The 2015 Barbie Fashion Model Collection Debut by BarbieCollector

Five new Silkstones are scheduled for release in 2015. Here is a wonderfully filmed video that you will just love, that shows them off in a mini fashion show setting.

It looks like they upped the bar this year for Silkstone as last year was a loss IMO.

One of the five, Fashionably Floral, below, was released on 1/30/2015 at a realistic (?) price of $50. You get free shipping through March 2. If you use your $20. club rebate, your doll will cost only $30. plus tax if any. Unfortunately, you have to spend $75. in order to benefit. Free shipping used to make shopping worthwhile.

On the other hand, there are many dolls and other items on sale http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/browse/on_sale?showall&sort=  It would be very easy to put together an order amounting to more than $75 and benefit from the free shipping and the sale prices at the same time. I'm all about trying to get good prices. All the Twilight dolls are $9.96.

 Barbie® doll’s intricately crafted ensemble includes a beautiful floral print dress featuring puff sleeves, cinched waist and tufted back pleats. Her small straw hat is adorned with tiny dark and light pink flowers and is covered in delicate tulle netting. The opera-length gloves are made of shirred charmeuse and complete her elegant look. Features genuine Silkstone® body.

If I buy any of them it will be the redhead in the lavender gown as seen in the video, though I'm pretty sure she won't be $50.

The website formerly known as The Barbie Collector is now renamed The Barbie Collection although the URL remains the same.  http://www.barbiecollector.com/.
Not much has changed.

New York Toy Fair
The news is that Barbie will get articulated ankles. I'm not impressed. Why start with the ankles? 
There will also be a digital Barbie who will have conversations with you. This way children do not have to talk to friends. They can talk to their dolls.

Here's a post with excellent photographs of the coming Barbies:


  1. Never mind the dolls, I wish Mattel would sell their dioramas!

  2. All of these dolls look derivative from previous Silkstones dolls or themes. The $50 Silkstone is comparable to the previous lower-priced Silkstone in the rose print dress with horrible hat. The lavender gown echoes the (very nice) Mermaid gown of two seasons ago. Etc. At this point, after several horrible years topped by last year's disaster, it's time to rethink or let go. Better were Mattel to invest in reproducing that glorious fashion shop,or even as a runner up the original Fashion Shop.