Saturday, August 30, 2014

Coca-Cola Barbie Dolls

Relax & Feel Refreshed with a Cool Coca-Cola Barbie Doll!

'C'mon everybody let's do a cheer for two fantastic pop culture icons - Coca-cola and Barbie!'

Let's take a page out of this featured cheerleader who also happens to be one of the collection of coke inspired Barbie dolls that you can get. I only discovered these dolls recently (thanks to a Pinterest board in fact) and I couldn't believe that I hadn't come across them before because (as regular readers will know) I love both Coca-Cola & Barbies!

There's some vintage styled Barbie dolls in this range which seems appropriate considering that coke first became popular way back then! My favorite are the retro 50s inspired dolls, however, there's just something about the idea of popping down to the diner with your friends and enjoying a cool glass of coke! 

Let's take a casual stroll and admire these fine dolls in more detail .........

Edwardian Style Barbie Dolls

The Coca-Cola Fashion Classics Series of Dolls

These three Barbie dolls are part of the Coca-Cola Fashion Classics series and are wearing Edwardian style fashions as they enjoy their delicious and refreshing beverages!

As you can see their fashions are also in the classic color combination of red and white - Mattel Summer Daydreams Barbie Coca Cola Barbie DollCheck Price

This doll was actually made using an image from a 1913 Coca-Cola calendar, although I can't find a reference as to who the actual original model was!

I love the use of the parasol and those gorgeous t-strap shoes, I think both of these elements just add a certain something to her historical wardrobe.

Another feature which I think is pretty special is the red and white striped straw in her coke bottle!

  Coca Cola Barbie - After the WalkCheck Price
This doll is wearing an outfit that is based on 1916 fashions, to me though it looks like she's about to go and picnic with friends besides a river to watch a regatta. According to Mattel, however, this doll has apparently just come back from a walk and is about to enjoy a glass of 'the real thing'.

Personally I'm going with my idea......

  Barbie Coca Cola Soda Fountain Sweetheart DollCheck Price
This gorgeous Barbie doll is based on a 1907 ad for Coca-Cola, the hat is certainly in keeping for that period while I think the red polka dots on the dress add a touch of fun to the idea of enjoying this popular drink.

The holder that her glass of coke is held in is reproduced in authentically historical detail as well.


Retro Style Coca-Cola Barbie Dolls

Coca-Cola Barbie Series of Dolls

The next series of dolls that I have for you are called the Coca-Cola Barbie Series and there are seven dolls that are part of this series which is based on retro 50s fashions which I think look so cool in this red and white theme.

You'll feel like you're on the set of Happy Days when you enjoy these dolls, back in the fifties enjoying sipping cokes and eating fries with all of your friends.

  Barbie COCA COLA SODA FOUNTAIN Playset w Shipper BoxCheck Price
The first thing in the series isn't actually a Barbie, but is actually a 'play set' which is designed to display some of the other dolls in the series beautifully.

This is a replica soda fountain with a couple of stools for dolls to sit on and space behind the counter for Ken to serve up those glasses of coke everyone enoys.

Mattel Barbie - Coca Cola Ken DollCheck Price
Coca-cola Ken gives the Coca-Cola Barbie something to dream about as he serves up her favorite soda with a special smile just for her!

Dressed in a white uniform with a red Coca-Cola apron Ken looks like the type of employee any 50's Soda Fountain owner would love to employ!

Coca-Cola Barbie #2 2000Check Price
I love the look of this doll dressed like a classic 50's teenager (except with the coke advertising around her skirt that is) this Barbie is a brunette who is about to enjoy a coke float which makes me feel quite jealous as that's one of my favorite treats from childhood!

1998 Barbie Collector Edition: Coca-Cola Barbie as a Waitress.Check Price
Dressed as a waitress in this trip down memory lane is this gorgeous Coca-Cola Barbie doll. I love the tray that she's carrying out to customers, but I must admit I would've liked to see her with roller skates on instead of her black and white saddle shoes.

This doll also came in a brunette version which I haven't been able to source for you at the present time as it is a long rarer. When this series was first released the brunette Coca-Cola waitress was only available through Disney World in Florida, these days ebay is a great place to look for her.

