12/10/2009

Can I just get the shoes?

There are many who will spend $150 for a non-articulated doll dressed in a black catsuit with painted black hands and four pair of shoes. They are probably the very same people who bought my Platinum Cher doll for $500. I can't put you down because I take a look at my dolly spreadsheet from time to time and cringe when I see what I spend on doll clothes. It's obscene. But at least my dolls can sit, bend their arms and are fully articulated.

Anyway, I keep seeing these images of the Christian Louboutin Cat Burglar doll. The packaging is very nice. I wonder if the shoes are plastic? The doll is limited to 7700 worldwide. That seems like a huge amount to me when I collect dolls that are variously limited from less than 100 to about 1000. The range of retail prices I've seen is from a low of $149.99 to a high of $299.99. Unreal.

"Here is a brief description: Christian Louboutin has collaborated with Barbie to create this limited edition 'Cat Burglar' doll. In a black catsuit and Differa sandals, she is the perfect gift for fashion lovers. She comes with a collection of 4 red-soled Louboutins, each with their own shoe box and bag. "





I love the last picture. Definitely a hottie!

Mattel outdid themselves this year and their rising prices reflected the extra effort.

6 comments:

  1. I agree, the shoes are neat, but I feel pretty "meh" about the doll itself. And don't get me wrong, I love a good catsuit as much as the next girl. I just don't find the face attractive.

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  2. The shoes appear to be of decent quality moulds... but no plastic shoes can beat those highly detailed NON plastic shoes of Misaki and FR and co. and a basic FR doll is cheaper than USD $150 too!

    I might get her if I have spare money... for the novelty factor... I think the face would look great on a historically costumed doll hmmm

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  3. I'm not interested in this doll, but for many Barbie collectors I think they keep the dolls NRFB so articulation, etc. might not be important to them. That might be what Mattel was counting on when they produced this doll.
    LauraLA

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  4. I love the CatSuit ..I love the Shoes (sp the Boots..btw yes the shoes and short boots Are indeed plastic..UGH)..I like the dolls face and I love the hair Color..what I don't love is that much hari Mattel Could have done a Better Job there...I hate the price for a doll wearing a basic cat Suit and plastic Shoes she is extremely over priced..and the lack of articulation is an Issue at least if i was to buy the doll (bet she had lots of problem stealing anithing poor thing can't bend over).
    Though I give props to Mattel for trying, and for giving us Camel Toe Barbie 2009...oh Sorry Christian Louboutine Barbie ..

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  5. I was on the VIP list so I already got mine last week. I didn't want her, I had a friend who wanted her, but then they backed out. The hair is a great color. I love that. Other than that, she would have gone straight to ebay, except someone gave me GINZA earlier this year as a gift AND also admired this doll. Guess who got CL doll as a holiday gift? Dolly friends are the best friends.

    Hugs.

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  6. @Uriah...does her name begin with an R?

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