Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's resolutions in progress

Day tripper by alington
Day tripper, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I have started my new year's resolutions with a bang, and have listed quite a few dolls for sale on the Doll Page Show & Sell.

No, I haven't yet crossed the Steffie line, but I will soon. But check out my new listings just the same. Thanks!

Plans for the new year

Untitled by alington
Untitled, a photo by alington on Flickr.
As 2012 comes to a close, I have a chance to look at my overcrowded dolly cabinet with an urge to change. I hate to look at my past new year resolutions and see how I've failed to complete them, but it's a new year, isn't it?

This year, I'd like to clean up my collection a little by selling a few of the dolls I have that don't get much attention. This will unfortunately include my recent FR:2 collection, and also my last Fashion Teen Poppy.

I also have a few Franklin Mint dolls I've been hanging onto for a project that I realize is just not going to happen. They have to go.

A few of my Tonners have to be sold. And then--I am overwhelmed with Steffie-faced Barbies. I am working on Volume II of Steffie: Out of the Box, but I don't have room to add my new girls. Selling a few of the girls I have would provide some extra funds for this next project.

Then, there's my long list of BJDs. I have a huge want list, and they are wonderful. I have a few resin fashion BJDs, and I wonder if they are really getting the attention they deserve, or if I should cut down on a few of them as well.

Heartless? You all would never sell a doll, much less an entire collection of dolls? I suppose that is fine--but I consider it upgrading or streamlining--trying to sell the dolls I like for the ones I truly love. And each year, it gets a little harder.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sydney as Anne Boleyn

Sydney as Anne Boleyn by alington
Sydney as Anne Boleyn, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Sydney on the Rocks (Tonner Doll) is dressed in a one-of-a-kind silk historical outfit, created by Jennygrey. Just lovely.

Mademoiselle a la Mode

Mademoiselle a la Mode by alington
Mademoiselle a la Mode, a photo by alington on Flickr.
From the 2008 Paris Fashion Doll Festival, this lovely Tonner Doll is called Mademoiselle a la Mode Tyler Wentworth. She's limited to just 100.

I took this photo in December 2009.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Petworks Momoko in 2013

Hot off the press!  There are new Momoko soon to be available from Petworks, CSS Home 13NY (Melancholy and Vanity).  Both dolls have long straight hair and bangs as well as a chunk of a different color in the hair.  They both come with a darling knitted striped sweater and boots.  Melancholy is blue/black-haired and Vanity is the red/brown-haired.  Get your preorders in soon for these limited quantity beauties.  They can be purchased from places such as the Japan Doll Connection.

Want some special designs for you Momoko?  I provide lots of dolly attire.  Support an artist!  Visit my website (MegannArt) for an Etsy shop, Twitter, Facebook (with occasional discounts), Pinterest page, and much more.
Pictures courtesy of Petworks.

Merry Christmas to me!

So... I maybe did a little shopping the other day--looking for some Little Miss Matched items for a BJD girl I have (I hear their clothing fit that skinny little Doll Chateau body), and I entered to win Tonner's twelve days of Christmas drawing.

Keeping in mind that I never win anything... I actually won! And not only did I win, I won big! I won an autographed proof of the gorgeous 22" Madame Bovary American Model. This is a doll I missed out on when she was first released. She has blue inset eyes, rooted brown hair, and a fabulous period outfit.

Plus, her outfit fits my Peak's Woods Absolute Beauty BJD girls perfectly. I am absolutely thrilled!

Today is the last day to enter, and no purchase is necessary.

Photo above belongs to Tonner Doll Company, and was taken by the talented Ernesto Padró-Campos.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pullip as Marianne

Pullip as Marianne by alington
Pullip as Marianne, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I'll be posting some of my favorite Christmas gift dolls this week. I've been a little under the weather, and I haven't had a chance to do much else, so forgive some of the regurgitated photos.

This gorgeous girl is Pullip Marianne. This photo was taken in December 2010--truly a lovely doll.

You can see more photos of her on Flickr.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New York Night

New York Night by alington
New York Night, a photo by alington on Flickr.
New York Night Cami is another new addition to my collection by Tonner Doll Company. She's limited to 300, and she's still available from your favorite Tonner dealer.

She reminds me of a modern day Cinderella, and I think she's just adorable.

