She is pretty, love her fashion. Thank you for the review, the little pig is darling.
Posted by Judy in Pa on 11/20/2020, 8:13 pm, in reply to "Quick In Real Life pix of Barbie Extra #3 ( the Blond )"
I found this one for sale on Walmart.com. They said they could deliver by today, and I figured they were kidding, as I hadn't seen any reports of it actually being here. I ordered it anyway, and she came a day early even. Here is a quick review. Overall, I thought she was pretty cute:
The back of the box has some cute graphics:
They had a serrated line on the back of the box that is supposed to make it easier to open. I still was about reduced to tears getting her out! Here she is still on the liner:
And a closeup of her little pet piggy:
And released. Sorry, didn't edit out my wire prop!
Surprisingly, the back of her hair was not the usual royal mess that you see on these. I will probably cut it to a more plausible length. They did the little buns on top, but didn't allow for the extra length needed, so there are two blond strips that are shorter. I may go for that length all around:
Some closeups of the accessories:
The pig is cute, but his little horn doesn't stay on very well. His wings pop off and they could be used as a headband for Babs. The yellow candy thing is supposed to be a purse, and is pretty useless as such, as there is no handle and no way for Barbie to hold it. I like the glasses, but I much prefer if you can see through them, so I will probably not use them.
And a nicer finished portrait:
Overall, I am pretty pleased. The coat is great, and my be worth the price alone. The jeans are fun, but they did tie the coat to them, so I will need to remove them and press to get the wrinkles from that out. Her hair is pretty cute, but I think I will removed the clunky white barrettes and trim. She is on a Made to Move body, so a fun doll with no need to rebody to pose. Probably won't spend a lot of time with the other "play" pieces. Not a fan of plastic jewelry, although the silvered Barbie necklace is kind of fun. She also has a purple teddy bear ring/bracelet thing that is kind of odd, that will go away soon. The boots are a hoot. Overall I am pleased with her. These days the quality, is not much worse than their midline "collector" dolls, and costs a little less. I will probably get the AA gal in this set when I see her too. Anyway, something fun to play with this weekend.
Kathy M. in CO