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More on the Best in Black silkstone....
Posted by Bethany in PA on 11/21/2019, 1:44 pm
These images were posted by Robert Best on his Instagram page. I have to say that if boots had replaced this sock and shoe combo? I would have gone for it. His original sketch versus the doll brought to market are pretty different, imo.
The spirit, let's say, is there, but Mattel's execution of his vision is off. I'll say it again, and I know there will be people who disagree, but for me, the articulation in the doll only makes this design worse. A classic Silkstone body likely would have worn this dress much better than the new one. It's no secret that I dislike articulation of this sort (it's a personal aesthetic) but in this case, I think it hurts the doll more than it helps.
His post also confirms that there are three more dolls coming in 2020 to round out this collection, so BiB is not the "final" Sillkstone, but the first of the final collection.
Sad that a line that came in with such a bang looks as if it will end with a whimper.
- not at all impressed w/ this! the "frump style?" is all wrong for this lovely girl :-( - Karen/glammourdoll 11/23/2019, 8:42 am
- I like her she has that soft sweet teenager of the 50's look, the only change I would make is >> - Joanne 11/22/2019, 8:35 pm
- Love the sketch, I think the doll is pretty. I did buy this one. - Judy in Pa 11/22/2019, 7:10 pm
- Agree on the boots. Also would have been better if the sleeves and collar were sheer black. - Margie 11/22/2019, 9:12 am
- My problem is the hair. Not styled like most silkstones>> - ellen 11/22/2019, 8:38 am
- Love the sketch. Very boring prototype. I would like to see that fashion >>>>> - Nilsa 11/21/2019, 11:14 pm
- I jdo NOT like the dress. But it DOES cover the elbow joints! :-) - Barb in Chicago 11/21/2019, 7:40 pm
- Loathe the articulated bodies - Cheryl in L.A./Boise 11/21/2019, 6:53 pm
- LOL! Guess I'm weird. I like her, knee highs n all. :) Her hairline bugs me , but I expect easily - Danalynne 11/21/2019, 6:29 pm
- Not a fan - Chris in Mississauga 11/21/2019, 6:23 pm
- IMHO, I think this doll looks like death warmed over. She needs some color in her face. - Faye in AZ 11/21/2019, 3:59 pm
- Totally agree with you about articulation and boots would have been a better look. I have been - Judie in Montreal 11/21/2019, 2:22 pm
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