Monday, December 31, 2012

Liv leaves: Liv doll line discontinued - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Liv leaves: Liv doll line discontinued

In December 2009, Nightline ran a story on Barbie's world and two dolls which were making a run for Barbie doll's Christmas sales. Nightline pointed to Liv dolls with their replaceable wigs, real glass eyes and 14 movable joints as one doll hoping to claim Barbie's sales.

Article at: Liv leaves: Liv doll line discontinued - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Dolls for Christmas

Christmas Day is here and what is more fun for Christmas than dolls! These articles cover everything Christmas and dolls for your holiday fun.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Barbie doll goes green for Christmas - National Barbie Collecting Examiner



Barbie doll goes green for Christmas

The first year that Mattel's Barbie doll was issued with a holiday theme appears to have been the 1988 Happy Holiday Barbie. Since then Mattel has issued at least one holiday Barbie doll every year including holiday collectors Barbies. holiday grocery store Barbie dolls, and frequent special editions at stores

Article at: Barbie doll goes green for Christmas - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

Marley Wentworth: The Ghost of Christmas Present - Doll Collecting Examiner



Marley Wentworth: The Ghost of Christmas Present

It's not Marley's Ghost but in this contemporary outfit she may be the Ghost of Christmas Present! Marley Wentworth is all dolled up for the holidays and looking pretty in pink.

Article at: Marley Wentworth: The Ghost of Christmas Present - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Really Dahling Collection



Sears and Kmart which are owned by the same company both have a set of bathroom accessories called "Really Dahling" that would be perfect for some doll collectors. The set features rugs, towels, show soap dish, gown lotion bottle, hat toothbrush holder, a selection of fashion shower curtains, and other very doll collecting-looking accessories. Check it out at Sears.com or Kmart.com.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lord of the Rings Dolls: Mattel, Tonner, ToyBiz



Articles and photos of various "Lord of the Rings" dolls inspired by the writings of author J.R.R. Tolkien and the movie magic of Peter Jackson


Lord of the Rings Dolls & Action Figures

Lord of the Rings Dolls & Action Figures

Even before Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy came out, toy makers have been creating character dolls and action figures of J.R.R. Tolkien's... 
 

Mattel Lord of the Rings dolls: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas & Galadriel

First published over 55 years ago, Tolkien's timeless masterpiece The Lord of the Rings has had a profound impact on both the literary world and the cinematic world. It is no wonder to discover The Lord of the Rings...

Blythe 'Littlest Pet Shop' -- Little Pets, Big Adventure on DVD in January - Doll Collecting Examiner



Blythe 'Littlest Pet Shop' -- Little Pets, Big Adventure on DVD in January

The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures is a new DVD coming out from Hasbro and Shout Factory Kids on January 15. Five fun-filled episodes of the new animated series "The Littlest Pet Shop" star Blythe Baxter, based upon the popular Blythe dolls, first created in 1972 by Kenner. Hasbro acquired the rights to Tonka/Kenner and the Blythe dolls in 1991.

Ad: Littlest Pet Shop Blythe Doll

Article at: Blythe 'Littlest Pet Shop' -- Little Pets, Big Adventure on DVD in January - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Also see: Littlest Pet Shop animated series based on Blythe dolls to release on DVD - Nashville doll collecting Examiner

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club Christmas party - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club Christmas party

The Belle Meade Plantations Belles Doll Club held their yearly Christmas meeting and party in the back room at Shoneys in Bellevue on Dec. 6. Club members set up two pink Barbie Christmas trees and several Barbie doll displays around the room.

Article at: Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club Christmas party - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Twilight Dolls from Tonner & Mattel


Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene and Dakota Fanning has been breaking records across the country. In honor of the last chapter in the Twilight Saga, here is a look back at some of the best Twilight dolls.



Tonner Doll Company to release 2010 Twilight dolls; Jacob Black doll from New Moon already out

As recently reported in Tonner Doll Company to release Lord of the Rings dolls in June, The Robert Tonner Doll Company has been creating a series of character figures based upon popular movies. In September of 2008 it was announced that the Robert Tonner Company had been granted the license for character figures based on the movie Twilight. Since then, the Tonner company has produced several dolls from the Twilight films including Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, Laurent, James, and Victoria.

