|2017 Barbie Fashionista #59 - box name: Tropi-Cutie|
After seeing the 2017 Toy Fair images of Barbie Fashionista #59, I put her on my mental wish list. Word of her availability on Amazon was shared Tuesday, May 23, 2017, through a screen snapshot posted to one of my Facebook doll groups. Unfortunately, without the direct link I could not locate her by searching the site. By the time the direct link was shared, she had sold out, attesting to the doll's popularity or the limited quantities Amazon had available. Restocking took place Wednesday evening, May 24, 2017, literally seconds after I checked for availability, which initially indicated the doll was still currently unavailable. Just as I was about to sign off Facebook, I received a tag to the doll's original post from Reese Velez indicating she was available. (Thank you, Reese!) I snatched her up quickly, taking advantage of free Prime shipping. A 2016 Barbie Fashionista, that I just recently warmed up to, jumped in the cart as well. More about the second doll when both arrive.
Here is the direct link to the buy page. Unfortunately, by the time I completed this post, the doll's status was "currently unavailable" again. If you're interested in purchasing, save the link or add the doll to your Amazon shopping list (which is what I did so I could quickly check for availability).
I will reserve my overall commentary about her until after the actual doll arrives, but I know I will be making some changes to her overall look, with the pink lip color being the first immediate change.
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