|So In Style Baby Phat dolls: Marisa, Grace, Chandra, and Kara (as shown on the back of the box)|
On Friday, February 8, 2013, during a trip to Wal-Mart, I found So In Style Baby Face dolls Chandra, Kara, and Marisa. Grace was either sold out or never in stock. There was only one of each found doll.
It was not until today, however, that I went back to the store and purchased all three. Initially, I had convinced myself that I did not need to buy another doll because my doll spending has been too out of hand of late. But after reporting to members of the SIS Yahoo Group that I had seen and left the dolls, the moderator shared her amazement that I was able to do that based on how "scarce" they are. Scarce... it was that word that forced me to throw on some clothing and drive myself back to Wal-Mart to retrieve my dolls earlier today.
Just as the battered Sophia from the Color Purple marched her way to find and confront Celie for instructing Harpo to beat her, I parked my car on row 12 and marched my way onto the Barbie aisle of Wal-Mart on a mission to get my dolls. I almost went into panic mode when the dolls were not on the racks they had been on the day before. I quickly scanned the shelves and found that someone had placed them on a lower one. Relieved, I grabbed and carted my dolls.
As I stood in line to pay, Friday's memory of $11.97 was still in my head as the rack price shown for the dolls the day before. Today, however, I watched as each doll rang up for $13.24 and immediately asked the cashier if I was seeing the correct price. She replied in the affirmative but kindly removed the $13.24 x 3 from my bill and manually entered $11.97 for each when I told her the shelf price was that amount.
The dolls' retail is $11.99, so why Wal-Mart would price them $13.24 is a mystery to me.
I have not deboxed the dolls to examine their articulation or the quality of their clothing, but I have photographed full and close-up photos as follows:
|Chandra (full and close-up): So far she is my favorite. I like the style and color of her fashion and love her curly hair and straight-glancing brown eyes.|
|Kara (full and close-up): She's my next favorite but her pink lip color is a little too loud for my personal taste. I love the shoes... for her.|
|I was on the fence about purchasing Marisa yesterday, but when I went
back today, I couldn't leave her there. I will probably list her on
eBay because I am not feeling her fashion, at all. |
For a more informative post on the doll's clothing and articulation and to see them deboxed, visit Limbe Dolls to read her review.
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