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.)

7 comments:

Ms. Leo said...

Hey, I saw them there too! I can't tell if it is your pictures or my computer but the dresses look orange. I think both doll look better in the orange than the red!! Maybe that should be the next color but it will probably be blue or brown.

D7ana said...

Ack! That's my adjusting the color: the dresses are a tomato-ey red.

My guess is that the dress colors changed for Target, and that the standard color will be black. Just my guess though.

Niel Camhalla said...

Vitamin C uses the Mbili mold? I didn't know that...

I like the Mbili mold. I can understand why you want to collect more. Me, I could use some more. :)

D7ana said...

Hi Niel!

I'm going to double check. I thought I read that Vitamin C Barbie uses the Goddess [of Africa] head mold. I have her so I can check and take a photo comparison.

AilanthusAltissima said...

These are cute! More enablement. I don't have room for another doll, but...

D7ana said...

I know, I know, Kim!

I soo do not have room for more dolls. I am selling several before I allow myself to get more. There are sooo many that I want.

Enabler caught in her own net ;-P, that's me.

E. A said...

Wow, a Mbili sculpt with curly hair! How sexy. She was sold out in my local Target when I went to check, though. :'(