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London Fashion Doll Festival Third Annual Event Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the London Fashion Doll Festival. This popular annual fashion doll convention for adult collectors is now in its third year. The two-day event takes place at a new venue for 2020: the Hilton London Olympia, from 6th-7th June.

Sponsorship packages are available for brands and businesses to purchase and the theme of this year’s festival is ‘Royals’. Conventioneers can expect to see all kinds of dolls, from Sindy and Barbie to high-end art BJD dolls and accessories themed around royalty.

The Saturday is for conventioneers only and includes a welcome breakfast and goody bag at registration, packed with gifts and surprises from the weekend’s attendees and sponsors. Expect a day of presentations and workshops, with lunch included. Exclusive doll upgrade packages are available from Superdoll Collectables, with others to be announced soon.

Sunday sees a separate salesroom which is open to members of the public (with tickets or pay on the door). A raffle is held during the Sunday salesroom in aid of ‘Children with Cancer UK’. Our OOAK eBay Auction will go live soon after and the dolls will be on display during the event.

Speaking about the event, Simon Farnworth, Event Chairman for London Fashion Doll Festival commented, “With our brand-new hotel venue and the sponsorship packages we have available, I really feel that we can take next year’s festival to the next level. We hope all fashion doll collectors will join us in celebrating this wonderful, unique event.”

Tickets are available now at https://www.londonfashiondollfestival.uk/product/lfdf3-registration-tickets/. Conventioneers can find out more about the festival at https://www.londonfashiondollfestival.uk/ and share their doll convention pictures and shots of royalty-themed fashion dolls on social media, using the hashtag #LFDF3.

About London Fashion Doll Festival

The London Fashion Doll Festival’s royalty theme for this year means excited conventioneers and doll collectors are expecting kings and queens, and maybe even McQueen too. There’s no better time of year to head to London, as summer in the city sees a packed programme of arts and culture events, and the festival is in its third year, attracting an ever-increasing number of doll collectors.

As well as new dolls and vintage finds, conventioneers and members of the public can expect a fantastic range of accessories and clothing for their dolls as well as an interesting and informative range of seminars and workshops, on topics such as doll photography and creating their own miniature accessories. With costume competitions, spectacular doll displays and, perhaps most importantly, the chance to mingle with other like-minded passionate collectors of fashion dolls, the LFDF3: ROYALS event looks set to be one of the highlights of the Hilton London Olympia’s convention calendar in 2020.

To get your tickets for the LFDF3: ROYALS event, just head to https://www.londonfashiondollfestival.uk/product/lfdf3-registration-tickets/.

Superdoll’s House of Zenith in Paris

I will be attending the off schedule House of Zenith event taking place on the 9th March during the weekend on the Paris Fashion Doll Festival. This is a special event organised by X&S Productions in association with Superdoll.

House of Zenith are a new line of 12″ beauties first announced at last years PFDF and launched at Superdoll’s London convention in October last year. I am super excited to actually get my hands on one! The event doll is called AVENUE and it looks like her clone name is France Fontana. Very intriguing! It will also be great to see all my Paris friends again, after not being there for several years now.

The image of the event flyer below is being used under the agreement of XS Productions. Please do not use without proper authorisation.

LUSTRE & GARNET Form Superdoll’s Christmas 2018 Offering

Bang on the promised hour of 3pm GMT, Superdoll Collectables added the two Christmas 2018 dolls to their website. Their names are GARNET and LUSTRE – and both are quite spectacular!

