Thursday, December 27, 2012

Family Dollar 50% Off Toy Sale

Toys priced $10 and up are currently on sale for 50% off at Family Dollar.  This includes the Fashion Madness Kenya Dolls and the Classic Kenya Dolls shown below.

Neither Fashion Madness guy, Denise, nor little sister, Keyshia, has surfaced in my area.

For those of you in need of "decent" articulated playscale bodies in light, medium, or dark skin tones, the Fashion Madness Kenya dolls might interest you for $10. 

Disclaimer:  I have not used these dolls as body donors, but according to advice from Limbe Dolls, "... be sure to slice the head off with an Xacto knife.  The neck prong is wicked and subject to break."


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Family Dollar Thursday Sale

According to their current sales ad, Family Dollar in my area will be open on Thanksgiving, 11/22/12.  All toys (this includes dolls... specifically Fashion Madness Kenya) will be Buy One Get One for 70% off! So if you buy two Kenya's, the first will be $20 and the second $6.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

eBay Cash Back is Back Through

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Are you an eBay buyer?  Are you already registered with  If you answered, "yes" to both questions, you are eligible to receive up to 3.0% cash back when you link to through prior to completing your eBay purchases.

If you are not already a registered user, you can register here.  Then each time you win an auction on eBay, link to eBay prior to paying for the auction to receive up to 3.0 cash back, which will be mailed by check directly to you or deposited in your Paypal account.  Cash back is issued quarterly and the percentages vary from merchant to merchant.  That information is always disclosed on Ebates when you link to the merchants' site.

I have been an member since December 2008.  To date, I have received $318.52 cash back from online purchases through several online merchants including eBay in the past before they discontinued their Ebates affiliation, but now it is back!

Based on my recent purchase and/or browsing history, I have received Ebates cash backs from,, and, if I use their service; I will receive cash back from  Ebates partners "with 1,500 stores including Sephora, JCPenney, Kohl's, Home Depot,, Groupon, and Walmart, so you are sure to find your favorites."

 Before I make any online purchases, I go to to determine if the merchant is an Ebates affiliate.  If they are, I link to their site through Ebates prior to making the purchase.  Every little bit helps!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Disney V.I.P Chyna Ann Parks Fashion Doll

Screen snapshot of Shop.Mattel.Com's ordering page for V.I.P. Chyna Ann Parks Fashion Doll

Articulated, cute, fashionable, those are just a few positive adjectives to describe the Mattel doll made in the likeness of the young actress, China Anne McClain who stars as Disney character, Chyna Ann Parks on the popular TV series A.N.T. Farm!  

Product Details:
The Disney V.I.P. Fashion Doll assortment features popular Disney Channel characters, including musical prodigy Chyna Ann Parks from A.N.T. Farm! This detailed Chyna Ann Parks doll come dressed in a stylish fashion with cool boots, hipster bag, and glam necklace. Plus, girls can learn more about this Disney Channel trendsetter and her fabulous show — just use the secret code on the enclosed Disney V.I.P. card to access exclusive online content! Collect all the dolls in the Disney V.I.P. Fashion Doll assortment (each sold separately)!
  • Doll wears a plaid skirt with yellow top and purple jacket
  • She completes her look with a matching purse, kickin’ boots, and belt with heart-shaped buckle
  • Includes hair band and brush for styling her hair
  • Also comes with a doll stand for displaying your star
  • Based on the popular TV series A.N.T. Farm
  • Each doll sold separately.
I love her and plan to purchase several.  One or two for myself, one for my niece, and the extra(s) as gifts.

The doll is available online for $17.99 at where shipping can be free on any day you choose between now and January 31, 2013, by entering code SECRETSHIP at checkout.  But wait... if you are an affiliate, go to first (register, if not already registered), search for "Mattel Shop" in Ebate's search box, then click the link to enter to receive 2% cash back on your purchase!  Buy the doll.  There isn't much better than free shipping, cash back, and an exceptionally cute doll.

Currently there are two other dolls in the V.I.P. line available at, which can be seen here, along with the adorable Chyna.

Update @7:55 AM CST:  Today is Black Friday at with special sales and FREE SHIPPING site wide without the use of the code mentioned above.  So if you buy something today from their site, save the free shipping code for a later date.  It's good until January 31, 2013.


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Styled By Me Barbie is Back at

Screen snaphot of my Barbie Styled By Me doll and accessories

I did not buy; but I used the SIS Trichelle doll (one of three dark-skinned dolls available) to create a Styled by Me Barbie.  There are two light-skinned doll choices available.

