Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Momoko: Ambivalent Girl

You read the title of this post right.  The new Momoko out is called Ambivalent Girl.  Her description provided by Sekiguchi is pretty great too:

"She smiles like an adult, and the next moment she turns around and gets sulky.  Whimsical momoko doll changes her mood quickly like how cat's eyes change." 

She is 13,440 yen and will be available in August 2013. 

What do you think?  I can tell you I'm a fan of those silver boots and tattoo.

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.
Picture courtesy of Sekiguchi.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bella the Moon

Bella the Moon by alington
Bella the Moon, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Waaa! Another wonderful addition to my BJD family is Bella the Moon by Peak's Woods. I'm calling her Lady Almathea, after Mia Farrow's character in The Last Unicorn.

She shipped as a full set, and I just love her unusual and almost ghostly face up. She's hauntingly beautiful.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Aria by alington
Aria, a photo by alington on Flickr.
My latest addition is Iplehouse Aria, white resin SID. She's got make-up style A, and she's just lovely.

Here, she's in an Iplehouse wig, and in the White Swan dress and bolero, and I think she's just wonderful.

You can see additional deboxing photos on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Angelic Dreamz is having a sale!

Get free (US ground) shipping on orders over $100 during Angelic Dreamz 25th anniversary sale. Plus--save 25-50% off many in-stock items right now in almost every category, from Monster High and Barbie, to Integrity Toys, Tonner, Madame Alexander and more!

Use the code 10OFF at check out to save an additional 10% in-stock items (not on sale) when you shop at Angelic Dreamz!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Where are all my personal posts, anyway?

Ashanti by alington
Ashanti, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Well, I've been a bit distracted lately. It happens. We're finally at the end of the school year, and the kids are home. My doll collection is in a dire need of a makeover!

I've finally received a much-anticipated ball-jointed doll from Iplehouse, EID Ashanti, in special real skin. She's even more gorgeous in person than I was originally expecting or hoping. Check out her photos on Flickr if you like.

Additionally, I've been going through my collection and leaning more towards a contemporary feel (if not more casual) for my dolls. That means, many of the costumes (historical and gothic, for example) have been making their way out of here. I also have been rethinking the Alice costumes, but I haven't committed to anything yet.

We've got IFDC (the International Fashion Doll Convention) coming up, and after that, the National Barbie Collectors Convention. Wow! I just can't believe how quickly things are happening.

Anyway I'll try to post more photos. I've been feeling much improved, at least health-wise--so lots of fun doll-events coming up soon.

2008 Momoko to Come Back

Recently on the PetWORKs website, people could vote for a 2008 CCS Momoko to come back as a Today's Momoko.  Well, the votes are in and it looks like 08SS The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion won. I am excited to see her come back into production, especially since I voted for her.  The top 3 are listed below.

First Place:  08SS The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion
Second Place:  08AN The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Dorothy
Third Place:  08SS The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Tin Girl

Cowardly Lion as Today's Momoko will be 16,500 yen and will come with an all-in-one outfit, no box.  She can be preordered from June 25th to July 9th at the PetWORKs Global Store.  She will ship between October and November 2013.  

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.
Picture courtesy of Petworks.


Tonner's Deja Vu collection and sale

Tonner Doll Company released the above image as a sneak peek to its Summer Launch party of the Déjà Vu collection, the name of its brand new 16" new head and body sculpt which will premier on August 17, 2013. You can register here. It's $199 and limited to 200 attendees, located at the Hudson Valley Wiltwyck Country Club  in Kingston, NY.

Additionally, through June 21, you can use the promo code DOLLDAYS13 at check out when you shop at Tonner Doll to save an additional 15% and get free ground shipping within the US.

As usual, international customers can receive a $9.95 credit, and some exclusions apply, which you can see here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

W Club Exclusive Jem & the Holograms doll

The final W Club exclusive doll has been announced, and it's an exclusive Jem and the Holograms doll - Broadway Magic Jem. She retails for $119, and will be shipping in the fall of this year. W Club members have till June 17 to complete their orders for this doll, and every member is guaranteed the right to purchase one of these dolls. Edition size will be based on the number of orders received.

