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Friday, July 31, 2009

Parisienne Pretty

My only Silkstone acquisition this year is the Dealer Exclusive Parisienne Pretty. She is based on the Pretty Parisienne Barbie who had also been previously released as a reproduction doll. This year, to celebrate Barbie's 50th Anniversary, she was redone as a special silkstone.

And boy, is she special or what? I am happy that I decided to order her. Her pale skintone is exquisite as is her contrasting blue dress. The cut of the dress, the material, the jewelry, the accessories are all flawless. To sum up, she is a 'must have'.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Misaki & Misaki

I can't seem to get enough of these gorgeous girls. Here they are together so that you can see their similarities and differences. They're both waaaay too cute!

The only thing I did was to move Witchie Witch's pigtails slightly up a bit. That gave her the needed lift I desired in her hair. I adore her hair.

For having the exact same face-up style, albeit with different colors and WW has freckles, these two dolls look completely different. Have I said how cute they are?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Newest Prima Dolly

I was not supposed to fall for her, I was not going to pamper this frenzy over dolls that are underproduced and overpriced. Oh, how I failed!

I did resist though, for a very long month. And then I had to get Prima Dolly Tokyo home. She was offered in a release of 1500 only, which is miniscule in terms of Blythe production and demand numbers. She was also with the new Fairest BLythe (FBL) mold. Hence the frenzy and the prices.

But boy, am I glad that I got her! Now just because she is pretty and cute and I have the latest mold but because I think in her I found my dolly muse. Only time will tell.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another Fun Blythe Video

So cute !! I love the "dance" scenes . That took a lot of work !!

Enjoy !!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fashion Royalty Value Tanking

Talk about your buyers market! I've sold several Fashion Royalty dolls lately at a loss.

Actually , losing money on these dolls is nothing new . I lost about a hundred dollars on the "Disco Cleopatra" last year . Even the holy cow Agnes is not immune . I recently sold Royal Weiss at a net loss as well .

I have sold some dolls in the past for a decent profit though . Those days seem to be over .

With dozens of loose dolls , I still plan to part with more from the NRFB stack..
...I know for a fact I'd make more money by splitting the dolls from their outfits and stands , and just selling every thing in pieces. The problem is , if I de-box a doll then I'll find a reason/excuse to keep her ! LOL!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

A paranormal experience

Recently, I have become smitten with some Misaki dolls from Integrity Toys' FR Nippon label. You might have read about my Witchie Witch doll in a post from earlier this week. I absolutely adore her, and my new girl (thank you to a dear friend for acquiring her for me) has just arrived.

Introducing Paranormal Willow...

PW is like Witchie Witch's sister. Their dress is a similar cut and she has the open-mouth face mold. I'm not sure if it's a different mold entirely from the regular Misaki mold or if the factory simply painted in some teeth. To my knowledge, only Witchie Witch and Paranormal Willow have the open-mouth look. Regardless, that is where the similarities end. PW's cute plaid dress and bonnet give her an entirely different look. Fans of the "Red Riding Hood" Yuri doll from the Nu.Fantasy collection will recognize the shoes and handbag; they are the same but with black trim instead of red. These heels are the coolest, and calling them heels is contradictory as there is no actual heel!

PW and WW are just two of the Misaki dolls in the Gothic Dreams collection. Red Rabbit, The Outsider, and Pure Evil round out the collection. PW was an exclusive and hence a bit more money. They will delight and enchant you. Maybe next week I'll get the girls together for a little camera time.

Until then, unpleasant dreams. LOL

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Mod Pivotal Christie

Ever since I saw the promo photo of this girl, I wanted her. She is a Mod styled Christie, with the pivotal body that we don't see enough of and she comes with a beautifully styled chair. After months of yearning for her, I finally located her at the Barbie Convention in DC. She was hard to find but I am glad I brought her home. She is absolute perfection.

Starting from her makeup, to her outfit and accessories that included those awesome earrings and sexy boots, everything is just flawless. Even that chair is beautifully made. I can only hope that Mattel will make more of such perfect dolls, or at least more of the pivotal body dolls.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Look who just landed...

Flight Pattern Kyori just came this week. I took her out for some pics yesterday. Her hair is really cool. Its a bit like RP Isha's but in a ponytail. She is wearing a modified Tonner gown Citrine Dream. I really love her in this gown.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lindsay Makes It To YouTube

This was my very first attempt at a non-tutorial ..

Enjoy !!

Cool Custom Blythe Video

This video clip features some amazing custom Blythe dolls . Many of these dolls have had some extreme make-overs , including extensive lip carving.

Very cool stuff !!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Dark Magic

Integrity Toys, FR Nippon, has brewed up some dark magic with the release of the Gothic Dream Misaki collection. There are five dolls in the collection, Pure Evil, The Outsider, Red Rabbit, Paranormal Willow, and Witchie Witch (pictured below). I'm so excited to have Paranormal Willow and Witchie Witch in my collection.

