Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cherry Merry Muffin dolls from Mattel--a look back - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

 


Cherry Merry Muffin dolls from Mattel--a look back

Cherry Merry Muffin dolls were made by Mattel between 1988 and 1990. These cute little dolls were apparently Mattel's answer to the popular Strawberry Shortcake dolls. They came with two different facial expressions and in a variety of hair colors and costumes...

Sweet Scents on L; Cherry Merry Muffin on R
This Cherry Merry Muffin doll is available on eBay.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Invasion of the (doll) body snatchers starring Liv, Jackie Evancho & Moxie Teenz - Doll Collecting Examiner


Body swapping Liv and Jackie Evancho dolls

I am a big fan of both Liv dolls and Moxie Teenz dolls, so I am now making hybrid "Moxie Liv" dolls. Here's the scoop!

Recently, as I reported in "Jackie Evancho: the little doll with the big voice," the 14" fashion dolls went on clearance at Toys R Us. These dolls look a lot like the Moxie Teenz dolls in the body. In fact, the Evancho dolls and the Moxie Teenz dolls can exchange clothes, accessories, even shoes. However, the cute, smiling face of little Jackie Evancho just does not display well with the more sophisticated Moxie Teenz dolls.

In the face, the Liv dolls are similar to the Mozie Teenz dolls. The heads are close enough in size to where the Liv World dolls and the Moxie Teenz dolls can exchange wigs. The Liv dolls also feature inset glass eyes like the Moxie Teenz. However, Liv dolls are about 2 inches shorter with smaller torso dimensions. Until now...

Taking the clearance Jackie Evancho doll and using the boiling water technique to loosen the vinyl around the neck, I removed her head and did the same with a Liv doll. Quickly swapping heads while the plastic was still soft, I created a Liv-Evancho hybrid I call my "Moxie Liv." The proportions were excellent, and I prefer the Evancho head on a Liv body.

Moxie Liv on left with Moxie Teenz Leigh and Gavin
 The Liv eyes are a little smaller than the Moxie Teenz eyes and without their long, rooted lashes. I didn't take the time to root lashes on the Liv doll, but I painted on more liner and eyelashes to make the Liv eyes appear larger and pop like the Moxie Teenz dolls do. I changed the Liv wig out and was very happy with my new "Moxie Liv" doll which displays very well with the Moxie Teenz.

Although the Liv dolls were discontinued, they are easy to find at yard sales and thrift stores for 99¢ and under. If you like the Moxie Teenz dolls but don't want to pay the inflated prices charged by scalpers on Amazon and eBay, make your own Moxie Liv doll with a Liv head and the Jackie Evancho doll body!

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Jackie Evancho: the little doll with the big voice - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

 


Jackie Evancho: the little doll with the big voice

The Jackie Evancho Collectors Edition doll also known as "Jackie Evancho--When You Wish Upon a Star" was released in 2011 from JE Touring, Inc. under license from Bravado Merchandising. The doll has button on her stomach that plays a couple of lines of Jackie singing the "When You Wish Upon a Star" song.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Laiko Real Teen Dolls a little-known 1990s fashion doll - Doll Collecting Examiner


Laiko Real Teen Dolls a little-known 1990s fashion doll

Laiko International Co., Inc. was based in City of Industry, CA when it made its line of "Real Teen" fashion dolls in the 1990s. At the time, the website for the Laiko dolls was realteen-dolls.com. The website described their 14-inch Limited Edition Teen Doll as "young, pretty and...always dressed trendy (with) beautiful, long and silky hair."

The dolls came with different hair color, fashions and face paint, and some I have seen had stars painted in their eyes. They had big eyes, big grins and dimples. Fashions included plenty of shorts sets as well as some dresses with socks and boots for footwear. The Laiko dolls are a little over 14 inches tall and stamped on the back of the torso and back of the head with 1993 Laiko International Co., Inc China.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beverly Hillbillies Elly May Clampett Barbie Doll with Vintage Face | eBay

 


Beverly Hillbillies Elly May Clampett Barbie Doll Vintage Face | eBay

 The 2010 Beverly Hillbillies Elly May Barbie doll is one of the prettiest Barbie dolls produced by Mattel for her vintage face mold and elaborately touseled blonde curls. Dressed in blue checked shirt and jeans, Elly May carries her trademark slingshot. The doll became infamous when actress Donna Douglas sued Mattel over her likeness being used on the box without her permission.


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Find out more at: Donna Douglas sues Mattel over "The Beverly Hillbillies" Elly May Barbie doll (Photos)

Superman Man of Steel Comic Books, Posters, Toys & Dolls

 


Superman Man of Steel Comic Books, Posters, Toys & Dolls

A few weeks before "Superman: Man of Steel" with Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner came out in theaters, action figures, toys, movie posters, special edition comic books, costumes, trading cards and a variety of other movie merchandise began to appear in stores and online.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Barbie Basics Collection Accessory Packs



Barbie Basics Collection accessories fun for collectors

The Barbie Basics line has been one of Mattel's most successful series in recent years. In 2011, Mattel issued a set of accessory packs to go with the Barbie Basics Collection swimsuit line of dolls. The packs came in colors that coordinated with the Barbie Basics dolls and their swimsuits.

UPC: 746775046941

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July from Your Favorite Dolls!



Independence Day is here and your favorite dolls are ready to put on their best patriotic outfits. Barbie, Liv and Moxie Teenz dolls show their patriotic ferver in cute red, white and blue clothes. Check them out in the following articles: