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Saturday, November 27, 2010

How Many Dolls Do You Have? Don't Ask Sharon the Barbie Lady of Arlington, TX! [PHOTOS]

OMG! Check out these pictures of the collection of one Ms. Sharon the Barbie Lady of Arlington, TX! I am so keeping the pictures for my family and friends who are amazed (and complain) about the number of Barbies I have. LOL Sharon's collection includes over 900 Barbies and over 100 Kellys/Tommys.

Sharon has been collecting for over 15 to 20 years. She has a very understanding husband who custom built floor-to-ceiling cases for her in a room in their home. Keep him, Sharon and does he have a single brother? What a collection! I could sleep so peacefully in that room.

Thank you so much for sharing your collection with us, Ms. Sharon! Smooches...

P.S.  If you want to share photos of your collection, don't be shy! E-mail them to

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Barbie Basics Model No. 8 Red Collection

Thanks to a great friend, I am the happy owner of two of this hard-to-find Target Exclusive Barbie Basics Model No. 8 from the Red Collection. I am partial to Afrocentric hairstyles so I fell in love with the curls on this doll in the promo photo. For dolls that I really love, I try to get two --- one to collect that remains in the box and one to "accessorize". One of the reasons I love the Basics collections is the opportunity to release some creativity in dressing and redressing the dolls. To keep my collections complete, I may be forced to get the other two dolls in the Red Collection. Anyhoo, I'll share more later. Smooches...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Barbie as Cleopatra

I received the latest Barbie Collector catalog in the mail today. The Barbie Doll as Cleopatra is on the cover and I may want to add her to my collection but I want to see her in real life before spending $100. I have plans to redress other dolls in her attire.

If you already own this Barbie or have seen the actual doll, let us know what you think of it. Thanks. Smooches...
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Monday, June 21, 2010

“Mad Men” Dolls Featured in Barbie Collector Catalog

I have never watched the television show, "Mad Men" --- not one episode or portion of an episode. That may change after seeing the fashions on the cover dolls on the latest Barbie Collector catalog. I absolutely adore the up-do, black belted dress and accessories on the Joan Holloway doll and the darling floral party dress on the Betty Draper doll complete with a lovely pearl necklace. Not usually one for the male doll fashions, I do like the attire on the Roger Sterling doll and Don Draper doll.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miss Angola Wins Ninimomo Mini-Pageant

As soon as my campaign is over, I’m going to sell some of my Barbies and buy Ninimomos. I have had enough of admiring them online. I really, really want some. Take a look at this creation that won one of their mini-pageants. Miss Angola is absolutely gorgeous.

If you haven’t checked out their doll pageants, it’s a must for doll collectors. The workmanship of their customized dolls is unbelievable – especially the detailed beading and fabulous hair re-roots and face re-paints. Check out the other delegates in this pageant and other pageants online.

Oh yeah, before she was Miss Angola, she was Lt. Uhura Barbie.
Do check out the Ninimomo doll pageants for more amazing transformations.


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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More Barbie Controversy: Basic Model No. 10 Too Risque!

It seems one doll in the Barbie Basics Collection is causing a controversy in Minnesota. The particular doll, No. 10 (the one one the far right), is too risqué for children according to one mom. She’s correct. The doll is too risqué for children, that’s why the Barbie Basics Collection targets adult doll collectors, not children. Perhaps placement of the product should be addressed rather than pulling the doll from shelves.

A similar controversy arose a few years ago with Mattel’s Lingerie Barbie series. Mattel discontinued the Lingerie series but not before changing the doll’s signature lingerie to something more acceptable. Once again, those dolls were for adult collectors; not for little kids who may terrorize the doll with haircuts, underwater swimming or even beheading.

Let’s go back further to 1980 when the first Black Barbie hit the shelves and the thigh high cut of her red wrap skirt caused a stir. Heck, if we go all the way back to Barbie’s beginnings, her origin has always been a bit controversial since some say she was based on a German cartoon character and adult toy of questionable repute called Bild Lilli.

All Barbies are not for children. Be sure to select one (or more) that's age appropriate and don't get your knickers in a knot.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Helpful Video Series for Barbie Collectors [VIDEO]

I surfed across this helpful video on how to keep track of a Barbie collection. Several years ago I was really meticulous about keeping track of my collection. Unfortunately, I haven’t done that in quite some time. Instead of cataloging my collection, I think I’m going to really downsize this time and sell most of them online.

Check out the video series of tips on Barbie collecting from Sonja Fischer. Happy collecting! Have a pink and pretty day.

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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.