Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15th - October 15th

Hola! Today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States of America. The cultures and the contributions made to the country by Hispanic Americans will be in the spotlight from now until October 15th. Since I am not aware of any Hispanic fashion doll designers or action figure designers, I will share information about Hispanic dolls and/or action figures in my collection or that I would like in my collection. (If anyone knows any Hispanic toy designers, please share that information. Send a link or links here and I'll add them to a separate post. Thanks in advance - smile.)

These three lovely Hispanic dolls are from the 2002 Fashion Forward line that was produced by Integrity Toys and Jason Wu using Helene Hamilton's Hispanic Candi face mold. Whew. Quite a mouthful, hmm? That's my over-simplified version of this part of Candi doll history.

Note: to see catalog photos of these dolls, please click the last word here.

Fashion Forward 2002 Hispanic Candis

Ultra Chic Candi

On the Go Candi

Sublime Elegance Candi

Ultra Chic Candi's accessories

Pssst ... interested in having a Hispanic Candi of your own? Well, visit My Favorite DollMargaret Matsui has a Holiday Candi Toast on sale for $15.00 USD. The wine red dress with the puffed skirt alone is worth the $15.00 easily. I have the Asian Holiday Candi Toast so I know of what I speak. Gorgeous. And she comes with a bottle of champagne and two long-stemmed glasses ... doll-sized, of course.

Wait, forget I mentioned this doll being on sale. Give me time to get one okay? No, I am joking. I really don't need the dress again OR the doll again. Really. Truly.

Oh, and you might also add one or both of the International Swedish Candis. Might. I'm not twisting anyone's arm. Wink.


AilanthusAltissima said...

I have a Sublime Elegance Candi and she is a very beautiful doll. The Jason Wu Candi dolls were fantastic. His creativity in reinterpreting the headmolds was amazing.

D7ana said...

If I had to choose only ONE Candi doll, I would choose Jason Wu's Sublime Elegance. I love her face screening and those masses of tawny red hair.

I confess, I was aware of the Helene Hamilton solo Candis and then the Mikelman Candis, but I didn't get a serious interest in them until Jason Wu began designing the dolls. I mean those three dolls all have the same face mold, but look at the variety ... stunning and unparalleled dolls.

Dollz4Moi said...

I have quite a few Candi dolls. Love the ladies. I also have the Hispanic & Asian Holiday Toast dolls. I will try to contribute some of the hispanic dolls I have :O)

D7ana said...

Thanks, Dollz4Moi! I look forward to seeing them ;-D

Niel Camhalla said...

Know what, I failed to leave a comment for this entry because after reading this, I followed the links you provided and searched for Candi dolls being sold online! Had it been easy and the gratification of buying instant, I would have my own Candi doll now. Hahaha.

Having been demotivated by the loooooonnnnnggg wait of buying dolls online when I wanted an instant gratification, I resorted to my stash of dolls and found my BFC Ink doll. I noticed the the similarities with Candi and since I have two of BFC Aliesha head, one will undergo a repaint to give her a more sophisticated make-up similar to Candi. :)

D7ana said...

Again, Niel, I have to tip my hat to your artistry. Your BFC Ink. Aliesha doll looks GREAT. Her rebodying changed her from little girl to sumptious young woman. And I thought your transformation of one of the Olsen twins to former President Corazon Aquino was inspiring. So I look forward to seeing your photos of Aliesha-as-Candi.