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No title. Just a bunch of weird dolls in trash bags.

My late mother-in-law collected dolls of questionable value. Like 18" Kurt Cobain motion-activated figurines... and so much more. We need all 30 of them out of our basement. How, Internet? HOW? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 25, 2014 - 12 answers

Toys of color

So this post and all of its links sent me on a huge links chain, and I'm disturbed that I never really thought about it that much. Except it's highly likely that my future kid is going to need this consideration and now I feel overwhelmed. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 30, 2014 - 19 answers

How can I make a baby doll look like HR Giger's Alien?

For a costume I need an alien. I would like to take a plastic baby doll, maybe 16", and modify it to look like an alien, preferably HR Giger's Alien from Alien. [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Dec 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Best doll for a toddler?

I went shopping for a baby doll for an 18-month-old relative, thinking it would be an easy purchase, and now I'm so confused... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Is there a list of TeenTalk Barbie's phrases?

I read that the TeenTalk barbie (famous for the controversial math statement) is programmed to speak 269 phrases (down from 270 after removing the math one). I can't find a list of her phrases anywhere and think it would be really funny. Anybody know of such a list?
posted by mermaidcafe on May 19, 2013 - 2 answers

where to buy Japanese dolls

I would like to buy my wife a top-quality Japanese doll for Christmas. Like a geisha or kabuki dancer or something we put in a display cabinet or something. I'm willing to spend quite a bit, but where on the internet can I find finely made dolls? As if finding sites that sell them isn't hard enough, it's virtually impossible to gauge the quality by a picture alone. Can anybody help?
posted by gnossie on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm tired of Barbie having everything, it's MY turn to have great shoes and accessories!

Where online can I find cheap (or free, that's always good!) 80s and 90s Barbie shoes and accessories, aside from eBay and Etsy? Copious amounts of linked examples inside. Someone please please help me out here! And any Barbie collectors who wanna chime in are definitely welcome! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Mar 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Strange holiday card image

I received this odd image on a holiday card. Who's the guy in the painting and what's up with the dolls?
posted by peeedro on Dec 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Yeah, I actually need you to measure the bust of a Cabbage Patch Doll.

Do you have a Cabbage Patch Doll? Do you also have a measuring tape? Can you help me out? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

looking for children's book about dolls

Looking for a children's book about a girl with six dolls... [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Feb 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me price these dolls

My grandparents were avid doll collectors. I have acquired some of their collection. I am at a loss as to how much one particular set of dolls is worth. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Nov 12, 2010 - 11 answers

toy baby for my real baby

Where can I get a high quality, anatomically correct boy baby doll for my 5 y.o. son? He really wants one and it's a great relief from the usual requests for guns and Star Wars figures. He'd like something that he can feed, change, dress, etc.. I'd like something that isn't made of toxic vinyl and that won't fall apart. I'd be interested to know recommended brands I can get online and stores in the NYC area that might have good offerings. Thanks.
posted by aimeedee on Oct 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a 15" African-American doll

Alternatives to American Girl dolls that are also realistic-looking but less expensive? Extra-challenge: I want African-American. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Nov 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Painting dolls from drawing?

I had an idea for my sisters Christmas present, help me make it... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Can you recommend any feminist princess dolls I can buy for my 6-year-old goddaughter?

Can you recommend any feminist princess dolls I can buy for my 6-year-old goddaughter? I don't mind getting her princesses, but they have to be awesome princesses who really are heroes in their own right! Mulan is the best of the Disney princesses, IMO, but I don't really want to give Disney my money. So far all I've thought of are Wonder Woman and She-Ra (not that I can find affordable She-Ra dolls nowadays anyway), but I worry that they won't seem 'princessy' enough for my goddaughter to really appreciate and love them. Lots of pink and fancy clothing is fine, but I want to show her princesses who save the prince (or don't need one, or ditch him for another princess, or whatever) and kick ass on their own. Any suggestions?
posted by mythomane on Sep 27, 2009 - 37 answers

Where you find orangutang?

Did I see a little girl holding an orangutang on the streets of downtown Arlington, VA in early June 2008? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Aug 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Where can I purchase male baby dolls online for my grandmother?

Where can I purchase male baby dolls online for my grandmother? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Nov 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Questions about making dress-up games in Flash

I draw paper dolls, and I would like to be able to make a dress-up game in Flash out of them. I can find tutorials about making simple dress-up games easily enough, but I have two questions that none of the tutorials seem to answer: one about linked layers and one about "snapping" the outfit in place. [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Oct 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Who made these "flesh" dolls?

I'm being driven crazy by what is most likely an interesting, artistic hoax. [more inside]
posted by louche mustachio on May 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Please help me identify this porcelain doll.

I picked up this porcelain doll at a thrift store a couple years ago hoping to sell her, but I was never able to identify her age, name, or manufacturer, so I've got no idea what she might be worth. Can you help me identify her? Photos and more details inside. [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

How to design a stuffed animal?

Sewingfilter: Please show me how to design a stuffed animal for my young niece. She wants a doggie doll, but I've never done anything with a snout before. [more inside]
posted by apfel on Oct 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Where to find "Mr. Clear sealer" in the US or Europe?

Doll customization-filter: Where to find "Mr. Clear sealer" in the US or Europe? [more inside]
posted by arishaun on Jun 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Help! My doll has a tan!

I just bought an antique Japanese doll and she's in fair condition except for one thing--her silk "skin" is very discolored. How can I make her snow white again? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Sep 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Looking for weird stuffed animals

Looking for a site with weird dolls/stuffed animals made with parts of a few dolls into weird hybrids. [more inside]
posted by terrortubby on Jul 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Book title for girl and dolls come to life?

What's the name of the 1970/80's era junior's book about a girl living with her old Aunts, discovers a secret room with dolls that come to life? [more inside]
posted by scamper on Jun 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Reputable Asian Ball-Jointed Doll Vendor?

Asian Ball Jointed Dolls Filter -- Can you recommend a reputable American seller/dealer, and what has been your experience with them (the vendor)? It seems like the only ones I can find are foreign companies and I'd rather buy from someplace stateside if I can, unless I'm confident enough in them from recommendations.. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 9, 2006 - 2 answers

American Girl: Creepy or Cool?

Can someone explain the American Girl phenomenon? Are they creepy or cool? [more inside]
posted by hendrixson on Jan 9, 2006 - 39 answers

Why are stuffed animals attached to trucks?

So what's the deal with garbage trucks, tractor trailers, construction equipment and other imposing vehicles driving around with dolls and stuffed animals attached to their grills?
posted by swift on Aug 24, 2005 - 2 answers

Super booby barbie?

Did I dream this, or did there exist a Barbie-esque doll in the 70s whose breasts would grow when you windmilled her arm?
posted by tristeza on Aug 12, 2005 - 14 answers

I'd like to have some custom action figures made, and then mass-produced on a smallish scale....

I'd like to have some custom action figures made, and then mass-produced on a smallish scale.... [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 21, 2005 - 12 answers

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