Today’s Friday Girl is Bead Blast Barbie 1997 aka Angela. Angela was one of the Barbies I bought in my first years of collecting. I think I got her at Toys Are Us in Adelaide. We used to love visiting the Barbie Aisle there. Bead Blast Barbie was of course a hair play doll. I have included the commercial made for her.
You know me. I don’t care for gimmicky dolls but I did like Angela’s Mackie face and high colouring so I made the major decision to (gasp) cut her hair fairly soon after I got her. I think the shorter length is a lot more practical than running around looking like a modern-day Rapunzel. Angela of course has the old Twist and Turn body and ballerina arms. Still a lot easier to redress than the bent arm Fashionista’s. I’ll tell you about her dress in another post.