I've decided to revamp this old blog a bit and concentrate mainly on the male fashion and character dolls. I've been a fan of the male dolls since Tonner introduced Matt and all the fabulous artists out there started repainting him. For a while I focused my collection on the repainted male Tonner dolls. While I love dolls in general and certainly collect the girls too, the male dolls remain a bit of a focus here.................they aren't just accessories.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Dolls of the World............
I was in TRU the other day looking for Toralei, one of the new Monster High dolls...............no 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.