1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

Collectible Dolls 1980s-now

Find out about dolls from the modern collectible era--from the Cabbage Patch Craze to the incredible artist dolls--all your favorites including Lee Middleton, Annette Himstedt, Hildegard Gunzel, Marie Osmond, Robert Tonner, Wendy Lawton, Helen Kish, Jan McLean and more in porcelain, vinyl and other materials.
  1. Ethnic Dolls
  2. Modern Doll Companies (12)
  3. 2005 Dolls (8)
  4. Artist Dolls (39)
  5. Doll Clothes (17)
  6. Accessories (24)
  7. Cabbage Patch Dolls (13)
  8. 1980s Dolls (17)

New Dolls for 2011 - A Tour of New Dolls at IDEX
New Dolls for 2011 Premiering at IDEX - A Tour of New Dolls at IDEX

Hasbro Dolls
All about Hasbro dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, the secondary market and general information about these poppular dolls

Dolls of the Decade - 2000 to 2009
I'm actually having a bit of trouble believing that an entire decade has passed since we welcomed 2000 and a whole new century into our lives. That decade went fast...and I still don't know what to call it--the -00s? Seems like the media never bothered to name this decade that just screetched by. In any event, I've been the Guide to Dolls at About.com for this entire decade, and here are my picks…

Star Trek Dolls - A Review of the Star Trek Dolls
A review of the new Star Trek Dolls.

2009 DOTY Industry Choice Award Winners
A list of the 2009 DOTY (Doll of the Year) Industry Choice Award Winenrs

Annette Himstedt Is Closing Her German Doll Factory
Annette Himstedt is closing her German doll factory.

Review of Elmo Live
Review of Elmo Live

Lark, Creamsicle, a 14 inch Ball Jointed Doll by Helen Kish
Review of Lark, Creamsicle, a 14 inch Ball Jointed Doll by Helen Kish

A Trip to FAO Schwarz Las Vegas
A visit to FAO Schwarz for a look at their doll departments.

A Review of the Ty Girlz Dolls and Web Site
A review of the Ty Girlz dolls and interactive Ty Girlz web site.

Annette Himstedt Delights With The Children of Atlantis
Annette Himstedt's 2006 dolls are a departure from her dolls of the past few years. This year, they are based on fantasy and whimsy, with ethereal costumes and hairstyles. See them here.

The New Dam Troll Dolls
Dam Trolls are back, and they are cuter than ever. Check out the brand new, whats-old-is-new again Dam Trolls for 2006.

2008 DOTY Industry Choice Award Winners
A list of the 2008 DOTY (Doll of the Year) Industry Choice Award Winenrs

Webkinz, Be-Bratz, Barbie Girls and Web Play - Do They Have Anything In Common W
Similarities and differences between Webkinz, Be-Bratz, Barbie Girls and other forms of web play.

Top 10 Hot Holiday Dolls 2006 For Collectors
There are so many great collector dolls each year that I find it very hard to only pick a few for my Hot Holiday Dolls list. All year, I look at dolls at shows, I talk to collectors online and in my shop, and watch Internet discussions all year, but It's still hard to choose! As usual, I've come up with dolls by many popular doll companies, but there are also dolls from smaller companies--dolls t…

Top 10 Most Interesting Dolls And Other Things At Toy Fair 2004
Toy Fair Roundup: 10 Most Interesting Dolls and Other Things at Toy Fair 2004

Top 10 Top Manufactured Modern Dolls
Top brands of modern dolls for collectors.

Top 10 Hot Collector Dolls for Holiday Season 2003.
The top 10 dolls for doll collectors for the 2003 holidays.

Harry Potter Dolls Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery of Harry Potter Dolls by Robert Tonner

Fabulous Fairy Dolls from the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art
Fabulous Fairy Dolls from the Rosalie Wheyl Museum of Doll Art, as featured at the Tiny Footprints on a Garden Path luncheon at the UFDC Region 1 Conference in Eugene, Oregon.

Are We Ready for Dolls 2.0?
As plush, dolls, and paper dolls move towards internet integration, are we, as collectors, ready for dolls version 2.0?

Toy Fair Wrap Up
Trends in dolls and plush toys for 2007, as seen at Toy Fair.

The 2007 Helen Kish Dolls Collection
Photo Gallery of 2007 Helen Kish Dolls

Toy Fair 2007
A look at Toy Fair 2007.

Collecting Marie Osmond Dolls: A Family Affair
Families that collect together gather at a Marie Osmond doll signing in Orlando, Florida.

Annette Himstedt Dolls Pulls Back Production on The 2007 Doll Line
Annette Himstedt Dolls announces that it will drop most of its dealers and no longer attend Toy Fair.

Marie Osmond Dolls Of 2006
Here are my top 10 Marie Osmond Dolls for 2006! From Tiny Tots to dolls celebrating Marie Osmond Dolls' 15th Anniversary, here are my favorites!

