Wednesday Wants: DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Award Winners! #DOFDAs

We know you be wanting these…if you don’t already – Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to DollObservers.com for hosting the fun!

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1. Best Playline Fashion Doll

  • Apple White ‘Ever After High’ by Mattel – WINNER
Mattel's Apple White

Mattel’s Apple White

2. Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll

Coach Barbie by Mattel

Coach Barbie by Mattel

3. Best Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll

Superdoll's The Sybarites - Madame V

Superdoll’s The sYbarites – Madame V

4. Best Male Fashion Doll

Integrity Toys' Lukas Maverick 'Beauty'

Integrity Toys’ Lukas Maverick ‘Beauty’

5. Best Celebrity Fashion Doll

Mattel's Jennifer Lopez Red Carpet

Mattel’s Jennifer Lopez ‘Red Carpet’

6. Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist

  • Nik Moronese & Marie Lebreton of ninimomo – WINNER
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7. Best Fashion Doll Accessory

Mattel's Barbie Winter Weekend Accessory Set

Mattel’s Barbie Winter Weekend Fashion Set

8. Best Fashion Doll Designer/Manufacturer

  • Paul Pham for Dollcis – WINNER
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Paul Pham

9. Best Online Fashion Doll Retailer

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Barbie Collector

10. The 2014 Fashion Doll Innovations Award: Best Make-Up

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Integrity Toys’ 16inch Magic Moment Poppy Parker

Fashion Doll Fridays: DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards LAST DAY #DOFDAs

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO VOTE! Follow by clicking this link here – and the Vote prompt will automatically pop up.

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The winners will be announced on March 9, 2014 – Who Will Win???

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Choose your selection from the following categories:

1. Best Playline Fashion Doll

  • Apple White ‘Ever After High’ by Mattel
  • Barbie ‘Birthday Wishes’ by Mattel
  • Lena ‘Prettie Girls’ by One World Doll Project
  • Midge ‘Life in The Dreamhouse’ by Mattel
  • Monster High Lagoona ’13 Wishes’ by Mattel

2. Best Collectable Vinyl/Plastic Fashion Doll

  • Emma ‘Deja Vu’ by Tonner Doll
  • Poppy Parker ‘Sweet in Switzerland’ by Integrity Toys
  • Elise Jolie ‘Midnight Star’ by Integrity Toys
  • ‘Coach Barbie’ by Barbie Collector
  • Vanessa Perrin ‘Out Sass’ by Integrity Toys

3. Best Resin/Porcelain/BJD Fashion Doll

  • Gene Marshall ‘Phoenix’ JAMIEshow Dolls USA
  • Natalie ‘Holiday 2013’ by JAMIEshow Dolls USA
  • sYbarite ‘Madame V’ Superdoll_Collectibles
  • Apple Nougat by DollChic
  • Cherub ‘Inamorata’ Emiliacouture

4. Best Male Fashion Doll

  • Alejandro ‘Havana Nights’ by JAMIEshow
  • Jay Gatsby by Tonner Doll
  • Lukas Maverick ‘Beauty’ by Integrity Toys
  • Ken ‘Tailored Tuxedo’ l by Barbie Collector
  • Peeta ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ by Barbie Collector

5. Best Celebrity Fashion Doll

  • Peeta ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ by Barbie Collector
  • Jennifer Lopez ‘Red Carpet’ by Barbie Collector
  • Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford ‘Mommie Dearest’ by Integrity Toys
  • Katniss ‘The Hunger Games- Catching Fire’ by Barbie Collector
  • Poppy Parker as Corie Bratter ‘Barefoot in the Park’ by Integrity Toys

6. Best OOAK Fashion Doll Artist

  • Emilia Nieminen of Emilia Couture
  • Peewee Parker
  • Mario Paglino & Gianni Grossi of Magia2000
  • Nik Moronese & Marie Lebreton of ninimomo
  • Noel Cruz

7. Best Fashion Doll Accessory

  • Headspinner by Superdoll_Collectables
  • Jem ‘Stage Essentials by Integrity Toys
  • Silkstone Dress Form by Barbie Collector
  • Urban Vita Environment Show Case by Horsman Ltd
  • ‘Winter Weekend’ Barbie Fashion by Barbie Collector

8. Best Fashion Doll Designer/Manufacturer

  • Charles Fegen & Desmond Lingard for Superdoll_Collectables
  • David Buttry for Integrity Toys
  • Paul Pham for Dollcis
  • Robert Best for Barbie Collector
  • Robert Tonner for Tonner Doll

