Things Only Doll Collectors Would Understand…Really.


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They’re mostly simple expressions doll collectors hear in the course of their hobby activities – but imagine a non-doll collector eavesdropping while you and your doll friends sat around over a glass of wine at some chic bistro…imagine, indeed… Is … Continue reading

2014 – The Year That Was In Dolls


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  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 … Continue reading

Top 20 Things Doll Collectors Are Doing All Wrong


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We already know how to play with our dolls from here. I’ve been personally involved in each and every one of these things…so I know what it means to not love your dolls correctly. Yes, it’s true…guilty, guilty, guilty – … Continue reading

What Not To Say To A Doll Collector…


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I just love all these lists that run about the internet telling us what not to say to each other. They are generally sanctimonious at best – but they do impart one general message – respect and tolerance for one … Continue reading

How To Host The Perfect Doll Event…Really.


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For many doll makers, the doll convention represents something that is equal to, or even more important than, the release of its primary collections. And since new doll collections have mutated into a non-event for the collector as makers scatter … Continue reading

Details Matter…


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Details, details, details…this detail talk is spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored, I could scream! Yet another retailer pulls Mattel and Tonner from its inventory – this one was a big one, but … Continue reading

Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People Special – The Doll World Legends – Sydney Chase


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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. … Continue reading

Sydney Chase: “I’m Gay”


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Oh, those crazy characters and the web they weave… This morning at 6:24AM EST, while waiting in line for a bagel, Sydney Chase, owner of the mega-fashion modeling agency, Chase Modeling Agency, announced to WNYW-TV/FOX 5 New York, while wearing a … Continue reading