Queen of The Night OOAK Barbie doll by Betoral

New OOAK doll artist alert! Let me introduce you to Betoral. What’s Betoral? Betoral is a project born from the love for art, dolls and sewing but also the anagram of the artist’s name, Alberto. He previously worked in “LondonDolls Team project” and now has the opportunity to show his skills and create works generated by his imagination and dreams.

His first project is called Queen of The Night and it’s inspired by the wonderful Mozart opera “The Magic Flute“.


The Queen of the Night is the primary antagonist in Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart’s famous 1971 opera The Magic Flute.
She is first introduced as the desperate mother whose beloved daughter was kidnapped, but it ultimately appears that she is in fact the villain of the story, who wants to steal the powerful Circle of the Sun. She’s usually connected to the figure of the moon, this is one of the reasons the artist used dark colors for this doll. The reflecting circles that surround her recall the space style (Sci-Fi) that is mixed with bright lights and sequins with metallic colours.

The round crown contains her high beehive hairstyle, used mainly in the 60s. Doll’s face is entirely hand-painted and freely based on the make-up of the soprano Luciana Serra in the opera “The Magic Flute”, silver and blue of the night are juxtapose like the brightness of the stars in the dark sky. Black plumes and faux leather elements gives her an aggressive attitude, softened by a wide skirt in dark blue satin fabric illuminated by a precious net formed with electric blue sequins and decorative motifs.

The tall black leather boots enclose the legs and show us a pattern of beads, sequins and swarosky; same motifs is located on the bodice and arm. She holds in her hand an unusual accessory, a dagger decorated with faux leather and lights with two tails of crystals, beads and sequins.

This beautiful doll will be on sale today, on eBay. Stay tuned on my Facebook page to find out the link of the auction.

tokidoki® Treasure Hunt Barbie doll

The hunt is on! The 2015 tokidoki® Treasure Hunt Barbie doll will be available at TheBarbieCollection.com on two secret pages that you can find as soon as you click on her tokidoki Cactus Friend. You can read more HERE (CLICK).

Tokidoki 2015 Platinum Barbie doll

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I’m honestly dying over here! I love both dolls and I can only pray I’ll be able to get my hands on the Platinum one.

Here’s a video of Bill Greening and packaging designer Janet Tsuei that presents the two dolls. You can see it if you’re a BFC member.

So, who’s excited about the hunt? I am!

2015 Claudette Gordon™ Barbie® Doll

You saw her in the images from the National Barbie Collectors Conventions and now Mattel has released the promo images for the stunning Claudette Gordon™ Barbie® Doll designed by Carlyle Nuera.





Gold Label®
Designer: Carlyle Nuera
Release Date: 9/8/2015
Body Type: Straight ModelMuse torso with poseable arms and legs
Skin Tone: Light Black
Facial Sculpt: Claudette
Fashion Sewn On: No
Eyelashes: Painted
Included: Doll stand, microphone, shoes, 3 beaded necklaces, headband
Customizations: Straight ModelMuse torso with poseable arms and legs

As we already know, she has a new facesculpt that I hope will be used more. :X Here’s the LINK (CLICK) where you’ll be able to order her next month.

2015 tokidoki® Barbie® Doll images

She’s here and she’s even more amazing than I thought! The 2015 tokidoki® Barbie® Doll is now available on Doll Genie and she’ll soon be available on The Barbie Collection as well.





Black Label®
Designer: Bill Greening
Release Date: 9/1/2015
Body Type: Model Muse straight Arms
Skin Tone: Nostalgic
Facial Sculpt: Karl
Fashion Sewn On: No
Eyelashes: Painted
Included: Shoes, bracelet, pet, purse, doll stand
Customizations: Painted fingers and toes

I honestly think she’s stunning. And that resting bitch face with the Jem and The Holograms inspired makeup is just on fleek! :))

What do you think of her? Has she lived up to your expectations?

Sindycon 2016 – Fantasy Land

Sindy is also having a new convention in 2016. The 7th Annual Sindy Convention will take place on Saturday, 30 July 2016 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST) in Lincoln, United Kingdom, and is named Sindycon 2016 – Fantasy Land.


Our theme this year will be “Fantasy Land” so our venue will become a scene of fantasy and fiction.
We will also be including the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Tonner Sindy for this event and another for the evening!
To get an idea of what a Sindy Convention is like – check out www.dollevents.com.
This year we are also adding in an evening event in the form of a dolly ball (theme tba).
Please read the ticket descriptions before buying and click on the Tonner Logo for additional pre order merchandise!

You can now buy your ticket HERE (CLICK).

