Christmas and Christmas Wishes: A Barbie Collector’s Perspective

A Time filled with Joy

Christmas is a time filled with joy, love, and the spirit of giving. As a Barbie collector, the holidays bring a special excitement, as they mark an opportunity to indulge in our passion and express our creativity. However, for many of us, the festive period can also be a time of financial constraint, as we struggle to find the perfect gifts for our families and friends.

The Christmas wish list of a collector

As a Barbie collector, our wish list often goes beyond our means, with the vast array of dolls, accessories, and collectibles available. Our area of collecting can vary greatly, with some collectors focusing on vintage dolls, special editions, or even customizing their Barbies. No matter what our niche is, our passion can often lead to spending a significant amount of money on our collection. Just for fun I made a video about the Christmas wish list topic three years ago.

Easy to find presents

Despite the financial strain, it’s surprisingly easy for our family to find presents for us. Barbie collectors are known for their passion and enthusiasm, and our loved ones often understand our obsession. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift of a Barbie-inspired accessory or a gift certificate for our favorite Barbie store, our families are always willing to support our hobby. For those of you not so familiar with the collector thing I also made a video so that you can get inspirations if you have a Barbie collector among your friends.

A private hobby?

However, it’s a different story when it comes to our colleagues and friends. While it’s easy to smile inside every time we add a new doll to our collection, we often refrain from sharing this excitement with those around us. The fear of being judged or misunderstood often holds us back from openly discussing our hobby. It might be different in some countries in the world. Widely accepted in the US we as collectors in Europe still have to fight against prejudices. While it’s no problem to collect model trains as a man it’s still regarded as something very strange when you collect Barbie dolls as woman in Europe. The reasons for collecting Barbie can have a lot of different backgrounds.

Challenges between money and Christmas wishes

While it may be challenging to find a balance between our collector’s desires and our financial obligations, the joy it brings to our lives is undeniable. The countless hours we spend organizing our collection, researching and acquiring new dolls, and admiring our carefully curated displays are all worth it. You know the hunting is one of the most exciting aspects of our hobby.

This is a picture showing some christmas decoration from my mom but for me this also reflects Christmas wishes
Christmas wishes of you?

Collector’s secrets are ok

To fellow Barbie collectors, I urge us to embrace the joy we find in our hobby and not let social expectations dictate our happiness. It’s okay to hide our collector’s secrets from those who may not understand, but it’s important to find solace in the shared passion of other collectors. From my personal experience I can tell you that I don’t tell it all my colleagues at work. I sometimes think about telling them but the reality is that only one colleague knows my little secret. We spoke about it and it was accepted.

Handmade Christmas cookies
Hand made Christmas cookies

Dream big

So, as we navigate the festive period, let’s remember that it’s okay to dream big, even when it comes to our collecting habits. And let’s embrace the joy of our collection, even if we can’t always express it to those outside of our collector community. Don’t forget it’s okay when you have to save a while for your biggest Christmas wish. Sometimes this happens in life but never forget to fight for it if you have to. And if you are like me still used to catalogues this may also bring some joy http://www.wishbookweb.com/the-catalogs/ Happy holidays to all!

Club Exclusive Holiday Treasures Barbie, wears a blue velvet gown with a white glittery underskirt, partly visible with red hair
Club Exclusive Holiday Treasure Barbie 2000

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020

This week I have not very much to tell. The crazy Barbie collector is on vacation. The Santa Claus Ken I wrote about last week has arrived at my apartment in the meantime. Pic gonna follow in January when I’m back home. It’s my goal to enjoy the holiday at my parent’s. We see each other very seldom.

I had no adventures on my trip by train. Within 10 hours I arrived at the city where I was born once. New posts come in the new year 2020 and I hope you have a quiet Christmas without accidents and some time for yourself.

Why Re-ment miniature food will change your life as a Barbie collector

I recently ordered two packages of Re-ment miniature food for my Coca Cola Soda Fountain. I thought it looked a bit incomplete and wanted to find out if the miniature food could be the solution for my problem. From the size it’s perfect for my Soda Fountain.

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My Coca Cola Soda Fountain decorated with Re-ment food miniatures
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My Soda jerk makes some fresh Doughnuts
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More are waiting¬† for a place in the pot…
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Barbie meets Elvis at the Soda Fountain
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Elvis ? Really Elvis? Incredible!
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Barbie is happy…
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Such a lovely day…

I must say I like the miniature food.

My first review

I’d like to change my blog a little bit. Usually I only show you the new Barbie dolls in my collection but I haven’t bought any dolls in the last weeks. The reason to write this review are the pics from the new “Gone With the Wind” Barbie dolls that were available yesterday. Here’s a short link for you that you know what I talk about https://www.dollgenie.com/profile-dg.php?id=3175 . ¬† My first impression is that they look well. Obviously the new head mold developed for the 2001 Gone With the Wind Barbie dolls was also used for these dolls.

Pro:

  • + New head mold
  • + A new dress for Scarlett
  • + A new suit for Rhett
  • + Price

Contra:

  • + The red dress was already available in the 1990s
  • + Design of the box, why not a more beautiful box?

Can’t really say things about the quality now. In general my first impression is good . I’m surprised in a positive way. What I would like is more “Gone With the Wind” Barbie dolls. I know that Tonner produced more characters from the movie like Ashley, Melanie Wilkes, India and Belle Watling. I wish Mattel would offer them, too. Furthermore I would like to have different dresses. Scarlett has a lot of beautiful dresses. Tonner even produced a series of six dresses that were designed but didn’t make it into the movie. I think that are interesting points they could consider.