Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Toys R Us Sale!
Today I stopped by ToysRUs to buy my granddaughter a belated birthday gift. I got her the cutest little talking Dora doll. I walked down the Barbie aisle and there were sale signs all over. There were two promotions. One was spend $30 on Barbie doll or accessories, and get $10 off (Collector dolls not included). Now how could I pass that up. I was good though, I only walked out with two dolls. They are both part of the new Barbie Life series. I like the Midge as is. The other dolls are a little too cartoonish for my taste, but the articulated bodies and the clothes are a plus.
The bodies are different than the fashionista bodies. The vinyl is better quality, but I'm still on the fence as to whether the bodies are better. The clothes are nicer. The jackets are separate from the outfit. Both outfits are one piece, and Racquelle's black leggings are separate. These dolls come with real lashes. I am not crazy about the look on Racquelle's face, but she has the most luxurious feeling hair. I wish I could transfer the hair to another doll. I am ecstatic about her cute little outfit and her handbag is nice.
I almost forgot to tell you about the second ToysRUs promo. It was buy one doll and get one for 40% off. Chances are Collectibles aren't included, but I can't be sure.
Now, I have a funny story for you. Last week my boyfriend spent a week in NY with his 6 yr old niece, Briana, and her 10 yr old brother. I met Briana last year when she was 5. Talk about drama queen! Capital D. Capital Q. I felt like I was dealing with a 12 yr old. So much attitude and personality. Anyway, my boyfriend showed her my videos and my blog during his visit. She called me near the end of his visit to say she wanted to buy some dolls. I told her I had a few dolls I could just send her. She told me to make sure they were black dolls. The day after my boyfriend returned home, he got a call from his brother, stating that Briana had thrown away all of her Barbie dolls. When asked why, she said because they were all white, and she wanted black dolls like I had. I had no idea that none of her dolls were black dolls. So, initially I had selected three dolls to send to Briana. I have increased it to seven. They are dressed and ready to go. I included the Spongebob I found at the local thrift store, because my boyfriend said they watched a lot of Spongebob while he was there.
Hopefully she will be happy with her new dolls. If not, I'm sure I will hear about it from the drama queen herself.