Sunday, November 27, 2011

Team Edward..............

 Gotta represent Team Edward too! His "skin" really does sparkle.............kind of hard to find him a candidate for body swapping, but heh, for $10 I"ll live with it.
 He makes a nice addition to the 12" male crowd.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The lone wolf...............

 I had no intentions of adding any of the Twilight dolls in the 12" size................since they aren't articulated, for $25-30 a piece, I figured I would pass since I have Tonner's Twilight dolls. Well, I went to Big Lots yesterday afternoon as I heard they would be having the Twlight dolls for $10 ea. I was able to find Jake and Edward (Bella was sold out), and for $10 ea I couldn't pass them up.
 I really wish they were articulated.....................but for $10 I'm not complaining too loudly.
Jake makes a nice addition to the 12" male population. He is a cutie..............not sure how much he looks like Taylor Lautner, but he's a cutie just the same, and adds variety to the guys.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Headed to the sales..........

 Just a few new shots of Barbie Basics #5 with her beau, Ken #16.
 Headed out for some Black Friday bargains.........................better them than me, LOL! I'd rather stay home and shop online.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Poppy and Darla

 I've loved Poppy Parker's sculpt since she first came out, but kept telling myself I wasn't "going there" with the 12" size again, so I resisted.........and resisted.............and resisted..................until just recently, LOL!
 I have been enjoying my 12" size girls again, so I started browsing different doll sites hoping to find a Poppy in stock at a price I could afford. I lucked upon a dealer selling the set of Youthquake Poppy and Twist and Shout Darla, so hit the "buy" button.
I was actually quite surprised that I loved photographing Darla almost more than Poppy. I think if I relax Poppy's hair a bit it will help. She just looks so "aloof". I do love her sculpt though. I'll definetely be keeping my eye out to add more of these 2 to my collection.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dolls of the World............

 I was in TRU the other day looking for Toralei, one of the new Monster High luck on Toralei, but I saw these 2 dolls (Japanese Barbie and Ken) and was immediately drawn to them. It's funny because when I first decided to collect dolls as an adult the Dolls of the World collection was one of the first series I started with. Unfortunately I sold those early dolls off as I got into Tonner and the 16" crowd. Anyway, I love male dolls and this Ken just really caught my eye. I believe he is the first Ken to be issued in the Dolls of the World collection.
 Then I saw Barbie and immediately envisioned photographing them together, so she went in the cart too. I wish they were articulated, but they certainly make a striking pair, don't you think?
Barbie's shoes are killer, and she has an amazing outfit as well. He looks so fierce......both very exotic. Mattel did a good job with these 2 IMHO.

Friday, November 18, 2011

More 12" love..........

 I've been getting some of my Fashion Royalty dolls down out of the display cabinet for some playtime recently since rediscovering the 12" crowd.
 Yesterday was Opulence Isha's turn. She was the last FR doll I bought before I stopped collecting them. She really is so beautiful. After photographing her yesterday, I bought my first FR doll in a LOOOOOONG time.
I thought she looked beautiful in this portrait shot.

Monday, November 14, 2011

More of Barbie.........

More Barbie basics love.................deboxed Model #5 this morning. She's such a striking doll. From swirl high ponytail to her makeup to her sexy black dress, she's a definite keeper. And she loves the camera too.

She has several admirers it seems.................

How's a girl to choose? Thanks for peeking in. It's fun rediscovering Barbie a bit and going back to my roots. Now I need to dig through my box of Fashion Royalty outfits I was planning on selling and see what I have to fit these girls, LOL!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Back to the Basics............

While unsuccessfully scouring my local TRU, Walmart and Target yesterday, looking for Monster High Toralei, I came across the Barbie Basics line. The Steffie sculpt has always been my favorite. When I saw this girl, Steffie mold, raven high ponytail, I was sunk and had to have her.

I ended up getting her sister with the Mackie head mold too. Love her dress. These girls were Target exclusives.

I got them home and immediately deboxed them for some playtime. I have to admit, it was a bit of a challenge for me to photograph the smaller faces. My camera didn't seem to want to focus as well. They are so darn cute though, and an inexpensive dolly fix (well compared to Tonner and Iplehouse anyway). Picked up a couple more in the regular Basics line, so more to come. Just wanted to share these girls.