Monday, February 20, 2017

Started a Gallery...

This photo was taken in February 2010, fresh out of the box.
Forget Me Not Poppy Parker
by Integrity Toys

I started an e-museum of sorts for my Poppy doll collection, great for sharing and keeping track of them all. I will be adding to it constantly. Please click on the nav button 'My Poppy Parker Gallery' above to check it out!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Edwardian Dream

Ask Any Girl Poppy Parker (aka Nimue)
Integrity Toys 2010

Ask Any Girl is up there with my top three favorite Poppy Parker dolls. She's also one of the earlier dolls without the applied lashes. I was actually pretty pumped when Poppy ended up getting the applied lashes later on. However, these days I find myself drawn back to the old Poppy style. My favorite Poppy Parker of all time thus far is still Tears Go By and she, too, only has the painted on lashes. She's very closely followed by Ask Any Girl. Have I really had this doll for six years? Where did the time go?

Speaking of dolls from a time gone by, my Nimue is sporting an attire, sans the gloves, from an even older doll, a 1991 Hasbro Sindy doll called Edwardian Dream Sindy, hence the post title.

Original outfit owner below:

Edwardian Dream Sindy
Hasbro 1991

This Hasbro Sindy is not the best looking of the Hasbro Sindy bunch. My sister's doll, which can be seen HERE, is better looking in my eyes. I must confess that it wasn't so much the doll as it was her magnificent outfit that made me get her some time ago in the first place. For a playline doll, her outfit is super detailed and well-made. They just don't make playline dolls like these anymore! Naturally, Poppy Parker had to see if she could pull off the Edwardian look. I find that Poppy can pretty much steal outfits from similar sized dolls and rock it even better than the original outfit owners. Wouldn't you agree?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Doll Memories Part I

Exotic Beauty Barbie
Mattel 2002
I decided to start this blast from the past segment to bring some of my old dolls back in the limelight and reminisce them good ol' days. First up is Exotic Beauty Barbie. I chose her because she's never actually graced this blog even though I've had her close to the beginning of my doll collecting journey.

I got her at the very first local doll show I had ever attended, probably in 2004. I went there with a friend. I remember when we were paying the entrance fee and the mature lady at the desk gave us a weird look that almost said we didn't belong there. I thought that was odd. She didn't even hand us the free doll bag that she handed to everyone else. Of course my friend and I had no idea there were bags handed out until we got inside the dealers room and found just about everyone carrying it around... And then we were like, what the frigg??? No matter. I managed to snag this doll for a steal so it was still a good day. I probably would have left with more goodies if I could afford them.

I still find this doll very appealing. She exudes class all around. And I love that necklace...back in the day when Barbie collector dolls wore metal jewelry. I also like the style of the dress. I do remember having to actually iron out the creases at the bottom of her gown because they were folded to fit in her doll box. The dress minus the creases displays beautifully.

An old photo of one of my silkstones trying on
Exotic Beauty's dress.
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