Tag Archives: Tv Show

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Anyone seeing the original North American Sailor Moon 12 inch doll release had the same response, “Why doesn’t she have a nose?” For reasons that remain a mystery, rather than using their existing molds, Bandai/Irwin created new “stylized” molds that went beyond unattractive looking to achieve downright bizarre. Unsurprisingly, the original release sold poorly and Read More →

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Every now and again, a TV spin off takes on more life than the original show. Such is the case with Xena, the fantasy adventure show starring Lucy Lawless. The fabulous action sequences and convoluted story lines have brought the show a dedicated following, as well as a barrage of merchandising. The Roman Xena doll Read More →

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Mattel has been hungry for a big share of the action figure market ever since the decline of their last big success, He-Man. While their Disney based action figures continue to sell, they don’t have the marketplace longevity of, say, a GI Joe. This year, however, Mattel is teaming up with Sony Entertainment and the Read More →

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The Sailor Moon license has gotten a steady workout since the first line of dolls was produced in 1993. In every country where the show has aired, fans of all ages have clamored for dolls of their favorite characters. There are dolls unique to markets in Japan, Europe, Italy, the US, Canada, and Asia. The Read More →

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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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The romantic story of Sailor Moon has won the hearts of fans everywhere since the manga (comic book) and anime (animated tv show) first appeared in Japan. Sailor Moon dolls have been manufactured by the Bandai company in Asia, Europe, and North America. This doll is unusual because she was produced only in Italy, by the Italian company Giochi 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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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 →

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