Archive | May, 2014

IAmElemental

23 May

40ab137c0d92770c4156d5da626ee553_large I just backed an awesome looking Kickstarter campaign, and I thought Id share the info around because these look AMAZING.

Its no secret in the doll community that in the mainstreme, non doll collecting world dolls are the subject of hot debate for their reprecussions for young girls. I dont really want to touch on that debate too much because I actually really understand both sides of it and dont feel like pointing any blame fingers around. Suffice to say though that while I am a girl who loves to collect super girly princessy kinds of dolls (Ever After High anyone?) I am also a nerd who loves me some awesome super heros and feminist empowered icons. And theres no escaping that in the world of toys, things are pretty skewed to exclude girls from most action oriented characters and play.

Unfortunatly most starry eyed feminist adults with dreams of changing the world one empowered toy for girls at a time dont actually understand toys enough and the results are really sub-par products as alternatives to the status quo. Or they try to tear down on the establishment of the pretty princess, creating feelings of resentment in those of us who really actually happen to like long flowing hair and gorgeous princess gowns thankyouverymuch.

But IAmElemental has fallen into neither of these traps and Im really really really excited by what they are doing. The design is good… like real good. These girls are beautifully feminine while still exuding an aura of power and badassery. They arent scantily dressed… but they arent un-fashionable either. They just look damn good.

I backed this Kickstarted in a heartbeat and cant wait to get some of these figures in person by the end of the year. I am of a firm belife that princesses and super-heroines can and should live side by side.

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Ive been Showcased!

22 May

collector-spotlight-200Im super thrilled to say that I have been showcased on one of my favourite doll collecting blogs out there; Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter. It’s an interview style look into my collection and my history with collecting, and was a lot of fun to do. Its very special to me to be a part of the larger doll community online! You can get to my showcase post by clicking that cute little button there, hope you enjoy!

The Redhead

11 May

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Hullo! I haven’t drifted off the face of the blogosphere… I have however, been taking a bit of a break from buying new dolls (just for a short while!).
But since its Mothers Day and all, its a perfect opportunity to blog about a doll that my mother picked up for me a few weeks ago. She found this lovely irish lass and couldn’t help getting her for me (probably because, minus the eye colour, this redheaded lady looks an awful lot like me)

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She marks the second porcelain doll in my collection, and is traditionally attired and painted. Shes quite pretty, with big curly red hair and a pleasant little smile. I cant tell if the paint on her face was hand done?
She does have lovely clear eyes and long lashes, and in her long forest green dress makes quite the little irish lady. Her hair is quite wild, and I will probably need to find some way to care for it to help tame down some of the frizz and matts that’s its got into over the years.

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The hat is removable, and on the back of her neck is the only marking I can find on the doll, the numbers 9414. I am trying to discover who made her, so if you have any clues let me know! All in all shes a very sweet little dear and feels right at home next to the other porcelain doll in my collection which was left to me by my grandmother.

Thank you mom for the joyful addition to my collection, and happy Mothers Day 🙂

MAKIE Unboxing/Faceup

5 May

So a week or so ago I finished up and posted the Unboxing and Faceup video for my Makie doll Goblyn.
What also happened is that the company that makes Makies saw and loved the video! They were nice enough to send me a discount code to share with my YouTube viewers, and I thought I would plug it over here as well. Untill the end of the month, you can get 10% off your first Makie purchase. Just use the code PIXIEBLOSSOM at checkout!