Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Doll For Thought

This huge Barbie doll, which represents what Barbie's body proportions would be if she were life-sized, was made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen. The doll stands 6 feet tall with a 39-inch bust, 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips. The Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Slayen used to wear when she was suffering from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Courtesy Galia Slayden)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sideshow Presents Capt Jack: "On Stranger Tides"

Follow this link for incredible images of this doll: In celebration of Disney's highly anticipated 3D adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the 1/6th scale Captain Jack Sparrow from Hot Toys' DX Series. Complete with two interchangeable, highly detailed portraits, a generous assortment of interchangeable hands, and a sophisticated costume and accessory set, the Captain Jack Sparrow 12-inch Figure is a must-have for any Disney or Pirates of the Caribbean fan. The Captain Jack Sparrow - DX Series 12-inch Figure features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides movie Stands approximately 30 cm tall TrueType body with over 30 points of articulation Individually sculpted hair pieces with accessories and red hair band Two (2) interchangeable portraits with realistic beard and plaits on chin Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) patented by Hot Toys Limited Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable hands with rings and glove on right side including: One (1) pair relaxed One (1) pair for holding flintlock pistol One (1) right hand for holding saber One (1) pair for holding rudder or telescope One (1) pair showing his iconic gesture One (1) faux-leather detachable brown hat One (1) cream-colored long-sleeved shirt One (1) blue and brown patterned vest One (1) dark brown long jacket One (1) pair of dark brown pants One (1) dark brown and (1) light brown faux-leather with buckle One (1) dark brown faux-leather patterned shoulder band with saber sheath One (1) pair of brown boots Two (2) flintlock pistols One (1) saber One (1) left lace wristband and one (1) right wrist band One (1) scarf One (1) piece of feather on waist One (1) compass One (1) small telescope One (1) long telescope (US and Japan Exclusive) One (1) head sculpt of his mother One (1) duck's foot sculpture One (1) movie-accurate rudder with base and movie nameplate Figure stand with Captain Jack Sparrow nameplate and the movie logo

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Inside the R. John Wright Factory

Individually Stuffing the mohair pussy willows.
The plush pussy willows are attached to the felt branches.

The completed pussy willows are artistically airbrushed.

Bunches of pussy willows and violets.

The paper mache eggs are covered with colored paper.

Spring Delivery chicks join the Easter Party.

Final touches prior to boxing.

Peter Cottontail is ready to spread Easter cheer.

Dolls Magazine

Dear DOLLS subscriber, Your July 2011 digital edition of DOLLS is now available. Click here to get instant access. Step into The Beautiful Vault with award-winning designer and writer Joan Greene on page 22 Happily Ever After is still taking preorders for Joan Greene's dolls! For More: Check out the sweet and stylish creations of Sue Stark on page 34. And be sure to turn to page 28 to see the fabulous fashions created by Horsman's latest design team addition, Kurt Van Buskirk. We sincerely hope you enjoy the latest issue of DOLLS! Sincerely, Joyce Greenholdt Editor DOLLS.

There Are Faeries In the Garden!

With every R. John Wright purchase, you will receive a 20% coupon to put towards any future purchase!! We have a generous layaway. Call 215-627-5790 or email your order request to
The Hazel Nut Fairy is constructed of the finest all wool felt. She is fully jointed at shoulders, hips and neck. Hazel Nut has delicately hand painted features and a meticulously hand-knotted wig of the finest imported dark brown mohair. Hazel Nut has a sculpural, molded toddler body and limbs and her tiny hands are sewn with individual fingers. Her delicate fairy wings are sewn, molded, and hand painted out of fine silk organza. The Hazel Nut Fairy is dressed in a sleeveless shift of softly hand colored organdy and a felt cap on her head. The Autumn Flower Fairy comes holding a branch of detailed, realistic hazelnuts and red tinged leaves made of molded, hand painted felt. Retail Price: $795 LE 250
From Flower Fairies of the Wayside - The Red Clover Fairy is constructed of the finest all wool felt. She is fully jointed at shoulders, hips and neck with new ball & socket jointing system with internal wood mechanism. The Red Clover Fairy has delicately hand painted features and a wig of the finest imported mohair. The Red Clover Fairy has a sculpural molded felt body and limbs and her graceful hands are sewn with individual fingers. Her lovely fairy wings are sewn, molded, and hand painted out of fine silk organza. The Red Clover Fairy is costumed per the original illustration by Cicely Mary Barker in a silk dress with felt leaves at the shoulders and a matching scarf tied at her chin. This lovely little Wayside Flower Fairy comes holding a detailed, realistic stalk of clover made entirely out of felt with delicate airbrushed coloration. Retail Price: $695 LE 250

Helen Kish Returns to Happily Ever After

Everyone here at Happily Ever After is thrilled to welcome back to the shop, the beautiful, the talented, the one and only Helen Kish! Sunday, June 26, 2011 From 12:30PM to 2:30PM 1010 Pine Street ~ Philadelphia, PA We will be having an exclusive Snow White created for the event. With a Raven sculpt (from the Chrysalis line), she will be limited to 40 pieces AND hand painted by Helen Kish! Price: $495 (Estimated date of delivery: late 2011) Call today to reserve your doll! 215-627-5790