Friday, July 7, 2017

We are 18 Inches and Love Dolls Doll Club

Summer has been flying by so quickly. UFDC convention is less than a month a way. While I've been planing my wardrobe and schedule, these three decided that they want to go too.


I told them that there wasn't enough room in my suitcase. They were disappointed, but decided to have their own mini convention and doll club. 

Meet the founding members of the We are 18 Inches and Love Dolls Doll Club: Julie with her own Julie doll,


Sadie with her Cecile doll,


and Harmony with her Samantha doll.



All the girls are wearing doll related shirts, Julie and Harmony in convention shirts and Sadie in an American Girl shirt.

It looks like their convention is off to a great start.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Effanbee Patsy

Happy 4th of July.


I thought a blog post about Patsy would be appropriate for today. Especially since she has this cute little blue and white outfit.


This Effanbee Patsy is a faithful reproduction from 1996. I acquired her this summer at a doll show.


She came with two extra outfits. The first is this adorable blue outfit: socks, bloomers, slip, dress, and bonnet.




The other extra outfit is a cute one piece romper in pink and white.


She also comes with her Effanbee charm!





Last, but not least, she has a cool trunk to hold her and all of her belongings.




Monday, July 3, 2017

My Friend Jenny

I was super excited when I found Fisher Price My Friend Jenny at a thrift store recently.


She is in pretty good shape, and is only missing her shoes and hat.


Her hair, though, was an absolute mess.





I gave her a bath and shampooed her hair.


I think it looks much better now.


Finally, she stands (wearing borrowed shoes) with Mandy and Becky.


Now it is time to seriously look for Mikey and Nicky.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Mattel just announced new Fashionista Kens with new body types, hairdos, faces, and skin tones. I don't have any of them yet, but I do have a few Ken dolls in my collection.


The first Ken doll I ever had was The Sun Set Malibu Ken, he was a birthday present in 1975. Unfortunately he broke his neck and left my collection. The next Ken I got, many years later, is Flight Time Ken from 1990. 


In this photo he is wearing a Fashion Avenue Tuxedo from 1996. He was a Christmas present when I was 19, and since I didn't have another Ken, I was happy to get him. I really disliked the pilot suit, so it went away and the lovely tux took it's place.


For my wedding in 2003, I decided I needed Ken dolls to escort my Bride and Bridesmaid cakes. So I found Magic Jewel Ken (2002), Wedding Day Ken (1990), and the Fashion Avenue Tux on Ebay. Wedding Day Ken stayed in my collection, since his skin and hair coloring are slightly different than Flight Time Ken. Magic Jewel Ken left not long after the wedding, since I didn't like his overall look.


In 2011, Skipper's Boyfriend, Scott (1979), joined my collection, at long last. I had wanted him since 4th grade. He is shorter than the Kens, but I consider him one of them.


In 2015, a friend sold me her X-Files Gift Set (1997) of Mulder and Scully. Fox Mulder has a unique sculpt to resemble David Duchovny.


This Christmas (2016) Kirk and Spock were under the tree.




And in the Spring I found this handsome guy, probably Sun Sensation Ken (1991) at a thrift store. I took him home when I noticed he had green eyes. 



You can tell that these three guys are brothers. I really need to get the new guy some new clothes.



 And with their shorter look-a-like, Scott.

Do you have any Kens in your collection?







Saturday, June 10, 2017

Wonder Woman in Many Forms

I saw the Wonder Woman movie on Friday. Wow! I loved it. In honor of the movie, I present to you my Wonder Woman dolls and toys.


DC Superhero Girls Wonder Woman, Batman vs Superman Wonder Woman Barbie, and Wonder Woman Barbie 2000.




Little People Wonder Woman and Super Powers Wonder Woman 1984.


Pez Wonder Woman.


DC Cover Girl Wonder Woman.


And Happy Meal DC Superhero Girls Wonder Woman.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Disney Kurhn

When I heard that the 2017 UFDC convention was going to be in Orlando, I knew that I wanted my travel Licca to have Disney themed outfits. After much web searching, I decided that this Kurhn set would be perfect.


The set comes with one Kurhn doll, 3 extra outfits, a suitcase, picnic food and dishes, a picnic cloth, and stickers.
The box wasn't packaged that well and was crushed in the shipping, but the items inside were all fine. 



While Kurhn is taller than Licca, I think most of the outfits will work on Licca.
Here they are together, Kurjn and my travel Licca.


The first dress is really cute and casual on her.
Note - all the Kurhn clothing is meant to be put on feet first.


The second outfit is two pieces - a top and a skirt.
Tucked in.


Untucked.


This sundress is way too long for Licca.


This is also a two piece outfit, and so adorable that it could have been meant for Licca.


Licca has her outfits for the convention, now I have to make decisions on what I'm going to wear.