Saturday, September 28, 2019

2019 Holiday Barbie Release!

Just when you thought you were over Summer, Christmas kick started back up!

I'm sure many of you have noticed, as have I, that big super stores like Wal-Mart have been making it a habit to shove every Holiday down your throat the minute school shopping ends.  In one aisle you have Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and in the Garden Section Christmas is everywhere along with their signs to encourage Holiday layaway...

But that's not all! The Holiday Barbies for 2019 are on the shelf waiting to be collected!

That's right, it is that time to add to the collection!

However, if you're looking for that 'special' release, the Teresa version, you will have to visit your local JCPenny's or Target as they're the only ones carrying it at this time.

It is a wonder this year, after loosing so many big box stores, that they're still finding a way to limit that special version to one store but Mattel has managed it! So grab yours ASAP before they're gone this year again.

She is a beautiful traditional red wine and white color style dress that mimics a typical candy cane, making her the perfect new addition before the next decade arrives! 

We will be updating our list here shortly with all the info that we have 
collected so feel free to check her out!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2018 Holiday Barbie Release!

I know it has been awhile since we updated here but we wanted to give some time for the release of the 2018 Holiday Barbie!  There were so many different rumors, we didn't want to jump the gun but now we have an official release AND it's available in stores today!

3 Different versions, including a Teresa this year!

And what's striking me, and probably what through me off at all the ideas this year, is the dress is strikingly familiar to the very first release, the 1988... but then again, it makes sense as it is the 30th anniversary for the Happy Holiday Barbies! We've also updated the main list with the new additions so look forward to that as well!

Friday, December 22, 2017

It's that Time of the Year! SALE TIME!

Still looking for this year's Holiday Barbie?  How about last years?  Did you know they're both still available on Kmart's websites as well as the Barbie Collector website?

I've even seen some of the 2015 Holiday Barbies available on Wal-Mart.  If you've missed out grabbing these Holiday Barbies, this is the best time of the year to grab them for a great price.

As the Holiday's are coming up, Sales begin.  As I've stated in previous years, as soon as Christmas is over, the Manufactures and big box stores do their best to clean off their shelves.  I tend to find my Holiday Barbies this time of year in the Clearance sections of each of the stores but I got lucky this year and found half off deals on

I don't know if any of you have noticed lately in your own towns but your local K-Mart may even be going out of business!  That's right, Sears Corporation decided to shut down several of their K-Mart stores and there could be one near you with a Going out of Business Sale!

Also be sure to check your local Facebook sale sections.  I've seen quite a few people selling their Barbies from a relative who passed away or for someone who just is not looking to hold onto them anymore.  Make sure you negotiate though on their price, don't ever be rude (there are a lot of people out there that make demands on other people to change their prices).  Some people just don't know what they have, or they think they're worth more than they are.  If you're polite, people are willing to work with you since they're just looking for a little extra holiday cash and to clear off their shelves.

Have a great day everyone and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 Holiday Barbie is here!

I know it's been awhile and it's been out for a few months now, but the 2017 Holiday Barbie IS out and I just wanted to take some time to talk about her.

She is certainly unique, I was shocked to see how beautiful it was, and the beautiful decorative gold and red accented star just behind her head.

Usually the Holiday Barbies have a new design in dress, maybe their hair is done up special or their face is signature of their artist, but this year she looks like a whole new Holiday Barbie.  In fact, if it didn't say Holiday Barbie, I'd never think she was part of the series because she stands out from all of them.

There are 3 different versions of her this year, the classic Caucasian blonde, African American and Brunette Latino, also known as Teresa in some areas.

Lowest is going for $39.95 at Wal-Mart and Target and of coarse, K-Mart.  You can probably also find them at Toys R Us!

Enjoy the hunt for this collection piece!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, March 27, 2017

1998s are UP and 2009s are DOWN

I'm going to give it some time before I officially make some changes to the price listings but it seems the 1998 Holiday Barbies are making a bit of a combat for whatever reason, if I had to guess it's probably due to they're close to their 20 year anniversary.  On the up side though, the 2009 Holiday Barbies are going down.  I've found a few that people are only asking for $30 for a brand new in box Barbie, whereas it's usually one of the more expensive ones.

The 1998 Holiday Barbie is quite a surprise though, it was an over-saturated Barbie, though pretty, tanked the market along with the 1996 and 1997s... and so on up until around 2002 where the Market seemed to balance a bit more.  Seeing the asking prices becoming $100 to $200 for one of these is more, than high, it's a huge leap from the mere $20 people were asking for not even a few months ago.

So that being said, again I'll watch this for a little bit before I make any major changes as the market can jump around quite quickly, this might just be a fluke for right now, only time will tell.

As for the 2017 Holiday Barbies, still no word yet, which isn't surprisingly given that it's still only March.  We may not see any sign of the new designs until this Summer or just before the release date for that matter, Mattel does like to keep up the anticipation so something to look forward to in the coming months!!

Happy collecting everyone!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2016 Holiday Barbies for SALE on Barbie Collector Website!

Well the year has come and gone and we're already entering the 3rd month of 2017...

Although there is no word on the style of the 2017 Holiday Barbie, stores are still working to sell out of their left over 2016 collections!

This includes Mattel themselves on their website.

This website was originally created for serious collectors but it's available to everyone who has an interest in the Barbie series!  On top of their very limited editions, they also include the more common Barbie dolls which also include the Holiday Barbie collections.  They're listed under the 'Special Occasion Dolls' section but you can purchase all the Holiday Barbies directly from them at a sale price of a mere $34.99.  This might seem the way to go right now, just checking out the stores and ordering from stores directly instead of jumping right to eBay because at least you know, getting it from the store, it's in good/perfect shape because it's their inventory, and if it's not delivered up to your standards you're contacting a very confident company who will work to fix your issue for you.

So if you can't find a Barbie for the price you want, you can at least feel good about falling back on a confident seller, like the makers themselves!

Good luck everyone!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Those looking for the best price on the 2016 Holiday Barbies - Stick to the stores!

I've been searching myself for the Holiday Barbie 2016 and I've gone to multiple stores, the ones I've actually found them sitting on the shelves are at my local K-Mart... and after watching the prices the last few months my only advice is, stick with the stores...

Right now K-Mart is selling them for $39.99... that might seem like a huge bump in price but if you go searching online, you will find a much steeper price.  After watching and waiting, I've seen the prices stay at $39.99 and above, some even charging shipping instead of offering Free Shipping with the purchases, this means you'd be paying more then if you stopped at your local stores....

Another advantage is you can see your purchase and inspection it up front at the stores.  Online has always been a risky buy when you are looking for something completely undamaged...

These particular barbies, with their new globe looking boxes, do have one small flaw.  The bottoms easily damaged.  They're not taped down like previous boxes which makes them much less secure.

When you go to the store, you can inspect the line of Barbies on display and pick the one you want without having to wonder, and that is what I personally did.

I have now the Blonde and Auburn 2016 Holiday Barbie on the shelves and both are in perfectly new condition.

If you are still waiting for a chance at a good price on these then I will let you know you may be waiting quite awhile (unless you get lucky with that special buy!!)   K-Mart waits until close to the end of the Christmas season to put these on sale, along with Wal-Mart and you just never know what's actually 'left' to buy.  I'm actually kind of expecting these to keep a nice price too because of how different they are.  I mean, their are multiple color of dresses, new box design and even an addition to the name, 'The Peace Love and Hope Collection" I mean that says a lot and who knows if they'll stick to this chain, which would make these the first edition in the collection.

Only time will tell but in the meantime if you're looking to grab these beauties now, make sure you take a trip to your local store first!