My Collection

I finally understand.

Ta-da! My new Teresa Made to Move, for $25 (17.56USD, 12.90 Pounds, 16.09 Euros).

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I really, really wanted Nikki but I haven’t seen her at all so far. I was very close to walking away, as I didn’t see the fuss in a generic (articulated, but still) doll with very plain clothing and no accessories. Who cares if she can touch her face?

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I’m very impressed with the box art showing all the possibilities. It’s so colourful and great! I get really annoyed when people say ‘ugh Barbie is all about pink’ like ?? That was really a big thing in the 90s-00s, but barely at all nowadays.

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HOW PERFECT IS THIS. I’ll go over it later in more detail.

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Her face is really unusual. Not pretty, but not hateful. She has such defined features that she almost looks… Tired?

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In case you can’t see what I mean, here we compare Barbie Fashionista Rainbow Wave 2 from 2013 with Barbie Teresa Made to Move 2015. I imagine that close-up photos of the two would look very odd.

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Moving the doll’s hand to face felt so natural, I was actually surprised when Barbie couldn’t do the same!

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Her leg doesn’t go very far, she can’t do the splits, and this Half Moon pose is certainly  something -but it’s a thousand times better than the regular articulated dolls. It brings a whole new meaning to ‘fully articulated!’ I do wish she came with shoes, though.

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Look at her right arm -it’s got a fair few marks on it, huh? Looks a bit like she’s been chewed by a dog already! I feel like her joints are going to snap any moment, especially the feet, although her arms are strangely stiff.

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Nothing has velcro, but slides on and off easy enough. I wish the top had velcro, at least, so you could change it without taking off the leggings first. They are made from a stretchy fabric that feels like a real workout top.

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So many joints! It didn’t take me a second to get used to seeing all the joints the Fashionista has, I would have no problem dressing any of them in a bikini -but I feel like Teresa would look like a bit of a robot in them. Perhaps I just need to get used to how bulky they are, especially on the arms.

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Aren’t these simply the best? I haven’t seen most of these products before, only a few in photos. It’s cool that they have such a huge variety of photos, to show consumers all the things they can do.

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a guitar like that? I think that comes in a small furniture fashion pack, but I’ve never seen any of those irl. Actually, I haven’t seen furniture or housing packs in years, only ever dolls. It’s a shame, because those are the things I really need! (that, and flat shoes) There weren’t any fashion packs, not even the single $6 each ones, today, either. They must be getting discontinued.

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And that’s that! My second purchase of the year and it’s only February! OH -I looked for Barbie & Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure, but it must have sold out. Maybe later.

-Pace! ❤

 

 

 

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