Phone Fun Courtney

To complete my favorite series from Skipper doll and her friend Courtney I was searching for the last Courtney to complete my collection. A few days ago I got an offer for the Courtney and I bought her. So here she comes… Phone Fun Courtney from 1995. Now she can phone Skipper. I bought the Skipper back in 1995 when she was available. I deboxed my Skipper but I never really played with her.

Phone Fun Courtney

Phone Fun Courtney

Phone Fun Courtney

Phone Fun Courtney

The Billion of Dreams

I was asked serveral weeks ago to show my new birthday present doll – the Billion of Dreams Barbie (not the Generation of Dreams Barbie). So here she comes in pictures. I waited for her more than 10 years.

Box Billion of Dreams

Billion of Dreams Face

Billion of Dreams

Billion of Dreams

Billion of Dreams

Billion of Dreams

Billion of Dreams

Perparing a new reroot

Last Sunday I was on a flea market and found a Beatuy Secrets Barbie doll with a lot of missing hair. Today I prepared the head for new hair. I cut the existing hair and put the rest out with several tools. Here is the result. The head is bold. Next step ist waiting for the new hair to arrive.

Barbie head before reroot

Barbie head before I started to work

Barbie head before reroot

The right side from the head

First step: Cut the hair very short. To cut the hair makes it easy to get the hair out of the head.

Right side of the head after step one.

Step two: Put the short hair out of the head.

After step number two you have a bold head without hairs. It's now time to decide what hair color to choose.

Nikki has finally arrived here

After a long journey the Totally Yoyo Nikki doll has finally arrived here.  She has completed my favorite Teen Skipper series. Now that I have the whole Totally Yoyo series I want to show them to you. The first one from this series that I bought was the Totally Yoyo Skipper in 2008.  Suddenly in May 2011 the other two were offered and I bought them. Courtney arrived here about three weeks ago and Nikki arrived here yesterday. An interesting fact to know is that the Nikki doll from the promo pics were a short skirt but obviously it was replaced by the same skirt Courtney wears only in different colors.

Totally Yoyo Nikki

Totally Yoyo Nikki

Totally Yoyo Nikki

Totally Yoyo Nikki

Totally Yoyo Nikki

Totally Yoyo Courtney

Totally Yoyo Courtney

Totally yoyo Courtney

Totally Yoyo Courtney

Totally Yoyo Skipper

Totally Yoyo Skipper

Totally Yoyo Skipper

In the next weeks to come…

As theme for my next article I will write a bit about the Totally Yoyo -Series from 1998. It was the second series to use the Teen Skipper. At the moment I’m still waiting for the Totally Yoyo Nikki to arrive here. I will post pics from the whole series as far as she arrives here.

First Teen Skipper doll

Today I wanna show you another part from my Teen Skipper collection.The difference between the Skipper dolls from before 1996 and the ones produced in 1996 is that the Teen Skipper has the same size like Barbie. Before 1996 they were smaller than Barbie dolls. Maybe this was an attempt to make Skipper more interesting for little girls. Her friend Courtney, who was a brunette til 1996, became a redhaired friend later. Skipper also got a new friend called Nikki(aa – doll).
Very interesting to know is that there is a difference in the facial painting between the Courtney made for the european Market and the US Market. I gonna make a picture for comparison in the next days.

First Teen Courtney

First Teen Courtney

First Teen Courtney

First Teen Skipper

First Teen Skipper

First Teen SkipperFirst Teen Nikki

First Teen Nikki

First Teen Nikki

Where do they spend their next winter holiday?

Yesterday I finally received my Winter Holiday gift set from 1995 with all three Barbie sisters (Stacie, Kelly and Skipper)from the 1990s.
It’s a set that I wanted for years but it’s not easy to get. It wasn’t available in Germany back then. As far as I could identify the hints it was available in the USA, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Argentina. So here it is. Skipper has the rare Pizza Hut Face that was only used once for the Pizza Hut Skipper in 1994.

Winter Holiday gift set

Winter Holiday gift set

Winter Holiday gift set

Winter Holiday gift set

Winter Holiday gift set

My Shelly/Kelly fashion show

In the last weeks there weren’t much news to tell. I decided to show the fashions for the little Baby sister Kelly (in Europe and Canada known as Shelly) from Barbie that I collected in the first years when Shelly/Kelly was available. Most of them were sets with two fashions and accessoires and only one pair of shoes. In 1996 Mattel decided to offer fashion sets with two fashions in the same style, one for Barbie and a smaller one for Kelly/Shelly. Since I liked them I bought them back then. The little Kellys you see in the pictures are only two from a lot of Kelly dolls in my collection. Of course I stil have the accessoires for the outfits but to make it a bit easier I left them in the box where I store my dolls.The first Susie and the first Melody

Bath Fun Shelly/Kelly/Bade Spaß Shelly(1995)

A closer look at Bath Fun Shelly

The first two summer fashions ever released

The very first two party outfits

The second edition of party outfits

The first Susie and the first Melody

Shopping Fun Barbie & Kelly / Einkaufsspaß Barbie & Shelly (1997)

the second edition of summer outfits

The very first school outfits (although Shelly is 3 years old)

school ouftits

The very first holiday outfits

Holiday outfits

the first winter outfits

The very first night-fashion for Shelly (see the "K" for Kelly on her dressing gown)

The very first night-fashion

The first Susie and the first MelodyOutfit for a rainy day in autumn

The first Susie and the first Melody

The first Susie and the first Melody

2 from 4 Toys R Us fashions from 1996

The other two Toys R Us fashions

The other two fashions

2 fashions for Kelly from 2004

Shopping Fun Kelly shown in the first Becky outfit

Strollin' Fun Kelly

Potty Training Kelly/Geh aufs Töpfchen Shelly from 1997

The first Chelsie from 1996

Matchin’ Style Fashion Show – the first four fashions

In the last weeks I was searching for my Kelly/Shelly Fashion that I bought between 1995 and 1997. Here I want you to show the first four fashions with an outfit for Barbie and the same outfit in smaller size for Shelly. There were more outfits to buy in the following years but I didn’t know how much exactly. I think there were 12 outfits in general. Here are my first four fashions. My Models are the Shopping Fun Barbie and Shelly. Of course I still have the shoes but I lent them to other Barbies without shoes.

Shopping Fun together

Shopping Fun

Theater date

Theater date

Winter Fun/Jeans Fun

Winter Fun/Jeans Fun

Baseball Game

Baseball Game