Friday, February 24, 2017

Thank You LéonorEtLorelei


I love the readers of this blog. Really, I do.  I had to take this time to thank all of you for following, reading, and commenting on my posts.

I am also extending a heartfelt thanks to LéonorEtLorelei, who so kindly helped me identify my second doll purchase of 2017, the cutie patootie from Holland.

In a comment to that post, she wrote:

This doll is a GoGo Brigitte. As a black Beauty, she was [often] dressed like a hula dancer. Never seen any with red eyebrows.She did also exist in a smaller size, named "Happy Haley" .Hope you'll have a great day !
In a second comment, the following links to photos of Go-Go Brigitte dolls, including a black version dressed in straw skirt, were shared:

Black and White Go-GoBrigitte dolls
Go-Go Brigitte
Brigette in straw skirt


LéonorEtLorelei, I really appreciate your help! Thank you also for sharing a link to one of your blog posts.  I love your creativity as well as the message your little doll protesters are conveying.  The Herman Pecker and the Cheers premium doll are both adorable.

During the 1960s, toys and other items were included as premiums with products sold here in the US, like Cheers laundry detergent, but I never saw dolls of any color in any of the products my mother purchased.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Toy Fair 2017: BARBIE FIRST LOOK - New Dolls - New Fashion - Barbie Hologr...


Toy Fair 2017:  In this 11-minute video, take a sneak peek into the 2017 Barbie world.

Note:  April 2017 is the Gabby Douglas Barbie release date.

Based on this video, do you have any favorites?  Was there anything that left you wondering, "why?"





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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Toy Fair Recap with Video


Entitled, Diversity and Inclusion Win the Toy Fair, the above video and associated article, which can be read at the link below, describe an array of new dolls and toys  presented at this year's Toy Fair.  With a stated focus on diversity, the video provides a brief glimpse at Mattel's Gabrielle Douglas doll; the first transgender doll, Jazz Jennings, by Robert Tonner; American Girl's first 18-inch male doll, Logan Everett, and another new line of 18-inch dolls, the City Girls from New York Doll Collection.  (Note: the dolls on NYDC's website do not look like the dolls displayed at Toy Fair).  

2017 Barbie Fashionistas
These are some of the new fashionistas that we can expect to see from Mattel this year.

Video Source: Yahoo News.  Read the article here.

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