So, the big NEWS from Barbie Collector on January 6th, yesterday in an email,
was the above. I copied it but it did not transfer very well. Collectors had mixed feelings from the posts on the Barbie Collector forum who have been wanting sneaks of the new dolls, news of what is to come for 2017, and so on.
What's new for 2017? They've extended our 2016 membership. Yeah, that's what's new.
Show 'em what you get!
*Extended use of the forum!
*The oppurtunity to purchase as many direct exclusive dolls while they last!
*First look at sneaks at new dolls, accessories and lifestyle items
*Access to members only content, including designer interviews,
exclusive avatars, wallpapers, & years of archived content.
So yeah. Whoopee.
I have only stayed a member of BarbieCollector.com because of the four rewards throughout the year. That is $80 that I get off of expensive dolls, which is the Faraway forest line or other dolls that appeal to me when they have free shipping deals. I admit the Faraway Forest line is the only reason I am staying a member. It certainly isn't because of their marketing skills. The dealers give a better marketing sneak or leaks of what is to come than Mattel.
Though it sounds like I won't join again, I certainly will because I like this fairytale line of dolls. I just wish more of the dolls had the elf ears like the first one. She was incredible, and I missed out on her. The last doll, Water Sprite I was not happy with as her look is too Monster-High/playline and I am hoping they don't re-do that debacle again. Shudder.
The new Barbie Collector memberships may not be out until Mid-February or even March. Too soon right now to tell.