Thursday, November 28, 2013

Halloween Photo Contest Kelly and Friends Leaving for New Homes

Halloween Kelly and Friends to be Chosen

Okay, the kiddies will be going to their new homes: Super Cool Doll House chose Dragon Tommy and ethnic Peppermint Kelly. So the remaining contest prizes are

Mummy Tommy (blond) and Spider Belinda (black hair pulled back)

I Can Be a Nurse Kelly (blond) and ethnic The Princess and the Pauper Kelly (brunette)

Pumpkin Nikki and Clown Kelly (both blond)

I'm contacting the remaining contestants to remind them of their prizes and to ask them for their choice of doll and sites to be tweeted.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

toyhaven: Comparison of 1/6th scale 12-inch Action Figure Bo...

Here's a link to @lex of Toyhaven's recent post showing the pose-ability of three playscale action figures. MUST see for those seeking new articulated male figures. These are not your average Kens or Joes. Enjoy the photos AND the descriptions ...

toyhaven: Comparison of 1/6th scale 12-inch Action Figure Bo...

Okay, I will say it for you: bring on the buff guys. LOL. Could not resist.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

New So In Style Prom Dolls

L'ubo, a regular on Facebook's So in Style and other doll groups, shared links to the new So In Style Prom dolls. I am sharing those links here for S.i.S. fans to view. Alas, these are basic dolls - limited articulation, but they have new hair styles and new fashions.

(Ack! What am I typing?! At this time? New hair styles and outfits? But hey, it is news. Maybe the new fashions will inspire someone? Sigh.)

Well, here are the links:




Please note: the Amazon web site and the links have some typos for Grace and Kara. Grace has become "Chandra" while Kara is called "Chandra" on one line. Huh? You say. Check the photos, I answer and wink.

Thanks again, L'ubo for sharing the photos and the links.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More Disney Princess Doll Collections - Nine and Eleven Doll Sets!

Dear Disney Princess Doll Collection Fans:

J.C. Penney is offering a nine-doll Disney Princess set. The dolls are NOT articulated, but here is a chance to own a Disney Princess set including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida. No Mulan. No Pocahontas. Remember, the new Frozen dolls will not join the Princess doll sets until next year. Penney offers a few glowing reviews from parents. I found some collector-enthusiast reviews on Flickr

 (Aside: J.C. Penney also has a sale on the individual playscale Disney Princess dolls - 2 or more for $10.00. A single doll is $12.00.)

Whoa, but what about the ELEVEN doll set? That set is available through the Disney Store in the U.S. AND in the U.K. On the plus side, these dolls are articulated. The 11-doll set includes Mulan and Pocahontas. Yay! They are articulated at the elbows and at the wrists; I am not sure of the knees. The knees look like click bend knees. Well, you cannot have everything.

What are the U.S. collection costs? For the 9-doll set, $90.00. For the 11-doll set, $119.95.

Were I in a buying frame, I would buy the larger set because I like the Pocahontas, the Mulan doll, the Tiana, the Snow White, and surprise - the Merida in this set. Why? Except for Merida, they seem to have smaller heads than usual. Yes, Merida has her usual golf ball head. But she and Tiana are my favorites among the princesses so the extreme roundness of her head ... meh ... not so intolerable as usual. 

Then again, since I only like five of the dolls, I would buy wiser getting them individually. 

What would your preference be?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Halloween Photo Contest: The Kelly and Friends Prizes


Snap! Strike a pose: here are the photos of the award dolls. A request first.

Dear Contest Winners,
Super Cool Doll House gets first choice of any two dolls. Mark, please send your choices to me at this email address - d7ana AT - AND please include a mailing address where you can receive the dolls. Madeboxer, Niel, and Patti, let me know how you would rank the dolls in order of preference and a mailing address; I will get back to you with the doll you won. Thanks again for your participation - I could NOT have done the Contest without you.

Mummy Tommy (blond) and Spider Belinda (black hair pulled back)

I Can Be a Nurse Kelly, Ethnic Peppermint Kelly, and Ethnic The Princess and the Pauper Kelly

Pumpkin Nikki, Dragon Tommy, and Clown Kelly (all blond)

NOTE: I am aware of the harrowing conditions in the Philippines. Running a contest at this time, while people are struggling for basics like fresh, potable water, food, clothing, and shelter, does feel a little bizarre and a lot callous. I don't know if Niel is safe let alone able to access the Internet.

Thirteen million people affected. I can barely think of that many people in those conditions - but that's what is happening now. It is good to see others working to help those in need. Wishing and praying for as prompt and safe a restoration as possible to all there.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mixis Girls on Pinterest

It's happened. The Mixis dolls are on Pinterest. Yes, that fab quartet ...





I mean OFFICIAL YNU Group Incorporated photos. Check them out on their new board.  Like the photos, comment on them, and pin them. If you like them on Facebook, extend that love on Pinterest. Then they can produce the next line of dolls.

(Yes, I am blatantly transparent. No, I am NOT getting a kickback. I just really, really want those dolls ;-D)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran Day and Related Links

Happy Veteran Day!