She includes a cardboard diorama backdrop which requires assembly (designed by Alain Tremblay), a wireless microphone, a fake love letter from Rio, tickets and the showbill to her debut show, and a ticket to Ellis Island.

Her outfit includes Jemstar earrings, pink pumps, and a strapless asymmetric gown with a white ruffle. Jem uses the Japan skin tone, side glancing blue eyes, and pink rooted hair in a partial up-do.

Images are property of Integrity Toys.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Better late than never--SDCC Integrity/Hasbro Jem exclusive

Integrity Toys has previewed the doll Hasbro will be offering at the San Diego Comic Con booth #3329 (July 18-21, 2013) as its Jem and the Holograms exclusive doll: Glitter 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica Benton. Additionally, as an IT Direct exclusive, Glitter 'N Gold Rio Pacheco will be offered as a companion.

Jem uses a new, smiling face sculpt (I think it's really cute, actually!), and she has pink and golden blonde hair (I love it!) with hand-applied lashes. She includes two fashions:

  • an evening look, which includes a white satin bodysuit with gold embroidery, gold mesh tights, gold pumps, gold lamé high slit skirt with oversized bow, white faux fur stole with lamé trim, bangle bracelets, and Jemstar earrings
  • white pencil skirt and matching pumps, which match the bodysuit for a separate look
Additionally, she includes a stand, a microphone, her Glitter 'N Gold award, and extra posing hands. (The Jerrica Benton doll is sold separately.) The doll uses the Japan skin tone and has a new facial screening with side-glancing eyes.

According to an email from Integrity, the entire production run and sale will be handled by Hasbro, and they will be handling all sales at the SDCC booth. You'll need to be there in person to buy it--any extras will be available for sale online at the Hasbro Toy Shop, but in the past, these dolls have sold out quickly. Interestingly, I don't see an edition size listed.

Integrity is producing a limited edition Glitter 'N Gold Rio Pacheco doll. His cost is $119 plus shipping and handling, and he will be available for the public for sale on July 17, 2013. W Club Members will be giving a priority link starting July 16, 2013. He will be available while quantities last, and will be shipping the week of July 22. Again, I don't see an edition size on this doll, either.

He has rooted purple hair, side glancing blue eyes, and is a Latino skin tone FR:Homme body. He includes a gold jacket, long sleeve shirt and bow tie, plus white pants, shoes and socks. His accessories include a gold watch, record, a white rose for Jem, and champagne bottle and glasses for a toast. Of course, he also includes a stand.

Save 20% from Tonner Doll and get free shipping!

Use the promo code HOTHOT20 when you check out and take 20% off your entire order (with some exclusions) and get free ground shipping from Tonner Doll. The offer is valid through June 8 at 11:59 PM EST.

International customers should email their order numbers to Tonner directly for a $9.95 shipping credit, as instructed here.

Tropical, Patsy Basic #2 & 3, 22" Scarlett

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lady Emily

Lady Emily by alington
Lady Emily, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Another beauty from the latest Tonner convention, I had to add Lady Emily to my collection. While I don't officially collect historically themed dolls anymore (I find that the outfits aren't as versatile as I'd like, and they just take up too much room to display and store), this lady had to come home because she is a resized Daphne!

She uses a Cameo-toned Antoinette body with beautiful mink hair in a braided up-do, and painted blue eyes. Her outfit is a Victorian style, with a white, lace collar blouse, blue satin skirt, and bright red bolero with blue piping, gold accents, and ribbon trim at the shoulders.

Her accessories include pearl stud earrings, blue pumps, and a large blue satin had with red feathers and a huge tulle bow.

At the Round and Round at the Carousel Ball event, three additional centerpiece dolls were offered, all limited to 100 on the Antoinette body: Lady Catherine (pale blonde Antoinette), Lady Agnes (strawberry Duchess), and Lady Ann (raven Precarious). The souvenir doll was Lady Grace, Cami with chestnut hair, LE300. These dolls are still available to order for $199 from Tonner Doll, but are mostly almost sold out. Lady Emily is sold out already.

