Okay, technically she’s Barbie, but at the 2000 Grant-A-Wish convention, she was known as Glitch, Cyber Girl Barbie’s friend. At least that’s what it says in the comic book that came with the convention package. Dressed in a far-out fashion, she looks exactly like everything else Y2K related from that era. She was the centerpiece at the Saturday meal event that year.
I purchased this doll from Susan Manos, of the Barbie ID-guide fame. She’s clearly been handled extensively and her boots show a lot of wear. If I can figure out how they were made? I’ll replace them or I can see if I can pay someone else to make a new pair for me. However, this is the only Glitch I have ever seen for sale, so I jumped at the chance to buy her. What I didn’t anticipate was exactly how large her display platform was. I consider this another case of me being unable to fully realize measurements, although, as a contractor’s daughter this shouldn’t be a problem for me. And yet it is – more often than I’d like.
The glue on the balls and stems (meant to represent a cross between a Tesla coil and a plasma ball, or so I’m told) has dried out and I have yet to find a glue I’m happy with so I can repair them. Her base is also extremely fragile (which is why the balls/stems won’t be replaced until they are fixed) but so well done. As are all of the other little details. Even the CD she’s standing on! Even if she needs a little repair work, I am so thrilled to finally be able to own her!
To give you an idea of the size and scale
And her friend – Cyber Girl. She was the official convention doll for GAW that year.
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