6/16/2011

Grace Kelly The Romance Doll and Update on Goddess of the Galaxy from Mattel

Grace Kelly The Romance Doll looks verrrry nice. She will be available from BC.Com on 10/01/11. This is a Silkstone doll and the first new sculpt for a female Silkstone.


I love the dress and the additional ensemble.


 
Here is the full description from the BC.Com website:

When American actress Grace Kelly arrived in Monaco to marry her prince, she was the embodiment of 50's elegance and class. The exquisite Grace Kelly The Romance doll, the first new character in Silkstone®, recreates her exact outfit in amazing detail. She wears a deep navy blue coat with matching skirt and white blouse paired with classic black pumps. Her golden blonde hair is pulled back and neatly tucked under a white, wide-brimmed hat, while sunglasses shade her lovely blue eyes. A simple strand of pearls encircles her glove-covered wrist, and she carries a delicate bouquet of white violets.
She also comes with the fabulous floral print dress Miss Kelly wore when she first met her future husband at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. From an "easy to sew" pattern the actress modeled for McCall magazine, the dress features long sleeves and a tight bodice that flares out into a full skirt, and is styled with a coordinating headpiece.
So I don't see a navy skirt and white blouse. I see a navy sheath. What's it going to be? Don't you love surprises? NOT.
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Goddess of the Galaxy
She's $100. and on back order until 6/30/11 but you can order now at BC.Com. And more good news is that you can get free standard shipping on orders of $50 or higher. Free shipping expires on 7/19/11 at 11:59PM Central Time.

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While we're on the topic of shipping, our Canadian friends to the north have no postal service for two days now. The workers are on strike! I feel for collectors north of the border. Canadian mail service wasn't that great to begin with and now it's non-existent.  I hope it gets resolved soon.

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Here's an annoying factoid: Palm Beach Coral Barbie Doll that originally retailed for $150. is now on sale for $75.



But the Palm Beach Breeze Barbie which originally retailed for $74.95 has been reduced only slightly to $65.  Somehow it does not compute.

10 comments:

  1. New silkstone face?...me no likie...now she will look like every other barbie doll...I like the distinctness of the silkstone face from the newer barbie lines.

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  2. Terri - is this a different sculpt from the recently released To Catch A Thief doll?

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  3. @Dave: From what I see in the pictures (I do not have the doll in hand) they look the same. T

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  4. I want to get this doll so bad, but the unarticulated body is stopping me, that and I know the clothing won't be nearly as amazing in person, esp. if they can't match the description to the photo and vice versa.

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  5. @MJ: I know exactly what you mean. The clothes look really good. But thinking back on other Silkstone sets, the clothes were not high quality. One can only hope for improvement.
    T

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  6. She is really lovely! I love her face and the floral dress looks very pretty.

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  7. I have the navy outfit in 1/4 scale for my Grace Kelly FM doll and it is a seath, not separates. If they stick to the real thing, it should be like that.

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  8. I got the Palm Beach Coral silkstone for $48.50 including shipping and converseion to AUD recently when the BFC had that pink week sale and I still had my $20 credit to use. Now that's what I call a bargain considering her original retail price. LOL I never thought she was worth $150 but always wanted her and am so glad I was able to finally get her.

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  9. Terri, I wanted to make a comment on the new Mattel Farrah Fawcett doll. Farrah worked hard at being a serious actress and I can't help but wonder about the likeness they chose to immortalize her.
    Just thinking.

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  10. @Carin: I'm so glad you said that because I wanted to post a picture of the doll but hesitated because I hated the image. It's so truly plastic in a bad way. She deserved better.
    Terri

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