The Boxed Dolls

I saw an ad on facebook for MIB Holiday Barbies. I bought 7 of the ones she had.

My plan is to leave these boxed for now. I down sized my porcelain doll collection to make more doll room.

First is the 1998 Birthday Wishes Barbie. This is not the same as the Birthday Barbie. This is marked as first in the series.

I am so tempted to open the box to straighten her dance card and pearls! I do like her gown though. Very feminine. I like the added touch of pearls in her hair too.

This next one is a character doll. Barbie as Rapunzel. I almost passed on this one because the dress just doesn’t wow me. It is pretty but the teal is just not my thing. I like the bodice though and the long braid. I think the hat is a really nice touch too!

Next is another character doll, Barbie as Sleeping Beauty. I like this dress other than the collar. I do not like that. I like the face a lot. Better than the Mattel princess Aurora. The hair on this one doesn’t wow me, it just looks messy.

Now… The holiday Barbies…

I already had this one but thought it was the brunette. 2001.
Since I had this one I gave this extra one away. I love the cape on her!

2007… LOVE this doll. I like the hair. Reminds me of Barbara Eden. I of course love the RED gown. I even like the frosty appearance of the box. She looks very delicate in the face too, which I prefer to the massively made up faces. Those are just scary. The gown reminds me of the gown Rosemary Clooney or is it Vera Ellen…wears in White Christmas.

Now this lass is a Special Edition Holiday Celebration Barbie. She looks to me like Pasquale Hutton. She has real eyelashes. I love her hand bag.

Last one, 2012! Again a very delicate looking doll. The lips are a bit too red but the rest of her make up is lighter. I also must say I definitely like the silver accents better than the gold.

So which of these are your favorite?

Next time I will show you the loose dolls I picked up last week!
Hugs y’all!

The next purchase.

OK so my main website is down. We are working on the issues. I found a backdoor to my blog so am finally able to post. Sadly, all posts for July have gone missing…

After my huge Barbie haul you would think I would have had enough to keep me busy wouldn’t you. Well I didn’t! It seems Barbie stuff comes to me either in feast or famines.

So I went and picked up a few others that have patiently waited their turn in the light!

This first one, I admit I got for the clothes. I already have one of her in perfect shape so the doll will go in the donate box. I liked the crocheted or knitted clothes.

Next this lass… I LOVE the hair do. Reminds me of Buffy from Family Affair. I like her suit too so her Dress will go on another doll.

Turns out I also got her twin!

Her dress will also go on a different doll, hmmm maybe the purple light up one…

This one, I like her bangs. Not a fan of the outfit though. Well it turns out she had bikini bottoms on under her skirt. Still not a fan but she is cute in her bikini.

Now we come to my favorites. I LOVE the beret on this one. She is not a Barbie. She is a Uneeda Doll Co. doll. Somehow to me she seems more delicately done than Barbie. She takes batteries and has a button but I don’t know what it does. I will get some new batteries and check her out. Her beret is still firmly attached to her head. I am thinking this is her original outfit. It just seems to fit her personality. I will see if I can find some dainty shoes for her.

Next is either a bride or a prom doll. Her clothes look vintagey to me. Her flowers are still banded to her wrist so I am thinking this is her original outfit.

So which one is your favorite?

Next time I will show you some dolls I got, MIB!
Hugs y’all!

The Unique Dolls

Among my large lot are several unique Barbies.

Among them is a Video Camera Barbie.She is the Video Girl Barbie. How did I miss this? She apprently caused a bit of uproar in 2010. With an FBI report “accidentally” being released to the media.
Her necklace holds the camera and her back has the view screen… I am sure we have a plug here somewhere that will fit her. I plan to ask MJ when he gets home. I will post an update if I can get her working!

Next is this lass with wings. I have never seen anything quite like her. Her hair needs a bit of fixing and I need to try and find her other shoe, it is probably in one of the baggies full of shoes. She has a weird… fin looking piece on her back too… Research on google turned up nothing, not even an image of this one! She doesn’t move either. Only her arms. Her legs don’t even move.

This one is cool… I love Dolphins! Her hair too needs a bit of work. Again, I do not recall ever seeing this one in stores!

You just wind up this knob in back and away they go!
There is a lever too which is an on and off switch. Push it up and it holds the Dolphins in place while you wind up the knob. They make quite a breeze when let go!. It turns out she is I Can Be Dolphin Trainer Barbie.

