Can you believe that August is almost over already? Usually the month seems to just crawl, but not this time! Maybe having Mama home made it go a little faster; in years past she would have spent the early part of the month prepping for school, and the latter half teaching. Again, not this time! Anywho, it's been a quick month and Birthday Season is just around the corner for us. And as in 2011, I have my eye on a certain very unusual Barbie doll. Y'all remember this little gal, right?
Gold Label doll, meaning there were about 25,000 produced. What galled me was the fact that most people who bought up this doll were not even collectors, but rather price gougers who thought legit collectors needed to pay more than the fifty dollars Mattel was asking for. So I didn't get my Tokidoki Barbie then...but I may have a chance to get another one this year. Look what Mattel's got now!
a doll that paid tribute to designer Karl Lagerfeld. Tokidoki's spiny little comrade is also pink, and her name is Polpettina. I liked Bastardino, but I like Polpettina better in spite of that pink. She's not a sickeningly garish pink like most of the pink on the doll, but rather a soft, pale pink. She reminds me of strawberry ice cream, one of my favorite treats. Oh yes, as a final little touch, this Tokidoki Barbie also has a huge tattoo. Pictures of the details can be seen here.
So basically this new Tokidoki Barbie is going to be just as flashy as her predecessor, but not as hard to come by. That's good news for me, but not for those who enjoy the thrill of the chase. For those of you who like a challenge, Mattel threw you another bone to chew on.
link to her post is here). I wonder if her Cactus Friend has a special name like the other two? His closest match on the Tokidoki website is Malandrino, but the two are far from a perfect match. In fact, this Cactus Friend looks like he may be a cat! I say this because Malandrino is very clearly a dog. (UPDATE: this black cat may be named Buddy; he looks strikingly similar to the black Cactus Cat in this video by Toy Genie Surprises.)
So there you have it. I have another chance to own a Tokidoki Barbie, as do the other collectors out there who missed out on the first one. Yeah, she's not the same as the old one, but beggars can't be choosers. I'm very excited for this lovely lady's release, and as soon as I find one the rest of y'all will get a review.