10/23/2013

Arrived: Herve Leger Barbie

She looks as good as the promo photos. I like the mixed blondes used for her hair. which is even prettier in person than in the pictures!


Herve Barbie reminds me of Katniss. Is this a unique sculpt? Perhaps an expert out there can tell us.

The dresses are perfection. They appear to be very well constructed. The fabric used stretches which means that they will fit my other 12" dolls. If and when I debox, I'll check on her harness to see if it fits.
 This bag looks sloppy with lots of strings and uneven edges. It can be trimmed.
 The plastic boots are meh. I don't care for the doll herself primarily because of her body.

If enough people can get past the price, the doll will be very successful. Many Barbie collectors do not debox and this is the perfect presentation for that purpose. The packaging is zombie-proof. The fun print inside the box of photographers taking pictures is great as a backdrop. I'd like a large fabric print of that to use.

I ordered two Herve Leger Barbies, one for me and one for a friend. The first one I ordered from Amazon.es (Amazon.com in Spain) on 9/10/13. The price came out to be a little lower including shipping and I have her already. I guess they went directly to Europe from China cutting out the overseas shipping and/or duties. Who knows?


16 comments:

  1. Certainly looks like the same sculpt, just different skin tone and make-up. I'd almost HATE to take this out of the box. Isn't that silly?

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    1. It's really not silly at all. She looks so good in there. You can't play with a doll like that due to the body so why not leave her in the box?

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  2. They are not the same sculpt. Herve most probably has the Louboutin headsculpt and Katniss has the Godess sculpt, the new Katniss doll though will have a mold in the likness of Jennifer Lawrence.
    Cheers,
    LuiZ

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  3. LOVE her!!!! :-)) Thanks for posting, Terri.

    Big hugs,
    Marsha

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  4. I ordered mine from Amazon.es too, it is on the way, mailed on the 21st and will arrive here next week (supposedly on UPS). The tracking shows they shipped mine from Great Britain though, not Spain.

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    1. That's odd. You will love her, Stratos!

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  5. This girl has that WOW effect that you just can't ignore. I don't normally buy dolls like this (I'm more historical fantasy) but when I saw her I just can't help myself. She's beautiful! I'm waiting for mine to arrive sometime next week. Strange that I got her from a local toy outlet for only $100 plus $5 shipping, when she goes for as much as $150 at Barbie Collector site. Maybe something is wrong? I don't know., but I'm happy enough to get her for much less than expected. $100 is fine for this doll IMO, but $150 might be a little too much. Then again she still sold out at the Herve Leger site though...

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    1. The markup is ridiculous on the set! You got lucky, though. May we know what local toy outlet is that?

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  6. It's called Toywiz Malaysia. I stand corrected. It's actually $94.95 plus shipping of $5, so the grand total is $99.95, or 315 Malaysian ringgit. Sorry, I overestimated the value of the US dollar against my country's currency. But the price is not unique to this outlet only. Even an upscale Barbie boutique in downtown Kuala Lumpur is selling her at the same price. Strange why you guys pay so much for her. The prices on eBay are just insane! I can practically buy another set with what they're asking for this girl!

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  7. I think the dresses are lovelly... would like to see them on the IT girls ^_^

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    1. I deboxed the black and white dress and it fits the NuFace body perfectly. Therefore it will also fit Misaki and Poppy. The shoes do not fit. I will try to take pictures later.

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  8. I think overseas shipping and duties have a lot to do with the price in the US for this doll. I don't know why people are buying from eBay as she is still available at BC.Com. However, they only ship in the US.

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    1. That can't be helped I guess, but it's very odd these days: collectors in Asia got to see newly released dolls before the rest (the ballgown silkstone was first sighted here in Malaysia if I was not mistaken) and now we pay far cheaper price for the same dolls! Usually it's the other way round...

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    2. Thanks for keeping us posted on this, Paulus. We appreciate the news!

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  9. I saw this posted on Doll Divas & Pink Parlor
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Herve-Leger-Herve-Leger-by-Max-Azria-Collector-s-Barbie-Doll/prod163720206/p.prod

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