Category: memory lane

Truce

One can easily see why we doll collectors unite at events such as MetroDolls’ 2017 ‘A Novel Romance’ event – to celebrate the beauty and artistry of our favorite subject! But it’s through romance novels that some of doll artistry lends itself to the most sublime of themes not only in costume, but theme and emotion. By the way, MetroDolls has souvenirs for sale … Read More Truce

2015 – The Year That Was in Dolls

What an interesting year for dolls, indeed. Whereas we were missing the pomp and circumstance of big anniversary passages in 2014, 2015 still delivered all the goodies. Mattel, on more than one occasion, left us scratching our heads with new promotions, Integrity unleashed its usual round of 4.5 trillion dolls, Superdoll continued to amaze and delight, virtually nothing happened with Madame Alexander, and Tonner … Read More 2015 – The Year That Was in Dolls

Tommydoll Moves North…Really.

‘Farewell’ is a funny word that invokes so many different emotions. No, this isn’t the end of Tommydoll or my blog – but I will be on an indefinite break as I transition to the North and to my new career. It’s been an interesting circle the last 15 years, and one that almost seems to be scheduled – for the timing is uncanny. … Read More Tommydoll Moves North…Really.

OWN Exclusive Interview: Tyler Wentworth with Oprah

Lire cet article en français! – cliquez içi Author’s Note: The following excerpt of The Wentworth Shadows Chronicles is purely fan fiction parody. No one is making a red cent from it…and it’s all in good ‘power of play’ fun. If Hollywood happens to be sifting the internet looking for story ideas, this one will cost you a license from Tonner Doll Company, the rightful … Read More OWN Exclusive Interview: Tyler Wentworth with Oprah

Gene Marshall and JAMIEshow 2015 Anniversary Convention

Yeah…just about everyone is abuzz on this…so wanted to chime in, too – because (wait for it)…Tommydoll can’t wait for this celebration! If you have one ticket to get this year, I’d definitely jump on board for this cabaret. Click here for the registration link and details – and I’d do it pretty soon, if you ask me…only 130 seats for this, Puddings! 20 … Read More Gene Marshall and JAMIEshow 2015 Anniversary Convention

2014 – The Year That Was In Dolls

  2014 was an interesting year for dolls, no? You had true magnificence and devastating disappointments, as we always do in the doll world. There is no question we are much more impassioned about our hobby than say…stamp collectors. Be that as it may, we cheer along with the grandest, and repress conniptions when we feel that age-old turn of the marketing machine’s thinking we’re some … Read More 2014 – The Year That Was In Dolls

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…

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…

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