The 1990s saw a rise in the Artist’s Doll, and the work was truly spectacular! Many of these dolls are hard-to-find – and if you can find one, you should seriously consider adding them to your collection, for they represent an era of sculpture and fashion artistry that paved the way for many doll genres we see today. Enjoy the eye-candy!
We reported here an homage to the 16inch dolls gone by, but wanted to updated one in particular – D.A.E. Originals, maker of Vivian, is still around and strong, making great vintage fashions inspired by the great couture houses. D.A.E. continues making beautifully detailed designs, as you can see in his latest offerings (click here)…though some are already sold out. It’s a Throwback Thursday offering with a current twist! Click on the images below to take you to their website…
Fans of The Sybarites and fashion doll enthusiasts will appreciate today’s throwback: SYB-O-RAMA – one of Superdoll’s earlier galleries featuring exploration photography by Desmond Lingard for the collection. The colors and textures are sublime, and we just know you’ll enjoy the eye candy.
Since the arrival of Gene on doll scene, the 16inch fashion doll has now become the staple. Today, collectors can enjoy new offerings from Tonner, Integrity Toys, Superdoll, and many others that use this scale to create new fashionable icons. Many of these dolls can be found in great condition on the secondary market…so happy hunting!
The Franklin Mint’s Marilyn Monroe
The Franklin Mint’s Jackie Doll
L.L. Knickerbocker’s Daisy (Daisy & Willow)
Sandra Bilotto’s Brenda Starr for Effanbee (pre-Tonner) – interesting to note the sculpt was retained and scaled to fit the Tyler Body when Effanbee was acquired by Tonner in 2001/2002.
Christina St. Clair by Fashion Boulevard
Sandra Bilotto’s Butterfly Ring for Spellbound Dolls
Many folks can recall waiting in line at FAO Schwarz New York for exclusive Gene Marshall dolls every year at Toy Fair! Here’s a #TBT to FAO Exclusives – dollbid is thrilled to host some of these faves just for you! Just click on the images to take you to the auction…
You should be dancing…YEAH! All hail to this throwback to 1977 and the cinema sensation that turned the white poly suit into vogue gold. Of course, it’s Saturday Night Fever, and Integrity Toys has released information on its new SNF Gift Set under its Color Infusion Collection…Thank YOU, Integrity!!! I remember roller skating with groovy hair to the Bee Gees…before the 80s made us truly outrageous…
Item # 14029
Saturday Night Fever
Color Infusion™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited Edition of 800 Dolls Worldwide
Approximate Ship Date: June 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $155.00 US
Available for pre-order from your favorite Integrity Toys dealers today!
Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Color Infusion (Female doll) and FR: Homme (Male figure)
Head Sculpts: Ollie Lawson™ and Fabiana Diaz™ (recently used for Raya Alonso)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White (Both dolls)
Hair Color: Fabiana is a Brunette and Ollie has Jet Black Hair
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied (On Fabiana only)
Get ready to boogie with this fabulous two-doll gift set that will bring you back to the days of disco! Featuring two fully articulated 12-inch scale dolls from Integrity’s Color Infusion collection standing in for the lead characters of Paramount Studios’ classic Saturday Night Fever, each character is wearing ultra-detailed screen accurate costumes from the film that defined an entire era! This amazing gift set comes packaged in a specially designed see-through commemorative window box. Each doll in the set comes with a doll stand. For adult collectors ages 14 and up.
**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications. Dolls only- disco ball and backdrops not included.