Category: Toys

The Dolls of Toy Fair 2017

The American International Toy Fair is the jam-packed festival to all things toy. Roaming the aisle you will find everything from toy cars to robots, from monsters to marble runs. Of course you will find dolls too. The dolls of Toy Fair come in a wide variety. They can be large or small, stuffed or jointed, modern or historical.  Here are a few…

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Princess of the World Barbie Dolls: The Design Illustrations

Once upon a time I worked as a doll designer at Mattel. In the Barbie Collector group I came up with an idea for a collection of historical dolls to refresh the old folkloric Dolls of the World line. The Princess of the World Barbie Dolls were the result. I spent several wonderful years researching historical fashion from around the globe for my designs. Each doll started with a…

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Doll News: June 2016 Edition

Photo Credits: From left to right, Tree Change Dolls, Toy News International, Sydney Rose. This June saw a number of new doll releases from Mattel and other toy companies, but the big doll news this month is the change in how we play with dolls. Dolls were originally made for children, and this is still true, but more and more adults enjoy…

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