Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Heart and Soul Dolls to be Arriving Soon

Sonja Hartmann's new 2014 lineup of her Heart and Soul dolls are wonderful as always.  Besides bringing back some old favorites with doll collectors, such as Lena, Alister, Laura, and Jakob, she has introduced several new collectible dolls.

Each vinyl doll is 18 inches tall and quite slim in stature.  Sonja ensures that every outfit is meticulously detailed and always comes with an accessory.  Most of the time it is a plush kitty cat that is dressed in an outfit to coordinate with the doll's outfit.

Several Heart and Soul Dolls have won national awards in the past, and 2013 was no exception.  Both Kiki and Carlotta won the DOLLS Award of Excellence (otherwise know as the DOTY Award).  Kiki was retired but Carlotta will once again be available for purchase in 2014.

These new editions are expected to start shipping in April with the remainder arriving in the August timeframe.

The delicateness of their faces and international look of these dolls make them a must-have for any doll collection.

Quote of the Day - "Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' - Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GUND Teddy Bears Have Arrived

We are very pleased to announce that we will be carrying GUND teddy bears in 2014.  GUND has an incredible and long-lived history and have been in business now for more than a century.

To start out with, we will be carrying Boo, the World's Cutest Dog, Grumpy Cat, Hello Kitty Ugly Dolls, and several very special teddy bears, to name just a few.  Also included will be some really cool suitcases with teddy bear photos on the front. 

If you are looking for a GUND product that we do not currently have in stock, please email us or give us a call and we will do our best to get it ordered for you.

Quote of the Day - "If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time." - Edith Wharton

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Heidi Plusczok Dolls

Heidi Plusczok has just recently introduce an amazing lineup of collectible dolls for 2014.  She has named this collection "Looking Back". 

According to Heidi:
"After 33 years as a doll maker I felt I had to look back at past collections.  As I was turning the pages of the old catalogs and looking at those little characters from the past, I thought it would be fun to redesign some of the dolls that I was looking at.

That is why my new collection consists of dolls that have already been part of past collections.  It should be a retrospective for you and me into past years.  A back sight that intends to show you how different a little character can be with a different painting, another hairdo, changing the eye color and clothing style."

Her 2014 collection includes five 32-inch dolls, one 21-1/2 inch doll, and four 10-1/2 inch dolls.

Each doll comes from a very limited edition of only 20-50 dolls and each collectible doll is hand-painted and wears an outfit that is meticulously detailed.  She gets her inspiration from observing children from all over the world.

Heidi won the highest doll artist hone in April of 2013 - the Lifetime Achievement Award from DOLLS magazine.  We are honored to be an authorized retailer of her incredible dolls.

Quote of the Day - "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson