Saturday, May 29, 2010

Capitol Doll Club Arrives

With the Gene Convention set to open in a few days, the Capitol Doll Club of Washington, DC approached us with an idea: What if the Club creates a display of "Gene and Friends Through the Ages" in one of HEA's display windows?!?!?!

They didn't have to ask us twice! On the left is Felicia and on the right is Miriam. Behind the trio is a beautiful display. More pics to come.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kimberly Lasher's "Summer"

Kimberly wrote:Hello Everyone! I have an announcement! I have a new doll available, we will be doing a lottery for her. Please see link below for info. Info for "A Summer Dream"
Lasher Studios:616-452-5992email:

Dear Collectors, We are trying something new here at Lasher Studios. Hoping to give eveyone a chance to get a Lasher girl! Look for Kim at the following shows this summer and fall, with more of her ooak, BJDs.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Barbie Is Double Blessed

These days, there are all sorts of Barbie dolls. From career women to shopping divas, Barbie dolls mimick all facets of life. Their look, however, is a different matter.

The typical Barbie doll is skinny with huge boobs and a wardrobe that rivals Sarah Jessica Parker's closet.

But have Barbie manufacturers gone too far? I received this photo from a Fashion Examiner reader who thinks so. It appears Barbie is proudly displaying deep cleavage and what appear to be breast implants.

The note accompanying the photo said, "I don't want my baby growing up to think Heidi [Montag] is her role model."
For those not familiar with Montag, she is a reality starlet who underwent ten plastic surgery procedures in one day, one of which was super-sized breast implant surgery.

Is this what designer Stacey McBride (designer of the African-American Barbie) had in mind?

Friday, May 21, 2010

News From the Tonner Convention

Madame et la Citron

Takes the Cake

Madame a la Framboise

Madame a la Menthe

At the Opening Night Reception - Let Them Eat Cake - Attendees were greeted with a balloon-filled banquet room with desserts, cake and dolls! The event souvenir was a new sculpt (referred to as Duchess) on the Antoinette body (Takes the Cake - LE350); the Centerpieces were Madame a la Menthe (Green - with Daphne sculpt - LE100), Madame a la Framboise (Pink - with Kit sculpt - LE100), and Madame et le Citron (Yellow - Sydney sculpt - LE100). The three dolls stood on gold bases amongst the revelry of the event. Staff members dressed in 'Let Them Eat Cake' tee shirts, periods wigs and make-up.

Dolls Magazine - New Edition!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nu.Fantasy Yuri and Kumi are back!

Left: Snow White Kumi Right: Rose Red Yuri

We are pleased to announce the next two dolls in the very popular Nu.Fantasy collection. The newest dolls in this series are exclusives shared by BIC CO. LTD. and Azone, two of Integrity's Japanese dealers.

"Snow White" Kumi and "Rose Red" Yuri were inspired by the classic fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". These dolls are designed by Daisy-D who is a very famous artist in Japan and is well known for her gothic designs.

Kumi, as Snow White, is dressed in white with black accents and holds the delicious but poisoned red apple. Yuri, as Rose Red, is dressed in red with black accents and is holding her magical mirror.
These dolls are Japanese exclusives with a limited edition size of 300 dolls each and will be sold separately. They are available exclusively through BIC CO. LTD. and Azone International. The price for each doll is 21000JPY (approximately $229.00US depending on the exchange rates) and shipping is scheduled for early June. For your convenience, here is the link to the Universal Currency converter,

If you are interested in pre-ordering these dolls, they will be available starting Monday, May 17th at noon Japan Standard Time. We are including the link to both of these dealers in this notice. Please note that BIC accepts orders worldwide and Azone only accepts orders from Japan.BIC CO. LTD.: for your convenience, we are including the link to the World Time Zone converter,

**Please note that payment will be made directly to BIC and Azone and you must follow the payment terms put forth by these two dealers.

The W Club's only involvement was to let our members know that these two new dolls are available and we will not be able to assist with payment or other issues. If you have any questions or problems with your order, please contact these dealers directly for assistance.
The photos of Snow White Kumi and Rose Red Yuri can also be seen on the FR Nippon website at once the dolls are available. Please enjoy the photos of these beautiful dolls!

Tonner Convention!

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The TONNER Staff is Getting Ready to Head Out to Lombard, IL for the 2010 TONNER Convention; The Sun, The Moon & The Stars
TONNER Offices Will be CLOSED From Tues. May, 18th at Noon and Will Re-open Monday, May 24th at 8:30AM EST.

We Hope to See you in Lombard!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Check Out the Outfit!

Doll Reader

Madame Alexander Celebrates ABT

Kitri from Don Quixote

A special line has been created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of American Ballet Theatre! There will be two delightful new creations based on the beloved ballets "Don Quixote" and "Les Sylphides." More pictures of these adorable dolls below:

Les Sylphides

Tiny Dancer

Thursday, May 6, 2010

NEw Dolls Magazine Link!

Dear DOLLS subscriber,
With collectors' penchant for play, we decided play was a fitting theme for the 2010 Doll & Teddy Bear EXPO. Just Play! will be held Oct. 1-3, 2010, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and it's going to be the show collectors everywhere will not want to miss.Use this special issue of DOLLS as your guide to all things EXPO.

Get to know the manufacturers and artists who'll be there, and see the work they're going to bring to the show; learn the details of all the play planned for attendees; discover the great opportunities for enriching your Winston-Salem experience beyond the show doors. After exploring this issue, you'll know exactly what you'll get if you come to Winston-Salem this October, and you won't want to miss the opportunity to Just Play!

Click here to gain instant access to the Doll & Teddy Bear EXPO 2010 Summer 2010 issue of DOLLS!

See you this fall!
Carie FergAssociate Publisher/Editor DOLLS

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tonner Exclusive for San Diego Comic Con

KINGSTON, NY - MAY 4, 2010 - TONNER reveals its San Diego Comic Con (July 21-25, San Diego Convention Center) show exclusive, Leila from Warner Bros. Entertainment's upcoming feature film, Jonah Hex.

An authorized likeness of Leila (as portrayed by Megan Fox), "Saloon Leila" is 16" tall and is limited to 200 pieces.

Saloon Leila is $149.99 and can be purchased in Tonner booth 4148.

For more information or high-res images, please contact Shauna Perry at 845-339-9537 ext. 113 or at