2014 was an amazing, busy life-changing year for me! My energetic lovely baby boy doesn't leave me much spare time to "play" with dolls but it's totally worth it.
On the other hand I feel a little bipolar as far as Barbie dolls are concerned. Sometimes I look at them and think " I don't have any time to play with them, why don't I just sell everything?" Other times it's like "well, I'll keep them if I have a baby girl someday" and them "oh my God what am I thinking? I love them how can I get rid of the symbol of my happy childhood?".....you can imagine :S
Anyway, I made some great buys throughout the year that I'll show you as soon as possible. Finally I managed to update my shop, hurray! My wishlist is very diminished and almost non-existent (I do my best to not- keep up with Mattel and Disney releases lol)
So without any photos of mine, I decided to open the new blogging year with a post sharing a different doll. Presenting you...Lottie!
According to the official website "Launched in August 2012, Lottie™ is a new, innovative doll for children aged 3- 9. Lottie is fun and educational; an affordable, aspirational ‘pro girl’ doll.Lottie’s body is based on the average proportions of a 9 year old girl, developed alongside academics in the areas of child psychology and nutrition. Lottie represents a healthy view on body image, and is a positive role model."
Short story, this little girl sort of comes to save the innocent children from the impossible to reach body of Barbie dolls. I'm not a strict person in the dolls world. I think many people exaggerate in the influence of dolls in children (they are just dolls...). But I'm not a child anymore so I can feel free to appreciate any dolls I want and I think Lottie is cute. It reminds me of Licca-Chan :) These dolls are of different ethnic origins and already have separate outfits and accessories. When I "met" Lottie there were only girls, but recently they added a boy to the group, called Finn.
I was surprised last November when I saw the girls for sale in Portugal, in El Corte Inglés. We don't get many new dolls in Portugal and even Barbie lacks some presence here. I guess Lottie has a strong presence in Europe (or intends to have) and that's why it's also for sale here.What do you think of her?