Saturday, May 30, 2009

Integrity Shipping Schedule

Zita Charles - Wrap Party

Eden - Style Mantra

Below please find an anticipated updated shipping schedule.

Estimated mid-late June...

~ Dania Zarr "Exclusive Interview"

~ Giselle "Old is New"

~ Eden "Style Mantra

~ Lukas "Style Strategy

~ Takeo "In The Mix

~ Marda Lord "Willow

~ Madra Lord "Liquorice Crush

~Zita Charles "Wrap Party

~ Violet Waters "Sunset Serenade"

Ivy Jordan - Glammed Up
Estimated early-mid July...
~ Kyori "Flight Pattern"
~ Gene "Evening Encore"
~ Gene "Blue Parasol"
~ Ivy "Vee J" Jordan "Glammed Up"
~ Dynamite Girls "Feeling Fierce" Jett

Takeo - In the Mix

Friday, May 29, 2009

You Can Now Purchase Maggie Made DVDs

Those of you who have seen any of the Iacono's brilliant videos - produced by brilliant daughter Emily - you will want to own at least one of these video treasures. For those of you who are Iacono Video Virgins, you are in for a real treat!!
All 4 DVDs are available for purchase!

Juan Albuerne Repaint Artist Supreme

You will find the images:

Why don't I have any in MY collection?!?!?!?

Super Dolfie "Doll Party"

We found this most interesting. Follow the link and see what's inside those violin cases!!

New American Girl Character To Be Introduced

Anyone with a young daughter can probably understand the excitement created by American Girl Dolls, a line of high-end dolls and accessories with a book series to accompany each doll. Each doll comes from a unique background and time in American history. This weekend a new friend joins the American Girl collection, Rebecca Rubin. Rebecca is a Jewish Russian immigrant girl living on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1914.

Rebecca makes her big debut this Sunday, May 31, and the American Girl Boutique and Bistro at Northpoint Mall invites you to celebrate her arrival. The doors open at 10 a.m. on Sunday and the store will host free special events from 11a.m. to 3p.m. The first 100 girls in line will be entered into a drawing to win the entire Rebecca collection and will receive a goody bag. At 5 p.m. there is a reservation-only welcome dinner for Rebecca. Call 1-877-247-5223 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Porn for Women (sort of)

Prepare to enter a fantasy world. A world where clothes get folded justso, men insist on changing diapers, delicious dinners await,and flatulence is just not that funny.

Follow this link for more:

Jason Wu and the 2009 Life Ball

Follow this link:
to The Fashion Doll Chronicles, for news on Jason's extraordinary design.

Mel Odom Honored

The man who started it all,

Mel Odom,

was honored by the Society of Illustrators in New York City this month. I discovered Mel's illustrations back in 1982 while a Sophomore at the Philadelphia College of Art. Yes, he was a God to me even back then.

Follow this link:

to hear the interview about the origins of Gene Marshall!

Stroll Down Memory Lane

Put on some Percy Faith and go to this site:

We've selected "Toys" for all of our cool cats and groovy chicks. Note the retro fabric behind Chatty Cathy in the image above. Well, we have a street known as "Fabric Row" here in Philly. I was looking for fabric to use for my Austin Powers gig (that's another blog entry). Some of the shops let me go into their basements and there . . . I found piles of fabric not seen by human eyes since the '60's!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Special Surprise Guest Arrives at HEA!

No . . . it wasn't Tonner designer Joe Petrollese. Not Wilde Imagination Prez Debra DeForte either.
Nope, not Davis Escobedo of DAE.
It was Bettina from NJ!!! Not only is she our most avid Blog reader, but she was also the winner of the four boxes of ReMent on our first ever "HEA Blog Game". She was also the first to send us a "Hey, Howdy Hey" (not too late to do so by the way). AND she's cute as a button!!
We were thrilled to have her here at the shop and hope more of our readers will stop on by in the near future!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Doug James to Grace HEA!

Creator of CED Dolls and Doll Artist extraordinare Doug James returns to HEA on Saturday, May 23rd from 3pm to 6pm. Come get your dolls signed and be tickled by Doug's hilarious stories of the Doll World.

