Saturday, June 19, 2010

Barbie Fashion Comics 1993

Barbie 25, January 1993, has some inside jokes. Skipper’s friends are Tara and Kelly. But the dolls were Barbie’s friends Tara, and of course, Kelly is Barbie’s sister, Barbie’s friend and Starr’s friend. Meanwhile, Barbie’s dog is named Sachi, and Barbie jokes about “Totally Hair.” As for the stories... Secret Admirer, by Slate. Tara’s getting notes at school from a secret admirer. The plot is reminiscent of the opening scenes of Sixteen Candles. Kelly’s Problem, by Slate. Skipper learns why Kelly is so sad. The story doesn't really have a happy ending. Totally Hair. Barbie helps Skipper and Courtney create new hairstyles. The logo for the story title is the same as what is on the doll boxes.

Barbie Fashion 27, March 1993. Role Model, by Robbins. Skipper’s friend Jennifer is dieting too much. The drawings show Jennifer way too skinny. Who’s Got the Button? by Robbins. Skipper’s in the play The Boyfriend, and the flapper dresses she’s borrowed from Mrs. Gray have a secret. Barbie Gets the Royal Treatment by Robbins. Courtney doesn’t listen closely to Barbie’s phone call and thinks Barbie will visit Queen Elizabeth.

Barbie Fashion 29, May 1993, Itchin’ and A-Twitchin’, by Slate. Skipper gets poison ivy.

Barbie Fashion 32, August 1993. The Right Red by Slate. Skipper’s friend Vicki never goes out because Vicki worries too much about her looks.

Barbie Fashion 33, September 1993, The Sea Shell Story, by Slate. Courtney is sick at home and misses the beach party.

Barbie Fashion 34, October 1993, Taking Care of Tracks. Barbie has adopted a cat she found at the train station and she and Skipper take care of her. This same issue has a story about Ken’s grandparents, and you learn that his grandparents are named Edna and Sam. But I don’t know which side of the family they are on.

Barbie Fashion 35, November 1993, A Friend in Need, by Slate. Skipper writes a short story, cleans her room, studies for geography and makes lunch all in one morning. At the same time she helps Courtney shop, helps a friend paint the siding of a house, and dog sits. So all the people she helped return the favor.

Barbie Fashion 36, December 1993, Horsing Around, by Slate. Skipper goes horseback riding, but then she gets thrown and the horse runs off. Complexion Complex, by Slate. The ever-neurotic Courtney has a date to a dance with Kevin, but she can’t go out because she's got a pimple! Not even Barbie is THAT worried about her appearance! (Oh, and by the way, turns out Kevin had a zit too.)

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