The DollObserververs.com Spring Marcelo Jacob Giveaway

Spring Giveaway: A Gorgeous 12″ Marcelo Jacob Outfit

DollObservers.com is having a Spring Giveaway! Up for grabs, we have a Marcelo Jacob one of a kind 12″ fashion doll pantsuit in a green and floral design. This outfit is simply perfect for Spring! Marcelo is a very talented designer of doll clothes based in Spain and he was kind enough to donate this outfit for a member giveaway. All you have to do is be a member of the site and like and comment on the post currently pinned to the top of our homepage.

If you aren’t already a member then be sure to register now. The winner will be picked at random and announced on 30/04/17.

Marcelo Jacob Spring Giveaway 12" Outfit

For more info about Marcelo and his amazing work check out his website: marcelojacob.com

DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards Winners Announcement

The DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards 2017: Winners Announcement

DollObservers.com is pleased to announce that our 2017 Fashion Doll Awards Winners have been chosen. Over the last month, and after our members made their nominations, the Fashion Doll Community has been voting in their hundreds. These awards represent the very best of the dolls, designers, artists, retailers and bloggers and more over the last year. This year we also have a special new award, the “Fashion Doll Community Friend’. All those taking part in the public vote were invited to nominate the person they felt had contributed the most to our community.

This year we also have a special new award, the “Fashion Doll Community Friend’. All those taking part in the public vote were invited to nominate the person they felt had contributed the most to our community. So without further ado here are our winners, as voted for by our community.

Our 2017 Fashion Doll Awards Winners Are:

Best Playline Fashion Doll

Best Playline Fashion Doll WINNER - Made to Move Barbie by MATTEL

Best Playline Fashion Doll WINNER – Made to Move Barbie by MATTEL

Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll

Best Vinyl:Plastic Fashion Doll WINNER - Miss Amour Poppy Parker by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll WINNER – Miss Amour Poppy Parker by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Collectable Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll

Best Resin:Porcelain:BJD Fashion Doll WINNER - Holiday Gene Marshall Doll It happened on 5th Ave by JAMIESHOW

Best Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll WINNER – Holiday Gene Marshall Doll It happened on 5th Ave by JAMIESHOW

Best Convention Exclusive Fashion Doll

Best Convention Exclusive Fashion Doll WINNER - Glamazon Adèle by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Convention Exclusive Fashion Doll WINNER – Glamazon Adèle by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Celebrity Fashion Doll

Best Celebrity Fashion Doll WINNER - Monster High Zomby Gaga By MATTEL

Best Celebrity Fashion Doll WINNER – Monster High Zomby Gaga By MATTEL

Best Fashion Doll Accessory

Best Fashion Doll Accessory WINNER - Style Lab Give It Up Fashion Set by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best Fashion Doll Accessory WINNER – Style Lab Give It Up Fashion Set by INTEGRITY TOYS

Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist

Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist WINNER - Noel Cruz

Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist WINNER – Noel Cruz

Best Fashion Doll Designer

Best Fashion Doll Designer WINNER - Carlyle Nuera at THE BARBIE COLLECTION

Best Fashion Doll Designer WINNER – Carlyle Nuera at THE BARBIE COLLECTION

Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer

Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER - Marlbe.com

Best Independent Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER – Marlbe.com

Best Corporate Fashion Doll Retailer

Best Corporate Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER - Integrity Toys Direct

Best Corporate Online Fashion Doll Retailer WINNER – Integrity Toys Direct

Best Fashion Doll Blog

Best Fashion Doll Blog WINNER - The Fashion Doll Chronicles : Stratos Bacalis

Best Fashion Doll Blog WINNER – The Fashion Doll Chronicles/Stratos Bacalis

The 2017 Fashion Doll Innovations Award: Best Customer Relations

The 2017 Fashion Doll Innovations Award -Best Customer Relations WINNER - Integrity Toys

The 2017 Fashion Doll Innovations Award -Best Customer Relations WINNER – Integrity Toys

The ‘Fashion Doll Community Friend’ Award.

This is a new award for 2017 to celebrate an individual who has contributed to the Fashion Doll Community over the last year. All those taking part in the public vote were invited to nominate.

