Saturday, January 18, 2014
Barbie Style Review
I took a trip to ToysRUs a few days ago, armed with a 15% off coupon. I was looking for the Keisha doll, Kenya's little sister. Unfortunately, there weren't any Kenya dolls to be had. I didn't want to leave the store with that coupon, so I decided to buy one of the new Barbie Style dolls, mainly for research purchases. Ha!
TRU had three of the four dolls. Of the three, I had to go with this cute outfit.
Here are three of the original fashions. There is a fourth outfit that has the white fur collared jacket, green army pants, and a horizontal striped top.
Inside the package, they show the four different outfits, mixed and matched. From this picture it looks like the red vest is separate from the black shirt. The handbag shown here comes with the Racquel doll.
I saw the fringe bag in person. It's really nice, but I didn't like the original outfit as much as I liked the others. The next one I plan to get is the Racquel doll. I really like her outfit, too.
There's a black bracelet with the doll that isn't shown here.
I love the articulation of this doll. It's better than the articulation for the DreamHouse Barbies.
She can bend at the upper torso.
She can do an awesome back flip.
Now she's just showing off.
She can even do a full split.
She has the nice bendable knees. I know some don't like these knees, but they are a godsend to people who do dios.
These dolls retail for $19.99 at TRU. This probably means they will be $2 cheaper at Walmart and Target. I think it's well worth the price. We were paying about $12 for an articulated body with a crappy outfit. Then we were paying $6 - $8 for the Barbie and Ken individual clothes packs, that were still not that stylish. That puts us at $18 - $20. These dolls, even at $20 are worth it to get individual pieces that we can mix and match with other outfits. The Dreamhouse dolls retail for $17+. They have decent outfits, but the articulation is a little funky.