This lass had a molded on necklace. When you push the pendant, it and her belly button light up… It seems she is the Barbie Sparkle purple light up doll… Where do they get these long drawn out names from?

Actually I found 2 of these, a Blonde one too! Now I need to find a proper dress for the brunette. The yellow one does NOT go with her shoes…

The last 3 lasses are Ballerinas.

This purple one and the blue one have springs in their hips.
I have no clue what line these are from and can not find them online.

This pink one is a bit different. No springs. She does have this hoop on her back, perhaps so she can be wired to fly? Her tight skirt does not appear removable and limits her leg movements.

So which one is your favorite?
Do you think Video Girl Barbie is worthy of the hoopla surrounding her?

I think my favorite is the wind up dress Barbie. I just really love her gown!

Hugs y’all

The Princesses.

Yes it has taken me a bit to get this post up. I am just feeling worn out these last few days.

This guy came and he helped me feel better. He kept saying say cheese… something neither of us like!

So now the Princesses from my Dolly buy.

I got Aurora! 2 of them! These are my first Auroras too! Though honestly, other than the pink ribbon, she looks a lot like Cinderella… One will go on my shelf, the other in the play area.

Ariel. Though she seems dressed more like Pebble Flinstone…

Belle, I got 2. One has the more simple gown and the full pendant. This one also has a simple gown and just a ribbon around her neck. Both of these I have already. I think the pendant one will go on the shelf.

Cinderella. I really need to do something with Ella’s hair. I think I have this one. If so I will need to see which one is more complete and put that one on the shelf.

Elsa. I got 2. Both more complete than my others so they will go on the shelf definitely. One is articulated too. The Elsas on the shelf will be reevaluated to see which goes to the play area>

I also got 3 Anna’s. All complete, one even still has her shows banded to her feet! One has a painted on body suit, she will probably go in the play box. With instructions her crown is NOT to be removed. One is articulated. She is the one with the banded shoes. The last one has a gorgeous gown on. These 2 will go on the shelf. The other one might also, depends on what the Anna there looks like!

Jasmine! My first Jasmine! She is not in her original outfit. I need to find her something princess to wear and do some hair work. Her hair feels softer than the others.

Merida… I got 4 of these. 2 are identical but one has her shoes. Can I just say, I love Merida? One of these has a different face. I love the freckles. One is articulated in the knees.

Rapunzel. I got 2. One in a cute Fashion Avenue Barbie dress. The other one seems to have way more hair than any of my others. She also has freckles and a different face. She will definitely go on the shelf.

Snow White. Who is now vying with Merida for my #1 princess. I got 3 of these. All different… One is articulated and still has her shoes. The other 2 are wearing the same dress but have much different faces.

This one has the normal, vacant stare they seem determined to stick her with. Plus some kind of glitter effect that makes her look odd.

This one looks simple, fun and cheery. This one also, it not a Mattel or Hasbro. She is a Disney doll!

Tiana. This Tiana is in perfect shape! I love Tiana’s dimples! She will definitely replace the one I have on the shelf now.
Then in the bag also were… 2 princes!

Aladdin.. ok so he was not a prince but he is my favorite of the Disney dudes. He has articulated arms and bendy legs.

Then one of the prince charmings. I think it is Cinderella’s guy but I can’t tell you why I think that! He also has articulated arms and bendy legs.

So which princess is your favorite?

I like Snow White because to me she always seemed forgotten. I like Merida because she has spunk and stands up for her ideals.
Hugs y’all

Small Dolls.

This batch of dolls are different from what I normally collect.
These are small. Not happy meal size but smaller than Barbie.

When I was a child, Dawn was one of my favorite dolls. I have a couple Dawn dolls now too. These dolls are ones I have not fully identified. Dawn I KNOW! LOL

This pretty pink butterfly lass I believe is a miniature Barbie. Her wings are cloth, they feel like iron on patches.

This is a Chelsea dressed for halloween. One of these days I need to bring order to her pigtails!

This one, despite the hair, I don’t like her. Too… I can’t even find words to describe her. Not appropriate for a child’s toy. Even if she had clothes on I don’t think I would like her.

Here we have another Chelsea, looks ready for school to me. Her knees are jointed. I have several Chelsea’s and this is the first jointed one!

