Friday, June 14, 2019

June Virtual Doll Convention

Have you ever wanted to attend a doll convention, but time, money, and/or distance has kept you from it? Then the June Virtual Doll Convention might be for you.

Doll lady supreme, Rachel Hoffman, has put together an event like no other that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home, and at $25.00 it is affordable for most. 

The official days of the convention are June 19-23, so there is still time to sign up before it starts.

Please check out the Website here for more information. There are scholarships available through Rachel if you can't afford it.


Pictured here is my Zoe doll by Helen Kish. She is wearing an outfit designed by Helen Kish just for members of the VDC (Virtual Doll Convention).


We hope to see you there.

Kick Butts and Eat Nuts

I just couldn't resist, Squirrel Girl, the Marvel Rising Secret Warriors doll, just had to join my collection. I am a fan of the comic book character and recently have been reading her recent adventures in "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl". This doll is based on the version in the TV cartoon, Marvel Rising Secret Warriors.





This Target exclusive is wearing her civvies and comes with her uniform and Tippy Toe, her squirrel best friend.




Eeek! Her legs are green. Are you sure she's not frog girl. OK, they are just her uniform tights. Whew.


I was surprised at how short she was compared to Curvy Barbie and DC Super Hero Girls Supergirl. She is just under 10 1/2 inches tall, and curvier than the others, just like in the comics. In the comics she also has large, you might say squirrel like, buck teeth and short red hair.


Here she is redressed in her costume. I had to plug her tail into her back. Her tail is supposed to be part of her and in her everyday identity as Doreen, she stuffs her tail into her pants, giving her the appearance of having a very large bottom. This tail will not fit in her regular outfit. Too bad.



It looks like Doreen, I mean Squirrel Girl, and Tippy Toe are ready to "Kick butts and eat nuts!"



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Flower Power

Yesterday was my doll club's (Dollology) annual May Day luncheon. This year, the theme was Flower Power. Many of the attendees dressed up as flower children and hippies from the late 60s and early 70s. It was quite a site to see.

Even some travel dolls were dressed for the occasion.


While Licca doesn't have any hippie clothes, she chose a flower covered mini yukata dress. Julie, in front of her, is properly attired too.


Other travel dolls at my table were Maru (also looking period appropriate),


And this sweet Italian fashion doll in a stylish flower power mini.




There we photo stations with props for photos too.



And a display of Tonner dolls, in honor of Robert Tonner giving the program and making the souvenir dolls.








After lunch, Robert Tonner delivered a presentation of influential doll sculptors, Helper's were drawn, and the souvenir dolls were distributed.


A Nancy Ann doll named Flower Power.


She is a dark skinned Nancy Ann in flower embroidered bell bottoms and a psychedelic crocheted top. Her hair is long, wavy, and a bit unruly.


Here she is wearing her beaded necklace, leather sandals, and flower headband. She is totally groovy, if you can dig it.


Look at that adorable face. This may be one of the last Tonner Nancy Anns produced.


On a side note, I was the lucky winner of Celeste by Stephanie Blythe from the Helper Drawings.



The Flower Power luncheon was hip and happening and I look forward to next years event.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Comfy Princesses

I just saw the Wreck it Ralph Disney Comfy Princesses dolls at Walmart. They are pretty cute.


Rapunzel and Tiana,


Moana and Snow White,


Elsa and Anna,


Belle and Merida,


Pocahontas and Ariel,


Cinderella and Mulan,


And Aurora and Jasmine.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Glitter Girls and Little Darlings

Today I finally opened up the Glitter Girls doll I purchased over a year ago (and it is not even raining today).


I decided to take her out of her box today, since I found her outfits and accessories on sale at Ollie's today. I purchased two sets. 


A travel set


And an outfit.


Meet Poppy. She is 14 inches tall, vinyl, and has long red hair. She is Battat's answer to the Wellie Wishers by American Girl.




The first thing I did was try on her new outfit. I love it. She looks great in it.



Though I probably would have her wear her original blue shoes with the outfit, instead of the yellow shoes.


Next, I wanted to compare Poppy to my Dianna Effner Little Darling doll, Merry. Poppy is a little larger, and her head is huge compared to Merry, but they are pretty close in size.



Merry could wear Poppy's outfit, 


 But the shoes were a bit too large for her.


 She looked much better in the overall outfit.


And Poppy could wear Merry's dress, but it is a little tight on her and doesn't fasten in the back.



I redressed Poppy in her original outfit, and the two girls played with the items from the travel pack. Poppy has on the glasses (too big for Merry's head), the travel bag, and the passport and passport-
holder. Merry has the camera and map of the U.S. (She is also wearing her own shoes and socks.)




I could not figure how to get them to hold the balloons, so I held them for this photo of the two dolls.


I'm glad that I saw the outfits and accessories on sale today. And I am extra happy that the outfits (not the shoes) fit the Little Darling dolls.