New From Mattel- Wild Hearts Crew

Finally, something new is hitting the doll market! From Mattel, creators of the iconic Barbie doll, comes a brand new line of dolls- the Wild Hearts Crew. With a release date of July 2019, the Wild Hearts Crew will be exclusive to Walmart stores. From Mattel, the line is all about “celebrating those that wear their heart on their sleeves, the Wild Hearts Crew is a sisterhood of girls challenging everyone, everywhere to #DareToBeDifferent. Join the crew this July at Walmart stores across the US! #WildHeartsCrew”.

Characters include musician Cori Cruize, photographer Kenna Roswell, skater Jacy Masters, dreamer Rallee Radmore, and rocker Charlie Lake.
The five uniquely articulated dolls feature new body types, as you can see from the promo photo. Mattel is definitely playing on the ‘curvy’ body type, but on a shorter doll. Judging by the promo photos, Mattel decided to take the cool styling of old school Monster High dolls and bring it into the real world with these fun punk looks.

Interestingly, some say that these dolls look like a take off of the recent Jem and the Holograms comics.  I can see where they’re coming from! Customizers could easily create their own versions of the comic characters using these dolls as a base, at least for Aja, Shana and Kimber.

I’m excited about the Wild Hearts Crew. It looks like a fun line that could replicate or even rival the success of Monster High and Ever After High. What do you think of the Wild Hearts Crew? Are you excited to add them to your collection? Let us know in the comment area!

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May 16, 2019. Tags: . Uncategorized. 5 comments.

A Girl for All Time’s Crowdfunding Plan

Launched in 2012, A Girl for All Time has made quite the impact on the doll world. This doll line, which was created to promote a positive message about femininity in an intelligent way while encouraging creative play, has gained a passionate following over the past seven years. With two doll ranges under their umbrella and a number of outfits, A Girl for All Time has succeeded in creating and producing gorgeous, unique products that inspire play and help children connect with their past through the companies historical and modern line.

As we’ve seen with companies large and small, the current manufacturing practices aren’t making it easy on doll companies. We’ve seen some close their doors because of this, but not A Girl for All Time. They’ve decided to fight the changing market by changing with it! In 2019, A Girl for All Time is focusing their efforts on several crowdfunding projects, which will expand and refresh their current line. Some of these crowdfunding projects are for dolls you’ve seen in the past, including characters like Matilda and Lydia. Others are brand new dolls like Max: Your Modern Boy. Unlike past crowdfunding efforts, where dolls were funded through Kickstarter and Indiegogo, these campaigns are all being hosted in-house, meaning A Girl for All Time has more control over all the aspects of the campaign.

Currently, the company has a three tier system in place. Tier 1 is the campaign for funds, where you (the potential purchaser) pledge a certain amount of money for a ‘reward’, in this case the doll at a special campaign price. The more people who pledge in advance set the stage for the rest of production. If a project isn’t funded in the time allotted, all funds go back to those who pledged, leaving the doll/product unproduced. However, if a project hits its goal, the crowdfunding moves onto Tier 2 (pre-order price) and Tier 3 (full price). Read more about the upcoming crowdfunding campaigns on A Girl for All Time’s Crowdfunding FAQ page.

Crowdfunding begins May 19th, 2019 on their website. For up to date crowdfunding information, make sure to ‘like’ A Girl for All Time on Facebook and follow them on Instagram. In the meantime, let us know what you think of this new plan from A Girl for All Time in the comment area!

May 15, 2019. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Adora 20″ Toddler Time Woof

I have admired the high-end Adora dolls ever since I saw them at New York Toy Fair many years ago. Recently, I received my first one! This Toddler Time Doll is under the name Woof. There’s a boy doll with this theme, as well. She’s brunette with blue eyes and peach skin. Woof, as I’ll call her in this review, is made of “Cuddle Me Vinyl”. Her vinyl limbs are soft and kind of squishy to the touch. They smell lightly of baby powder. Adora describes their new vinyl as “soft, silky, gentle and feels more like a real baby, making these toddlers perfect for play!” I wholeheartedly agree! It has a really nice texture to it. Woof’s torso is stuffed, but weighted. Woof doesn’t sit very well for me, but maybe that’s something I’ll have to work in a bit.

Woof is 20″ tall, which makes for a nice size for a realistic baby doll like this one. She comes dressed in a removable onesie and a diaper. Her outfit is very well made and looks adorable. It’s baby pink with a black and white dog motif on the onesie and bib. Woof is wigged. I didn’t actually take her hat off, but it seems like Adora used a quality wig for her.

What I really love about Woof is her face! Adora is wonderful at capturing honest expressions on their baby dolls and Woof is no exception. Her face is so pretty with her hand painted face paint, hand set eyes/lashes and nicely crafted features. I think it’s one of the best baby doll faces out there. Her hands and feet are also molded really, really well.

Price-wise, I was never sure if Adora was worth it– until now. I can totally see why these dolls are as expensive as they are. You can feel the care Adora puts into their baby dolls. The quality is exactly what I’d expect for their price point. I would definitely recommend adding one of these cuties to your collection.

Here are some Adora dolls I also love:

Toddler Time Jolie– Look at that smile!

Toddler Time Snow White– A must have for any Disney collector.

Toddler Time Work Out Chic– Her smile is contagious!

Do you collect Adora dolls? Do you have a favorite? What do you think of Woof? Let us know in the comments!

May 6, 2019. Tags: . Uncategorized. 7 comments.

Malibu Skipper Paper Dolls (Whitman 1973)

Here’s a peek inside another one of Skipper’s paper doll releases. This time, I’m showing you the uncut Malibu Skipper Paper doll made by Whitman in 1973. It features some pretty cool mod fashions!

Below is Skipper. Isn’t she cute? I love the graphics Whitman chose for the paper dolls. The expression on this paper doll is very pretty.

 

I would 100% try on all the fashions on the page below. The fringe vest, orange sweater, yellow bell bottoms and blue dress are so fun looking!

My favorite thing on this page has got to be the nurse’s outfit. The cape is adorable. The orange and blue dress is kind of fun, too. The orange and green pant suit, however, isn’t my taste so much!

 

 

What’s your favorite fashion from this set? Let us know in the comment area!

May 2, 2019. Tags: . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Skipper Paper Dolls (Whitman, 1976)

Today, I wanted to show you one of my favorite Skipper paper doll sets. Made by Whitman in 1976, this set features an adorable Skipper doll designed to wear some stylish fashions.

I love how innocent Skipper looks in this box art. It reminds me of what Quick Curl Skipper would look like drawn. The paper doll packaged with this set, however, reminds me more of a Living Skipper. The freckles on her face are probably my favorite thing about this design. Below are some of the fashions Skipper comes with. (My set is missing a tutu outfit.)

 

Super casual, but super cute! Mattel, can you make Skipper’s orange shirt in my size?

 

 

 

I love this red baby doll outfit!

 

 

The orange alphabet outfit is another favorite of mine!

 

 

Such a fun bathing suit and cover!

 

 

The coat and skirt above is totally something I’d try on!

Which is your favorite fashion? Let us know in the comment area!

April 29, 2019. Tags: . Uncategorized. 20 comments.

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