This is actually the first Curvy model I've noticed in a set. That doesn't mean there haven't been others, of course. I see such hate and disdain on posts about Curvy Barbie's that I guess I was pleasantly surprised that Mattel is featuring one in a set and not just on Instagram.
The prototype Barbie on the back is gorgeous and has a distinguished cupids bow.
The real one though looks, uh, a tad different. Her lip paint got jacked up too.
I know it wouldn't be durable at all, but for once I'd like them to issue one of these hats as cloth or paper.
But I doubt that would ever happen considering they keep issuing these faux outfits. From a distance they look okay but close up they look so sad.
Both dolls have flat feet with the chef rocking some Crocs and the waiter in nice dress shoes.
Apparently you are dining alone because there is only 1 plate in this set! Now that's stingy.
This was the only thing I purchased, a Harley Ken for $10. Everyone else probably has one of these, but I wasn't collecting when he came out so I was all, "GASP!" when I saw him.
I didn't photograph my booth since it was the same setup as last time. The show was great and I was so happy to sell out of the 50+ dolls I brought. One lady bought 23 dolls! She said they were for her grandkids. All I could think was, "Dang, Lady! How many grandkids you got?!" I gave her a stack of clothes for the dolls for free. She deserved it!
Per usual, I carry a doll with me when I travel but I rarely have time to take photos or I forget about it. This time I made an effort and took a few pics at the amusement park. People looked at me funny but no one said anything.
Did you know you can get free mini key chain shopping bags from Publix? Oh. You did? Well, no one told me!
Story Time! I'm checking out and the cashier lady says, "Did you catch any good Pokémon?" All I think is, "Huh?" I look around and my phone is put away, I'm not wearing any Pokémon merch, nor did I buy any Pokémon related grocery. Meanwhile, the checkout boy says to the cashier, "Pokémon?! Nobody plays that anymore. That came out ages ago. Why would you even mention that?" She responds, "I saw her playing it the other day."
I'm like, "daHeck?! I haven't been here in days so where did you see me and why the eff were you so close that you could look at what I'm doing on my phone?" But, I'm just thinking this because I still haven't said a single word. The two of them carry on talking and I'm just eyeballing them with the stinkeye. Her because she's a stalker and him 'cause he's a Pokémon hating punk!
Back of the bag
Anyway as she hands me my receipt she's got it wrapped around a little green thing. I didn't stop to see what it was until I got to my car. And then I was all, "Oh, that's cute! That girl's still creepy though."
So, next time I went to Publix I asked the cashier lady (a different one!) if she had any of the mini bags. She didn't but said they get them randomly and give them to people who bring in their own shopping bags (which I never have). She flagged a manager and asked if they had any in back and they did and now I have 4 of them! Huzzah!
These small packs are always sloppily displayed. Most times I overlook them, so I have no clue how long they've been in stores. For the price some are worth getting.
The back of the pack above.
Looks MUCH nicer in person.
This one is a pass. It's plain compared to the others.
The shoe packs contain nothing new but for the cost seem worth it.
I'm not into pets but this is darn adorable.
I know some of you are going to hate the pink, but look at the potential!
It's perfect for creating a diorama eatery and even has a dessert menu.
There were about 4 new versions, but this was the only one I liked.
Barbie backpack! Intended for kids, but if you're petite you could wear it.
Not an accessory but I was amazed to see this toy poster at the front of the store. They are going all out on the Wonder Women toys. I don't recall them marketing any other movie related toys like this.
Time to start prepping for my upcoming doll shows.
A question! Does anyone read the captions? I always caption my videos for several reasons. One, I'm a bit of a low talker and a mumbler. Two, I have sinus issues, so often times my voice is croakish. Three, when watching movies and such myself, I prefer to read rather than hear people speak. (Weirdo, I know.) And four, not everyone is hearing abled. For those reasons, and the fact that the auto captions on YouTube were awful, I did the captions myself.
However, the other day I was watching something and the YouTube captions were fairly on point so I thought, "Oh hey, they fixed them." Then I watched something else and the captions were crap again, so who knows.
Anyway, I just wondered if I should keep captioning or do away with them. Opinions welcomed.
This was my first time using a lapel mic so it's all live audio. Talking to myself in public wasn't as difficult or as cringy as I thought it would be. It also made editing the video a lot easier, which is a plus. I used this cheap mic I got from Amazon and it worked okay for only $15 bucks.