See more photos on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunset Cocktails

Sunset Cocktails by alington
Sunset Cocktails, a photo by alington on Flickr.
This is Nitey-Nite Peggy, a basic wigged Peggy Harcourt from the 2012 DeeAnna Denton collection, dressed in Sunset Cocktails, both by Tonner Doll Company.

This doll and outfit were some of my most highly anticipated preorders of the season, and I'm quite pleased. Peggy is on the new 16" curvy body, and I think she's channelling Joan from Mad Men. Her hair is styled like this right out of the box. Just perfect.

You can see a few more photos of Flickr. And Dreamcastle still has both the doll and outfit in stock at the best prices around.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Parakeet

The Parakeet by alington
The Parakeet, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Here's a peek at Tonner Doll's Parakeet, an exclusive Cami from FAO Schwarz. She's a gorgeous raven beauty, sort of 1920s inspired.

I just adore her, and you can see more photos on Flickr.

If you shop for this doll through eBates, you can save $20 with a coupon code, get free shipping and 8% cash back. Go through my link to sign up, and I'll get a bonus!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Haute Societe

Haute Societe by alington
Haute Societe, a photo by alington on Flickr.
So... one of the dolls I wasn't planning on keeping has sort of stuck. It's Haute Societe Veronique Perrin from IT's Tropicalia convention.

Additionally, she's come out of the box. This is her original outfit--which, I might add, many collectors find a bit dowdy.

I love the details, though. I think the piping on her trench coat quite adorable. Underneath that coat, she's wearing separates, I believe--a pleated turquoise skirt and pink and yellow blouse.

And check out the accessories--very well done: a beaded belt, three bracelets, earrings, and a terrific bag.

You can see more photos on Flickr.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Buy more save more at Angelic Dreamz!

From today through December 11 (midnight PST), there is a special sale on in-stock merchandise from Angelic Dreamz. (It does not include items already on sale, preorders, or JAMIEshow items.)

  • Spend $100-200 and get 10% off your order
  • Spend $201-400 and get 15% off your order
  • Spend $401-600 and get 20% off your order
  • Spend $601 or more and get 25% off your order
Additionally, you can check out the daily and hourly deals. Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Beautiful Lines Momoko

A new Sekiguchi Momoko was recently released on the doll line-up, Beautiful Lines.  Personally, I think she is darling with those bright eyes and pale pink collar.  It looks like she is sporting similar shoes, if not the same, as Silver Crescent.  Overall, I can't wait until this beauty comes out in early 2013.  You can purchase her from a variety of vendors, including the Petworks Global Store.

Interesting in seeing the new Momoko wake-up dolls?  Check out this blog post

Support an artist!  Visit my website for a doll shop, Facebook page, among other fancy things.

Lilac Frost Poppy Parker

Lilac Frost by alington
Lilac Frost, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I was nervous about W Club exclusive Lilac Frost Poppy Parker's "Japan" skin tone, but in person, I think it's perfect.

She reminds me a little of Pillow Talk from Integrity Toys debut collection in 2009.

Her hair is a (neatly gelled) flip in a golden blonde shade. She has green eyes, applied lashes and purple eyeshadow, which are set off with bubblegum pink lips.

Her lilac brocade suit is lovely and detailed, though you can see the hook closures even when the jacket is closed.

She also includes a cute white purse, hat, white heels, rhinestone earrings and a matching bracelet. I didn't bother with the white gloves--they drive me crazy!

If you didn't get a chance to pick this girl up, you can find her on eBay and the DollPage Show & Sell for around $150, which is quite reasonable for a W Club exclusive Poppy.

See more photos of Lilac Frost on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Daphne at Court

Daphne at Court by alington
Daphne at Court, a photo by alington on Flickr.
This is the Queen of Diamonds - the lovely Daphne - by Tonner Doll, dressed in a OOAK outfit by Carol Peters.

More photos can be seen on Flickr.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Final W Club exclusive doll announced!

The final W Club exclusive doll, guaranteed for purchase for all W Club members, has been announced and is available for preorder with a Spring 2013 delivery date.

From the FR:16 collection, Saskia Tate makes an appearance as Attention Please! She is listed at $150. She has platinum hair, rooted lashes and blue eyes, and includes a fabulous detailed daytime fashion:

  • sheer blouse with magenta trim
  • tweed shorts
  • sheer black stockings
  • faux fur trimmed jacket
  • earrings
  • ring
  • boots
  • purse

Photos are property of Integrity Toys.

