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  • Kildonan Place Mall

    There will be a doll related event at Kildonan Place Mall on the 9th and 10th, mostly geared to kids bringing in their dolls, stuffed animals or action figures for a chance to win a shopping spree. There will also be a drive for baby items. And on Sunday, the 10th, there will be a doll display. Here are the details that were provided:

    Some additional details:

    “All giveaways available, on a first, come first serve basis, while quantities last
    on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018. Mall employees are not eligible for
    contests and giveaways. 150 $5 Gift Cards from a selection of retailers at Kildonan Place
    will be available at Guest Services while quantities last – limit one per person. 250 HappyBot coupons will be available throughout the two event days for bags of KP Gummy Bears.
    *The following baby supplies will be accepted for the Baby Supplies Drive: Diapers,
    Formula, Receiving blankets, Onesies and Toys.”


  • Membership Renewal

    Don’t forget it’s also time to renew your membership! The price has also been reduced, so make sure you renew to continue to receive newsletters and some other perks, and stay in the loop! And for any new people wanting to join, or thinking of joining, you are more than welcome and we would love to see you come to an upcoming meeting, or to join the club…you know you want to!


  • April Meeting

    It’s our last meeting for a while, so we would love to see you there, and joining in on the fun. It will be April 22nd at 1:30pm, at the Salisbury House on Leila. Our show and tell theme for this month are favorite doll accessories! So pull out one of the accessories you loved to play with with your dolls as a child, or one you love using with your dolls now. It will be interesting to see the different variety of items everyone will bring. So bring your favorite and come join us!


  • May Wind-Up Luncheon

    It’s that time again, to wind things up for now, until September rolls around again. This year we’ll be mixing it up, and our wind up will be on Sunday, May 27th, from noon to 3:30pm at the Marigold Restaurant on 1245 Inkster Boulevard. The cost is $22 per person. We hope to see you there!

    For any questions concerning the luncheon, contact Lucy.


  • Ballerina Ghouls

    Monster High is aiming for delicate and graceful, and of course, ghoulish, with one of it’s new sets of dolls. There may only be three dolls in this collection, unless they do as they’ve done sometimes in the past, and release others in a second wave at a later date. But so far, the only Ballerina Ghouls we’ve seen are Moanica D’Kay, Draculaura, and Cleo De Nile.


  • A Wrinkle In Time

    The dolls are just as fantastical and magical as the movie itself. They’re colorful, and elaborate, and just very fun. The dolls depict the characters portrayed by Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), and Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit).


  • Gigi Hadid

    The model has teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger and is getting her own doll. Apparently the date has been pushed back some, but is finally set to be released sometime this year. I’m not sure about the outfits, as the images in the T-shirt and colorful two piece were the first images released for the doll last year, but the recent ones shown while discussing this year’s release of the doll, is with the oversized hoodie. Regardless of which outfit, the doll has a beautiful face, and captures Gigi Hadid’s features well.


  • Zendaya

    A doll of young actress and singer, Zendaya, was created out of a not so pleasant situation, where the young star attended the Oscars a couple of years ago with dreads in her hair, hoping to show all hairstyles can be beautiful. However, some controversy was created when a TV personality commented on her hair, saying she also expected her hair to smell like patchouli oil and weed, which people did not take well to, including Zendaya, who responded with a letter, explaining her choice of hairstyle for the event, and wanting to give a positive message with it. Mattel chose to respond to the situation by helping Zendaya to share her message of beauty, by creating a one of a kind doll in her likeness from the Oscars. To date, it still unfortunately seems to be a one of a kind, made specifically for her. We can only hope they may choose to make more and make it available to the public, as it’s a gorgeous doll.

     

     

     


  • Sheroes

     

    Mattel is trying to bring attention to role models, as they introduce their Sheroes collection, featuring a variety of role models from past and present.

    There’s snowboarder Chloe Kim; artist Frida Kahlo; filmmaker Patty Jenkins; US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglasboxer Nicola Adams Obe; young Australian conservationist Bindi Irwin; aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart; volleyball champ Hui Ruoqi; plus-size model and body activist Ashley Graham; NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson; chef Helene Darroze; soccer player Sara Gama; golfer Lorena Ochoa; windsurfer Cagla Kubat; TV host and Nat Geo Editor Martyna Wojciechowska; Chinese actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan; San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Yuan Yuan Tan; and the Tehran-born designer behind cult favorite fashion label lala Berlin, Leyla Piedayesh.


  • New Barbie & Ken

    They come in all shapes and sizes! Sort of… The new Barbie bodies do come in some new shapes and sizes, including the original, a petite version, tall, and then also curvy Barbies, featuring a fuller figure, which comes in those variation of heights. The new dolls also feature a wide variety of skin tones, and eye colors, along with all sorts of new hair colors; pink, purple, and even blue, to name a few. After the popularity of widening their Fashionistas range, Mattel went ahead and gave Ken a bit of a makeover, too. He now comes in original, short, and tall, with an original body size, a thinner size, and one that’s a little bit fuller or filled out. They also come in a whole variety of skin tones and eye colors, and an assortment of new hairstyles, going from tousled, to cornrows, and yes, even a man bun.