Saturday, August 29, 2009

Own a Robert Tonner Original

This is your chance to own one of the fabulous ensembles designed for Tyler Wentworth® by the Tonner Doll Company and used in runway fashion shows.
Beginning this Friday, Aug. 28, five ensembles will go up for auction on eBay...

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Auction Duration: 14 Days

Payment Info: Payment by PAYPAL or check only - checks should be made payable to TONNER DOLL COMPANY - items will be shipped when check clears, approximately 14 business days

A portion of the proceeds to benefit
A Friend's House

This is "No Exaggeration"

The newest Avant Guard by Integrity Toys!

No Exaggeration wears an ultra modern pantsuit with chic harem pants and a fitted blazer creating a gorgeous silhouette, with a burst of accent color from her embellished mesh top. A feathered hat, dramatic air-brushed makeup and mile-high open-toed t-strap platform shoes make this gal fashionable from head to toe...literally.

The doll also comes with a chocolate brown wig gathered in a low ponytail, two sets of hands, two sets of feet and stud earrings, making her the envy of all, No Exaggeration. No Exaggeration is limited to 400 dolls worldwide and the MSRP is $220. Dolls are expected to arrive at the very end of October.

Order yours from Happily Ever after today!!

Ghostly Happenings at The Toy Shoppe

"Drucilla is a ghostly girl who's very best friend is her zombie doll and
of course, her ghostie friends that she plays with in the attic of
her mama's house. See, Drucilla can see the other side so she spends
her days in the spirit world until mama makes her come down for supper."
This spooky gal is by Kimberly Lasher!!

Cherished Friends' Exclusive

We are excited to offer you a sneak peek at Cherished Friends' new Gene Marshall exclusive Red Parasol! This gorgeous color variation of the incredibly popular Blue Parasol is done in a limited edition run of 100 dolls and will retail for $149.99.

Cherished Friends will be offering this fabulous doll at their Gene Fan Appreciation Tour Stop on 9.12.09. If any dolls remain after the stop, Cherished Friends will then offer them to their existing customers and other interested collectors. More information will be available soon at Red Parasol comes with a pink wrap and gloves, and as a special gift-with-purchase, you will also receive a black wrap and gloves to create another gorgeous look for Gene!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training Educational Video

Wow!! When I was in 9th grade, my math teacher was ALSO the most mailigned! Interesting to see that in 1947, kids were kids!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Channing Tatum Stripping Video

From the trailers for GI Joe the Movie, I had no idea the star was so limber!

GI Joe Super Bowl Commercial

Anyone see the movie yet?

Action Man Team - the Intruder TV commercial

OR perhaps you had Action Man? Anyone?

G.I. Joe commercial 1960's ( Hasbro )

Who else besides me played GI JOE? Anyone?

1971 Rock Flowers Doll Commercial

Feelin' Groovy today!

Twilight Mattel

If you aren't yet convinced that the Twilight marketing machine is way out of control, look no further than these brand new Twilight barbie dolls (pictured above). This should be an interesting scenario for those Twi-hards who love shopping for Emo-related gear at Hot Topic and hate everything that Barbie stands for. What ever will they do now? [People]

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Marie and QVC from Doll Reader Mag

Marie Osmond with Mary Beth Roe and her parents, George and Olive, on QVC.

The new Baby Mary Beth doll from Marie Osmond.

The QVC show mentioned above also denotes the 18th anniversary of Marie's first appearance on QVC. Doll Reader chatted with Marie about QVC, the doll, and the anniversary.

DR: What is your favorite memory from appearing on QVC?
Marie: There a lot of them, however, I'll always have a great attachment to my fifth anniversary show on QVC when both of my parents made a surprise appearance. My mother started me out collecting dolls before I could even hold a spoon! She was the designer of the first Marie modeling doll, 30 inches tall, sold by Mattel when Donny and I had our original variety show in the 70's.
I still have one on display in my dressing room at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. My mom was so pleased when my very first sculpt, Olive May, in honor of her, sold out within 15 minutes on QVC. My dad always loved to venture into new challenges and so he learned to sculpt right along with me and debuted his sculpt for my line, a doll named Georgette. Both of my parents loved my designer dolls and watched every QVC show I was on. How fortunate was I to have so much support from them? I miss them both so much.
Of course, there are those hysterically funny mishap moments that are hard-to-forget memories. For example, one time I was showing all the details of a doll and I noticed that her index finger was missing. It had broken off after colliding with another doll. Well, I spotted it before Mary Beth did and was trying to signal her, which just made me laugh harder once she realized it.
DR: What was the key to making Mary Beth's doll resemble her?
Marie: Viewers tune in to see Mary Beth because, with over 20 years as a host on QVC, she is the person they trust the most. She loves life and it comes across every time she appears. She is authentically kind-hearted, which gives her incredible strength and determination not only on-air, but in every aspect of her life, especially as a mother. So, it wasn't a particular physical feature that we had to capture for her doll, it was more about her expression: always warm and yet strong. I think we succeeded.

I could make a joke about having to sculpt her at 50 and the extra porcelain it would take to add in the mid-life eye bags, but that would apply to me, too. There's a reason I sculpt everyone as a baby!To see a video of Marie Osmond presenting the new doll to Mary Beth Roe,
click here. Click here for Marie's QVC schedule.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New From Wilde Imagination

SWEETLY SULLEN and uninspired
Wanting for more, but always too tired;
I need an injection of hope - maybe change?
Or perhaps a complete life re-arrange...(sigh)
for order information.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

2nd W Club Exclusive Doll by Inegrity

City Sleeker Zita Charles
While this is available only to W Club members, we thought you'd enjoy it.

An evening suit has but one function, to make you look fabulous. It's generally not a work garment; it's a glamorous 'presentation' bit of fashion. City Sleeker is exactly that, a collection of flattering lines and details, tailored and combined into a gorgeous burgundy satin hourglass. The soaring, stand-away collar is flared from the bustline, atop a meticulously tailored jacket and punctuated by a column of self-fabric buttons.
The jacket's fitted waist is ruched into a peplum worthy of New Look distinction by a series of tiny cartridge pleats. Below this, a narrow skirt dips to mid-calf length, towards color coordinated, burgundy pumps. One of Zita's reasons for having this suit made was to display her new necklace, an elaborate tangle of vibrant mixed stones, meticulously wrapped in gold wire and fashioned into a bit of bona fide fashion bohemia.
At her wrist, over frosted celery green gloves, is a much more classic design of tiny gold chains fashioned into a meticulously detailed bracelet. With golden, topaz studded, flower shaped earrings and Zita's famous silver streak in her bouffant hairstyle, our city sophisticate is indeed sleek. She's a very stylish girl.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Yoga Girls

Can you believe there's something NEW from Senson!!

Dolls Magazine


No, not the Broadway musical.

Yes, the NEW movie coming out . . . 9/9/09!


7" Action Figure Assortment

From the highly anticipated new animated movie featuring the voices of Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly comes this collection of figures.
Characters include 9 and 1. Each figure stands 6" - 6.5" tall and is fully poseable.

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