Popular Products Replace Our Polly Pocket Collection

Okay, you’ve lived without your doll collection for a really long time.  It’s been a few years since you took them all out just to count and admire.  Have you ever wondered though why you see some products think, “Oh that collection is so pretty, I want it all.”  There is a reason things come in “lines” or “series” and we suspect it’s more than a production reason.  Some items meet the same need, smellphoto(1) the same, and look the same but are sold as separate pieces of a series.  These unnecessary things replace the need to buy doctor, vet, librarian Barbie with grown-up collections.  This all while begging the question are we obsessive collectors at heart?

The 4-year-old I babysit loves to lay out her princess dresses, Fancy Nancy series, and plastic fruit in rows and just look at it, her head tilted approvingly to the side.  When I found myself with four of the Baby Lips Line from Maybelline New York, I ended up lining them up and doing the exact same thing. They looked so pretty all together.  But hey don’t judge—here are some other products you’d probably love to collect and gaze at when you need some order.

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