Here is LUSTRE:

VENUS is delighted to have jetted in from Monte Carlo to begin attending her plethora of engagements this holiday season.
With Hair of dark auburn (mohair) in simple yet elegant braids. Emerald eyes and dark brick brows, she selected a burned caramel for her lips. Eyeshadow of teal makes her eyes pop against her cosmetique skintone and her ever so delicately blushed cheeks.
For ‘circuit’ starters at the Beau Ball she chose a stunning Emperor yellow fronted gown…. cut shorter in the front to show of her yellow fronted Y front ankle sandals to compliment her ‘insect wing’ embroidered gown; which without ceremony announces itself with a huge waist to ankle BOW!
The trick of course is from the back she’s all in black, and this is a great illusion for fun and games.
Upon her head, a show stopping plumed headpiece in orange, iridescent green and semi domes echoing the adornments on her gown.
Not needing any form of announcement is her favourite accessory for the season…. her gilt and rhinestone embroidered STAR evening purse.

Just wonderful…. now would everyone stop staring and somebody please offer the lady a glass of champagne!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! she whispered as she strolled around the room.

Here is GARNET:

INQUE was in the mood for attention. She was off to the Grosvenor tonight for something ‘formal’ to start her Holiday Season in London. Mastazuki had just flown in from Japan this morning to do her gorgeous oriental styled hair. A pinky auburn colour, she just loves… adorned in gorgeous red silk tassels.
Her golden olive eyes are rimmed in pink and red and her lips of pure carbide red were already setting the tale.
She knew where tonight’s event would be staged and she knew the location well. Tonight she would be dressing for that grand staircase; and what better than the largest gown in the room…. in vibrant scarlet no less.
Her glistening red gown is everything and then some EXTRA! Red blossoms, blooms, garlands and rhinestones all encapsulated in a tulle ‘net’ in front and opening on the sides toward the back to reveal a cornucopia of a train in the back. Ai Ai Yai! what a gown….
upon her feet she wears dark red velvet saloon ankle boots and in her hand a matching attaché’ clutch.

She quietly went through the huge double door entrance, leaving her attendants behind her in the anteroom, she positioned herself on the staircase a few steps down. Checking her gown was all perfect, it was a matter of seconds before the spotlight found her.

“Yes, I sure do know how to make an entrance” Inque giggled to herself as she looked down upon a stunned, silent ballroom.

‘Happy Holidays’! she mouthed silently as she made her way around the room clinking eye contact with the guest as if it were champagne.

So will you be adding either of these ladies to your collection? What do you think of them? Do let me know in the comments below.

Superdoll NOXIA Arrives in Time for Halloween 2018

As is the annual tradition, NOXIA was released on the Superdoll Collectables site on 31st October, just in the nick of time for Halloween. Although it probably won’t be until Halloween 2019 that she will be displayed in our house.

She is a really beauty though and IRL does not have the Elvira vibe many had feared. Her face is utterly Devine. I was lucky enough to see her at The Salon during Sybcon 2018 and preordered her right away.

superdoll noxia halloween sybarite
Superdoll Noxia Halloween Doll
I love NOXIA’s Halloween Accessories!

Superdoll NOXIA’s Description:


GENX.2 body!
Cosmetique skintone!


Venus pitch black bangs, behive and fall hairdo is just the look for her debut on this Hallowed eve, while her black linered eyes, grey and violet eyeshadow and black eyebrows add a mystery to her golden syrup coloured eyes. without a single hint of deceiption, this girl just smizes through her lashes. Lips of bright vermillion red.

Her white satin lined gown of pure white glistening sequin evolves from a deep plunging V neckline to a slithering train that slashes to her uppermost inner thigh.3/4 length sleeves adorned in guippure; folly flounce and glamour about as she awaits the TRICK or TREATERS.White hose and white shoes are the necessity, and the white corded metal pentagram is her Halloween choice of jewelery.

Accessories consist a stripe printed party hat and her cigarette usherette style TREAT box filled with ‘popcorn’ and custom made scary pumpkin apples dripping in delicious clear candy coating.


Clone: 1000 Venus d’Royce

NOXIA is available for £279.75. Here’s my girl:

See what I man about the face?

Did you buy her? Let me know in the comments below. 

