Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reminder: Mixis Sunshine Dolls $29.99; Outfits $15.00

Great news for Mixis fans who want to complete their Sunshine Doll set OR their Inspired Clothing collection: the sale at the Mixis web site AND at Dolls Like Me* continues.

The Sunshine Dolls - Emerald, Houda, Opal, and Rosa - cost $29.99 each while the Inspired Clothing outfits costs $15 each. The sale lasts til the year's end or the supply runs out. Note: the Dolls Like Me website shows Rosa and Houda and the eight outfits; Emerald and Opal are not up on that website. So to receive those two dolls at the sale price, you will need to place your order through the Mixis web site directly.

If you order through the Mixis website, please remember when you reach the Mixis store splash page, that you need to click on the Promo Login choice and then to enter the promo code 'mixisrock' to reach the sales page. Otherwise, you will see the Mixis items at the regular price of $49.00 for the Sunshine dolls and the outfits from $17-25 each.

For me, the Mixis are the dolls I would have asked for when I was a child, were I able to imagine them at that time. The Mixis just lack the twist waist that was introduced in my childhood dolls. The Mixis dolls have attractive, ethnic faces with NOSES that have bridges, fuller lips, and normal-sized feet. Feet they can STAND on, depending on the shoes. They have a more natural, wholesome build - so they promote a more realistic weight than most Barbies and most Barbie clones. Even overlooking their decent quality clothes and their fine, fine, fine footwear and handbags and backpacks, these dolls would bring instant class and coolness to any doll and action figure collection.

For photos of the Mixis undressed and compared to other larger dolls, check this link and this link from previous posts.

So happy hunting! May you get the Mixis or Mixis plural of your choice.

*Note: I bought my first Mixis dolls from Dolls Like Me at an Expo; I had no problem. However, there have been complaints about customer service and problems receiving items from this vendor so you might want to make your purchase in person, if possible. A collector has shared her negative experience in the comments section here, and I have read about problems with employee theft at Dolls Like Me on a Yahoo Group.


Black Doll Enthusiast said...

Thanks for the reminder! I wondered if quantities had been exhausted and/or if the sale was ongoing. I enjoy the Mixis dolls for all of the same reasons you mentioned. More articulation would be appreciated, however. Other than that, the dolls and their clothing are very well made. dbg

D7ana said...

You're welcome, Debbie! Glad to remind you and others - I'm holding out for more dolls in 2010.

Joint bend knees and a twist waist would have set the Mixis down as "perfect," but despite the articulation limits, they are attractive, quality dolls.

Tanz_Fanatika said...

I still say buy from Dolls Like Me with extreme caution. I had to fight tooth and nail to get a refund for the outfit they never sent and the person who finally deigned to talk to me was preachy and rude. This bad experience ruined these dolls for me. I may eventually order the Chinese outfit I wanted so badly (from the Mixis site, of course), but right now, the very thought of Mixis irritates me, something I shared with the Mixis company. They ought to know that people selling their products are making customers not want to purchase them.

D7ana said...

Tanz Fanatika, thanks for sharing this information. I will check on other vendors for Mixis dolls and update this post to include this caveat.

I feel sorry that the bad vendor experience soured you on the dolls; the dolls themselves are exceptional.

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

Yes, the dolls are exceptional. Please do not fault the dolls for the bad experience with DLM. Order directly from the Mixis website if you desire additional dolls/items (before the sale ends). dbg

D7ana said...

Thanks, DBG! The Mixis dolls are singular; they are well manufactured, well-dressed, and exceptional (guess I'm repeating there, but that's how I think/feel about them).

Alison said...

Thanks for the reminder of these dolls--every time I see photos of them, I remember how gorgeous they are and how I need more of them! For the price point, I think they are quite good.

D7ana said...

Hi Alison! I hope you are able to get the Mixis (single or plural) that you want and at the sale price. I'm happy with mine and hoping for more dolls in this series. Fingers crossed ;-D