9. Best Online Fashion Doll Retailer

  • Angelic Dreamz
  • Barbie Collector
  • Fabric & Friends
  • Marl & B
  • My Favorite Doll

10. The 2014 Fashion Doll Innovations Award: Best Make-Up

  • Fashion Royalty by Integrity Toys
  • JAMIEshow by JAMIEshow Doll USA
  • Numina by Dollcis
  • Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys
  • The sYbarites by Superdoll_Collectables

 

 

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Voting is EASY – but you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker depending on what browser or security software you use. If you don’t see the ‘Vote’ mini-window automatically opo up, this may be the case…or viting has closed.

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Good LUCK to all the Nominees!!!

dollbid is happy to host auctions for Award Nominees and Related Items – click the image below to take you to the auction:

c1927 Dress by Katz Meow Designs

c1927 Dress by Katz Meow Designs

 

Mommie Dearest Gift Set by Integrity Toys

Mommie Dearest Gift Set by Integrity Toys

 

Madame V - Nude - Superdoll_Collectables Sybarite

Madame V – Nude – Superdoll_Collectables Sybarite

 

Coach Barbie

Coach Barbie

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Wants: Montaigne Market Elise Jolie

Sold. Out. This LE300 edition, reported here and here – gone in a flash. So it’s secondary-market-city for most of us…you may want to wait for a bit when Integrity’s new 2014 dolls start shipping, and the sold out editions start to press on demand, thereby realizing more reasonable prices. That, and those paying $900 or more right now won’t sustain when the W Club lottery hits…the price may drop before starting its way back up as the year progresses, and the doll becomes harder to find.

Montaigne Market Elise Jolie

Montaigne Market Elise Jolie

For those collecting Fashion Royalty dolls like this, others out there for Bergdorf Goodman, Colette and Jeffrey have strong secondary market prices (in fact, they are very hard to find)  – and eventually so will Montaigne Market. But with a scant handful being held for lottery by W Club members, this opportunity isn’t quite over yet…so patience may be your virtue. Good luck to the W Club Members!!! Die hard collectors, get her now. Click the images below to take you to Integrity’s archive to learn more about each edition.

Blue Chip FRM Exclusive

Blue Chip – FRM Exclusive

Statuesque - FRM Exclusive

Statuesque – FRM Exclusive

Bergdorf Goodman's FNO Exclusive

Bergdorf Goodman’s FNO Exclusive

 

 

Fashion Doll Friday: Red Carpet Madness!!!

All Oscar Best Actress Gowns Since 1929 - courtesy Mediarun Digital

All Oscar Best Actress Gowns Since 1929 – courtesy Mediarun Digital

I just finished looking thought this fabulous graphic I found on Jezebel.comMediarun Digital has compiled all Best Actress winners’ gowns since 1929…and it’s really fun to peruse in advance of this Sunday’s Academy Awards. As an avid fashion doll collector, I always love scouring the internet looking for exemplary gowns in miniature – so grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the eye candy from your fellow fashion doll collecting designers who know a thing or two about red carpet fabulous…click each image to take you to that artist’s website:

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cho:lo doll couture

OVAZ Designs

OVAZ Designs

Artist Creations - Italy

Artist Creations – Italy

Red Silk Thread

Red Silk Thread

 

Magia 2000 - Italy

Magia 2000 – Italy

And if you’re looking to add some red carpet finery to your collection, check out these listings on dollbid – click the image to jump right to the listing!

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100 2009 Everest by Superdoll for 16″ Dolls

Rosemary Ionker/Boneka OOAK for 16" Ellowyne/MSD MLD dolls

Rosemary Ionker/Boneka OOAK for 16″ Ellowyne/MSD MLD dolls

Final Cut Isha Gift Set by Integrity Toys

Final Cut Isha Gift Set by Integrity Toys

Striking Gold Outfit Only NRFB for 16" Gene Marshall & Friends

Striking Gold Outfit Only NRFB for 16″ Gene Marshall & Friends

 

Franklin Mint NRFB Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend for 16" Marilyn Monroe

Franklin Mint NRFB Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend for 16″ Marilyn Monroe

 

NRFB 40th Anniversary Barbie

NRFB 40th Anniversary Barbie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Wednesday Wants!

Wednesday Wants – What dolls are YOU looking for? We’ll post our members’ favorites they are looking for in that big doll world out there.

