I waited over a month for ShopMattel dot com to ship Curvy #39 Emoji Fun Barbie Fashionista, which was part of a two-doll order placed by my son. I had requested this doll and the #33 tall redhead for my birthday when he asked, "What do you want for your birthday?" Tall arrived as scheduled and Emoji Fun finally showed up this past Wednesday. I am still unable to understand Mattel's order fulfillment practices. While this doll was on preorder and backorder at ShopMattel, quantities were available and shipping on Amazon dot com. What's up with that, Mattel?
I was happy to see her shipping box and her actual packaging inside, which was dinged in back, but I did not care as my plan was to immediately debox her, and I did.
|In this photo, Curvy is still attached to the box liner with cellophane removed and discarded.|
I like her original outfit minus the jacket. The pink shoes and pink clutch had to go, too. After removing the jacket, which felt as though it was stuck to the dress in front, I noticed a dark stain on the yellow bodice. (Sigh) Is my doll lactating or something? I successfully removed this by wetting the area, applying a few granules of OxiClean and a drop or two of hydrogen peroxide and rubbing the area with my finger until it faded.
|This scan of #39's dress illustrates a smudge on the bodice.|
|The pink shoes and clutch work better with the pink striped top and "denim" skirt.|
|These are her extra black booties and red purse, which #39 chose to wear with the blue dress (above) and also with the yellow and black dress (see next photo).|
|#39 poses with Coffey (Fancy Flowers), who is long overdue for a redress, long overdue! These two share the same complexion and hair color.|
|#39 and her thin, light-skinned twin #6 ("Romper Chic")|
The above photo of the back of #39's box shows a head shot and full view images of the prototype doll wearing the two extra fashions. Note the curly hair. Fashionistas Numbers 35, 38, 40, and 43 are also shown on the back of #39's box.
With Tall, Curvy #32 and now Emoji Fun, there aren't any others in the current line that I desire.
If these Curvy girls were articulated, they would be perfect! Good news! We won't have to wait too long for articulated curvy dolls, based on photos I've browsed in the Barbie Instagram account. Below are links to three that included articulated curvy dolls:
Barbie Instagram Links
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