The 2017 DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards ‘Fashion Doll Community Friend’ Award WINNER - Pat Henry

The 2017 DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards ‘Fashion Doll Community Friend’ Award WINNER – Pat Henry of Fashion Doll Quarterly

So there we have it. Our Fashion Doll Awards are over for another year. Did your favourites win? Do you disagree? Let me know in the comments below… but remember, this is all for fun!

My Muse Magazine goes from strength to strength

My Muse issue number 2 dropped into my inbox a couple of days ago and I must say I have enjoyed it immensely. Whilst not all dolls featured would be my chosen type, the photography is so invention and stunningly undertaken that I simply don’t mind! This magazine really is a feast for the eyes and is rather inspirational in its representation of dolls as works of art.

There’s also a rather fun dress making and photography competition in this month’s issue!

My Muse Website

My Muse Facebook Page

integrity toys fashion royalty 2011

Integrity Toys Unveils More of Their 2011 Line-up

During a Toy Fair Online Unveiling Event webinar, exclusively for members of Integrity Toys’ W Club, designers and creators at the company unveiled the upcoming dolls for 2011. Lines due for an update included Dynatmite Girls, Fashion Royalty, FR2,  FR: Monogram, Nu: Face and Poppy Parker. The sheer number and variety on show was rather overwhelming, to say the least.

Here is a small slice of what we have to look forward to:

The Dynamite Girls

The Dynamite Girls Check Mates Collection

The Dynamite Girls are hitting the beaches on the upper east coast this summer for a much needed vacation from the hustle and bustle of the fashion world in New York.  Joining Jett, Sooki and Aria is a new guy in town.  His name is Kyu and he’s a Korean Pop singer.  He’s in New York for a photo shoot that the girls are styling, but he may be sticking around a bit longer now.

Summer Daze Kyu Fashion Figure

The Dynamite Girls see several male characters introduced to the line included this rather handsome chap Kyu.

TheThe Dynamite Girls Plastic Inevitable Colletion

Above is the Dynamite Girls Plastic inevitable Collection. This new collection is inspired by New York’s bustling art and counter-culture scene of the late 1960s and early 1980s.  Two new guys join the Dynamite Girls in this collection.  Auden is an in-demand hair and makeup artist and Remi is becoming a top fashion photographer in the industry.  Together, with the girls, they make a great team!

New FR: Monogram Collection

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Above is the New FR: Monogram collection, Passionate, Bemused and Envied…

Fashion Royalty The New Close-ups Collection

Fashion Royalty Close-ups Collection

Fashion Royalty The New Close-ups Collection

2010 Fall/Holiday Tonner collection goes live

In yet more Tonner news; it was announced yesterday that the very latest 2010 Fall/Holiday collection had gone live on the Tonner Doll site.

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Scarecrow is a chick ...oh my!

Quite a mixed bunch at first glance with variations on several ongoing themes such as shrunken a Harry Potter and female variations of the Wizard of Oz trio of male characters. Interesting to some I’m sure but not really floating my boat. Some of the

Some progress on the proper fashion doll front though, if a little meagre. But nice to see some action in the Tyler camp with be-wigged basic dolls and a denim theme boutique collection. Oh and a few Antoinette gals too.

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The 2010 DOTY winners announced!

Doll Reader magazine has announced the 2010 DOTY Public’s’s Choice Winners. I must say I am unfamiliar with all of these dolls (especially the baby dolls… shudders!). A shame also not to see a Superdoll on the list this year too!

Children’s Play Doll: Lola, by JC Toys Group

Collectible Baby Doll: Pretty in Pink, by Ashton-Drake Galleries

Collectible Miniature: Doll Blossom, by Askton-Drake Galleries

Collectible Fashion and/or BJD: Simply Alice, by Kimberly Lasher, Lasher Studios

Collectible Vinyl/Plastic Doll, Less than $175: Centennial Rose Patsy, by Effanbee Doll Co.

