Hello! I'm struggling to get this posted before Halloween, so this may be a bit of a "watered down" post, lol. Nobody has time to read lengthly, detailed reviews, anyway, so here we go!
This Halloween season, I picked up a few of these older Barbie and Kelly sets from eBay.
They were all reasonably priced and I was curious to see how the quality compared to the Halloween dolls that have been released in recent years.
First up is Halloween Fun Barbie and Kelly 1998 (Target Exclusive).
This Barbie is gorgeous! For some reason, I didn't get a good full length photo of her, but the most important thing you need to know is that she has gorgeous green eyes! I'm so used to seeing a "blue-eyed" Barbie, that this was a pleasant surprise for me when I took her out of the package.
Her hair is soft and glue-free. She has beautiful red lips.
She also has the beautiful closed-mouth Mackie mold that I love.
Her outfit consists of a dress, black tights, black boots and a head band as well as a ring and earrings. All pieces are very nice quality!
This little Kelly doll is very cute as well. I like that she came as a redhead, instead of her usual blonde version. Her outfit is a onesie that velcros in the back and she comes with a cardboard trick-or-treat bag. The stand is actually from a different doll, so she does not include a stand.
I love them. :)
Next up is Halloween Party Nikki (friend of Kelly) 2003.
She is too cute for words. I love her little blond bob haircut with the bangs. Her outfit is actually 4 pieces! The pumpkin costume and sleeves are one-piece and she has little green leggings underneath. She has a pumpkin cap and little orange shoes. She also comes with a tiny stand. :)
Next is Halloween Party Melody (friend of Kelly) 2004
She's so adorable! Her outfit is just a onesie tiger costume, but she also comes with a stand and trick-or-treat bag. All of these Kelly's have the same face mold, just different coloring.
Lastly is Halloween Charm Barbie from 2006.
Out of her box, she's quite charming. I noticed that her face has a slightly green cast to the vinyl. I hope this was intentional, but if not, it works! I'm not really sure which face mold she has, but my best guess would be Asha. (But I really don't know.)
Her outfit is very pretty and the coat is separate and removable. It sparkles in the lighting. My favorite, thing! :) Her dress underneath is also quite lovely. It's made of thick orange satin with a layer of purple tulle on top and it's hemmed all around. I love the quality of these older Barbies!
She's also wearing nice, flexible plastic boots. They are pretty generic, but work well with the outfit.
Both these Barbies I've shown have the rubbery click knees as opposed to the hollow non-flexible knees that are common today.
Her hair is also soft and shiny. no glue! Her hat is a flexible plastic material, which I must prefer over the hard plastic type we usually get now.
The girls aren't too fond of this creepy guy!
Well, looks like everyone is all set to go out for a night of Halloween fun!
Overall I had a great time opening and reviewing these lovely dolls. This is all I have collected for this Halloween season, but I'm pretty sure I'll add a few more next year. :) They are fun to set up as decorations! Prior to this, I didn't have any Halloween Barbies so this is such a treat for me. :)
For the last couple of photos, I added a blue light bulb to one of my umbrella lights to try to get a darker "moonlit" effect.
Happiest of Halloween to you all!
Thanks for stopping by. :)