11/15/2017

Third W Club Doll of 2017 is Here

Golden Holiday
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Arrival: Late Winter - Spring 2018
Pricing: Doll Only: $125.00 US + S & H

(Limit of one per W Club membership)



Poppy Parker's Swinging London trip is coming to an end and while she still has one more fashion show to do before she heads back to New York, her friends at the London agency invited her at a very "Mod" holiday party to ring-in the new year ahead! But, what's a girl to wear for such a groovy event? Poppy decided to go gold and she's glad that she did; the fabulous Mod Holiday Tree that decorated the hall felt like it was just waiting for her to arrive!
Poppy Parker is a total feast for the eyes this holiday with her golden threads! 12-inches tall and completely articulated, Poppy has lush, fully rooted hair and delicately hand-applied eyelashes! Dressed elegantly to ring-in the new year in her own unique Mod way, our favorite teenage model wears a slim-fit, floor length white and gold gown, complimented by long triangular chandelier earrings that perfectly match the "pyramid" pattern on her dress. Poppy also comes with elegant open-toe heels, three bracelets, a golden clutch purse and three holiday gift boxes for her friends!  For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Note: The doll and the tree are sold separately. The miniature gift boxes are included with the doll, as pictured below. Please note that the doll pictured in the photo is a prototype and as always, final production colors and textures may vary slightly.


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Mod Holiday Tree Accessory Set
The Swinging London Collection 
2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:
TBA
Estimated Arrival:
Late Winter - Spring 2018
Pricing:
Exclusive Mod Tree Set Only: $25.00 US + S & H
(No pre-order limit on the tree sets).




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Gen X Inque and Voltaire from Superdoll

INTRODUCING: All NEW Gen X Inque and Voltaire

INQUE:       clone # 1603;    Skintone:Truffle;        Title: Mars
VOLTAIRE: clone #1802;     Skintone: Coralo;      Title: Cinnamon
This gorgeous DUO wear an all but basic bodysuit in skintone match; stretch mesh punctuated in various size glistening stones.
Very few of these sets remaining.In stock and ready to be delivered
Price: £700.00 (Excluding VAT at 20%)





11/13/2017

Metrodolls Event "A Novel Romance" Benefiting The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

It's not an easy choice to decide what to talk about first, the charity or the luncheon. So I'll reference the charity now.

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Mrs. Linda Newton and her husband came to the event with Marchon, Linda's guide dog. I asked and was permitted to interact with Marchon. I got down to the dog's level and put my face near her. She gently sniffed my face all around from ear to ear and then I kissed her on the head. I felt like crying for some reason. She was so gentle and I felt the love flowing from her - or was it me? Doesn't matter. It was a wonderful experience.
Linda addressed the attendees with a talk about her own experiences as a blind person and with guide dogs. Marchon is her fourth. She teaches at the Foundation. In addition, Linda and her charming, sighted husband, have raised four sons! Wow. We were all moved by this delightful and powerful woman.

The Convention Doll
A Novel Romance refers to the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon. If you haven't read the books, put aside a few months and dig in. You won't be sorry.
The souvenir doll is the first from Robert Tonner of his new Outlander line. She is "Garden Encounter Claire."
In the book, Claire and Jamie are in Paris visiting Versailles. Claire runs into her most hated foe, Captain Randall.


With Claire in this first photo above is her beloved Jamie. 
You can see how not thrilled she is in the next photo. 


Here is Robert Tonner's interpretation of the fashion and the character. I think he got the fashion perfectly; her face, not so much. I do hope it's possible to produce a better look for Claire as she is not as plain as the doll looks. 



The Centerpiece Doll 's look was taken from a gown worn by a character in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.
Miriam Shephard O'Mahoney designed and created the gorgeous gowns.


The Auction Merchandise:
Beautiful and varied dolls, fashions, props and accessories were donated to Metrodolls for the benefit of the charity. There were 25 items for the open auction.
A good deal of money was donated outside of these items. Including other donations the total is about $22,000. That is fantastic.

Here is the list and the amount that was raised by each item.

Here are most of the photos, not necessarily in the order as printed above. 

My absolute favorites were:

#4 A OOAK Mods Doll in a fashion designed and created by Tom Courtney. 


#7 Bashette's Day Bed with Accessories. I liked it so much, I bid and won it. 


#17 Kingdom Doll Helen in a Monaeglow gown. 



#12 Kadira. 


#19 Pidgin Doll. Amazing! 


I would have wanted to go home with #16 Michael Giunta's "Midas Touch" and #24 YumYum Couture's "Innocence." 
























You can click on each photo to enlarge.

There were silent auctions (purple bags) and helper raffles (pink bags.) I was not lucky. :-(
















Another wall was lined with dealers' goods for sale. Everything was a feast for the eyes!
Jeff Lega offered a mix of vintage and modern dolls from Lynn Fenstermacher's collection.


Sandra Stillwell displayed her beautiful products which caused a lot of mouth-watering gazing.


Could you just die?





Michelle Hodge accompanied Tonner's new Annora and a few other dolls.









 Jackie Cranston was selling fashions.



No event would be complete without Facet's Boutique by Marcia.

Ed Ferris displayed dolls to sell.


Finally, Metrodolls itself had a sales table. Manning it and looking very manly in his formal kilt uniform, was Eddie Haley.





Robert Tonner gave a talk and showed slides depicting his new method of designing dolls on the computer. I always look forward to and enjoy his talks. There have been a few times I heard the same talk more than once and still laughed at his jokes.

More photos for your viewing pleasure. The first photo was taken by someone other than myself.

Bryan Marsee, Eddie Haley and Michael Giunta


Marcia Friend and Bryan Marsee




Me with a terrible haircut and the ever handsome, Robert Tonner.

Some table mates with assorted characters in the background.

Len's Doll dressed in period appropriate garb.

A table gift from Metrodolls.

Every attendee also received a fashion inspired by a Jane Austen's "Regency Park." You can see this outfit and read Marcia's run down on Metrodoll's blog.