Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Clothes Crazy

Almost mint set of Clothes Crazy.  Three dolls, two dolls have an extra head. Gail, Kate and Sue all have pages of clothes with triangle tabs. I've seen alternate versions of this set without the extra heads.  Eight pages of clothes.

Description: vintage paper doll book
Name: Clothes Crazy  Date:1940s  Publisher: Samuel Lowe
Format:staple book 8 pages
Condition: uncut, damage cover, one doll punched

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8 the extra heads do not work well in my opinion
Clothing: 7 outfits are a bit bland
Accessories: 7 a few hats to match outfits
Cover:  9 the layout is interesting, love the purses
Color: 8 faded with time, lots of green
Shading/Texture: 8 some interesting patterns
Overall:7.8 of 10

Monday, July 30, 2012

Lacy in Color

Here is Lacy now colored with cleaner lines and more wigs. (same hairstyles, just multiple colors.) I also may post non paper doll post about just dolls later.

Description: colored paper doll
Name: Lacy  Date:2012 Publisher:none
Artist:Melissa Smith aka MissMissy
Format: 7 pages computer colored
Condition: new uncut

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lacy Paper Doll Black and White

Here is a paper doll I designed.  Her name is Lacy.  She has six pages of clothes with accessories and wigs/ hairstyles. This is the black and white sketch version  Her outfits are one piece, not mix and match. I will post the color version later.

Description:hand drawn paper doll
Name:  Lacy Date: 2011 Publisher: none
Artist:Melissa Smith aka MissMissy
Format:6 pages of clothes and doll
Condition: uncut

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Teen Time 1959

Another Teen Time box set, this one is Pat and Carol.  The clothes in this set are very thin paper and tear easily.  I think many of the tabs are gone.

Description:box set vintage
Name: Teen Time  Date: 1959 Publisher: whitman
Format:2 heavy dolls, clothing, and box
Condition: Cut, clothing is VERY fragile thin paper

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8 Carol has a pretty bad neck crease, dolls are cute
Clothing: 7 good range of outfits, paper is very thin and fragile
Accessories: 8 some hats and attached accessories
Cover: not shown 7 has the two girls on the box
Color: 8.5 good range of color and easy mix and match
Shading/Texture: 8.5 nice shading and good patterns
Overall:7.8 of 10

Friday, July 27, 2012

Teen time 1958

Featuring Joan and Jill.  Box set.  Teen Time 1958 will be posted next post.  A few duplicate items.

Description:box set paper doll vintage
Name:  Teen Time Date:1958  Publisher: Whitman
Format:7 heavy dolls, clothing, with box
Condition: cut, some duplicate items

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 7 the dolls are very thick, Joan is cut a little strange around the face
Clothing: 8.5 nice range of outfits, good mix and match
Accessories: N/A
Cover: not shown 7 the box has a picture of the two girls on it
Color: 8 some fading with age
Shading/Texture: 8.5 good patterns and decent shading
Overall:7.8 of 10

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cutie Pops (not paper dolls)

Time for a break from paper dolls to talk about Cutie Pops, the new dolls from Jada Toys Inc. These dolls have a very lolita like look and have accessories that 'pop' on.  The three dolls are Candi, Chiffon, and Cookie. You can change the hair, the eyes (to closed eyes) and various spots on the outfits. I like the overall concept and it's nice to see something new.  I could live without the switching eye option. I hear these dolls can fit Monster High and Bratz clothing pretty well too.  Also Fashion packs are available.  The only place I've been able to find these dolls in stock is at Walmart but I'm sure they will turn up on toys shelves soon in other locations.  Check out the website for more: http://cutiepopsdolls.com/index.php