My new "Gal on the Go" silkstone Barbie doll arrived over the weekend; she's the official Barbie Fan Club (BFC) doll. I'm so excited to get her. This year's Barbie Fashion Model Collection (BFMC) silkstone dolls are all about updating Barbie doll's vintage classics. I love the "Busy Gal" homage. Later this year, Mattel is coming out with updated silkstone versions of Gay Parisienne, Plantation Belle, Solo in the Spotlight, the very first Barbie doll in her black and white maillot, and possibly more.
Here's a pic of "Gal on the Go"
I love her jet bubble cut hair style and the glittery violet eyeshadow. One of my favorite features of this lovely "gal" is that her earrings are easily removed. In prior years, Mattel had a U-shaped prong for her earring post, and then later moved to a post with a ball at the end of it to keep the earrring in her head. I'm so glad that they finally (FINALLY!) switched to the basic earring post. It's so easy.
I can't wait for the rest of the collection to begin shipping. This is beginning to look like a terrific year for Barbie doll's 50th Anniversary.