Friday, February 15, 2019

New Fashionista Coming!

Hey Gang!

I just saw the new Fashionista dolls coming this year!  One will have a
wheelchair and one will have a  prosthetic leg!
The dolls should should show up about June.  She will be articulated and the wheelchair 
doll will have her own ramp!  The doll the prosthetic leg, the leg will be removable.
I am not so sure about that! Finding shoes for adult collectors are hard enough!

I am wondering if the older Becky wheelchair and doll will go down in price now?

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Adding New Harry Potter Dolls To My Collection!

Hey Gang!

I don't know if they have been marked down in your Walmart but my Walmart
has reduced the price on some Harry Potter doll to...can you believe it...$2.00!
Well I couldn't believe it! So  I purchased one more Ron Weasley, a Minerva
McGonagall (which I have been eyeing for a while) an additional Albus
Dumbledore (purchased one for $5.00 on Facebook before I knew that they
were on sale) all for $2.00 each! In my store Harry, Hermione and the Quidditch
Harry and Draco dolls were not on sale.  Boo Woo!

You might have seen my video of the month on the Albus Dumbledore beard
replacement.  Not sure if I am up for that yet but I have him in case I do!

I share this info on the dolls with Jeanie Schmidt of Adventures In Barbieville.
She told me that they weren't on sale in her store.  So check you store and then
check back in a few weeks. Sometimes the timeline in stores differ.

I cut the beard on my first Dumbledore doll!
I think he will be kinda of a Bad A$$ and I plan to give him tattoos. I am looking
for temporary tattoos. If you know of a store I can find them. please let me know.
Young people can't have all the fun!  My older dolls need to have some fun too!
I am taking suggestions on the second doll!

Now for Minerva I search photos of the doll and the woman,  Dame Maggie Smith!
She was a hottie when she was younger!

 I wanted to soften the look of the doll by removing the wrinkles!  That what I
did with both of my Happy Family Grandmas.  I only wish I could do it on myself!

I also was wondering what her hair would look like down!  You would think as
tight as her hair looks in that top knot that alone would give her a face-lift  I
was not trying to make her look 20 or 30.  I wanted her to be one of my
mature dolls. 

I gave her a wedge cut( The back of her hair was kinda choppy before I cut it. This
made it more even. If I had cut it as short as the short parts in the back, she would
be bald. ) shortened her eyebrows and removed the lip color. I want to paint her lips
a different color but I don't have the color I want right now.  She also needs
earrings, wardrobe and a story line. I am at the end of my budget for February
and I can't purchase anything of those things for her right now. I did put her on a
Raquelle Fashionista body!  I had one I was using for a doll I hadn't introduced.
I show more pictures of her when she is fleshed out.  I am calling her Sloane Kenisen
and she is a cousin to Ian.

My Ron Weasley will get a new hair color.  I am not sure what color. I am taking
suggestions for that too!

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Insight From fellow Bloggers!

Hey Gang!

I came across this post from a fellow blogger, Karen Raye!  She is a food
blogger but I found her information is relevant! She talks about things
that have changed blogging!

Kitchen Treaty 

Give the blog a good look! There are a lot of good recipes there!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Video Of The Month!

Hey Gang!

For this month's video of the month I want to feature a new person
and products that they are recommending for us doll collectors!
Now you might be familiar with these products but I was not.  I wanted
to share them with you! They are a little long but informative!
So here they are from Super Buddies Forever!  Now I just purchased Dumbledore
doll from Latoya Denise Jackson from Minifu for $5.00 on FB!  He is a nude doll and
I can't wait until he arrives! You really do find some good deals on FB but you have to
be fast!  I am thinking about doing these when he arrives!

Now if you have doll clothes or make doll clothes, this will work for you!

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Quick Post! Just A quick share from Facebook!

Hey Gang! 

So I did turn my first AA Team Stacie into a boy!  I chose the one with the
smaller eyes!  I put tape over the eyes and the eyebrows.  I used 100% acetone
nail polish remover to remove the eyelashes and baby-hair.  It looked pretty
good until I took off the tape but continued to mess with it.😱  I had to
repaint the eyebrows.  So don't do that!
 So here he is!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

I Just Love Good Service!

