Thursday, August 16, 2012

The "If I Could Buy" List

No, I didn't buy any of these dolls....yet.  This is just a small list of dolls I would considering buying if I were still buying dolls.  All images are property of BarbieCollector.com

This Steven Burrows Pazette doll is just gorgeous.  I love her facial expression.

I love the African American Holiday dolls because they make the best older mothers in my stories.  They always put in the mind of Claire Huxtable from The Cosby Show.

The Indian DOTW Barbie is really pretty.  If she were looking straight on, I would definitely add her to the stories.....if I were buying, of course.

Another, if I could, I would doll.  I think this doll looks better in person than the promo pictures.  Something about that jacket is very nostalgic to me.  I think it's the jacket that I really want most of all.

This doll will make her way into my collection because I have to have the outfit and the handbag.  There is a question as to whether these clothes will fit bodies other than the Model Muse bodies.  From what I understand, some will fit the fashionista bodies, and some will not, mainly these jeans.  If you want to see the full collection beautifully displayed on other dolls, hop over to see my girl DIA77 on Flickr.  She is a great stylist and she has done wonders with this collection already.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/smm46/7762753376/


More from the Tim Gunn collection.  I need this blouse, the purse, and the glasses.  Below is one of the accessory packs.  Coats, boots, scarf.....got to have it.  Did you see Lt. Uhura with this coat on in DIA77 flickr picture.  Love it!





45 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with all of these, except that I'm not supposed to be spending right now either. They're all lovely. It's probably a good thing Katniss will be on her way soon or I'd have to find a way to buy her. But it's good to dream. :)

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    1. Alura - I'm sure I will probably buy Katniss. I need that jacket! She's a pretty doll, too.

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  2. There all so beautiful. Ahhh, good thing I ordered Katniss!

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    1. Verona - Congrats on getting Katniss!

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  3. I love the Tim Gunn doll and accessories. I have heard that they will be Target. I really hope so.

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    1. Georgia Girl - I heard the same rumor. I hope they are not more expensive at Target. The Barbie Basic accessory packs were $20 vs. $15 at BC.com. I'm sure they will have sales, too.

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  4. Love all of these. The only ones I'm likely to actually buy are the holiday barbie (when she goes on sale) and the Tim Gunn barbies.

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    1. Miss Lola - I probably won't end up with the Holiday Barbie, even though they are very pretty. Morristown is overflowing already.

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  5. oh my i have ordered the same holiday doll but the white one. nice dolls

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    1. jassica - Congrats on your Holiday Barbie!

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  6. When they go on clearance I'm totally getting the Tim Gunn dolls and accessory packs. Only one year to go, yay!

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    1. Muff - I don't think I am going to take a chance on the Tim Gunn doll with the yellow. ONLY because the BB 2.5 doll with the dark hair (Kim Kardashian)SOLD OUT on me and I can't find that doll anywhere (at regular price). I couldn't believe how quickly she sold out. I have been kicking myself ever since.

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    2. I missed out on the BB 2.5 dolls, too, Vanessa. Sniff. Baaaawwwwww! Nooooo faaaiiiirrrrr.

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    3. D7ana - I really thought they would produce lots of those articulated Model Muse dolls, since I'm sure people would have bought extras for bodies. Mattel is so backward thinking.

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  7. If I were buying now, I would get Steven Burrows Pazette, Indian DOTW Barbie, and Hunger Games Katniss. The Tim Gunn dolls, I would hold off for clearance time - a la Muff ;-) Possibly a wait-for-the-sale on the 2012 AA Holiday Barbie, too.

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    1. D7ana - Steven Burrows doll will never come my way because that is a collectible, don't play with doll, to me, and I don't buy those anymore. I am going to wait for a sale for most of the Tim Gunn items. I hope the Tim Gunn stuff sells really well.

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  8. Yeah, I'm with the whole sale/clearance thing like Muff and D7ana! I can't have another doll who is just standing there! COME ON Mattel, give us articulation for the money! Is the Pazette a new headsculpt or a darker version of another doll? I have a few dark doll I can't find bodies for so, right now, she would have to be a sale. I do like the new Fushia Fur Francie too. I can use a Liv body for her! Thanks for the link to DIA77!

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    1. Ms. Leo - I'm not good at identifying doll molds at a glance, so I don't know about the Pazette doll. She would be a collectible for me. She would be in my case with the Byron Lars dolls. I'm sure that outfit is probably sewn on her. I'm happy to see Fushia Fur Francie, but Francie was before my time, and I don't have a bond with her. DIA77 is wonderful at fashion styling and doing dios. You will enjoy her pictures.

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    2. Yes, thanks for the DIA77 link. She's got awesome styling.

      I don't care for the formally dressed collectible dolls so I'd do better to hold off until Pazette went on another, ideally poseable body. As Ms. Leo points out, the posing dolls are more fun.

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    3. D7ana - I have no real plans to spend $125 on a doll to sit in a cabinet. She is just a beautiful doll.

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    4. OMG! That's right. $125 ... wowza. Okay, she's off my list until she gets reduced. If she gets reduced, lol. No, better WHEN. This time, I'd like it to go like that.

      Selfish me ;-D

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  9. In some days I'll meet some of those beauties in flesh and bone (vinyl and paint??), but they're not my own... Still, I'll be glad to have them a long look... Love your wishlist, if I could buy I'd would choose most of them too!