I've always been fascinated by Witch dolls, and witches in general, so when Witchie Witch was announced I knew right away that I had to have her -- and she soooo cute! This doll, along with Paranormal Willow, uses the open-mouth Misaki mold. If you look closely you can see her teeth in the shot.

WW Misaki comes wearing a purple taffeta lolita-style dress with black lace overlay. An black oversized taffeta bow adorns her waist, and three black mini bows adorn her bodice. She also comes with black thigh-high leggings and killer just-below-the-knee witch boots. Her accessories include a broom, a witch hat, and lacy wrist-cuffs.

Witchie Witch Misaki has curly brown pigtails, but I've taken them down in my pics and have made a single ponytail in back. I like this look better because it doesn't look like she has a much hair. Each of the dolls in this collection is so cute, and I highly recommend them all. Check out the Misaki thread in the Dolly Daily community to see more pics of these wonderful dolls -- it's five pages (and counting) of glorious Misaki dolls.

For the most part, they're only available in Japan, but one can also find them on ebay and through other collectors.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dynamite Susie

You must know that globe trotting fashionista from R&D dolls named Susie. I loved her uniquely Asian mold and always wanted to add a Susie to my collection. Then I was scared of starting to collect a new doll line and suffer the usual financial consequences of ending up buying not just one but ten dollies. I had almost taken her off my wishlist when Susie made a special appearance in the Dynamite Girl line, which I already collected. So I finally got the chance to bring her home.

Her face is very fragile, daintily elegant. For that reason, I had some difficulty photographing her. I guess I have gotten used to the more prominent facial features of the other DG and FR girls. Her hair color and style is very pretty, better than many other girls in that line. I love her outfit, very cool accessories too. She is very nicely coordinated except for that pink eyeshadow the just pains my eyes. I know it is ElectroPop, but it is a bit to much it seems, particularly with a makeup that is based off red.

In the end, I think she makes a very nice addition to the Dynamite girls. She brings even more diversity to an already diverse line of dolls. And I am glad Integrity decided to add this doll, brings me another step closer to calling my wishlist fulfilled.

2009 National Barbie doll Convention: 50th Anniversary Gala

News is pouring in from the 50th Anniversary 2009 National Barbie doll convention, and we've got an exciting thread in the DollyDaily Community talking all about it. Check it all out, here. You must be a member to view the contents of the Community. If you're not a member click on the "Community" link in the upper right-hand corner of this page and sign up. It's free.

The art of Matisse

Yesterday I received my third Matisse fashion. It came in an inconspicuous gray padded envelope but inside was an impeccable tiny piece of art! Her pieces (sets) are luxurious, using fine quality fabrics and affordable, most come with a necklace, earrings and sometimes and occasional bracelet. Each set that I received came with the artists own personal touch, by including a paint brush to use for different ways as a helpful tool in dressing the doll in her fashion. Very clever and fitting to her name. I believe she is one of the top designers for Fashion Royalty, Silkstone, Barbie and similar sized dolls.

I was inspired to choose 3 dolls that I felt was destined to wear such fine frocks for a photo shoot below. (Shhhh...don't tell the others)

Each piece is handcrafted with a noticeable attention to detail. Below are my three different sets, all jewelry made by Matisse. If you would like to view her blog or sign up for alerts or rss feeds at the top of the blog please follow the link.

Midnight in Monaco in blue/gray

Girl of the Moment in tri colored sheath

Agnes in the latest called Marron Mou....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hard To Find New Kitty

The one that got away ....

There's a new Odeco and Nikki " Mermaid "

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a good deal on one .
She sold out quickly at the only site I've seen her .

Grab one if you are lucky enough to find one !!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Integrity raise nearly $50,000 for the Life Ball Organization!

FYI from Integrity....

Life Ball dolls and Integrity raise nearly $50,000 for the Life Ball Organization!

"For those of you who purchased the 2009 Life Ball doll, thank you for helping Jason and Integrity raise nearly $50,000 for Life Ball and HIV/AIDS research and prevention. Integrity completed the donation of this amount, which included the net proceeds from the Life Ball doll, last week".

Monday, July 6, 2009

"In the Mix" Takeo (v 2.0)

Last week I posted some pics and words of my new "In the Mix" Takeo doll from Integrity Toys and mentioned that I'd probably change up his hair. Well, it happened.

Here's one with some more dramatic lighting:

I've been fiddling with his hair all week -- and boy, does he have a lot of hair. WOW! After lots of trimming and styling, he's got a brand new do. I like it.

Share your pics of Takeo -- there's a Takeo thread in the Community that has just started.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sneak Peak: Barbie Convention Raffle Doll

The Tampa Bay Fashion Doll Club is once again donating a TBFDC "OOAK Pink Pirate Princess" Silkstone to the National Barbie Convention Raffle, this year hosted by the Western PA Doll Club.

This is the third year in a row that our local doll club has donated some Tampa Bay Pirate Booty to The National Barbie Doll Convention Raffle. We have members from Clearwater to the Orlando area.

