Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vintage Dress Me Boy

In 2008, Vogue introduced a trio of Dress Me Boys to their line of Ginny dolls -- a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead.  It was not until 2009 that I discovered the existence of these 7-1/2-inch tykes and the disappointing absence of an AA counterpart.  In August of this year, I wrote the company to inquire about the inclusion of an AA boy and was told, "Our design department is working on next year now, and the items below are set for discussion. Stay tuned to see what happens."

When it comes to dolls and what I desire, patience is usually not a virtue for me.  Using a 2006 AA Vintage Dress Me Ginny, I created an AA Dress Me Boy and named him, Jimmy.  I made a second one for a dear friend.  Currently there are only two dolls like this (that I know of) worldwide, but that's about to change. 

On December 16, 2009, I shared the above image of my OOAK AA Dress Me Boy, "Jimmy," with Dave Smith of Vogue Dolls and again inquired about the possibility of an AA doll in 2010's line.  The following is my e-mail inquiry and Dave Smith's reply of December 21, 2009, (which he granted permission for me to share):

Hi Dave,

I wrote you earlier this year regarding an AA Dress Me Ginny Boy (using the vintage Ginny body and head sculpt). I wanted to share the attached image of the AA Dress Me Ginny Boy that I designed using an AA DM Ginny.

Do you know whether or not your company plans to include an AA Dress Me Ginny [boy] in next year's line? Thanks!
In my lifetime,

Debbie Garrett
Author, Black Dolls A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion

"Take pride in how far you have come. Have faith in how far you can go." —Author Unknown.
HI Debbie,

Yes, he is scheduled for release approx end February early March 2010. We will also have an AA Crib Crowd DM also.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dave Smith
Vogue Dolls

Woo hoo (I thought).  I could not contain this information and asked Dave if I could share it with other black-doll enthusiasts. I was given the okay to "blog away."  Collectors can look forward to an AA Dress Me Boy as well as an AA Crib Crowd DM doll during the first quarter of 2010! 

I'm keeping hope alive for curly hair!




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