Surprise Saturdays: Italian Doll Convention Blog

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Follow all the excitement of today and tomorrow’s Italian Doll Convention via DollObserver’s IDC Blog – Click here. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful goodies that spring forth during this Orient-themed event in Milan. Enjoy!

 

Surprise Saturdays: Getting Secure!

YOU’LL BE SEEING SOME EXCITING NEW CHANGES COMING TO DOLLBID!

Attention dollbid Community!
We’ve been updating dollbid’s Features and Security Platform to ensure your Account Information Protection AND for a thrilling NEW CONTEST coming your way soon!

You may have recently read in the news that eBay has asked all of its users to change their passwords following a cyber-attack that compromised their database. We wanted you to know that although our database has not been compromised, we believe best practices would be to change the method by which our users logon from their username and password to their e-mail address and password. You will notice that change the next time you logon. If you have any difficulties please e-mail customer service for help at Service@dollbid.com

Rest assured that we have not been the subject of a data breach, we were not affected by the Heartbleed Security Bug, and that your credit card information is stored in a separate and encrypted site, owned and operated by Visa that even we can’t see. We take your security very seriously.

Now for the fun stuff…

You may have also noticed our new ‘Hot Pins’ on dollbid that allow you to ‘pin’ your favorite dolls from dollbid directly to your Pinterest boards – we’ve been fine tuning this application in preparation for fun new contest that will have many opportunities to win for buyers and sellers, alike! You’ll be wanting to watch your email for this amazing experience with Pinterest!

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Follow dollbid’s Pinterest Boards by clicking here!

dollbid has extended its FREE SERVICES program through July 15, 2014 to give you even more chances to win in our Pinterest event – and to buy and sell dolls, outfits and accessories within your own doll collector community. Check us out TODAY – there’s over 250 Barbie, Integrity Toys, Tonner Dolls, and Gene Marshall listings to browse and buy today – and even MORE when our new contest begins!

Surprise Saturdays: We’re Off To See The Wizard (in Haute Couture)

Many folks in our community are either attending or watching the Tonner Convention news come through – you can follow along at Tonner’s Blog (click here) or its Facebook page (click here) – many beautiful dolls are being shown, including the new Carmen sculpt released yesterday.

Carmen Dell-Orefice and her new portrait Tonner Doll at Tonnerdoll Blog

Carmen Dell-Orefice and her new portrait Tonner Doll at Tonnerdoll Blog

But the big surprise news that has come forth is Tonner’s involvement with the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign benefiting Habitat for Humanity (click here for auction page).

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BCBGMAXAZRIA

See a full report by clicking here – and the official press release can be seen by clicking here.

TRINA TURK

TRINA TURK

Eager fans will want to see what famous fashion designers will create for Tonner’s 22inch American Model dolls based on Wizard of Oz characters. This should be an amazing event to watch – dolls go on display September 4th at FIT in NY!

JENNY PACKHAM

JENNY PACKHAM

Surprise Saturdays: New Dolls for the Week!

Some are new introductions, some are new images…but they all contribute to our ever-loving passion for our doll favorites! Fun news this week…so listen up, oh ye dolly faithful!!!

Mexico

Mexico Barbie

Barbie – We reported here the new retailer exclusive #6 to The Barbie Look series. And we’re seeing new offerings on Barbie Collector – Dolls of the World: Mexico and Pop Culture: Britto. The latest images for the BFMC Principessa was reported here.

Britto Barbie

Britto Barbie

And if you’re a member of the Barbie Fan Club – mark your calendar for 9AMPST 5/14/14 – the Platinum Series Club Exclusive, Laser Leatherette Barbie goes on sale…and is sure to evaporate quickly!

Laser Leatherette Barbie Fan Club Platinum Exclusive

Laser Leatherette Barbie Fan Club Platinum Exclusive

Tonner Doll Company released images of its 1966 Batman Adam West sculpt – learn more about this edition here.

Batman 1966 by Tonner

Batman 1966 by Tonner

And we are eagerly awaiting news on the latest Popovy Sis releases…so stay tuned!

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Surprise Saturdays: Cynthia Bailey Prettie Girls Limited Edition

 

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Those who follow The Real Housewives of Atlanta are very familiar with Cynthia Bailey and her One World Doll Project. Just released is a limited Signature Edition Collectors Doll at $69.95. Click the image below…or here to see more at their website. From the website:

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Cynthia Bailey has been defined as and represents the epitome of a classy, elegant, fun spirited business woman. As we introduce the Cynthia Bailey Doll Collection, her fashion was inspired by all of these characteristics.

She wears a casual, yet edgy ensemble that is comfortably worn to her modeling agency.  Ms.  Bailey’s fashion includes a zip front faux leather jacket, patent leather bow, belted metallic shorts, and a white cotton tank where The Cynthia Bailey Modeling Agency is well represented.  Gold hoop earrings, a chunky gold bracelet, black pumps, and a black patent bag complete her stylish look.

Surprise Saturdays: Principessa Barbie – Who Knew?

Principessa at Dutch Barbie World

Principessa at Dutch Barbie World

We started seeing scattered reports late last week regarding the BFMC Silkstone Principessa Barbie Bride – with no advance info or image from Mattel – certainly a big surprise for all! But she is now in retailers’ hands…so you’ll want to be contacting them. We don’t want to post the full image of the doll here – but we found one at our friends at Dutch Barbie World – Click Here. Thanks, DBW!

Sport Illustrated Barbie at Barbie Collector

Sport Illustrated Barbie at Barbie Collector

Another Barbie Surprise was the release of the Sports Illustrated Barbie on Barbie Collector (no images of Principessa there as of this writing). So if you missed out on the first release, now’s your chance to own this icon!

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Surprise Saturdays: NiniMomo’s Doll of The USA

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If you’re not following NiniMomo’s Doll of The Usa Pageant, you should. It has everything doll collectors love: competition, beauty…and fashion!!! Keep up the great work, Ninimomo…we look forward to seeing what you have in store – and congratulations on NiniMomo’s Grant-A-Wish OOAK ‘Silver Anniversary’ – she brought $3,100 and many heart-stopping glam attacks from collectors. Glam on!!!

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$3,100 at GAW Auction!!!

In the USA Pageant…as of this week…WISCONSIN is in the #1 slot…will she continue? Check out NiniMomo’s site to see how the pageant’s work

Wisconsin!

Wisconsin!