|Amazon.com labels the above two as: Barbie Fashionistas Party Glam Doll #5 and #6|
... I saw these two wish-listed dolls at the same online site at a price I was willing to pay with free shipping. So.... I had to order them!
Yes, I know, I am or was on a self-imposed doll-buying hiatus that began in mid-April. I remained faithful to my promise that I would not buy another doll until I saw these two last week.
See, "what had happened was" (or what prompted the purchase):
I received a credit card statement from a card connected to Amazon.com and did not recognize the lone charge. Thinking "fraud!" I went to the site to check past orders to ensure the charge was valid because I could not recall placing any recent orders. Ah ha! It was something I ordered in May for my mother. Relieved, and while I was on their website, I decided to search for these two dolls since prior searches elsewhere only led to other sites having one of the two available with Doll 5 being the one that was usually already sold out. Paying separate shipping for both was out of the question for me. I wanted them, but not that bad.
After discovering Amazon.com's free shipping for Prime members for both, I carted the two and immediately went to checkout, but remembered that Amazon is an Ebates affiliate. Before I completed the order, I opened another window in my browser, went to Ebates.com to earn cash back on the purchase, searched their site for Amazon's link, clicked it from Ebates to return and complete the purchase. Then I exhaled.
With these two dolls crossed off my short wish list, I thought seriously about ordering the action figure that I want, but decided I would put him on hold for a while longer since I am now confident that I-can-do-this (go weeks at a time without purchasing a doll). My doll-buying roll needs to remain slow anyway. So the arrival of the action figure can wait.
Now about these two:
This is their initial photo, taken while they were still in the shipping box.
Doll 5 is featured in the graphics of her box (lower right-hand corner) along with 2 other Fashionistas. Likewise, Doll 6 is featured in her box graphics. Their assortment numbers from the backs of their boxes are BCN36CJY44 (Doll 5) and BCN36CJY45 (Doll 6).
Freed from their plastic confines but still attached to the Fashionistas lining
Their hair has not been combed in this picture ↑, which illustrates Doll 5's reddish-brown highlights and Doll 6's flat curls in back.
On both hands of each doll, the long and ring fingers are fused.
Doll 5's flat feet will pose a problem in the shoe department unless I am able to find a shoe pack made especially for her. In an online review of this doll, the reviewer wrote that jointed ankles would have given the doll more versatility in shoe choices. I agree. The reviewer noted that Doll 5 can stand alone. She can. As illustrated above, Doll 6 has high heel feet which afford her the opportunity to wear other Barbie high heels.
Doll 6 uses the Desiree head sculpt. The doll on the right, Artsy Fashionista from a previous year, shares the same (devoted-to-and-overused-for-dark-complected-dolls) head sculpt. However, this is another reason I wanted Doll 6. Until now, the Desiree sculpt has never been used with Doll 6's complexion.
Finally, I brushed Doll 5's hair and finger combed Doll 6's. Without achieving the desired curlier look for Doll 6, I gave her an updo. The two are shown next in a final together photo where the height difference, due to Doll 5's flat feet and Doll 5's big hair, is notably apparent.
My new dolls are two of the eleven Fashionistas scheduled to be released this year. Unfortunately, like these two, none of the Fashionistas will be articulated. All eleven are illustrated on the back of the box as shown next.
Ms. Leo lucked out on a Doll 6 with better hair. She has already rebodied her doll. See her post here.
I extend a special thanks to Sarah Sequins of Sarah Plays Dolls. After reading my reply to her comment on my Who is Barbie post, where I expressed my deep desire for Doll 5, Sarah found one in her area a few days later that she was willing to sell me. This was the day after I ordered these two and no longer needed the doll, but I truly appreciate the gesture.
When I ordered my dolls from Amazon.com last week, they were priced $10.99 (Doll 5) and $9.94 (Doll 6). The price remains the same for Doll 5, but when last checked, Doll 6 was priced a whopping $19.34 with only one available. What a huge jump in price in less than a week's time.