If you're after a 'sportier' Barbie then you might like the next two dolls that were also part of this series - we're talking about a cheerleader and a member of the marching band.... Barbie Coca-Cola Collector DollCheck Price

This Barbie Majorette has striking dark hair and looks very happy to be leading the parade with her baton in one hand, her uniform complete with tall hat and pom pom decorated shoes looks right at home on her.

Barbie Coca Cola CheerleaderCheck Price
This Barbie doll is the cheerleader from the introduction picture and loves encouraging you all to drink coke!

Her blonde hair is in a ponytail and she has that fresh, all American girl look about her ....... she's also wearing Ken's letterman jacket which I think is a great extra touch.

Whether you're a fan of Barbie dolls or Coca-Cola I hope you've enjoyed this little jaunt with me. I've written other pages about Barbies which you might also find interesting, feel free to them out on my dolls page.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Superhero Barbie Dolls

Awesome Superhero Themed Barbie Dolls

What do you get when you combine your favorite comic book heroes with your favorite doll? These superhero Barbie dolls or course!

I've selected some great superhero Barbies for you which will let your inner geek come out to play with your inner 'girly girl'!

Whether you prefer Supergirl or Wonder Woman or someone completely different I'm sure you'll appreciate all of these cool dolls that I've selected for you......... I've even included some of the superhero adversaries for you too, after all life as a superhero would be boring without some 'bad guys' to pursue!

The one thing all of these Barbies have in common is that they don't stand for any nonsense so whether you want to yell - 'girl power!' or 'Barbie power!' these dolls are great ones to collect.

Batgirl Barbie - A Collector's Doll

Pink Label Barbie Doll

This absolutely stunning Barbie doll is a pink label one from the DC Superheroes Pop Culture Collection range and was released in 2008. As you can see, aside from the costume, Barbie has done away with her famous blonde locks for cascading auburn waves which combined with her bat ears mask makes for a very striking look.

The figure hugging Batgirl 'suit' is accessorized with not just the yellow bat emblem, gloves and boots but also a very arresting gold lined black cape as well.   I think the Batgirl above is the best of the Barbie Batgirls that are available, but there are a couple of others that have been released which I thought I should show you as well.

  Barbie as BatGirl: 11.5" Collectible Doll with StandCheck Price
This Barbie Batgirl comes with her own stand which is great for a collector, but personally I don't think she's a patch on the first one as far as looks go.

  Barbie as Batgirl on MotorcycleCheck Price
This doll was released as an exclusive to Toys R Us and although you already know my favorite I must say I do love that the motorcycle is included with this doll.


Black Canary Barbie

A DC Comics Barbie Doll

This Barbie doll is part of the black label collection which means it was released for adult Barbie doll collectors. The Black Canary is well known to lovers of DC Comics and is a superheroine who used her martial arts skills to earn the reputation of one of the greatest fighters of the DC Universe.

Not only does this Barbie doll wear the Black Canary's disguise, she also has a 'don't mess with me' look on her face giving Barbie a whole new attitude - or is that just my imagination?

Catwoman Barbie

A Barbie Collector Doll

There are a few different Barbie versions of Catwoman available, but this one has to be my favorite as it's based on the television series that first introduced me to Catwoman. This doll looks like a cross between Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether the very first two actresses to play Catwoman.

Now I know that Catwoman wasn't actually a superhero, but didn't you want to be her at one stage in your life? Although an adversary of Batman, Catwoman developed quite a following of her own as a favorite anti-heroine.

As I've said there are other options for your own Catwoman Barbie if you don't want a nostalgic walk down a Catwoman inspired memory lane as you can see below.

  Barbie as CatwomanCheck Price
This is another great doll that shows a lot of feline attitude and is a very close second in my mind to the one above. I would be happy with either I must admit!

  Barbie As CatwomanCheck Price
This is probably my least favorite version of Catwoman although (no surprise) I think it's my hubby's favorite! I'm no Eartha Kitt or even Michelle Pfeiffer, but I still believed that if I was more disciplined with my diet and exercise I could still be Catwoman for Halloween until Halle Berry took on the role - I can't compete with that body!

Luckily Barbie's figure is also pretty cool which is why she can crack the whip in style while wearing this skin baring version of a catsuit!


