Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Dolls #14, 15, & 16

It's a trio of Nightmare Before Christmas Dollcena Dolls!
1st up we have Dandy Pumpkin Great
the middle doll is Pure Patchwork
and the last one is What is Christmas?!
Very very early Friday morning we are going to Disneyland for 3 days so I might possibly come back with another Halloween themed doll to show you. We are really happy to be going to Disney during Halloween! The Halloween decorations, food and of course the rides are going to be awesome! The first rides on the agenda are Space Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, The Tower of Terror, Finding Nemo's Sub, and Toy Story! Yea!!! We will also be taking a ton of pictures and trying as many of the special holiday treats as we can. :)

Halloween Dolls #12 & 13

Disney's Halloween Dollcena dolls by Tomy
Flying Witch Cat & Bat in the Dots
These were the last two Dollcena dolls that I was able to get from Toys R'Us in Japan before we transferred. I'm so glad that we were there long enough to get these two cuties!
Here's a link to a gallery of all of the Dollcena dolls. I'm missing 12 of them. Guess I need to get busy ordering them before the prices start going up more.

Halloween Dolls #10 & 11

"Who are you?" said the Caterpillar.
Alice replied, rather shyly, "I-I hardly know, sir, just at present-at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
"What do you mean by that?" said the Caterpillar sternly. "Explain yourself!"
I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir" said Alice, "because I'm not myself, you see."
Oh how I simply adore Alice in Wonderland! She has been one of my favorite characters since I was little. So I simply couldn't leave Alice out of the Halloween Doll list.
Here's a cute little Alice video. Enjoy!
Toys R' Us Exclusive Cute and Curious Neo Blythe & Petite Blythe Marmalade Heart

I bought Cute and Curious Alice from the Toys R'Us in Nagasaki while we were living in Japan.
They didn't have Marmalade Heart so I had to buy her off the internet.

Halloween Doll #9

Shiver me timbers mates it be Treasure Hunt Petite Blythe!
You need to be checking out this Blythe treasure hunting video or you'll have to walk the plank! Arg!

Halloween Doll #8

Dal doll "Tazca" by Jun Planning
My wonderful hubby bought this doll for me from the Valley of the Dolls website while he was in Iraq on deployment for my birthday. Yea! He knows what I like so well! :) I still need to get Lipoca though. Maybe for our anniversary. hehe. Isn't she great!

Halloween Doll #7

Dal "Angry" Doll by Jun Planning in collaboration with h. Naoto
My husband got this little sweetie for me from Valley of the Dolls back in March before his deployment when we took a day trip to Los Angelos. We managed to stop by the shop before we had to head back home. The people there are really nice and they let me take lots of pictures and even brought Bianca out to let me see her and take a picture. Bianca is a $600 doll so not really in our budget right now but definately on my wish list! I had originally wanted to get Lipoca but couldn't resist Angry as soon as I saw her! We paid $138.00 for her at the shop but they have her for $115 on their website. Still need to get Hangry to but don't see her on their website anymore so will have to head over to Ebay when I'm ready to get her.

Halloween Doll #5 & 6

Introducing Halloween Licca!
Licca dolls are the Japanese version of Barbie or maybe Skipper since she's actually supposed to be a young girl and not a grown adult. These 2 Licca's are actually in optional costumes and didn't come dressed like this. The blond was just a standard bottom of the price list Licca and the purple haired one is one that they made for the tub, her hair changes to blue in warm water (it will also change colors just from the warmth of your hands). I have a bunch of Licca's that I got specifically to dress in the optional Holiday costumes. We lived in Japan for 3 years and these were the three Halloween outfits that came out while we were there. Since I ran out of Licca dolls I decided to just leave the last outfit in the package to show how they came.
You can find Licca dolls on Ebay or here's another place you find them http://www.toymints.com/dollslicca1.htm
I'll take a picture of my group of them and post it later hopefully today, I'll try anyway.

Halloween Doll #4 Emerald The Witch

This little green haired cutie is an Emerald the Witch doll. She stands at 6 1/2 inches tall and was made in 1972 by Milton Bradley/Amesco Industries. Her eyes are supposed to flash or blink or something but her's don't work very well. I took her apart to try to fix her and I got them to glow but it is very faint. Oh well that's ok I don't like having a battery in her anyway. Emerald came with many accesories like a car, house, cauldron and several other outfits. I don't have any of her accesories (the cauldron in the picture is one I picked up at Michael's), I actually felt extremely fortunate to get her in her complete costume for the price I paid which was about $40 on Ebay. Believe me that is a steal since they normally go for anywhere between $150-$500. Here is a link that shows some of her other outfits http://www.dollreference.com/emerald_enchanting_witch.html
and here's a seller that actually has some of her very rare and very hard to find accesories.
She is a very cute little doll and has gained alot of popularity among collectors. There are all kinds of people customizing her and posting pictures on Flicker. Here's a link to one that I thought was really cute! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nekonohitai/3536312126/in/pool-the_coven
She even has one that had a reroot done and now has blond hair. Cute! I may have to get another one now!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Doll #3 Snappy Doll in Pink Witch Costume

Pink Snappy Doll in black wig wearing pink witch's outfit. Made by Goodreau Doll LLC. You can find them here http://www.goodreaudoll.com/Pages/Snappy.html
The Goodreau Doll company is an American company that makes resin and vinyl ball jointed dolls. They have a line of dolls out called the ABC dolls they are chubby 12 inch tall dollls with a spooky theme that are a definate on my Wish List!

Doll #2 - Candy Corn Confection Betsy McCall

You can't have Halloween without Candy Corn so ta da Candy Corn Confection 8 inch Betsy McCall! Isn't she sweet!
The 14 inch Ready For Treats Betsy McCall is on my wish list and definately hard to find!
If anyone has one for sale at a reasonable price please let me know!

Happy October!

Happy October Everyone! I love October! The cooler weather, horror movies every night, candy and of course Halloween!
Sorry I haven't been on lately. My husband got back from Iraq a couple of weeks ago and we've been super busy since he's been home and it's not over yet! Next Friday we go to Disneyland! I'll be posting some pictures of our trip soon after we get back. In the mean time though I had the idea to post 31 spooky dolls in honor of Halloween. Since I'm a little late in starting the post I will be posting several dolls a day for the next couple of days to get caught up.

Doll #1
14.5 inch Flexi-pose Agnes Dreary by Robert Tonner Limited edition of 200. She's made of vinyl and has a new stringing method that maximizes posability. I paid $139. for her and got the Agnes Dreary Rag Doll as a bonus with free shipping but she's on sale right now for $112.00 which is a really great deal! Her entire outfit is lined in white cotton to keep the black fabric from bleeding onto her body. Tonner dolls are really great quality so if you are thinking of getting one you wouldn't be disappointed.
Eventually I want to get the original Aganes Dreary doll. Occasionally you can find them on Ebay. Maybe soon.