Meeting New Friends

Meeting New Friends
Jaxson, Cloe, and Sophina

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Need hints on how to rebody a doll

Now that I have deboxed a doll, I am going 
to need some hints on how to rebody. 
Am a little apprehensive about trying it. 
Worry that I may break the neck post. 
So I am asking for hints on the best way
to rebody. 
I have this doll.  She is articulated but nothing special.
Barbie Cheerleader 
I finally found a doll today at the Thrift Store that 
would look better with an articulated body. 
She was found nude so I gave her one 
of the ladies robes for the picture. 
She is a good match for the articulated body
My main question is how do I get off the heads 
without breaking the posts.
And are they easy to get back on the new bodies?
Do you think I can do this? 
Will post pictures when the operation is done. 

Need Help in Identifying

Went to the Thrift Store today. 
Found this neat looking car. 
It for a Cabbage Patch Doll - Small Size. 
It is marked on the bottom. 
1984 Original Appalachian ArtWorks Inc. 
Manufactured for Coleco Industries 
Made in Spain 
Coleco filed for bankruptcy in 1988, so it could have
been introduced between 1984-1988.
It's 10 inches in length 
7 inches in height (up to the top of the windshield) 
7 inches in width 
I have a McDonald's/Madame Alexander doll to 
show size of  the CPK doll that used this car. 
If you turn the crank, the car moves slowly and
plays music. 
Missing hood ornament. Maybe other parts?
I have looked on the net, E-Bay and in different toy
catalogs from the 80's and have found nothing. 
If you know anything about this item or know someone
who may know something,  please leave a comment. 
Thanks in advance.
Thanks to Shelly I now know it is a
"Cabbage Patch Kids Musical Buggy".

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Charity Ball

Charity Ball 
Children's Charity Collection 
Special Edition 
Toy's R Us 
1st in Series 
Made in Indonesia 
Flea Market find

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fashionista Sassy - In the Spotlight

Last Friday, Toy's R Us by me had a grand 
opening sale. (They took over another empty store and
added a Babies R Us and renovated the whole store)
I was sent in the mail a coupon for $5.00 off any 25.00 purchase.
Also they had an offer of one free 6.99 Barbie outfit with a purchase
of a Barbie doll over $10.00,
So I bought the Bratz Thad and Sassy from In the Spotlight. 
Barbie Fashionistas 
In the Spotlight 
Made in China 

This is the free outfit I picked out. 

But wait a minute, I had an ulterior motive
for buying Sassy.  
I was going to debox her.  Since I couldn't
find any articulated bodies at the Thrift Store, I needed 
a lady to model some of the clothes I have. 
Most of you know, I have this fear of deboxing dolls. 
(I did once for my older daughter's wedding) 
This time, I really wanted to debox. 
Out of her plastic prison. 
Pain in the neck trying to get her out of the packaging. 
Finally out of the box.
That wasn't that bad. 
Her name is Tina. 
She will be the model for any new outfits. 
Will I ever debox  another doll?
Only time will tell. 

PS.  If you're on Facebook, Like Toy's R Us and you will 
get a 20% off coupon on any one regular priced toy item 
One time, single use only  Valid till September 4th. 
Wonder what I could buy?

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Made it thru the Hurricane without losing my electricity! :) 
Yesterday before Hurricane Irene passed thru
I went to an Estate Sales which listed vintage Barbies. 
Got there a few minutes before the sale, but there were
about 25 people all ready waiting in line. 
When I got in I went over to the Barbies. 
They were priced as much as E-Bay prices. 
I only purchased one. 
Marking on box 1964 
Skipper's Friend 
9 1/4 inches tall
Straight Leg 
Missing her hang tag, red flat shoes, and brush 
Marked on backside 
Mattel 1963
She came with either blonde, brunette, or titan hair
Original Price on box  $2.07
On box - Made and printed in Japan 
I also picked up a Skipper, Skooter and Ricky
Estate Sale find

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Made in Indonesia 
Reduced at Wal-Mart 
Wal-Mart find 

To all in the Hurricane's Path:  Stay Safe!
P.S. If I don't post for a few days, it's because I have lost 
power because of Hurricane Irene.  It hasn't hit here yet.
I'll be back.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Bratz Boyz on the Mic 
MGA Entertainment 
My name is Thad, but they call me "Shark"
Made in China 
Toy's R Us find. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bijou No. 3

