Sunday, July 1, 2012

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While the girls are having "weekend", I decided to get in some play time.  Sorting dolls is hard work!

Imagine the song Dueling Banjos playing during this blog entry.  Now that I've written that, I bet it will be hard to get the song out of your head!

I was able to finally purchase a special doll that had eluded me for a long time.  I have stayed with my guidelines this year and didn't want to break one, so it was difficult to get this doll at retail price.  But, I actually did one better - the seller had a sale in their e-bay store of 25% off and I got the doll below retail!  Oh, happy dance! 

We are going to have "dueling Audreys" and my readers actually get to participate by voting in the poll on the right side!

First up is the Integrity Holly Golightly doll.   This is from the Breakfast At Tiffany's line and is the People Do Fall In Love doll - a limited edition of 300 - Retail Price for Giftset which included additional outfits: $175.  I was able to purchase this doll from my regular retailer.
Next, we have the Mattel Sabrina Audrey Hepburn.  Mattel was actually able to secure license to the Audrey Hepburn likeness, which Integrity did not.  Integrity was only able to license the movie name and "intepret" the character into a doll.  This doll sold for less than $50.  I found her dressed in the pink outfit on e-bay for $22.  I put her on a pivotal body from the Barbie Loves Frankie doll.
Now, this brings me to the Integrity Toys Poppy Parker character dressed as Sabrina.  I missed this line when it was released in the spring.  I didn't think I would like it (especially after having received my Holly Golightly doll).  Unfortunately, when you hang out on the doll boards, it is very easy to become enabled.  I was surprised by how much I liked her.  I posted a message looking for the doll and a good dolly friend, (Rich in FL), was able to come to my aid by selling her without the luggage and dog at a greatly discounted price.  Thank you Rich!!  This is Most Sophisticated Poppy Parker - a limited edition of 450 - Retail Price for Giftset which included luggage, dog, extra clothing was $180. 
Now, for the doll who inspired me to do this blog entry.  This doll has never been billed as an "Audrey Hepburn doll "or a "doll inspired by a character in an Audrey Hepburn movie."   However, the first time I saw a real live photo of this doll, I immediately thought "Audrey Hepburn".   When she was released she sold out immediately, and I have been trying to nab one for years.  Here is Integrity's Monogram Incandescent.  Limited Edition of 250 dolls - Retail Price $150.

So, here they are.  Which one do you think captures the "true essence" of Audrey Hepburn and/or her movie characters?  Vote now!  Blog lines are open for 24 hours and will close when I decide to post results!