The idea for this post came to me during the course of a few previous posts – the thought that dolls have changed over the centuries, and even more dramatically in modern times. But what caused those changes? I sat down and went through a dozen books on doll history, and I scoured the internet looking for common themes. Behold, the top 25 biggest … Read More The Top 25 Things That Changed Dolls…
I love writing a blog, because it gives me the chance to respond to stupid statements. I won’t identify the where or who involved in this discussion, but when it was implied that one doll company has little to no other competition; least of all, from those that make striking similar products – or those made from expensive resin…my blood started to boil… A … Read More Apples and Oranges
OK…this has nothing to do with dolls…but it is Valentine’s Day, and I just couldn’t pull a good Valentine-themed post out of my ass for you, so I made cupcakes. Not just any cupcakes, mind you…but fabulous cupcakes. Dolls and food don’t really mix (rest in peace, Bonnie Vivant), so this won’t be a regular thing. But indulge me, I don’t have a stinking … Read More Who You Callin’ Cupcake?
This really isn’t a review, per se…it’s more of a celebration. Hit it, boys… Integrity Toys‘ 16-inch Poppy Parker ‘Magic Moment‘ literally takes my breath away…and does this gal love the camera! Ginger Grant was my generation’s Marilyn Monroe, and I just couldn’t get enough of her and that red hair! C’mon…you know we all would cry out in unison to the TV, “The … Read More FRODO: Shaken, Not Stirred
It’s that time of year again…the new doll collections! Brush away that empty wallet, pull up a seat next to Uncle Tommy…and let’s talk. This is the time when manufacturers and artists unveil their new offerings up to you, the collecting deities you are…and don’t you forget that. But by the time the first dolls start delivering, the doll designers have moved on to … Read More What’s Your FRODO?
She is one of the Doll World’s most mysteriously public figures surrounded in much debate and speculation, and her recent proclamation regarding her private life has sent ripples as far as Afghanistan, where she is revered for her khatai cookies. She is of course, Sydney Chase, daughter of the infamous Virginia Chase, fashion’s most notorious editor and Rod Chase, who disappeared under dubious circumstances … Read More Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People Special – The Doll World Legends – Sydney Chase
With all the discussion today both publicly and privately over factory sales – let’s just say, I’m needing to believe in the power of play more and more. I might have even coined that infamous phrase once, though I don’t remember, really. I suppose I can take lots of credit for things past, but does it really matter? And to think, gee…play meant something … Read More Believe in The Power of Business…
I remember when I first fell in love with a doll. Her name was Barbie, and she became my secret best friend. You see, this little lady almost always looked glamorous – except when my sister, Barbie’s rightful owner, got a hold of her. In the aftermath of my sister’s hands, Barbie and I would weep together as we brushed her hair and redressed … Read More A Treatise On Dolls…