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January 23 – January 29, 2012

January 23

 

A new company has opened called Merry Doll Round.  The artist is from Spain.  The first release is doll head Merry.  The 1/3 size head comes with detachable teeth and a tongue. The head is being cast by Dollshe.  Resin colors available include oriental, fresh and pale skin. Optional custom face-up is available. Pre-order will be open from January 26 to February 10. Heads will be shipped in late March, early April.

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DreamingDoll has a new Little Elva line girl. 42 cm tall Lia can be ordered in normal or white skin resin. She is being sold with a random color pair of glass eyes and a random wig.  A face-up is optional. free shipping is included with purchase of Lia.

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January 24

Lillycat – Cerisedolls is now taking pre-orders for ready-to-custom line dolls Constantine and Ombre. Pre-order is open until February 23rd (may close early if order volume is too high).  Delivery of the dolls is expected in March.  Ombre and Constantine are  available in cream resin. Each doll will come with a pair of “Pink-Orangey” glass eyes and a pink-grey wig. Face-up is not available.   A limited layaway can be arranged.

From Lillycat:

The sale of the Ombre and Constantine models, opened last Saturday, was quite a succes that, to be really honest, I wasn’t totally expecting.
The whole stock – except a few copies dedicated to direct sale during the Paris Fashion Doll Festival coming in March – has been sold out in less than one day ! (Thank you very much to my customers for this enthusiastic reception)
Since then, I’ve received numerous messages from collectors disappointed of arriving too late, or for being warned of the sale after it’s closing.

That’s why I’ve decided to extend this sale by starting a pre-order session without delay for the Ombre and Constantine models.
From now on and until February the 23rd, you can order your doll and all desired options in the Shop section of the website (earlier closing is possible if the amount of orders is too important).

A possibility of 2-time layaway is offered, for a delivery planed by May 2012. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any question.

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Neo-AngelRegion is now offering a new Nappy Choo baby. 12 cm tall Dong Dong is cast in normal skin resin. He comes with a random pair of Soom eyes, a diaper and swaddling clothes. Options available include face-up and body blushing.

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1ndollAccording to This thread on Den of Angels, nDoll has fallen behind in filling orders for dolls and other merchandise. The retailer has also been unresponsive to companies and customers. At this time, BJDcollectasy will remove the nDoll link from the Company Links page.

 

Bergemann Dolls is now offering a pre-order for new 1/4 size girl doll Pippa. The 44 cm tall doll is featured on the cover of Dolls Magazine and will be displayed at this week’s IDEX convention. Pippa can be purchased in a choice of pink sugar or shimmer urethane resin. Options include a factory face-up or artist’s face-up.

From Bo Bergemann:

Pippa is my brand new MSD sized BJD sculpt debuting at Idex! She will be offered at show special prices at Idex and for anyone who orders through me via email now through Feb 5th.

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January 25

Little Monica as released a new Honey Harmony doll named Dorothy.  The 26 cm tall doll comes with a random color pair of acrylic eyes and can be purchased with a choice of boy or girl body. Dorothy can be pre-ordered in white or normal skin resin. Options include face-up and mushroom outfit (dress, hat, socks).  Dorothy’s shoes, wig and eyes shown in the photos can be purchased separately on the site.

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1/4 size Meissa is now posted at Lume Doll. The doll will be available for pre-order  on January 26.  She can be cast in pure white, light pink, normal pink, normal yellow, tan or grey skin resin. Meissa comes with a choice of 45 cm male or 43 cm female body. The doll will have seams sanded  and a pair of glass eyes (random color) will be included. A face-up can be optionally ordered.

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January 26

 

Pipos is now taking pre-orders for basic dolls including Pi dolls Heero, Curo, Baha, Bao, Cheshire and  Star Cheshire and Junior Pi dolls Ringo, Rooney, C. Vanilla Ringo, Cheese Mouse and Ruth. The company is including resin shoes with purchases. The dolls are sold blank  with a random color pair of eyes. Optional face-up is available.  The outfit shown on the dolls with the dragon print can be purchased separately HERE.

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January 27

Peapod Doll has released new doll parts for Volks Yo-SD,Soom Teenie Gem and similar size dolls.  The Limited Edition Pearl Mermaid Tail comes with a choice of normal or white skin belly part. The Bull Viking Set  parts include helmet, shield, sword, gripping hands, and bull legs with brown hooves.  The parts can be purchased in different set combinations. The hands and leg parts can be ordered in a choice of normal or white skin resin.

