Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jackie Evancho Doll

I found this doll on clearance for $5 at ToysRUs. I thought it was worth it for the outfit and shoes alone. I have dolls of different sizes. I knew this outfit would fit one of them. 

She sings "When You Wish Upon A Star" when a button on her stomach is pressed.  

Jackie Evancho is a very beautiful girl. I know because her picture is on the back of the box. She looks nothing like this butt ugly doll. Jackie is a young singer with a beautiful voice. I saw her on Oprah. I forgot to take a picture of the box before I threw it away. 

Who is this hideous monstrosity? It isn't Jackie Evancho. This looks nothing like her. The hair on this doll is thinly rooted. I'm not complaining though because I have plans for this doll. 

The doll has a very mature figure but the dress looks like a little girl's dress. 

Here she is next to a Liv doll and a Moxie Teenz doll. She's almost exactly the same as the Moxie Teenz. They're also the same height, 15 inches. The doll's body has great articulation. Neck, torso, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles are articulated. Articulated dolls are my favorite dolls so this one was a great find at a great price.

Woo hoo! Look what I can do. 

Here is Arizona wearing Jackie's clothes. They fit perfectly but the shoes are big on Arizona. They easily fall off.

She's so pretty. 

I ripped Jackie's head off and replaced it with a Liv doll head. What an improvement.

Here she is wearing a Liv doll wig and Arizona's clothes. 

Wearing each other's clothes. What a difference a new head and a new wig makes. 


Monster High Picture Day Spectra Vondergeist

I just recent acquired this doll. I found it at an off brand store for a very good price.

To me, she looks like she has a fierce attitude and is no one to be messed with. She doesn't look like a teenager in high school at all. 

I had to have this doll because her outfit is fabulous. She's wearing a skirt and a fab pair of pants and a beautiful blouse. 

Her very beautiful hair. It's various shades of purple and lavender. Excellent quality. 

This is all the crap she comes with as well as a stand. She also has a small booklet. I've probably lost it by now. 

Her eyes are wonky but I don't mind that much. If I was any kind of artistic, I'd fix it. Purple is one of my favorite colors so I love the color of her lips, hair and outfit. She's wearing a plastic necklace that supposed to be black chains. Dig it. 

One earring is a key. 

The other one is a heart shaped lock. 

Her see through hands and feet are a nice touch. She also has a black chain bracelet. 

I like her because she's so different and unusual. Actually, that's what I like about all of the Monster High dolls. I also like the attention to detail. 


My Trip to the American Girl Store NYC

My trip to the American Girl store was brief. It was mad crazy in there. The store is located at 49th St. and 5th Ave. The historical dolls were on the 2nd floor. The other dolls are on the first floor. I didn't even bother with the 3rd floor where the salon and diner were.

I just took a couple of photos and ran. I don't know the name of any of the dolls. American Girl dolls are too expensive for me. I'll never own one so I don't bother to learn their names. 

I just wanted to document my trip to the store because I'll probably never make it back there again. 

These are the outrageously overpriced baby dolls. 

This photo makes me want to knit a poncho for my Our Generation doll, Sadie. 

Yeah, I'll get around to it someday. 

The hair quality on these dolls is incredible. 

This one was one of my favorites. 


Third Dollhouse

Photos From My 2nd Dollhouse

My First Dollhouse

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My Recent Trip to FAO Schwartz

I've lived in this city for a long time but I have never set foot in FAO Schwartz toy store until recently. It's at 59th Street and 5th Ave in New York City right behind the Apple store. 

The store was packed because of the holidays. I guess they're big draw is the custom teddy bears because I didn't see anything unique about this store. 

I didn't take any photos downstairs, just upstairs because that's where the dolls and dollhouses were. 

I didn't buy anything because this place was outrageously expensive. They did carry some of the usual Monster High, Calico Critters and various puzzles and action figures. The place was absolutely packed with what I can only imagine we're tourists who enjoy throwing their money away on overpriced toys they can find cheaper elsewhere. 

There's a huge selection of Tonner dolls upstairs. Here's the Tonner James Dean doll. It doesn't look anything like James Dean. 

Another Tonner. Forgot who this is but I don't like the doll anyway. 

These are the Edward and Bella dolls from the movie Twilight. Completely ridiculous. That doll looks nothing like Edward but the Bella doll does favor Kristin Stewart. 

Tonner City Girls dolls. I think the ones with the robes were $50 and dressed they were $60. They all had the same exact face and the black doll is wearing way too much blush.

I do love the articulation on Tonner dolls. 

These are the outfits available for the dolls. Each outfit was $19.99. 

Tonner Rapunzel doll. 

Madame Alexander. 

Madame Alexander Doll Factory dolls. 

Madame Alexander Disney Princess Dolls.

Here's one up close.

Wizard of Oz Baby Dolls. 

Special 30th anniversary Cabbage Patch Kids doll. 

Some flying fairies. 

Barbie collector dolls. 

Vampire Barbie.

They also have a dollhouse and miniatures section. 

This dollhouse is $299.99. 

This one is $495 for the kit. $650 already assembled.

That'll be the day I pay $6 for an empty, miniature paper bag. 

The few antique dolls that they have for sale. 

Two rolls of miniature toilet paper costs $10. That is outrageous! Regular people sized toilet paper doesn't cost that much.  Something like this shouldn't cost more than $1, especially because it's made in China for as cheaply as possible. 

This is the reason I don't buy miniatures. I'd rather watch My Froggy Stuff on YouTube and learn how to make the stuff myself out of recycled materials. Sometimes I find things I can use in dollar stores. But I will never pay these ridiculous prices.

At least now I can say I've been to FAO Schwartz.