Black Doll Collecting by Debbie Behan Garrett @blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com
This Just In: Ava Duvernay Doll
Nooooo, not ooak! I would buy her in a NY minute! She is gorgeous!
I would,too, AG!dbg
Too bad these wont be mass produced. I would have like the Eva Chen one.
Nice! I would most likely buy this if it was in production.
I know I would, Roxanne!dbg
Wow, all of the dolls look great. Like the others said, too bad they are one of a kind and we won't be able to get any of them!
It was truly a let down for me when I read the Duvernay doll was an OOAK. dbg
See, these are the kinds of dolls that people want to buy. If only Mattel would understand this, then perhaps Barbie would recover from her sales dive. I would snap up the Ava, Eva, and Mayhem dolls without hesitation. The others are nice, but they don't look that different than other Barbie dolls, though they are articulated.
I agree, Troy. Mattel would certainly recover from poor sales if they created something collectors truly like with articulation. These dolls would be guaranteed sales if they were offered even in small editions. dbg
She's so gorgeous! Wish I could get one!
Yes, she is, Vajarra!dbg
Ava o hipnotyzującym spojrzeniu...
In case you didn't see, this doll was released today as a Platinum Label doll (http://www.thebarbiecollection.com/shop/ava-duvernay-barbie-doll-dpp89). The only way I knew about it was that the Barbie Facebook page posted a picture and a link to the Barbie Collection page; people report that it sold out within minutes. However, this time BC apparently made arrangements with Amazon to let it sell a limited number (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018DWZ6AU?ref_=cm_sw_r_awd_oODzwb8S773MW). A friend of mine posted that link on Facebook, and I was able to order one. Time will tell as to whether that will actually come through! Amazon seems to have loaded very few at a time, so buyers had to keep refreshing the page to activate the button that added it to the cart. This was a *much* better way to handle a sale rather than the waiting room on Barbie Collection. I hope they continue to do this in the future to give more people an opportunity to buy these lovely dolls.
Thanks, Troy. I did see that Amazon.com buy link earlier today as well as the BarbieCollection.com link after I reserved one that I probably won't get from Doll Genie. I am not going to bother any further to attempt to purchase the doll. There has been way too much doll-buying drama in one day for me and I am too through with it all. I hope others who want it are able to purchase.dbg
Thank you! Your comments are appreciated!