How to get a Yasmin Bratz doll at the dollar store
When the US dollar became the world’s reserve currency, it was only a matter of time before it became an essential shopping item.
And that is exactly what the Japanese luxury goods retailer Yasmine has done with its new Yasmini Bratz dolls.
A few weeks ago, the Japanese toy company released the first Yas-Min doll in America, which is a smart doll.
But its release comes at a time when the US is facing an economic downturn, with inflation running at close to 16 percent and the Federal Reserve now planning to raise interest rates.
The dolls are designed by Yashika, a team that also designs the clothes and toys of Japanese brands including Sony, Yuzuru, and Yodobashi.
“It’s a time of change in our society,” Yashida says.
“And we need to bring a sense of positivity and joy back into our lives.”
So far, the Yasmins have been a hit in the US, but there are many others that are selling in the stores.
The doll’s design is inspired by Japanese culture, which includes the traditional Japanese yamabushi, a dish made of seaweed that can be eaten raw or cooked.
The US dollar is currently worth around $1.20.
But Yashikas doll, which has been available in Japan since the 1980s, is a bit different.
The yamaba is a soft, pink rice porridge served with a dipping sauce made with soy sauce and sake.
“Yasmin has created a unique, playful doll that captures the essence of the Yamabushi,” Yamiya says.
The Yas Min doll is also a bit more extravagant than the previous Yashiyas, with a gold trim around the neck, and a red face and ears, along with a red nose.
“This is the first doll with a silver face and ear and gold trim, but this isn’t just about the silver trim,” Yasmana says.
Yashima says the silver face is meant to capture the spirit of the yamabe, which means “gold is the most beautiful colour”.
The dolls come with a “Yamabushis” (yamabuki) scarf, and an embroidered yamahara (an umbrella) on the doll’s back.
The design of the dolls is similar to the Yashiko dolls.
Yas min is currently available for $129.99.
The price of the doll is set to drop to $69.99 in the next few weeks, after which it will be available in the Yazuki department store in Tokyo.
“We have to bring positivity back into Yashiba,” Yazuka says.