Friday, May 4, 2012

Translation Service on Blogger!

BloggerBlog announced a Translation gadget that we can add to our blogs. I've added it to mine tonight.

I just need to watch using so many American idioms. Hello World. Bonjour.

Smackdown Doll Sale: $8-12 + $12 Postage + Today

Okay, time to get ruthless about reducing my collection. I am tired of tripping over things and feeling that I am missing out on display fun. So it's Sales Time! And here are the terms:

1. Anything that goes under this sale, must be paid today via PayPal. (Only exception: items going outside U.S. - to Canada, Mexico, overseas, etc. Those items will get weighed and must be paid on May 5, 2012.)

2. Select individual dolls will cost $8.00; boxed doll pairs will cost $12.00.

3. Postage in the U.S. is $12.00 for one doll or $12.00 for multiple dolls. Postage to places outside the U.S. will depend on actual costs.

4. This sale ends 10:08 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

5. Availability updates will be posted as a new comment. If something sells, I will mention that sale in a comment under this post.

6. Please send queries as a comment to this post. I will not be publishing the requests. But it'll be easier to monitor the queries if they come in one place.

From my DollPage list, these dolls are under this sale:

Black Fairytale Ken

Skipper Slumber Party set

Kmart Just Girlz

Barbie DOTW: Princess of Holland

These dolls from a previous Sale post:

My Scene Delancey and Nolee - $12.00 for both dolls

Barbie Fashion Fever Wave N - Styled by Me 27084 34555 H0644
Pink-taupe-white-black print shirt; tan miniskirt etc. 

Barbie Fashion Fever Wave R - Modern Trends 27084 33808
Gray-taupe-pink tweed on white jacket

Barbie Fashion Fever Wave R - Modern Trends 27084 29702 H0644 J1326
Purple spangly top; pinstriped faded jeans

Barbie Fashion Fever Wave V 27084 29737 H0644
Peachy pink mini dress w. purple trim at hem etc.

Barbie Fashion Fever Holiday 27084 40589 K0841
Red net over silver dress; silver fox "fur"; red platform heeled sandals etc.

Barbie Fashion Fever 2006 line 27084 44745
Tiered pink knit mini dress; white purse

Barbie Fashion Fever 2007 line 27084 48621
Black bolero jacket w. puff sleeves; pink w. black dots blouse; black capris etc.

Ken Fashion Fever 2006 line 27084 44748 K8411 K8421
Light gray pullover with pink-multi graphic; black messenger bag; blue jeans etc.

Kurt Fashion Fever Wave S Modern Trends  27084 29707 H0644 J1331
Olive-beige multi print long sleeved shirt; distressed black jeans; black boots etc.


My Scene Nolee Just Chillin', 2003

My Scene Goes Hollywood, 2005 2 outfits 

Barbie DOTW: Polish

Bead Blast Barbie, 1997

Birthstone Beauties: May Miss Emerald (Black) 2007

Birthstone Beauties: November Miss Topaz (White) 2007

Barbie as Veronica, 2005

Barbie Diaries Courtney, 2005

Butterfly Art Barbie, 1998 (1 doll)

Butterfly Art Teresa, 1998 (1 doll)

 I Love Lucy: “Job Switching” Lucy & Ethel, 2008. NRFB, $12.00

 Barbie outfit Fashion Trend 2003 Peasant blouse and skirt

Barbie outfit Fashion Trend 2003 Denim halter, leather skirt

Sideshow Collectibles Planet of the Apes (Original) Taylor NRFB

Shedding the Collector Perspective

"Why on earth is all of your doll stuff still in plastic and boxes, etc? Do you ever play with your stuff?" Vanessa in Comment for "FS: Kenmore My First Kitchen on eBay"

Well, let's see ... why so many things still in boxes? I don't want stuff to get dusty? I can always have something new to open? If I open it, I will lose it among the other stuff? The box graphics and the doll pose are too precious to undo? I got it on sale and am not sure I really want to keep it? Wouldn’t that be unfair to someone else who would miss that just-opened-freshness? Suppose I “kicked it” tomorrow, how will my family identify what is left? Of course, their first thoughts will be, “how to distribute these fine collectibles to deserving enthusiasts?” Or I go into a coma after being hit by a driver who willfully ignores the “pedestrians have the right of way law in the state of Pennsylvania?” Whew. Ummm … surely I am not the only collector/enthusiast who has anxieties about the fate of my collection after I am no longer capable of overseeing it? Let’s see a “show of hands” …


I suppose that is part of the reason. I can still set the boxes up in a corner if I just wanted to retain the artwork. But to keep the dolls still there ... that's more for saving them, preserving them for some future generation to appreciate. Like I am the onliest bastion for modern dolls and action figures. No one else has ever or would ever be able to record these wonderful creations if I did not. Only now ... grace of the Internet ... I don't have to be the only bastion for the preservation of modern dolls and action figures. There are MANY others recording and photographing modern dolls - some, many even, better at photography than me. 

(Aside to the peanut gallery, okay, photography is NOT my strong point.)

So I really don't have to preserve ... by golly, I can PLAY. I can enjoy them. 

Flash image to self and dolls and action figures running unimpeded down a long brightly lit corridor.

"Free at last, free at last!"

Okay, hyperbole is, if not my strong point, a familiar one. But I do feel that there is a difference between being a collector-caterpillar and evolving into a enthusiast-butterfly. Enthusiasts have wings to fly!