Hey Gang!

I don't know if I have ever told you but I worked part time Customer Service
for seven years for a major retailer.  This retailer stressed customer serve to their
employees! Did everyone do this? I hope so but probably not.  I like to feel I
gave good customer service while there! It made me know good customer
serve when I see it and when I get it!

So you have seen my AA Stacie doll!  What you don't know is that I have started
ordering from and pick items that I want up in the store!  I do this
because #1 I know that what I want will be there when I get to the store.  Also #2
if they don't have it, I don't have to go to the store!  Do I look around while there?
Yes and I check to see if there are others of the items I want to make sure
I have the best in the store.  I did this when I purchased the Monster
High Weredith!

When I saw that the AA Stacie was available online, I went to the site
and order her for pick-up in two hours.  Plenty of time for me to walk over
(I can walk to my nearest Target) and pick her up! The site said that
there were two in the store!  So I ordered her and paid for her and was just
waiting for my ready to pick up email to come through!  A few seconds
later I got an email saying that there weren't any left!  Well that was a
bummer!  They said I could pick up from another store or I could
have it mailed to me for free!  Well...I choose mailed to me for free!
When I tried to change my order to reflex this the system wouldn't
let me do it! Double bummer!

So I went to "contact us" to get a phone number to call but saw that they had
Live Chat!  I have always had a good experience with Live Chat on other
sites so I went to Live Chat page!  If you have never done live chat, it isn't
fast like talking on the phone but I don't find that I am waiting 20 minutes
or more on hold.

I explained the situation and that I could do it on my end!  They took over!
They processed my order and had it shipped to me for free in two days and
gave me a five dollar e-gift card for my inconvenience that I could use
online or in the store! It did arrive at the
appointed time though I had my doubts! They use a USPS 4201 number
which I had not seen before.

Well that is what I call good service!  Try getting that from the Post Office!

I use my e-gift card to purchase another day in the store when they restocked!
There were several when I was there!

 As I thought, my doll's lips were over painted! I saw three different version of the face
in the store!

One with better lips!  Over painted to but in a way that I liked!  A more Stacie lip
type lip paint in a salmon color and bigger Stacie type eyes.
She also had more baby hair that any of the other dolls!

 One with a slightly wider face.  I don't know if you can tell from this picture
This one with darker lip color that the others.  I don't know if it shows in the picture.

Here is what I chose! Suprise! More baby hair! I guess it is go big to go home!
The first and my second purchase!

Now I can see why some said my doll had a strange face!  Compared the the new
one the eyes look a little crossed. As I turn her into a him, I think I will repaint the
eyes to solve the eye thing!

I plan to give the twins Robing and Lark the dresses that come with the dolls!

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Friday, January 18, 2019

My Christmas Gift!

Hey Gang!

Last year I did get a Barbie as a Christmas present!  My brother-law, who knows I
collect Barbies and who gave me the Artic Barbie back in 12-2011, gave me another
Barbie this year!  I want to show you what I got!

1996 Bloomingdales Exclusive "Calvin Klein" Barbie doll! I am told that she is
a limited addition! Calvin Klein was really hot during the 90's!  With the Marky
Mark featured ad appearing in 1992!

She is currently still in the box!  Here is the front of the box. It is a great photo!
The box might not be in the best condition but...hey.... it is a gift!
Here is the back of the box photo.  I didn't know Mattel did this kind of front/back photo!

OK, here is the doll in the window of the box!
I don't think I had ever seen this doll in person until now! This doll is older than my
blog.  I have seen piece of her outfit  for  sale on the web and thought they were really
well made!
Here is here face and I am thinking I might have her as  a nude doll somewhere in
my collection. I beleive this is the Super Star headsculpt!  I love her hat and jacket!
 She comes with a vest that can be worn over her outfit!
 She has a KC bag too!
This is a really well made jacket and skirt! It look like There are CK undies too!
Even the gray shirt under the jacket say CK!

For now, I plan to add her to my dolls that are NRFB!  Time will tell!

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