Sunday, September 8, 2019

Just In Case You're In The Area!

Hey Gang!

Just in case you are in the area!

And if you are not...find a doll show near you here!
http://dollshowusa.com/

OK,Thanks For Looking!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Barbie Stuff at Dollar Tree!

Hey Gang!

So I have been hearing on Facebook that Barbie fashions and other items
have been seen at the Dollar Tree.  I never though that I would seen them at
my local store but I've been checking anyway!
Low and behold what did I see, Yup!  So here is what I got!

Bugs Bunny!
 Super Girl!
 Bat Girl!
 Tweety Bird!
Spa Set!
Breakfast set!
I think I have this one already!
Phoebe, Morgan Stella and Emily Ann
 Phoebe and Morgan in Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird
 Stella and Emily-Ann in Bat Girl and Super Girl!

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Facebook Repost!

Hey Gang!

Barbie and Friend's Lounge had a challenge for this week which was an
item of clothing worn five ways!  I thought it was a great challenge with
some great entries!

Here is my entry! Chance with black pants worn five ways!
Sporty Chance
 Formal Chance
 Chance with graphic Tee
 Chance the wild side!
 Chance all business!


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

AA Fashionista #130

Hey Gang!

I just got fashionista Ken #130!
I had to order this guy!  He came in the mail a few day ago! He uses the same head mold
as the Classic Cool 2018.
Classic Cool is an average Ken and this guy is on a slim body.
He he is out of the box!
He has a great shirt with net sleeves and the number f"4" on it.
He wears slim long light blue jeans and white sneakers. 
Close up!
Great brown eyes, full lips and and cornrows!
Yes, these are "cornrows"!
In some of the promo shots I saw earlier, the made him look made but he 
doesn't look like that in person!
He is one of the darkest Ken dolls /AA males that Mattel has done since Brad.
Brad is darker that many of the Steve/AA Ken dolls that followed.
Brad, Classic Cool Fashionista Ken, AA #130 Fashionista Ken, Flava Tre!
This picture doesn't reflect the size of the dolls. They are straight in the picture! 
Close up! 
 He is pretty close the IT older Tariq doll complexion!  Many of Tariq dolls had
issues with their bodies so I had some heads laying around.  With some trimming,
I was able to put Tariq's head on #130 body!

So he is now Tyson! I new teen in my crew!

Tyson: Sup!
 I also used embroidery thread to give him a braided individual reroot!
 So this is Chance!
Chance: Bonjour!

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Barbie Water Slide!

Hey Gang!


So if you follow my blog, you know space for me is an issue!
So while I know I will NEVER have the space for this, I can
say that I love this and think my dolls would like it too!

Enjoy!


OK, Thanks For Looking!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Doll Collectors interview--Part Three! Lee Fran

Hey Gang!

One of the other doll collectors I met at our luncheon was Lee Fran!
A woman and her bird Alex!
She was the one who brought the suitcase of dolls with her!


Doll collector’s interview

When did you start collecting dolls? 
1963

What was your first purchase as a collector? 
Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

How many dolls do you own? 
I own 3,700 dolls

What is your favorite doll and why? 
I have about 150 favorite dolls, I love their realist look and their
26 point posing actions on some, I'd say Integrity and Hot Toys
some of my favorites.

What doll or dolls are not your favorites and why?
The dolls that are not my favorite are the ones I give away to the many
children after taking their outfits off and redressing them in other outfits
I buy in bulk.

What is the biggest challenge about collecting dolls? 
Honestly I have no challenges when buying the dolls I like, some I make 6
payments of a few 100 dollars at a time, so I would say the Emperis and





Kingdom Dolls are a bit of a challenge.

How do you display or store your dolls? 
I have a 40 ft climate controlled trailer where most of my dolls, doll buildings,
cars, trucks Van's, horses and stable is housed at. My smallest doll is 1:84 I also
have Tonner dolls, my displays are dioramas.

Have you ever been to a doll show? 
No not yet, I wasn't able to afford the Integrity doll show that was in Poland
2018.

When you travel, do you look for dolls? 
Yes, I look for different dolls everywhere I go, maybe there is a doll that I don't
have and would like to have as part of my collection.

What is your latest purchase? 
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean,

Cinderella's mother, the Fairy Godmother
to Cinderella

Angelina Jolie Maleficent,


I just bought about 20 new dolls in the
past week.

What doll is on your wish list now? 
She is a Kingdom Doll she runs about $2,700.





 

What do you wish you didn’t purchase? 
There is no doll I wish I didn't buy, as everything i bought i wanted.
I live in a world of dolls and dollhouses.

What is your favorite doll related item? 
My H2 remote control Hummers that my barbie dolls can fit in.

How often do you photo your dolls and what doll is the most 
photographed and/or photogenic? 
Once a week, my integrity dolls are photographed the most

Do you talk to other collectors in person or just on the web? 
Mainly the web, but did get to have a fabulous time with 3 wonderful
collector's at a luncheon.

If you had the chance to speak to Mattel or other toy makers, what would 
you say?
They should start moving towards a more realist looking doll.

What doll do you wish would be reissued? 
Honestly speaking none, I love the newer looking dolls.

What two dolls would you combine and how would you want them combined? 
(Muff style question) 
My Poppy Parker and Captain America dolls.

If there is something I didn't ask that you would like to say, you can 
put that in too. 
I felt your questions were well rounded and I appreciated what you asked, thank you.


Lee is currently doing a repaint of a Monster High house for her witches Vampires and
Zombies!


Lee: One coat of paint Krylon and Rustoeum, I removed the card boarding placed plastic over the electrical box outside and just spray painted away, using other cardboard pieces not to over spray certain pieces







And now for a flurry of photos!













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