Category Archives: Collectible

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I have to admit, I am a huge fan of Wilde Imagination’s signature doll, Ellowyne Wilde. For those of you who haven’t yet met Ms. Wilde, she’s a depressed teenager (although weren’t we all?) trying to figure out who she is and what she’s doing. Ellowyne is stuck in that awkward space between child and Read More →

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The new Precarious line of Tonner dolls uses a new face sculpt and the popular Antoinette body first introduced in 2009. Although I’m a big Tonner fan, this is my first doll with this body (which Precarious also shares with the Cami & Jon line, among others). For size comparison purposes, she is pictured below Read More →

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Hasbro’s Star Wars Portrait Edition line has produced some breathtaking dolls, especially those based on the elaborate costumes and hairdos of The Phantom Menace’s Queen Amidala (apparently Leia’s preference for elaborate and slightly weird hairstyles was inherited). Last year, when Star Wars was favored to be the hottest craze around, three dolls were released in Read More →

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Wonder Woman is an unusual figure in the world of comic books. When she was created in 1941, comic books were read by an overwhelming number of children and adults of both sexes, and her creator (noted psychologist, William Moulton Marston) was concerned that the popular comics media had no good FEMALE role models. His Read More →

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Last fall, Mattel produced three fabulous Major League Baseball Barbies- one for the Dodgers, one for the Yankees, and one for the Cubs. Designed for the Barbie Collectibles line, as opposed to the play line, these dolls are extremely high quality with great eye appeal. Although I’ve never been a fan of any of the Read More →

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The City Seasons line has been one of the best of Mattel’s attempts to appeal to the adult collector. Each doll was designed with a gorgeous, realistic seasonal themed outfit. Unfortunately, Mattel decided to end the line with Winter in Montreal, the seventh doll and the second winter themed outfit. As usual for this line, Read More →

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Spring in Tokyo is from Mattel’s popular line of City Seasons dolls. Each doll is dressed in a high fashion outfit reflecting the climate and styles of a particular major city. This particular doll is extremely sophisticated, and the suit is perhaps the most adult outfit Mattel has produced in the modern doll era. I Read More →

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In 1994, when Mattel introduced the 35th Anniversary Barbie reproduction, they had a huge hit on their hands. Demand was huge, especially for the more limited gift set and brunette versions. Never one to let a success go unimitated, there have been new reproduction dolls every since, with different outfits and doll variations. This particular Read More →

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Mattel’s celebrity fashion dolls are a gold mine for those of us who like variety in our collections. With custom molds based on the person in question, each one has a totally unique look. Along with two Audrey Hepburn dolls, Mattel produced two lower-cost outfits based on the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie, a move that Read More →

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Never one to let a success go unfollowed, Mattel produced the bizarrely named Nascar Official #94 Barbie as a followup to the Nascar 50th Anniversary Barbie. Contrary to their usual behavior, Mattel made this doll just as nice or even slightly better than the original. The costume is more elaborate, the ads more prolific… but Read More →

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