I don’t know if this is a Barbie or not. Her arms, head and waist move, her legs do not.

This one is similar. Her head does not move. Only her arms do. Her hat seems to also. It is not removable.

Here is one of Chelsea’s friends. I do not know yet which one. I love the red hair and pigtails! I love the freckles!

Another Chelsea doll. Her skirt does not want to stay up.

Here is a Christmas Chelsea! I have seen a picture of this one somewhere.

This one is one of the Barbie family I think. She is wearing a purple label Barbie dress.

Another ready for school Chelsea!

I have no clues on these two… any ideas?

These next 3 are mermaids. I almost did these with the mermaid post.

Love the pink hair!

A mini Merliah?

The last one, a blue one!

OK I have enough Chelsea’s as Helen said to begin a Barbie preschool!

Next time I will do the new batch of princesses, and princes. Then we will begin on the Barbies!

Which was your favorite small doll?
Hugs y’all!

Update and Next Batch of Dolls.

I got a reply to my post on the Bratz forum.
Several of them are not Bratz.

I have 2 Cloe Bratz dolls, Snow Kissed and Desert Jewels.

The bright orange hair is Masquerade Finora Bratz doll.

The Meygan is a Bratz Catz

I have a Totally Polished and a Trend It! Yasmin

Also a Desert Jewels Jade.

The Penn I knew.

Then I have 3 Moxie Girls.

I believe this one is Ida. If so, my assessment of her being like YDS’s girl is spot on. Her motto is…You’re all beautiful. And let no one tell you you’re not! Something my dil firmly believes.

I think this one is Merin.

I believe this one is Avery.

One Vi and Va doll. She is Felicia. She is in her original outfit too.

Much thanks to the Bratz forum, member Happyboy88 for the ids of the Bratz and pointing me in the right direction on the others!

So now lets look at the ones I have not yet found a group for…

This one is an Equestria Girl. I have a miniature one too. This one appears to be Twilight Sparkle.

This doll… is an animation character. I know I have seen her but I can not place her…

This next one… I have a couple like this, HUGE head, tiny skinny body. This one is cute. She is, I guess a seamstress of some kind. She has 2 different earrings on. One is a sewing machine the other is… it looks like a zipper with shears on the end… It tangles in her hair and is annoying! I love the rose in her hair! I can’t find any identifying marks on her and searching for big head small body doesn’t bring her up either…

This one looks like a petite Barbie but she has no marks and feels more rubbery than Barbie. I like her face. When it is time to play, I plan to test her out in some Barbie clothes.Her knees bend and actually click. like my old Barbies!

This one had wings of some kind I think. She has a contraption on her back for them. I just discovered it pulls out!

That means this doll is part of the same line! The contraption fits both dolls.

They both have this hole on the back!

This one looks like her clothes got torn up.
I love the elfin ears. She looks like she should be one of the Bells (Tinkerbell…) but I see no evidence of wings.

This lass has wings, well 1 and ½! Helen since you have one, can you tell me who she is? She also looks like a Bell.

This one with the PINK hair I love. I don’t know why but I think she is adorable. Again, just like the other one, no marks. This one has no earrings but appears to be a princess of some sort.

Here is another of the same line. Again no marks, no earrings.
I love the face on her though and the hair!

This one is a dollar store quality doll. I looked her up and she is just generic. On her back it says Chic. The site is mail order and you order a lot of one item at a time. 12 of this or 24 of that.

This last lass I really like. I love the color of her hair! I also love her sneakers! She has a sweet simple look to her that I prefer in dolls.

So what do you think? Which is your favorite?
Next time I will do the bag of small dolls!

Hugs y’all!

Sparkle Girlz

Among this lot of dolls were several Sparkle Girlz.
I really like these dolls. The ones I got in this lot are really much prettier than the ones I bought new. These dolls have a more … little girl quality to them.

I love this lass’s reddish hair. Her pretty pink and lavender dress is charming. As is her simple face.

This lass, in her jeans and tee, seems to really sparkle. She looks like some one who enjoys life.

This one in her ball gown is adorable. I just need to do somethng with her hair. I ran a comb through it but it seems to need just a little something… more.