Friday, November 30, 2012

OOAK Resin Tyler

OOAK Resin Tyler by alington
OOAK Resin Tyler, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Tonner Doll's resin fashion doll BJD Tyler Wentworth has returned from her spa day with Beesou at Overnight Flight, and I adore her amazing transformation.

I think her new soft lips change her look completely! She's wearing a wig from Miss Briarwood. You can see more photos on Flickr.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shipping schedule update from Tonner Doll Company

Tonner Doll has updated its shipping schedule, which can be seen at this link. Additional, the following items are listed as sold out and limited:

Sold out at Tonner:

Deluxe Goth Basic American Model
American Model Glamour Basic
Court GOwn
Cami Basic
Jon Basic
Steam Funk Cami
Soho SHeer
Radical Red
22" Batgirl
DeeAnna Denton Susan Wig
2012 DeeAnna Denton Wigged Basic
2012 Peggy Harcourt Wigged Basic
Scarlett's Wedding Day
Madame de l'Amour
Freedom for Fashion Akemi
Finishing Touch Pink and Champagne
Nu Mood High Heel #2, 5, 6
Nu Mood Jagged Cut Bright Red
Nu Mood Tyler Fashion


Miss Briarwood
Nu Mood Ankle Boot #1
Nu Mood Ballet Skirt - Black
Simply Precarious
Party Girl
Swing Time
Anything Goes

If you're interested in these items, pick them up from your favorite dealer while you can, as they won't be available much longer!

Gorgeous new dolls and accessories from JAMIEshow

Gorgeous new JAMIEshow items have been added to Angelic Dreamz website, just in time for the holidays. Shown above, the lovely Ginny sculpt makes an appearance as Revelry, a dressed doll in  gorgeous red silk designed by Madeline Rose Couture and red shoes. She includes a red rooted bee hive head cap. She's limited to 50 pieces, $475, with a delivery date for December.

Visit the site for a selection of fabulous furniture and additional rooted head caps as well.

Photos property of Angelic Dreamz.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tonner exclusives from FAO Schwarz

Looking for something special for the holidays? Let me help you!

Tonner has released three exclusive dolls, via FAO Schwarz, just in time. You can find them here. They are limited to just 100 dolls each, and retail for $224.99 (with free shipping on orders of $99 or more--up to $20).

The Parakeet uses a raven Cinderella head sculpt in a gorgeous pale blue dress and feathered head piece. I think she's my favorite.

The Swan uses a platinum Duchess head sculpt on the Antoinette body, in a fabulous white feathered frock. She includes pearl earrings.

The Macaw is redhead Antoinette sculpt in a gown and shawl reminiscent of the Peacock centerpiece.

Sign up with Ebates for an additional $20 off (with coupon code) and 8% cash back on your purchase!

Photos are property of Tonner Doll Company/FAO Schwarz.

W Club Seasonal Essential Winter exclusive doll

The final W Club exclusive Seasonal Essential doll, Winter, has been announced. She is limited to 250 dolls and retails for $50. She is scheduled for delivery on December 10, 2012, and is being offered to current W Club members via lottery.

She will make an incredible addition to your collection.

Photos are property of Integrity Toys.

Cyber Monday specials from Doll Market

While supplies last, The Doll Market is offering the following weekly specials. (No promo code is needed.)

Additionally, you can check out specials on:

Save 20% on all DOLLS Magazine products

Flying Dragon Ling Lan, photo property of DOLLS Magazine

Today only, save 20% off all products from DOLLS Magazine. No coupon code is needed for this promotion, and it is valid only today, November 26, 2012.

This includes the lovely Flying Dragon Ling Lan JAMIEshow exclusive dressed fashion resin doll. She is marked down to $380, from her $475 retail.

Toni's Collectibles Cyber Monday specials

Many pages of special deals on a variety of dolls are available from Toni's Collectibles, today only. 

Items appear to be listed at 30% off retail and more--and I see merchandise from Tonner Doll, Madame Alexander, Marie Osmond, Adora, Helen Kish, Lee Middleton, Xenis Collection, Heidi Plusczok, Kewpie, Integrity Toys (check the last page!) and more!

Toni offers free shipping on orders of $125 or more (excepting lay-away and international orders).

Angelic Dreamz Cyber Monday sales

Check out Angelic Dreamz for Cyber Monday deals!