Fashion Royalty®: The Boudoir Collection

Integrity Toys Fashion Royalty: Boudoir Collection Close Up Dolls

Integrity Toys W Club Members received an email yesterday unveiling the first collection of the year Fashion Royalty: Boudoir Collection, lingerie dolls or Close Up Dolls as IT call them. There are 5 characters in all and 2 of them – Veronique Perrin and Agnes Von Weis – will be available via IT lottery. All of the dolls are $125 and this capsule collection was designed by Jessy Ayala.

Fashion Royalty: Boudoir Collection Close Up Dolls

Fashion Royalty®: The Boudoir Collection

Just a Tease Mademoiselle Jolie

The Story:
Mademoiselle Jolie is the original “It” girl of Fashion Royalty! Together with the Perrins, she helped mold the world of FR. Here, she makes one of her rare appearances looking more stunning than ever, just waiting to get dressed for a ball or a lovely soiree lounging at home!
  • 12″ fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Fashion (Teddy with contrasting lace appliqués and attached garter belts)
  • Black opera length gloves
  • Black thigh-high stockings
  • Black pumps
  • Jewellery (Earrings and bracelet)
  • Doll stand

Fetish Fatale Véronique Perrin

The Story:
In her delicate, red-hot lingerie set, fashion leader Véronique Perrin sets the tone as she channels seductresses from days past! Offering tons of re-dress possibilities, this fantastic close-up doll is the perfect glamour puss for your collection!
  • 12″ fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Fashion (Bustier with garter belts and matching panties)
  • Red gloves
  • Red thigh-high stockings
  • Red pumps
  • Jewellery (Earrings, bracelet and necklace)
  • Doll stand

Daydream Dasha d’Amboise

The Story:
Elyse Jolie’s best friend and confidante, Dasha d’Amboise is one of the top Parisian fashionistas. The queen of elegance, Dasha loves to relax at home with her absolutely adorable, perfectly groomed puppy, Jojo.
  • 12″ fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Fashion (One-piece pale blue teddy with lace inserts)
  • Pale blue open-toe satin pumps
  • Jewellery (Earrings, bracelet and finger ring)
  • Doll stand
  • BONUS ACCESSORY: Dasha’s lovely pet dog!

Dollface Adèle Makéda

The Story:
W Cosmetics top model and lifelong friend of Véronique Perrin, Adèle Makéda shows everyone how delicate lingerie should be worn! Seen here for the first time in the new “Sunkissed” skin tone, Ms. Makeda is a must have for your collection!
  • 12″ fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Fashion (Two-piece pink lace lingerie set with matching lace garter belt holder)
  • Pale pink thigh-high stockings
  • Pale pink high-heeled pumps
  • Jewellery (Drop earrings, bracelet and finger ring)
  • Pink cigarette holder and cigarette
  • Doll stand

Vamp Agnes Von Weiss

The Story:
Agnes Von Weiss is one of, if not the most controversial characters of the world of Fashion Royalty! Whether she is making a claim to her ancient noble ancestry or makes a bold statement about how she personally invented fake fur, one never knows what to expect with “The Baroness”… That’s why she has become everyone’s favourite socialite!
  • 12″ fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Fashion (Three-piece high-contrast lingerie set)
  • Black nylon thigh-high stockings
  • Black and clear slingback heels
  • Jewellery (Earrings and bracelet)
  • Doll stand
  • BONUS ACCESSORY: Luscious black faux-fur stole!

Friends have already commented on how much softer the face-ups are on these girls compared to normal, and I agree. I am not a huge fan of lingerie dolls but I really do like each of their faces, particularly Dasha. I also love Dasha’s short hair and little doggie! I think Jessy hit the nail on the head with his glamorous vintage-inspired pin-up designs.

So who is your favourite Boudoir girl? Have you pre-ordered? Do let me know in the comments section below.

