dolls

Babi a Fi: Wild Hearts Crew – Parents Article

‘Celebrating those that wear their heart on their sleeves, the Wild Hearts Crew is a sisterhood of girls challenging everyone, everywhere to #DareToBeDifferent.’Mattel’s latest fashion doll line are officially launching as a Walmart exclusive this July, though some stores have already started putting them out on the shelves. I’m super excited for this line; it’s bright, colourful, and I love the range of fully articulated body shapes. Now we just have to wait for them to be available in the…

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Babi a Fi: Wild Hearts Crew – Parents Article

‘Celebrating those that wear their heart on their sleeves, the Wild Hearts Crew is a sisterhood of girls challenging everyone, everywhere to #DareToBeDifferent.’Mattel’s latest fashion doll line are officially launching as a Walmart exclusive this July, though some stores have already started putting them out on the shelves. I’m super excited for this line; it’s bright, colourful, and I love the range of fully articulated body shapes. Now we just have to wait for them to be available in the…

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Babi a Fi: Kuu Kuu Harajuku Dolls – Parents Article

Kuu Kuu Harajuku is an Australian made cartoon that launched in 2015, based on a pitch from Gwen Stefani and her somewhat controversial ‘Harajuku Girls‘. The show sees Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers brand brought to life, following the exploits of teen girl band HJ5 – consisting of Angel, Baby, Love, Music and G – and their friends and enemies. Mattel launched a tie in range of merchandise in 2017, including a debut wave of fashion dolls and separate fashion packs. With…

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Babi a Fi: Shibajuku Girls – Parents Article

Launched in 2016, the Shibajuku Girls are inspired by Japanese Harajuku and Shibuya street fashion. Their creator, Madeline Hunter of Hunter Products, wanted them to stand out on the toy shelves – and designed them accordingly. The dolls stand 13 inches tall, with long rooted hair and inset glass eyes. So far there have been three waves of dolls, along with accessories and fashion packs, and a separate line of mini ‘Shiba Cuties’. Find out more about them at their…

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Babi a Fi: La Dee Da Dolls – Parents Article

After discontinuing Liv doll, Spin Master turned their attention to their new fashion offering, La Dee Da. Main character, Dee, teamed up with her BFFs Cyanne, Sloane and Tylie to create their own fashion label. Or so the storyline went. The dolls stood 10 inches tall with rooted hair and screened faces. They were skinny enough to be able to share dresses with Mattel’s Monster High line, but were only jointed at shoulder, hip, and knee. Launched in 2013, by…

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Babi a Fi: Fashion Doll Guides – Parents Article

I’m always frustrated by how difficult it is to find identification for lesser known doll brands and lines. So, here are my efforts at collating images and info from Wikis, Ebay, etc, to help aid doll collectors and other interested parties. 🙂 *Lines listed but not hyperlinked are upcoming posts. ★ Calico Lassie (Kelloggs)★ Chatsters (Spin Master)★ Cutie Pops (Jada Toys)★ Diva Starz (Mattel)★ Earth 2 Jane (Learning Curve)★ Hi: Glamm (Giochi Preziosi)★ Juku Couture (Jakks Pacific)★ La Dee Da (Spin Master)★ Little Miss Matched (Tonner)★ Liv (Spin…

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Babi a Fi: Mini Mart: Mini Bazar UK – Parents Article

Supplier: MiniBazarUKWebsite: Ebay Store. Products: If there’s a type of miniature I can never resist, it’s books, magazines, comics, and other ephemera. I must have tried out almost every supplier in the UK by this point, and quite a few from further afield! These caught my eye a while ago and I kept telling myself I did not need more 1/12 scale comics. But these are thread bound. And retro. And I’d never seen The Phantom in miniature before… So, I…

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