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.
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.