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Friday, October 30, 2009

Barbie I Love Lucy Kelly Dolls

Lucy is up to her money-making hijinks! In the uproarious "Lucy Is Envious" episode of the I Love Lucy TV series, Lucy and Ethel need to make some serious money. They take jobs promoting a movie called Women From Mars and find themselves dressed as Martians invading the observation deck of the Empire State Building! These fantastic Pink Label Kelly Dolls recreate that fun and laughter and will make you smile every time you look at them!

New Releases for Barbie of the World

Barbie Dolls of the World Italy Doll

Barbie pays a visit to Italy and has the dress to prove she was there! The always fashionable Barbie is in Italy, where it is alive with enchanting landscapes, bustling cities, Renaissance art, and Italian opera! Fashionable, imperial, and very contemporary, the capital city of Rome is rich with the remains of the Roman Empire.

Barbie Dolls of the World Russia Doll

This is by far the world's largest country and has so much to explore! Russia's capital and biggest city, Moscow offers wonderful theaters, universities, and exhibition halls.

Some Itens Coming in December

Barbie Ladies of the 80s Debbie Harry Doll

The platinum-Blondie punk goddess of a decade, Debbie Harry is singer, songwriter, and front woman for Blondie. The Debbie Harry Barbie Doll captures her sassy spirit and famed beauty, and it's the first doll in the Ladies of the '80s collection. Just like Debbie, it screams charisma! She comes with a dress, shoes, doll stand, and certificate of authenticity.

Barbie Ladies of the 80s Joan Jett Doll

Have you ever said (or sung) "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"? If so, you're gonna love this doll! An acclaimed guitarist and one of the greatest leading ladies of rock, Joan Jett is a legendary singer and songwriter. Featuring her look and rock 'n' roll spirit, the Joan Jett Barbie Doll is part of the Ladies of the '80s collection and a must-have for her many fans!

Barbie My Favorite Peaches and Cream Doll

One cherished Barbie doll is the 1984 Peaches 'N Cream Barbie in her frothy peach gown! A faithful reproduction as well as a second '80s reproduction fashion is included, along with 3 collector cards, and a booklet.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Real Size Barbie Doll

I'm sure you already saw somewhere something about real size Barbie, how she would be...well, looks like now she's real, I mean, in size, she is and I'm sure she would be very tall and slim, like the one just released by Mattel:

As I had mentioned before, I would be putting some new dolls from the Barbie catalogue. So"The Barbie Mannequin" is one of them. She's 6 feet tall and beautifully made just like most of them :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

October Desktop Calendar

Get yours, the month is almost over.

What? Black Canary Barbie?

Looking around I found some posts and opinions about the "Black Canary Barbie doll", referring to her as a "Prostitute Barbie". Well, I'm sure we have had "worse" toys out there than this...

Do you actually know where the "Black Canary" character comes from?

( . She's a DC Comics Super Heroine that is known for her martial art skills and her "Canary Cry", a powered, sonic scream with the ability to shatter objects and incapacitate villains. Do you see any "sexual" reference in that? You can also find information at on Black Canary and her current role in the "Green Arrow and Black Canary" Comic book line.
There are different opinions about it:

“What kind of a message are we sending to little girls?” asks Mark Dice, founder of The Resistance, a Christian media watchdog group. “It's bad enough that young girls look up to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears as role models, and now they’re going to be playing with prostitute Barbie?”

“These dolls should be melted down and recycled,” insists Dice. “What’s next, a drug dealing Ken doll?”
( )
Elisabeth said “hell, no” she would not be giving it to her daughter. She said that girls need positive images, even in imaginary worlds. Sherri said Barbie used to have business suits or wear a safari outfit and you could tell your daughter they could be those things. She said that this Barbie just looks like a “ho.” Whoopi said that she didn’t go near Barbie as a child because she didn’t look like her. Joy said that Barbie did not like her, either, but looked like a bitch in her class at school. Whoopi said that this Barbie is not for six-year-olds and is for people who are fans of the comic book. Elisabeth said if you are an adult buying that, you’ve got some issues. Whoopi said that she was going to let it go because they don’t know what she is talking about. ( )

