The Perennial Question: To Debox or Not?

 I was browsing through a 1996 issue of Barbie Bazaar earlier today and came across this opinion piece written by A. Glenn Mandeville who was the Price Guide Editor.
You can click on the article to bring it up to it's original size which will make it easier to read.

Everything he wrote is still valid today especially the part about enjoying ones dolls. Although his article is directed at Barbie Doll collectors, much of it is applicable to other 1/6 scale doll collectors, namely those who collect Fashion Royalty.

Do you debox?


Jamieshow Violet ReStyled

I bought this Madame Alexander fashion (on a doll) specifically because I knew it would be beautiful on my new Violet. The shoes do not fit but the dress fits beautifully. The Ilaria wig was made for Sybarites. I am very happy that it fits the Jamieshow head.
Violet is stunning as a blonde!

J'Adore Gene got Violet's lavender gown.

Amy Farrah Fowler - Or Not?

Today Tonner released the promotional prototype photo of the Amy Farrah Fowler doll. At first glance, it looks like her. Up close, not so much. A few thirty-somethings that I showed her picture to don't think it looks a lot like Amy. I like her glasses and that's about it.
What do you think of this doll who stands only 15" tall and is on Tonner's teenager body?

See more here: http://www.tonnerdoll.com/big-bang-theory


Clearance Sale at Cherished Friends


Cherished Friends is holding a three day clearance sale June 9th through the 11th. The prices for the dolls (all Tonner products) are excellent.

For example, the 22" American Model Constance Dressed Doll, original retail $449.99 is now $179.99!

Also on sale are several other 22" dolls, Tiny Kitty, Tonner Ballet, Cami & Jon, Marilyn Monroe, Antoinette, Precarious, Re-Imagination, Theatre de la Mode, Tyler Wentworth, DeeAnna Denton, James Dean, Evangeline and Ellowyne.

 The sister store is also running a great sale including items such as Wonder Woman 22",  Harley Quinn 22", Patsy, Warm Bodies, Wizard of Oz, Momoko, Harry Potter and more.


Tutorial: Freddy Ramirez Restyles Jamieshow Madra's Wig Cap

After cutting the thread from each chignon.
This is what the hair looked like once I removed the rubber bands and combed the hair out. 
Here's the back (very thin, not much hair to work with) 

I made a ponytail with 2 rubber bands to make 1 chignon instead of 3.  
Finished product. I folded the hair in to make the chignon. I used a glue gun to hold it in place.  

It took me 3 tries before I was able to get it in the shape I wanted. Removing the glue is not difficult. I use Goo Gone. Spray some on the glue and let it sit a minute or two and the glue will peel off. I washed the hair afterwards to remove the Goo Gone. Below is a pic of the bottle. (Ed. Note: Do not use Goo Gone near the doll's face.)

Thanks, Freddy, for giving me permission to share this with my readers.