Saturday, May 28, 2016

Doll Gifts from Family and Friends

Except for two dolls, the dolls, doll clothes, and figurine shown in this post were received as birthday gifts from family and friends.



Fab Fringe Tall Barbie Fashionista #33, a gift from Son; Emojie Fun was in preorder status at the time he ordered. He said he later received a refund for $23, which he believes was from ShopMattel.   I still want Emojie Fun.

The pink box Ballerina Barbie and Made to Move Barbie were gifts from Betty A.  She wrote, "I initially wanted to purchase the Misty Copeland Barbie for both of us, but like the other historical African American doll she was sold out."

The back of the box of the Made to Move Barbie illustrates all dolls in the series.

Another gift from Betty A. was this sweet Willow Tree Brother and Sister By My Side figurine. For me they will represent my daughter and son.
The 2016 Special Edition American Girl BeForever Mini Addy had been on my wish list.  I needed her to complete my collection of all Mini Addys to date.  This version includes mini Addy, the mini book, A New Beginning, and a doll stand.  I shared my desire for this Addy with my friend, Debra R., who purchased Addy for me along with the following dolls and fashions.

This "I'll organize this maybe," dark orange, sturdy file box from Debra R. contained an assortment of goodies.

Here is a peek into the box of dolls and fashions.

These three Barbie competitors were included in the orange file box.  1970s Mini Mod by Shillman is still attached to her original card.  The two other circa 1970s Barbie competitors, marked Hong Kong on their backs, have twist and turn waists.  Upon arrival, their original plastic hair protectors were on their bubble cut hairstyles.

Head shot of the 1970s Barbie competitors, whose eyes will be repainted soon.

Head shot of Shillman's Mini Mod.  My two other Mini Mod dolls dressed in different color bathing suits in different packing can be seen here.  I also have two Maxi Mods by Shillman, seen here.  (Maxi Mod has rooted eyelashes whereas Mini Mod does not.)

These separates are from the vintage Barbie Winter Holiday #975 (1959-1963) fashion. This is one of four Barbie fashions that was in the orange file box.

Also in the orange file box:  1995 reproduction Barbie Poodle Parade (worn by American Girl Barbie), which is missing brown sunglasses with blue lenses, green closed toe heels, trophy and First Prize certificate (for her poodle).  I do not believe the fishnets were part of this fashion, but I appreciate owning them.

Separates from the 1959-1964 vintage Barbie Evening Splendor #961 fashion were also in the orange file box.  The full-length coat with fur sleeves and sheath are made of a gold and white brocade fabric. The aqua clutch is corduroy.

The last fashion tucked neatly inside the orange file box was this boxed 1996 Barbie Boutique Fashion Avenue ensemble.  The two-piece royal blue suit is made of a fleece fabric with fur collar and sleeves.  Blue pantyhose, blue heart-shaped purse, and blue pumps are the accessories.
2014 Mini Addy also includes a mini abridged book Finding Freedom.  I purchased this for myself in April.

For myself, earlier this month, I also purchased Wee Three Friends Janet to serve as a replacement for Polly Pockets Janet, the travel doll I hosted in March.  I haven't taken this Janet on any outings as of yet, but she stands ready, willing, and able to hang out with me whenever the opportunity avails itself.

The wonderful doll gifts, fashions, and figurine from loving friends and family will provide me with an extended doll fix for a while.  I will soon debox most and fully enjoy them.  Thank you Son, Betty A. and Debra R.  I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.


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23 comments:

  1. First, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday! It looks like you did have a very happy one! You got some very nice gifts from your family and friends!

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  2. Thank you, Phyllis! It was a very happy birthday. I felt the love. :-)

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  3. Hola, qué bonitas. A México no llegan muñecas AA.

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    1. If you're referring to the Made to Move Barbie, I've heard others mention the AA version was not available in their areas. The doll's image is not even present on the back of the box.

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  4. I've been waiting for this post. Man, you did well! I didn't know there was a new mini Addy. I like her. Especially her purple dress. Glad you were able to get the tall Fashionista. She is on my list. Congrats on all your wonderful gifts.

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    1. Thanks for the congrats, Vanessa. I believe there are five mini Addys (two versions of the 1st doll, one with inset eyes, one with painted), in the Christmas dress, the 2014 doll in aqua dress, and the 2016 doll in purple.

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  5. What a haul!:-) Those dolls are all pretty and the outfits! . I really like that your collection has dolls of all ages.

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    1. Maricha,

      I never have been able to focus on one category of dolls or one era. I have always collected vintage to modern.

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  6. Happy Birthday Debbie! I hope your day was fabulous! Very nice gifts that you received!

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  7. Happy Birthday, DBG! You got some great birthday loot.

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  8. Happy Birthday! I hope it was great.

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  9. These are very nice gifts, Debbie! I'm glad that you had a great birthday!

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  10. Happy belated birthday! That's some wonderful family and friends you got. Not just because they got you stuff, but because they are accepting and aware of what you enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, Muff! It's always nice to receive thoughtful gifts, and these didn't disappoint 1) because they are dolls and 2) because they are dolls I like.

      Except for the two I asked for, I can tell the others where chosen with thought, love, and care and were not just random selections.

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday! Isn't so good to be spoiled? You really did received some great items and I know you were smiling from ear to ear.

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    1. Thank you, Brini! Yes, I was and still am smiling.

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  12. Happy Birthday Debbie!!! Hope you had a fabulous day. All my best wishes from Down Under! 🇦🇺🎉🎈🎁🎂🍰

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    1. Hi Julius,

      It's good to still be here. I did have a fabulous day! Thank you for the birthday wishes from down under.

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