I had to make another Walmart run today, and I decided to check out the doll aisle. I was hoping to find the Sparke girlz pool Muff posted about, but it wasn’t in stock. In fact, this particular store (one of two within five miles of my house) looks to be behind schedule for stocking the new merchandise. There were white papers taped to all the toy shelves showing where things are going to be. There were even some price stickers already in place, but most of the actual merchandise was nowhere in sight. I saw a sign for Sparkle girlz fashions and boutique sets, but none of the actual items. One item they did have out on the shelves was the Sparkle girlz coupe. I have no interest in purchasing it, but thought some of you might enjoy seeing pictures of it. Yes, those are eyelashes on the car!
Now on to the new Barbie stuff that caught my eye. I first saw this new Barbie Careers Babysitter play set at a Toys R Us where some individual had removed the baby and high chair from the only box left on the shelf. I have recently spotted it in two Walmart stores. Surprisingly the Walmart price is the highest I’ve seen, even higher than TRU. Target is currently offering it at the lowest price ($25.99). I really want this play set, but I want it for much less than its current selling price, so I left it at the store. I’m hoping my patience will be rewarded with an AA set. So far, I have only seen the version pictured.
I spotted three new Barbie careers fashion packs. The older packs (nurse, ice skater, equestrian) are currently on clearance at all of my local stores. The new packs include an astronaut, an art teacher, and a life guard. The life guard set has some neat accessories, and I’ve added that one to my wish list.
I also noticed several new Mattel fashions in both individual and combo packs. There are lots of shiny dresses, some new formal wear options, and new combo packs. I purchased a rose gold formal dress for $5.97 and the combo pack below for $11.97.
Barbie loves Girl Scouts! The store I visited today only had the blonde and brunette versions, but I’ve seen the AA doll at Toys R Us. I love the cute little boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Apparently donning a GS uniform has landed Barbie in the middle of another controversy. Still, I think she's rather cute.