Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Vacation Day 1

I guess I misplanned my countdown a little.  School starts back for teachers on Tuesday which leaves three more days of summer vacation.  When I was making my plan, I knew that I was going to post each closeup to my flickr page.   On my Mac computer, my flickr page shows six dolls per line.  I figured 10 x 6 = 60.   If you want to see all 60 dolls in one place, here is the link:

The next doll was "in the wrong place at the wrong time".   I'll never forget the controversy.  Without warning, Integrity Toys announced that Vanessa Perrin had been refreshed into a new mold DURING THE WEBINAIR LAUNCH of a new collection.  No one had time to think about it.  No one had time to get over the information.  There in our faces was a new Vanessa Perrin, Dress Code Vanessa.
Many collectors till refuse to accept this mold as a Vanessa.  A new phrase was coined "Fauxnessa".    In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful red haired dolls released by IT and failed due to very unfortunate circumstances.   I stand by my belief that, had this doll been premiered as a new character, she would've been a big hit and still a hit today.  It just left an unpleasant taste in everyone's mouths for a poorly executed unveiling where IT under-estimated the allegiance of a group of collectors to their favorite mold.

I hadn't planned it ahead (I wish I could claim to have such perfect timing), but the last three dolls each represent a different mold version of Vanessa Perrin.  Even though she may not look like the character, Dress Code Vanessa Perrin is a beauty in her own right.


Marie in NY said...

I wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed your countdown! I look forward to seeing your new post each day. Thank you!!

olla123 said...

Jestem tego samego zdania, co Marie. Przedstawiono tutaj piękne lalki. Wszystkie są zjawiskowe! Cudne! Dziękuję!

Carrickters said...

Interesting that we get so passionately attached to our dolls. She is a very beautiful doll. Thank you for a great series.