Dutch Barbie World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Designer Dolls for Unicef’s les Frimousses de Créateurs project

For 12 years UNICEF unites  fashion designers, jewelers, designers and artists to create dolls for Les Frimousses de Créateurs initiative. A project  that helps promote the vaccination of children,.

This year the project has forty-four names as Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, Chantal Thomass, Maison Lejaby and Louis Quatorze to raise funds. More than 80 unique and unusual dolls are auctioned

This year the theme is Opera and the ballet dancer Nicolas Le Riche and opera singer Natalie Dessay are the ambassadors forthis edition.

The dolls will be on display from 18 to 23 of Novemberat the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The next day they will be auctioned  at a starting price of 700 euros each.

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Chanel

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Dior

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Antik Batik

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Sonia Rykiel

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Gucci

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Georges Hobeika

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Pasquale Bruni

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Barbie and Skipper School miniature

I’m a big fan of the vintage Barbie structures and love turning them into 1:6 scale miniature versions. In this way my dolls are having toys to play with and I have a lot more room to display them. Today I finished a new one, I finally found a Barbie and Skipper School to work with. I think this is one of the most rare structures from Mattel. So you can imagine how happy I was when I found one in a mint condition and complete.

I love the bright colors from this structure and the illustration are so cool. There are so much fun details. The construction is genius , love how it all folds into a hexagon shaped box.

Here a few pictures of my 1:6 scale miniature version Schermafbeelding 2014-11-11 om 23.33.06

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I will make a few more of these structures in the next weeks. So if you are interested in one you can always send me a mail :  rogier.corbeau@gmail.com

Happy Honda Days Sales Event

Today Honda released their “Happy Honda Days Sales Event” campaign. And in the commercials Iconic toys are featured.

Gumby

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Strawberry Shortcake

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Skeletor

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Little People

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Stretch Armstrong

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Their is also a video for us doll lovers. And in this video “Hollywood Jem” from Integrity Toys is one of the main characters.

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And at the end a vintage G.I. Joe is trying to flirt with her.

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Here you can see all the videos from this fun campaign.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv_tG8yR7XJlTv-5up8we5xoqCCnPv0RI

Inspiration! The Robert Tonner Collection

The auction house specialized in dolls called Theriault’s has a very interesting auction on November 23 in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The dolls in this auction are from the private collection of Robert Tonner.

the auction is called “Inspiration! The Robert Tonner Collection”

“Every important doll designer throughout history has drawn inspiration from those who came before. Robert Tonner, considered by most to be the premiere contemporary designer of today’s high fashion dolls, is no exception. His inspiration, he avers, has been the extraordinary fashion ladies of the 1950s, and over several decades he has quietly assembled an important collection of rarities from this period.”

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The catalogue is great eye candy and you can see it online at Issuu.com

http://issuu.com/theriaults/docs/1131-issuu?fb_action_ids=10205262035374667&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B657008664417556%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.shares%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

In the Foreword Robbert Tonner tells about this collection and explains why he is selling these ladies. The rest of the catalogue is filled with amazing pictures of the 390 items that will go on auction.

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for more information: www.theriaults.com

Dial V for Victoire and Simonetta La Ville Victoire

Today I visit a dear friend who just came back from the Integrity Toys Convention. Omg I saw so many gorgeous dolls. And she also brought me some ladies back from the US !!!! At the beginning of this year I fell in love with the Victoire Roux collection. So you can imagine I was very excited when I found out that there was a Victoire at the convention last week.

Her Name is Dial V for Victoire.

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She is a gorgeous redhead and I love the braid in her hair and her jewelry pieces.

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And the best thing is she comes as a small gift set. A turtleneck body with long sleeves, pants, pencil skirt, mini skirt and two pairs of shoes.

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And Victoire has a new friend. The actress Simonetta La Ville Victoire.

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I think she is gorgeous and a perfect friend for Victoire. She comes in a black silk evening gown with a fur stole. Her face is very 50ties Vogue.

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I can’t wait to see what the future will bring for this character.

But this was not the only Victoire news at last week convention. There were 10 Ooak dolls created for this convention that people could win in a raffle at the last night diner. And one of these dolls was an amazing Victoire called Moonlight Soiree.

pictures by Fab CityToys : www.facebook.com/pages/Fab-City-Toys/166251883393982

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Isn’t she amazing. Can you imagine that you win such a doll !!!

I don’t think I can make the Integrity Toys convention in 2015. To many conventions for me next year. But maybe 2016…… It looks like such an amazing event.

Sophia Loren

The Designers from Magia2000 released an amazing doll today.

Their Ooak tribute to Sophia Loren.

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They recreated the look that she worn at her 80th birthday last September in Mexico City.

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This doll is just perfection and the details are amazing.

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How cool are those bejeweled glasses! But what is even more cool is that Mario and Gianni met this Italian Icon in real life this week and presented her the doll as a gift.

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For more pictures of this amazing doll:

http://www.magia2000.com/gallery/celebrities/sophia_loren.html

Gianfranco Ken Doll Video

Barbie Collector just released the video from the new Gianfranco Silkstone doll.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMD3Cx-kn_A

The Ceremony is over. The Gondola is ready And Gianfranco’s own love awaits.

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I love the groupshot at the end of the video from this years Silkstone collection.

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But I’m also a bit sad that this is the last doll from this collection for this year.

for more information: http://www.barbiecollector.com

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