15Face

I have to admit it… even though you can’t take her outfit off without ruining it, I love this doll. She pushes all my buttons: the unique face paint, the rich blues and greens, and of course, the over-the-top gown. The Peacock has a truly unique facial painting style that makes her a must in Read More →

12+13+14

In last year’s lineup, Mattel introduced these adorable play line dolls with one ‘permanent’ tattoo each and sheets of temporary tattoos for doll and owner to share. Many collectors missed these dolls initially due to an overwhelming number of collector dolls currently available and a general feeling of burnout on play line dolls. Recently, however, Read More →

11

For a while, Hamilton Design Systems and their Candi doll was the hottest thing to happen to the collectible doll market. They featured innovative faces and styles done on the classic 1:6 scale. In the few years since they arrived on the scene, however, the partnership between Mikelman and Helena ended in a string of Read More →

10pre

The ‘Barbie Millicent Roberts’ line was a Mattel attempt to separate the adult collector from their money. Envisioned as a line of high end dolls with classy clothing and lots of accessories, plus additional clothing and accessory packs at a hefty $20 a package, it always seemed to have great potential that it never managed Read More →

8&9

I admit it, I’m a sucker for a good romance. Anastasia has its problems, but they never occur to me while I’m watching it. The extensive line of dolls, put out by Galoob, were impressive in both their depth and quality. Unfortunately, the line was not the huge success Galoob was hoping for, and most Read More →

7

At first glance, I was disappointed in this doll- I thought the baggy suit contained the ‘normal’ doll body. I’ve never been happier to be wrong about Mattel. This doll is 100% new molds, and while there are some resemblance to existing Mattel molds, each and every part is clearly designed to reflect a more Read More →

6

Mattel puts out a lot of ‘historical’ theme dolls. Some of them are wonderful, and others are, well, not wonderful. I’ve always found it interesting that Mattel does so many 1920s dolls, since the idealized flapper has far less generous assets than the B girl. This doll was put out as an exclusive to Hallmark Read More →

5Face

Liam Neeson may not have understood just what he was getting himself into when he agreed to play the part of Jedi Master Qui-Gon, but I certainly did- it meant there’d be a doll of the delectable Scottish stud. <G> Hasbro has had some troubles in the past with their 12 inch doll line, which Read More →

The Queen

Despite their fondest hopes, Moses, Prince of Egypt did not turn out to be the picture that put Dreamworks Studios on the map. Hasbro made the toys, which came and went with barely a ripple of interest. As far as I have been able to determine, these dolls were only available at Walmart, and then Read More →

Oscar de la Renta Barbie

I admit it.. I’m a child of the 80’s. And I still think that the fashions Oscar de la Renta designed for Barbie are some of her best ever. So I couldn’t possibly resist this doll. The Doll I love the face paint on this doll. All those subtle, gentle earth tones make for a Read More →

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