I wonder when will the UK have it’s own Barbie convention. C’mon, guys! Make it happen!

TonnerConUk – “Ghouls and Glamour” 2016

All you Tonner fans from the UK rejoice! TonnerConUk will take place on Saturday, 31 October 2015 from 13:30 to 23:30 (GMT) in Lincoln, United Kingdom.


Welcome to the very first Tonnercon here in the UK!
We are incredibly excited to bring to you a date with Ghouls and Glamour full of pure Tonner and Wilde indulgence.
Our event will consist of a full day’s Convention including a visit from Robert himself and an evening Vampyre Ball!
You will get the opportunity to buy exclusive dolls – Ellowyne, Evangeline and Déjà vu table Toppers and much more
There will also be opportunity to display your collections if you want to bring some Tonner creations with you.
Our venue is set in Lincoln UK which is overlooked by a magnificent Gothic Cathedral.
You will be able to experience our “Ghost Walk” activity through the cobbled streets of LIncoln.
Lincoln is a huge tourist destination here in the UK with Roman roads and Gothic architecture, there really is so much to see and do for Conventioneers and their families.
Our venue has ample free parking and has easy access rooms on one floor.
To secure any of the Convention exclusive dolls you will need to click on the merchandise button to pay your deposit. The final cost of these dolls will be advised nearer the time.
All exclusives will be revealed during our special events 2 during Saturday and one during the ball.
A full agenda will be sent nearer the date and menus, competition and general information will be communicated through the Doll Events Facebook page and via email.
For other information about the venue and past events please check out www.dollevents.com
To sell at our event please contact the organiser for details.

Buy tickets and see other details HERE (CLICK).

Here’s Robert Tonner’s message for the atendees of this convention.

Sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to see images from thsi convention so please let me know if you are attending.

The Sophia Webster Barbie doll and shoe collection

As I have already said on my Facebook page, I LOVE the shoes but the doll… :| What the…? Is she a joke? Why call her a limited edition when she looks like an avarage playline doll? SUCH a dissapointment. I love her accesories, even her bow, but the doll si a big no, no in my book and collection.

Sophia Webster Barbie doll

We’ll just have to wait and see on August 27th how this dolls looks IRL and what’s her price point. The shoe collection is launching exclusively in Selfridges London and will be available at both SophiaWebster.com and Selfridges.com.

I’m still waiting for news about the presumed second Coach Barbie doll. Now that would be amazing!

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Late 2015 and early 2016 Barbie Collector news

I have scoured the Barbie internet (lol) and made a compilation of all the rumors surrounding the Barbie Collector world. Feel free to add anything you know.

2016 barbie news

New Hunger Games Barbie dolls. Maybe two individual dolls and one two pack. Tim Palen posted a while back this picture below.

Hunger Games Barbie 2016

Next doll in the Faraway Forest series comes from the Magical Lagoon. :X

– Possibly a new Coach Barbie.

– New repro dolls next year. Francie or Casey.

Have you heard of anything else?

New playline dolls and sets: Barbie, Chelsea Winter 2015

It’s that time of the month again when I recap some of the new dolls that are now available in stores. Right now Target has a tone of new merchandise and most of it is aimed for the winter season. With all this heat in Europe can’t say I’m not looking forward to some snow.

Barbie Sisters’ Winter Fun Dolls


Such a fun set! LOOOOOVE it! The fashions are great and look at Barbie’s boots. :X

Barbie Holiday Story Starter Accessory Sets



The new play sets are starting to remind me of the good old days. I don’t even mind the pink. They are so much fun!

Holiday Chelsea and friends




Chelsea has always been cute and she and her friends continue to be a underrated but very cute series in the Barbie world.

Summer Chelsea and friends



I just can’t get enough of these cuties.

Barbie Chelsea Doll & Pony Playset


Barbie Chelsea & Puppy Cradle Playset


Barbie Chelsea Clubhouse! Playset


Barbie Wedding Gift Set 2015


Barbie Splish Splash Pup Giftset


Barbie Spy Squad Barbie Secret Agent Doll


At first I was very reluctant when I saw this dolls but then I realised we had crazy stuff like this in the 80s also. :))

Barbie Endless Hair Kingdom Snap ‘n Style Princess


Barbie Mix and Color Doll


Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll


And last but not least:

Barbie Festive & Fabulous Doll


So excited by some of these dolls. And I’m really looking forward to Christmas. My second Christmas with my son! I feel so blessed… I have a beautiful family, a gorgeous son, a great boss (Susan from Doll Genie) and amazing dolly friends. :X