See: Tonner Doll Company to release 2010 Twilight dolls; Jacob Black doll from New Moon already out - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


 Bella Swan, Edward Cullen & Jacob Black immortalized as Twilight Barbie dolls (with photos)

Eclipse in theaters June 30, 2010
When the new Twilight series movie Eclipse comes to theaters on June 30, 2010, fans will once again be invited inside the world of vampires, werewolves and the girl who loves them as the saga of Bella, Edward and Jacob continues.  Barbie enthusiasts and Twilight fans have had a special entrance into the world of Twilight through the Twilight series of Barbie dolls. Starting with Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, the Twilight dolls hit stores on November 1, 2009 to usher in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, with the Jacob Black Twilight doll following in February of 2010. All three dolls are still available in stores as the Eclipse movie release approaches.

See: Bella Swan, Edward Cullen & Jacob Black immortalized as Twilight Barbie dolls (with photos) - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

Mattel announces new Twilight Barbie dolls; Alice and Victoria join Bella, Edward and Jacob

Exciting news for Twilight fans! More characters have been added to Mattel's Twilight collection of dolls! As previously announced in Bella Swan, Edward Cullen & Jacob Black immortalized as Twilight Barbie dolls, Edward and Bella were released in (November 2009) followed by Jacob in 2010. Now Mattel has posted photos of the new Alice and Eclipse Victoria dolls coming this summer. 

See: Mattel announces new Twilight Barbie dolls; Alice and Victoria join Bella, Edward and Jacob - National Barbie Collecting Examiner 

 

New Twilight dolls: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan now immortal as Barbie dolls (with slideshow)

Twilight Dolls: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan
When author Stephanie Meyer first penned Twilight, I wonder if she had any idea Edward Cullen and Bella Swan would one day be immortalized, not just in fiction or even in movies, but also as Barbie dolls?

See: New Twilight dolls: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan now immortal as Barbie dolls (with slideshow) - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Twilight "Eclipse 7" Action Figures: Set of 3

NECA has also done a set of Twilight dolls

See: Twilight "Eclipse 7" Action Figures: Set of 3
 

Twilight Night at Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club: Twilight dolls on display in Nashville

 The Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club held their monthly meeting on August 5 in Nashville's Bellevue community. Visitors were invited to attend Twilight Night to see the club's Twilight doll displays. While other dolls were also shown, the night belonged to Bella, Edward and Jacob.

See: Twilight Night at Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club: Twilight dolls on display in Nashville - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving & Pilgrim Dolls & Figures-- Squidoo


Thanksgiving & Pilgrim Dolls & Figures

One of the most charming things about Thanksgiving decorating is the variety of Thanksgiving dolls, Pilgrim figures and Native American figurines available to collectors.

Article at: Thanksgiving & Pilgrim Dolls & Figures-- Squidoo

Pilgrim Barbie doll celebrates Thanksgiving - National Barbie Collecting Examiner


Pilgrim Barbie doll celebrates Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the the American Stories Collection Pilgrim Barbie doll!

Article at: Pilgrim Barbie doll celebrates Thanksgiving - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Resin Pilgrims & Indian figures for Thanksgiving displays - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Resin Pilgrims & Indian figures for Thanksgiving displays

One of the nice things about Halloween displays is you can use many of the same items for Thanksgiving displays. Fall flowers and pumpkins look very seasonal with pilgrim figures scattered among the flowers and pumpkins, so doll collectors often take advantage of their fall decorations to create colorful displays for Thanksgiving.

Article at: Resin Pilgrims & Indian figures for Thanksgiving displays - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Littlest Pet Shop animated series based on Blythe dolls to release on DVD - Nashville doll collecting Examiner


Littlest Pet Shop animated series based on Blythe dolls to release on DVD

 For those who love the big-eyed Blythe dolls with their oversized heads, Shout! Factory Kids, is collaborating with Hasbro Studios to release Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures, the first DVD collection based on Hasbro’s popular Littlest Pet Shop brand and new animated series. The DVD collection will release on January 15, 2013.

