Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Universal Studios signs new celebrity star - Barbie; Barbie to star in live-action movie

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Universal Pictures Signs Barbie!
In breaking celebrity news, Universal Pictures has added a new mega-star to its stable of celebrities -- Barbie! The plastic princess has played many celebrities in the past, including Goldie Hawn, Heidi Klum, and Audrey Hepburn. Now Barbie is the celebrity!

Barbie has star power...
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Doll Collecting Resources

Here are some more places you can find doll collecting information online:

Doll Collecting 101

General info on doll collecting

Doll Collecting 101: Vintage Barbie Dolls

Info on collecting vintage Barbie dolls and vintage Barbie reproductions

Doll Collecting 101: Gene Dolls

Info on collecting Gene Dolls

Doll Collecting 101: Celebrity Dolls

Info on collecting various celebrity dolls

Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club - Doll club for fashion doll collectors in Nashville/Bellevue area

Fashion Doll Discussion - Internet group for fashion doll fans

Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner - Articles about dolls and doll collecting

Doll Collecting Examiner Facebook Page
- Post doll articles and news, discussion boards, meet collectors on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Goldie Hawn Barbie® doll joins Heidi Klum and Marilyn Monroe in Blonde Ambition series

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
The Goldie Hawn Barbie® Collector's Doll
Ask anyone who grew up in the 1970s: Goldie Hawn was always a doll, and now Mattel has turned her into one! Barbie® doll as Goldie Hawn from Mattel's Blonde Ambition collection is a cute celebrity doll based on Goldie Hawn's character on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" which ran from 1968 to 1973.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Barbie Learns to Cook! Barbie Learns to Cook doll, outfit, and Easy As Pie cookbook

Vintage Barbies & Reproductions:

Friday, September 18th, 2009
Barbie's Easy-as-Pie Cookbook
In 1964, Mattel branched out from Barbie dolls and outfits, by publishing Barbie's Easy-as-Pie Cookbook through Random House. The following year Mattel released a dress called "Barbie Learns to Cook,"..
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No Exaggeration doll by Integrity Toys brings back Hammertime (with slideshow)

No Exaggeration doll by Integrity Toys brings back Hammertime (with slideshow)
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
AvantGuards DayGlo Collection

As reported in Integrity Toys announces Attention! Australian exclusive doll from AvantGuards collection, Integrity Toys recently released two 16 inch dolls from their AvantGuards line from the DayGlo collection. Attention! is exclusive to Chelsea's Collector Cottage in Australia, and No Exaggeration will be available through all of Integrity's official AvantGuards dealers....
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Heidi Klum a real Barbie girl and now a Heidi Klum Barbie doll (with Heidi Klum video and slideshow)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Heidi Klum Barbie Doll
Heidi Klum grew up playing with Barbie dolls, and now she is one!

The 36-year-old model was offered the chance to be immortalized as a Barbie doll by Mattel as part of the company's Blonde Ambition Collection which celebrates iconic blondes in fashion and entertainment. The collection is also part of Barbie's 50th anniversary celebration.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Doll Collecting 101: Who is Barbie? Barbie Millicent Roberts - teenage fashion model by Mattel

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Who Is Barbie Millicent Roberts?

Barbie doll, the "Teen-age Fashion Model," made her first appearance at Toy Fair in 1959. As reported in 2009 marks Barbie Doll's 50th anniversary: collectors celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, the first Barbie dolls, issued as both blond and brunette ponytails, were a little odd looking with their high, arched eyebrows and white eyes, and Barbie was not an immediate success.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Tea Time at the Plaza Gene; 1999 FAO Schwarz Exclusive Gene premiered in New York City (with slideshow)

Friday, September 11th, 2009
1999 FAO Schwarz Exclusive Tea Time at the Plaza Gene

In 1999, a new Gene doll was unveiled at a special event at FAO Schwarz. Dressed in a wonderfully tailored 'A' line navy blue georgette dress featuring white soutache braid trim, Tea Time at the Plaza Gene looked stylish and smart...

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Former Barbie fan Marin Miller to appear in Tennessee Rep's 'Steel Magnolias' in October

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Marin Miller - Actress & Former Barbie Girl

Nashville actress Marin Miller loved to play with her Barbie dolls as a child, although as a youngster growing up in a theatre family her Barbie doll play might have been rather unique...

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Integrity Toys announces Attention! Australian exclusive doll from AvantGuard collection

Integrity Toys announces Attention! Australian exclusive doll from AvantGuard collection
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Integrity Toys AvantGuard Dolls

Integrity Toys recently recently released two new 16 inch dolls from their AvantGuard line from the DayGlo collection. Attention! is an exclusive doll available only at Chelsea's Collector Cottage in Australia.

The 16" doll is Gene sized and can wear Gene's clothes...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Doll Collecting 101: Who Is Julia? Julia Kingston forerunner of Tyler Wentworth

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Who Is Julia?
In 1998, Julia Kingston by Robert Tonner, a doll straight out of a Harlequin Romance, premiered at Toy Fair. Julia was not made by the Tonner Doll Company, but was created by Robert Tonner for Pendant Historical Romance, a Division of Georgetown Collection. Julia was next owned by the Knickerbocker doll company.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Doll Collecting 101: Who Is Madra Lord? Madra Lord part of the Gene Marshall line of dolls

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
First Encounter: Madra Lord Arrives on the Gene Scene

In 2000, as part of Gene’s fifth anniversary celebration, Ashton-Drake announced it was releasing a new character doll into Gene Marshall’s world, the infamous Madra Lord. Although slightly taller than Gene's 15 1/2 inches, Madra was the same scale, so their outfits would be be interchangeable...

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Madra Lord

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Barbie Doll Through the Decades event celebrates Barbie's 50th birthday (with slideshow)

Barbie Doll Through the Decades event celebrates Barbie's 50th birthday (with slideshow)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Barbie Doll Through the Decades

In honor of Barbie's 50th anniversary, the Belle Meade Plantation Belle Doll Club hosted Barbie Doll Through the Decades, a display of Barbie dolls through the years on Thursday, September 3 at Shoneys in Bellevue. Six tables were set up, each table representing Barbie doll during a particular decade....
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Barbie Doll Through the Decades Celebrates Barbie's 50th Birthday
Display of 1960s Barbie dolls at Barbie Doll Through the Decades.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Doll Collecting 101: What is a Bubble Cut Barbie Doll? (with video & slideshow)

I still have my first Barbie Bubble Cut - the Titian doll featured in the slideshow and photo (on the right):

Friday, September 4th, 2009
What Is a Bubble Cut Barbie® Doll?

Produced from 1961 through 1967, Bubble Cut Barbie dolls sported the 2nd hair style Barbie got following her famous ponytail. Vintage Bubble Cut Barbie dolls fared a little better than many ponytail Barbies because the short do was not as prone to be cut and over styled as those ponytail Barbies....
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