fat Choi!?

A Monstrous Decision: Twyla!

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I almost postponed posting again, busy with year-end reports in the office.  Anyway, yes I chose Twyla because I liked the color combination, my favorite shades!  Reading her profile is like I’m reading my own!

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She stands only 9.5″ unlike the other 3 MH that I have.  Of course, she’s just 14 years old!  Carefully position her at certain angle and she can very well stand on her own, but in the photo below I was in a hurry I used blue tack.  I didn’t like the stand she came with because it’s leaning backward.  I love her shoes, her tattoo and tutu skirt, I don’t like the feel of her hair, it’s sticky! 

My other 3 Monster High Dolls are thrift store items.  Luckily, they all have their limbs intact and original clothes on.  Bought them on separate year. 

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Nefera De Nile is the most beautiful and tallest among the 4 and my first MH doll.  She stands 11″ and she also has sticky hair!

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Lagoona Blue, she stands 10.5″ with sticky hair too!

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Cleo De Nile stands 10.5″ and has a soft manageable hair, alas, it’s not sticky like the first 3! 

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Side note,  I could have bought Clawdeen Wolf, the Ghouls Alive version if it weren’t for the exposed scalp that has what seems like an incision 😦  across her forehead.  Maybe if they lower again the price to maybe Php300.00 why not!

Next in line, Ari!

A Monstrous Decision

Wow! The holidays went by so fast, the New Year celebration is over, and I have not had a post for that.  Anywayz, I can always go back in time, make it a delayed post, whatever.

Two weeks ago I had the chance to make a short trip at Toys R’ Us,  I was trying hard not to, but the child in me kept cheering Go! Go! Go!  It happens when I don’t feel OK.   I have no plans of buying anything, just want to know what’s new, I didn’t find anything amusing in the Barbie world.  However, I did saw a few Monster High Dolls on sale for 70% off!   That’s Php500.00 to be exact.  I am not a big fan of MH, but I must say there are quite a few that has caught my fancy in the past but never really keen on getting one.  When MH first came out in the market, I have these feelings they were the monsterized version of…Bratz!  But after a while, yeah, they have their own identity to boot.  But I also love Bratz (coming soon here).

So there I was, amazed at the Monsters in front of me, I began to check each and every box on the shelf, 3 dolls appealed to me.  I was talking to myself “don’t buy, no, don’t touch, no”  LOL!  

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I first saw Ghoulia Yelps, I liked her for the blue tresses, simple, with eyeglasses and what looked like a child’s teether!

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Then there’s Twyla, again the hair attracts me, the over all color combination and her outfit, I love it!

And last, Clawdeen Wolf!  I was amused by this one because she have sleep eyes, and she howls! 

After lining them up eye level on the shelf, I asked myself, should I buy one?  After all, I still have not gotten a Christmas gift for myself.  If I buy,  which one should I get?  I have to restrict myself and stick to my budget, I can’t afford all 3 anyway.

Indeed a monstrous decision to make!

To be continued 🙂

Cheap Dolls

When I went to my favorite toy store a few days ago, I took a snap of some cheap fashion dolls they put up for the holiday season (well actually, they’re not that cheap).  Indeed, these dolls looked attractive because of their packaging, and at some point, have a lovelier product presentation.  Of course, they are not as sturdy as those of the high end dolls.

These Dolls do have fashion sense, I liked the color combination.

I almost bought Abbie!

Amused by this Beauty Sea Journey Mermaid

I’m not a big fan of toddler dolls, but they’re cute!

Lady Miu looked like a Pullip Doll.

Lovely Packaging

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A Silkstone Barbie Clone!  This one is actually in Divisoria’s 168 Mall.  I already have one years ago, so I didn’t buy her.  I just included her picture here for my own reference.

And from among the dolls that Mattel released this year, only these 2 MTM caught my fancy!  They’re not cheap!