Had I completed the order, I would have received the dressed doll of my choice, plus two additional fashions, accessories (one pair of shoes and coordinating handbag), and a personalized tee shirt.  Price is up to $40.99. 

This will make a nice gift for a little (or big) girl.  But you can probably also buy a basic Barbie or SIS doll, separate fashions - minus the personalized tee - for much less.

To style your own, click here.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Save up to 65% on Barbie Dolls and Accessories @

Screen snapshot of Barbie dolls and accessories on sale at through 08/18/12 at 6 a.m. PDT

In addition to the above snapshot of Barbie sale items, there are:
Additional dolls

Here's the link to view and/or join to see all Barbie items offered at up to 65% off at from now until Sat 8/18 at 6am PDT :


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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Site-Wide Sale at (with exclusions)

Use Promo Code ILUVTONNER at checkout for 20% off and free shipping from now through 08/10/12.  There are some exclusions:  read the fine print at the Tonner website.

I am not sure if the Memphis play-inspired doll, Felicia, is included in the sale since the doll is not currently in stock, but it's worth checking the sale out if interested in adding this 16-inch doll to your collection.


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vanange Multictultural Dolls

Just when I thought's doll stock had been exhausted, a new doll sale emerges for Vanange multicultural dolls.  These 19.4 inch vinyl dolls with cloth bodies are designed to fill the void for dolls representing children of mixed heritage.  According to one owner's testimonial at the Vanange website,
These dolls are extremely high quality, easily on par with American Girl dolls and A Life of Faith Dolls. The dolls are not all plastic like ALoF dolls, and their entire torso is not stuffed, like AG dolls. It's a hybrid thing where they have a vinyl breast plate so the dolls look good in sleeveless dresses and tops, but the lower torso including the rear end is stuffed, providing a softy part for hugging. Arms, legs, head and upper torso are all vinyl. Lower torso is stuffed. (Read the complete testimonial at the Vanange website)

Vanange dolls are regularly priced $110.00, but at from now until 7/25/12, the dolls and their accompanying storybooks are priced from $49.99 to $59.99.  I am not quite sure why some are $59.99 since they all retail for the same amount.  Fashionable clothing is also available for the dolls.  I took several screen snapshots to capture the current stock, quantities of which might be more limited than the days of the sale.  So if you're the slightest bit interested in these dolls, do not snooze.

The lavender ensemble is $16.99.   Analise from Italy (the redhead) and Marybelle from Atlanta (the blonde) are $59.99 until 7/25/12 @
On the bottom row are Bella from New York City and Luz from the Philippines are $59.99 and $49.99, respectively; the fashion is $16.99

All fashions are $16.99, regularly priced $from 42.00

You have to be registered with to purchase and receive future daily offerings like this for discounted women and children's items.  To view the Vanange dolls screen and/or to register for free, click HERE


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Best Pals Rag Dolls - Lennon Sisters

Buy page for Best Pals, Sophia, by the Lennon Sisters

Sofia is one of several 16-inch, cloth dolls in the Best Pals line, now discounted at  See Sophia's actual buy page (the one above is a screen snapshot) and the other Best Pals hereThis sale event ends 07/15/12.


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Friday, July 6, 2012

Adopt a Friend for $49.00...

...that would be a My Twinn Friend doll. 

These are original custom-made My Twinn and My Twinn Friend dolls from my personal collection.
The My Twinn company is currently offering My Twinn Friend dolls for $49.00.  This is a great price for these 23-inch vinyl and cloth poseable dolls.  Their heads, lower arms, hands, and lower legs and feet are vinyl.  Their bodies, upper arms, and upper legs are cloth.  Their ankles are jointed.  An armature within adds to their poseability.

At the following link, you can view all available Friends, or conduct a search based on color attributes of hair, eye, and skin. 

Here's the link:


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Monday, June 25, 2012

One Week Only Sale, Integrity Toys

Cosmic Amelie on sale through June 29, 2012 at IT Toys

Need a RuPaul?  There are at least three varieties available for $19.99 at Integrity Toys (non-articulated).  Had the denim version been available, I would have purchased for the outfit, but it's not. 

There are several other dolls on sale from which to choose, including Fast Track Viktor James.  Dynamite Girls doll accessory packs and fashions are from $2.50 to $25.00!

Check them all out here (click the various category links.) Remember, the sale is for one week only (ends Friday, June 29, 2012).  You snooze you loose (in this case, haste won't make waste).  


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Word Verification - Modified Repost From BDC

In the past week or more, Blogger's spam protection measures have detected several spam comments.  These start out with a generic praise, written by "Anonymous" users, and always conclude with a link to a non-doll related web site.   The most recent one, received a few days ago (minus the web site link) is shown below:

Hello it's me, I am also visiting this web page on a regular basis, this website is genuinely pleasant and the visitors are genuinely sharing pleasant thoughts. Also see my website:
"It's me"?  (Do I know you?  No, I do not, you're commenting anonymously!). 

