Alla inlägg under september 2014

Av Katti - 26 september 2014 12:56

The hype was big before the release of this set. Many had read the books but others only knew about the movies and the story told in them, The Lord of the Rings. How would the last set be interpreted? As the pictures of the dolls were leaked before the movie, the spolier effect took place with doll people knowing who he would end upp marrying. The King of Kings. King Aragorn and his beautiful and beloved half Elven Arwen.  

There were a few sets released from this series with this being the crown jewel of them all. Of course with King Aragorn and his Elven bride. 

B3449 The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King gift set, 2003

 Ken as Aragorn was made with the Tango face sculpt. 

Barbie as Arwen was made with the Mackie face. Without the option of new made sculpts, this was the best choice for her timid smile.  

Av Katti - 26 september 2014 12:46

This series had a lot of promise when it first was released. Together Forever. Famous novel, movie or theater couples. I mean, who doesn't take in all the heroes and heroines and a Happily Ever After? And Mattel interpreted the sotry characters into dolls with costumes of great details. For the first set they even made a new sculpt for Ken. To this date, this is the only Ken doll ever made with this sculpt. Ken & Barbie as Romeo & Juliet. Can it be more romantic than that? And with the wonderful historical costumes with all little details. It's just a win win concept. And there were only two sets made... 

 #19364 Ken & Barbie as Romeo & Juliet from 1998 (copyright year of 1997)

 Ken as Romeo with a unique sculpt.

Barbie as Juliet with the Mackie face. She has pretty brown eyes amd long dark brown hair in a braid, with gold and silver ribbons tied around it.  

Av Katti - 26 september 2014 12:27

...ehh doll? There is this new show on Swedish television called Bytt är bytt. That means something like swapped is swapped. There are two contestants - well they compete together against the show, so to speak. There are seven people with different kind of collector items or antiques with a range of estimated values from 5000 to 500000 Skr in the studio. Then it's up to the contestants to put two items up against each other and choose the most valuebale one, or rather dismiss the less valued one, as they will win whatever the value of the last standing item, preferably the half a mil. One of the items was a Barbie doll. Not just any Barbie doll.... 

Capture: "Compared to a doll that is not Top of the Line"

It was a nice #1 blonde Ponytail Barbie, complete with her accessories in the small plastic bag with the booklet and her stand. They had her up against a chess board in glass and bronze and they did pick the right item, due to value but to call this girl "Not top of the line"?? Sheesh. Her value was in the show estimated to 25000 Skr but it would be more close to 30K, although that step wasn't an option (5K, 10K, 25K, 50K, 100K, 250K, 500K) but the chess board wsa second top item of all. I think. Didn't catch the whole show. 

Anyway. Not top of the line??? Get a grip... 

Av Katti - 25 september 2014 19:40

Another long wait is over. At long last I have my hands on the darling Vampire from the Haunted Beauty series. I haven't taken so many photos of her just yet but I still want to share her. She was released in time for Halloween in 2013 and I have eaglerly awaited her arrival to me. 

Vampire is the second doll in the Haunted Beauty series. 


 As per usual of later years, the shoe type of boxes are jet black. 

The Vampire is a stunning doll with black hair and a rich red gown under black chiffon, yet again set under a gorgeous cape in red silk. Well, poly silk. She is set on a black lining so the red really stands out. Her lips are blood red with two painted fangs. The eyes are disturbingly "dead" as should be, in a reddish color.  

She wears golden jewelry with "rubies". The photos I took of her hand and the ring didn't make it through the editing phase so I need to retake them. No use in sharing a blurry photo, even if you could see the pattern of the ring and the huge red stone. 

With the face of an angel - the Angel of Death?  Well, to be honest it's a Mermaid's face. 

 Dead pale as a friend (Chico) called the skin color. He is dead on. 


The shoes was a bit of a hassle to photograph as the skirt was sewn so tight you could hardly get a finger under it, less a camera lens. I had to snip some threads to get to them. Not so gorgeous with the plastic wrap thingys but they have to stay there for now. Anyway. The shoes are a nice black version with golden adornments. 

I am so happy to have this Haunted Beauty on my hands. In a month the next doll is released, Mistress of the Manor. Another gorgeous doll in historical clothes! And another "Mermaid". I have her on backorder and she will ship to my friend in just a few days if the schedule holds. 

Av Katti - 25 september 2014 11:45

Serafina, the biggest bitch in town, has fallen. Fallen for a guy. She met Theo and got struck, as if Thor himself had thrown a blast at her. Good for her, Theo manages her temper and bad mood swings and actually got smitten himself. How's that for luck? 

Serafina got this new and fluffy coat. Fluff and yellow is NOT her thing. At least she claims so but she actually likes the warmth it brings her in this bad soon-to-be-winter cold we are getting. By god. Snow. In September? 

She takes her dog Lucifer and goes for a brisk walk to meet up with her honey. She brings him a gift... (and I say she has gone love mad. Not her usual behaviour at all!). 

Theo is her hunk in pink plaid. But with short sleeves... So this diva actually took out the knitting needles and made him a sweater! She MADE it! All by herself. Didn't ask Silly Milly the Midget to do it for her, thinking if that girl had set to it, the sweater would for sure have been adorned with love sick puppies or something. Nope. A plain gray sweater. That's it. 

~Awww, Honey. It's ehhh lovely. Not sticky and itchy at all... Love the... color.  

~Look! It even has long sleeves!! Now that's a treat worth a kiss

~Just wonder what's up with the neck line? Lucifer also took notice and keeled over, laughing himself to death. 

~Stop it, you silly mutt. I love it! And they go off kissing again.... 

~Well.... How much I love seeing you in that slim and muscle hugging shirt I also brought you a new tee. Maybe it will be better with that neckline. And by the way, I DO take offence to that. I DID make it myself.  Put in a lot of hard work and even drew blood. *hmmppppftttt

~Oh yes, I knew that shirt would look great on you. M-m-mmmmmmm. 

~Well, my Kitten, it happens so that I too have a gift for you. I found something that you can wear with your new coat. 

~Hey, what is that thing? You didn't kill a pup, did you? 

Serafina looks very suspicious of the furball he hands over. Well, it feels soft.... 

~No, Silly. Try it on

 But WTH? I don't do hats!! And this looks insane... Oh, well, I'll keep it. It does keep me even warmer.... 

Just for the hell of it, Theo tried it on, and just look at that guy. Whatever he tosses on he looks good. 

My Russian Bear. (only he isn't Russian)

 Ahhh, the things you do for love. 

Notes from the Editor: 

Sorry 'bout the lack of props and backgrounds. Not much green screens here and all the furniture and other stuff were tucked away when this photo story took place... You just have to go with the flow. 

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