Toy Fair 2016 – Just the Highlights

Toy Fair 2016 – Just the Highlights

Our whirlwind trip to New York City for Toy Fair 2016 is done and we are safely home after leaving early this morning to avoid the snow in the city (just to get home to 6″ of snow!). It is going to take a few days to really go through all the photos and write...
Doll Diaries Picks for January 30

Doll Diaries Picks for January 30

Wow! Is January really over already? It seems like yesterday we were welcoming Lea, the new American Girl GOTY! There is a lot going on in the doll world right now and part of that is due to the fact that its Toy Fair season – Toy Fair is a HUGE trade show for...
Barbie Collector Divergent Tris Photos

Barbie Collector Divergent Tris Photos

This is a guest post by Ayla sharing photos of her new Barbie Collector Tris doll inspired by the movie Divergent.  *** I had my birthday recently and I got a bunch of new things! But, the one thing that I loved the most was a Collector Barbie Tris doll from...
Ella – A Very Special Barbie

Ella – A Very Special Barbie

I got this email from a long time reader, Lorie, and wanted to share it with you! Dear Char,   I wanted to share the special Barbie Doll my daughter received in the mail this past weekend. My daughter has Alopecia, and while it has only affected the back portion of...
A Look Back at Some Winter Olympic Inspired Dolls

A Look Back at Some Winter Olympic Inspired Dolls

Madelon has been collecting dolls of all sorts for a very long time so she often sends in photos of some of the neatest finds. Let’s see what she has for us today. *** Katia Gordeeva was a figure skater born in Moscow in 1971. She skated pairs with Sergei...
FAO Schwarz Anniversary Barbie

FAO Schwarz Anniversary Barbie

The famous toy store FAO Schwarz turned 50 last year and in celebration they released a very special Barbie doll for the occasion. Madelon recently got one and was kind enough to share the photos with us.  Madelon saw this Barbie at Toys R Us in the Fall and waited...