Faces Of Adèle Adèle Makéda Dressed Doll Gift Set The Fashion Royalty Collection

Faces Of Adèle – 4th W Club 2017 Exclusive Adèle Makéda Gift Set Unveiled

Talk about saving the best for last! The final day of the this year’s Integrity Toys W Club Dolly Days event saw the unveiling of the fourth Exclusive W Club doll of 2017, and this Adèle Makéda Faces Of Adèle Gift Set certainly does not disappoint! In fact, this isn’t just one doll but three dolls as, thanks to the Quickswitch mechanism, she can transform into any of her three sculpts.

In a departure from the usual Quickswitch at the neck, this doll will switch at the upper torso and will feature both the FR 6.0 Bust and the NU.Face 3.0 Bust. The complete set can be displayed using the new ‘Museum Podium Doll Stand’. Faces Of Adèle also includes 2 outfits, lingerie, 1 pair of boot, 2 pairs of shoes, and jewellery!

This is the first time that Fashion Royalty stalwart Adèle has been produced as a Club Exclusive. The Faces Of Adèle gift set was designed by rising Integrity Toys star designer, Jessy Ayala and has reportedly been in production for quite some time. Well, it was worth it and I am very excited to be able to order this set and have all three of Adele’s incarnations!

Without further ado, feast your eyes on all the amazing photos below.

#91422 The ‘Faces Of Adèle’ Adèle Makéda Dressed Doll Gift Set, The Fashion Royalty Collection, 2017 W Club Exclusive

  • Edition Size: TBA
  • Estimated Arrival: Late Spring-Early Summer 2018
  • Pricing: $200.00 US + S & H per Gift Set (Limit of One Per W Club Membership)
  • Head Sculpts: Adèle 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 (All Three Included!)
  • Body: One FR 6.0 Complete Body + 1 FR 6.0 Bust + 1 NU. Face 3.0 Bust
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
  • Skin Tone: A-Tone
  • Hair Color: Raven (V. 1.0), Blond (V. 2.0) and Dark Brunette (V. 3.0)
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied (on All Three Sculpts)
  • Quickswitch: Yes (Switchable at the Torso Level, Not the Neck Knob)

The beautiful Adèle Makéda is a 12.5-inch fully articulated fashion doll that comes with not one, but three different sculpts that encompass the various incarnations of the character through the years. Each head features hand-applied eyelashes and has either fully rooted or velvety soft flocked hair (on Adèle version 1.0) depending on the case. As the bodies feature removable parts, you can swap out Adèle’s look by removing her bust (instead of having to remove the head, solely).

A gorgeous electric pink gown that suits her lovely skin tone to a “T”, an intricately designed daytime dress that features ultra-chic, modern graphic embroideries and a lingerie set that includes two different bras to better display the busts elegantly on the newly developed “Museum Podium” stand are also included with this set. But, best of all, this set also includes all the amazing little extras that you have come to expect from an Integrity Toys gift set- long boots, two pairs of shoes and two complete jewelry sets- just what you will need to make this fashionista look perfectly stylish over and over again! A W Club members-only exclusive.

So, you know how this set is three in one? Well, you can literally have three dolls by ordering the extra body sets on offer for $30! Yes, just $30 dollars extra and you will have THREE complete Adeles! Take my money, now!

faces of adele


Well, I am one happy W Clubber with this amazing Gift Set… but what do you think of the Faces Of Adèle? Will you be adding this(these) beauty(s) to your collection? Let me know in the comments section below!

Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection, Part 2: Goodbye Jolly Ol’ England

After the frenzy, not to mention the technical nightmares, of the Integrity Toys Cyber Sale on Monday, the second announcement of the W Club Dolly Days week saw the unveiling of the last four dolls on the Poppy Parker Swinging London Collection. This half of the collections see Poppy wave goodbye to ol’ London town.

Friday Night Frug Poppy Parker

Friday Night Frug Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll The Swinging London Collection

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: FR White
  • Hair Color: Platinum
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: 825
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Poppy outshines the top British celebrities at one of London’s most affluent clubs, where the entire “who’s who” of the time would go to be “seen”. It’s so easy when you are Poppy Parker to outshine every star!

Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated fashion doll with perfectly rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. She wears a stylish knee-length satin overcoat over a perfectly tailored little black dress. With her sleek hair styled in a swanky braided ponytail and the rest of her look accessorized “just right”, she fits right in with the top British models and celebs of her time!

Where It’s At! Poppy Parker

where its at poppy parker

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: FR White
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: 725
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $160.00 US

As part of her stint in London, Poppy was invited to perform top hits from Bonbon, her French album, on British TV. For the appearances, she hand-picked the absolute grooviest looks! Everyone remembers her TV performances fondly even today, as the videos are still being shared all over the world several generations later!

Poppy is a fully articulated 12-inch fashion doll with groovy rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. This giftset includes two complete outfits, a guitar, jewelry and two pairs of shoes, everything Poppy needed for her costume changes!

Positively Plaid Poppy Parker

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: Japan
  • Hair Color: Auburn
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: TBA (W Club Lottery)
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US
Poppy’s tour of London included a lot of sight-seeing and as the expression says,when in London… Do like a Londoner would!
For her last days in town, Poppy opted for a stylish plaid ensemble to protect herself from the chilly autumn breeze, a chic look that made her feel right at home as she explored the marvels of London one last time!
Poppy Parker is a 12-inch fully articulated doll with luscious, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She comes dressed in a scrumptious plaid ensemble, composed of a lovely cape, a skirt and a matching beret. She completes the look with a modern turtleneck shirt, fishnet stockings and tall electric blue boots. Poppy also comes with her groovy necklace, a pair of painted on “gloved hands”, a purse and earrings. Truly the perfect look for the season!

#PP122 Hold That Tiger! Poppy Parker

  • Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
  • Body: Poppy 1.5
  • Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy Feet with Articulated Ankles
  • Skin Tone: FR Black
  • Hair Color: Raven
  • Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
  • Edition Size: 625
  • Estimated Delivery: Mid-to-Late Spring 2018
  • Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Poppy decided to go full groovy in this absolutely adorable and fun look! She’s ready to party and have fun at one of London’s most modern clubs and show her wild side!

This fantastic Poppy Parker doll is 12-inch tall and fully articulated and features hand-applied eyelashes. Her stylish totally MOD hair is perfectly trimmed in a short, sleek bob and Poppy wears a fun tiger print mini-dress under a bright pink fur coat that absolutely makes an impression at first sight! Shoes, handbag and jewelry complete the look for even more pop!

When I received the email this morning, all bleary-eyed after waiting up as long as I could for it last night (it arrived at 03:45 UK time!), I wasn’t so sure about these dolls. I was expecting something more glam and evening for the last leg of Poppy’s London jaunt. However, now I have had time to study them I really like all of them!

So, what do you think of these girls? Have you pre-ordered any dolls?




London Fashion Doll Festival

London Fashion Doll Festival Tickets are GO!

As the Chairman of the London Fashion Doll Festival, I am delighted that all the hard work from the team in our planning stages has finally paid off and we can now announce that LFDF will be taking place on 30th June 2018 at the V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London. The theme for our inaugural event will be WONDERLAND, in homage to Lewis Carrol’s most eccentrically English creation.

This one-day event will be a celebration of Fashion Dolls, in all their all shapes and sizes, and the adults who adore and collect them. There will be Presentations, Exhibitions, a Sales Space, OOAK Charity Dolls, Raffles and Competitions, Centrepiece Dolls, plus all manner of things… Not to mention a spot of tea and refreshments – Mad Hats optional!

The LFDF 2018 is organised by members of the London Fashion Doll Club, a not for profit organisation dedicated to the love of fashion dolls. Money raised from the day will be donated to the V&A Museum of Childhood and proceeds from our Charity eBay Doll Auctions will be donated to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity.

