Another year almost gone! This month may have been light on posts, but never fear, I’ll be back up and running in January! I always plan to do some big December event, like 12 Days of Dolls or something, but with the craziness of the month, which also includes my birthday, it never happens. Maybe next year! See you all in 2017!
From everyone here at Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (And in case you don’t know, I’m now on Instagram! You can find me at @Kewpie83.)
It’s a little late, I know, but Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your dolly dreams came true this December 25th! I thought I’d take a moment to share a few of the items that were under my Christmas tree with you!
I received four My Little Ponies. Two were customs by Perfume Puff Princess. I picked up a few Perfume Puff Princess customs at the My Little Pony Fair, this year and now have a total of four! I love the wild hair these ponies have!
Also under the tree was a Kewpie doll themed around the 60’s. She’s groovy! I like her dark eyes. Her outfit, especially her fringe jacket and head band, are super cute.
Equally adorable were the three Hallmark Itty Bitty’s— Rainbow Brite, her Sprite and a fun C3P0 decked out in a Christmas scarf. I think I may need to pick up some more of Rainbow Brites friends now to try to complete the set.
With Star Wars in full swing, my C3P0 collection grew a lot! One of the coolest new C3P0 items was the Wind Up Tin C3P0. There was also a neat Star Tours bank that featured C3P0 and R2D2. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the huge light up art deco head! (See my C3PO collection here.)
This next item was actually a birthday gift– a straight leg Skipper with a sample head! Sample Skipper’s usually have a resin body with a wider stance than the vinyl bodies. This Skipper was either rebodied by a collector or possibly was boxed this way from the get go. It’s really hard to tell! She has very pretty light brown hair and a double row of bangs. Another interesting feature on this Sample Skipper is the length of her bangs– they’re shorter than your normal straight leg Skipper head.
I saved the best for last! My baby Sasha now has two new brothers– Trendon Gregor and Caleb. I knew about Caleb, but Gregor was a complete shock. I’m not sure about when exactly they were made, but each are different heights, which I find interesting!
Caleb is shorter than Gregor. My mom also pointed out that the Gregor has a shorter blue sweater on than some of the other sweater boys that were produced. What drew me to Caleb was his dark skin. There is a lighter skin Caleb, as well, but this guy has super dark skin. I like it, though I’m still figuring out how to photograph him properly.
My mother, Barbee0913 on YouTube, received a few nice dolly, if I do say so myself! She is now the proud owner of the Impression of China Kurhn, Maru from Maru and Friends and a Trendon Prince Gregor. She also got a few pink box Barbie’s.
Watch the video here:
What did Santa (and friends) bring you this holiday season? Let me know in the comment area! See you in 2016!
Wishing you a fantastic Easter spent with friends and family. (And maybe a dolly or two from the bunny himself!)
Happy Valentine’s Day
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With 2014 flying by and 2015 on the horizon, I thought it would be a fine time to thank each and every one of you for all you’ve done for me this past year!
Thank you for commenting, liking, subscribing, messaging, e-mailing, etc! This blog, YouTube channel and Facebook page would be nothing without you guys! So, thank you, thank you, thank you! (And thank you for dealing with my silly typo’s. I swear, I read these posts a thousand times before publishing, but I am the worst–or best?– auto-corrector of my own writing!!!)
Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter has grown so much this past year. And next year, I want it to grow even more! I’m going to start off the year by attending the New York Toy Fair in February! Attending will allow me to (hopefully) fill you guys in on what might be hitting toy shelves in 2015 and allow me to cross off a bucket list item! If there are any companies you’d like me to try to visit, please let me know in the comments!
More fun news– I am renting a PO Box for the next six months. If you’re a reader who is more comfortable contacting me via snail mail, feel free to use it! (I love postcards and Christmas cards!) I will most likely do a ‘mail room’ video to say thanks and I will most definitely send you back a quick note!
Just address your snail mail to:
Confessions o/a Doll Collectors Daughter
PO Box 164
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0164
You can always find this information in the ‘About Me’ page, linked on the sidebar or on my other social media sites.
So, again, thank you for reading, writing and visiting Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter! I appreciate it so much! And stay tuned for a busy December and a great 2015!