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Thursday, December 8, 2016
It's been ages since I've posted now - I'm still staying with my mother as she's recovering from surgery (and thanks to everyone who sent her well-wishes! :)) - I did manage to fit in a holiday in during November (which will soon be highlighted over on Project Evil Bunny), but instead of going home, I cam back to Toronto. And since I'm here, I thought it might be fun to share the toy pages from the annual Canadian Tire Wow Catalogue (90% of which isn't toys, so just a few photos here). So here they are!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
I haven't posted for a month so I thought I'd pop in quickly to say a quick hello. I've been out of town (my mother had surgery last month and I've been staying with her as she recovers), so I haven't had time to post with my usual frequency - and that's aside from the fact that my collection is back home! I have been trying to keep up with everyone's new posts, although I haven't been able to comment as much as I'd like.
While I'm here, I thought I'd show two new additions of mine. The first are some fast food toys: the McDonald's Happy Meal Toys of the month include figures of the DC Super Hero Girls, and I've picked up two of them, Supergirl and Bumblebee.
|Bumblebee and Supergirl: They're not as detailed as the standard figures,|
but by fast food toy standards, they're decent.
And then just the other day my mother surprised me with a gift: the new limited run Hudson's Bay Company Barbie!
|HBC Barbie. I'm not usually an in-box collector, but I love this|
packaging so much that I haven't been able to bring myself to
unbox her yet!
|The back of the box.|
I probably won't be back to posting regularly until November, but hopefully I'll have the opportunity to squeeze in a retro week post or two. I hope October is treating you all well! :)
Thursday, September 8, 2016
I have to apologize for not being online very much this month. I've been doing quite a bit of travelling for family obligations and that's been eating up most of my free time. Still, I wanted to pop on to share the mini version of American Girl's newest historical doll, Melody (and thanks to Debbie Behan Garrett of Black Doll Collecting for the tip on finding her at steep discount!).
|Melody, the newest American Girl character doll.|
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Mattel generally puts out a two-doll exclusive every year for the SDCC, and this year's was the father-daughter pair of Hexiciah and Robecca Steam. I wasn't terribly interested in Robecca, so I split the set with another collector. As a result I can't do a review of the full set or the packaging, but I did think it would be fun to look at Hexiciah on his own.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Carpatina's dolls are 18" playline dolls with full vinyl bodies which are slightly slimmer than the similar-height American Girl type dolls (I reviewed this body type last year in the form of Carpatina's Veronika, so I won't go into the body in depth with this doll as the engineering and size are identical). The new features of Diya are her face sculpt and her unique skin colour. As with all Capatina releases, one of her selling features is the detail in her clothing, in this case her Anarkali Dress with what hand embroidered trim.
Before we begin, I need to apologize for the photo quality: the rainstorms that I mentioned the other day are still ongoing, so it was quite dark for most of these.
And with that out of the way, let's open this box and take a look at Diya!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
|ME Minimates, SDCC Monster High, Carpatina Diya|
Hope your summer (or winter for the southerners) has been fabulous, and if you're following the Olympics, I hope your favourites have been doing well!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Since I've already reviewed the Bumblebee figure from this line, I don't have much to say about Batgirl here, but I did want to share a photo of her today.
Hard to believe that it's August already - I hope you're all having a good summer (or winter, for the folks in the southern hemisphere)!
|Batgirl reads Batgirl.|