Tag Archives: Play Line

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If you’ve visited this site before, you probably know that I really like celebrity dolls. When properly done, I think dolls based on real people can add some much needed variety to a fashion doll collection. Just in time for the holidays, Mattel has shipped this gorgeous doll based on the singer/model/actress Brandy. So far Read More →

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Yo-yoing is one of those wonderful kid’s games that is ‘hot’ at least one time in every child’s life. This has been one of the ‘hot’ years for yo-yoing, and Mattel jumped right on the bandwagon with a line of Skipper dolls with yo-yoing action. The principle behind the action is simple- a lever in Read More →

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Perhaps because of the decision that Mattel and Toys ‘R’ Us had conspired to fix prices on fashion dolls, Toys ‘R’ Us is now producing their own line of low-end 11.5 inch dolls. The ‘Real Friends’ line, tactfully displayed in a separate aisle from the B-girl, has dolls, play sets, and tons of furniture, all Read More →

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This guy isn’t your typical fashion doll. Done on the 1:6 scale (the same scale Barbie uses) the Captain Action dolls were first introduced in the 1960’s by Ideal Toy Company, the same people who made Tammy. The idea behind Captain Action was to make an action figure that, through a change of costumes and Read More →

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Mattel took a lot of eggs in the face with the infamous Teen Talk Barbie (“Math class is tough!”). They weren’t about to repeat that mistake with their new talker. Working Woman Barbie  informs us that “Going to work is fun!” “Saving money is smart” and instead of suggesting a party, says “Let’s have a Read More →

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Galoob, who produced the gorgeous and well made Anastasia dolls, has experienced a huge success with their clever marketing of their Spice Girls dolls. Based on the hyperactive and peppy girl group, there have been four different issues so far, plus two clothing sets. Each issue has a different theme to their accessories. This doll is from Read More →

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So far, Target appears to be the only store who has picked up on the amazing popularity of Barbie’s adorable little sister Kelly and her friends. The only previous exclusives featuring Kelly are also Target exclusives- two Easter sets and a 1997 Halloween set. This Halloween, however, they raise the bar for store exclusives by Read More →

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Ah, September. When children head back to school and Mattel starts shipping their new fall play line dolls. The Hollywood Nails dolls (Barbie, Christie, and Teresa) feature mostly-realistic hairstyles and lengths, the bend-and-move body with high heels, and some great play accessories. I’ve managed to spot Barbie and Teresa so far, but Christie doesn’t appear Read More →

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My first Liberation was Royal Elegance Queen Amidala. I should have quit while I was ahead. Ultimate Hair does not seem to have the same attention to detail that Royal Elegance boasted. Come take a look… The Doll The face on this doll is just as lovely as that on the Royal Elegance. The mold Read More →

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Sailor Moon phenomenon, Sailor Moon started out as a Japanese comic book (generally referred to as manga). From there the story of a young girl and her friends who’ve been gifted with magical powers to save the world was turned into an animated TV show (an Read More →

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