Saturday, July 11, 2009

Barbie 2010 Doll Previews

No photos - just names and descriptions from The Doll Genie:

2010 Barbies

Let's start with the Ladies of the 80s dolls. Cyndi Lauper and Joan Jett are two iconic singers from the 1980s listed. Can I hope for Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Gloria Esteban, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Paula Abdul, and Donna Summers? And on NEW headmolds, please? Saying please with whipped cream and a cherry on top ....

The Dolls of the World series continues with Italy and Russia. There must be a short list of approved companies because those countries have been represented before. Not arguing against their inclusion. Just curious why the same countries keep popping up. A desire NOT to challenge our country knowledge base? Sigh.

Then there's a My Favorite Black Barbie series to open with the 1980s Black Barbie. I have the original 1980s Black Barbie with the Steffie head mold. Pretty doll. Hmmm. It will be interesting to see which dolls are chosen for this series ... will we collectors get repeats of the Black-only issued dolls like the Fashion Savvy Collection and the Shani trio or the inimitable African American Oreo Barbie, possibly the shortest-lived Black Barbie on the market.

Whoa ... I better watch out or I'll get sued. Sigh. Me, I would add the Oreo Black Barbie because of the OMG-they-didn't-factor along with an explanation of the cultural significance. Sigh again. Then again, I am NOT in charge of a large doll and toy company. The world is a safer place. And I sit here safe.


Tiffany Tran said...

Italy and Russia sounds boring.

D7ana said...

Hmmm ... they could be interesting if the dolls have new facemolds. Let's hope for interesting faces - we can always debox and redress them ;-D

Accessories ... mini souvenirs could also help. Doll-sized postcards or themed trinkets, I mean. Maybe a openable diorama that the doll could be photographed against .... Brow furrowed, channeling wishes to Mattel.

Anonymous said...

One of the Ladies of the 80's will be Debbie Harry. Also, regarding a couple of the names you mentioned: it's actually spelled Gloria ESTEFAN and Donna SUMMER. ;)

D7ana said...

Oh, I get big demerits on the Debbie Harry blooper, thanks for calling my attention to that.

I apologize to Gloria ESTEFAN and her fans and to Donna SUMMER and her fans for misspelling their names. Thanks for that catch, too, Anonymous ;-D