Lots of sales on holiday items, Barbie, Monster High, Integrity Toys, Tonner Doll, Bratz, Barbie, KIO, Franklin Mint, Pullip, Marbled Halls, JIE Doll, Madame Alexander, and additional markdowns on clearance items.

Free shipping on all continental orders over $75.

Cyber Monday at

Use the promo code VIP25 and take 25% off your entire order from, plus get free shipping on all orders over $25. There will be some 70% off doorbuster sales as well.

Cyber Monday at Tonner Doll

Use the code CYBERMANIA at Tonner Doll and take 20% off all in stock merchandise. No exceptions, and valid through tonight at 11:59 PM (probably EST), for US orders only.

International Friends: Email your order number to and get a $9.95 shipping credit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful to be Obsessively Collecting Dolls!

Well, this wraps up the Thankful For posts here on Fashion Doll Review, at least for me. There is one more post on my own blog, Random Doll Blathering, which I will attend to once I am done here.

It's a short saga from a bunch of folks who knew and admired each other online, to actually getting together face to face. I knew Sonya, A Queen of All Trades, from the Yahoo! group we belong to, Cheery About Agnes Dreary. I mentioned that I lived (at the time) in Auburn, WA, and it turns out I lived under 5 miles away from her. We met up at one of the doll shows in Puyallup, and we really clicked.

Sonya mentioned we should get together again, and also meet some of the other folks who lived here in the state, whom she had known from Prego, and also knew from shopping at the local JoAnn Fabrics.

In February of 2011, the day after my birthday, we all gathered together at the regional library in Federal Way, and have been meeting there ever since, the second Sunday of the month!

On the right, in the pink top, is Sonya's Mini Me
Doll clubs are both fun, and something of a nuisance - fun, because you get together with, and talk dolls for a good portion of an afternoon, and a nuisance because of all the enabling! Dolls I never gave a second thought to, I VERY suddenly started to "seriously covet."

I keep teasing George Gonzalez of Angelic Dreamz about the undercover JamieShow sales reps he has sprinkled among our membership. We started out with Wil showing off his lovely JamieShow dolls, and the next thing you know,  three more members bought the dolls, and some of us want to catch up!

We have had our ups and downs, as most organizations tend to do, but the one thing we ALL have is friends who truly understand what it is to forever Obsessively Collect Dolls, although one member has suggested that we change it a little to Obsessively Covet Dolls.

My own personal joke is that if I were to win a big lottery, I would buy a nice parcel of land, build houses on it for the other members and myself, and we could start our own cult. We have enough "graven idols" to make it plausible, I think!

To Fashion Doll Review's American friends and readers, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, and the hope that the calories got lost on their way to your extremities. To our overseas friends and readers, well, I will wish you to have as great a day as we are having here!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful for the mom

Another pair who help light up doll club meetings are mom and daughter, Kristi and Evelyn. Since I am more or less profiling each member one at a time, I will start with Kristi (mom) here, and pay tribute to daughter Evelyn on my own blog.

Kristi, like most of the OCD, is a multi talented lady. How she does so as the mom of two kids is a mystery - well, to me, anyway. I have problems managing being "meowmie" to three cats!

Kristi's kids, whom she does not have to run after
Perhaps I should back up and explain in a little more detail. Kristi manages to keep up with two lively children, her husband, her mother, who has recently moved closer to her AND manages to keep up with  full social schedules - her own, those of her children, her mom, and her husband - and does so all while looking great and keeping her spirits high and sense of humor intact. Plus, she collects, as you can see, all sorts of different dolls, which, as always, look fantastic.

How does she do it? I would be MOST thankful if she would share the secret!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful for great taste

One thing I always envy of my friends in my doll club is that they ALL have such great taste in clothes, dolls, or displays. Angie, the subject of this "Thankful for" post is no different.

Angie is many things - she is a jewelry maker, with her own Etsy store, from which she sells human sized and doll sized jewelry. She is also a talented craftsperson, and has tried her hand at, successfully, wig making, furniture making, and even rerooting. Angie also makes me insanely jealous of her skill at taking such great pictures of dolls. I even ask her to take one or two of my dolls, and place them in her setting or against her background to take pictures.

Frankly, it ought to be illegal to be this talented, and a sweetheart to boot, but somehow, Angie carries it off quite well!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful for seriously coveting

Ah, yes, the time of year when we load up on turkey and other goodies, then sit back and hopefully give thanks.

