Monday, November 21, 2011

Toronto Toy & Doll Collector's Show

I went to the Toronto Toy & Doll Collectors Show yesterday in the hopes of finding some Barbie shoes, and my hopes were more than met! A lady was selling pairs of shoes and boots for only $1!!!! I was so thrilled! She had a whole box of them, paired together in tiny zip-locked bags. I ended up getting 10 pair. I was also able to replace my Hollywood Nails Barbie that I had (as shown in the photo below on the right) but my daughter destroyed as a toddler. I also saw a ton of other replacement dolls for ones I no longer have.....but I was short on money...or believe me, I would have come home with a few more. I even bought a tiny "Dawn" doll like one I used to have when I was little. The chameleon Beanie Baby in the above photo was purchased for my daughter to go with her Rapunzel costume I'm making her for next Hallowe'en. He was only $1 too! I couldn't believe some of the great deals at the show!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fab Faces Find

Today I had the urge to seek out abandoned the local thrift store. I found one that had a "My Scene" face, but she had these weird buttons sticking out of her the "vent ports" sticking out of the back of H.R. Giger's Alien.
Anyway, it seemed when I pressed the buttons, her face changed, like a little animatronic puppet. I couldn't see her very clearly because she was in a plastic bag with another doll. For $1.99 I felt I should get it. Here's how she looks now that I cleaned her up a bit and dressed her. Of course she was naked when I found her, and her hair was messy and it looked like someone had taken scissors to a part of it. Her hair is still wet in this photo because I used the boiling water method to style it....(so it's all flowing in the same direction.)

I'm going to take her to work and sit her on my desk. Since I work at an animation studio, I figure she'll fit in perfectly.
I did some research and discovered she was called Fab Faces Nolee. There were 4 in the series, made in 2006. I don't think they sold very well......mostly I'm sure because of the long buttons sticking out of her back.
The above photo by the way is one I found off the which it is apparently VERY rare to find this in the box. I'm sure most of them are naked in Thrift Stores by now.
Below is a photo of the weird buttons.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Abandoned Barbie Project Photos

Every morning, on my way to work via the new bus route I have chosen, I've been passing this little theatre with a big store front window full of Barbies. This morning I brought my camera and got off the bus to photograph them.
I discovered they are a "found object" artpiece. It's called The Abandoned Barbie Project. I think it's fascinating! Enjoy the photos!

I just learned more about the Abandoned Barbie Project here