As well as the activities and attractions mentioned above, the Festival entry price includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Festival goodie bag and gifts
  • One free charity raffle ticket
  • A spot of afternoon tea
  • A strictly limited edition and exclusive fashion by MicroSonik London in your choice of 12 or 16-inch doll scale
  • PLUS a whole heap of surprises!

Additional breakout events will be announced in the next few weeks.

London Fashion Doll Festival tickets are on sale now here. A limited number of Seller’s Tickets are also available which will include entry to the event plus the use of a regular or large sales table during set times during the day.

So whether you collect 12″ or 16″ scale, BJD fashion dolls or Barbie, we can’t wait for you to venture down the rabbit hole to join us in WONDERLAND!

Item # 91429 Malefique Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll The Fashion Royalty® Collection The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale Official Convention Doll Edition Size: 600 Dolls

Malefique Elyse Jolie, the Integrity Toys Fashion Fairytale Convention Doll

The Fashion Fairytale that was the 2017 Integrity Toys 2017 Convention came to a close yesterday with a gala dinner and the unveiling of the Official Convention Doll by non-other than Jason Wu himself. Her name is Malefique Elyse Jolie and here she is:

Malefique Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll The Fashion Royalty® Collection The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Elyse Jolie Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Official Convention Doll
Edition Size: 600 Dolls

It seems Jason is very fond of Elyse at the moment and for some time come to that. I would love to see a more close up look at the dress detail but if I was the recipient of this Eliyse I think I would be very happy. I don’t always like big gowns but I do love a girl all in black! Her hair is great too and I love her make-up.

The ballroom where the Gala Dinner was held was also decorated with Frosted Glamour Adèle Makéda centrepiece dolls.

Item #91430
Frosted Glamour
Adèle Makéda Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Gala Dinner Event Centerpiece Doll
Edition Size: 420 Dolls

I’m not such a fan of this one. I think the bodice gives her a rather unflattering shape. The fabric looks great in the close-up shot though but maybe a little too heavy for the upper half of the dress. Her make-up is to die for!

The build-a-giftset doll, Sweet Dreams Nadja Rhymes, also came to full fruition with her outfit being given out to attendees.
Nadja Rhymes
Item # 82090C
Sweet Dreams
Welcome Multi-Part Giftset
Nadja Rhymes Dressed Doll
The NU. FACE Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Edition Size: 600 Outfits
It was also announced that next year’s convention will be taking place in Portland, Oregon. I’ve always wanted to go there so maybe I should start saving some pennies!

So what do you think of the final Convention dolls? Where you there in person? Do let me know in the comments section below.
Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana Alexandrova

Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana Alexandrova Unveiled at Integrity Toys Convention

The Integrity Toys Fashion Fairytale 2017 convention kicked off in Orlando and the dolls were coming thick and fast if the emails sent out to W Club members. I’ve actually lost count of the number of dolls I have seen. One of the dolls I have been most looking forward to seeing unveiled was the Convention Upgrade doll Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana Alexandrova. Mainly as I have pre-ordered her and we had only been shown a few sketches up until now.

Making a marked return to the FR Collection in the porcelain skin tone, Tatyana is a 12.5-inch fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. This fantastic gift set truly puts forward Tatyana’s, ahem, “love” of animals and includes fabulous mix-and-match pieces to create several looks. The gift set includes a faux-leather, laser-cut “natural edge” skirt, a Dalmatian printed blouse, a luxurious faux-fur coat with bright red lining, a long black satin skirt and separate black satin top (perfect to wear at her favorite fund-raising gala to benefit her local animal shelter, because as you know, she REALLY loves puppies). Set includes two pairs of pumps and Tatyana’s famously red hot cigarette holder!

And here she is in her all her prototype glory.

I am pleased to report I am glad I took the leap (not that I needed much persuading) and pr-ordered her way back in time in March. She looks mighty fine. From IRL pics I have seen from the convention, it looks like she comes with a rather neat suitcase gifset box too.

