Barbie Rock ‘n Royals Mall Tour and Concert

It looks like Mattel is pulling out all the stops for their Rock ‘n Royals direct to DVD feature film and doll line. Not only are they visiting malls around the US to promote the line, but they’re also having a special concert event in Los Angeles, California.  Check out the screenshots below for tour dates and locations.

Tour Dates

Tour Dates

Concert Details

Concert Details

Rock ‘n Royals is set to make its DVD/Blu-ray debut September 8th, 2015.  You can view the trailer below.

Keep your eyes peeled for a review of one of the Rock ‘n Royals dolls. It should hit the blog soon. Until then, are you looking forward to this new Barbie movie? Let me know in the comment area.

August 19, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Skipper Highlight Reel: 1964 Skipper Wallet

It’s about time to post a new edition of the Skipper Highlight Reel, isn’t it?  This blog post is all about the 1964 soft vinyl Skipper Wallet.  It features Skipper, all decked out in her Masquerade outfit.  Barbie and Ken can be seen in the top left.  This particular wallet is blue, but I have seen a yellow wallet with this same design floating around the internet.

1964 Skipper Wallet

Originally, it came with a comb, nail file and mirror.  I’ve rarely seen it with those pieces on the secondary market. It is common to find this with two Hollywood portraits inside the picture slots, however.  The two celebrities pictured are Troy Donahue and Tuesday Weld.  I’m not very familiar with these celebrities, but they must have been popular to be in this mass produced vinyl product.

1964 Skipper Wallet

1964 Skipper Wallet

My favorite aspect of this wallet has to be the graphics. Skipper made her debut in 1964, probably around the time this wallet came out.  The outfit she wears is also part of the first wave of outfits released with Barbie’s little sister. 1964 Skipper Wallet

If you find something like this on eBay or at a doll show, be sure to double check that the vinyl isn’t ripped and that the snap isn’t rusted.  Also, make sure the graphics are up to par.  The graphics are what makes pieces like this so fun to showcase, so you want to double check that they are up to your standards.

1964 Skipper Wallet

Do you have a wallet from this Barbie and Friends era? What does it look like?  What do you think of the Skipper wallet featured in this post? Share your thoughts below.

August 19, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized. 6 comments.

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