Introducing Your Modern Girl Bex (A Girl for All Time)

Last year, A Girl for All Time launched their Your Modern Girl series with a Kickstarter featuring dolls Maya and Nisha. Unlike their historical dolls, who all belong to the same family tree, Your Modern Girls are unique contemporary dolls that come from all walks of life. In this sneak peek reveal, I’d like to introduce you to Bex. With a release date of late 2017, Bex is English with an Afro Caribbean background.

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Bex met her best friend, Maya, while rollerblading and they are both members of their local hockey team. She loves reading and writing poetry (in secret). One day, she hopes to start a band with all of her friends.

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Bex has a new unique face mold. It looks like she has round features versus the long features that many of the other A Girl for All Time dolls have. Bex, also, has some pretty awesome hair. I love the curls! Her outfit is my favorite of the three girls in the Your Modern Girl line. Actually, of the three in the line, Bex might be my favorite doll so far.

Bex will be available to order later this year. Until then, keep an eye on A Girl for All Time via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And in the meantime, let me know what you think of Bex! Share your thoughts in the comment area.

February 9, 2017. Tags: , . Introductions & Reviews, Uncategorized. 24 comments.

A Girl For All Time Kickstarter UPDATE

I don’t usually post about crowd funding campaigns, but since I am a huge fan of A Girl for All Time, I want them to succeed with their Kickstarter!

Credit: A Girl for All Time

Credit: A Girl for All Time

A Girl for All Time’s Your Modern Girl project is nearly 60% funded, but time is running out to make Your Modern Girl’s Maya and Nisha a reality. If you haven’t made up your mind, you have three days left to help A Girl for All Time reach their goal of raising just over 28,000 US dollars.  To sweeten the deal, the company has added another great reward to the mix– Matilda at the record low price of (roughly) 60 US dollars (40 GBP).

Matilda, Your Tudor Girl

Matilda, Your Tudor Girl

If you’ve been looking for a Matilda, it is worthwhile to give a little– if the Kickstarter succeeds, you’ll be getting her at an amazing price. (Keep in mind that if the company doesn’t reach their goal, you will not be charged and get her at this price. Not to mention, it will take longer for the Your Modern Girl series to see the light of day! I may have to bump my pledge up to include Matilda. She’s been on my wish list for a while.) The Kickstarter ends Saturday, Apr 16 2016, 3:20 AM CDT, so if you are planning on helping them reach their goal, now is the time!

April 12, 2016. Tags: . Articles and Doll Histories, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

A Girl for All Time Kickstarter- Now Live

A Girl for All Time has just launched a Kickstarter for two new 16″ dolls– Maya and her friend, Nisha. Maya and Nisha fall under their new series, ‘Your Modern Girl’. This new range of dolls will add diversity to their collection, which currently features historical girls from the same family line. (Read my reviews of Lydia and Amelia, two of the historical girls.)

Credit: A Girl for All Time

Credit: A Girl for All Time

If you’re collecting the whole Marchmont family tree, you’ll want to get your hands on Maya. She’s part of the Marchmont family line and has had the family legacy passed on to her. She looks a lot like Matilda, which is a nice call back to A Girl for All Time’s origins. Nisha, the second doll in the Your Modern Girl series, is Maya’s best friend. She has a nice tan skin and a cute outfit. I personally love the shoes!

Credit: A Girl for All Time

Credit: A Girl for All Time

The Kickstarter campaign has just started, so head over to the site to check out the various pledge rewards. A Girl for All Time needs just over $28,000 US dollars to cover the production of this new doll line. So far, they’ve raised over $4,000, which seems like a great start!

Will you be helping A Girl for All Time with their campaign? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

March 17, 2016. Tags: . Introductions & Reviews, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Housekeeping

Hi all!

I just wanted to give you a quick update on a few projects that are going on in the doll world! First off, I have launched (kind of) another website, this one themed around Disney Toys, for About.com. If you have a moment, check it out. I’m still writing here, of course, so don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.

Second, A Girl for All Time announced a new line recently, Your Modern Girl. This line “will be wonderfully unique and reflect the world that today’s girls live in – a world more ethnically, socially, and economically diverse than at any other time this century with girls who are strong, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.” They’re going to raise funds for this new line via a Kickstarter. A Girl for All Time is reaching out to fans ages 8-14 to voice their opinion on the Your Modern Girl range via video submission. I don’t know when the deadline for this is, but it was announced mid-October, so get your submissions in as soon as possible. Details on how fans ages 8-14 can share their opinion and have a chance to be featured on the kickstarter’s page can be found here.  (On the same note, check out the rest of Frances blog posts. They’re always fun to read!)

Third, you may have heard that Makies are going through a bit of a transformation at the moment. The bodies are no longer being 3D printed like they were before. The heads, though, are still being 3D printed. The biggest bit of news at the moment is that the boy dolls are being re-worked and will not be available to order from the website starting November 9th. That is a few days from now, so get your orders in now if you have a boy in your Makies account you can’t live without.

Fourth, my PO box is going way. It was a failed experiment, so please delete the PO box from your address books.  (Do people even keep address books anymore?  Am I showing my age?)

That’s about it, I think, for housekeeping at the moment.  Stay tuned for the usual reviews and a special Q and A with Christina from Makielabs. Cheers!

November 6, 2015. Tags: , , . Articles and Doll Histories, Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Sam, Your 1960’s Girl, from A Girl for All Time

A Girl for All Time has been releasing sneak peeks of their new doll Sam, Your 1960’s Girl, for a while, but now we finally have a full body promotional photo!!!

Sam, 1960's Girl

Sam, 1960’s Girl

Sam is living in the 1960’s, if you couldn’t tell from her fantastic ‘mod’ fashion. Here’s a few more fun facts about Sam.  Fun fact #1: Frances Cain, mastermind behind this doll line, named this doll after her real life daughter.

Fun fact #2: The outfits were designed with the help of Thimbles and Acorns and Keepers Dolly Duds. Both of these companies make wonderful patterns scaled for this doll line and others in the 18″ realm. If I was at all talented in sewing, which I’m not, I would be making many of these outfits for my dolls.  As far as Sam’s outfit goes, I am loving the colors. And the shoes? I totally ‘dig’ them.

Fun fact #3: If you have followed the timeline closely enough, you’ll have noticed that Sam is the right age to be directly related to one of the dolls we’ve seen before.  Sam is the daughter of Clementine, the 1940’s girl!  This is the first time a doll has been so closely related to another within this line.  (Remember, they’re all part of the same family tree!)

Everyone is very excited about this release, no one more so than I!  I was actually able to see a prototype of this doll back in February. One of the perks of being a blogger!  It’s so exciting to see that other collectors are reacting with the same positive excitement I did many months ago.

Sam will be available to purchase in September, but in the meantime, keep an eye on A Girl for All Time‘s facebook page, fan group, pinteresttwitter and website.

You can also find the company on YouTube.

If you have time, I’d recommend checking out Barbee0913’s review of Clementine, a gift from her loving daughter (aka me).  You will find that video below.

If you’d like to revisit some of my reviews of past dolls in this great line, you will find those here.  What do you think of Sam, the 1960’s girl?  Leave your thoughts below!

July 21, 2015. Tags: . Articles and Doll Histories, Uncategorized. 7 comments.

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