Again, it’s all about Toy Fair 2014! And with the release of the new Integrity Toys collections, collectors are editing their collections based upon the new releases. They are also looking for dolls to popular sets that have been introduced. Top searches for Integrity:

Victoire Roux – She’s the minx that will elude many this season, and as many folks are clamoring for the W Club Exclusive Evening in Montreal, you can fill in on your own Victoire Roux collection on dollbid…Check these current auctions out (click on the image to take you to that item) – or see all VR listings here:

www.dollbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1077386134

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux

Buenos Aires Victoire Roux

Buenos Aires Victoire Roux

Place Vendome

Place Vendome

 

 

 

Welcome to Tuesday Trends!

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Tuesday Trends – Dolls that are trending online. Who is looking for your dolls, What they are wanting, When they are buying it, Where they live, and How they are getting what they want.

TOY FAIR TREND:  Toy Fair 2014 opened this week, and the news is just pouring out on the new Integrity Toys collection, Mattel’s Monster High, the fun and bizarre new Once Upon a Zombie Girls, Superdoll’s latest releases…and of course, Barbie (Barbie Look 2014)! Want a little more? Check out the coolest new action figures here! As we reported here, you can get a snap shot of your favorite doll and toy blogs – or post your recommendations in the comments section.

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BARBIE TREND: Can’t get enough of the world’s obsession with Barbie’s Body? Here’s new take on the question as old as Barbie herself.

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SECONDARY MARKET TREND: On the secondary market, we are still seeing strong trends toward doll collection sales at the same time new collections are released. Most are taking the extra time to break down their sales into nude dolls, separate outfits, and even separate accessories. Sounds like a fuss, right? Wrong. Our studies have shown that on average, most collectors who sell in bits and pieces realize more of the actual retail, and in many cases, more than retail! So roll up your sleeves, and start snapping pics…multiple listings does take some extra time, but the return is worth it.

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Got a question about selling items in your collection? Give us a shout at  service@dollbid.com – we can help – and remember, you can use dollbid’s listings services FREE through April 15, 2014!

Enjoy the NEW 2014 Collections!!!

dollbid Spring 2014 Newsletter

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dOLLBID DESIGN BRIGADE – Are you Brigade? dollbid Design Brigade, of course! dollbid’s new Design Brigade offers setup, marketing and listing services for doll artisans and upstart doll-related businesses. dollbid will help get your new account set up, and we will start posting auctions for you for free through April 15, 2014. Here’s how it works: You go to dollbid and register, using the same user name you use on eBay or Etsy, if you sell there now. If not, choose a name that represents your business brand.

If you have a website set up, or if you sell in another online marketplace, dollbid can pull your logo, images and descriptions from those. If you are not selling online at this time, then we’ll just need to ask you some questions about your business, review images you may have – and then we can assist in writing descriptions for your goods to get them posted on dollbid. When customers contact you with questions or to buy, they contact you directly. The sale is 100% yours through April 15, 2014.

Based on a review of your work, dollbid can advise a branding strategy, using our network of resources. The branding strategy assessment would be free, too…and you may wish to expand those services at a later date when the formal program launches after April 15, 2014. This affordable program will offer social media branding, graphic design, email campaigns, and a whole range of exciting services targeted toward the unique needs of doll artisan business owners.

After April 15, 2014 – please feel free to keep your ‘My Page’ and any listings that don’t sell (they will still remain active in the system even after they close); after 4/15/14, all sales would be subject to our 5% closing fee. In addition, any enhancement features such as ‘featured auctions’ would be subject to a small charge as outlined on dollbid.com. The closing fee is only applied to the final price of the auction, and it is not applied to the shipping costs. We are proud to offer these services at half the fees charged by other online auction marketplaces.

So what are you waiting for? Contact dollbid at service@dollbid.com today, and let’s get you started growing your doll business!

