May I Have The Envelope, Please?

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“Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth.” –Lady Ev, Emerald City At this risk of looking like a sore loser, and/or an ingrate…I sincerely hope this is received with both good humor – and constructive criticism – if not … Continue reading

2015 – The Year That Was in Dolls

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What an interesting year for dolls, indeed. Whereas we were missing the pomp and circumstance of big anniversary passages in 2014, 2015 still delivered all the goodies. Mattel, on more than one occasion, left us scratching our heads with new … Continue reading

Are Fashion Dolls Over?

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It is true that only fashion dolls matter – not just because of their reach, but also because of their ability to take reality and transform it into different eras, ethnicities and fantasies, all while maintaining the one thing that … 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

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

The Top 25 Things That Changed Dolls…

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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 … Continue reading

What A Fashion Doll Is…Really.

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In the world of Tommydoll, a fashion doll is an adult representation of a human being or otherwise anthropomorphic creature that wears clothing and accessories to an often sickening level, and knows how to sissy her walk. It does not … 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