Lottie fans, here you go! I made sure to stop by the Lottie booth and chat with Lucie and Ian about what we’ll be seeing in this line through 2016. Commuting to the show from England, they didn’t have a ton of new products on display to share with you. They had a few though, which you can see below!
My favorite is the Forest Fairy Lottie. The ginger hair is striking with the green bodice on her outfit.
Meet Sleeping Beauty Lottie! I don’t quite see the theme in this particular release, but her dress is very pretty.
This Lottie is Birthday Girl Lottie. She looks like she’s dressed for an exciting night out!
This Lottie is one artsy girl. She’s another favorite of mine. She’ll have an easel and a paint pallet.
And here’s Girl President Lottie. This doll is very much a prototype and may look different when she hits store shelves.
Check out the Toy Fair Video below. Also, for pictures, visit my Flickr!
What do you think of Lottie‘s early 2016 releases? Share your thoughts in the comment area!
If you’re a fan of ordering your dolls off of Amazon.com, this deal is for you. Lottie is currently running a ‘Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free’ deal on Amazon!!! I can’t think of any better sale to help stock up for birthdays or holidays. Dolls or accessories must be purchased from the official Lottie store on Amazon. (All dolls and accessories fall under the sale, but remember some dolls are slightly more than others.) US readers- follow this link;UK and EU readers- follow this link. To get this really great deal, enter the below codes while checking out:
For use on Lottie Dolls (not accessories) : JULY342D
For use on Lottie accessories (not dolls): JULY342O
*note: Since there are two different codes, it seems you need to order three dolls or three accessories for the deal to work.
This ‘3 for 2’ deal ends on July 31st, so you will have to hurry! I know many of you expressed love for the Lottie’s we saw on my blog during Lottie Week. This would be an excellent time to pick them up for your collection. Or maybe you know a child who has been saving their allowance to order a few Lotties? What a great opportunity for them to get more for their money.
Just a reminder, the blog’s coupon code ends July 31st, as well! Use DOLLCOLLECTORS on lottie.com to get 10% off your order. This code only works on Lottie.com.
If you need help choosing who to order, feel free to check out my past blog posts on Lottie. And if you do order any Lottie’s, stop on back and tell me which you picked up!
Last week, I took a short vacation to Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was a family vacation with my grandfather, immediate family and a few of my cousins. While I am definitely more of a Walt Disney World kind of gal when it comes to vacationing, being ‘one with nature’ for a week wasn’t too bad. We were right next to a body of water (Cass Lake), so I decided to bring a few dolls along for the ride and see if I could get a few good photos to share here on the blog!
During the trip, we rented a pontoon.
For a few more photos, check out my Flickr album. Do you have a ‘go to’ travel doll you bring with you on vacation? Are you planning on taking a doll on your next trip away? Share your thoughts below.
World Doll Day is a week away and in honor of this day of celebration, Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter is hosting a special giveaway!!! Since we just finished Lottie Week, it seemed fitting to offer you the chance to win a Lottie of your very own.
Good news– this contest is worldwide!!! To enter, fill out the form below. You are required to do one of the following–like Lottie on Facebook, follow them on Twitter or visit their website and leave a comment in THIS post telling me who your favorite Lottie is. You can choose to do one or all of these things. The contest runs through June 15th. I will e-mail the winner.
The contest has ended.
I’d personally like to give Arklu a huge ‘thank you’ for providing these dolls and allowing them to be part of my World Doll Day celebration. And with that, I wish you all (worldwide) good luck!
But wait– there’s more! For 10% off your Lottie.com purchases through July 31st, 2015, enter DOLLCOLLECTORS as your discount code. This can be used on any of the dolls, including Finn. (I just used Muddy Puddles as an example.) Please note, this won’t work on amazon.com, so all orders must be placed on Lottie.com. If you have any problems with the code, please let me know.
In my earliest review of the Lottie line, I wondered if Arklu would ever release a male friend for Lottie. Arklu listened and later released this boy doll named Finn. Early Finn’s had some issues, mostly in the hair department, but I’m happy to report that the company heard and have made some slight tweaks to the doll since his debut. This version I’m reviewing is the 2nd edition release. Say hello to Kite Flyer Finn.
Since Lottie is modeled after a young child, it allows Finn to use the same or a very similar body to Lottie.
This means that clothing is interchangeable between the two dolls. Above is a Lottie wearing some of Finn’s clothing pieces. I love Finn’s outfit. One thing companies get wrong a lot of times is outfitting their male dolls. Arklu got it just right.
Finn wears a cool dark blue vest that is lined with a fun bright green. Like Lottie, he wears a long sleeve shirt. Finn’s two toned grey shirt features a bright red star.
Instead of pants, Finn wears long cargo shorts with real pockets. He wears red shoes. The attention to detail is great on all the Arklu releases.
What really draws Finn apart from Lottie (besides being a boy doll) is his face and hair. We’ll start with his face. Where Lottie has round eyes, Finn’s are more oval. They are a fun shade of green with a pronounced side glance. Finn’s painted eye brows are a dark brown.
His face mold is more angled than Lottie’s, which gives him a unique look. Finn shares Lottie’s jointing. His head turns left and right. His shoulders move well (up, down and out). His hip joints allow his legs to move up and down, as well as out. Like Lottie, he has clickable knees.
When Finn first hit store shelves, I remember hearing comments about his hair. Clearly, Arklu heard this and made some changes, because I don’t see anything wrong with the doll I received. His rooted dark brown hair is styled in a boy cut. I think it looks nice from the front.
The back is a little strange, but honestly, it’s hard to get a boy cut perfect on a doll. If the front looks good, and in this case it does, I’m okay with a little bit of strangeness in the back.
Finn comes with a cute kite. When positioned just right, he can hold the kite himself.
Video review below.
Overall, I’m very happy with Finn. What do you think of Kite Flyer Finn? Share your thoughts in the comment area.
For more information on where you can find Lottie, visit their website. Stay up to date with Lottie on facebook, as well. Other official pages include YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Photos of this Lottie and others can be found on my Flickr. And, of course, check out my past Lottie posts here.
*This product was given to me for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.