Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter dolls - past and present: a basket full of Easter dolls for 2013


My very favorite little Easter doll had four legs and two big, fluffy ears, but I like the vinyl kind, too.
Easter dolls are traditionally so sweet in their pastel dresses with little baskets of eggs and are very popular with collectors. Here is an assortment of articles about various dolls and their Easter finery.

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

The first time Barbie officially celebrated Easter was the first year she was manufactured. In 1959, Mattel issued the vintage Barbie Easter Parade outfit which featured a black coat over a colorful print sheath dress. 

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

Happy Easter from Barbie (Photos)


Happy Easter from Moxie Teenz Melrose


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2013 Easter Chelsea dolls at Target (Video)


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Easter Chelsea dolls fill a gap in the Barbie line in 2011, on sale at Target (Photos)

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Friday, March 29, 2013

'My Little Pony' artist Gayle Middleton releases line of baby monster Vampets - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

 


'My Little Pony' artist Gayle Middleton releases line of baby monster Vampets

While Gayle Middleton is still not a household word in the doll collecting industry (yet), she has worked for many years behind the scenes with clients like Steven Spielberg (ET), Charles Schulz (Snoopy) and Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek). Middleton is the toy designer who created the world look for Hasbro’s billion dollar toy brands My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop. Now she has created her own line of monster pets and dolls in line with the Monster High and Bratzilla doll which are arguably fashion dolls.

Read more: 'My Little Pony' artist Gayle Middleton releases line of baby monster Vampets - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Moxie Teenz Leigh & Friends - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Happy St. Patrick's Day from Moxie Teenz Leigh

As reported in Moxie Teenz dolls worth admiring, the Moxie Teenz line of dolls is a series of six 14" fully articulated fashion dolls. While the original four dolls (Melrose, Tristen, Bijou, Arizona) were introduced in 2009 by MGA Entertainment, the very Irish-looking Leigh doll was introduced in a set of formal-wear Moxie Teenz dolls in the fall of 2011.

Read more: Happy St. Patrick's Day from Moxie Teenz Leigh - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Also see: Moxie Teenz dolls worth admiring - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Madame Alexander Announces St. Patrick's Day Dolls

The Madame Alexander Doll Company has announced their newest St. Patrick's Day Dolls with the following press release:

March 17th all Irish eyes will be smiling as it is St. Patrick’s Day, a greatly celebrated holiday for all Irish-Americans. Adults as well as children rejoice their Irish culture with joy on this holiday. Should you be working on any stories surrounding the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, please keep Madame Alexander Dolls (celebrating their 90th anniversary this year) on your radar. 

All these dolls can be pre-ordered on http://www.madamealexander.com

The iconic doll maker Madame Alexander, famous for creating dolls based on legendary movies and books, such as The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Little Women and Breakfast at Tiffany’s will celebrate this holiday with a series of new dolls, making certain to highlight this great holiday in style!

In 1923, Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman founded the Alexander Doll Company and began to fulfill her dream of creating beautifully handcrafted play dolls for children. Beatrice always felt that dolls should be played with and not kept on a shelf. She had an unwavering belief that dolls should engage the imagination and contribute to a child's happiness and understanding of the world. Over the decades, great works of literature, the arts, and the different cultures of the world became the inspiration for many of her creations.
Here is a description of the 3 new dolls from Madame Alexander's Irish Doll collection:

If you are Lucky Enough To Be Irish, you’ll definitely want to have the 8-inch fully-articulated, Maggie who has green eyes, freckles, tousled Taffy Tan curls and is wearing a leprechaun inspired outfit. This beautiful doll for ages 14 and up can be preordered on http://www.madamealexander.com for US $99.95 and will be shipped in March 2013, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling Collectible Doll is an 8” fully-articulated Maggie with green eyes and blonde curls accented by a woolen green shamrock. The sleeves of green, white-and-tan striped ruffled ribbon enhance the pretty look of When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’s dress. Flocked Mary Janes complete this wee look for a dear Irish lass ready for St. Patrick's Day! For ages 14 and up this beautiful dolls can be purchased on http://www.madamealexander.com for US $84.95.

Galway Shawl is an 8-inch fully articulated Maggie, with blue eyes, freckles and upswept auburn hair who wears a charming frock that combines a white bodice and sleeves with a green and grey floral skirt. A white, lace- trimmed, petticoat worn with white tights and black leather, laced shoes completes the Galway Shawl’s Irish country look. She can be pre-ordered on http://www.madamealexander.com for $99.95 and will shipped on March 2013.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Irish dolls for St. Patrick's Day, Past & Present



Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up quickly, here is a collection of articles about Irish Barbie dolls and other St. Patrick's Day dolls to celebrate the holiday:

Irish Barbie dolls for St. Patrick's Day

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

Read more: Irish Barbie dolls for St. Patrick's Day - National Barbie Collecting Examiner 


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.


Article at: 2012 Ireland Barbie Dolls of the World now in stores  - National Barbie Collecting Examiner


St. Patrick's Day doll displays - a variety of Irish dolls for Saint Patrick's day (with slideshow)

St. Patrick's Day is the time we celebrate Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although the day has come to be celebrated with parades and beer, Ireland's history and the story of Saint Patrick are much richer than that. This article will take a look at a few dolls which pay tribute to Ireland and Saint Patrick's Day and will continue in the upcoming article, "Irish Barbies past and present."

Read more: St. Patrick's Day doll displays - a variety of Irish dolls for Saint Patrick's day (with slideshow) - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner



St. Patrick's Day Barbie dolls - Irish Barbies past and present


 Mattel made the first  Irish Barbie as part of their Dolls of the World (DOTW) series in 1984. They have revisited the Irish theme three times since then in the DOTW series.

Article at: St. Patrick's Day Barbie dolls - Irish Barbies past and present - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Gene, Tyler, Madra & Hayley celebrate the wearing 'o the green

Sometimes dolls take on a life of their own and insist on being photographed for special occasions. That's what happened when Gene, Madra and Tyler got together with a few of their friends and started clowning around in their St. Patrick's Day outfits to celebrate the wearing 'o the green.

Read more: Gene, Tyler, Madra & Hayley celebrate the wearing 'o the green - St. Patrick's Day doll display - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


 St. Patrick's Day dolls & Irish dolls on display at Plantation Belles doll club

The Belle Meade Plantation Belles doll club ushered March in with a display of St. Patrick's Day dolls, Irish dolls and other fashion dolls in the party room at the Bellevue Shoney's in West Nashville. 
Article at: St. Patrick's Day dolls & Irish dolls on display at Plantation Belles doll club - Nashville doll collecting | Examiner.com