Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!

Although I have said some harsh things about Mattel's distribution and marketing strategy for the So In Style dolls, I like the face mold.  Thanks to a sale at Family Dollar that knocked 50% off every toy priced $10 and up, Kara and Trichelle became my last two doll purchases of 2012.


Once I got them out of their boxes, I saw that in truth, they were only worth $5 a piece because they have unbend-able hard plastic legs.  Fortunately I had some click knee bodies that were good complexion matches.  Once the body transplants were complete, Kara and Trichelle spent the afternoon in the natural hair salon getting all the tacky tracks and glue removed from their heads.  Now they are ready to ring in the New Year!

Kara is on her way to a formal ball. 


We discovered that she can wear many different hair colors but settled on these blonde-streaked locks.


Trichelle is headed for the club where she plans to dance the night away. 


She asked for long braids that would flow with her dress.


Grace was happy to see her homegirls from Chicago...  


but she has plans for an intimate soiree.


 May 2013 deal you a winning hand!

À Bientôt

14 comments:

  1. They Look fantastic with their new hair. Happy New Year

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    1. Thanks Chynadoll,

      Happy New Year to you too!

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  2. The So In Style dolls look very elegant in their new fashions and wigs. I am glad you were able to purchase at a discount and that you were able to upgrade their bodies.

    Happy new year!

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    1. Hi Debbie,

      Thanks again for the tip about the sale at Family Dollar.

      Best Wishes for the New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year Paulette!

    Your dolls look great and I LOVE their hair! Congratulations on getting them at a discount.

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    1. Hi Georgia Girl,

      I'm trying to talk Kara into toning down the color a bit since it would have been easier to get good focus on her face without the blonde highlights. She still has some hair complexes, however so it will take some time to convince her.

      Best Wishes for the New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year! Congrats on your new purchases and their transformations. Family Dollar had these dolls priced higher than the $7.97 Walmart price tag. The ladies look ready to party. Hope they had a wonderful New Year's eve.

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      $7.97 still would have been too much for a doll that can't bend its knees but the Walmarts I frequent don't really make an effort to keep these dolls in stock even though they could sell them every day of the week.

      Best Wishes for the New Year!

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  5. Hi congratz on your purchase of these "so in style" dolls! :)

    Kara has a lovely face,my favourite is Kara & Grace!Looks like your girls had a rocking new year celebration!

    A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your dolls! :)

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    1. Hi Pam,

      Thanks for you New Year's wishes and all the best to you in 2013!

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  6. Hi and Happy New Year! Wow, they look great now. I love Grace's look! Mattel need to do away with the hard bodies!

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    1. Hi Ms. Leo,

      Yes, the stiff-legged bodies were a big disappointment.

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  7. Thanks for the positive wishes for 2013. I wish you and yours the same. Thanks for sharing the SiS dolls in *new* hair styles. They do look great!

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    1. Hi D7ana,

      Thanks for your compliments. The SIS girls feel a lot better now.

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