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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.  


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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.  


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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 - 3 juni 2014 00:32


She has been one of my wish dolls for years but I have never really put an effort into buying her. Bob Mackie's dolls was very expensive when they were new. Today they are way too cheap - but I think a lot of the reason for this is their 90's makeup. Bob Mackie designed really out-of-the-world dolls once. Lots of embroideries and sequins. A friend of mine sold her Queen of Hearts and I was happy to finally be able to have her! Besides the red Queen I want the golden Sun Goddess and the gorgeous turqouise Neptune - the first Mackie faced doll. 


 


She is never removed from her liner - still attached by sewing thread s and that ugly tape. 


Bob Mackie's original sketch is included as a print in the box. 


She has heart shaped earrings!



Lots of pearls and sequins







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