Shopping Trips

Barbie Selection at Big W, Target and Kmart

Today I went looking for a replacement doll for Aria, since her foot has mysteriously broken off and disappeared somewhere. I found four Made to Move dolls that would do just fine, but I couldn’t bring myself to spend $19 on something I didn’t really need.

Here’s some other stuff I saw.

At Big W, I found a bunch of new Fashionistas for $13 each. Cute as they may be, none of the selection blew me away, and I didn’t buy anything.

I also saw a bunch of Made to Move dolls for $19 each. There was two variations of the soccer player, the karate girl, and the skateboarder. Both the karate girl and the soccer player would have been a fine replacement for Aria, but who needs karate or soccer gear? Not me.

I also saw this new scooter for $25, which I thought was a bit expensive.

Kmart had a nice selection of toys -I found this Club Chelsea playground, which is new. I couldn’t find the price tag.

I saw the new curvy Made to Move doll, for $19, as well as the gymnast and the soccer player for $19 again. The gymnast also would have been a nice replacement for Aria, but I don’t need gymnastics stuff.

(I suppose the costume would also work for a cheerleading outfit, but then I’d need to buy at least 3 of the dolls. Not at this price!)

There was also the new fashion packs, the dining table and the bean bag, both for $15.

Also -can we note how there is STILL Princess Power dolls in the shops? That movie came out a long time ago… Can we move on yet?

As always, Target had the most dismal selection. No Fashionistas, and no Made to Move dolls whatsoever. Just a whole lot of Giant Chelsea’s.

I guess they did have these Dreamtopia dolls for $10.40, which is a good deal, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Overall, I left empty-handed and disappointed. If the Made to Move dolls were $15, I would probably have caved in and bought a replacement (I know $19 isn’t that far from $15, but it seems like so much more!)

I hope the Skipper babysitter dolls will come out early next year, I really want to get my hands on those!

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8 thoughts on “Barbie Selection at Big W, Target and Kmart

  1. Those made to move dolls are almost impossible to find here and when you do, the price is ridiculous! I wanted to buy a made to move body for one of my dolls but finally gave up for now.

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    1. PS I like the new curvy made to move doll’s body, but I don’t like her face or hair very much. I would immediately behead her and give her body to someone else! But of course, we get stuff here in the UK long after it has appeared everywhere else.

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      1. Yes, that’s exactly what I thought! I find I don’t like a lot of the Made to Move faces though. They seem a bit cartoonish…? I didn’t realise you got things late over there, that must be incredibly annoying. It’s late for me, in Australia, but I know it’s worse in other countries so I shouldn’t complain as much as I do!

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  2. Cool. I identified one of my Barbies that I bought from an OP shop some time ago. It is a princess power one. And I agree that the prices in all the dolls are way too high. I want them to be 5cents each lol.

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    1. Wow, already at an op shop? The only dolls I find there are from the 90s! (and usually with ratty hair, too!) If all the dolls were 5 cents, I would probably have a whole house of them!

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