Friday, December 25, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
He and Jacob Black will make a good team once Jacob is available in February.
Friday, December 18, 2009
There are only a few days left to get your votes in.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Here's a pic from the website Man behind the doll showing the old neck style:
Here's a pic from Mattel's Barbie Collector website showing Ken as Edward Cullen's new neck style:
So exciting. I'm definitely looking forward to more Ken dolls, and now I'm actually buying them!!!
Please note: Mattel will also apparently continue to use the "old" neck style as apparent from "Fashionista" Ken doll also from this year.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This gorgeous party dress is perfect for the girl about town. The gathered skirt and fitted bodice emphasize the tiny waist, and the delicate bows at the neckline offer a playful softer touch. Accessories include Opera length gloves, matching sling back shoes, satin clutch w/ bow detail, "ruby" drop earrings, "diamond" bracelet, and versatile "ruby & diamond" pin which can be used to accent any part of the fashion. Suggested retail $85. The ensemble is due in shortly and should be in dealer's hands before Christmas. Contact your favorite Dressmaker Details authorized retailers for more information.
Here is the beautiful Plantation Silkstone Barbie doll modeling the outfit
Here is the gorgeous Tatyana Fashion Royalty doll modeling the outfit
Photos and information by Dressmaker Details
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The limited edition Barbie is part of the Barbie Collector Platinum Label collection, and comes in its own box, featuring the Jingle Flowers print, and display stand. Comme des Garcon Barbie doll can be purchased for approximately $350 at Comme des Garcons direct shops.
Monday, November 30, 2009
"Re-Edition: Tokyo, here we go!" is beautiful. She's my first Amélie doll and I adore her. She's quite the princess in her pink outfit with cute crown. The crown is so cute, it has a mini comb to attach to her hair.
And, "Night Warrior" Vanessa. What can I say. She's daring, captivating, and quite possibly one of the most beautiful Vanessa dolls to date.
I thought you might enjoy these mini photos. I'll post some larger pix in the Dolly Daily community.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Conventioneers were also given the opportunity to purchase the Fashion Royalty companion doll, "Night Warrior" Vanessa doll, ltd 300. Vanessa, one of the most gorgeous Vanessa dolls ever, is dressed in the colors of night and comes complete with a sword to vanquish all of the baddies. Her cool cross necklace is similar to the one Amelie wears thus tying them together. Perhaps Vanessa is Amelie's guardian?
Either way, these two lovely dolls are the belle's of the DollyStyle ball and are sure to be a hit with collectors. Lucky are the few who will have the opportunity to own these treasures.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Mattel said it plans to launch the Bratz doll line in the spring of 2010. Mattel sued MGA Entertainment Inc. over rights to the doll and won the first phase of the case earlier this year. They are now in the second phase of the case, which involves trade-secret theft.
Interesting stuff !!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Katie "Gene" Marshall got her start in the industry many years ago. She was discovered while working in a theatre as an "usherette." Shortly thereafter, she waved "goodbye, New York" and hopped on the first train west. "Hello, Hollywood, hello," she declared as she stepped onto the platform at Union Station, and the rest, as they say, is motion picture history.
Monolithic Studios will present Gene Marshall with a lifetime achievement award at her final curtain call next June (2010) at her farewell convention. She will receive a send-off like no other. Please stay-tuned for more info as it becomes available.
Though Ms. Marshall is retiring from the silver screen she will continue to warm the hearts of her many fans as they continue to relive her many roles on and off the silver screen.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
After seeing so many intriguing member photos here , I was in trouble . I still resisted for a long time , but then I spotted a nude Blonde Poppy on ebay...the rest is history !!
Poppy is so versatile , nothing I've dressed her in looks bad . She's so photogenic too !! This girl doesn't ever take a bad pic . Dressing her is super easy too since her hands are removable . Love 'em !!
Make sure and visit the Community and check out all the pics and info about Poppy !!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here's a direct link to the Halloween photo thread.
