Images of the 2017 Wonder Woman dolls

I’m screaming. Can you hear me?? Mattel and Entertainment Weekly have just revealed the images of the new 2017 Wonder Woman dolls and we get not one but FOUR Diana/Wonder Woman dolls.

And looks like the dolls are priced between $14.99 and $19.99! Wow.

LE: I think the first two are some sort of She-Ra like figurines.

The sets will be $26.99 and $29.99.

(P) Eleda Shop – Your destination for uber cute and affordable dolls

I met Adele online a while back and was very pleseantly surprised to find out she’s Romanian just like I am. There aren’t a lot of Romanian collectors and doll lovers out there and my heart rejoices every time I find a fellow Romanian doll collector and artist.

Adele runs an uber cute eBay shop where she sells the most adorable OOAK dolls plus lots more super affordable playline and collector dolls. What I love about her is that she has things for everyone. You can shop for a beautiful redhaired Steffie, a sweet Heart Family Mom or a dazzling Fairytopia Barbie doll.

I have asked Adele to answer a few questions for you so you could get to know her better.

1. How did you start collecting and what made you decide tondo OOAK dolls?

I am originally from Romania and my first barbie doll was the 1991 European Exclusive Barbie Ibiza doll. This was brought for me from Austria because you could not buy anything like this in Romania. It was such a big deal for me. This was my only Barbie doll until 2008 :) when I spotted the gorgeous Carnaval Barbie from the Festivals of the World Collection. This was my first collector doll. I literally went insane after this and started buying a bunch of collector dolls. I just couldn’t get enough :) I was amazed by the beauty and outfits of these dolls. I had no idea until this time that there was an elite line of collectible Barbie dolls. This made me think, which adult would have time and money to collect Barbie dolls :) Then I found out about the Michigan Grant A Wish convention which now I attend every year. At first it amazed me that these collectors have hundreds of dolls, some over 1000. I thought this was crazy. Now, I am one of these people :) But I went even further than some people. I started restoring, repainting, rerooting used dolls and sewed unique dresses for them, added new jewels, slowly transforming them into one of a kind dolls or semi OOAK dolls. I was amazed by Ninimomo’s and Mario’s OOAK dolls at the convention. I had no idea this was even possible to make.

2. Do you have another doll artist that you admire and that inspires you?

I love Angie Gill’s repaints. Her dolls’ faces are so perfect. I love Ninimomo’s exquisite dress designs.

3. What are your favorite themes for your OOAK designs?

I love making fairy dolls, traditional national dresses for dolls. But I am pretty much interested in anything that makes a doll look unique. I made a clown doll for the 2016 Grant A Wish competition and I won. I also love making holiday dolls, for Christmas, Easter, Halloween.

4. And what is your favorite doll you have ever created?

Each of the dolls I work on will be unique, so I have many favorites. But probably the most original one was the clown doll because you really never saw anything like this before. This was my pure imagination, not copied from anywhere :) I love making fairy dolls too. I just finished 3 OOAK dressed dolls for the 2017 Grant A Wish and I am thrilled how they turned out. But unfortunately I can not say anything more about this until after the convention. I will reveal these photos after the convention.

5. 2017 has just started so tell me what are you looking forward to this year in the doll world.

I really want to get the King of the Crystal Cave Ken doll this year. I am also interested in getting the Platinum label one too. I love surprises. I am working on my next OOAK doll which will be in the Easter theme.

So if you are looking for great dolls and great deals, don’t forget to stop by Adele’s shop on Ebay and show her some love.

2017 Wonder Woman movie Antiope Barbie doll?

So this image (originating from China) is circulating on the internet and it looks like these are the dolls from the new Wonder Woman movie. My guess is that the first one is an action figure (judging by the molded dress and the box) but the second one sure looks like the Wonder Woman Antiope Barbie doll that we know we will be getting this year. I hope it’s the real deal cause she looks fabulous!

Thoughts?

cool!😱new doll?!?#barbie#doll#barbies #mattel #collection #toy #superman#superwoman

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Little Rose – 12″ Fashion Doll – SEMI-OOAK by AndyMy Designs

My amazing friend AndyMy has released his first semi-OOAK doll and she is stunning! Meet the beautiful Little Rose semi-OOAK doll.

A Romanian saying goes like something like this : ” with a flower you cannot make spring” but i do think that with Little Rose you can bring the love one closer to you.
Dressed in a Virtual Pink crepe dress, with hand applied sequins, Little Rose is ready to enjoy a lovely evening with her loved one on the night of Valentine’s Day
There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine’s Day around the world, so let this doll be one of those roses.
Little Rose is a SEMI OOAK Doll, Made into a perfect gift.”
What you are bidding on:
12″ Fashion doll – restyled hair, with a little enhanced make-up
12″ Fashion Dress – fully lined, made of crepe fabric, with hand applied sequins.
12″ fashion Shoes – repainted
Heart shaped earrings
Box
Stand
Brooch
Certificate of Authenticity
THIS IS A SEMI OOAK DOLL – ANDYMY DESIGNS is a registered trademark but is not associated in any means with Mattel or Barbie

Check her out on Ebay and bid, bid, bid! Good luck!

2017 Totally Hair Barbie 25th Anniversary repro

Looks like the 2017 Totally Hair Barbie 25th Anniversary repro doll has popped up in some stores. She is a repro of the best selling Barbie doll ever produced as this year marks it’s 25th anniversary. I kind of like that they kept the original vibe and that the box looks like the 90s boxes, but, somehow, I wanted a bit more from this doll. I don’t know… I can’t really put my finger on it.

What do you think of her?

Totally Hair Barbie 😂😍

Vintage Barbie Illustrations

As I was looking online for stuff to post on a website I am working for, I came across these amazing vintage original Barbie illustrations and I thought I would share them with you.


Barbie Frame-Tray Puzzle Illustration Original Art (Whitman, undated).


Barbie and the Rockers Frame-Tray Puzzle Illustration Original Art (Golden, 1987)
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Vote in the 2017 DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards

A few days ago the annual DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards (<<--CLICK to enter and vote) has opened it's site for public vote and yes, I am nominated again for the Best Fashion Doll Blog award alongside other amazing bloggers and friends.

I am not going to ask you to vote for me, but I will ask you to vote for your favorites in each category. Vote and support your favorite doll, retailer or OOAK designer. And don’t forget to support all year round all the amazing people that make our doll community amazing. Buy from your favorite dealer and help them maintain their business. Buy from your favorite OOAK or doll designer and help them with their dream. Support your local doll club and even donate dolls and toys to the children and the people that aren’t as lucky as us to afford all these beautiful dolls.

And don’t forget to sign up for TheDollObservers community. A fun and friendly place for all us lovely dolls. <3