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March 28, 2001
BRITAIN'S BIGGEST TOY CHAIN BANS EMINEM DOLLS: Britain's biggest toy retailer has said that it would refuse to sell a doll of the American rapper Eminem because it did not fit with its family image. Retail chain Woolworths said the doll, which features the singer's trademark chainsaw, tattoos and the words "cut here" scrawled on the neck, were due to arrive in Britain from the United States this summer. Britain's venerable and most famous toy retailer, Hamleys, also said it would not stock the doll. Find out more at Excite News.
FINDING DOLL SHOWS IN YOUR AREA: One of the most common e-mail requests I get is to help a site user find a doll show in his or her area. A "little known fact" about me is that I help keep the United Federation of Doll Clubs doll show and event calendar current, so if I KNOW about it, its on this calendar! You can check for doll shows or events in your area simply by going to www.ufdc.org and clicking on "Regions" and then YOUR region. There is also an events schedule by month--for that, click on "Events." All of the events and shows showcased here are put on or sponsored by UFDC Doll Clubs. I additionally will add some commercial events here, in About Dolls Daily (see below).
BOBBLE HEAD DOLLS ARE A NEWLY HOT COLLECTIBLE: Baseball team marketers predict bobblehead dolls--also known as bobbing heads or nodders--could hit ballparks with the kind of wallop Beanie Babies packed in 1998. This year, more than 20 teams in Major League Baseball have scheduled bobblehead giveaways and have sold thousands of advance tickets for those games. MORE bobble head dolls are being designed for the WNBA, the PGA golf tour, and also of over 40 college mascots, including the Stanford University tree (isn't that a bobbing head tree and not a bobbing head doll??) Trading online has helped the craze--bobble head dolls can even fetch over $100 for certain rarer ones. Find out more from the Chicago Sun Times.
THERIAULTS VINTAGE TEN 2 GO THEMED AUCTIONS CONTINUE: Right now, vintage Barbie is featured at www.theriaults.com and more themed auctions to come (a new one every week!) Here's some of the upcoming schedule:
--starting Thursday, through April 5 Ginny Goodies
A FABULOUSLY HUMOROUS VIEW ON KEN'S BIRTHDAY: "CONFESSIONS OF AN AGING BOY TOY": I can't send you to this article, since its already been archived on the LA Times site (www.latimes.com) BUT if you like this snippet, you can go to the site and join to see the rest of the article (free for another 7 days until article is archived for pay-only): Here's one of the question:
"Question: How do you feel about your first
The article also suggests the following Kens are on the "drawing board" (remember, this is just a COMEDY piece, and Mattel has NO plans for any such dolls whatsoever........oh, and personally, living in California, I REALLY found "glow in the dark" Ken to be hilarious...
Ken finally figures out why Mattel has never made him anatomically
DOLL PATTERN CHARITY PROJECT: I received this from Patsy Moyer, author of the Modern Collectible Dolls series of books (and many others!) and I wanted to pass it on to all:
One of my friends Pat Schuda (and her husband Stan
Schuda) of Prescott, AZ
CALLING ALL DOLL CLUBS: I want to put a special page of doll club links on my site, organized by region. SO, if you DO have a web site for your doll club, PLEASE send it to me at email@example.com Please put DOLL CLUB LINK in the subject line, so I can expedite the linking. For a great example of a doll club site, check out this one: http://www.homestead.com/justaboutdolls. put together by IAMANON from our Forums for her club.
TOY FAIR LINKS: In case you missed last month's Special Toy Fair Edition of About Dolls Daily, with news on Harry Potter, Dawn Dolls revival, Shoezies. Cosmic Babies, Josie and The Pussycats, Elle dolls, Little Lady; Betty and Veronica and MORE, here is the link: Toy Fair Special Edition Of About Dolls Daily.
More Toy Fair Coverage: Toy Fair News contains news from Toy Fair organized by doll company.
NEW CHAT ROOM--NEW CHAT TIME: we have a NEW chat room--its lots of fun and easy to use! The chat room allows for all sorts of fun things--sounds, emoticons, and easily adjustable chat fonts! Come help us inaugurate the room. The chat room is open 24 hours a day, and its free! Just invite your friends in any time, or stop by to see who's there! Don't miss our NEW Official Chat Time--Wednesday nights at 8:00pm Pacific, which is 11pm Eastern, 10pm Central, 9pm Mountain. http://collectdolls.about.com/mpchat.htm.
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