Friday, September 7, 2018

I have been waiting almost a week to share this week’s thing I want to buy. I was so excited about it, then I forgot about it until today, which is actually Saturday. I am a day late on the post I just couldn’t wait to share… That’s depression and Fibromyalgia for you. I always feel so behind. But this isn’t the struggle blog that I post on or around Wednesday, this is the fun one about neat new things I would like in my life!

The X-Files™ Barbie® & Ken® from 1998.

I am always looking for the newest Barbie® things, but I seem to have let this one get past me for a little bit. However, I am still early in the game in that these dolls aren’t even available for sale until November 23, 2018. So with no further vagueness, the Barbie® thing that is really exciting to me right now is the new take on Mulder and Scully, in honor of The X-Files’™ 25th Anniversary! As some may know, Barbie® did this before back in the day (1998) and, at the time, it was a decent-ish likeness… although they were considered Barbie® & Ken® as Scully & Mulder… but that was before the last few years when Barbie® has really made a huge effort to make different and unique face molds and hair colors and styles. This new effort to capture the likenesses of Agent Dana Scully and Agent Fox Mulder has actually been successful, in my opinion.

Not only are the dolls looking more like their real-world counterparts, but they have been articulated! This has been happening more and more with the special Barbies® that they have been making. They still have yet to articulate their Fashionistas, but I digress. On their website, Mattel® lists Bill Greening as the designer behind these new dolls. When you click on the link of his name, you get pages and pages of other dolls he has designed and I find he is the one behind a lot of my favorites. The website doesn’t readily have more details on him, but based on his collection, he has been with Mattel® for quite a while.

As excited as I am that the dolls are articulated, I am also very excited about the apparent quality of their suits and accessories. The Mulder doll has a full suit, including tie and belt. Scully’s main detail is her cross necklace and pearl earrings. Both dolls also come with their FBI clip-on badges as well as their wallet badges. The description also says they have a display stand and certificate of authenticity. They always do the stands and certificates with their special edition licensed characters.

I also can’t believe that it is already the 25th anniversary of The X-Files™… that certainly makes me feel a bit old…er. As an adult who never really grew up on the inside, I am really very excited for these dolls to be released. It also makes me wonder what other cool stuff might be out there for the anniversary. I might have to do a little research…  in the meantime, here are the details from the Barbie® website about Mulder and Scully.


Barbie® The X Files™ Agent Fox Mulder Doll

In honor of the 25th anniversary of THE X-FILES, Barbie® celebrates the influential series that went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, becoming one of the most successful television dramas of all time. Renegade Agent Fox Mulder is a talented profiler and strong believer in the supernatural, adamant about the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life. In a world of distorted reality, manipulated facts, and government cover-ups, he is willing to risk everything to find what he desires most — the Truth. The Barbie® The X-Files™ Agent Fox Mulder doll wears his signature look from the ’90s — dark suit, “FBI” ID and badge.  The doll is sculpted to the likeness of the actor and is fully articulated. Includes doll, doll stand for display, accessories and Certificate of Authenticity

  • Learn more here –>
  • DesignerBill Greening
  • Release Date: 8/29/2018
  • Label: Black Label®
  • Body Type: Articulated
  • Facial sculpt: Mulder
  • Accessories: Wallet and badge
  • Fashion: Suit, jacket, shoes
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 3“ x 7“

Barbie® The X Files™ Agent Dana Scully Doll

In honor of the 25th anniversary of THE X-FILES, Barbie® celebrates the influential series that went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, becoming one of the most successful television dramas of all time. A medical doctor and natural skeptic, Agent Dana Scully attempts to explain the paranormal with science. Idealistic, intelligent, and with strong convictions, she perseveres to unearth the extraordinary secrets contained within the X-Files, risking her career — and her life. The Barbie® The X-Files™ Agent Dana Scully doll wears her signature look from the ’90s — dark suit, “FBI” ID and badge. The doll is sculpted to the likeness of the actor and is fully articulated. Includes doll, doll stand for display, accessories and Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Learn more here –>
  • DesignerBill Greening
  • Release Date: 8/29/2018
  • Label: Black Label®
  • Body Type: Articulated
  • Facial sculpt: Scully
  • Accessories: Necklace, earrings, wallet, badge
  • Fashion: Jacket, pants, top, shoes
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 13“ x 3“ x 7“