Article at: Littlest Pet Shop animated series based on Blythe dolls to release on DVD - Nashville doll collecting Examiner

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Excting News for Blythe Collectors

The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures


                    The First DVD Collection from the Littlest Pet Shop Animated Television Series
       DVD Set Includes an Offer for a Virtual Collectible Pet on the Littlest Pet Shop App
  Available in Stores January 15, 2013 from Shout! Factory Kids
On January 15, 2013, Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures , the first DVD collection based on Hasbro’s popular Littlest Pet Shop brand and new animated series .  Delivering five fun-filled episodes and captivating entertainment the whole family can enjoy, the DVD will also feature bonus content including coloring sheets and the all-new featurette “A Look Behind The Pet Shop Doors.”  Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures DVD also includes an offer for a virtual Collectable Pet on the Littlest Pet Shop App, and has a suggested retail price of $14.97.

Littlest Pet Shop is an animated half-hour comedy series that follows Blythe Baxter and her father as they move into a Big City apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop store - an amazing day-camp for pets of all kinds including a doggie diva, dancing gecko, a sweet, adorable panda and others. Her real adventure begins when she discovers that she alone can miraculously understand and talk to all of the pets. Blythe joins them on fantastical adventures that include uproarious song-and-dance sequences featuring all-new original music by Daytime Emmy®Award nominee Daniel Ingram and the vocal talent of Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver and Peter New. Littlest Pet Shop premieres on Saturday, November 10th on The Hub TV Network in the US.  Fans can pre-order the collection by visiting The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures

Episodes Include:
-Blythe’s Big Adventure – Parts 1 & 2
-Bad Hair Day
-Gailbreak!
-Penny For Your Laughs

Find out more at: The Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures
DVD Bonus Content
“A Look Behind The Pet Shop Doors” featurette
Coloring Sheets
About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications in the U.S. Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Plantation Belles Doll Club Thanksgiving display and hat making - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner



Plantation Belles Doll Club Thanksgiving display and hat making

The Belle Meade Plantation Belles Doll Club celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays at Shoneys in Bellevue with a First Thanksgiving doll scene which included pilgrims, Native American Indians, sailor dolls and Thanksgiving accessories.

Article at: Plantation Belles Doll Club Thanksgiving display and hat making - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Dolls


Halloween Dolls & Halloween Doll Displays


Halloween Dolls are popular for gift giving and for displays at Halloween. You can find Halloween dolls everywhere from doll stores, to eBay to grocery stores. Most doll manufacturers make Halloween dolls and/or Halloween costumes for dolls.

Find out more at: Halloween Dolls


The Belle Meade Plantation Belles Barbie Doll Club celebrated Halloween frighteningly early at Shoney's in Bellevue on Thursday night, Oct. 4. Several members wore Halloween tops while spooky Halloween Barbie dolls haunted several tables.A Barbie haunted house...

Article at: Plantation Belles Barbie Doll Club dolls up for Halloween
 
 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

El Dia de los Muertos dolls & figures - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


El Dia de los Muertos dolls & figures - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

The 13th annual El Dia de los Muertos fiesta was held Sat., Oct. 27 at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. The Nashville fall festival celebrates the colorful Los Dias de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead) festivals of Mexico and Latin America. The Dia de los Muertos holiday is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America because it shows the Latin culture’s strong love of life and respect for departed ancestors, combining old pagan customs with Catholic traditions.


Article at: El Dia de los Muertos dolls & figures - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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


2012 Target Halloween Star Barbie doll is the 'cat's meow'

Target has released their newest exclusive Halloween doll, the 2012 Halloween Star Barbie doll in her Barbie pink box. 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.

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

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Indian dolls at 31st Annual Native American Indian Association Pow Wow - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner



Indian dolls at 31st Annual Native American Indian Association Pow Wow

 Every October American Indians from around the Nation gather in Tennessee to share part of their culture and crafts. This year's Native American Indian Association Pow Wow and Fall Festival took place on Oct. 19 and 20 at Long Hunter State Park.

Article and slide show at: Indian dolls at 31st Annual Native American Indian Association Pow Wow - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Friday, October 5, 2012