With this one, I learned what all those clear slippers were for! I love her wavy mane of golden hair. Just a quick combing put it in decent shape. It reminds me of a GLH book, Job’s Niece where Doris ran a comb through her hair to put it in order. Wish my hair was that simple!

This one has a mane of wavy brown hair, so thick! For supposedly cheap dolls, they are really well done! All of these dresses are gorgeous.

This one’s face looks so bright and cheery! How can such similar faces, done in vinyl manage to send out emotional vibes? Love the pink dress too! So happy!

Another reddish mane! Again a quick combing set it to rights. I think I will experiment with a braid or 2 once I get all the new dolls written up, Once that is done, it will be play time!

This AA lass is gorgeous. Her hair felt softer and silkier than all the others.

I really do like these dolls. One big thing I like is, their hair never seems to get in their eyes. At least so far! I like their simple lines and ease of dressing. The hair is really well rooted too. Plus, while I am not a big fan of the head proportions it does make it easier to comb and style.

The one thing I do not like, is their heads are hard and filled with glue. I know this because I got a couple at the thrift store once, planning to use one of them as a donor body for a Barbie head. Taking the head off is impossible, it breaks the neck, which is why I needed a donor body in the first place!

So which Sparkle Girl is your favorite? I like the AA hair the best though I like the first red head’s face better.

Net time I will post the miscellaneous dolls I can’t identify.
They are not Barbie, Sparkle, Bratz or any other line I have seen before!

Now, because he is adorable, here are some pictures of my GB. We went to a new ice cream place. The Latest Scoop.

Best ice cream on the planet!

Hugs y’all

Ok so Bratz… (A post even for non fans)

Now I will state when Bratz came out I did not like them at all.
Among doll lines they are still not a favorite. However Several of these I just got, are growing on me.
I joined a Bratz forum to try and learn more. Only to find it has been inactive for about 8 months! I guess the cool factor has worn off on them.
However I did find 2 names.

I have Cloe. She is one I am learning to like. Her hat is too fun. Plus, I like the boots. Though mine would need to be flats… or flatz???

I have also identified Masquerade Penn, as a vampire. There might be a shirt for him in the bag of clothes. I haven’t looked closely at it yet.

Another one I really am beginning to like, I call the hippie chic. It is her hair! LOL I LOVE the long hair. She is taller than the rest by a good margin. I found one like her on ebay but she was wearing pink sneakers not these boots. I don’t know which is really hers. She was the only doll with out shoes and these were the only shoes so this is what she got! The ebay person did not give her a name either.*** While looking up the orange haired doll, I did find a picture of Meygan, in this outfit… It was only a head shot, but at least I know who she is…

Next on my getting to like it list is this lass. I can’t find her anywhere, definitively. I have found several that look really close… I haven’t gone over any of these with my comb yet. I like her because she is just clean and simple.

The rest of these, maybe they will grow on me too eventually.

I do like how simple this one is. No bling, just a girl in her jeans. When I was young, I might have even pulled this look together myself. I loved my jeans, boots and tees!

This one… oh my word! That hair! I love it but it is going to be a challenge for sure!

This one too is simple. I like the color combinations and there isn’t any blaring bling with her.

This one I am sure is Bratz. I think it is Megyan. The hair color and the boots are right but I can’t find her in this outfit. This doll is also different in that her legs and arms are articulated. I too love the RED hair!

This one too is getting to me. Such soft colors in her face. While the lips on the Bratz bug me, I have to admit the make up is beautiful. I like the colors in her clothes too. I admit here and now, those pictures women take pooching out their lips, drive me batty. Ladies, it is NOT at all attractive! Then again I don’t like those open mouth poses either…

These next 4 may or may not be Bratz. They have the same stamps on their backs from MGM but they only loosely resemble the Bratz…

This one is shorter than the others and is not peg legged. I read there was a Bratz kids line of shorter dolls… Perhaps she is one of those…

This one does have the peg leg with… feet attached…

These last 2, now that I look at them I wonder.

