OK Gang! Here Are The Dolls!
I moslty buy dolls at thrift stores for four reasons: the price, the lack of packaging, their bodies and their clothes.
You can't beat thrift store prices! If you find something too expensive at a thrift store, you can sometimes talk them down. That is hard to do at a regular toy store.
Packaging is minimal at a thrift store. The packaging on some toys is so hard to get into. At thrift stores they know if you can't see it you won't purchase it (except for the mistery box) and in the words of Flip Wilson ..."what you see is what you get." If it is broken... you see that. If parts are missing, you noramlly see that and if the legs don't bend, you see that too!
In purchasing from a thrift store you have the oppertunity to get outfits and/or dolls that you didn't get a chance to in the past. I have found vintage dolls and clothes in a thrift store and sometimes there is a great surprise waiting for you there!
OK! First up is this lady. She is a My Scene doll. I am seeing a lot more My Scene dolls in the thrift stores. Now this is unscientific but I normally find that the lag time of when a doll comes out and when they appear heavily in thrift stores is 8-10 years. That is the time that the child is no longer playing with it and mom needs to get it out of the house! If my memory serves me correctly the first My Scene dolls had feet that you put on like Bratz dolls. So I'm thinking this doll is a second issue of the doll.
I'm not big on big head dolls but I like the dress/nightgown. When I needed non-articulated bodies I would have kept her body but she will go up on my dollpage-nude.
She has a cute face... you might want to check her out!
Next up is Mel-B from the Spice Girls. AKA Scary Spice. I am not sure if this is an original outfit or not. I already have one Mel-B She is a little different that this one. The hair on mine is in better condition. This girl need to go over to Chyna doll for a deep conditioner!
She will also go to thedollpage... nude.
I have been wanting this girl from Only Hearts Club for a long time. She is missing shoes but hey, this is a thrift store! She costed a little too much when they were new but now she is mine! Briana Joy!
I found another My Scene girl . I told your they were show up alot! Now I really have plans for this top and skirt.
See that! She is trying to hypnotize me into to keeping her! I... must... resist!
I haven 't been to a thrift store that sold toys where there wasn't a blonde Barbie and this is another cute dress. This doll is going up for sale.
Hey, why does my listing say I'm a cheap blonde? I'm not cheap...I'm Barbie darn it!
Another reason to shop in a thrift stores is to rescue dolls. This doll needs saving in the worst way. I don't know who she was but her hair is a hot mess! She needs a wig from limbe dolls in the worst way! I need you to email me limbe dolls!
Scary isn't she! Her hair is a matted mess.
Oh, and Sharpay was there too!
Stay tuned for part 3! Yes there is more! Part three will be my last post for August. I am trying to be good for September!