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

Kebaya Barbie -Greetings from Malaysia

Last Sunday I had the chance to get 2 Kebaya Barbie dolls for a low price. On Wednesday the dolls arrived here.
I like them because they are very exotic. They were produced for the Asian market and available in Malaysia.

Kebaya Barbie in white dress from 1998

Kebaya Barbie in white dress

Kebaya Barbie in white dress

Kebaya Barbie in green dress from 1998

Kebaya Barbie in green dress

My Barbie has a new hairdo now

As I wrote yesterday I gave my Malibu Barbie head a full reroot. Yesterday I started to style her. Since she has so much hairs now I needed more time than I expected to give her a new hairdo. I wanted for her a very extraordinary style because she will get a very special dress. I tried to give her a hairdo like Empress Elisabeth from Austria in a very famous painting with a kind of modern style. So here is my result. 🙂

The begin of the styling

The resultIsn't she nice?

Here a bit more light

My first Barbie reroot

I was busy in the last days since I prepared myself for my first Barbie reroot. Today I gonna show you the result in pictues. I used the lock and loop method for the reroot. I needed two days to reroot the whole head.

Before the reroot

The beginning of the reroot with a bold head

As you can see the doll has no hair at the moment after 2 hours of work

A minute before the reroot was started

After the first plugs...

After the first 3 hours of work

After 4 hours of work

After 6 hours of work

After 8 hours of work

After 8 hours of work

After 10 hours of work

After 12 hours of work

After 12 hours of work

Approximately after 13 hours of work

After 14 hours of work

After 15 hours of work

After 16 and a half hours of work

After 18 hours of work

After 19 hours of work

After 19 and a half hours of work

After 20 hours of work