This one somehow reminds me of an anime character. She really is cute. She also reminds me of my 2nd dil, my youngest’s girl. This doll on Amazon looks like her. The hair isn’t just the right color, but they have on also called Lottie with this color hair…

This one… I was thinking maybe a MH doll. She doesn’t fit though. She has the Bratz style eyes. She is peg legged. However looking over the only Bratz site with character pictures, I can’t find her. The spider and cobweb is more MH-ish…

Now, perhaps it was the packaging they came in. I remember the whole look being one of… I don’t know, when I saw the dolls in the store I thought of them as disgruntled, discontented. I also thought the make up was over the top. However seeing these, no packaging and sitting side by side with my EAH, Barbie and so on, their make up is not so glaring. Actually, compared with several of the outfits for Barbie, these dolls are modest!
Though to be honest, a lot of the modern Barbie stuff, I just don’t like.
So what do you think? Bratz yea or nay?
Next time, I am delving into the Sparkle Girlz! These are prettier than the ones I bought new!
Hugs Y’all!

The Beginning.

So tonight I will do as requested.
One reader asked that I begin with the EAH dolls.
I KNOW 3 of these dolls are EAH.(Cuz I found their direct matches here)
The others I suspect but am not sure.
So I will begin with the not sure ones first.

This little orange haired lass might be a Bratz. I always thought Bratz had peg legs though and she does not. However neither is she slim and jointed like the EAH dolls.

This red haired lass is slim and jointed. However I can not find any doll that looks like her. She looks a bit like Rosabella Beauty. I do not think she is a Bratz. I however have no clue who she is! Maybe a Monster high?

These 3 I know who they are!

Apple White, I have one of her already.

Blondie Locks, Daughter of Goldie Locks

Briar Beauty, daughter of Sleeping Beauty (AKA Aurora)

Ok, now for the clothing puzzle from last night.

Remember this cape?

Now, remember this dress?

Tada, a set! Each from a different sale event! This is why I keep mismatched shoes. Eventually a mate might just appear! Each has a black and white Original Barbie label.

I am tired tonight so this will be all for this time!
Hugs y’all!

Wow, Just Wow!

Ladies do I have a story for you! When I first began sharing my doll stories, I rarely, if ever, found any really cool dolly related items. Now it seems each week I find at least 3 dolls to share. True, they usually need help, but that is what I am doing. Learning how to at least restore a doll to playable condition. I am lucky in that I have a Beloved that not only tolerates my hobby, but actively encourages me in it!
Here we go.
So yesterday I went to my friend’s shop. As usual I ran into Salvation Army on my way.

Where I found this. Yep, I now own a pink Barbie Corvette convertible. It is remote controlled but there was no remote, so I have no control!

Total price? $2.41!

Then I went to Elizabeth’s. She had this waiting.
A newer Barbie trunk. Inside were 9 dolls!
Here they are.
I am not going to do a big post on them tonight. This is just a run down of what I got this weekend.

Why? Well because I answered a facebook ad.
This is what I got!

I have not truly begun sorting yet. There are at least 50 dolls. All in nearly new condition. Of course, as with most dolls I get, some need hair help. None of these are in major distress and all are clean! Plus… there are NO neekid ones!

So far I know there are at least 11 mermaids! There are Bratz, MH, EAH and some I don’t recognize. I think there are even some my scene dolls. Plus guy dolls! Aladdin and one of the Prince Charmings. I think Ella’s.

I am going to sort and take pictures. There are many Disney princesses. So I will sort what I already have, and weed out the imperfect ones, replacing them with these!

Plus, several Chelsea’s. (Used to be Kelly, Barbie’s 5 yo sister.)

OK, besides the dolls, there are 3 horses.

2 Baggies stuffed with shoes.

A baggie stuffed with clothes.

Does this piece look familiar? I will show the answer tomorrow.

2 Mermaid costumes!

A baggie stuffed with accessories!

Plus the first yard sale I hit this morning had this.

A box of Barbie house furniture! Being wicker, I think it will go in the weekend house. I am also thinking of painting it all white.

Until I paint it I will set it up like this. I have foam and other things to make mattresses. This house is now ready for the weekend!

There were 2 real wood pieces too, which I will paint and put in the big house.

Plus this, a jar of Barbie goodies!

All together a big Barbie day!
What should I post about first?
Miscellaneous dolls?
Just to give you a taste of the dolls to come…

Let me know in the comments!

Now I want to correct an impression I left last night. While the Raquelle doll is not my favorite, she gets high marks for being playable. I like her suit, that was what attracted me to her. I notice the fashionista dolls are all made like her. Very hard, though on most their heads move more and easily. I just miss the move-ability of the older dolls.
Hugs y’all!