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Oh, how Barbie had changed.
Barbie A Fashion Fairytale Marie-Alecia Doll
Member Name: helen190390
Barbie A Fashion Fairytale Marie-Alecia Doll
Advantages: Barbie has changed drastically since 1990s
When I had Barbies around 12 years ago, Barbie was so different to what she is now.
Barbie is harder plastic now as before she used to be rubbery and I remember always chewing Barbie's feet. My daughter Hollie is 2 and a half and loves to use her imagination to play, so when her Grandad came round with Christmas presents and let her open one early, she picked the Barbie!. I was quite excited by this present too when I saw the box. I haven't seen a Barbie in a long time so was quite eager to see if she still had her robot like body. Barbie seemed much more curvaceous when 10 years ago and now she has conformed with the size 0 fashion.
This Barbie Marie came with a Small dog which sits on her arm and is also made from plastic. The dog is white with brown ears, wearing a pink scarf and appears to look rather snooty. Marie is wearing a purple and Aqua dress which does up at the back with velcro. The top of the dress is fitted tight to her chest and the front fabric is a glittery embroidered fabric and the back is silk. The bottom of the dress is an aqua silk with a plain purple mesh/netting fabric on top and on top of that is a patterned mesh/netting fabric.. She is wearing purple heel boots with a white heel and sole, A purple necklace and black glasses which come off and can be put on again. Marie's hair is pulled back at her fringe and tied up in a half up half down hair do. Her hair is brunette which is rather different for a Barbie to be, but as her name is Marie-Alecia, i'm guessing she's not Barbie!. In Marie's brunette hair is some purple streaks to match her dress which looks rather lovely for a Barbie product to be so different.
After doing some research on Marie, I found out she is featured in an animated film with Barbie which is out on DVD. Marie is a 2010 fashion doll which you can also buy Barbie in her beautiful frock.
I found this quote of who Marie is on the Toys R us Website:
"Marie-Alecia and her dog are the hottest fashion designers in Paris and become the best friends of Barbie in her movie as they help save the fashion house!"
The DVD is available on Amazon for £4.38.
If like me, you haven't seen a Barbie in a long time and only remember what you had yourselves, Barbie's are totally different to what they used to be. Barbie can now move her legs all the way round as they are on a ball in the socket, whereas old Barbies could just move their legs up and down and her knee was in a constant bent position. After a lot of looking up Barbie's dress, I was so suprised they've adapted her to be able to move differently. She can even do the splits which was only possible in the 90's after gymnastics Barbie came about but she was very limp and wobbly. I remember having Baywatch Barbie which was the best present I'd ever received. I was so excited that Hollie had gotten her first Barbie as I hand make children's clothing and now know i can try out making Barbie clothes! I have an image of Hollie and her Marie doll wearing the same outfit!
In my opinion this Barbie is a brilliant present for any little girl 3 years old. The box states of being for children over 3 as small part are in the box, but Hollie is 30 months and I highly doubt she is going to be putting shoes or glasses in her mouth anytime soon. We will definitely be buying Barbie's for her birthday in April and look forward to her growing collection. If your child is much older, then maybe get the DVD with the doll so they know who Marie is. The Barbie doll from this DVD in her pink dress is £14.99 in Toys R us, again being cheaper than online with Amazon selling it at £24.99.
This Barbie is £9.97 in Toys R us which is the cheapest place to buy. Amazon are selling it for £14.99. If you have a Toys R us near by then it is worth getting it in store as the postage is £4.95.
Hope you enjoyed my review!
Summary: Barbie's "friend" in the fashion fairytale DVD
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