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The first dolls for 2012 from Kimberly Lasher Originals are appearing on the websites of authorized retailers for her dolls. The dolls released fro pre-order at this time are Eryka and Eden (1/3 size size), Fiona (1/4 size) and Lydia (1/6 size). The dolls are being sold as full-sets with everything shown in the photos.  Eryka and Eden are limited editions of 75 of each and Fiona and Lydia are limited editions of 100. A list of authorized retailers for Lasher dolls is listed on the artist’s webite.  Each participating retailer will have a limited number of dolls available to sell.

Kim Lasher is attending IDEX this weekend and the dolls will be on display at the event. She is also releasing basic versions of the new dolls on her website.

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Dollmore has released new full-set Glamor Model Dolls, Cruising Rider Suntan Mettaa and Yarn Sae. The 75 cm tall dolls are each a limited edition of 10. Mettaa is cast in suntan resin, and Yarn Sae comes in normal skin resin. Both boys come with face-up, wig, eyes, boots and outfit (helmet, goggles, jacket, pants, belt, sleeveless tee and cigarette).

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January 28

 

Doll publications Doll Reader and Dolls Magazine will be merging into one magazine.

Press release information:

DOLLS, Doll Reader magazines merge

DL-DLR-HD-Covers-1The two premiere publications covering doll collecting, DOLLS and Doll Reader, will merge into one title in 2012 published under the name DOLLS by Jones Publishing. The deal was announced Jan. 27 at the Debut of Dolls and DOTY Awards Banquet during the IDEX trade show in Orlando, Fla. Jones Publishing also presented its Lifetime Achievement award to Maggie Iacono at the same event.

DOLLS and Doll Reader’s sister publications, Teddy Bear Review and Teddy Bear & Friends, will also merge this year. Jones Publishing will retain the title Teddy Bear & Friends but increase the magazine’s frequency to TBR’s bimonthly schedule.

“By working collaboratively with our industry partners, we know that we can help make the industry stronger,” said IDEX Vice President Susan Fitzgerald. “This new merger will allow us to reach more people and, in turn, grow the publications and their content. We believe this will also help to develop and expand IDEX, which remains the leading industry show.”

DOLLS Publisher Carie Ferg agreed, saying “Uniting two great, long-standing doll magazines into one dynamic title, as well as partnering with IDEX, presents us with a terrific opportunity to use the combined strengths of Jones Publishing and Madavor Media to grow the industry.”

The new DOLLS magazine will be sent to both DOLLS and Doll Reader subscribers beginning with the March 2012 issue, which mails Feb. 2. This issue features a sneak peek at what dollmakers have planned for this year. The new combined magazine will continue to feature fan-favorite columns and features from Doll Reader on a regular basis, including patterns by Marsha Olson and Antique Q&A by Jan Foulke, and well as DOLLS’ readers favorites.

The big change will come for Haute Doll, which has appeared for the past year as a special section with a flip cover in Doll Reader. With the merger DOLLS will move from 10 issues to a monthly publishing schedule, with one special-focus issue every quarter appearing as DOLLS Presents: Haute Doll, entirely devoted to high-fashion and ball-jointed dolls. The regular issues of DOLLS won’t neglect popular fashion dolls and BJDs, but the content will remain suitable for all ages, while Haute Doll specials will venture into edgier fashion and ball-jointed doll releases.

Doll Reader subscribers will have the remaining issues of their subscription applied to DOLLS; readers who subscribe to both magazines will have their DOLLS subscription extended by the number of issues remaining on their Doll Reader subscription. An FAQ is posted on the DOLLS website, www.dollsmagazine.com, to answer questions about the merger, and Jones Publishing has issued an invitation to readers to send feedback, suggestions, and additional questions to DOLLS staff. Contact information and links are posted on the DOLLS website under the “Contact Us” link at the top of the home page.
Jones Publishing and DOLLS magazine have committed to have a strong presence at IDEX, which will continue to be owned and managed by Madavor Media. Look for some exciting events sponsored by Jones at the 2013 IDEX show, including the presentation of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award!

 

January 29 ~~~~~