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She-ra Barbie Coming Soon!

Today on mattycollector.com, they released sneaks of their upcoming She-ra Barbie doll. We have to say, we are super excited as there has never been a She-ra doll before. 

Here’s the sneaks:


She will be released during San Diego Comic Con later this year at the mattycollector booth. 

So what are you thoughts? Are you going to try and get her? Let us know in the comments. 

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New Star Trek Dolls and Mattel’s Controversy 

Here’s a picture of the new Star Trek dolls.  Now due to the image, Mattel decided to ban a doll blogger (Papusile Mele) stating that she is in violation of using the photos, which in turn got her banned from Facebook for 3 days. But here’s the thing, they got the photos from the Internet. 

  

We are appalled on how Mattel is acting towards collectors only source of information due to the fact that Mattel never releases any time of information on their own product. 

So we here at Mike and Elio stand by Papusile Mele’s side, we must stick together and use the hashtag #WarOnCollectors to prove to Mattel that we matter and that they should not go after the people that help them make money. 

What are your thoughts!? Do you think Mattel is wrong? Let us know in the comment. 

Classic Black Dress Silkstone Barbie Review

Today we review the brand new poseable Silkstone Barbie by Mattel. While we really do like the cleaner look of her makeup screening and dress, but we do not like the new body type.

Here’s the review:  https://youtu.be/ucczSesJG1o

So what are your thoughts? Are you going to order this doll? What do you hope to see in this year’s collection? What do you think about the Giveaway surprise? Yes we are starting giveaways this year. Stay tuned for more giveaways of Barbie, Integrity Toys, anime and more!

Queen Of The Dark Forest Barbie Doll Review

Hey everyone, today we review the new ‪#‎Doll‬ from the Faraway Forest by Barbie Collector. This doll is called “Queen of the Dark Forest”. She is a great addition to any collector’s doll collection. We love her accessories. The con for us would be her shoes…they appear to be too much for this doll as you can’t see the shoes unless you lift up her outfit. The fabric is soft and a welcoming change, however she looks slightly pudgy due to design and th 2nd layer of fabric under the skirt.

Here’s the review:

So what are you thoughts? Do you like this doll? Which doll from the map are you excited for? Let us know! smile emoticon

Lady of the White Woods Barbie Review

Today we review the second doll in Barbie Collector’s Faraway Forest series: Lady of the White Woods. This doll is a highly anticipated doll in the series and unfortunately she does not meet the standard that the first doll (Faraway Forest Elf) has set.  The quality of the dress is just cheap and not worth the $100.00. The quality of the dress is as cheap as the “Birthday Wishes 2015 Barbie”. The makeup screening is also different from the prototype which looks very tired and sad.

The dolls shoes are very well done and we would like to see more things like this on other fantasy dolls. The crown and gauntlets are cheaply done. It’s sad to say…but this doll is a complete pass! She’s not worth it and a sad addition to this new series that many were happy to have. No we must worry if Mattel can redeem this with the third (and possibly final) doll in the series or if it’s going to just go downhill from here.

Here’s the review:

So what are your thoughts? Did you order the doll? Was this a pass for you? Did you hope for a different doll in that was on the map? Let us know in the comments below?

Faraway Forest Elf Barbie Doll Review

Today we take a look at a doll from the new Barbie Collector Fantasy series: The Faraway Forest Elf Doll. This doll is stunning and is much needed in from Mattel as they have not had something that is THIS good. This doll is very detailed, from her armlets that look like they are made out of vines, to the faux velvet cloak, and even the detailed staff with the amethyst crystal.

Here’s the review:

As Elio mentioned in the video, this type of quality and styling from Mattel has not been seen since the Medusa days. And to top it off….no glue in the head, whoot! This is a must buy for any collector (we also have another one of her in the box…she’s that nice) so get her while she is available. There’s no more than 4,400 made of her. So if this is the start or “guide” as Bill Greening stated, we can’t wait to see what the next doll is in the collection. Here’s hoping they make a doll for every part of the map (picture of the map are posted on our Facebook).

So what are you thoughts? Do like this doll? Which part of the map would you like Mattel to go with next? Let us know in the comments below!

Elio’s How To: Recreate Fan Bingbing Barbie Hairstyle

Some people requested to know how Elio restyled the Barbie Mattel Fan Bingbing doll’s hair to look like how the actress had at the red carpet. Well, as requested this video was made for you. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to recreate that exact style.

So what do you think? What dolls are you going to try this doll on? Let us know in the comments below.

Elio’s How To: Curl Doll Hair

Many have asked how Elio curl his doll hair. Some people don’t know he uses a hair dryer. Well here’s the video on how he gets his doll’s hair curly.

No, Elio doesn’t do the “boil perm” as he feels that it damages the hair. Most people have to cut some hair after the boiling.

So what do you think? What other styling would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below.

Fan Bingbing Barbie Doll Review

Today we review the Asian Market Exclusive Barbie Collector Doll….Fan Bingbing! This is China’s superstar made into a 12 inch doll by Mattel. Fan BIngbing has done it all, from acting, modeling and even singing, so why shouldn’t Mattel make a doll of her?

Fan is stunning in the recreation of the Dragon Robe mermaid gown she wore on the red carpet by the fashion designer Laurence Xu . This doll does not come with any jewelry, which would have been nice for her to have the same jewelry she was wearing in real life. But other than that…this doll is perfect.

Here’s Elio’s review:

So what are you thoughts, do you think the doll should have come with the jewelry that Fan was wearing on the red carpet? Or is she fine the way she is? Do you think Mattel should have released the doll worldwide? What other Asian celebrity dolls you think Mattel should make (Michelle Yeoh….*fingers crossed*) Let us know you thoughts below.

Please note this doll is only sold in the Asian market. the only way to get her is to buy her on eBay or if you know someone on Asia. So happy hunting! 🙂

Zuhair Murad Barbie Doll Review

Today we are taking a look at the new Zuhair Murad designer doll from Mattel. This doll is a beautiful doll. Her dress is better in person than in the prototype picture. It has a shine to the glitter on the gown. Her facial screening and hairstyle is very reminiscent of the Pinch of Platinum Barbie doll that Mattel released back in 2011. This is the same designer that did the Jennifer Lopez dress (in white….almost the same design) which a doll was also made.

There are a couple of flaws to this dolls, which are VERY small. We do wish the doll’s nails were painted. Yes, the prototype does not have any painted nails, but a French manicure can go a long way! And the other flaw is the glitter on the dress…it will get EVERWHERE!! Hope Mattel will figure out a way to have the glitter on some clothes without it coming off or getting everywhere. Other than those two things, this doll is a great buy for $75.00. Here’s the link to purchase her: http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/zuhair-murad-barbie-doll-bcp91

Here’s Elio’s review…

So what are your thoughts on the new doll? Is this a keeper? Would you prefer a her nails painted? Do you like her hair color? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks,
Mike and Elio