Monday, October 19, 2009
The one thing we all have in common is that non-collectors rarely understand our desire to collect dolls. That's why it's so nice to have a meet. Everyone already understands. Everyone already accepts. And we're all there to enjoy our love of dolls, discover new dolls, and bond with people to whom we don't have to explain about the dolls.
I thought it was interesting that I recently read a thread in one of the doll forums that went something like, " at what point do you tell the new person you're dating about the dolls." I thought it was funny because I've been there. We've all been there. I take comfort in knowing that I'm not alone. Doll collectors of the world UNITE!
This past weekend was also the 1st ever BlytheCon. It was held in Atlanta on Oct 17th. There's a cute thread in the Dolly Daily Community with some pix. Be sure to check it out.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Finally, the time is here. I am leaving for BlytheCon in Atlanta. Cannot wait to be there and meet fellow collectors as well as Blythe celebrities such as Gina Garan. Don't forget to check for updates on our forum at the BlytheCon thread. We will be posting pics live from the convention - before, during and after. So stay tuned!!!
See you soon!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
From the Fashion Royalty Convention Collection alone there are some amazing new "have-to-have" dolls . . . . enough to bankrupt the richest collector LOL!!
Barbie has some awesome brand-new incarnations as well !!
The new Bob Mackie doll is spectacular !!!
Hard Rock Cafe's newest doll is another MUST-have ......
The BFMC Silkstone "Stunning in the Spotlight" pays homage to the iconic "Solo in the Spotlight" , another lovely new offering.
AND , if all these available dolls don't break you .....well , stay tuned....
Expect an announcement tomorrow about not one , not two , but THREE new Barbies from famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin !!
No doubt Integrity toys isn't done yet either !! There are upcoming on-line exclusives as well as the 2nd 2009 W club doll ...
Feeling broke yet ???? hehehehe
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Here are some details from CWC's website. She wears a light pink dress with bows and a lovely bolero with dots. The dress features pink pearl beads and ribbons in Hello Kitty's five colors at the waist and hem. Bows in five colors beautifully accent her dress and hair. The "Hello Kitty" face is printed on a cute white handbag which features a pearl-bead handle. Special colored eye chips are used for all of the eyes with Hello Kitty's symbolic bow embedded in the irises. She will be a RBL with Fair skin type. She is expected to arrive in December.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
forces to create the Barbie Doll as Heidi Klum
June 18, 2009/Los Angeles CA:
Supermodel and Emmy-nominated "Project Runway"
hostess Heidi Klum is now a real-life Barbie.
Klum, designer Robert Best and toymaker Mattel
spent nearly 8 months crafting every detail
of the Barbie Doll as Heidi Klum, which will be
available to the public starting in September on
Klum was deeply involved in the design process,
fro the face sculpt to the doll;s hair and eye
color. Right down to the choice of gold earrings.
The doll's pink dress was modeled after a mini-
skirt Klum wore to the 12th Annual Victoria's
Secret Fashion Show
Klum also took an active part in the doll's Photo
shoot for Mattel's forthcoming Holliday Collector
The supermodel and soon-to-be mother of four
grew up playing with Barbie dolls and now shares
the passion with her daughter Leni
The doll is part of Barbie's Blonde Ambition
Collection, a series that celebrates iconic blondes
in fashion and entertainment
Monday, October 5, 2009
If I had to force myself to think of something that I disliked, it would be that the convention is too short on time; it comes and goes much too quickly. Three full days of dolly nirvana is simply not enough! LOL
This event was packed with surprises from the moment we got our registration bags with the empty gift set box to the introduction of Elise Jolie on the final night. I love how she fits into the Iconic theme -- collectors have been requesting her from the very beginning when she was mentioned in the original story cards.