I do respect people's opinion, everyone thinks differently, especially when dealing with raising children. But, this opinion is also what we call diversity. I also have to mention that "the Black Canary Barbie" is a collector edition Barbie item, so not only is this particular Barbie doll not marketed to children, but each parent must do their own judgment about buying any toy, we, as adults, cannot forever protect our kids from seeing or learning things that we don't want them to learn, we live in a society, where visual communication is really big, look at what is broadcast on TV, published in magazines, around outdoors, or even at a friend's house? Have you ever seen a Bratz doll? Well, as I said, everyone has a different opinion, but we can't control what ours kids will learn or see out there, but we can definitely teach them what is right and what is wrong.
Imagine, if we did have to stop our lives, just to watch out for the future generation, if that's the case, then let's just burn the world and build a new one!
"Teach them that character, talent, a sense of modesty and a sense of their own value is just as important if not more important than appearance. Teach them that they are special and not made to be ogled by some bystander,” Liebau said.Read more:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2008 Barbie "I Can Be" Brazilian comecial

On this days is common find people who speak more than one language, so if you speak Portuguese, here you go!

Kelly Potty training?

I thought i had seen almost everything in Barbie collection. I really got surprise when I found this one...That's OK, i guess, but It wasn't much famous so...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2009 Holiday Catalog

Seeing my husband coming in the house today with the mails and a Barbie catalog, made me reminder the days when my dad could coming in the house with a mail for me, i would jump of happiness, specially when with that he would bring me a little gift from his work, or sometimes he would just mail something out addressed to me, from Barbie, Santa, or Easter bunny...really good memories...
But, Have you actually seen the new Barbie catalog? There are a loooooooooooooot great dolls in there...I will put some of them in here on the next posts.

Do you want to get one for free?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Barbie & Ken bride & groom doll Wedding 2008 AD

Christian Louboutin Barbie Doll

Christian Louboutin shoes are known for solid bright red sole and height. How about this one. No wonder a Barbie was created with his name behind...
Just look on HER shoes! Could you actually use them?

Barbra Streisand Barbie Doll

Nothing against Barbre Streisand...I actually remember being a kid and watch her movies, I still do! Also, she's a legendary singer, has 30 platinum albums and a couple of Oscars to her credit, and is the top-selling female artist in American music history. But, I really thing something doesn't look right with the doll, honestly, When i saw it, I didn't remember Barbre at all, I don't know, maybe because I didn't see the doll yet, I don't have it...But for me she looks a little off. Well, one more Pink label Barbie doll, I'm sure a true delight for fans and collectors alike!

Twilight Movie Barbie Doll

I had mentioned this release on the past...just a reminder...I really liked the figures.Based on designs straight from the smash film Twilight. Dolls of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen.

Barbie cell phone screen saver

I'm sure a lot people knows about this, I wouldn't be surprised... the kids from this days now knows everything about the latest technology. But, doesn't hurt to put it on here... if your cell phone has one of that SD memory cards, you can save any picture, as long is not too big, on your card and save it as a screen saver. Really cool! I actually, have right now this one. I just love it!

And, for the holidays I want this one: of course the 2009 Holiday Barbie. Isn't she gorgeous?

So, you'll need to have a cell phone with a SD memory card, a SD adapter, because the cell phones ones usually does not fit on the computer.

1-Go on google, search for the Barbie image

2-After saved, you can copy the image and paste on your SD card

3- And, you are already to enjoying your screen savers :-)

P.S: If you have the "Microsoft office picture manager"(to check if you have it, right click on the image you want to compress , you can compress your image if is too large. Just open your image on that program, go on open with and select the "Microsoft office picture manager" - open the image, on the top screen, you'll a see a picture tab, click on it and select "compress picture")

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barbie as a cake.

I got myself Looking on the last post and bringing memories of my 15Th Anniversary...I had a big party, the decoration was pink, purple and white, with a first dance "prince" and a Cristal shoe... just as the "sweet 16" kind here in US, and, also, I do remember that on my cake I had a Barbie Doll on. She had a dress just like mine, made by the same "Mistress" who had designed my dress. Good and unique memories...

Did you know??? Barbie Cake Sidney - Australia

As part of the 50Th year celebration of Barbie, in march 9Th of 2009, Mattel commissioned an almost 7 foot tall cake in Sidney Australia? A 2,645 lb cake and it was based on the limited edition of the 50Th Anniversary Barbie Doll. Wow!!! That was something...I'm wonder if everyone got a piece...

Monday, October 12, 2009

2009 Fab Girls Barbie Doll Comercial

Blonde Ambition Collection

This Collection was released as a celebrating for the 50Th anniversary of Barbie doll, they may design more, so far Mattel released:
Barbie doll as Marilyn Monroe.The doll is the debut doll in the Blondie Ambition Collection, a series celebrating the Blondie's we all love and admire. The doll wears a flawless golden gown inspired by one created for her by American costume designer William Travilla. The results are sophisticated, stylish, and sexy — so very Marilyn Monroe!
Designed by Sharon Zuckerman.

