Tuesday, December 9, 2014

More Dolly Deals

I wasn't planning a post for today, but I couldn't miss an opportunity to share some dolly stuff I've seen in stores lately...just in time for the holidays.

I'm in and out of Walmart far more frequently than I care to be since I have two small children. On my recent trips I decided to look for the fashion packs Muff posted pictures of a few days ago. The first Walmart I checked had nothing new at all. The second Walmart had the new Fashionistas dolls, but not the fashion packs. However, it was not a complete loss as I stumbled on a bin filled with new $5 fashions. There were several new Barbie and Ken fashions inside. I apologize for the fuzzy pictures. It was late and the toddler was getting restless...had to snap quickly and go. If I get a chance, I will edit this post with additional pictures this weekend. 

Here's a picture of two Barbie fashions that caught my eye. The one on the right is some kind of coat dress. There were several other options in addition to these.But what I found most exciting was the new Ken fashions. Here are three of them, but there were others. It's so refreshing to see a couple of "grown up" offerings for Ken. I bought the one with the shorts and sail boat shirt. I figure it will be perfect if one of my guys turns out to be a boat enthusiast or for summer. I also bought the black slacks and houndstooth vest combo. You will see one of my new residents modeling this one very soon. 




I guess the third time's the charm, because on my Monday diaper run, I ventured into a different Walmart store and was greeted at the entrance with shelves of the very fashions I had been looking for. I bought the fashion packs below for $7.97 each. 



Movie Pack

Sightseeing Pack



Finally, I decided to check out the Buy One Get One FREE sale on Barbie dolls and playsets at Big Lots. The sale is through Saturday. The store I visited had been picked over, but I still managed to get everything you see in the picture below for under$32. That's three articulated Fashionistas in snazzy dresses plus the basic doll with fashions that Mara and I will split between us. I also grabbed this $5 clone doll because I was quite drawn to her face and hairstyle...and I wanted her clothes. Normally clones purchased for their clothes are tossed in the donation bin or the trash bin (depending on their quality or lack thereof), but this beauty has been given a name (Kari) and will stay. She has a twist and turn waist with click knees. I found a new resident who can wear the cute sweater and corduroy crops in her box, but I'm saving that picture for the new residents post. 





Oh my goodness I almost forgot to mention that while I was there I checked the action figures section and 12" World Peacekeepers are back in stock and priced at $12. There were no AA  or Asian figures on the  shelves, though. I plan to check another Big Lots and will update if I find any.

If you haven't checked Amazon.com lately, they've got some nice mark downs. Several items on my wish list have dropped 20-40% in price.

I'd love to hear about any deals or doll stuff you've spotted recently.

12 comments:

  1. I went to our Walmart when Muff first posted about the new Barbie stuff being in her store, but mine did not have any of it. I will probably have to go again to see if they have added anything. You got some pretty good finds there! While out, I might check on our Big Lots too!

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    1. I hope the new clothes show up in your store sometime soon.

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  2. I like those clone dolls at Big Lots. I need to stop by. Most of the Ken clothes I see are beachy or play clothes. I like that vest outfit and will go a-hunting fort it in Wal-mart. Thanks for the share!

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    1. You're welcome! I've grown so tired of the super casual and super formal extremes that Mattel puts out for Ken that I couldn't snatch that vest outfit up fast enough.

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  3. Such great finds, Kari has a pretty wardrobe and I like very much her hairdo!

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    1. Thanks...the hairdo was what sold me!

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  4. I especially love the coat. I have not seen those. I did pick up all of the new fashion packs except for the one with a swimsuit. I will go back this weekend to look for the Ken fashions. Kari is pretty and I love her fashions. Thanks for info on PT guys,

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    1. You're welcome! I was iffy on the coat (so much PINK) until I saw a better picture on Amazon. I might go back and get it. I was thrilled to see the PT guys on the shelves. I was beginning to think they were a thing of the past.

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  5. Nice $5 packs! I like that they look normal. Glad that Big Lots is getting more Kari Michell girls and Power Team dudes!

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    1. I had nearly written Big Lots off. Now, they've got my attention again.

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  6. Your Big Lots is epic! I went to three in the past two weeks and never saw a single articulate Fashionista, much less the rather pretty knock-off. (whom I probably would have bought because of my weakness for attractive fakies).

    The $5 packs haven't shown up at Walmart here yet, either. You did great on clothes -- eager to see them on the dolls.

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    1. Two of the three Big Lots I went to had a surprising number of articulated Fashionistas (including the swappin' styles kind). I figured for $6 each, what the heck.

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