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.


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.

Effanbee Fluffy

Some times seeing an object will bring back childhood memories. That happened to me with this Effanbee Fluffy doll wearing a Brownie uniform.

While living in Wayne, PA, we would shop for children's clothes at the Wanamaker's department store. While my mom and brother were looking for clothing for my rapidly growing younger brother, I got to wait around, bored, surrounded by boy's clothes.
Luckily, the Scouting section was next to the boy's clothes, and I could look at the cute Effanbee dolls in scouting uniforms.

Not being a Brownie or Girl Scout, I did not think I could ask for one of these adorable dolls. Instead I sighed wistfully and was thankful that there was at least something interesting to look at while I waited.

In middle school I became a Girl Scout Cadet, for two years, but our troop (a small, rural troop) did not do uniforms/sashes/patches. Those cost money. Instead we saved up for a camping trip and a trip to DC. My favorite part of the camping trip was getting to it. A town local met me by the water in his two person outboard motor boat and took me and my camping gear across the river to the campsite. Fun!

I am happy that I finally have my own Fluffy. Now she needs a sister in the green Juniors uniform.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pixie Doodles

I finally found Madame Alexander Pixie Doodles dolls at a store. I was so excited! It was hard to choose which doll I wanted for my own: orange hair, blue hair, green hair, pink hair, or purple hair.

In the end I decided that the haired fairy, Purple Pizzaz, is my favorite.

The neat thing about these dolls is that they are meant to be customized. You can decorate the dresses and wings with markers, stickers, and rhinestones.

Like the MA Travel Friends, her joints are pretty stiff. I was able to bend her left arm at the elbow, but I am still working on the other arm and the legs. I am not going to break this doll.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It has been a very rainy month of April. Here is a rainbow to cheer us all up.

From Left to Right: A Great Britain Palace Guard, La Dee Da Cyanne as Sunflower Burst, Superstar Christie, Momoko, Bratzillaz, Star Darlings, and Liv Doll Hayden as the White Rabbit.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Star Darlings, Underwhelmed

Another rainy day doll opening, even if it is a beautiful sunny day.
Disney Star Darlings: Sage Starling.

Sage is gorgeous with her purple hair and matching outfit.

But she has her problems. She can not stand on her own, and doesn't come with a stand. I can deal with that. I'll buy some more doll stands. 

She comes with a plastic necklace, but it doesn't stay on her.

And her range of movement is terrible. Her knees bend, maybe, 30 degrees. Her hips don't quite get to 90 degrees, so sitting is really awkward. Her elbows and wrists have OK movement, and her shoulders are good.

I'm glad I got her at a really low price. At least she will look pretty on the shelf.