Hot Holiday Dolls 2006 For Collectors
My picks for the top 10 hot holiday dolls of 2006. For collectors.

Toy Wishes Holiday Dolls And Toys 2006
Every year, Toy Wishes magazine issues its Top Holiday Toys list for the holiday season. Here is my review of their 2006 list.

Review of the TMX Elmo
Review of the TMX Elmo

This Was Going To Be a Review of TMX. Elmo, But I Can't Find One!
TMX Elmo prices hit the stratosphere on eBay within 1 day of release of this popular new doll.

Marie Osmond Re-Introduces Holly Hobbie To A New Generation
Marie Osmond re-introduces Holly Hobbie dolls to a new generation.

The Pussycat Dolls: Coming To a Toy Store Near You
Hasbro will make real dolls out of the Pussycat Dolls.

Marie Osmond Talks About “15 Years of Friends,” The 15th Anniversary of Marie Osmond Dolls
Marie Osmond talks about the 15th anniversary of Marie Osmond Dolls at Toy Fair 2006.

What Are The Pussycat Dolls?
What Are The Pussycat Dolls?

Marie Osmond Talks About 15 Years of Friends
Marie Osmond talks about the 15th anniversary of Marie Osmond Dolls at Toy Fair 2006.

Photo Gallery of 2006 Annette Himnstedt Dolls at Toy Fair
Photo Gallery of 2006 Annette Himnstedt Dolls at Toy Fair.

The 2006 Original Good Luck Trolls by Dam
A photo gallery of the 2006 original good luck Trolls by Dam.

Top Ten Things I'd Like To See At Toy Fair 2006
Top Ten Things I'd Like To See At Toy Fair 2006

A Photo Gallery of dolls Available Right Now
A Photo Gallery of Collectible Dolls for Early 2006: Dolls available now, before the 2006 Toy Fair and IDEX releases

List of Toys R US Store Closings, January 2006
A partial list of Toys R Us stores which are closing in 2006.

Holiday Dolls: Dolls Dressed For Christmas And The Winter Holidays
A photo gallery of dolls dressed for Christmas and the Winter Holidays.

Look Alike Dolls: Where To Get Dolls That Look Like Your Child
Look Alike Dolls: Where To Get Dolls That Look Like Your Child

Doll Review: Bitty Bethany by Kish & Company
A review of the Bitty Bethany doll by Kish and Company, created by doll artist Helen Kish.

Marie Osmond Dolls: Expect The Unexpected
Marie Osmond tells all about her latest dolls and her doll company.

Annette Himstedt Dolls at Toy Fair 2005
Annette Himstedt dolls at Toy Fair 2005. Dolls from the First World's Children Summit.

Hot Holiday Dolls 2004 For Collectors: Top 10
The top dolls for collectors for the 2004 holidays.

A Look At The Doll Industry On The Third Anniversary of 9/11
A look at the doll inudstry on the third anniversary of 9/11.

Troll Dolls
Those irrascible ugly little guys and gals are back! But did they ever really go away? You'll find everything you ever wante to know about troll dolls, but was afraid to ask!

Dolls From The Heart Doll Artist Gallery
Beautiful photos of artist-made dolls and the stories behind them. From your About Guide.

Marie Osmond: High On Dolls
My interview with Marie Osmond, owner and creative force behind Marian Dolls. She talks about her favorite dolls for 2003, the New Magic Attic line and more.

What Ever Happened To Cabbage Patch Dolls?
The hot dolls of the 1980s haven't ever truly faded away! Article on the history of Cabbage Patch dolls, including the Cabbage Patch Doll Craze, plus what these adorable, iconic dolls are up to today.

Doll Collecting in 2004: A Look At The Year Ahead
A look at the year 2004 in Doll Collecting--predictions and forcasts for doll collectors and the doll collecting industry.

Berry Sweet Land of Strawberry Shortcake
Large site devoted to these 1980s darlings which are growing rapidly in collector popularity.

Dolls From the 1980s
Haven for dolls of the 1980s-- Rainbow Brite, PJ Sparkles, Ginny, Punky Brewster, and more!

Collectors Choice Club
Home of the Collectors Choice line of modern porcelain collectible dolls.  

Diane's Dolls
Specializing in Marie Osmond and Richard Simmons dolls.

Marie Osmond Dolls
Collector Becky Shannon has one of the most extensive Marie Osmond doll sites on the Web.

Dolls Paradise
Charming site from Germany with lovely gallery of reproduction, Kathy Kruse and artist dolls. Main page in English; doll descriptions in German.

Downi Creations
Special baby dolls with soft bodies, vinyl head, hands, feet. These well-made Down Syndrome dolls are unique.

eDolls
Middleton, Boyds, Gotz, Gunzel and more.  Shop online.