Thank you, Integrity Toys, listening to your collectors and improving their convention experience with each year that passes. You've done a fantastic job, and this collector is a happy camper. It was certainly *not* the year to miss.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Come on, writers! Doll collecting is a fun and harmless hobby (albeit an expensive one). Let's see some positive portrayals of doll collectors on the tube. 2009 is, after all, Barbie doll's 50th anniversary. Stores like Kitson in Los Angeles and Jeffrey's New York are selling collectible fashion dolls by some of the worlds top designers. Many celebrities have extensive doll collections. Give us something to celebrate!
Here are some of the details from Angelic Dreamz website for the dolls. The first collection is named "The Blossom Collection". There are four girls in the collection - Jamie the American girl; Kyra the African American girl; Mayumi the Japanese girl and RuYi the Chinese girl. They are all designed with 17 points of articulation and various accessories for them are also available at Angelic Dreamz.
Here is a link to JamieShow page on Angelic Dreamz
You can also find updates on our own doll forums.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I think what really fascinates me about these dolls are their wardrobe. Wow, is all I can say. So much more can be done in this slightly larger scale to the 12" dolls. By that, I mean, the execution of design is just better and more accurate. Things that might look bulky on a smaller doll come out so real for the Sybarites.
I took this pic of these heels and named the pic Disco3000. Look at the tiny narrow stiletto of the black heels and the groovy yellow mesh. How about the gorgeous clear straps on the gold heels and the wonderful ankle detail. Not to mention how the hose fit on these girls. Not a bulky gathering in sight. Those red hose look painted on.
The most exciting part of all is that these aren't even the best examples of what is possible from the SuperGuys.
Check them out at Superfrock.com.
Check out the Sybarites discussion at the DollyDaily Community.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This gorgeous ensemble consists of a red jacket over a black satin slip dress, yummy-licious leopard platform heels (so worth the money just for those!), accessories like gloves, belt, fishnet stockings, and a blonde side-part wig.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Spin Master Ltd. has launched Liv dolls, a line of teenage fashion dolls targeted at girls aged six to ten. The dolls include Daniela, Sophie, Katie and Alexis. Features of the dolls include 14 points of movement, easy to change wigs, insertable glass eyes and detailed fashions. These dolls are in stores now and retail for $19.99 and accessory items range from $5.49 to $19.99.
I just saw one in person this evening and she was so cute and the articulation so great that I have decided to buy at least a couple. Hopefully this weekend ... YIPPIE ....
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I have to admit, that between work and the economy I hadn't much thought about the convention. In fact, I wasn't really that excited about it at all. Last night's chat changed all of that for me. OMG!!!! I can't wait to see everyone. It's going to be sooooo much fun. The people, the dolls, the parties. Wow!
Though this convention is completely sold out, I really encourage every doll collector to attend a convention. Many times doll collecting can be a solitary hobby that we share with online "friends" like those in the Dolly Daily community. No one understands us like other doll collectors do. A convention amplifies that a hundred times so that the collector is immersed in doll collecting heaven for several days straight. It's total bliss, yet completely without understanding unless one has been to a convention.
Many collectors who have never been to a convention think it's all about the dolls. Well, it is to some degree, but really it's about the people. Wow! There are some amazing doll collectors out there. Just when I think I've got them figured out they surprise me again and again.
Be sure to register in the Dolly Daily community (Click on the Community link at the top of this site) because a few of us are going to be posting lots of updates. It's going to be crazy!
Less than a month. So much to do; so little time left.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Sekiguchi has shown promo pics of their Autumn/Winter '09 line. Sure enough it is five new girls again. The prices are still at 134,40 Yen, which is high enough to keep me away from them for a while. The variety in the line from punk, to casual, to chic, to glam is absolutely wonderful. There is a lot of variety in haircolors also, and hopefully in their faceups. Cannot wait to see more of these girls.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Here is model Venus d'Royce as Trapeze wearing bits and pieces from various fashions
What I love about the Sybarites are the gorgeous fashions and eye-catching face-ups. Superdoll gives me the edgier fashion dolls that I crave. I tend to want less classic styles and more of what I see on the runways from my favorite designers like Galliano, Westwood, Gaultier, etc.
I resisted these dolls for a long time because of their 16" size, but finally caved and purchased a few of them last year. Now, I wonder why I ever waited. Unlike any doll I've ever owned; these are more like art pieces. There is so much attention to detail -- down to the smallest miniaturized safety pins to the amazing haute heels and bags. Just gorgeous.
The Sybarites always live up to their name. These exquisite creatures have ushered in a new era in fashion doll collecting.
To find out more about the Sybarites check out their very own forum inside the Dolly Daily Community. There are lots of dazzling photos that will have you stalking the Supersite for new releases.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I came back from a vacation last week. As expected, a couple of my Blythe also went along with me. It is strange how I have somewhat transformed from this 'shy about taking dolly pics in public' to 'proud to be taking dolly pics and public and enjoying the attention' person LOL.
It is most definitely a conversation starter. People see other people with dolls, they look, nudge, smile. Some brave souls venture closer, some even braver ones start talking. Nice dolls, where are they from, what kind of dolls are they and soon enough we are chatting away.
Oh well, just wanted to tell you how much fun I have taking my little one on vacation with me. Here's one more photo of Max and Grace enjoying the view of San Fran.
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today, Barbie premieres her first music and dance video – titled “Do ‘The Barbie’” – to celebrate the launch of her new Barbie® Fashionistas™ dolls. The new dolls feature 12 points of movement and more than 100 plastic-fantastic poses so Barbie can bend her elbows, twist her wrists, move at the waist and roll her head. To show off these new movements, Barbie has teamed up with one of the music industry’s hottest names to choreograph and produce a music video featuring a new dance – appropriately called “The Barbie” – set to a new, re-recorded version of the 90s hit song “Barbie Girl.” Barbie looked to famed choreographer JaQuel Knight, the talent behind Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” (“Put A Ring On It”) dance craze, to choreograph the “The Barbie,” a series of doll-like moves and dance grooves.
“Barbie’s first music video is an epic moment that further solidifies her place as a pop culture and entertainment icon”
The Barbie video makes its world premiere today on the Barbie YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-bWHFDf6M.
“It was really fun to work with Barbie and create a dance for her. Barbie is the biggest icon in life and I am so excited to have worked with her on her first music video,” said choreographer, JaQuel Knight. “I have had the privilege of working with celebs like Beyonce and Britney Spears, and I am thrilled to add another B to the roster!”
The music video, shot in New York in July, stars three Barbie Fashionistas dolls – “Sassy,” “Cutie” and “Artsy” – and features a cameo from “Hottie” Ken®. In the video, the dolls break out of their toy boxes to “come alive” and dance “The Barbie” alongside real, life-size Barbie dancers. “The Barbie” dance is comprised of doll-like moves that can be performed to any song and ends with a signature Point, Twist, Snap.
“Barbie’s first music video is an epic moment that further solidifies her place as a pop culture and entertainment icon,” said Stephanie Cota, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Barbie. “Barbie’s celebrity status and role in pop culture allows her to partner with the industry’s best, and we love the signature dance JaQuel created. It’s surprising, kicky and catchy – everyone will want to try to do ‘The Barbie.’”
Knight, 20, is nominated for a 2009 MTV Video Music Award (Best Choreography for “Single Ladies”/ “Put A Ring On It”), and is currently on-set choreographing the theatrical live action “Burlesque.”
The Barbie® Fashionistas™ Dolls will be available in October for an average retail price of $11.99 each.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This beautiful girl is a Chelsea's Collector Cottage exclusive in Australia. She wears a black mini-dress with green accent trim, and features a vibrant face-up in greens and blues. She is limited to 300, retails for $305AUD, and will be available mid-Sept.
This girl wears a modern interpretation of a pantsuit that would put MC Hammer to shame. This girl is pure high-style with her airbrushed electric purple face-up. She is limited to 400, retails for $220US, and will be available at your favorite AvantGuards dealers in late October.
Run, don't walk to get these beautiful girls on pre-order!
