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It is frustrating when we get a doll and we noticed that something is not quite the same as you expected based on the promo picture. I know, there is always that "Production doll may vary from the photo shown above. [Insert company name here] reserves the right to modify the fashion/fabrics, sculpt, hair color/style, and accessories."

I used to read that "warning" and see it as the "exception" but lately, it is becoming the rule for some Barbies.

 

I have 2 recent cases. Grace Kelly Rear Window and Dolls Of The World Argentina.

So I decided to fix their looks to see how close I could get to the promo photos.

See the result below. I used just some water, rubber bands for the hair and a Barbie hairbrush:

 

I know out  there  there are experts and they could do a better job than the one I have done but for now, I'm happy with my results.

Nilsa

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  • thanks Dana! 

    What I dislike is when ordering online based on the promo and then the surprise!!

    When I pick the doll  at a store is different because I'm seeing what I'm really getting.

    Sometimes is good to wait to see real photos before buying but with some collector dolls there is a chance of missing the doll. 
     
    Dana Cooper said:

    Nilsa, in cases like these, your satisfaction is the only thing that matters. Mattel produces one thing; you make it more to your taste - that sounds like a win to me.

    Happy collecting and happier "fixing."

    Dana

    http://phillycollector.blogspot.com/

  • you did a great job Dana, I alway remove mine, and have to fix something,, and thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my shabby chic room.

    hugs

    Peggy

  • Nilsa, in cases like these, your satisfaction is the only thing that matters. Mattel produces one thing; you make it more to your taste - that sounds like a win to me.

    Happy collecting and happier "fixing."

    Dana

    http://phillycollector.blogspot.com/

  • ugh.  I hate the packaging with the doll sewn in.   

    Nilsa M. Donelan said:

    Oh yes! Those awful plastic strips. I wonder who had that  idea -lol

    Simon Farnworth said:

    Me too, I always liberate dolls from the tyranny of packaging LOL! I hate the way the hair at the back is sometimes stitched or attached to the packaging. A while back Barbie packaging seemed to have the hair sewn into 2 plastic strips. A nightmare to remove!

  • Oh yes! Those awful plastic strips. I wonder who had that  idea -lol

    Simon Farnworth said:

    Me too, I always liberate dolls from the tyranny of packaging LOL! I hate the way the hair at the back is sometimes stitched or attached to the packaging. A while back Barbie packaging seemed to have the hair sewn into 2 plastic strips. A nightmare to remove!

  • Admin

    Me too, I always liberate dolls from the tyranny of packaging LOL! I hate the way the hair at the back is sometimes stitched or attached to the packaging. A while back Barbie packaging seemed to have the hair sewn into 2 plastic strips. A nightmare to remove!

  • Thanks Simon. Yes, always the hair. I'm a de-boxer and so many times when I remove the doll from the box, the back of the hair is a mess!!

    The Irish Festivals of the World doll has wonderful curls... on the front, the back of the hair is very bad.

    Simon Farnworth said:

    Hi Nilsa you have done an excellent job here! It always seems to be the hair that suffers most in these cases isn't it?

  • Admin

    Hi Nilsa you have done an excellent job here! It always seems to be the hair that suffers most in these cases isn't it?

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