Saturday, October 27, 2012

Come to My Window ... the Supercooldollhouse Entry!


Drum rolls ... and below awaits a super cool entry from a super cool dude

"I think I hear something."

Folks, I think it's time for another round of applause. And some nice comments.

Target's Ultimate Disney Princesses 2012

Been to a Target store lately? Then you may have seen the latest of the Disney Princess fashion doll sets ... "Ultimate Disney Princesses," a Target exclusive set. This set of seven Disney princesses joins Merida to the Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana line up.

I notice that Merida falls into the shorter doll category along with Ariel and Rapunzel. Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, and Tiana seem closer to 11.5". Merida's head also looks bigger than that of the other dolls. Pains me to say that because she is one of the Disney dolls that I might have liked to add to my collection. Shrug. Perhaps I will try Muff's head shrinking process on some of them.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photo Contest Extension and Prizes Noted



Entries can be sent to d7ana AT starting 12:01 pm Eastern Standard Time on September 22, 2012. Deadline for entry submissions is 12:01 pm Eastern Standard Time on October 27, 2012.


Grand Prize Winner: Sixty-three clutch/handbag/backpack accessories AND your choice of ONE Halloween Kelly or Halloween Kelly Friend doll shown in this post OR any THREE Halloween Kelly or Halloween Kelly Friend shown in this post.

Honorable Mention: Any TWO remaining Halloween Kelly or Halloween Kelly Friend dolls

Finalist: Any ONE remaining Halloween Kelly or Halloween Kelly Friend doll

Runner Up: Any ONE remaining Halloween Kelly or Halloween Kelly Friend doll


Fellow contest participants and readers will vote for a Grand Prize Winner and three other winners - an honorable mention, a finalist, and a runner up - from 12:02 pm Eastern Standard Time on October 20, 2001 until 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on October 27, 2012.

Here are photos of the prizes:

Kelly as Clown and Kerstie as Dragon

Nikki as Pumpkin and Tommy as Dragon

? as Spider and Tommy as Mummy

Monday, October 22, 2012

Who Wears it Best? Bargain Guys & Halloween Costume

Here's another "Who Wears it Best?" post. One costume, two dolls.




Beau or Johnny? You decide.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prettie Girls Update

Remember the special limited edition Obama 2012 Prettie Girl Sophia dolls by One World Project? Well, I did and here is the latest per that website. The Sophia doll - available in a blue ball gown or in a white tee shirt and jeans - will ship in time for Christmas 2012. So if you have an interest in political dolls or commemorative dolls, see if these dolls will win a place in your collection. Only 2,012 dolls will be created. The Classic Editions will cost $49.95 - markdown alert, price had been $79.95 - while the Signature Editions will cost $149.95; the Signature Edition includes a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity by designer Stacey McBride-Irby.

I had cancelled my order for them - alas - but I look forward to seeing anyone else's photos of them. (Yes, that is a hint to DBG.)

Anyone buying? Nosy me ;-D

P.S. The other Prettie Girls are due April 2013. I am still interested.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Monster High Clones ... Midnight Magic

Here is the backstory for the new Monster High clones, Midnight Magic: four teenaged friends sip a magic potion left out by an absent-minded professor and poof! Each receives a different magic power. Patty, Audra, Melanie, and Katie become Pippa, Adele, Mila, and Kayley from midnight until dawn. Their complexions turn as well - Pippa gets gray complexion and black hair; Adele gets pink complexion and black hair with pink streaks; Mila gets blue complexion and blue with purple hair; and Kayley gets purple complexion with dark reddish hair.

The most magical aspect of these dolls is their price: $5.00 each. Yes. And I saw them at Family Dollar stores in Philadelphia, PA. If you would like to see the dolls online, they have a website. Brought to you by the makers of Lovely Patsy.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Also at Big Lots ... Blond Boys ;-D

I just wanted to add a note to Muff's cool post about her Big Lots! finds. Some of our favorite 12" men were there, too. Yes, Big Lots! still has Power Team guys. Four of the guys seen were new to me. There was only one brunet guy. (Brunet guy is Gene in EastPhilly and Jose Figueroa in Grandville.) No Black or other ethnic guys. Shrug. Maybe someone else bought them out before me? Possibly. I don't usually see a group of blond guys like this. There are usually brunet guys as well.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PhillyCollector Offline for a While

Sorry for no new posts; I will be offline for a while. So I am not being rude (or ruder than usual, lol) or ignoring anyone. I have some posts in the works to be uploaded when I get ample time at a few libraries. Thanks to all who stop by and leave comments. Glad you are still "there" for me ;-D

Friday, October 5, 2012

Target Exclusive Monster High Scarily Ever After

Remember I mentioned the Scarily Ever After Monster High Target exclusives? Well, they are HERE in Philly. Twenty-four dollars and ninety-nine cents. (Gulp.) So those interested, go check them out. For those passing fanciers, here are photos of the dolls in real life.

Little Dead Riding Hood

Snow Bite


Not for Contest Entry ... A Vampire and a Window

Oh, it's that time of the year again ... leaves turn orange and descend and vampires overset cars and attack drivers ...

These photos cannot be contest entries because I submitted them. (The sponsor is not supposed to enter, to win, etc.) But I had this scene in my head and thwat! here are the results. I wonder if she should have blood trickling from a head wound? It is a pity that her mouth is closed - shouldn't she be screaming? But then, since this is a seasonal annoyance, perhaps not. We don't scream when flies descend, do we?