Elektra Barbie

A Marvel Comics Barbie Doll

 Barbie has a very sassy look in this 'take no prisoners' outfit and is perfect in the role of a ninja assassin. The outfit that Barbie is wearing here is quite faithful to the comic book version of Elektra.

As both villain, superhero and love interest to first Daredevil and then Wolverine Elektra has certainly had a very interesting comic book life which is why she'll certainly be a talking point in your Barbie collection.

Harley Quinn Barbie

DC Comics Villianess Barbie Doll

This lady's no superhero, shes a crazy super-villain instead! Originally Dr Harleen Frances Quinzel, an Arkham psychiatrist she fell in love with the Joker and becomes his on/off sidekick.

As well as being a high achiever in college earning herself top marks in academia, Harleen was also a talented gymnast which is where she gets her agility. After Poison Ivy befriended her she injected her with a serum which gave Harley Quinn immunity against a lot of different toxins as well as giving her almost super strength and speed.

The Invisible Woman Barbie

A Fantastic Four Barbie Collector Doll

Sue Storm, more famously known as The Invisible Woman is one fourth of The Fantastic Four and this Barbie doll is dressed in the famous Fantastic Four jumpsuit ready for action.

Sue Storm along with her brother, future husband and his best friend were exposed to a cosmic storm and found themselves with a range of powers. Sue's initial power being the ability to turn invisible hence she became The Invisible Woman. However as she got used to using her powers she discovered that she could also make other people invisible and control force fields of invisible energy which has been proven to be a very useful super power.

Poison Ivy Barbie

A DC Comics Barbie Doll

With her gorgeous, thick, wavy, red tresses this Barbie doll may be a formidable eco-terroist, but she's also drop dead gorgeous!

Poison Ivy is usually portrayed as one of Batman's super villains, but she's also close friends to Harley Quinn so if you're thinking of buying either doll they do look good together!!!

Poison Ivy gained her immunity to plant based toxins and other plant related powers after her college professor (who has seduced the previously shy Seattle girl) injected her with a number of poisons and toxins as an experiment one which leaves her quite mad and prone to violent mood swings.

Supergirl Barbie

A Silver Label Barbie Collector Doll

  I think this doll (released in 2008) has to be the best Barbie Supergirl I've seen. Supergirl was actually Superman's cousin Kara and shares the same powers as him, along with the same vulnerability to kryptonite.

I remember enjoying the 80s movie Supergirl, but in the comic world she didn't prove popular enough and was 'killed off'. Her story has since been resurrected this millennium along with the release of this rather cool looking Barbie.

Now the collectors doll above isn't the only Supergirl Barbie you can get, there is another which I'm including for you here.
Barbie As SupergirlCheck Price

Personally I think that this Barbie doll just looks like a cheap version of the silver label doll above, but if you're looking for a doll to play with as opposed to 'collect and display' then this option is certainly a lot nicer to the wallet and with the symbol on her chest and her cape it will lead to a lot of superhero style play.


Wonder Woman Barbie

2008 Pop Culture Collection Doll

This has to be my favorite Wonder Woman Barbie doll to date. This is a pink label Barbie that was released in 2008 as part of the Pop Culture Collection and it is stunning.

You can see this doll is my favorite on this page as I've used the image for the introduction too! There's just something magical (to me) about Wonder Woman and somehow this doll has managed to capture it - her strength, beauty and absolute sureness in herself.

Who didn't love Wonder Woman? I think the makers of Barbie very obviously did when they created this model, although they have made other Wonder Woman Barbies as well.

  Barbie as Wonder Woman DollCheck Price
This Wonder Woman Barbie doll is also really nice and I do love her cloak. She's just not as majestic and striking as the one above in my opinion, however she does still show signs of that 'can do' attitude that our favorite Amazonian superheroine has.

  Barbie as Wonder Woman DollCheck Price
This doll is probably my least favorite one, not only is she sans-cloak but she also looks more like Barbie in dress up than a fearless warrior for justice and peace. Well that's what I think anyway, but I could be a little biased as I'm a Wonder Woman fan from way back to the Lynda Carter days where we would spin around chanting Wonder Woman and secretly hope that we too could change like Diana Prince!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Special Edition Furby

Collectible Furbys For Sale - Special Edition Furbys | Limited Edition Furbys

If you love Furbys (and who doesn't?) then you'll simply adore some of these special and limited edition Furbys. If you're after classic Furbies or the 2012 Furby then you need to visit - The Furby Toy, but if you want to look at some rare, collectible and altogether special Furbies then you're in the right place here.

