Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Barbie goes to a Ren Fest - National Barbie Collecting Examiner



Barbie goes to a Ren Fest - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

Ren Fest season is here, and no one does a Ren faire better then Barbie doll! From the Renaissance Festival Barbie doll in blue to the various princess dolls, Barbie has a costume for any Renaissance occasion

Article at: Barbie goes to a Ren Fest - National Barbie Collecting Examiner

Monday, April 29, 2013

Moxie Teenz dolls love LittleMissMatched clothes - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner


Moxie Teenz dolls love LittleMissMatched clothes - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

LittleMissMatched™ dolls by the Tonner Doll Company are 15.25 inch fashion doll with styleable, rooted nylon hair, 10 points of articulation for posing fun and cute LittleMissMatched™ outfits. There are also 3 different Fashion Packs with at least one piece of reversible clothing, and some of the clothes fit the 14 inch Moxie Teenz dolls by MGA Entertainment.

Read more: Moxie Teenz dolls love LittleMissMatched clothes - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Also see: Happy St. Patrick's Day from Moxie Teenz Leigh & Friends

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New coffee-table book 'Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection' - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

 


New coffee-table book 'Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection'

Panache Partners announces the April 2013 release of "Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection," a new coffee-table book for doll enthusiasts. This collection of colorful photographs of an eclectic mix of dolls from a variety of genres includes more than 500 antique, vintage, and modern dolls from around the world along with a very brief description of each doll.

Read more: New coffee-table book 'Dolls Etcetera: The Ruth E. Funk Private Collection' - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

Sunday, April 7, 2013

History of Fashion Dolls: Denise Boulet, Zelda, Queen Victoria


The Victorian Era, Edwardian Times and The Roaring 20¹s all have a special place in history especially when it comes to the influence each period had over fashion. All three of these significant times in history produced remarkable women of fashion who have now been made into Madame Alexander Dolls including Denise Boulet, Zelda and Queen Victoria.

Denise Boulet was an enormous influence on the fashion of her day. She was the wife and muse of designer of Paul Poiret (late 19th century-early 20th century), the Oscar de la Renta of his day. She is a 10-inch fully articulated Cissette with brown eyes, upswept brunette hair, wearing a deep plum, floor length sheath embellished with black and gold lace and purple bugle beads at the bodice. Over the sheath she wears an olive green satin, kimono style coat, a bold geometric pattern belt made from purple and gold brocade accentuating the waist of the dress. A gold and iridescent purple beaded headband decorates her head and a sparkling purple and green crystal necklace with matching earrings adds even more flair to the chicness of Denise Boulet¹s ensemble, which is finished by purple pumps with small gold bows and nude pantyhose. This is a limited edition doll to 250 pieces retailing for $159.95. The doll can be purchased at http://www.madamealexander.com

 Zelda is a 10-inch fully articulated Cissette with blue eyes and a side-parted short blonde bob wearing a purple satin drop waist dress. The 20¹s inspired dress is overlaid with silver and lavender mesh with a purple chiffon bow on the side of her waist. Silver pearl earrings and matching bracelet go beautifully with the dress, as does her white cloche hat and silver lace fingerless gloves. Strappy silver pumps and nude pantyhose complete Zelda¹s 20¹s outfit. This is a limited edition doll to 250 pieces retailing for $159.95. The doll can be purchased at http://www.madamealexander.com

Queen Victoria, having sat on the throne for 63 years, is the longest reigning monarch in British history. She set the tone for many aspects of British life but none more so than Šfashion. She is a 10-inch fully articulated Cissette with blue eyes, center-parted brunette hair that¹s pulled back to a low bun at the nape, and is presented this year as a magnificent bride. As such she is dressed in a sumptuous gown of white satin that has a full skirt, a fitted bodice and full flounced sleeves. White lace accentuates the neckline, the hem and the edge of the sleeves. Her veil is an appealing combination of lace and netting while the elegant, white satin train of the gown is embellished with an embroidered white and green rococo trim at the hem. Her jewelry, fit for a queen, includes an elaborate ³Collar of the Order of the Garter² necklace, a white rhinestone necklace and gold pendant and white rhinestone earrings. Beneath the gown she wears a white taffeta petticoat trimmed with lace, lace-trimmed white pantaloons, thigh high white stockings and white pumps. A crown of Œorange blossoms¹ sitting upon her regal head completes the bridal portrait of Queen Victoria. This is a limited edition doll to 250 pieces retailing for $249.95. The doll can be purchased at http://www.madamealexander.com

Watch out JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, Integrity Toys is ready to launch THE MISFITS Collector Dolls!

Integrity Toys, Inc., under license from Hasbro NASDAQ: HAS), is thrilled to announce the newest characters in the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS series of high-end adult collectible dolls: The arch rivals of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, and all-around mischief makers, THE MISFITS!

For over two decades now, THE MISFITS have attracted fans from around the world who have gathered together on the world wide web to pay homage to these edgy girls of the cartoon world. Following in the footsteps of the previous releases in the collection, Integrity Toys is proud to introduce PHILLIS “PIZZAZZ” GABOR, ROXANNE “ROXY” PELLIGRINI and MARY “STORMER” PHILLIPS in a collection of stunningly-detailed collectible dolls that will rock the world of your collection today!

Each one of THE MISFITS comes dressed in an interpretation of her unique original signature look and fun accessories. Inspired from various sources (including the original animated TV series and artwork), fans will be delighted by the familiar yet updated, ultra-detailed signature costumes and musical instruments included with each doll. From the individual strings and moving distortion arms on the guitars to the removable amp, no small detail was overlooked in the creation of these fan-favorite characters.

“THE MISFITS are the coolest 80’s characters ever created and paying homage to them in a high-end glamorous way was an absolute must for us!” says Alain Tremblay, marketing director of Integrity Toys, Inc.

“Our entire design team had a blast working on this smashing trio. The reference material is extremely strong, and we are ecstatic to be able to bring these popular characters to JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS fans everywhere!” says Vaughn Sawyers, designer of Integrity Toys, Inc.

PHILLIS “PIZZAZZ” GABOR, ROXANNE “ROXY” PELLIGRINI and MARY “STORMER” PHILLIPS are set to ship in late May 2013 and will be available for purchase at a suggested retail price of US$119.00 each via Integrity Toys’ network of authorized dealers (in the US and other countries, see www.integritytoys.com for full dealer listing).

To stay up to date on all the latest information about the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS adult collectible doll series, please visit: http://www.integritytoys.com/jemandtheholograms.

About Integrity Toys, Inc.
Always reaching for the next level, Integrity Toys designs, produces and markets a variety of dolls and related accessories, with a specialization in high-end fashion dolls.  Founded in 1995, Integrity Toys' extensive experience and capabilities in the field of doll making allow them to create products and programs for many of the world’s best-known retailers, consumer products companies, celebrities and other intellectual property holders.

Integrity currently produces high-end fashion dolls ranging in size from approximately 12 inches to 16 inches tall, under a number of brands, including Fashion Royalty, the Dynamite Girls and Poppy Parker, among others.  Their products are known for their superior engineering, high-end aesthetics and of course, fashionable, detailed clothing.