Short of moderating all comments before they are published, word verification, which had been turned off, is now back on and my blogs no longer accept Anonymous comments.   Comments to post older than 14 days have always been and remain moderated. 

Valid comments regarding posts I publish are very important and encouraging.  So sad it has to come to this, and I hesitate to ban valid "Anonymous" commenters, but future comments on this blog will only be accepted from registered users.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

eBay Find 4U: 6.20.12

I have decided to share eBay auction links of dolls or doll-related items of interest.  Note that these posts will be time sensitive -- the auction may be ending the day I share the link or may be ending soon thereafter.  The auction may also have ended by the time this post is read.  With that said, here is today's interesting eBay auction link:

Starr Model Agency Dolls and Trunk

Note:  I am in no way affiliated with the sellers of these items and may or may not have conducted transactions with them in the past.  As always, "buyer beware," and proceed with caution.  Always ask questions when clarity is needed about the item, shipping, or anything else regarding the transaction; and keep a copy of the seller's reply.  If you do not receive an answer or the answer does not provide the needed clarification, do not bid. 
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Little MissMatched Fashions $6.99 each

The last time I checked, Artsy Girl was still available for $9.99, but she is now sold out at  Remaining in stock are the above Little MissMatched doll fashions.  Regularly priced at $20 each at the LMM website, they are now only $6.99 each at 

I wish I had other dolls that could wear these.  The Little MissMatched dolls are 15-1/4-inches tall, but their bodies are very slender and their flat feet are narrow.  These are still tempting.  Does my Artsy Girl really need two additional fashions?   Hmmm...

If you're not registered with for deals like this, follow this link to register, then search for "Little Miss Matched" to find these two items before the sale ends or before quantities are exhausted.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Madame Alexander Sale

Madame Alexander's 8-inch Wendy is Running Away to Grandmas is having a Madame Alexander doll sale. Running Away to Grandma's (pictured above) is one of the few dark skinned dolls included in the sale, but there are several other dolls that might interest any Madame Alexander doll collector.

Click the link provided below to view Running Away to Grandma's buy page.  From there you should be able to arrow through using the "previous" and "next" links to see the rest of the available sale dolls.

Link: Madame Alexander sale

The sale ends Saturday 06/16/12 at 6 a.m. PST.

If you are unable to arrow through the items, complete their free registration to view.   If you are reading this post after 06/16/12, the sale has ended. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Barbie Buy One Get One 50% off @ Target

If you need any Barbie items including So In Style dolls, Barbie Basics, clothing for Barbie or Ken, this week (May 27 through June 2, 2012), Target has buy one get one 50% off in stores and online. Unfortunately, there are not any SIS dolls in stock online.


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Moving to AZ Doll Sale

One of my doll friends, Bonnie L., is relocating to Arizona and needs to sell most of her extensive doll collection.  I offered to share her lists of dolls here to help her find new homes. 

The dolls listed below are from the first list of dolls for sale that Bonnie has created.  If interested in anything; or if you need additional information or would like pictures, please contact Bonnie directly by clicking here.  ( )  She will only ship to US addresses and will only accept Paypal payments

Postage is extra and will be determined depending according to desired speed of shipment:  priority, parcel post, and insurance and destination.
  1. Ashton Drake's Jasmine at 1 1/2(*); 26": $75
  2. Himstedt's (*) Fatou(loose eyelashes):  $150
  3. Himstedt's(*) Pemba:  $100
  4. Himstedt's(*) Sanga:  $100
  5. Tiny Terry Lee(*): Benji & Bonnie Lou, 10" (walkers?):  $100 for the pair
  6. Terry Lee(*):  Bonnie Lou Sunday Best; 15":  $100
  7. Big Beautiful Doll; Dasia (first full-figured fashion doll):  $25
  8. American Girl "Dolls of many Lands" by Helen Kish & their books:  Minuk (Inuit), Spring Pearl (Chinese), Neela (East Indian), Saba (Ethiopian)  $20/each
  9. Ping Lau Heart & Soul, 8" Kiri (African), Sarina (East Indian), Shao-Hui (Chinese), resin:  $10/each
  10. Madame Alexander Ethiopia; 8":  $25
  11. Madame Alexander Africa #523; 8":  $25
  12. 12" all cloth Grandma & Grandpa dolls, (real cute), jointed; GM is knitting; GP has a pipe to smoke. Grey & white hair (yarn), glasses:$  20 for the pair  (must go together!)
  13. Aborigine toddlers $60/pair
  14. 8" AA boy & girl Kewpie dolls: $10/each, vinyl
  15. 12" Cameo AA Kewpie vinyl girl doll:  Special 90th Anniversary doll; very cute:  $25
Dolls with an asterisk (*), if sold, will come with a free extra small doll or jointed stuffed animal of Bonnie's choosing.