The 'Santa Furby' or I guess that should be the Special Limited Edition Christmas Furby pictured is just one of the Furbys that come with it's own numbered tag so you know only a few people worldwide have one of these particular Furbies.

Some of the Furbys on this page are Special Edition Furbys that are pretty cool, but aren't limited in the numbers produced. Having said that they really do add to the collection as there are a lot that people don't usually see such as the Racing Furby.

Seasonal Furbys

A Furby for All Seasons - Collect Them All!

I have found some special edition and limited edition Furbys for different seasons from Valentines to Christmas these really are gorgeous Furbies that are just made to be collected!

Special Edition Furbys

Some of the coolest collectible Furbies you've ever seen!

Special Edition Furbys for Sale

Buy a Fun Furby Today!

Limited Edition Furbys

Some of the rarest, funkiest Furbies you can collect!

Unique Limited Edition Furbies

Collect a Special Furby Today!

These Furbys are limited in number which means they really are the ones that collectors covet and there are some really awesome ones that I've sourced for you here. The Graduation Furby in particular would make a cool, retro gift idea for a college student that is sure to be appreciated.

More Furby Toys

There are lots of different Furbys/Furbies available including the Classic Furby and the 2012 Furby so if you want to check out some more Furbys then here's the link -

The Furby Toy 
The must have toy of 1998 has been reborn and is tipped to be one of the hottest Christmas gifts for 2012 - The Furby! 2012 Purple Furby The biggest problem ...

Which is Your Favorite Collectible Furby?

I think I'd love to have them all, but if I had to choose I'd be torn between Halloween Furby and Santa Furby as I could see myself using them in my holiday decor, probably on top of my Halloween Tree and Christmas Tree!

The Furby Toy

Buy a Furby This Holiday Season!

The must have toy of 1998 has been reborn and is tipped to be one of the hottest Christmas gifts for 2012 - The Furby!

The biggest problem I see about buying a furby is deciding on what color to buy as the 2012 Furby colors are gorgeous!

If you're new to furbies then check out Starry Night Furby pictured here - isn't he gorgeous? Let me tell you all about the Furby from it's birth to it's own language, it's history and it's much anticipated rebirth......

1998 Furby - Where The Furby Story Begins

Furby 70-800 (Before You Name Them Furbies Have Model Numbers)

The Furby was first released at the American International Toy Fair in 1998 and these cute toys with big eyes were an almost instant hit, even getting nicknames in the general media like my favorite here (guess his name if you can)
His name was Snowball - very original I know, but wasn't he cute? You can still find some of the other 1998 Furbies (that's the plural for Furby by the way), model number 70-800 online and I've found a couple classic ones for you below. The Furby sold so well upon release that they became in short supply during the 1998 Holiday season and some suppliers made a fortune by overpricing the toys online forcing harried parents to pay a lot to keep their children happy. It was almost like the 1996 movie Jingle All The Way coming to life with the Furby replacing the Turbo Man action figure! Check out the classic 1998 Furbys for sale here from Bumblebee to Dalmation, poor Snowball had a lot of competition!

What Was The Appeal of the Furby?

Why Did So Many People Buy Furbies?

I love their big eyes, I think they just look at you and you melt, but they are far more than just a cuddly toy - they're an intelligent robot that just happens to be in a cute body. You can't get much better than that.

The Furby speaks and has it's own language - Furbish, but it learns English so if you're competitive you can try and get your Furby to learn English before your friends ...... or you could teach yourself Furbish!

I think the idea behind the Furby having their own language is cool, the way the Furby 'learns' more English as it grows is a cool concept although it is one that led to many misconceptions......misconceptions that resulted in the cool kids liking the idea of the Furby, sound interesting?

Furbies Banned!

Yes, that's right, Furbies were banned due to a misconception. It's like banning a record from the radio and having it go to number one, once it was reported that the innocent Furby was banned from the NSA they became even cooler. The misconception was that the Furby could record and repeat things that it heard which had intelligence agencies (including the NSA) around the world very nervous although also probably thinking they could do with getting a few Furbies to spy for them!

