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Very interesting about the stolen heads.
From Cheryl's Dolls, the third and final doll in the Mythical Muse series will be called "Dragon Empress." According to Papusile Mele gossip blog, a photo of a new Barbie head was recently spotted on Taobao. If this is the Dragon Empress head, that would make two Karl-faced dolls in the same collection, along with one Claudette sculpt for the mermaid. Photo credit to Dannii Saumane.
As a side note, Taobao is a Chinese shopping website that is owned by Alibaba and known to sell factory error and/or stolen Barbie heads and bodies before the actual dolls are released to market. There has been some crackdown on this, but these Barbie heads and bodies are still making it to market.
In 2017, the site sold heads for the national convention exclusive doll Golden Galaxy - making it difficult to tell if loose, nude dolls later offered for sale were genuine GGs that had their outfits removed or were cobbled together dolls using defective parts or stolen/imperfect heads, driving her price a little higher than they might have been otherwise.
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