Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Barbie Fever Relapse

I really thought I was done with Barbies, especially now that I had my Tonner doll. Barbies just aren't as gorgeous as Tonners. But then Raine said something to me about I thought I was done with Barbies but I probably wasn't. Of course this planted the seed in my head and the next day at work I started looking at the bagged Barbies on the wall. To my amazement, I saw one that had a face that reminded me of Starla! Now the people at work are not supposed to enable in my dolly habit, but when I told the supervisor "There's a doll I have to get" she just shrugged and said "Well, you've gotta do what you've gotta do" and for $1.51 the doll was mine (original price $1.99).

When I got home that night, I ripped open the bag and saw on the back of her neck DC Comics!

Mr. Philadelphia's blouse comes in handy again.
I didn't even know there was such a thing! It took quite a bit of googling and eBay searching to figure out she is Lois Lane from the movie Superman Returns. She has one brown eye and one blue, just like the actress who played Lois Lane. She is by far the prettiest of the Superhero group (even though she herself isn't a superhero).

Starla and Lois Lane doll

Luckily I had a few clothes to fit her.

This dress is more her style.
And then I remembered that I didn't get rid of all my Barbies! I kept Bobbie and Sabra and Kyle and G.I. Joe. They are packed away in a box and now I'll have to dig them out.

Husband-like Person asked if I didn't think the other dolls got jealous when I got a new one and starting taking pictures of her and not them. I said they probably did. I also admitted that it's been a few days and I'm ready to find another new doll. It's all in the thrill of the hunt. He agreed, saying that's how he is with wristwatches. At least his watches don't take up as much room as dollies, but I'd much rather have a dolly habit.

Mrs. Smith and I were going to go thrifting today but she was having plumbing problems (in her bathroom, not personally) and I am low on money, so we agreed to go next week when Mr. Smith will be out of town and I will have had a payday.


  1. Another amazing find! Lois has a very un-Barbie look about her. I don't mind the odd Barbie but she has to be special like your Lois. Perhaps you can make a swimsuit for her too?

    1. That's a very good word for her: un-Barbie! Most of them have that Barbie smile. Of course she'll get a swimsuit just as soon as I find the sparkly swimsuit fabric that I know I have somewhere.

  2. She's a very elegant, glamorous Barbie isn't she! That dress really suits her. Haven't played with my Barbies for ages, they are difficult to sew for and knitting takes to long for me at the moment.

  3. She IS elegant. I plan to make her a couple of nice dresses. I can't quite see her in jeans and a tee-shirt!