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    1. Rossetti - I think a few will make it in. I will try to wait for a sale. Wish me luck!

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  10. I love all of them... but I am trying not to buy too many dolls right now. I would have jumped on the Tim Gunn dolls and accessories but I hate the markup on price. Yikes! The dolls aren't even articulated!
    Good luck on any future purchases Vanessa :)

    PS: Yes the Pazette doll is a new face mold!! She is gorgeous ^_^

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    1. Miranda - I've learned with Mattel that on most dolls I am buying heads and a $10 extra body, if I want to use the head. Sometimes I try to support the efforts when they listen to the collectors. How many have complained about the quality of the $3 - $5 clothes that Mattel puts out? They've asked for higher end clothes. Personally, I knew these collectors would not want to spend the price for these clothes. They want the nicer clothes for $3 - $5 price tag. So to get a outfit with jeans, a nice blouse, a nice blazer, a nice purse, shoes, for $30 is not bad. And they threw in a doll. If we look at the LIV doll outfits, they were $10 an outfit and made very cheaply, but they looked nice. People were buying them up. Let's look at La Boutique. Monthly purse $35. Monthly outfits close to $100 and up. People buy them up, no problem. Mattel, nicely put together outfit, with handbag and doll, $29.95. It's all relative to me. That miniature Tim Gunn book is priceless.

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    2. I see what you mean...and I agree they are fabulously styled dolls and are what collectors want. I probably would have already bought them but it is a really bad time of year with getting the kids ready for back to school. So no budget for dolls right now. I gotta be patient. I think that is was bugs me most...^_^

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  11. I ordered Katniss, but now regret a bit, looks like she's more pretty on promo photos then in real :/ but haven't seen her yet in person, maybe it just bad photos make her so chubby.
    I agree, Pazette's facemold is so beautiful. hope it will be used at some cheaper dolls as well.
    Tim Gunn sets are great, but in my opinion too expensive.

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    1. jewel snake - I hope you are pleasantly surprised with your Katniss doll. I think I like the real doll better.

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    2. Hey, that's right, Jewel Snake. Pazette is a new mold; Mattel won't hold off long before they create other dolls with that mold. (Rubbing hands together, cackling with glee.) Yes, yes, yes, my preciouses.

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  12. Love these dolls! I haven't visited BarbieCollector.com in awhile so the last two dolls are new to me. Thanks for letting me know. I'm now gonna go check out the website.

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  13. I love them all but I can't buy any. My one and only baby girl is off to college and I need to hold a few pennies just in case she needs them. Oh well I can dream right. Thanks for sharing the photos!!!!

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    1. Mustiwait - Newsflash, your daughter will need those extra pennies. LOL!

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  14. The Tim Gunn dolls will be available at Target. I ordered the blonde and her outfit at bc.com and got sent the brunette! I was told to send her back to get the correct doll but why bother, I was going to get her anyways. The doll switcharoo happened to quite a few other buyers too. I bought Katniss at TRU and think she looks really great.

    The metallic wave of BB were only sold at the BC.com shop and why they went fast. I'm really wanted to buy Fur and Fuchia Francie because I just love her face. Guess I will because I still have my 20.00 reward to use plus the 10.00 off from the sale.

    Agree that Dia77 has a great flicker page.

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    1. pattidolls - I stopped by one Target yesterday to see if by chance they had hit the shelves yet. I knew it was a long shot. I already plan to stop by another first thing in the morning. I want both dolls, too, but I want the blonde outfit first. I like that the Tim Gunn dolls are only going to be at BC and Target. I think it will help with the sales.
      This is the perfect time to get your Francie with the extra $10 off. My $20 reward was spent a month ago.

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  15. I saw both the Hunger Games doll and the DOTW Indian Barbie today. Katniss is definitely a nice doll and added to my wish list. The other interesting Barbie I saw was the cheerleader Barbie which appears to be fully articulated but to the Fashionista Barbie as she has screws in her elbow joints. Have you seen her?

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    1. Carrickters - I have not seen the articulated cheerleader Barbies. There are so many new dolls out there and some are showing up in very limited places.

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  16. Hello from Spain: my Barbies also need clothing and accessories designed by Tim Gunn. I adore this collection of Barbies but is exclusive to American stores. Keep in touch

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    1. Marta - I'm so sorry to hear the Tim Gunn dolls are only stateside. Bummer.

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  17. I like the new Barbies. I ordered the Stephen Burrows Barbie doll

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    1. Male Doll World - Congrats on getting the Stephen Burrows doll. I'm excited now. I can't wait to see your pictures of her.

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  18. I had taken a long break from Barbie. Each time I return, i quickly amass many, many new additions to my wish list. I agree the Tim Gunn Dolls and Accessory sets are must haves!!! Oh and did you see the DOTW-Brazil? Nice!

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    1. studioseven - I'm seeing all kinds of new dolls showing up. My wallet has gone into hiding. I did notice how unique the Brazil doll is. I was wondering if it was a new mold.

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  19. i too want the tim gunn dolls just for the outfits! need more buisness like attire for some of my girls! Vanessa- if you want the Hunger games Jacket i do have it and have no plans on using it for anything so its yours if you want!

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    1. william - Those Tim Gunn dolls have inspired me to sew. You can never have too many clothes. Thanks so much for offering the Hunger games jacket. You are a sweetheart. I really do believe I will be buying that doll soon. I think I will regret not getting her, if I pass it up.

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