Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ashton Drake's First Lady of Style





First Lady of Style, Michelle Obama by Ashton-Drake (images from their flyer)

Ashton-Drake Galleries' First Lady of Style Collection is a tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama.    The collection includes:

  • "Sophisticated Style," a 16-inch, ball-jointed, vinyl Michelle Obama doll with 14-points of articulation.  Doll is dressed in a glittering black gown inspired by the dress the First Lady wore as she greeted guests to the Govenor's Ball.
  • Additional costumes and accessories will follow the doll's presentation.  These are fashioned after ensembles worn by the First Lady.
  • With each issue (doll and separately issued fashions) buyers will receive a collector's card that includes details about the ensemble and a hand-numbered certificate of authencity.
The cost of the doll is $129.99, payable in 5 monthly installments.  The additional fashions will cost $59.99 each, also available in monthly installments (2). 

Preferred clients have or will be receiving the introduction letter, flyer, and a reservation form to fill out and return to reserve the entire collection.  The opportunity to cancel the subscription is available at any time by notifying Ashton-Drake.  Items in the collection can be returned for up to one year after receipt for a full refund including shipping and service charges.

The doll is not available at the Ashton-Drake website (Collectiblestoday.com).

For additional information, Call Ashton-Drake, 1-877-268-6638, refer to item number 913648, The First Lady of Style Collection for additional information or to request a reservation card/brochure.

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10 comments:

  1. Absolutely Beautiful! I like this one better that the white gown doll before.

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  2. She is beautful! I love the dress and necklace. I hope they will do the doll in a 12" version.

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  3. Ok this doll should be on shelves for Christmas . I would buy at least ten.

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    1. Hi Shantay - This doll was released two years ago (2010). It is a collector's doll manufactured by Ashton-Drake, Collectibles Today and is not a doll that would be found on store shelves such as Toys R Us. Whether or not quantities remain, I am uncertain. You can visit collectiblestoday.com for that information.

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    2. I realize these posts are ancient but can anyone provide any information?~ I'm interested in possibly buying 1.. All I'd like is 1 :(

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    3. Hi Jermaine Jones,

      This doll has long been sold out through Ashton-Drake/Collectibles Today. The secondary market (from another collector/seller) or eBay's auction site are the only weak leads that I can provide. Have you checked ebay.com?

      I purchased this doll when it was released but immediately returned it to the company. I did not like the action figure arms and to me the doll just did not embody First Lady Michelle Obama. You can see actual pictures of the doll along with three other First Lady Michelle Obama dolls that have been made by clicking here. Good luck with your search!

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  4. I have tried to purchase this doll and it is almost as if I'm tring to get into area 51. The item number is incorrect ok so this is 2013 is there a new doll being sold, if so how would I acquire one?

    ti2juan@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hi Ti,

      Unfortunately, you read this blog over two years after it was published. The doll has been sold out at Ashton Drake for quite some time. The only way to purchase one is from another collector who is willing to part with it or locating one on eBay, bidding, and becoming the highest bidder.

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