Barbie Doll as the Blondie bombshell Goldie Hawn. She looks absolutely groovy in her signature outfit from her comedic days on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In! Honor one of the most iconic entertainers in American history with this 2ND in a series of dolls that features Barbie as Goldie Hawn.

Barbie Doll as Heidi Klum. From the fashion runway to her hit reality TV show "Project Runway" Heidi Klum is one of a kind and this fabulous Barbie doll is no less sensational! Designed by designer Robert Best Heidi Klum is featured in a pink and gold sequenced mini-skirt with long gold earrings and matching stiletto heels. Barbie Doll as Heide Klum is the third doll in the Barbie Blondie Ambition Series, a series that celebrates the Blondie's we love and admire.

Well, I hope they keeping going...There are a Loooooooooooooooootttttt Blondie's to go!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Stacey - Barbie's friend - "British Pal"

Stacey Doll was introduced in 1968 as the new cool Mod friend. She was called the "British Pal" because she hailed from the mecca of hipness. Two versions was released.
Between 1968 and 1971, there were tree different Twist n' turn version and two different talking Stacey. The last Stacey doll was released by Mattel in 1971.

1- The Twist'n Turn

2- Talking Stacey

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"The Barbie Shop at Mall of America"

It's only around this time that I wish i lived in MN , seems like a lot "Barbie staff" happens around there because the Barbie Shop on the Mall of America. Well, if you are the fortunate way, keep a eye open for the next months, for this month is passed, but on November there are two days than "The Barbie Shop" will have something going on for the Barbie Doll fans. For more information:

"Real features Barbie Doll"

I have mentioned the new Mattel line before, but i just had a click about this today. I think Mattel is trying to get more and more to the "real girl world". The company recently released a African - American of Barbie dolls that actually brings more authenticity for what they represent.

"The dolls, which are part of the "So In Style" line have "fuller lips, a wider nose, more distinctive cheek bones and curlier hair," according to the world's biggest toymaker.",0,5528964.story

"So in Style celebrate the diversity of African-American Girls and
encourage positive themes" (Mattel)

That's great to have a business trying to work on the diversity/inclusion
discussion. We have to agree that everyone is different and with globalization we
do deal with a LOT different backgrounds. Way to go :-)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Looking for Barbie Costume?

A finding...

A funny and curious website, take a look!

Barbie of the month - October 2009 - Autumn Glory Barbie Doll

I was looking for a fall Barbie and I found this one!! She's gorgeous! The fantasy of fall is the inspiration for this dark-haired Barbie doll. She wears a charmeuse gown with petal layers in shades of glorious brown topped with a dark rust iridescent chiffon shawl. Golden earrings and soft rust-colored iridescent chiffon hair ornament complete the ensemble. Rich earth tones speak of autumn's abundance and the glory of each season.

Barbie Who?

Here it is another one... An easy one...

Did you guess?

Well, who said a 1996 Happy holiday Barbie for the "Barbie who " post did just right!

Midge: Barbie's best friend

Midge Hadley was first released in 1963. She had a fuller, gentler face mold that was less sexually intimidating than Barbie, although her body proportions were the same as Barbie and they both stood at 11 1/2 inches (292 mm) tall. This allowed the two dolls to be able to share clothes and accessories. She had "straight legs" that could not bend at the knee. A rare Midge with teeth was sold the first year and is now sought after by collectors.

One year later in 1964 the dolls that were sold had slightly longer hair.

Early in 1965, Wigs Wardrobe Midge was sold, and consisted of a Midge head with short molded hair and three wigs.

In 1965 Midge with bendable legs was introduced. She had shorter "bobbed" hair, like the American Girl Barbie, with a blue headband. Her swimming suit was different as well, and was now one-piece and striped.

She was know as Barbie's best friend until 1967, but only makes her next appearance in 1988 as California dream Midge.

The same mold, from the 1988 midge doll, was used to Coll time Midge doll.

She gets married to Allan in 1990.

Sea Holiday - Crosiere de Reve Midge doll from 1992.

In 1993 a reproduction Midge doll was released. A 30Th Anniversary version.

Barbie Hot Skating' MIDGE Doll - In-Line & Ice Skating (1994)

In 1997 a gift set was released as a Toys R Us exclusive. It was issued in honor of Midge's 35Th Anniversary.

1998 Barbie Doll Florida Vacation Midge.

In 2002 Midge as a mom, part of the happy family.