I would like to thank all veterans for their service to the United States of America. So I am sharing these Veteran Day links:

Salute to Our Favorite Playscale Veteran

List of G.I. Joes modeled after real people

Relevant quotes

A "humorous" military mini video - warning, adult language and references

I hope you enjoy them and pass them on to your favorite veteran(s).

Veteran Day Sale

11% Off Any US Military Forces
Complete Figure Sets
or Complete Uni Sets

Cotswold Collectibles is having a Veteran Day Sale!

Offer Expires: November 13th, 2013 at 6:00 pm (Pacific)

NOTE: New Orders Only of In-Stock Items

Veteran Day Sale items cannot be combined with any other special or discounted pricing.

Qualifying Sales Items must be paid by Friday, November 15th, 2013 to retain the discount. Unfortunately, they are not accepting rain checks for this sale.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Halloween Photo Contest Update: The Super Cool Results are In!


First, let us applaud the artistic skills and generosity of

Heather for her adorable witch banner

and these contributing doll and action figure photographers:




and Pattisdolls

 Drumroll ...

The Grand Prize - goes to SuperCoolDollhouse. Whooo whooo! Stomp, stomp; clap, clap. Please e-mail me your list of any 20 webpages - your blog or other website(s) - so that I can tweet them. I will be posting the Halloween Kelly/Kelly friends dolls next so you can let me know which two dolls get to move to the Super Cool Doll House world.

First Prize - is a tie between DollDelusionsbyNiel and "TheMadDeboxer" Whooo whooo! Stomp, stomp; clap, clap. Please e-mail me your list of any 10 webpages - your blog or other website(s) - so that I can tweet them. Then, let me know your choice of a Halloween Kelly/Kelly Friends doll - after SCDH submits his choices - you would like.

Second Prize -  goes to "Pattisdolls" Whooo whooo! Stomp, stomp; clap, clap. Please e-mail me your list of any 8 webpages - your blog or other website(s) - so that I can tweet them. Then, let me know your choice of a Halloween Kelly/Kelly Friends doll - from those remaining - that you would like.

Thanks to all participants - both art contributors AND art appreciating voters. You all make the doll and action figure enthusiasts world that much brighter.

I will be posting the doll prize photos next, waiting for requests, and then tweeting those pages.

Studio 126's Action Figure Hand Replacement Tutorial

How many of you - like me - have at least one ham-fisted Power Team or glove-hand Action Man whose hands you would like to upgrade to "normal?" If you would like to see a tutorial on how to replace those over-sized mitts, check Studio 126's post on his Adventures in Playscale blog.

May you enjoy the photos.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bern Nadette (Good Times) Stannis Fans? Doll Alert

Okay, some of you might be ready to scream if you read the words, "Prettie Girls" at this blog one more time.

I sympathize. I do. But I want to slip in one last bit of news. Promise. This will end the Prettie Girls post for this week. This being Sunday, ha ha.

Angelic Dreamz alerts readers that One World Doll Project, creators of the new Prettie Girls dolls, will have a new Celebrity Collectors doll based on actress Bern Nadette Stanis who played Thelma, the smart-mouthed daughter, on 1970's sitcom "Good Times." You can check for this new doll in December 2013. And the price will probably be higher than the basic Prettie Girls dolls as the other Celebrity Collectors Cynthia Bailey doll is at $69.95.

So celebrity doll fans or "Good Times" fans or Bern Nadette Stanis fans rejoice. Another new celebrity doll will be available. How close the likeness is, though, cannot be determined. Wouldn't a personalized face sculpt be nice? Guess we will see next month.

Prettie Girls Review Links

They've barely been out but there are two review for the Prettie Girls Lena doll. Lena is the African American doll in this multi-ethnic group. Debbie B. Garrett of Black Doll Collecting and RoxanneRoxanne of Roxanne's Dolls have head to toe reviews. Debbie also has an additional blog post showing Lena redressed in a Stardoll (Barbie) fashion.  So if you wanted to see how the Prettie Girls dolls look among other playscale dolls and action figures, go see those blog posts.

If you write a review for any of the dolls in this series, let me know the URL for the review if you would like that shared here. Each person reviewing these dolls or any dolls/action figures will see something different that might help others decide to buy or not to buy them.

Angelic Dreamz has joined The Doll Genie as an alternate source for the Prettie Girls dolls.

Say, Debbie and Roxanne, would either of you mind if I pinned one of your Prettie Girls Lena comparison photographs to my Pinterest Prettie Girls Board? I will link back to your blog post. Good to get the description of the dolls out before the Black Friday rush, hmm? Thanking you in advance, regardless of your response.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finnick Doll | Barbie Collector

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finnick Doll | Barbie Collector

We thought he would only be available at Toys R Us.

We were wrong.

Hunger Games Catching Fire Finnick Doll is available through Barbie Collector online. That opens the buying field wider. Happy snaring, Enthusiasts!

November Highlights: Holidays, Heritage, and Sales!

What is happening in November? Aside from the end of Daylight Savings Time? Let's see:

So you can expect at least one article on Native American dolls and action figures, tributes to Veterans Day, the Great American Smokeout, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Black Friday as well as sales notices. Cold weather aside, this will be one hot month for sales. Buy wisely though.