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Monday, December 19, 2011

Joe's List

I really wish I hadn’t surfed across Joe’s List - Joe Blitman’s Fashion & Celebrity Dolls. OMG he has an extensive offering of hard-to-find doll collectibles for sale. There’s an African-American Barbie Convention Doll Set I could die for but $400 is just not in my budget right now. Arrgh!

He also offers other Convention items as well as mint condition clothing and accessories. Check out the other Mattel fashion dolls available as well as fashion dolls by other manufacturers.

Barbie and computer gadgets are my weaknesses so Joe’s site will definitely be a struggle for me to avoid spending money. Please pray for me...I am so serious.


© 2011, Don’t Just Play Barbie…Be Barbie!,
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas

My friend, Rona, sent me this cute Barbie Christmas photo and I'm sharing with you. Please share photos of your new Barbies you receive or purchase for Christmas. Remember the reason for the Season. Smooches...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Multicultural Mashup: Fenella Layla Barbie

I received my Byron Lars Fenella Layla Barbie in the mail. She’s beautiful as are all of his dolls but her outfit leaves a lot to be desired. I think I see the multicultural mashup concept of the design but it lacks the funky, fashion forward, awe-inspiring flavor I’ve come to expect to adorn a Byron Lars Barbie.

Instead, the outfit looks thrown together. There’s not nearly enough Kente cloth shown. The plaids are overpowering and make the design feel “heavy". After reading an interesting post on the Black Doll Collecting blog, I find that under the Byron Lars design name, Fenella Layla Barbie was actually designed by Ann Driskill.

I usually like Driskill’s designs. I’m looking forward to more great ones from her in the future. I’m still adding this to my Barbie Collection and looking forward to the next Byron Lars Barbie.

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lucille Ball!

Lucille Ball would have been 100 years old today. Here's a clip from one of my favorite I Love Lucy episodes.

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The Bratz vs. Barbie War Continues?

The latest round in the Bratz vs. Barbie war goes to Bratz toymaker MGA. Mattel has been ordered to pay $309M. Read more here.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Model Confusion?

Here are close-up shots of the Model No. 01 or No. 04 in No. 1's dress? She is not disturbed in the box so I guess this is an error and she's way more valuable than the $20 plus tax I spent for her. Hmmm...?

By the way, I purchased her from the Target in North Miami, FL.

New Addition to My Barbie Basics Collection

I was pleased to find this lovely doll to add to my collection. She is Model No. 1 from the Barbie Basics Collection Red, a Target exclusive.

I love the electric red color against her ebony skin and the Goddess of Africa face mold is one of my favorites. She was the only one on the shelf so I was blessed to find her.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Barbie Exhibit at Old Davie School Historical Museum

I surfed across an article about a Barbie exhibit essentially in my backyard. Three collectors are sharing over 400 dolls with the community in one of the historic sites in South Florida. I do hope to swing an interview or at least some photos soon. If I do, you know I will share on this blog.

If you're in South Florida or will be visiting before the exhibit closes on August 19, do stop by for a visit. Here are details from the Museum's website:


Come and see hundreds of fashion dolls from all different eras on display in our museum. If you love fashion, you'll enjoy this exhibit.
If you love dolls, you'll be in heaven!

Tour times: Tue-Saturday 10-2pm
Cost: $7/adults $5/children (12 & under)
Children 3 & under free

Old Davie School Historical Museum
6650 Griffin Rd.
Davie, FL 33314

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My Life According to Barbie

Check out this super cute Barbie photo blog by Stacy McAnulty,  My Life According to Barbie. She’s also written a book by the same title. It’s available on via Kindle.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Don't Just Play Barbie, Be Barbie Listed in Top 40 Doll Collecting Blogs

Smooches and best wishes for a pink and pretty day go out to one Ms. Carrie Oakley who honored this blog by listing us among the Top 40 Doll Collecting Blogs. Woo-hoo! Yes, we are blushing.

Thank you, Carrie and thank you to everyone who reads this blog. Stop by Carrie's blog and say hello. Remember to make 2011 fabulous!

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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.