Thursday, October 1, 2015

Haunted Beauty "Zombie Bride" Barbie is finally on her way home...

Well, the last doll in the Haunted Beauty series is FINALLY on her way home. Mattel deigned to finally unveil her before our third quarter rewards (for those of us who had hung on and not used them- I was one who was determined to use it on the Haunted Beauty doll or an Elf doll, whichever came first.) She was unveiled on the 28th with two days to go in September. Really Mattel? After the Scavenger Hunt TokiDoki escapade debacle???

Here are some stock photos of her. From what I understand, and photos I have seen of her at the Arlington convention attendees, she is more stunning in person. This is the last doll in the series. Zombies are not my thing, but I think she will be a great addition to my spooky dolls, and go with my vampire W club dolls great. I want so much to have a 1:6 scale haunted mansion, if I ever have room. 

She is an Aphrodite sculpt with a grey skin pallor. The dress has pink tones but I think I can do alot diorama wise with this doll as I have a church diorama already built in storage along with a tomb that fits Dracula and some of those dollar tree headstones. If I can find a table big enough I might be able to stage a Halloween monster mash type of diorama. One of my problems is being so limited on time- work has taken up a HUGE amount of my time lately with the business and dolls have just not figured into it. I have also in my very spare time been working on a one of a kind project...that I hope to finish and unveil soon. I've been sewing alot lately and it's fun. That is one reason I haven't been blogging much as my time has been devoted to this doll project. Though I have had bunches of dolly stuff and dolls arriving I haven't had much more than just a few pictures and back to work. So I hope to 'WOW' you when I am finished with this project, and then begin work on the next one. 

Barbie Collector has finally posted their video of this doll though it does not seem to be as in depth as ghost, vampire and mistress of the manor were. But it is interesting. I can see where they might have used some dollhouse miniature window castings in the background wall. Frankly, the video is kind of short and a let down for as long as they dragged out the debut on this doll. You would expect something more than just a minute or 2 minute video. They showed the sidewall scenery more than the doll. sigh. And no free shipping. 

However, one good thing- no delays or backorders on her- I got my shipping confirmation and she has been shipped so I should be receiving her by next week! So I should have some photos up in time for Halloween!
Enjoy- Lisa


Farrah Lily said...

Hi Lisa,
Ooooh a haunted mansion diorama sounds amazing! This doll is so cool! I DO love Zombies and all things spooky so I am so excited to see her as I had not heard of her before. She's stunning and I can't wait to see your photos of her when you get her!

Lisa Neault said...

Hi Farrah- she is available now on . and is the very last doll in the series! They will not be making any more and this is a first zombie for Mattel.

I have always wanted to do an Addams family type of gothic mansion for my haunted spooky dolls, sort of like from the book Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I still remember reading how foreboding that house was, though it was so elegant. Everything was old, old just like the Adams family home, though maybe not as creepy. I am hoping once the new doll room is up and running maybe I can do something of a display like that, if I have the shelf space.

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi Lisa, I like this doll very much, I can't wait to see your review when you'll get her home. And I'll love to see your "haunted" dioramas!

Lisa Neault said...

thank you Billa! Just today I was going through my bins to pull out all of my spooky dolls- I didn't know I had so many!

Muff said...

I would LOVE to see a haunted house dio! That sounds awesome. The doll looks good, but she's not very zombie-ish.