Moxie Teenz
MGA Entertainment 
Made in China 
I am a little disappointed with the doll series.
When you look at the picture on the back of her package,  she 
has dangling earrings, bracelets and a cute pink 
purse.  None of these come with the doll.  
Bijou has silver stud earrings and the heart necklace.
Also it shows Bijou with black heels, 
she comes with a pink boot type heel. 
(Would have rather had the black heels) 
It's also strange what dolls go to certain stores. 
Toy's R Us had all the other dolls in the series except Bijou. 
Wal-Mart only had Bijou.  Target had none of the dolls.
Wal-Mart find

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind 
World Dolls 

Scarlett O'Hara 
Rhett Butler 
Marked on neck - World Dolls 
Made in China 
Flea Market find

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe 
Marked Marilyn Monroe 1994 on neck
On her back 
1994 DSI 
Second in a series of six 
Made in China 
She still has to be cleaned up.  I hate getting old. 
My eyes aren't as good as they used to be. 
I think I have gotten all the hairs away from her face, and
then I see the pictures I take and there is hair all over 
the place. And the dirt spots. Need stronger glasses?
Flea Market find

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Generation Girl - Nichelle

This is the last of my fund-raiser wins. 
Generation Girl 
Made in China 
Comes with an extra outfit and a lot of accessories. 
(chair, cell phone, water bottle, beauty kit) 
Fund-raiser win

Butterfly Art Kira

Yes, we did have an earthquake here on the 
East Coast.   I was at the computer and my
computer monitor seemed to be wobbling and my chair
moving. At first, I thought I was having a strange 
reaction to my medicine that I got yesterday. 
I looked around and none of my ladies fell 
off the shelves. Didn't give it a second thought, 
until my son called and asked if I felt the 
earthquake.  I kind of felt relieved to know 
it wasn't my medicine.
Hope all is well with everyone in the earthquake's path. 
Butterfly Art 
Made in Malaysia 
Costume Made in Indonesia 
Temporary Tattoos Made in the USA
Fund-raiser win.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Walt Disney World 2000

Walt Disney World 
Disney Exclusive 
Made in China 
Fund-raiser win

Pretty Hearts

Pretty Hearts
Made in Indonesia 
Fund-raiser win

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Easter Bunny Fun

 Barbie & Kelly 
Easter Bunny Fun
Target Exclusive
Made in China 
Fund-raiser win

"Fashion Avenue" Lingerie

Yesterday I went to a Barbeque Fundraiser for a 
former co-worker's sister who was recently diagnosed with cancer. 
Tina, my co-worker had called me about the fund-raiser two 
weeks ago and told me that someone had donated twenty
Barbie dolls besides all the other
donations they had gotten. 
They were going to have a "Tricky Tray" 
(a raffle of sorts) where you buy tickets and drop them into 
a container of the items you would like to win. 
Since I only stayed for about two hours, Tina told me just 
to write my name on the back of the tickets.  If I won anything, 
she would bring them to me. Today, she brought me 
5 dolls, 1 outfit and a hair dryer. 
So I thought I would post the outfit and one of the dolls today. 
"Fashion Ave"
Trademark of Newport News Inc., a member of the Spiegel Group.
Made in China 
Fund-raiser win.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beauty Secrets

Beauty Secrets Barbie 
Marked on back 1979 1966
Made in Taiwan 
Not original outfit. 
Dressed her in a purple pink label gown
Gave her a new pair of purple clunky heels. 
She has a button on her back, which controls 
her arms. 
Twist n Turn Waist 
Jointed wrists. 
Bendable elbows
When found her hair was in many braids. 
Hair felt sort of sticky. 
Washed and conditioned hair. 
Needs to get her bangs trimmed.
Thrift Store find.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Bratz Boyz 
MGA Entertainment 
Made in China 
Toy's R Us find. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Moxie Teenz 
MGA Entertainment 
Made in China 
First male doll in the series of Moxie Teenz 
There were about 4 on the shelves when 
I found him. 
Had to look at them all since the hair was 
fly-away on some of the dolls. 
Wonder if they will make any other outfits for him?
Saw many new dolls on the shelves.
The Heart 4 Heart dolls, Disney VIP dolls (Sharpay and Alex only),
New Bratz dolls are out also.
Toy's R Us find