Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Blonde Collection

If I had a million dollars, I would have a lot of fun going through the Barbie "The Blonde Collection" catalog. But since I don't, I'll have to admire the fun, quirky products in it.

Check out the digital catalog here.

The Farrah Fawcett Barbie has received some press attention, and I think it's a good likeness to the iconic image. (You can take home one of your own for $1,500!)

My favorite thing? The retro art. I'd happily hang that on my wall. And at $275, it's a steal! (Well, at least compared to the Farrah Barbie.)

The Gold Standard, a collection of 40 dolls, already is sold out! (Price = $5,000)

What do you like?

Monday, November 15, 2010

All I Want for Christmas... an immersion blender. Seriously. I think it would be a great addition to my collection of kitchen gadgets.

I had planned to make this a post of the different Barbie dolls I wanted Santa to give me, but truth be told, there are not a lot available at the moment that I find truly exciting.

Certainly, I want the Holiday Barbie. I've got all of them but the first two. And I wouldn't mind getting the corresponding Hallmark ornament as well. I've got most of those, too.

The Dolls of the World Landmark Collection also is pretty cool.

But that's about it.

No Twilight dolls.

No Bond girls.

No Barbie pillows, scarves or umbrellas. (Anyone else annoyed Mattel mixes this stuff in the shopping section with the dolls?)

What's on your holiday Barbie list?

Friday, November 12, 2010

What Do You Think?

The new has been around for about a week. What do you think? Do you like it more or less than the old site?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Looking for a $25,000 Gift?

For the Barbie-lover who has everything, FAO Schwartz is offering a special-edition Barbie foosball table for the bargain price of $25,000, according to this article.

Don't expect to just drop into the New York City location and pick this up, however, It's available only for special order by contacting the New York FAO location, and delivery time is three to four weeks.

Only eight foosball tables will be made for sale, so get yours now!

Luckily, for your purchase, FAO will throw in free shipping. What a deal!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

There's an App for That

I have an iPhone. I love the technology. I hate AT&T. Seriously. It's horrible service, but I can't tell the company to stick it's sucky service where the sun don't shine, because I need my apps. What would my life be like without them? If I didn't have weather, games or Facebook at the touch of my finger?


It would be 2000s. Scary.

For those of you who share a similar close relationship with your Apple products, you can add Barbie to your app collection.

Choose from Doll'd Up Nails, Barbie Fahionistas or I Can Be.

The last option only works with the iPad, while the first two work with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New (And Deals For You)

Mattel is launching a new today! To celebrate, Mattel is offering 25 percent off of purchases today (beginning at midnight central on Nov. 3). Shoppers also can get a special gift when they purchase any Barbie Basics or Christian Louboutin products and enter to win a price in the grand re-opening sweepstakes.

Here are the details on the discount:
The 25 percent off discount is good from Midnight through 11:59 p.m. central on Nov. 3. The 25 percent off discount will appear in the shopping cart.

No purchase is necessary for the sweepstakes, which begins Nov. 3 at 12:01 a.m. central and ends Nov. 9 at 11:59 p.m. central.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hot Pink

Mattel adds a dash of Barbie’s favorite color to the four dolls in Barbie Basics 1.5. (Hint: It rhymes with “ink” and starts with a “p.”)
The four new collectible dolls keep the little-black-dress theme as the original twelve, but each incorporates a dash of pink: Two with pink ribbons on their dresses, one with a pink belt and one sassy lady with a chunky pink cuff on her wrist. 
That sassy lady is my favorite. Not only is she No. 13 with a new head mold (Generation Girl) in the Barbie Basics line, but she also is rocking a pixie hair cut and a fierce dress. I also happen to own shoes very similar to hers, but that’s a separate obsession…er…matter entirely.
The other three in the 1.5 series are cute, with Model No. 3 – Collection 1.5 coming in as my second favorite. 

What do you think about the new additions?