This year, I am giving thanks for my friends in my doll club, the OCD, which is short for Obsessively Collecting Dolls.

This first entry belongs to Margaret, a lovely lady who has coined one of our favorite phrases, "Seriously covet." Something she manages to provoke just about every single meeting with her drop dead gorgeous dolls and outfits, such as this one.

Tonner's Au Naturale Ashleigh wearing Black Hills Doll Design

I "chided" Margaret for making me drool like a baby over this dress, and Margaret "chided" me in return for provoking her on a number of occasions to "seriously covet" dolls from my own collection.

"Seriously coveting" easy on the eyes, murder on the budget!

Top 12 sellers from Tonner this week!

Dr. Seuss dolls debut from Tonner Doll Company

Sam I Am by Tonner Doll Company
A fantastic blend of pop culture and fashion, this new line of dolls uses the Monica Merrill head sculpt on a cameo skin tone Tyler Wentworth body. The dolls have inset eyes, rooted lashes, and are limited to 500 dolls each. Each retails for $189.99 and are scheduled for delivery in December. Dolls are available for preorder from your favorite Tonner dealer.

Shown above is Sam I Am. She has yellow rooted hair and green brown eyes. She is dressed in an orange shantung top with blue faux fur trim, rainbow ribbon skirt, blue lace tights, and yellow boots.

Truffula has orange rooted hair, green eyes, and comes dressed in a pink shantung top with faux fur trip and orange ribbon, a purple and yellow skirt, pink lace tights and orange pumps.

The Cat's Hat has blue rooted hair and violet inset eyes, a yellow dress, red faux fur vest with corset belt, red and white tights, blue belt, and the classic red and white feathered hat.

Photos are property of Tonner Doll Company.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Out Sass Vanessa Perrin - A new W Club exclusive by Integrity Toys

The third W Club exclusive doll, offered to all W Club members, has been announced: Out Sass Vanessa Perrin. She is $125 and scheduled to ship in the late winter/early spring 2013.

She uses the new Vanessa Perrin sculpt that was unveiled at the Tropicalia convention, and she has fiery red hair. Her outfit includes an olive jacket, plum skirt, lace blouse and purple faux fur shrug. 

She's got some some fabulous accessories: a purple belt, two bracelets, long earrings, a ring, ankle boots, purse and hat. I love the bright colors of her outfit.

Gorgeous Peak's Woods dolls available from a great seller!

Peak's Woods Shaia
My friend and fellow BJD enthusiast Stephen has a few wonderful Peak's Woods dolls listed for sale. Pick them up--at fantastic prices--while you can. These girls are large BJDs (58 cm), and are usually hard to find.

Created for a limited time for last year's New Year's event is Suntan Shaia. Stephen is offering this lovely girl with her limited edition face-up (including the gold glitter eye liner) for just $600. He is including a long auburn wig and fashion with this price as well.
Peak's Woods Goldie
Goldie is a hugely popular sculpt by Peak's Woods, and I'm sure you can see why. Stephen has her listed for sale for just $600. (She is also a 58cm large BJD.) She will include a long blonde wig and a DollHeart fashion.
Peak's Woods Briana - Sweet Dark
Sweet Dark Briana is listed for sale for $650. She includes her default raven wig and eyes, and gorgeous face-up by Peak's Woods. Stephen is also including a DollHeart fashion with this auction as well. (She might be my favorite, and I only have a tan Briana. Someone buy her, quick, so I am not tempted!)

Not only is Stephen a great and reliable seller, he's a fantastic guy and sings great karaoke!

All gorgeous photography is by Stephen Parker.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tonner's Top 12

Shipping update from Integrity Toys

New shipping dates (earlier ones) have been announced for the following dolls:

Item #91303 Kyori Sato Gift Set "...And Another Thing!" 
Item #82043 Lillith and Eden Gift Set "Lead Singles"

They are scheduled to arrive in mid November.

Sunset Boulevard Commemorative Collectible Doll announced by Integrity Toys

According to Integrity Toys latest promotional release, this latest addition is inspired by Norma Desmond in the movie Sunset Boulevard, just in time to celebrate the release of the Paramount film on Blu-Ray.

Norma Desmond
Sunset Boulevard Commemorative Collectible Doll
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00 USD
Estimated Date of Arrival: Week of November 19, 2012


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