11/05/2011

Knave of Hearts

This is the Knave of Hearts, the registration doll we were given at the Halloween convention. She is dressed in an Ellowyne dress. I wasn't going to keep or buy any more Cami sculpt dolls but this one is quite different from my others.


11/04/2011

Seen on the Pink Parlor

Ana Abreu from Portugal posted this beautiful photo of Elise Jolie "Most Wanted."




11/03/2011

New Rules for Anonymous Posts

Up until now I have allowed 99% of all posts to be published but there is a troll who is going from post to post making remarks that do not contribute anything worthwhile to doll collectors. If you can identify yourself and wish to disparage a doll or a company, it is up to you to take responsibility for your remarks. If you wish to make hateful statements about a certain company's dolls and are afraid to post your name, you don't exist as far as I am concerned. Go back under your rock and knock your pusillanimous self out.


11/02/2011

Off With Their Heads!

Are you here to see the Queen? Only I can behold her.



Do not look in her eyes.


She is bored and pissed.


She will have your head.

I warned you.


Poesie Vanessa for $1997. ????

Someone has posted a NRFB Poesie Sans Couleur Vanessa for 1450 Euros OBO on the Show & Sell pages. Either the person is nuts or I've been in hibernation. When did the asking price for a NRFB more than double?

If you are not familiar with this Fashion Royalty doll she was the first of three Atelier dolls and a limited edition of 500. She was a 2005 FDQ exclusive and sold for $189. I remember seeing her picture in the magazine and I didn't particularly care for her. That was before I started collecting FR. I thought the price was outrageous for a doll. Who knew?

These are the promotional photos of the doll.




The presentation of the doll is extraordinarily beautiful as were all the Atelier giftsets. I purchased mine in 2007 for the ridiculously expensive price of $450. I never regretted it. Her body was the first articulated type and of course she was transferred to a tall body when they became available.
Some early pictures of my Poesie:





I rarely play with her anymore because her hair is too easy to mess up and requires care to  keep its curls neat. Gorgeous, isn't she?


11/01/2011

Spamming the Blogosphere - Showcase Photos

I feel like I'm spamming my own blog with all the posting but it's been a crazy doll inundation for two weeks and I have a lot to catch up with. I've rearranged most of my display of 12" dolls in the last month and redressed many. For the first time I have arranged groupings of dolls dressed in similar colors as opposed to similar characters.
Perhaps in a few days I will begin to take studio photos instead of pointing and shooting with the toy camera.
Here are a few display case shots I took yesterday.

The yellow capri set on Glow Vanessa (far right) was the only outfit I kept from the Point of Departure Eugenia giftset. It doesn't fit all that well but I like it anyway. Metal Maven Vanessa is wearing La Boutique and Disclosure is wearing Randall Craig. All carry La Boutique POM handbags.

Night Warrior Vanessa wears Optic Verve's gown. AFL Platinum looks amazing in everything and now even better on her new FR2 body. She is wearing Randall  Craig. Onyx Veronique looks awful in this picture. She's wearing Natalia Shape Shifter's black dress.

I knew the minute I saw Ayumi's outfit that my Brilliance Monogram doll was going to get it. The gorgeous Paradise Veronique on the left is wearing a custom silk beaded bustier by Mio and Sound Advice Adele's skirt.

One of my OOAK Vanessas looks stunning in Fauxnessa Monaco's ensemble.

I must have this Shirred Not Shaken Vanessa repainted, rerooted or both one day. Something about her eyes bothers me no matter how I dress her or style her hair. However, her Thai gown is simply fabulous.

Midnight in Monaco Veronique shines in Vivid Impact Agnes' ensemble. I added the fur. I think the thing I put around her neck is supposed to be a tiara but it didn't work out that way.

My rerooted Chic Escape Veronique fills out FR2 Most Wanted Vanessa's gown quite well. It fits the full bust much better and I have a feeling it was intended for a full busted doll in the first place.

 My new Most Wanted FR2 Elise.

Wu Convention 2010 Workshop Eugenia wearing Mauve Absolue gown and Franklin Mint jewelry.

 Rerooted Buena Sera Kyori wearing boots from Mission Control Imogen and skirt from Style Counsel Adele.

Silver Society Veronique wearing Randall Craig carrying POM.

Redhead Color Therapy Vanessa wears LCR Veronique's gown. 

Rerooted Cruise Control Vanessa wears Josephine Baker's La Joie de Paris gown.

Tonner Posts Left Over Convention Dolls

As I suspected would happen too soon after the event, Tonner Doll has acted in a lightning fast mode and posted the leftover convention products.

You've seen all the other dolls already but one doll that may be a surprise is this resin bjd Sydney called Sydney does Halloween. She is a limited edition of only 50 pieces and is listed at $510. How many would you like to order?

Sydney Does Halloween  TDC Photo

 She is quite beautiful but the netting over her face and hair kept the convention goers from seeing what she looked like. On the last day someone pushed the net up off her eyes.



Another doll I did not post about is called Black Flame. The unique thing about this doll is that she comes with two pairs of hands. The black ones are resin and clutch the candelabra. She comes with another pair that match her vinyl. $210.



This is Cinderella aka "Unhappily Ever After." Apparently the professional photographer was afraid of the Queen of the Zombies so he never got around to taking her picture. $185.

Not quite sure who took this picture. 
It was noted that the salt and pepper shakers are not included. Drats!



If you need the Halloween Totes, email me. I have two;  I'll make you a good deal and a nice sandwich.


Rear Window Grace Kelly Doll

Just a heads-up for the Grace Kelly line fans. Rear Window went live today on the BC.Com site. She is the last doll in the four doll line. Apparently it is a pre-order as the site says that it won't be available until 12/8/11 but they are taking orders. She is $34.95 and shipping is still only $1. no matter how small or large your order.

As I previously stated, I just want the dress so if someone wants to split the doll/dress with me, let me know.

Integrity Insanity

Integrity Toys sent out an announcement to the W Club members regarding a sale of left over convention items. A list of products with prices but no pictures was in that email.

11:04 email arrives. I want the shoe pack. I click on the link.
11:16 Cart shows up ... still no image 2 minutes later.
11:19 The cart is frozen.
Don't they remember what happened the last time they did a first come first serve event? Unbelievable. Why do I even bother?

At this time there are 119 unregistered customers and 108 registered customers online.

11:22 Cart is still frozen. I really should say that I can't even put anything into the cart although the FR Shoe Pack page is on my monitor - still no picture.

11:23 Put stuff in cart finally and went to checkout. Message "Unable to Connect" firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.integritytoys.com

What a disaster.

11:35 I give up. It's not worth my time. I'm pissed.

11:35 Product page suddenly shows up again...this time with a picture of shoe collection. I click to Add to cart. Nothing is happening.
FR Shoe Pack

11:38 This is the message I got:




On another topic, why weren't pictures of the convention collection ever issued?  Very odd.

Scary Tales OOAK Auction Dolls

These gorgeous OOAK dolls were created by the Tonner Doll Company team. They were auctioned off on Sunday morning. The proceeds were donated to a charitable organization in Robert Tonner's home town that aids battered women. I forgot the name of the recipient.






10/31/2011

Scary Tales Competition Entries

I'm listing all the competition pictures I shot - good and bad. I pretty much don't know who made what. If your creation is posted here and you want me to put your name under the photo, email me or post a comment. There were photo entries but they were framed under glass and I did not shoot them.
Clicking on an image enlarges it.