You can see a few additional photo on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kandy Kane

Kandy Kane by alington
Kandy Kane, a photo by alington on Flickr.
A new arrival from Tonner's latest Age of Innocence convention, this is Kandy Kane.

She uses the Daphne sculpt, now usually only found at conventions, one of my favorites from Tonner. She uses a cameo Tyler body with rooted bright red and platinum hair in an elaborate braided up-do, trimmed with ribbon and candy, and painted green eyes with gold eye shadow.

I'm actually quiet impressed with the details of her outfit. Her dress is white satin with red sequins, ribbon, and beaded trim. The straps are made from starlight candies and beads. She's got a gorgeous red sparkling net petticoat in a large polka dot pattern.

Her Christmas green lace leggings are patterned in hearts, and are layered with red and white striped, lace-trimmed leg warmers. She's wearing matching arm warmers, and red sparkling canvas pumps.

She includes an extra pair of "gripping" pose hands, so she can hold her resin candy cane. The base of her stand is painted like a starlight candy.

I've added the crystal beaded earrings.

You can see additional photos of this lovely girl--so much prettier in person than her promotional photo, I think--on Flickr. She's still available from

She's a centerpiece doll, and a limited edition of 150. She'd be a lovely Christmas decoration, and if I can bring myself to redress her, a Valentine's sweetheart, too.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New: Malibu Barbie by Trina Turk

With an expected shipping date of 6/13/2013, this brand new addition to Mattel's designer collection is Gold Label Malibu Barbie Doll by Trina Turk. She has been designed by Bill Greening, one of my favorite designers at Mattel.

Inspired by the original Malibu Barbie of 1971, this new rendition is dressed in an adorable floral print bikini and a lacy white cover-up. She also includes a blue satin peasant blouse and floral print shorts, as well as a coordinating oversized hat.

Like any designer doll, she includes some fabulous accessories: white sunglasses, a pink cuff bracelet with rhinestone, ring, straw tote with Trina Turk logo charm, floral print scarf, sunscreen, floral print beach towel, and fantastic platform sandals.

She's available to order at BarbieCollector now, with a limit of five dolls per order. I think she's just adorable!

Photos are property of Mattel.

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Tonner Doll Exclusive Marilyn - Tropical

Tonner Doll has released a new exclusive dressed doll, Marilyn Monroe Tropical, which you can get with free shipping through June 10, when you enter the shipping promo code HEATWAVE at checkout. This doll is limited to 150 and retails for $199.99. This is a reproduction of the Heatwave costume from "There's No Business Like Show Business."

She features the 16" Starlet body and Tyler skin tone, blue painted eyes, and blonde rooted hair under her black head wrap. She is wearing a black sequined bikini top with a pink printed chiffon drape, and a coordinating custom-printed skirt, lined with hot pink ruffled tulle.

Her accessories include a straw hat with floral decoration, a black beaded arm cuff, a white rickrack arm cuff, black beaded bracelets, a white rickrack bracelet, black hoop earrings, hose, black shoes, and a stand.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Please vote for Aaron!

One of my favorite people in the BJD world, Aaron Egawa, has entered the very first I love Dollheart contest at Ms. Cholong's Boutique Doll. Please vote for him--between today and June 6, 2013. There will be three winners chosen, based on the number of votes the photos receive:
  • 1st place receives $200 worth of Dollheart items
  • 2nd place receives $100 worth of Dollheart items
  • 3rd place will receive $50 worth of Dollheart items
The prizes will be announced next week on June 7.

If you can't decided which photo you like best, please vote for photo #2, title Mary riding in the Wilderness, with her favorite Bobcase Spike, by my friend Aaron Egawa. He really needs extra Dollheart goodies! :) (There are many terrific entries, I have to say!)

The system will only allows voting for one time for one photo, and it should begin later today. (I don't think it's function just yet.)


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