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Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Halloween time at Dolly Daily

We've got a fun mini Photo Theme this week for Halloween pix. Please check out the photo forum, and share you frightfully cute and wonderfully scary dolly photos. Here's a quick one of my little Mondie all dressed up for the Halloween party.

Here's a direct link to the Halloween photo thread.

Monday, October 19, 2009

LA Blythe meet

I went to my third Blythe doll meet yesterday in Los Angeles. There were so many dolls. Many collectors brought upwards of 5 to 10 dolls each; I only brought one. It was nice to see some collectors from previous meets there; and nice that we all remembered each other and could chat a bit. Doll get-togethers are always a nice escape to see familiar faces and meet new ones. What really gets me is how diverse the doll collecting world really is. There's not just one type of collector. In fact, coming from the fashion doll collecting world, myself, many of the Blythe collectors could not relate to all of the different dolls that I collect. Interestingly, many Blythe collectors discover Blythe via non-doll collecting means. Some are knitters and crafters, some collect cute Japanese things, and some just stumble upon Blythe without even trying. What's really interesting to me is that many Blythe collectors customize their dolls. That is so completely different from the fashion doll collecting world. Yes, we buy customized doll, but many don't actually do the customizing for themselves -- I can think of only a few fashion doll collectors that customize as their hobby without the desire to profit from it.

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

So Many New Dolls,So Little Money !!

Is it just me , or has there been a flood of new dolls ??!!

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

Ribonetta Wish - new NEO Blythe from CWC

CWC collaborates with Hello Kitty to create a super cute NEO Blythe Ribonetta Wish on Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary.

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

Heidi Klum & Her Barbie

Go behind the scenes as Supermodel Heidi Klum and Mattel join
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
Barbie Catalog

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

The best Fashion Royalty Jason Wu event, EVER!

Huge kudos to Integrity Toys for smacking us with the best Jason Wu event, EVER! Not a complaint to be had by me. Food, delicious. Dolls, gorgeous. Swag, plentiful. Hotel, awesome. Integrity Staff, welcoming.

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.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Monogram with her glasses off

Friday night centerpiece -- Monogram

Outdoor Boyish

The first of the Autumn Winter 2009 line from Sekiguchi will soon be here. She is cute, tomboyish, dressed for the season and cool like all other Momoko. I am especially loving her boots, leg warmers and ear-muffs. Check out more Momoko information in our forum.

Poppy centerpiece doll