Only for those of you who actually come to the shop tomorrow, there will be a 20% off everything in stock sale. But ya gotta be here in person. So . . . come on down!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


One ringy dingie . . . two ringy dingies . . . a gracious good morning to you. In order to answer a question that has boggled the great minds that work here (at the Phone Company/HEA) would you be so kind as to send us a "Hey, Howdy Hey" if you read our blog? Email us at

It would not only be of great service to this great Nation of ours, but it would really bring joy to the cockles of our hearts!

Of Bride and Prejudice

On Tuesday, May 19th, members of the Center City Doll Club of Philadelphia featured "Brides" for their monthly meeting. Most of the oh so talented folk made their own gowns!!!

Gaze upon the loveliest creations to grace this blog EVER!!!

Sydney Chase by Gail Doster

Toni by Sheryl Brown

American Model by Carol Kindler

Heartbreak by Robbin Atwell

Antoinetter by Lee King

Ellowyn Wilde by Phyllis DiSabitino

Alex by Rene Mandel

Go to the Center City Doll Club Yahoo Group and see even more!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Susan Boyle Doll

An American fan of Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Susan Boyle is selling handmade dolls of her pre-makeover singing heroine.
Mother-of-four Debbie Ritter, 46, creates Susan’s frame using clothes pegs, wire and clay before painting the four inch models and adding a hand-stitched outfit.
It is unknown what particular material the Illinois resident uses to represent the singing sensation’s wild mop of hair.

Pop Goes Oz

POP GOES OZ from Wilde Imagination! It's a totally new and unique take on three of the most beloved characters in movie history - DOROTHY, GLINDA, and the WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST.

Created by Robert Tonner, each fashion doll stands 16" tall and is crafted of the highest-quality vinyl, fully articulated, with hand-painted features and rooted saran hair.

Visit Wilde Imagination at

Friday, May 15, 2009

Seeking "Salvation"?

Sideshow Collectibles has announced a line of dolls for the upcoming Summer spectacular

Terminator: Salvation

The Terminator doll on the right is sold out so let's move on to the Chrsitian Bale doll . . . .

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to bring you the latest in Hot Toys' Terminator: Salvation lineup, the John Connor 12-inch Figure. With an authentic likeness of Christian Bale, this incredibly detailed figure uses the Hot Toys True-Type figure body with over 36 points of articulation.
The John Connor 12 inch Figure features:
Leather jacket
Tactical full body harness
Radio with pouch
M4 magazine pouches
Pistol Magazine pouch
Demolition blocks, Drop leg panel, Armband, Patch, Assault boots, Tactical gloves, M4A1 with tactical red dot sight, XM-26 LSS, Line launcher, Pistol with holster, and Tactical fixed blade.

For ordering info go to:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

She's Green, She's Keen and She's Vinyl

This is Goodreau's "Esmerelda" from the Upside Down Oz line. She's made in the less expensive vinyl - good news for these hard economic times!

New "Friendly" BJD Site!

From BJD artist Kim Lasher ( Her Anya is pictured above) and the good folks at Goodreau Dolls,
we have this link to American BJDs.

IF you join, be sure to give HEA a shout out!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Recognize This Hunk?

Lookin' good Mr. T!!

Kish Views and News

This came from Natalia who attended the "Trivia with Helen" workshop at the 2009 Kish Convention.

1. The Enlighten Foundation will have a doll from Zimbabwe next year.

2. Lark High Heels is due the end of May.

3. Piper Chasing Butterflies will be on the ocean the end of this month but you have to add another 4-6 weeks to that until she arrives. The rest of the dolls will be here June/July.

4. Someone asked if Helen considered a 14" doll with no wig. Helen replied Song was the answer to a a basic doll and Helen feels funny releasing a doll with no wig.

5. Someone asked about an AA 14" doll. And yes, there will be one but not yet.

6. Natalia asked about a 14" boy - and yes again. He has been sculpted and painted and his name is PHOENIX and he is already in the studio hiding somewhere. He will not be released until probably 2010 - maybe as a club doll - not anatomically correct.

7. Smiling Riley has been changed to Smiling Kylie - possibly a friend or cousin to Riley. Her sculpt looked too different than Riley when Helen was done making her. Kylie will be on display in the sales room at the convention. Perhaps she will be on preorder for Kish club members the end of this year.

New York Home Design features Jason Wu

Check out Integrity's very own Jason Wu in his own environment!


Integrity nominated for DOTY Awards!

