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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sneak Peek: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie

I've posted previouslyabout the upcoming release of the Barbie doll in honor of the 5oth anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As you can see, she's pivotal, not a surprise but where's the umbrella?

Her eyelashes appear to be rooted and her hair is in a natural hairstyle.

This doll is scheduled for a December 2008 release. I am looking forward to adding her to my collection.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks.


Friday, August 15, 2008

AKA Barbie Online!

For everyone who's asked, you can purchase the AKA Centennial Barbie at BarbieCollector.com. She sells for $49.95 and there is a 5 doll per order limit. :(

Monday, August 11, 2008

Official Response on the AKA Barbie



I've received a few questions about the AKA Barbie: where she can be purchased, when she'll be available and how much she costs. I've only been able to share what I've learned through Sorority communiqu├ęs and information shared on the Barbie Bulletin Board.


One of my sisters actually got an official response from Barbie Collector and here it is:








Subject: FYI: [Fwd: Re: Barbie Collector
by Mail Order]

I got tired of all the speculations; so I contacted them
myself.


From: Barbie Collector Customer
Service
<customerservice@barbiecollector.com>
Date:
2008/08/07 Thu PM 08:57:08 CDT
Subject: Re: Barbie Collector by Mail
Order

Dear Barbie Collector Customer,

Thank you for asking about
the Alpha Kappa Alpha Barbie doll. The AKA Centennial Barbie doll, which honors
Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first sorority established by black women, was unveiled
to sorority members during their Centennial event held July 11-18, 2008, in
Washington, D.C.



Ordering information and official
pictures of the doll will be available beginning August 15, 2008, on
barbiecollector.com.

Please continue to check our website for further
information on this exciting new doll. Thank you for your
patience.

Sincerely,

Barbie(R) Collector Customer
Service
Phone: 1-800-491-7514
Hours: Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Central Time
E-mail address:
customerservice@barbiecollector.com


Original Message
Follows:
------------------------

Barbie Collector by Mail Order



Customer Email address:

When is
the Alpha Kappa Alpha Barbie going to be on your website?









Friday, August 08, 2008

Barbie Fan Club Chat

I participated in my first BFC (Barbie Fan Club) chat last night. The guests were designers Robert Best, Sharon Zuckerman, Bill Greening and Linda Kyaw.


The conversation was fast-paced and covered a number of topics. I was excited about plans for a new black Silkstone doll in 2009 and a reproduction of the Julia doll.

Mattel is going to force me to eat peanut butter to save for all of the dolls I want. Ha! I actually had my Barbie addiction under control at one point. Now, I think I may need to try a 12-step program.

Coincidentally, I was speaking with a young lady in my office today. She had no idea about the groundbreaking Julia television series and proceeded to remind me that she was born in 1989. Aarrgh!


Anyhoo, here's a photo of the Julia doll and a link to more information about the television series starring the legendary Diahann Carroll.






I'm looking forward to purchasing the Julia reproduction doll and the new Silkstone.




Wednesday, August 06, 2008

My AKA Barbie Arrived!


My Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Barbie arrived in the mail and she is gorgeous! I love her and can hardly wait until my second doll arrives so I can redress one of my other Barbies in the fabulous dress and those lovely shoes.

Actually, I probably need to wait until I get a doll for my mom who is also a sorority member and several nieces and god-daughters who I expect to pledge as soon as they get the opportunity.

As I reassess my Barbie needs, I think I'll need at least 10 more AKA Barbie dolls. Wow, I guess I'll have to change my spending habits to fit those purchases in my personal budget. I don't care; those dolls are worth it.

NOTE: I do not represent all of these photos as my own; these are photos of Barbie and other dolls that I find to be fabulous! If you are the actual photographer and would like to be credited, send me an e-mail.