Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Walmart Update: Mattel Star Trek Dolls

The Walmart outside the Franklin Mills Mall has

Mattel Star Trek Kirk, Spock, and Uhura Barbie for $43.98 each.

These dolls represent the actors in the upcoming Star Trek movie (prequel?) opening this Friday in Philadelphia. I'm not a Star Trek fan - so I'll pass on those dolls unless I see them on sale Ross-style. They are a step up from the first Mattel Barbie and Ken Star Trek duo produced in 1996, but nothing special. Again the company used existing face molds. Shrug. There are plenty of other dolls and action figures to buy.

Barbie Finds at Big Lots

Yesterday at the Big Lots outside Franklin Mills Mall, I saw two of the Barbie Disco dolls:

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Barbie (Blonde)

Celebrate, Disco Doll! Barbie (Brown hair)

Each doll cost $12.99. A friend picked up the Celebrate, Disco Doll! (African American) for me for my birthday; she saw a few of them at the Norristown Big Lots. These dolls seem to have the Model Muse body - extra thin.

The Franklin Mills Mall also had two My Scene Masquerade Madness outfits, for $1.00 EACH. They were the last two out at the time, and I got them. Hudson's boxing outfit and Ellis' pirate outfit. The other two outfits, Sutton's vampire outfit and River's rock star outfit, might be available at another Big Lots.

Note: the Norristown Big Lots has a larger toy section than the Franklin Mills store.