HSN Dolls and Bears Store
Can't sleep?  Now, not only can you watch doll shows on Home Shopping Network in the middle of the night, but you can also shop online for all your favorite, Rustie, Barbie, and other modern collectible dolls.

Le Bambole di Arianna
Collectible dolls manufactured in Italy. Creation of dolls is directed by Francesca Guanta who designs and develops the collections and monitors the principal manufacturing.

Netdoll
Buy dolls online; Barbie, Gunzel, Himstedt, Corelle, Wakeen and more.  Online doll magazine; secure-ordering.

Paradise Galleries
Modern collectible porcelian dolls by many famous makers. Shop online; secure ordering.

QVC Dolls
The TV home shopping network's online doll site.  Seymour Mann, Wendy Lawton, Marie Osmond, Barbie, Middleton and others for sale.

Strawberry Shortcake Dolls
  Kenner's darlings from the early 80s are featured in this page from Kaylee's Korner.

Sweet Peas Dolls
Porcelain dolls for sale--modern, reproduction and artist.  Also has Collectors Showcase; no secure ordering.

A Doll Collector's Alphabet
Doll Collecting at About.com, Ellen Tsagaris, Collectible Dolls, Antique Dolls, Ancient Dolls, Rag, Cloth, Barbie, Fashion Dolls, French, German

Estate Dolls
estate, Ningyo, hina matsuri, Japanese dolls, Danbury mint, porcelain dolls 1980s, vinyl, estate sales, storage, museums, thrift shops

Fabulous Fragments
art dolls, doll shards, art from found objects, Mary Hillier Dolls and Dollmakers, Joseph Cornell, Bebe Marie, misfit dolls, paper dolls, mixed media, shadowbox, damaged dolls

Doll Collector's Calendar
Part II of the Doller's calendar continues counting special days doll by doll. Use the ideas to inspire seasonal displays and to organize your collection.

Cross Collectible and Dolls
Eleanor St. George who wrote "Old Dolls" observed that doll collectors often have multiple hobby interests. Therefore, we collect items related to our dolls, or cross-collectibles.

Monster High Dolls
Monster High dolls are sister dolls to Barbie, but are surpassing her in popularity. The hauntingly chic teenaged dolls have inspired an entire collection of spinoff products and promotions.

Shirley Temple Tribute
Shirley Temple, beloved child star and inspiration for many dolls and collectibles died today at age 85.

Valentine Dolls
Valentine Dolls are gifts from the heart; they include Cupids, angels, Raggedy Ann, Dream Pets, Beanies, and Kamar Dolls, along with Barbies and more.

Dolls for Washington's Birthday-Emma Clear, Effanbee, More
George and Martha Washington have been reinvented as dolls by many companies, and are popular cross over collectibles with political memorabilia collectors.

Review: Official Price Guide to Dolls by Denise Van Patten
Denise Van Patten's "The Official Price Guide to Dolls" is the most comprehensive digest of doll collecting in the annals of doll price guides.

The Japanese Doll Festival

Doll Collecting and Contemporary Culture
Today, doll collecting in all its aspects is attracting publicity in social media, popular culture and American Society.

Hinges and Hearts: A Group Written Doll Poem
Here is what happens when a group of doll lovers get together to help your guide brainstorm a poem; read on, inspired by Hinges, Hearts, and Metal Dolls.

Dolls in Horror Movies
Dolls have the power to frighten and thrill; many horror movies have doll themes and explore the concept of what dolls mean to us as "others" or non human self portraits

Review: Creepy A** Dolls
This book is a tongue-in-cheek look at antique and collectible dolls, capitalizing on the "haunted doll" fad.

Dolls on Kindle, Part II
Part II showing a sample of books on dolls and toys from my Kindle library.

Dolls and Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" not only has inspired doll artists since its publication, it also features dolls and doll making.

Barbie gets Girl Scout's Badge and Makes Sports Illustrated's Cover
Barbie joins The Girl Scouts and poses for Sports Illustrated amid lively controversy and publicity.

Review: "Empty Mansions."
Read the mysterious story of one of the wealthiest, most reclusive doll collectors to ever live, Huguette Clark, daughter of the copper king.

Intensity by Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz's "Intensity" spawned a TV movie that used dolls as props in a sinister plot.

Review: Eagle Estate Brokers [EEB] Flea Market
Indoor Flea Market with a Historic Past with unlimited doll hunting opportunities

Headless Historicals
Macabre humor, historical costuming, and creative genius give Living Dead Dolls a Run for their toy money.

Profile: The King of Dolls by Ljeposlav Perinic (1922-2005)
This amazing, unique collection once graced the Worlds Far, Exp0 '67

Part II; So, You Want to Write a Doll Book?
with love from tin lizzie, Schoenhut, bru, metal doll, doll files

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.