Sunday, April 11, 2021

Organization - Cabinet 1 Shelf 1

I have received comments from followers that they would like to see my collection and cabinets.  Unfortunately, I don't think anyone would be very impressed because I had been keeping my dolls, nude, in two bookcases. 

My dear sweet husband gave me a couple detolf cabinets for Valentine's Day.   He reasoned that the cabinets would help me organize my collection and get it under control.  Bless his heart!

So, I decided to start at the beginning.  

I pulled all of my older dolls out first.  It turns out I have 10 dolls from 2004 - 2005 that have been rebodied to taller bodies.   When possible, I decided to dress the dolls in their original ensembles.  (When a doll can no longer wear their original ensemble, I put them in an ensemble pre-2006.)

They all fit nicely on one shelf!  So Cabinet #1, Shelf #1 is finished:

Back row includes ...

Sheer Goddess Veronique Perrin (2004) in her original ensemble

Born To Gamble Kyori Sato (2005) in her original ensemble

Diamond Dusted Veronique Perrin (2004) in her original ensemble

Second Row includes ...

Age of Opulence Isha Kalpana Narayanan (2005) in her original ensemble

Glam Slam Kyori Sato (2004) - She is wearing Purple Factor (2003)

Poesie Sans Couleur Vanessa Perrin (2005) in her original sheath

Perfect Skin Adele Makeda (2004) - She is wearing Perfectly Suited (2002)

Front row includes ...

Ginza Blonde Kyori Sato (2005) in her original gown

A Fashionable Life Raven Vanessa Perrin (2005) in her original bustier and skirt

A Fashionable Life Platinum Vanessa Perrin (2005) - She is wearing Silver Society (2002)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Number 5 of 2021 - Undercover Angel Poppy Parker

As I explained in my last post, being a member of the W Club has many perks.  One of the best is the opportunity to purchase "made-to-order" exclusive dolls.   Unfortunately, due to shipping and scheduling, sometimes several dolls wind up arriving at the same time.  That was the case with Number 3, Number 4, and Number 5 dolls added to my collection in 2021.  When multiple dolls arrive simultaneously, it is very difficult to savor and enjoy each doll individually.   

I saved Undercover Angel Poppy Parker for last to review.  A lot of collectors passed on purchase of this doll because we've had several "green-eyed, blonde Poppy Parkers".  Some collectors said, "Looks A Plenty and Double Agent Poppy Parkers look just like her."   To me there was a big difference ... they were not Jill Monroe (Farrah Fawcett Majors).   They did not have the Hungarian skin tone; they did not have ash blonde hair in big curls.  Here is the original Integrity Toys Promotional Photo.

I grew up watching Charlie's Angels.  I loved the series and wanted to be Farrah Fawcett.  I even had the Farrah haircut with feathered wings!  The composition of this photo was enough to convince me that I needed this doll in my life.

Here is Undercover Angel Poppy Parker in the box.

She was a mini-giftset.  She came with two pair of shoes, two sets of jewelry and red disco pantsuit.  Here is a closeup.

This is the promo photo of the accessories (property of Integrity Toys/IT).

The IT promo of the pantsuit.

I adore this version of Poppy Parker.  I love the Hungarian skin tone and this dolls just glows. 

Let's put her to the test:

1) Does this release rank in the top 3 versions of this mold/character?  I actually LOVE this version.  I own many Poppy Parker dolls and think Undercover Angel holds her own with any of them.  Not sure about Top 3, but definitely in the Top 10.

2) Would it be possible for this doll to make my Top 10 Countdown at the end of the year?  There's actually a good chance she might; I haven't gotten the chance to redress her, but I love her in the houndstooth jacket and jeans.

There's little doubt this is a beautiful and special doll.  I definitely see Undercover Angel Poppy Parker staying in my collection for a long time.