Years Later, Lammiily Isn’t That Popular
Do you remember Lammily? I know I sure do. I think her big debut was Christmas 2014, and hoo boooy, did she make my life difficult!
Every doll site I visited, news about Lammily popped up everywhere -as if there hadn’t been plenty of other ‘real’ dolls produced before, all flops, of course. To name a few -Wee 3 Friends, Get Real dolls, Happy to Be Me, The Get Set Club, etc.
I encourage you to read more here, this piece sums it up nicely: https://playbarbies.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/opinion-someone-needs-to-create-an-anti-barbie/
Anyway, mainstream news outlets caught on about Lammily too. In the local newspaper! On the television! On non-doll-related news sites! On social media! Everyone in real life was talking about it, too. “Ooh, Holly, did you hear about Barbie’s new competition? People are going to like Lammily a lot more, since she’s actually realistic.” SHUT UP BRENDA.
Anyway, did you hear that Lammily has a male friend now?
I sure didn’t, until recently, because apart from doll-collectors, Lammily hasn’t made a huge impact. I was worried I might see her at my local Target, but nope. Has she even hit retail stores yet?
Barbie and Ken are Officially Broken Up
What? How? When? Who knows! All I know is -Ken has a new crush and Barbie is totally fine with it. They’re still friends though.
This is quite the bummer, because when Barbie and Ken broke up last time (was it 2004?), it was a massive deal. This time, there was no announcement, just a subtle statement in a vlog that’s only seen by a mere 70, 000 people.
The last time Barbie and Ken were officially called “a couple” was waayy back in 2015 in Life in the Dreamhouse. Before Life in the Dreamhouse, it was in 2010 with Barbie: A Fairy Secret. Since then, yes, Ken has been mentioned, but never as “this is Ken MY BOYFRIEND.”
What does this mean? How did this happen?
Who are Barbie’s Friends, Anyway?
Seriously. Since the Fashionistas don’t have names (and don’t seem to represent Barbie’s core friends, anyway), it’s getting a bit confusing.
Well, we know Renee is definitely still there -she has been mentioned several times in Barbie’s Vlogs, and she starred in Barbie: Spy Squad.
Teresa’s still there, too. She was mentioned in Barbie’s vlogs, and was also in Spy Squad.
Harper’s a new face -she has only been mentioned in Barbie’s vlogs, and there has only been one doll of her. So far, I really like her.
It seems Nikki, Ryan, and Grace 2.0 have both left -I don’t think there has been any mention of them since Life in the Dreamhouse. It seems like Midge, Raquelle and Summer are gone, too, although Midge and Raquelle have been featured in the Barbie Style range. That was quite a while ago, though.
What about Christie? She appeared in Barbie and her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure but hasn’t been mentioned since, I believe.
It really bums me out that I haven’t seen any of my favourite Barbie friends in such a long time. It just makes me wish that Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures would hurry up and premiere already, perhaps that’ll allow us a greater insight into who Barbie’s current friends are.
Mattel Can Produce Articulated Curvy Dolls, But Isn’t
If you’re following @barbiestyle on Instagram, you’ll know that Mattel has teased images of ARTICULATED CURVY DOLLS.
Does this mean we’ll be seeing them in the future? Or is this just a little joke? ‘haha, you thought you were getting cool new dolls, psych!’
Also: Fashionisto2k is coming back to Flickr! How exciting! I truly thought he was gone forever.
Also Also: There still hasn’t been any more information about the next Barbie movie (unless you count Dolphin Adventure, which is less a film and more a ’60 minute special.’) DOES THIS MEAN THERE ARE NO MORE MOVIES?? What is happening??