Friday, October 31, 2014

2012 Target Halloween Star Barbie doll is the 'cat's meow' - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

2Target released their exclusive Halloween doll, the Halloween Star Barbie
doll in her Barbie pink box in 2012. Wearing a whimsical little kitty cat
outfit, the cute doll has kitty cat ears, a black stripe in her long
blonde hair, a painted nose and whiskers as well as a white fur ruff
around her neck.



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Introducing The Beatrix Girls


How do you successfully break into the “doll category” and compete against beloved global brands like Barbie, Monster High and Disney Fairies? Moreover, how do you build and expand your brand?

The Beatrix Girls is a rare but apt example of a successful new player in the market that’s been able to establish a solid fanbase worldwide and expand its product line by launching a licensing program in multiple categories including apparel, accessories, bedding, stationary, footwear and more.

The concept behind this line of collectible pop-star dolls was conceived and brought to the market by Sherry Gunther, a two time Emmy Award winning producer and studio executive with an unparalleled track record of over two decades of experience producing smash hits such as The Simpsons, Rugrats, and Family Guy.  When developing the The Beatrix Girls, Sherry enlisted the help of leading animators and doll developers to re-imagine the look of dolls.  The result, a more angular appeal, large heads, big hair and stylized look.  

The Beatrix Girls songs are just as important - and were written and produced by a Platinum winning song-writer/producer who writes for some of the top pop stars today, and mastered by Grammy winning producers.  In fact, the songs are now available on iTunes and Amazon Mp3 - and a Pandora page is set to launch in roughly two weeks.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Easter Barbies - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner





Easter Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Easter Barbies



The first time Barbie officially celebrated Easter was in 1959 when Mattel issued the vintage Barbie Easter Parade outfit which featured a black
coat over a colorful print sheath dress. The following year, Mattel
continued to make the dress without the coat.



The next time an Easter-themed Barbie doll appeared was not until 1993 when Mattel made the Easter Fun Barbie doll. Barbie wore a white dress with a colorful Easter egg print and came with stickers to decorate eggs inside the box.



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Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999 (slideshow of Easter Barbies) - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner





Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999 (with slideshow of Easter Barbies)



This article is Part II in a series on Easter Barbie dolls - past and present. The list is of Easter Barbie dolls below sold from 1993 to 1999 and is made up of dolls which were predominantly available in grocery stores and convenience stores. As reported in Easter Barbie dolls - past and present, although the Easter Parade Barbie doll ensemble from 1959 was the first Easter-themed Barbie product, the first Easter Barbie doll, Easter Fun came out in 1993.



Continued: Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999 (with slideshow of Easter Barbies) - Nashville doll collecting Examiner

Easter Barbie dolls from 2000 to present (slideshow of Easter Barbies) - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner






Easter Barbie dolls from 2000 to present (with slideshow of Easter Barbies)



Starting in 2001 with the Flower Mania Barbie, Mattel
appears to have had a hard time committing to the Easter theme. From
that point on, some years Mattel would produce an Easter Barbie, and
some years only a spring-themed doll. I am including just the Easter
Barbie dolls in this article.



This is part three of Easter Easter Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Easter Barbies and follows Easter Barbie dolls from 1993 to 1999.



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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Easter from the Moxie Teenz dolls - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner






Happy Easter from the Moxie Teenz dolls



The Easter bunny may have been delayed by the Polar Vortex, making Easter arrive later than usual in 2014, but the Moxie Teenz dolls are already ready.



Melrose, Arizona, Moxie Liv and Gavin are dressed in their Easter clothes with a couple of baskets ready for the community Easter egg hunt.



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Monday, March 17, 2014

Lots of Irish Dolls for St. Patrick's Day 2014! Barbie, Liv, Moxie Teenz, Tiny Betsy and More

 If you are in the mood for some festive displays for St. Patrick's Day, you are in the right place! Here are a variety of Irish cuties to help you celebrate the day, because you know... everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day!


Irish Barbie dolls for St. Patrick's Day

March 14, 2012
Mattel has been making Irish Barbie dolls as part of their Dolls of the World (DOTW) series in 1984, and in 2012 they introduced the 4th Irish Doll of the World. Between 1984 and 2012, Mattel has issued 3 other...
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2012 Valentine's Day Chelsea dolls at Target Stores

February 9, 2012
Mattel has released three extremely cute little 2012 Valentine's
Chelsea dolls at Target just in time for Valentine's Day. These three
adorable cuties come in three hair colors in three different Valentine's
dresses with...
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2012 Ireland Barbie Dolls of the World now in stores

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day? Barbie is!
The Dolls of the World collection has just released the new 2012 Dolls of the World Barbie Collector Ireland Barbie.
This Irish cutie comes wearing a pretty green dress...
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