Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Few New Things


Barbie Fashionista #80 (Cheerful Check) and Skipper Babysitters Inc.

When placing a preorder for the Katherine Johnson Barbie at the Barbie.Mattel website in March 2018, I also carted the above two dolls that were available for shipping.



Fashionista #80 (Cheerful Check, now CeeCee) and the Skipper Babysitters Inc. doll arrived soon after the order was placed.  Both still remain in their boxes.

This 11-inch doll has light brown painted eyes, parted lips, painted teeth, and black rooted hair styled in two Afro puffs.  She wears a yellow and black check shirt dress, silvertone necklace, and red high-heel shoes


Skipper is a 10-inch tall doll with brown painted eyes and smiling, parted lips.  She has a curly Afro and wears a blue denim mock overall dress with a mock striped shirt and black high-top sneakers.  She holds a yellow cell phone.  Attached to the box is a pink plastic water jar.  CeeCee will eventually be removed from her box, but Skipper will remain boxed as an addition to my NFRB Black Skipper collection.



The back of Skipper's box, shown above, illustrates the other Babysitters Inc. dolls.


Barbie on the Go and Skipper Babysitters Inc. baby
Other recent arrivals include Barbie on the Go and a baby from the Skipper Babysitters Inc. collection, shown above.  The Barbie on the Go doll is a bobblehead and stands about 4-1/2 inches tall.  The baby is approximately 2-1/2 inches tall.


There are six different Barbie on the Go dolls illustrated on the back of the box.


Fashionista #90 (Rainbow Bright) is an 11-1/2-inch nonarticulated Barbie with black rooted straight hair with a middle part.  She has brown painted eyes, wears bright blue eyeshadow, and has pink (again Mattel?) lip color.  She wears a rainbow-colored sheath and silver hoop earrings.  White sneakers cover her flat feet.

Fashionista #90, Rainbow Bright, is the most recent doll to arrive.  Her deboxing, complexion comparison, and redressing will be shared in a follow-up post.  Enjoy one more photo of her below.

Fashionista #90 has a lovely face.  Her complexion appears to match that of Princess of South Africa, but as indicated, a thorough complexion comparison will be posted separately.

The following spring/summer Sparkle Girlz fashions are also recent arrivals.  CeeCee and Fashionista #90 (now named Ryan) plan on being the first dolls to model these as soon as they gain their freedom.


A rolled collar, off-the-shoulder dress has a green knit bodice and green print skirt.  The orange and yellow floral-print dress includes a pink handbag.

These are two denim ensembles, one with paisley-print top and handbag; and one with blue and white gingham, peasant-style blouse.

Two additional knit dresses, one is all knit with long sleeves, the other is sleeveless with wide collar and handbag.  While writing this caption, I noticed the dress on the left is missing the shoes that were obviously stolen in the store.  In another Walmart recently, I was about to purchase a different Sparkle Girlz fashion before realizing the shoes that came with it were missing.  Good grief!  These fashions only cost $1.97, yet people will steal the shoes and/or the entire fashions.  I have seen empty Sparkle Girlz fashion cards in Walmart stores as well.

A two-piece short set has yellow and white striped top, floral shorts and gray high heels.  A one-piece halter top with attached denim-type shorts has a gray handbag.

With the exception of CeeCee, Skipper, and Ryan, all the above items were found at two local Walmart stores.  Ryan (Fashionista #90) was ordered from Amazon.  Reminder to self and to anyone who reads:  When selecting Sparkle Girlz fashions to purchase, be sure everything that is supposed to be on the card is there.



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14 comments:

  1. You've got a lot of nice new stuff! The only one that I have is the Skipper doll, and she has not been removed from her packaging yet. I plan to do that soon, though. I haven't seen any Sparkle Girlz clothes in a while. I'll be on the lookout.

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne. I had not been in a toy aisle for a while when the Walmart purchases were made. CeeCee and Skipper were collateral purchases of the Katherine Johnson Barbie must-have pre-order.

      Remember to check for missing accessories on any Sparkle Girlz fashions you consider purchasing. Thieves make it difficult for us in so many ways.

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  2. Bubblegum lips on a doll of color AGAIN. WHY, MATTEL??? LOL, I betcha you'll be doing a repaint on Miss Rainbow! She's a gorgeous doll, by the way.

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    1. When I saw her, my first thought was "Why is Mattel so obsessed with pink lips on dark skin?" Sigh...

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    2. The lip color is not as bright pink as I've seen them use on some dolls with this complexion, but it is still pink and must go.

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  3. Hi RM1987,

    You know I will have to kill that Pepto-Bismol pink lip color. Mattel insists on making us work hard to enjoy our dolls.

    Thanks! Other than the lip color, I agree; she is gorgeous!


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  4. You've got some lovely dolls here. Cee Cee and Skipper are really cute with their textured haire and nice lipstick colour. I love the complexion of miss Rainbow Bright and I can't wait to see her with some more appropriate lipstick.

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  5. Thank you, Arlette! I'm happy with these purchases and look forward to deboxing CeeCee and Ryan. Hopefully, I can do that this weekend.

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  6. I am loving Rainbow Bright (not her lipstick)! Do you know anything about the new dark-skinned made to move doll? I've seen her on eBay, but not on any other websites. I'm just wondering if that doll's body would be a good match for Rainbow Bright...

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    1. Hi TL,

      I've seen photos of the dark-skinned MTM Camping/Hiking Barbie but not in a comparison with Rainbow/Ryan. I've asked someone who has both dolls to let me know if their complexions match or are close. I'll let you know as soon as I know.

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  7. Congratulations on your mini haul. Looks like you've got nice stuff.

    I was thinking that the Katherine Johnson Barbie reminds me of you. Are you thinking of having her customized to be a mini DBG?

    Looking forward too seeing the comparison of Fashionista 90 with Princess of South Africa Barbie ;-)

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    1. Thank you, D7ana!

      My hair is a different color and texture than the KJ Barbie's. She's a little paler than I am, too. So, no, I don't plan to have her customized. I would like a customized Barbie. There are several people on FB who do that. Now that you've mentioned it, I might inquire.

      I will definitely post the comparison between Fashionista 90 and other dolls with similar complexions next week. Stay tuned.

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    2. Good luck with your custom Barbie. That would be a fun post ;-)

      Re: Fashionista 90 complexion comparison ... cool!

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