Throwback Thursdays: Art Dolls of the 1990s

Paul Crees and Peter Coe

Paul Crees and Peter Coe

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!

Shelley Thornton

Shelley Thornton

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Uta Brauser

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Robert McKinley

Lisa Lichtenfels

Lisa Lichtenfels

 

Monika

Monika

Throwback Thursdays: FAO Schwarz

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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…

Song of Spain Gene

Song of Spain Gene

Tea Time at the Plaza Gene

Tea Time at the Plaza Gene

Madison Avenue Barbie

Madison Avenue Barbie

 

Throwback Thursdays: Saturday Night Fever by Integrity Toys

Saturday Night Fever Gift Set by Integrity Toys

Saturday Night Fever Gift Set by Integrity Toys

You should be dancingYEAH! 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…
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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
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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.
Just throw it back...

#TBT – Let’s Dance!

Throwback Thursdays: For The Love Of A Doll by Gene Foote

For The Love Of A Doll by Gene Foote with Les Carr

For The Love Of A Doll by Gene Foote with Les Carr

dollbid is very excited to be hosting auctions for the sale of Gene Foote’s newest book on our favorite American Fashion Queen, Barbie. For The Love of A Doll is a glamorous coffee-table book with photos of Barbie, her family and friends from ’59 to ’89, and a story of a girl named Barbie who becomes an American Icon. Details on the book include:

  • Hardcover w/glossy dust jacket
  • 9″ w x 12-1/2″ h
  • 130 pages, plus detailed index of pictured dolls, their year released, and outfits worn
  • Forward by author

Click here to get your copy today! Fashion doll collectors recognize Gene’s personal history with Barbie and Bild Lilli – his passion for these dolls is unprecedented, and this book is a must have for fashion doll collectors everywhere. Enjoy the lush photography as you relive the key years of Barbie’s beginnings, and her ascension to one of the most celebrated and recognized dolls in history.

Throwback Thursdays: Fundraiser to Benefit Kathrine Switzer’s 261 Fearless

Fans of the Boston Marathon will view it as a crowning accomplishment for the athletes who compete from year-to-year despite challenges. Kathrine Switzer is no stranger to this – she was the first woman to run the marathon, even coming under attack for it in 1967! Times have changed…but challenges still exist…

Switzer under attack in 1967

Switzer under attack in 1967

dollbid is proud to host this fund-raiser for Switzer’s 261 Fearless Movement – read more about it (click here) – and in this double Throwback Thursday offering, we have for sale in support of the movement one set of vintage Madame Alexander Little Women Dolls – played with gently, these amazing works of Madame Alexander’s heritage doll art represent one of the dollmaker’s strengths, creating fine dolls based on American classics. Read more about the auction here or click the images below – and thank you for reading!!!

Based on Louisa May Alcott's Classc

Based on Louisa M. Alcott’s Classic, Little Women

Gently Loved

Gently Loved