Month: March 2014

Putting the ‘L’ in Lammily…

Alright, enough…this has gone just a little too far. To some, it’s a people-interest insignificant story making ‘moms’ feel good about their bad parenting skills – to others, it’s a slap in the face of the phenomenon that generates a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s the average-sized fashion doll (don’t use ‘average Barbie’, because Barbie is anything but average, puddings) and it has caused quite … Read More Putting the ‘L’ in Lammily…

What A Fashion Doll Is…Really.

In the world of Tommydoll, a fashion doll is an adult representation of a human being or otherwise anthropomorphic creature that wears clothing and accessories to an often sickening level, and knows how to sissy her walk. It does not include child character dolls, but sometimes may include older teenagers, as was the case with Barbie (and the unfortunate Janet Lennon). Skipper, Betsy McCall … Read More What A Fashion Doll Is…Really.

Paris Is Always A Good Idea…

Sabrina was right. I can’t think of anywhere to celebrate the coming of spring like Paris! Paris means so very much to me…for so many reasons. It is my infallible connection to all that is Europe, love, dolls…things that speak to me. London was my teacher, but Paris is ma coeur. It doesn’t matter that my French is weak at best, nor does it … Read More Paris Is Always A Good Idea…

Aaaar…We Be Traveling, Matey!

Tommydoll will be traveling from 9-18 March 2014…I might get a post in during that time, but if I do not, please have patience, the madness will continue on March 19, 2014. Thank you for reading Tommydoll – means the world to me, Puddings! 

Why Barbie is Important – For Dummies

She is known as a toy, collectible, icon, harbinger of doom…she is diminutive, stylish, robust…she is multi-racial, experienced, powerful…she is hated by feminists, loved by Ken, and cherished by little boys who have wanted to be little girls since 1959. She is Barbie. And if you don’t know who Barbie is, you need to get your head out of your ass and run away … Read More Why Barbie is Important – For Dummies

The Ghosts of Toy Fair Past…

Now that Toy Fair is over…I am drawn to the memories of Toy Fair past. Attending as a non-exhibitor was a very different experience as was when working for the doll industry. Gather around the bonfire, puddings…Tommy has a story to tell… This story is something that happened…so I don’t really care how much of it you believe (and I’m not going to even … Read More The Ghosts of Toy Fair Past…

Details Matter…

Details, details, details…this detail talk is spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored, I could scream! Yet another retailer pulls Mattel and Tonner from its inventory – this one was a big one, but not the only big one. The bulletin boards are all aflurry with the regular handful of people who discuss such things online…as opposed to … Read More Details Matter…