The Silkstone doll was donated by JudyO, and was customized by yours truly, in our Club's Signature Pink Pirate Design. This year, our Pirate Wench is wearing a floor length pink satin skirt, lined in a very unique skull & crossbones fabric (not shown). Her underskirt is of black tulle decorated with silver dabloon coins. Inside Info: Each silver dabloon represents one member of our Tampa Bay Fashion Doll Club. They're scattered about the doll, from her Pirate Headband to her Pirate Toes...

As a special surprise this year, the TBFDC "Pink Pirate" be bringing her own miniature Pirate Chest with a sterling silver pirate skull charm inside.

Please stop by the "America's Sweetheart Raffle Room" and get a closer look at this and many other fabulous donations from other clubs. Be sure to bring your camera...and your wallet. Remember, proceeds go to some very worthwhile charities.

We'd like to thank Nancy Parsons and the Western PA Doll Club for hosting their THIRD National Barbie Convention! We're looking forward to arriving in Washington, DC and seeing all of the surprises they have in store.

See you all in DC!

For information on joining The Tampa Bay Fashion Doll Club, please visit

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Licca Love

Licca or Licca-chan is a 23cm (9'') doll made by Takara. She is as popular in Japan as Barbie is in the USA. Born and raised in Tokyo, 11 year old Licca-chan is in 5th year of elementary school. She has a French father (Pierre) and a Japanese mother (Orie), likes tennis, window-shopping and baking cookies, reads manga/comics and enjoys custard pudding and vanilla ice-cream. Her full name is Licca Kayama.

Licca's family also includes twin younger sisters Miki and Maki, and baby triplet brother and sisters Kako, Gen and Mika. She also has French grandparents and a French cousin. She has a boyfriend Kakeru and her best friend is Izumi.

Her personality and hobbies were modeled in such way that little Japanese girls could identify with her easily. Her two favourite books are widely-known and popular classics that girls in Japan like to read - Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess.

She was first released in 1967 and became an instant hit. Since then she has been released in many generations ending in today's 4th generation Licca. An easy way to set the 1st gen apart from the others is by their eye design: the 1st gen Licca has only one white highlight/dot in each eye, the other generations have three. The size of her body and proportions has also changed through the generations.

I have only one Licca in my collection, a reproduction and a friend Izumi. They are very different from any of the other fashion dolls I have because of their age. They make a nice addition to any collection. Below is a photo of my Izumi.

Pullip as Disney's Peter Pan

News on the Pullip front: Peter Pan

Oh, how cute these dolls are.

Pullip as Peter Pan and Byul as Tigerlily

Taeyang as Captain Hook and Dal as Tinker Bell

These dolls will be available in October/November 2008, will retail for $108, and can be pre-ordered now at The Valley of the Dolls.

Please note that the dolls shown are prototypes and are subject to change.

Pullip and friends discussion in the Community.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Little Sheath Dress that could

I believe that every woman should have certain necessities in her wardrobe. Everything from the perfect pair of pumps, one good pair of jeans and dress pants, a flattering classic tailored jacket, to the perfect dress that can be used for either a work situation or going for cocktails. Personally I think the same goes for my dolls.

I know that some of us collectors like to redress our dolls, but we all tend to run into that wall at some point that I like to call "the dolly budget".

After buying a doll that I have been drooling over, I tend to be short of funds to help that new girl out with clothing. I want to be able to redress her and see what other looks I can come up with, for her or some of my older favorites; it keeps my collection looking fresh. Many times I come across clothing (as sets) that may have one or two pieces that I like, but just not enough to spend the full amount of money to buy it, I'd rather save that cash for a new doll.

So, I'm sure your asking me what the heck I'm babbling about at this point. Well, if you were paying attention to the title and first paragraph I mentioned something about the perfect dress.

My first convention, almost three years ago in Baltimore, I was introduced to Dressmaker Details. I had seen some of their product online through some of the dealers sites that carried them, but didn't know enough about them to take the plunge. I happen to be one of those people who needs to see an item in person before I buy. A picture can be mighty purdy, but it's meant to entice, and honey, I wasn't born yesterday. A penny doesn't leave these pockets unless I know what I am paying for.

After seeing these products in person and being impressed with the quality, I ended up taking a chance and buying a few outfits as well as a few simple sheath dresses. I think that I was more excited about those dresses due to all the possibilities of how to accessorize them on my dolls. I loved that they didn't cost an arm and a leg, but were well made and gave just enough of a design to either let my girls just wear the dress with nothing but the accompanying heels that also come with it or glam her up as the material warrants.

So, here is a little sample of some of my girls, redressed in their perfect sheath dresses. The pattern of the dress shape is basically the same, but each is in a different print and/or color.

Please note that these dresses are made for the 11 1/2" dolls (Barbie, Fashion Royalty, Etc). Nu Face dolls have a smaller bust line but can fit just fine (may need to stuff her top to keep from flattening).

Fashion Royalty & Nu Face

Silkstone & Model Muse Barbie

...And if you are interested in learning more about Dressmaker Details and where to purchase some of these fabulous dresses (or outfits) please see their official page.

Dressmaker Details