Saturday, October 8, 2011

What I Got When I Went to Toys R Us Yesterday

Frannie and Vanessa, I guess you know me, lol. One of the dolls I got is the Sinatra Barbie doll; the other is Dolls of the World, Ken from Japan. Why? Well, first I was going to get the Rock Hudson set. I mean a good looking guy with a NOSE ... how could I resist? Hmmm .... $79.99 being too steep is how I resisted. The only other $79.99 set was Lucy and Desi. I would have bought them, but I'd only want Desi. And I don't like the way Mattel paints Desi's pupils to the far edge of his eye.

In my dream world, I would have bought the new Johnny Depp doll, but he was not among the available choices. (See how that Angelica choice, Vanessa, was a near miss?) Harley Davidson Ken was likewise, not available. And I had wanted the DOTW Ken anyway so I got him. He's getting out of his cartoony outfit as soon as I can decide what he should and can wear. Also DOTW Ken from Japan has these dreamy cheekbones. His features are different from other Kens.

Sinatra Barbie? Okay, I confess. The suit did it. Yes, I bought her for her black-white checked suit. And that gray plastic fedora hat. Sigh. Love the V-neck white shirt too.And the long black tie. I could work those pieces for my other dolls. And use that pale, poser body for one of my very fair dolls. Which one? You'll learn more in a future post.

For now, let's have the Buff Guy and the Gal-in-the-Suit.





11 comments:

MissSpottyJane said...

Congrats! Looks like your plans for them are the same as mine. I want to get Sinatra mostly for that suit, it's a novelty to get a collector Barbie pants suit.

limbe dolls said...

The shoes that come with the Sinatra suit are phenomenal!

Vanessa said...

So close. I plan to get the Sinatra doll on a sale soon. That suit is definitely worth it.

Niel Camhalla said...

Great choices, Dana! I would have picked the same if only they had the same offer here. :)

D7ana said...

Hi MSJ, and yes, I agree with you about the rarity of finding pants suits on Mattel collector dolls. And this one being so snazzy. I like the fedora, too.

Hi Limbe Dolls! Yes, they are spectacular spectators, those shoes ;-D

Hi Niel! Thanks - great minds think alike ;-D. Say, does toysrus.com ship overseas? Is there a TRU that would do so?

Niel Camhalla said...

Shipping costs would defeat the idea of discounts. Hehehe.

Papillon Bleu said...

This is a VERY sexy Sinatra!he!he!he!

Dolls On Top said...

oohhh wow! I love the outfit of the Sinatra Barbie,,,I'm wondering if it's available in my local toy store tho :P

D7ana said...

Niel, I forgot about the HIGH cost of postage. Bites tongue. Too true, that would defeat the sale. Not to mention not being able to pick out the exact one that you would like. (Screening differs on the same doll and sculpting can, too.)

Vanessa, I look forward to seeing one of your gals rocking that Sinatra suit.

Papillon Bleu, I agree ... love the long tie, hmmm?

Dolls on Top, I am crossing my fingers for you. Between typing ;-D

CaffeineCowgirl said...

So, these are the dolls! :D That Sinatra gal sure is cute (I have a soft spot for nice suits, too) but I'm not too keen on her makeup... I guess I'll try to find just her ensemble somewhere. :') (like the majority of the people here *laughs*)

D7ana said...

Hi Caffeine Cowgirl! Meant to get this comment posted before.

Yes, the Sinatra Barbie's makeup is a little heavy (little? ha!); the Oktoberfest Barbie and several Fashion Fever Barbies have similar makeup.

Oh but the suit ... going to have to try that on several others. I can see the line forming now. I hope that you and the others interested find spare suits although I suspect the suit will be harder to find separate ;-P