04 Feb 2016 1 Comment
My Classic Black Dress Silkstone Barbie arrived this morning and here are a few of my first thoughts about the new articulating body.
I was pleasantly surprised to find she has the weight of the Silkstone dolls, and this I agonized over as that really is what separates Silkstone from other collectible Barbies etc..
She has a very pretty face and the hairstyle is one of my favorites, however, in comparison with my beloved Lingerie #1, 2 and 3 etc…I find her more animated, cartoon or something is just not quite as realistic as I prefer. I have kept many boxed and deboxed original Silkstone, so I am satisfied if they dont come around again, but straying to far from the original vintage vibe is my fear for the future of Silkstone.
As for her body, I am equally as surprised, reading reviews had me shying away and so had decided not to pre order the next one, Trench Coat, until I saw this one in hand. I think she has a few bugs to work out for sure, but overall, they have created a doll we can pose and play with, yet still consider a Silkstone at the end of the day. There are some rough spots, and her size has changed dramatically, and after much perusal I think this is a real positive for collectors. I love Poppy Parker, so having Silkstone dolls to share her fashions is decidedly a good thing and it will be fun to sew fashions and expand our wardrobes for both.
If I were to make a wish list of alterations as it were, I would love to see the original head molds again, I think they are smaller and less bulky through the forehead or at least they appear to be. Of course I wish they could have made the original Silkstone body poseable, I guess they wanted to streamline her look,
but I do like her and I look forward to adding a few more to my collection.