Monday, August 24, 2009
The dolls went on display on 10 August, 2009, and the shop is accepting bids via silent auction until they're sold on 17 September, 2009. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to support breast cancer research and the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund.
It's interesting to note that Integrity Toys supplied the new Monogram dolls in a variety of hair colors for the promotion. Some of the designers used both male and female dolls while others designed only for the female doll. Who's your favorite?
Check out the links below to find out more about these gorgeous doll. Both feature an article and lots of pics.
The Moment blog
Friday, August 21, 2009
SO , make sure and get out to your local stores this weekend !! Some stores had moved the mark-down dolls to the clearance area ( usually near pets/ garden) other stores had the dolls on the shelf with red price stickers.....OH , here's a tip : always take a few mark-down dolls to a scanner , often they will scan cheaper than marked !! Best of luck to all the bargain hunters !!
Here are a few low price points I saw : Red Corvette Barbie $25 , Scotland $20 , France $ 20 , Julia Repro $30 , MFBD Repro gfitsets 1959 & 1971 $ 30 .
Of course the clearance dolls made rooom for some new stuff : SpongeBob Barbie , Camping Barbie , Ken , NEW Skipper and the Kelly & Stacie set .
The only "new" CE dolls were Harley and "Ballet" Lucy and Goldie Hawn .
HAPPY HUNTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
It is a one day only event, but fans and collectors from far and wide are visiting. I know of friends who will be here from South America, Europe and of course the whole of North America. And of course there will be guest attendees, including Gina Garan.
There will be raffles, prizes, vendors, room sales and the works. And although small and not anything near the grand galas that we are used to hearing about with the other doll lines, this will definitely be a fun event. This will also be the first doll convention that I will be attending, which makes me even more excited. We will have live coverage of the event at DollyDaily so, don't forget to check the forums.
Check out the official BlytheCon website
Monday, August 17, 2009
Mattel has just released their Jonathan Adler Barbie doll collection. They're so cute. I've always wanted mini Jonathan Adler products for my dolls. Now I get the chance to have them. And did you see the Edward and Bella dolls they're doing? Lots of buzz about them in the Dolly Daily community.
Integrity Toys is currently shipping their final releases from their February Toyfair announcements including the new Boogie Beach Dynamite Girls, and the long awaited Poppy Parker collection. The FR convention is just around the corner. With about a month and a half to go until the big event, collectors are beginning to get excited about what's in store for them in Chicago.
Tonner Doll Company has recently debuted their fall collection, and collectors are excited about what's to come. The Sinister Circus collection seems to thrilling collectors with an edginess not seen from Tonner before. There have also been more Twilight dolls announced -- James, Victoria, and Laurent, plus Edward and Bella at the prom as an Amazon.com exclusive.
There's plenty more dolls to chat about including new Momoko dolls, new Pullip and Blythe dolls, some new Sybarite accessories, and new Gene dolls -- both regular 16" size and the 1/6th scale. Why not sign into the Dolly Daily community to find out what's going on in the doll world.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Barbie has a whole new look-and it's all fashion all the time. Strike a pose and express your fashion personality with the Barbie Fashionistas! The Fashionista dolls wear the trendiest fashions! Each doll has 12 points of articulation, more than 100 different poses, and a distinct personality (Glam, Cutie, Girly, Wild, Sassy, and Artsy) that is reflected in their clothes and accessories. Each doll comes with a purse and a fashion accessory. Girls will love playing with the doll that best fits their own personality! These dolls are really gorgeous and reflect today's girls' awareness and appreciation of fashion. The Barbie folks have really gone all out to create dolls that work as play dolls-and even as entry level collectibles. Plus, the lower price delivers great value without cutting corners on high style.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I only was able to score these two but I love their updated vintage feel!
First Eden in black and white lace dress (This dress only fits smaller busts)
And next is Agnes, in a gold shirt dress (this will fit bigger busts)
To view/buy the collection you can find them here