It turns out that this wasn't the case, but the classic Furby does continue to be very popular with geeks because of it's audio capabilities and sensory interfaces that can be dissected and re-constructed to do interesting things.

Collectible Furbies for Sale

Buy An Extra Special Furby Here!

Furbies were so popular that special ones were also created, I always thought that Gremlins and Furbys looked similar so it was no surprise that they came up with the Gizmo Furby! Other extra special Furbies that were created included E.T. Furby and Yoda Furby and they were all so cute!

What About a Furby Baby?

Cute Furby Babies for Sale!

Following the runaway commercial success of the Furby the company decided to release the Furby Baby in 1999. These were available in 24 different colors which offered wide appeal and they were smaller than the classic Furby. They had higher voices which made sense, but they also switched to speaking English faster which I thought was a little bizarre.

The bit I personally didn't like about the Furby baby is that they can't dance and I do think that Furbies are cute when they dance! The Furby Babies did have a lot of fans however and I've found a few for you to buy here -

The 2012 Furby Toy

The Latest Furby Model - Ooo La La!

The latest Furbies look absolutely gorgeous and I just love the ten cool color combinations that the Furby is available in. You can see them all on the cool image below and if you can't wait to make one of these your own you can even click on the image to be taken to Furby Heaven........ well actually just a page where you can buy a 2012 Furby if you like or simply check out the prices, product descriptions etc.

2012 Furby Review

This review of the Furby shows it in action as well as interacting with other 2012 models and also a Shelby (a Friend of Furby released in 2001). It compares the new model Furby with the classic Furby and is a great review if you want to know more about the Furby.

Furby - A Living Toy That Grows Over Time

2012 Furbies Really Are A Must Have Toy!

This model of Furby comes with gorgeously expressive LCD eyes and really does seem almost human like in a number of ways as you can interact with him, he recognizes things like different orientation (ie if you hold him upside down or on one side), he responds to audio by dancing or talking. Basically as an interactive toy the Furby is pretty unbeatable.

As a parent you do wonder how long toys du jour are going to last though and according to the toy engineers responsible for this model of Furby they are built tough and can be shaken and thrown around without being broken which is always a plus.

There is a negative side to the Furby though and that is they DO NOT have an on/off button. Now apparently if you don't touch or interact with the Furby it will go to sleep, however the original Furby didn't have an on/off button either and I remember getting a hell of a fright when it started going off in the middle of the night!!!!
The minute you start playing with it you're starting to shape it's personality.

All Furbies are alike until you take them out of the box - it doesn't matter what color Furby you get the personalities are all the same. One you open the box however you start to shape your Furby which means that every Furby can be different. This is thanks to the Furby's internal memory which doesn't get reset when you change batteries.

This toy really does grow up with it's owner and that is one of the coolest thing about it.

Furby Goodies - Apps | Language | Instructions

A Furby is like a baby in that you shape it's own personality and as such there are a number of different instruction books and training manuals available for you to buy. Furbies also speak their own different language like babies seem to and you soon find yourself understanding what they want - the biggest difference with Furbies is that you can get Furbish dictionaries which can help you understand them (Furbish is the name of their language).

What about an app? Yes there is a Furby App available and it's a lot of fun, allowing you to learn Furbish as well as feeding your Furby electronically (I can see a number of children, young and old, enjoying that!).

2012 'Topknot' Furby

There's More New Furbies in Town - And They've Got Attitude!

Just when I thought I knew which 2012 Furby I wanted they introduced some new ones and these are pretty funky (apparently that's no longer a cool word to use, but I think it suits them!). May I introduce the latest six members of the Furby clan - Starry Night, Cotton Candy, Orangutan, Lagoona, Punky Pink, and Raincloud.

The distinguishing feature of these Furbies are their topknots which I think are pretty cool and the color combinations, well how about I just show you instead -

Which is Your Favorite Furby?

Out of the Classic Furbies I loved Snowball, but the new ones had me torn between Purple Furby and the Teal, now that I've seen the topknot versions it's even harder. I think I'll take the 'original' style 2012 Furby in purple and the topknot style in Lagoona. What's your favorite?