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3000 LIKES ON FACEBOOK – Milestone! Over 3000 people like us on Facebook! To celebrate, we put together a fun video of our listings since our launch last August. Have fun with the dolls here: https://vimeo.com/85936024

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NEW BLOG – dollbid has launched its own blog to keep YOU updated on deals, dolls and happenings in our community! You’ll want to tune in each day to check our posts – each day has its own special theme, so choose which one suits you best…or check out the weekly summary post. Check out these fun themes:

Sunday – Special Sundays – Special requests – Dolls that are out of the ordinary, and deserving of special attention.
Monday – Manic Mondays! – Special deals on your favorite dolls.  Manic Mondays also covers those gotta have it, need it now, get it before it’s gone, extraordinary dolls we’re seeing in the doll world.
Tuesday – Tuesday Trends – Dolls that are trending online. Who is looking for your dolls, What they are wanting, When they are buying it, Where they live, and How they are getting what they want.
Wednesday – Wednesday Wants – What dolls are YOU looking for? We’ll post our members’ favorites they are looking for in that big doll world out there.
Thursday – Throwback Thursdays – Fabulous dolls of yesteryear. Dollbid shares those fun favorites of which we just can’t get enough!
Friday – Fashion Doll Fridays – Celebrating the Fashion Doll in all its splendor and glory.
Saturday – Surprise Saturdays – Announcements and well, surprises! We also post weekly summaries on Saturday so you can catch up on anything you may have missed.

Scarlett O'Hara by Laurie Leigh

Scarlett O’Hara by Laurie Leigh

Trends – It’s the rise of the doll artist! It doesn’t surprise us that doll artists are making such a splash in the doll world today as collectors seek the unique and extraordinary jewels for one’s collection. dollbid’s trend report is watching Marina Bychkova for articulated porcelain doll of unbelievable artistry; Integrity Toys for its new 2014 Collection that has the fashion doll groups buzzing over the new FR16 girls; Reborn artist extraordinaire, Romie Strydom, continues to command high prices for her lifelike silicon babies; Laurie Leigh is the repaint artist to watch in 2014 as she talked to us about some exciting new projects she has in store (watch for our interview with Laurie in an upcoming post); and it seems selling Barbie doll collections in bulk seems to be the preferred method of spring cleaning for the Barbie collector (although we don’t recommend selling in bulk, you can get a much better pay-off in the long run with some patience by listing individually or in smaller, themed sets. dollbid watches trends in the doll world, so if you ever have a question, or if you need help selling your dolls, just email us at service@dollbid.com.

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Toy Fair 2014 – Toy Fair 2014 opened on Sunday February 16, 2014! We’re watching intently for news of all the new dolls. Here are some of our favorite blogs that keep us up-to-date on toys, toy/collectible dolls, and doll news:

Shuga-Shug’s Blog
The Fashion Doll Chronicles
The Doll Observer
Action Figure Insider
Inside the Fashion Doll Studio – Barbie

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Top 100 Doll Sites – Well, it’s a race for the top! Please don’t forget to Vote for dollbid on the Top Doll Sites link at the bottom of each dollbid.com webpage. And while you’re there, browse around some of the other fun website in the top 100 – we are a diverse community!!!

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UPDATED 2/19/2014 – Upcoming Events – Spring and Summer host doll event favorites! Many attendees post their souvenirs dolls to help defray the expenses of travel. Of the big rollers, Paris Fashion Doll Festival is held in March – in Paris, of course. This varied international event has become home to Europe’s finest, including Superdoll_Collectables, Mattel, Tonner, Magia 2000 and so many others. April’s Grant-A-Wish Event is sold out, but we’ve included a link to its 25th Anniversary event. Then in May, it’s TonnerCon, a company-themed convention hosted in Lombard, IL by Tonner Doll for its collectors and the Italian Fashion Doll Convention in Milan. July brings everyone’s fashion queen, Barbie to her namesake convention in Nashville this year, and July also hosts the International Fashion Doll Convention (IFDC) in Las Vegas, and United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) in San Antonio this year. The summer rounds itself out with August and the Madame Alexander Doll Club Convention (MADCC) in Philadelphia, and the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) annual conference in Florida. Finally, for Gene and Vintage Fashion doll collectors, you’ll want to check out Sandra Stillwell’s New York City event in early August. Check out these links here for more information:

Paris Fashion Doll Festival – https://dollexpo.wordpress.com/paris-fashion-doll-festival-infos-in-english-2/
Grant A Wish 2014 – SOLD OUT – www.gawfund.org
Tonner Doll – http://www.tonnerdoll.com/2014-tonner-convention-its-about-time
Italian Fashion Doll – http://www.italiandollconvention.it/
National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention – http://www.barbieconvention.com/
IFDC – http://www.ifdconline.com/
Sandra Stillwell Presents – http://sandrastillwellpresents.blogspot.com/
UFDC National Convention – http://ufdc.org/convention/
MADCC – http://www.madc.org/convention2014.htm
NIADA Annual Conference – http://www.niada.org/conference.html

HAVE A GREAT SPRING!!!