Collectible Vinyl/Plastic Doll, More than $175: Romy, by Heidi Plusczok

Collectible Porcelain Doll: Marilyn Monroe – Eternally Marilyn, the Franklin Mint

Collectible Manufacturer’s Artist Doll, Less than $250: Jada, by Monika Peter-Leicht, MasterPiece Dolls

Collectible Manufacturer’s Artist Doll, More than $250: Shani, by Hildegard Günzel

Artist Baby Doll: Annie, by Kathy Smith-Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Originals

Artist Miniature Doll: Livia – Victorian Bride, Anna Hardman

Artist Doll, Less than $1,250: Allison, by Henry and Zofia Zawieruszynski

Artist Doll, More than $1,250: Schneewittchen, Princess Snow White, Hildegard Günzel

OOAK Dolls, Less than $1,250: Captured, by Roxanna Maria Sullivan

OOAK Dolls, More than $1,250: Our Small Sister, by Gabriele Mueller for Gaby-Dolls

Haute Doll magazine bows out

One of the brightest stars in the fashion doll world will soon be no more

It is with great sadness that I have learnt that Haute Doll magazine, a perennial favourite amongst fashion doll lovers, will soon be no more. It seems that the the publishers has become yet another victim to the ongoing economic downturn and have decided to ‘retire’ from publishing as from the July/September issue.

Although the magazine will no longer be published as is we do know that it will become a ‘supplement’ in Doll Reader, published by Madavor Media. The first of these is due to be published in October. It is not yet known if there will continue to be the exclusive dolls that we have come to know and look out for. Particularly the Sybarite lovers amongst us who have long benefited from the special relationship the Superfrock boys had with HD.

Facebook bans doll nipples!

Facebook has entered into the it’s very own controversial nipple-gate scandal after banning a photo belonging Victoria Buckley  a jewellery designer from Sydney, Australia to showing a nude doll designed by Marina Bychkova of Enchanted Doll in Canada. These are no ordinary dolls either but beautiful works of art and can cost thousands of dollars. The photo was used to display and illustrate the designer’s jewellery and posted on her Facebook fan page. The doll also forms an aspect of Victoria’s window display in her actual store in Sydney, with no complaints thus far.

Not since Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction‘ has a normal part of female anatomy caused quite so much controversy. Well in the doll community at least!

Follow this link to read the full story!

Say hello to Maverick!

The Superfrock boys are very close to releasing an all new Sybarite body design. To mark the event there will be 2, very last “Mark 2” body dolls, released at a very limited release of 75. The old body moulds have been destroyed and these gals will be the very last of their kind!

The first doll, which landed on planet Superfrock today, is called Maverick. This rather lovely doll sports the Venus D’Royce clone face. Many fans have likened her looks to the basic Venus, released a couple of years ago. I have to agree… to a degree. However the face-up does have very subtle differences and colouring. And she is nevertheless gorgeous! The wig is to die for and the outfit sublime! Go to Superfock now to see for yourself and look out for her sister Mantilla coming very soon!!

This is her blurb:

“the GATEKEEPERS
Maverick ED: 75
(as seen in promo image for 2010 Valentine excl. gown ‘After Midnight’)
Venus d’Royce. clone: 777.
Neutral yet colourful. Serene yet demanding!
Gorgeous Venus appears in shades of nude and reptile with
just a dash of DAYGLO lime! Chantilly lace nude mantilla, silk satin and silk chiffon backless midrif blouse, lime beaded skirt, crystal and metalic hose. ankle boots in faux lizard!
10 matching bracelets and dark burnt plum armlets. hairbows in matching lime and nude corsage!
Turquoisey jade eyes, neurtral shadow, pale guava lips & applied brown eyelashes.
Everything you ever wanted in a gate keeper… and then some.”

Mattel’s Mad Hatter!

Although I am not exactly a fan of Tim Burton I am a fan of the Alice in Wonderland story. So I must say my first look at this photo of Mattel’s Johnny Depp‘s Mad Hatter have rather impressed me. The sculpt looks amazingly accurate and the outfit has great attention to detail. Here is the Mattel blurb:

“Tim Burton brings his unique take on a favorite story to the Disney film, Alice in Wonderland. Here, the Mad Hatter doll wears a costume exactingly re-created from the movie. From his delightful top hat that frames his cartoonish features and curly red locks to his colorful costume, this is one adorable doll you’ll go mad for!”

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