Sunday, February 14, 2016

I Love Valentine's Day

Several years ago, my husband gave me a 2006 I love Valentine's Day Barbie as a Valentine's Day gift. I remember that I was absolutely thrilled to receive her. I think that this is the first doll that he ever purchased for me. After several more Barbie gifts from him, I asked him to stop buying dolls for me. 

She's been out of her box for years, but I saved her box. She came with a teddy bear key chain, a heart shaped purse, a ring (for me), and a hairbrush, all of which have remained attached inside the box. She also came with a cute pair of heart-shaped glasses that I can not locate at the moment. I'm sure they'll turn up when I'm looking for something else.

Back then, I briefly considered leaving her in her box, but decided against it because she did have some qualities that were unique to my collection. She is the only Barbie that I have with the "Hobbit" body.

She has been a single young woman for most of the time that she's been here. She did have a brief relationship with GI Joe (with her short stature, she and Joe looked cute together), but she was never as into him as he was into her.

She has caught the eye of one of my recent arrivals. Fashionistas Ken has arrived.

He has the all too familiar Jamal face, but in a lighter skin tone.

They have been getting to know one another for a couple of months, but Ken has decided to make his move on this special day. He shows up with gifts, ready to impress.

Barbie loves the roses!

Barbie acknowledges her gift with a huge hug. And hugs are not easy for this couple, because they both have straight arms that do not bend.

They can still be very expressive, though. Barbie has clicky knees that bend and allow her to sit. Ken has a slight bend in one of his legs and sits rather awkwardly. 

Since Ken has issues with sitting, they decide to get comfortable the best way that they can.

She can hear his heart racing.

Unfortunately, the back of Ken's head was attached to his packaging, which left 2 tiny holes and what looks like 2 small bald spots on the back of his head. Why oh why did the manufacturer do that? Fortunately, Barbie is too busy gazing into Ken's eyes to notice his baldness in the back.

Ken is relieved to see the huge smile on Barbie's face, and he knows that he has just moved himself out of the friend zone.

It's official, they're a couple!

 Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

23 comments:

  1. Hi Roxanne, I'm so happy to read a post from you, and that finally St. Valentine's Day Barbie found love!!!

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    1. Hi Billa! Barbie is a very happy young woman today. :)

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  2. They look so lovely together:)I love the dancing photo.

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    1. Thank you, Natalia! I thought they'd make a cute couple.

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  3. She has the perfect outfit for the day, doesn't she? :D

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    1. Hi jSarie! Yes, her outfit is perfect. I only wish that I could have found her heart glasses. I hope that they turn up one of these days.

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  4. Oh, that is so cute. I don't remember seeing her but she is dressed for today. I have the Fashionista Ken too, he has been named Sebastian and hopefully will be out the box soon.

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    1. Hi Brini! I've renamed a bunch of my Barbies and Kens, but at this point I would never remember their names if I renamed these 2. :)

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  5. Very cute story, Happy Valentine's Day Roxanne!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  6. Happy Valentines Day Roxanne. They look very sweet together and you caught some great poses despite their posing limitations.

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    1. Thank you, Carrickters! I hope that you had a wonderful day!

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  7. What a cute quick romance. They look great together!

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    1. Thank you, The grandmommy! Hopefully their romance will stand the test of time. I kind of have a feeling that it will. :)

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  8. They are just too cute with their awkward hugs and what not- LOL

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    1. LOL Jewell! Yeah, they're a little awkward together, but they have so much in common. :)

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  9. Great story. These two are a lovely couple. It didn't take long for them to get cozy.

    What was Mattel thinking? I wonder if they are using the head connectors to prevent some of the recent doll head thefts at retail outlets that I have read about. How unfortunate. This makes it difficult for us. Repainting or some other cosmetic cure will be necessary.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I had not heard about recent doll head thefts. That makes sense then, but I wish that Mattel would find a better way. Ken's bald spots are not cute. It's different for the female dolls because they have hair to cover up the small holes left from being attached to the packaging.

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  10. Well, now I'm super curious why you made your husband stop giving you Barbie's?! Not the kind you wanted or you like to pick them yourself?

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    1. He kept buying me Asha-faced Barbies. I'd rather pick out my dolls myself. He can feel free to give me the money to pay for the dolls that I really want. :)

      When he's out shopping, sometimes he sees dolls that he thinks that I would like, so now he takes photos with his cell phone and sends them to me to see if I would like for him to buy the dolls. I've never once asked him to buy any of the dolls that he's photographed, but I do appreciate his efforts.

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  11. enjoy your blog. are you on instagram?

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha! No, I am not on Instagram (yet).

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