Disclaimer:  Bonnie is a several-year member of my online doll group.  I have purchased collectibles from her in the past and was very pleased with the condition of the items and the speed at which they were received.  However, any transactions made as a result of this post will remain between buyer and seller. 


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Little MissMatched Dolls/Accessories @ Zulily

Screen capture of Little Missmatched dolls, doll fashions, and girls accessories currently offered by to their registered users. 

These and other Little MissMatched items are available at  The current Little MissMatched sale ends ends Mon 5/07/12 at 6am pdt.  The 15-1/4 inch, slim-bodied dolls are $16.99.  The doll fashions are $9.99. 


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Monday, April 9, 2012

Shop.Mattel.Com 15% Off ALL Orders, This Week Only!

BARBIE® SO IN STYLE™ Doll and Car $15.29 (with discount) 

The current So In Style dolls are 15% off at  Everything else is 15% off this week there, too.  Remember, if you are registered with, linking to through ebates before you make your purchase qualifies your order for 2% cash back from Ebates.

The sale ends 4/15/2012.

Happy Shopping!
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

So In Style Rocawear Dolls @Mattel with 15% Off

So In Style Rocawear Grace, Darren, Trichelle, and Marisa
Mattel stock photos (combined)

(Copied from my Black Doll Collecting blog)

Those who have not been successful in finding the latest wave of Barbie So In Style Rocawear dolls (shown above) may want to purchase them online from the Mattel Shop (; all four dolls are available at the time of this writing for $12.99.  Please read this entire post first to take advantage of two and possibly four ways to save on your purchase.

1.  If you are registered with, go to first, and from there link to by entering "mattel shop" in ebate's search box, then click the Mattel link.  You'll get 2% cash back on your purchase.   (If you are not already registered with, do so here.)

2.  If you have not already joined the email family, join it at their website (see the banner at the top of their home page) to get an additional 10% off your first order. Now -- I am not sure the additional 10% will work along with items 3 and/or 4, below, but the possibility that it will is worth joining their email loop.

3. For 15% off your order, use coupon code FEB15OFF during checkout at

4. If your order totals $50 or more, use coupon code FSOVER50 to get free shipping. 

You may only be able to use one of the above coupon codes, but again, I would try both.  Both coupon codes are good through 02/29/2012.

Happy Saturday and happy shopping.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Doll Page - Show and Sell

I listed my first item on Doll Page's Show and Sell site this morning.  Will list additional Barbies and fashions later today or tomorrow while everyone else is watching the Super Bowl. 

Wish me luck!


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Friday, January 13, 2012

Barbies Listed

Some of the Barbies I am selling have been listed on eBay. The remaining ones slated for eBay will be listed tomorrow. Here's the link to my current listings.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Dolls for Sale...

...these and many others will be eBay-bound soon:

AA Gone Platinum Barbie
Gone Platinum Barbie -- 1st (to my knowledge) blonde AA Barbie

1st AA Astronaut Barbie (back of box)
1st (again to my knowledge) AA Astronaut Barbie (box date 1985)

AA Super Hair Barbie (back of box)
Super Hair Barbie uses the 1st Spanish head mold

AA Crystal Barbie (back of box)
Crystal Barbie (uses the Spanish/Teresa head mold)

AA Totally Hair Barbie
Totally Hair Barbie -- has hair to the floor

Camp Barbie
Camp Barbie -- 1st AA Barbie (to my knowledge) with auburn hair

AA Funtime Barbie (Theresa/Hispanic head mold)
Funtime Barbie -- Spanish/Teresa head mold

Catwoman Barbie
Catwoman Barbie

*Mattel's 1st Spanish head sculpt from approximately 1983 (now discontinued) was used for African American and Spanish/Hispanic dolls.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, New Doll Sales Goal

After the revelation of doll purchases totaling some 100 dolls in 2011 (some were gifts and I did sell over 40 dolls last year), I am on a mission to find new homes for at least 60 dolls in 2012. This is an average of five dolls sold per month.  If priced competitively, I should be able to accomplish this goal.

For starters, I have listed a gift set of two dolls on eBay.

I will continue to utilize eBay,,, this blog, and other avenues to realize my goal.

Stay tuned here and on my Black Doll Collecting blog.