If you’re a doll collector, you surely know the struggle of not being able to identify a new doll, especially if you’ve bought it secondhand or at your local thrift market. Here are some things to try! Look at the Body On the back of most dolls, there is a marking with a year. This… Continue reading How To Identify Barbie Dolls – Resources, Websites and Tips To Help!
Do you ever just look at something that somebody else has made and think ‘that is so amazing! How on Earth did they think of that?’ Yeah, me too. 😅 Especially when watching MyFroggyStuff! So creative! However, we all know who Froggy is, right? (Unless you’re new to the doll-world, or have just perhaps been living… Continue reading 3 Creative Barbie Accounts To Follow When You Need Crafting Inspiration! (Who You Probably Don’t Already Know)
Hey everyone! So today I wanted to write about my Ultimate Barbie Wishlist -basically, series which I really like and I would like to collect more of! These list goes in order from ‘I want these’ to ‘I REALLY DESPERATELY want these.’ 5. Generation Girls (image via Galaxy @ Mharena on Flickr) Generation Girls was an early-2000s… Continue reading Top 5 Ultimate Barbie Doll Wishlist Series’
Hello, gang! Are you ready for a REALLY LONG DECLUTTERING POST? Before we begin, I would like to give a shout-out to my reusable Starbucks mug for keeping my tea nice and warm while I did all this decluttering! Yay for Starbucks! Alright. Let’s start. This was the situation before I began. The tubs are… Continue reading Decluttering My Barbie Collection -Fashion and Small Accessories
Have you heard of The Dream Gap? It’s Barbie’s new campaign, and it’s causing quite a storm already. Not that Barbie is a stranger to controversy, of course. This campaign is the most recent in a long-line of similar campaigns -let’s take a look at some of the popular ones over time. In 2008, there was We… Continue reading Let’s Talk About The Dream Gap
Warning! Long-winded introduction ahead! Skip ahead to the pictures if you don’t want to read 🙂 When Amazon Australia first launched, I was keen AF. I was ready for that glorious cheap shipping, extended product ranges and exclusive items that can’t be bought in-store. I was wrong. Very, very wrong. At launch, Amazon Australia’s shipping… Continue reading Alright, Amazon, You Win. [Barbie Wishlist 2018 + Some Ramblings]
Let’s be real -dollhouses get dusty. They get old, and they get gross. Here’s the secret to cleaning them! ~ Makeup wipes! Unlike tissues, they don’t leave any gross residue and there is already a kind of “soap” inside to help remove the grime.* You can also use an earbud cleaner if you can’t get… Continue reading Let’s Get Cleaning! // How to Clean a Barbie House
So, the other day I was reading through Mattel’s 2017 Annual Report (as most people do, of course), and I thought I would share a few of the more interesting quotes here. “Significant, sudden shifts in demand are caused by “hit” toys and trends, which are often unpredictable.” Case in point: Slime and fidget spinners.… Continue reading Some Interesting Statements from the Mattel 2017 Annual Review
Skipper, Barbie’s younger sister, was first introduced back in 1964, making her one of the longest-standing characters in the Barbie lineup. After a brief disappearance in the mid-2000s, Skipper once again has graced us with her presence -even if she has changed a little bit since her original release! Skipper, as a sweet girl with… Continue reading The Evolution of Skipper Roberts (2010-2018)
Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse began in 2012 and was cancelled abruptly in October 2015. Why did this happen? Let’s explore. I believe one of the key reasons the series ended was it no longer aligned with Mattel’s vision for the future of the brand. I was going through a company presentation from 2014 (as you do),… Continue reading Why Was Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse Cancelled?