Tag: Dolls

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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Toy People Really do Care about Kids

On June 16th I met up some of my fellow toy people at an airy warehouse in Compton to organize and wrap toys for children in foster care.  CASA of Los Angeles and the Toy Industry Foundation organized the event, aptly called "Play Your Part L.A." It was a lot of fun. Not only did I spend an enjoyable morning helping to pack huge shipping crates…

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Doll News: May 2016 Edition

From left to right Shibakuku Girls, Misty Copeland Barbie, Queen of Africa Doll and Wonder Crew. Misty Copeland Barbie burst on the scene in the beginning of May 2016. I thought Mattel's collectible doll might be the main story in doll news this month, but after a week-long flurry in the press the clamor subsided and the narrative started to change. This month was…

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