Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Temptations at Target
I saw two of the Red Collection Barbie Basics (Target exclusives): No. 1, the pale, blond Barbie and No. 8, the brown-skinned, red haired Mbili. Big whoop, huh? Big whoop, YES! The Target Mbili has curly hair. Whoo, hoo! Textured hair.
Oh, I could curse Mattel for their artistry. The curly-hair makes that Mbili-faced doll pop. Even though I remind myself that I have several Mbili-faced dolls already - the first Raven, two AA Zodiac Barbies, Princess of South Africa, Vitamin C, and the first SIS Kara doll – I find myself considering this doll. Never mind that I want at least one each SIS character Trichelle, Chandra, and possibly Grace. Ah but is it Mattel or the weakness in me? The collector bug?
Aside: Target has the Princess to Frog Tiana on sale for $6.22 though. Possibly because they want to move on to the next Mattel-Disney franchise, Rapunzel. (Rapunzel dolls are now available.)