For coverage of this year’s convention be sure to check out my friend Rogier’s blog as he is lucky enough to be there in person!

What do you think of Tatyana and the other dolls at this year’s convention? Let me know in the comments section below.

Tonner Wonder Woman Doll is now in Store

The long-awaited -and much-anticipated- Wonder Woman doll by Tonner Doll is now on sale on their website. What a beauty she is! After seeing the sneaks at some of the details of the set over the last few months I had high hoped for this incarnation of WW but did have a worry that Tonner would not be able to carry off the likeness and sculpt. I can happily report that those concerns were unfounded. The sculpt and face up is AMAZING! The beauty of Gal Gadot is plain to see.

She is being sold as a standalone doll or as a deluxe/bundle doll with the sword, shield and stand. Here is the site description:

The warrior Princess from Themoscara takes form as a 16” character figure of expertly engineered injected plastic and vinyl. The totally new body has 15 points of articulation and Gal Gadot’s likeness is captured in exquisite detail. The finest saran is use to create lifelike hair set off with an accurate, highly detailed crown.  Battle armor is a must for Wonder Woman and the extreme detail of this set is made for a Goddess.  Accurately sculpted depicting her movie costume, the WW armor consists of a molded breast plate with a genuine leather battle skirt; her armband and gauntlets are made of real metal. Wonder Woman carries her golden lasso in a genuine leather harness.   Boots are made of detailed vinyl and resin.  Figure comes with changeable open hands, fists and gripping hands.

So are you blown away by this wonderful Wonder Woman? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

tonner wonder woman

Christian Siriano Barbie OOAK Collection

Check out The Christian Siriano Barbie OOAK Collection

Mattel has continued its tradition of having designers design for Barbie. Sadly often for only OOAK collections, as also in this case. The designer in question this time is Christian Siriano and he has, rather aptly for him, chosen the various shapes and sizes of the latest Fashionista Barbie dolls to model his designs.

Christian Siriano Barbie

What the Mattel Press Release had to say about the Christian Siriano Barbie Collection

Christian Siriano, top fashion designer known for advocating for body positivity, has partnered with the iconic doll to launch a one-of-a-kind collection showcasing red carpet glamour on the four different Barbie® body types found in the brand’s Fashionistas® line.

Four of the one-of-a-kind Barbie looks were inspired by red carpet moments Siriano designed for celebrities, which showcase the evolution of red carpet beauty. The final doll’s gown was inspired by the designer’s Resort 2018 collection to complete the diverse line-up. Siriano continues to challenge the fashion industry’s standards by being more inclusive—a shared value for the Barbie brand.

“Barbie has always been a huge inspiration to me and I’m honored to be teaming up with this iconic brand,” said Christian Siriano. “It’s especially exciting to be designing an array of inclusive and diverse doll looks that can allow girls to see themselves better represented when they play. It was incredible to recreate iconic red carpet moments and dress my latest muse, Barbie, in a new look from my Resort 2018 collection.”

Over the past three years, the Barbie brand has infused a variety of skin tones, body types, hairstyles and fashions into its line—making it the most diverse doll line on the market. The brand is a better reflection of the girls who play with them, and culturally depicts a broader view of beauty currently seen on runways, red carpets, in magazines and with the rise of social media influencers.

“Barbie is a fashion icon—she’s been dressed by a multitude of designers over the years who have used her as a canvas to reflect beauty of the moment,” said Sejal Shah Miller, VP Global Marketing of Barbie. “We are thrilled that Christian is the next designer to be inspired by Barbie and is showcasing a diverse and inclusive view of red carpet looks.”

The Barbie Fashionistas segment continues to exceed expectations, as sales of the line see high double-digit growth globally. Diversity continues to roll out across brand content, marketing and product, including the Fantasy, Entertainment and Careers segments.

Christian Siriano Barbie

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