Earlier today, Mattel announced a Stevie Nicks Barbie, inspired by the Fleetwood Mac singer’s legendary Rumours look. Despite a $97 price tag in Australia, the doll has already sold out.
Shitty opportunists are already flogging it on eBay for silly prices, but I won’t dignify any of those with a link.
No surprise there though – Barbie and Nicks both have rabid fan bases. But on browsing around the Mattel Creations store, I was a little surprised to see that a similar musically-themed Barbie, for Gloria Estefan, still hadn’t sold out.
I’d have figured any limited edition Barbie would clear the shelves pretty quickly, but the Gloria doll has been out for a year at this point. I guess even with major stars, Barbie success is not guaranteed.
Overall, I’d say the Nicks doll is better value than the Spice Girls Rubik’s Cube, but I can live with having missed out on both.