2/09/2015

Why do they even bother?

Every year the little gift from the Barbie Fan Club gets more insulting. Last year it was a crappy business card wallet. I'd give it to a 3 year old who would probably throw it away like I did.



This year it's a crummy eyeglass case. OK maybe it's a tad better than the wallet as my glasses actually fit inside and I can snap it shut. But it has the smell of a blow up pool toy and probably causes eyelashes to fall out.


Honestly, if the offerings this year are not better than last year, it will be my last year in this "club."


Where are all the people? They died from the vinyl fumes.


Membership is still open. Get your own eyeglass case and geninue membership card. Silkstone collectors from the early days will get the misspelled word.


http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/2015-barbie-fan-club

7 comments:

  1. Oh man!! Can't they do better than THAT??

    Your post and photos made me laugh out loud! LOL!!

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  2. To be honest, I don't even consider the gift. I join to get early news and the $80 in rewards. Combine those with a heavy discount and you can get a good deal.

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  3. I agree with you Terri on the cheapo gift. And the vinyl dolls! Now they are doing four club dolls, but I think they are doing a silkstone this year and a holiday hostess shamrock, like cupid kisses like last year, neither of which was my cup of tea. I would have preferred a mannequin like I received for two years, I loved the dress mannequins for the silkstone outfits. I felt like I was receiving something. The rewards is basically what I'm joining for now.

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    1. Hi Lisa:
      That's the only reason I join as well.
      T

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  4. My glasses case hasn't arrived yet, but it does seem like they aren't even trying. The discounts make it worthwhile, though I'm still irritated the way the club handles special dolls like the Karl Lagerfeld Barbie in that they don't even have a lottery for club members. I am looking forward to seeing what the BFC dolls are this year.

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    1. That was so limited and not even a club doll. Everyone wanted one.
      T

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  5. I waffled back and forth and finally rejoined last week.
    Like most - its for the rewards (but even then it's difficult to find 4 things that I like enough to spend the money).

    Regarding the glasses case - when I first viewed it - it looked like a faux leather pair of underpants! lol
    I still can't wrap my head around the strange shape.
    Mine will go into the donation pile like last years.

    I agree with Lisa...another dress-form would be great!!
    :)

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