Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Series: Mixis Biracial/Multiracial Dolls

Late last night, while tormenting myself with the low cost of the Rebelde sets on Amazon.com and seeking online photos of the actual dolls, I discovered a new series of dolls. The doll series is called Mixis, and they are created by YNU Group, Incorporated.

(Aside, it is the nature of doll and action figure collectors to seek new figures to obsess over. Keeps the thrill of the hunt alive. Always something on the horizon.)

(Aside 2, actually, I was checking for Rebelde photos when I came across a blurb about Kmart seeking ethnic dolls. So I HAD to investigate -- collector = curious -- and zap! I saw these gorgeous new-to-me dolls. I HAVE to have them, of course. But I was not actively seeking them. They came to my notice.)

Here are the website links for the company and for the website showing the dolls. The dolls are available at Dolls Like Me.

They remind me of the Get Set Club dolls produced locally around 1999. Sigh. Those dolls weren't out long; they didn't take. I liked and like them. They aren't as pretty as Barbies, but they have definite noses and intelligent faces. Not that all Barbies look like bimbos. (Better watch myself; might get in trouble with Mattel. And I tithe to them so often, that would be a shame. Note the Rebelde obsession.)

Someone has to go through her collection and start purging.

Hands Up, Surrender ... Rebelde Online Purchase

Okay, I don't know how to explain this but knowing that Amazon.com had two of the Rebelde sets for sale for $16.99 ... that was driving me crazy. I really wanted to wait to see the dolls in the vinyl. I really wanted to buy local. Cross my heart and all that. Or if nothing better, I wanted to pick the facial screening and hairline that I liked best from the store assortment. Sigh. Then I checked today and instead of seeing Roberta and Diego AND Mia and Miguel on sale for $16.99 each pair, I saw only Mia and Miguel at the sale price.


Ran for my credit card, typed the numbers in, and secured Mia and Miguel for my collection.

I mean, suppose they NEVER reach Philly? Would I wait until they are 5x the original price on eBay? Or never have them at all? No. So I had to buy them now.

Well, at least I don't have any Mias.

And I will be able to get Diego and Giovanni locally. Sigh. Although I think that Giovanni will be elusive.

Seeking Rebelde Guys in the Vinyl II

The Rebelde Guys are not available at this time at the Toys R Us in Wyncote yet. I haven't seen them in the South Philly Walmart or the South Philly Target either. I think that they might not be available until later in the year here in Philly. Closer to the holidays, perhaps ....