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NRFB vs Deboxer - Pros and Cons

Posted by Linda Levine on Sunday, August 21, 2011,
One of the great debates among collectors is regarding how to display your dolls. Should you keep them in the box or take them out?

NRFB (Never Removed From Box) collectors and Deboxers have strong feelings. I recently surveyed the collectors in my club and asked them to provide pros and cons for both styles of collecting.



  1. You don't have to open those awful boxes
  2. Your doll will always look brand new
  3. You don't lose the accessories
  4. You get to enjoy the artwork on each box
  5. Yo...

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Please Don't Blame Barbie for Body Issues

Posted by Linda Levine on Monday, April 18, 2011,
I was watching the "Today Show" on NBC this morning. A college student has decided to point to Barbie as a reason for the body issues some girls (and boys) have. She has created a life size Barbie to show how unrealistic her body measurements would be for a real person.


Barbie is not meant to be a real person. She is a doll. Anyone that looks to Barbie as an example for how they should look has issues much larger than the inflated balloons this student used on her Barbie model.

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