Remember how I said I was having a bit of blogging burnout, but I hadn't lost my excited for dolls? Well, the dolls I have here are some of the biggest reasons that my doll loving fire keeps burning! Long before I collected dolls as an adult, I collected action figures. From movies, comics, television shows...anything I loved that had a line of action figures, I was all over it. That fell a bit by the wayside when dolls started taking over my life, but a few things have remained constant, and one of those is my pretty intense love of Batgirl and Barbara Gordon. Someday I'm going to do a post here of all of my various Batgirl collectibles, so you can see just how big of a problem she is for me, but for today, we're going to look at an exciting intersection of two of my favourite things!
As soon as the DC Super Hero Girls line was announced, I was immediately excited! I love the idea of bridging the gap between the world of dolls (traditionally aimed at girls) and the world of comics and superheroes (traditionally aimed at boys) and so far, I think that the DC Super Hero Girls line is doing this wonderfully! The first wave features 6 dolls and 6 action figures, and I really love that they've released these girls in both scales. This line isn't for girls OR for boys, it's for everyone, and that is very cool.
The first wave consists of Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Bumblebee, Harley Quinn and Batgirl, in both doll and action figure forms. Currently they are only available at Target in the US, and will be going world wide in July. My husband and I tried to wait but well...were were too impatient, so we took a little road trip over the border in search of these dolls, and were successful in finding the two we wanted most!
I bought Batgirl for myself, and Ben picked up Harley Quinn, since his Harley collection rivals my Batgirl collection! He also grabbed an Ivy action figure, which makes for a fun little comparison! Eventually, we'll be grabbing the rest of the dolls as they are all super adorable, but for now, this made us both pretty happy! If you want to see us unbox the dolls and give our first impressions, check it out on YouTube, and if you want to see more photos, click on through!