YOU. GUYS! I finally have my own bookshelf with Barbies! On display! In my apartment! For everyone to see! This is such an important step for me. Some of you may remember when I was saying “oh, I don’t want to display my Barbies because then my flatmates will think I’m weird.” Well! I feel… Continue reading My Barbie Collection Display and Storage 2021
I don’t know if its the savvy investor or the marketing professional in me, but I love reading Mattel’s quarterly financial results. This morning I was reading through their Q3 results and I wanted to share some key findings: Mattel’s gross sales are up $1.8 billion (nice!) Mattel’s growth outpaced the industry, gaining key market… Continue reading Barbie Sales Grow 30% in Q3 2020; How the Fashionista Line Has Helped to Restore the Barbie Brand
Hello, my friends! Today I thought I would make a compliation post about some recent events in the Dollysphere that I thought might be interesting. LOL Surprise “Rainbow Raver” Scandal Firstly, I wanted to talk about something that is making a BIG impact. In fact, I first heard about it from my friends who have… Continue reading What’s New In The Doll Universe? (Rainbow Raver Scandal, LGBT Bratz Dolls, Princess Adventure Update, etc.)
First, a special mention to this hilariously charming article in Elle, analysing the new BMR1959 collection > https://www.elle.com/culture/a29644126/bmr-1959-streetwear-barbie/ It’s a short article – it’ll take you a minute to read, tops. Unless you’re a slow reader, I suppose. But I digress. Open the article in a new tab and then come back after you’ve finished… Continue reading Hollie’s 2020 Barbie Wishlist
Okay, so I know this is a Barbie blog, BUT this is a really insightful analysis examining why Monster High was discontinued! (see below video by clawdeena9, one of my favourite YouTubers) Personally, I always wondered why they rebranded Monster High when the sales was doing so well. I was really surprised that MH and… Continue reading Why Was Monster High Discontinued? An Analysis.
Guys… Summer Lane Drive is here! AHHH! I seriously cannot believe the series has finally launched. I know what you’re thinking; Hollie, what are you talking about? What is this? Don’t worry. I’ve got you! I’ll explain! Basically, back in 2015 (or 2014? Anyway, it was a long time ago), two YouTubers, Sam Freeman and Kirk Flash announced… Continue reading Summer Lane Drive Is Finally Here!
Hey! I haven’t forgotten about this site, I’ve just been bussyyy. I haven’t done any new Barbie-related things (my dolls are LITERALLY WEARING THE SAME CLOTHES as they were wearing six-ish months ago, everything is still set up the same, I haven’t touched anything). I haven’t been replying to comments or reading your posts or anything like… Continue reading Merry Christmas, Everyone!
I’ve done some decluttering again! I went through all my doll stuff and worked out what to sell, what to keep and what to throw away. This is the result: Yikes, I know! Look at all that stuff! This is everything I am selling (don’t worry – I still have lots of other stuff!) And what’s particularly… Continue reading Decluttering Again
Hello everyone! The other day, the official Barbie Instagram showcased a picture of the new Fashionistas coming this year -including a doll in a wheelchair, and a doll with a prosthetic leg! This has been covered by a whole bunch of media outlets, including USA Today and Teen Vogue, as well as basically everyone on Instagram, so… Continue reading February 2019 News -Wheelchair Barbie and New Body Type Announced By Mattel
Hi everyone! I have three things I want to talk about in this post -number one, this article from The New York Times about how Mattel is doing financially. It’s always good to keep updated! I feel like Barbie will still be around for the next five years at least, but unless something drastic is… Continue reading 2019 Financial Report, A Visit to Target and Goals for the New Year