Monday, February 27, 2017

Doll Memories II

My Scene Barbie and My Scene Hanging Out Sutton

Before there were collector Barbie dolls in my life, there were My Scene dolls. I was never a fan of the Bratz dolls but I did like the earlier My Scene before they got too snooty looking. They reminded me of anime characters with their big head and eyes. I absolutely loved the playsets too. And for once, I was fond of the boy dolls (Sorry Ken!).

Had to dig through stuff for these guys. I actually don't remember which My Scene Barbie I have here so if you recognize her, pretty please let me know. She's wearing her original outfit and I remember her coming with two other separates.

Sutton is wearing his original top and necklace but I apparently exchanged his cargo shorts with a pair of pants when I put him away. The shorts required more digging and I ran out of patience. Check out the belt on his pants though. It is nicely detailed! And he actually has a cuff bracelet on his right wrist that isn't showing. These dolls were very well made. Even his hair is cool!

Barbie is looking fab too. These My Scene dolls can probably put the pink label collector dolls today by Mattel to shame when quality and price is compared. And My Scene were playline dolls. Ah, the good ol' days!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Started a Gallery...

This photo was taken in February 2010, fresh out of the box.
Forget Me Not Poppy Parker
by Integrity Toys

I started an e-museum of sorts for my Poppy doll collection, great for sharing and keeping track of them all. I will be adding to it constantly. Please click on the nav button 'My Poppy Parker Gallery' above to check it out!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Edwardian Dream

Ask Any Girl Poppy Parker (aka Nimue)
Integrity Toys 2010

Ask Any Girl is up there with my top three favorite Poppy Parker dolls. She's also one of the earlier dolls without the applied lashes. I was actually pretty pumped when Poppy ended up getting the applied lashes later on. However, these days I find myself drawn back to the old Poppy style. My favorite Poppy Parker of all time thus far is still Tears Go By and she, too, only has the painted on lashes. She's very closely followed by Ask Any Girl. Have I really had this doll for six years? Where did the time go?

Speaking of dolls from a time gone by, my Nimue is sporting an attire, sans the gloves, from an even older doll, a 1991 Hasbro Sindy doll called Edwardian Dream Sindy, hence the post title.

Original outfit owner below:

Edwardian Dream Sindy
Hasbro 1991

This Hasbro Sindy is not the best looking of the Hasbro Sindy bunch. My sister's doll, which can be seen HERE, is better looking in my eyes. I must confess that it wasn't so much the doll as it was her magnificent outfit that made me get her some time ago in the first place. For a playline doll, her outfit is super detailed and well-made. They just don't make playline dolls like these anymore! Naturally, Poppy Parker had to see if she could pull off the Edwardian look. I find that Poppy can pretty much steal outfits from similar sized dolls and rock it even better than the original outfit owners. Wouldn't you agree?

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