Monday, August 14, 2017

A quick look at Granado's Vinyl VINDOLL Udell

Granado's Udell
It's been a while since my last post: we've moved house, gone on a family holiday to the UK and Ireland, and I'm off to another family event in Belgium next week. And in between I've been organizing and selling off some of my doll collection.

But in between all of that there was one new arrival: Granado's Udell, the first doll in their new vinyl VINDOLL line. Granado has been putting out lovely large resin dolls for a number of years now, and this new line is an vinyl interpretation of one of their existing resin lines (the 70cm line).  Being vinyl, they're a third of the weight and half the price, which is nice.

I'll be attempting to do a more thorough look at the posing of the line (once I have some extra free time - and once I figure out where the best light is in this new house), but until I get to that I thought I'd share the unboxing of this guy.

Not for the sensitive: there's one photo of an unclothed anatomically correct doll beneath the cut.

Monday, June 19, 2017

On the Move Again

It's been quiet around here, primarily because I'm about to move house again. We're staying in the same region this time, so while there's less stress than our last couple of moves we're also doing this one ourselves (versus having a corporate-sponsored moving team helping out).

So I probably won't be around for a few more weeks, but I did want to say hello to you all!

The playline dolls are preparing for the move.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Discount Shopping Adventures, May 2017

It's been a while since I checked out the local discount chains (in this case Tuesday Morning and Big Lots), so last week I decided to pay them a visit.  I took some photos of the toy aisle offerings and thought I'd share them with you guys!

Doll shelf at Tuesday Morning: Fashion dolls and play doll outfits.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Diya in the Garden

Last summer I unboxed Carpatina Diya, then the newest doll from Carpatina's slim 18" doll line. Since I'd opened her on a rainy day and then was away from home for nearly 4 months, I never got around to taking some proper outdoor photos of her.  So today I decided to remedy that!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

It's May the Fourth...

So it's time for a day of Star Wars puns! Whether they make you smile or make you roll your eyes, I hope you have a good one!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Random Toy Sightings: The Remains of a Dozen Easter Parties

When I took my dog out on Monday morning, I found a park full of leftover plastic eggs and bunnies that were left behind by the Easter crowds. I thought I'd share a few photos of the festive detritus.

A green plastic egg sits alone.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retro Week: Random Toys of the 80s

I just got back from a weekend in Toronto, so it's time for another retro week post!
Does anyone remember what these toys were called?
They have articulated arms that move up and down
when a button on their base is pressed.