Friday, March 21, 2014

Wish Books

Remember those times way, way back before computers that we had to look through books to find the toys we loved?  Well here they are!  Take a look:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Toy Box Philosopher Reviews Musical Magic Elsa by Mattel

Our favorite doll reviewer, The Toy Box Philosopher, reviews Musical Magic Elsa by Mattel based on the Disney movie Frozen.

Take a look:

Toy Box Philosopher

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tonner Offering 10" Patsy Body Upgrades

Now Offering 10" Patsy Body Upgrades 
for your Patsy, Sophie & Ann Estelle!
- Featuring the NEW bending elbow and wrist -
        (these bodies will not fit the 10" Linda McCall strung dolls)

$39.99 each plus shipping
Enjoy the Introductory Special:
Buy 4 and Get One FREE*
*A savings of $39.99

Available in 3 skin tones:  Bisque, Cameo and Tyler skin tones.
*We can match all skin tones except the ME Georgia at this time.

As an added bonus...we will do the head swap for you at no additional cost. We can also provide super easy step-by-step instructions for warming up the head and doing the head swap yourself. 

Only available through the Tonner Company Store
Call (845) 339-2960 to order!

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Toy Box Philosopher Reviews Licca-chan and Miki-chan by Takara

Our favorite doll reviewer is back with her latest write up on
Licca-chan and Miki-chan by Takara.

Take a look:

The Toy Box Philosopher


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Toy Box Philosopher Reviews "Around Town" Penelope Brewster, a Déjà Vu Doll by Robert Tonner

One of my favorite doll reviewers, The Toy Box Philosopher, reviews a doll from Robert Tonner's newest doll line,

Click on the photo for her review!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

U.F.D.C. (The United Federation Of Doll Clubs) has announced this cutie as their Miss February Calendar Girl!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dressing Bleuette Web Site

Check out Deirdre Gawne's web site where she has the English translations of the patterns that appeared in Nous Habillons Bleuette in the French girls’ magazine La Semaine de Suzette.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Helen Kish Annouces New Plans For 2014

Helen Kish will be making some changes in 2014.  

Per the Kish & Company web site:  Although there are new dolls in the works, we will not be showing them for a bit. We are working on two new, 11" fully articulated BJD children and there will be new Signature Edition models in the Chrysalis line coming as well. Your patience will be rewarded!

As Kish Society members already know from the most recent newsletter, Helen and Tamas are coming closer to the day when they will launch their new venture "Love & Kishes"! The new company will co-exist with Kish & Company and complement Helen's love of sculpting with products that we hope will capture the imagination (and a market segment!) and even overlap with our wonderful doll collectors.  "Love & Kishes" will offer wedding cake toppers and other purely sculptural ephemera, such as the girl pictured below. (Wistful)

What do you hope to see for 2014?

Toy Ads: 1980 And Now

LEGO Ad From 1981 Should Be Required Reading For Everyone Who Makes, Buys Or Sells Toys