Expandmenu Shrunk


  • March Meeting – We’re Back!

    As any of you who view the website can see, we are back up and running – finally! So although late notice, for those who aren’t already sure of our meeting dates, or need the reminder, our meeting is on Sunday, March 25th. We now meet at the Salisbury House on 787 Leila Avenue. Our meeting time is still 1:30pm, however if you wish to have a bite and have some fun conversations with other members, feel free to come as early as 12pm, as that is when the room is available to us.

    Our show and tell theme is March Madness, or The Mad Hatter and the March Hare.

    We hope to see you all there!


  • Belle Repaint


    As there’s been talk, and I’ve also mentioned it on here, about many people being unimpressed with the faces on the new Belle dolls, and this particular repaint on the Disney Store doll by a very talented doll repaint artist, Noel Cruz (you should look up some of his other repaints, they are amazing), I thought I would share this as well. The face looks much more life like, and resembles Emma Watson, the actress who portrays her in the new live action movie. He also put the head on a new body, and appears to have changed the top part of the dress, along with redoing her hair, including a reroot, based on the color difference from before to after. It’s hard to believe that’s the same head mold. I think it’s safe to say, we all wish that’s what the new Belle dolls looked like.


  • Beauty and the Beast

    There’s another set of Beauty And The Beast dolls out, as opposed to the Disney ones that I shard last time. These ones are done by Hasbro, and are available at most stores, including Walmart, Superstore and Toys R Us. The second set, with the Beast back to his human form, is a Toys R Us exclusive, though. Depending on the store, I’ve seen them range from about $50 to $70, roughly. On the bright side, there has been no public comparisons of this Belle resembling Justin Bieber, however, the face still doesn’t look right, though is nicer than the Disney Store Belle’s face. The Beast is flocked, to give him a furry type look, and he’s done very well, right down to the hands and feet. They are worth checking out in stores, just to see for yourself.


  • May Wind-Up Luncheon

    As our meeting come to a close for the term, we’re having our May Luncheon to wind things up, but things will be a little different this year, as we’re going to try out a new location for our May Luncheon. This year it will be at the Salisbury House onĀ 787 Leila Avenue, on May 28th, from 1-4pm. You’ll be able to order whatever you’d like from the menu, so you’ll have a big selection of choices, and there’s sure to be something that appeals to you. So members, please come and check out the location with us and let us know what you think.


  • April Meeting

    It’s time for our last meeting of this term, so we’d love to see you at the meeting. We’ll be assembling our prize baskets, so please bring any donations you have to add to them. And our show and tell theme is Fair MAYdens. Or anything you’re just waiting to show off! The meeting is at the same time, same place as always. We’re hoping to see you there!


  • Beauty and the Beast



     

    There is a new live action Beauty and The Beast movie coming out this March, and the dolls done by Disney [available at the Disney Store] have now been released, done in the likeness of the actors portraying them. There’s been some mixed reviews on them, however, with some claiming the Belle doll, done in Emma Watson’s likeness, looks more like a female Justin Bieber. Some find the Beast doll a little scary. But of course, that all comes down to a matter of opinion, and if you’re a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, you’re sure to like them. They have a set with a regularly dressed Belle and Gaston, and individually, they have both Belle and the Beast, in their fancy outfits.


  • Zomby Gaga


     

    Monster High has teamed up with Lady Gaga to create Zomby Gaga to create this adult collector doll. The collaboration is to represent bravery, kindness and acceptance. Her outfit is roughly based on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” music video. She comes with some extra accessories, and an extra outfit, as seen above, along with suspenders with heart clips, sunglasses, patent leather boots, and her bubble gum, which can be removed or placed back in her mouth, depending on your mood. If I’m understanding correctly, I think a portion of each Zomby Gaga doll sales go to the Born This Way Foundation, to help further the mission of empowering young people to create a kinder and braver world.

     


  • Transforming Draculaura

    Monster High has come out with a new Draculaura, with some transforming fashion! She goes from wearing a high low style dress, and with the flick of the plastic piece of her dress that sits on her tummy and chest, her wings come up, and she goes from vampire to bat!

     


  • Harlem Theatre Barbies

    The Harlem Theatre series in The Barbie Collection introduces two dolls that celebrate the “Harlem Renaissance” of the early 20th century, where there was a rise of influential musicians, writers, painters, photographers, and poets. Claudette Gordon is a Jazz singer, and Madam LaVinia is the nightclub owner who helps talented people like Claudette find their audience.


  • Star Trek 50th Anniversary Dolls

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, they’ve gone back to where it all started…the original TV series. There are three dolls released for this collection, which are sculpted in the likenesses of the actors who portrayed them: William Shatner as Captain Kirk, Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura, and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. A must have for any Star Trek fans!