We are very pleased to announce that two Integrity Toys dolls have been nominated for the 2009 DOLLS Awards of Excellence. The AvantGuards Androgyny doll and Fashion Royalty Dania Zarr Red Zinger doll were nominated for the 2009 DOLLS Awards of Excellence!

The AvantGuards Androgyny doll was nominated in the Fashion Dolls Over 12 Inches category and the Fashion Royalty Dania Zarr Red Zinger doll was nominated in the Fashion Dolls 12 Inches And Under category.

This has been quite a year for Integrity Toys and everyone is excited and very appreciative of this honor. The complete list of nominees will be included in the August issue of DOLLS magazine which will be mailed to collectors in mid-June. Ballots will be included in this issue and online voting will begin in mid-June as well.

Farewell Katherine from Kish and Company

One of our favorite people who makes going to conventions fun, Katherine from Kish and Company, has announced that she will be reducing her hours to part-time in June because . . ." I am starting nursing school." Finally, someone compitent to tend to my boo-boos!

As moderator of the Kish Yahoo Group, Katherine has imparted some words of wisdom:
The issue of Song, Dye, Staining Etc.We will be discussing this with our factory to determine to source of the problem and prevent it from happening in future dolls. Helen believes that a chemical reaction between the glue and dye may be at fault. However, unless the dye is effecting visible portions of the doll (face, ears, neck) she does not feel it constitutes a defect. Vinyl is a porous material and has been known to absorb colors and dyes from wigs, clothing etc. We are constantly working to keep staining issues to a minimum.

What is the Enlighten Foundation? The Enlighten Foundation is a ministry that supports women and children across the globe by providing health care, education and skill development. You can see and purchase Eva from Romania (pictured above) the first doll Helen created for them here: . Her next creation will be a doll from Zimbabwe.

Is Blossom articulated? Blossom does use the DJ sculpt and a body with 9 points of articulation.
I saw a picture of a doll named Kiley and Miki are they being produced this fall? Debut Kiley (7.5") and Debut Miki (6") are going to be produced as club dolls. They will be priced at $140 and $130 respectively. I am keeping a list for those that are interested and will provide those on it with the first batch of pre-order forms. We are expecting them in late fall (Oct/Nov).

Updates from Goodreau!

New and coming in right now, Kassie, and Katie in Light. Tan. Edge and Queen Azure and will be shipping soon as well.New and coming in right now, Kassie, and Katie in Light. Tan. Edge and Queen Azure and will be shipping soon as well. New and coming in right now, Kassie, and Katie in Light. Tan. Edge and Queen Azure and will be shipping soon as well.
The ABC dolls are arriving on or around May 11th, I am not sure of the time in transit.

The OZ starts shipping on or around May 29th. The rest of the resins should also be shipping on May 11th.

Goodreau has won 4 DAE nominations. The 12 inch Hint, 12 inch Alice, ABC Belletrix, and glorious Glinda from OZ!
(Dolls pictured are from top to bottom: Dinty Dumbwaiter, Clarissa Cupboard, Bellatrix Bellfry and Anna May Aviary)

Alderfer Auction

Friday, May 1, 2009

Brownie Alert

Palmer Cox: Creator of The Brownies

PALMER COX is famous the world over for his delightful children's books on the fictional creatures known as the "Brownies." His inspiration for the Brownies came from the Scottish folktales he learned from his mother which featured the Brownies, or little members of the faerie or goblin world.
He described them this way: "imaginary sprites who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport while weary households sleep, and never allow themselves to be seen by mortal eyes."
Considered a pioneering artist of the Platinum Age of Comic Art, Palmer Cox brought the Brownies of childhood myth to life with his detailed illustrations and classic verse/story-poems.
The first collection of Brownie stories was published in 1887 and sold over a million copies - an unheard of number for that time. Cox would go on to publish 15 more Brownie books - leaving behind a legacy of delight for children and the young-at-heart. It gives us great pleasure to introduce his beloved Brownies for the very first time in the medium of molded felt. Let us know if you need any further information.

Shown above are the "Indian Brownie" and the "Chinaman Brownie." Produced in very small editions of just 250 pieces, each is highly detailed and made entirely of all-wool felt. We want to make you aware of this exciting new series. Both are currently available for immediate shipment while supplies last! The suggested retail is $485. Matched numbers are available for collectors interested in acquiring matching pieces in the collection.