Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Christmas 2017 Doll Gifts (Rainbow Brite, Barbies, Disney and Hallmark Keepsake!)

Sorry this is a little belated, but I still wanted to share my doll related Christmas season gifts this year.  Some things I got during the Christmas sales, some I actually got as gifts and some I bought after Christmas.  :) 



I can't resist a good sale! 

First we'll start off with what I got FOR Christmas.  I didn't ask for a lot as I usually buy way too much stuff for myself throughout the year, but I did get some fun items on my wish list.



In case you prefer a video, I made this one for Youtube. 

I love to collect 80s toys and/or modern versions of 80s characters I loved as a kid.  The 80s have made a huge comeback over the past few years as the 30th and 35th anniversary of this era is now here. (That's so crazy to believe!)  I think toy markets really know how much us 80s kids were obsessed over our toys, so they are remaking lots of fun stuff! 

My sister got me this adorable Care Bear ornament that she found at a local grocery store.  This bear wasn't one of the original ones from the 80s, but I love her just the same!


 Rainbow Heart Care Bear Ornament

I also collect Hallmark Itty Bittys from the Rainbow Brite line, so the girls got me this Stormy Itty Bitty and book as well as the Rainbow Brite complete series on DVD.  This is the first time this classic cartoon has ever been released on DVD here in the US.  Yay!




I also got this lovely Belle figurine from the Disney Enesco Couture de Force line.  I really love these figure as they are sculpted so beautifully!  I started collecting these last year and so far I have Elsa and Cinderella (wedding).





I also got this little DYI room box kit to make during the holidays, but I never got around to doing it.  I will probably still make it this winter! Either that, or put it away for next Christmas.  #crafthoarding ;)



I got really into Hallmark Keepsake ornaments this year and wanted to start collecting the ones that could double as miniature props for photos with dolls. 
This is an adorable ornament from last year that resembles a small box of vintage ornaments.  I think there are 2 more in this line which I will try to collect as well! 



Lucy loves vintage Christmas ornaments.


The last ornament I got for Christmas (aka, bought it for myself for Christmas, lol) is the 1999 Hallmark Barbie Dreamhouse ornament. I've seen this in a lot of cute doll photos and if there is anything I love more than miniatures, it's miniatures for miniatures.  



This is the cutest!! 


Asha is all set to play...all she needs are some mini Barbies (which I haven't figured out yet, haha.) 


Moving on to things I bought during the Christmas sales, I got these 3 fashionistas. 




Teddy Bear Flair (regular body)
Skipper molds are always one of my favorites! 



She's one of the prettiest!  I think this is the Theresa/Bambi mold. 




She was one that I passed by many times, but then I really looked at her and thought she was really cute.  Does anyone know what face mold she has?

They're all really unique and lovely and I'm loving all the new 2018 ones that have started to hit shelves.  Every time I go to Walmart, I grab one or two.  I only wish the Made to Move line was still easily obtainable.  I mean, you can still get them, but online, they're a little more expensive.
I have so many stiff bodies that need to be able to bend!  I actually don't mind keeping the curvy and petite girls on their bodies for now, but I usually like to at least transfer the regular, and tall ones to MTM.  I hope they start making them again (especially the purple top one!!) 

Lastly, after Christmas, I was able to get some additional Hallmark ornaments that went on clearance.  I love/hate waiting until after Christmas, because some stuff is like 75% off, but others are sold out if you wait.  Luckily, most everything you can still find on eBay for around the same price after the holiday buzz has worn off.
So I didn't get everything I had hoped for, but I got a bunch of cute stuff anyway!


Mini Lincoln Logs 


Doing planks while playing 

This is probably a little too big for Barbie scale, but would work for 18 inch dolls. 

These next two, I just got for nostalgia reasons.  


Goodnight Moon has been read at least 100 times in our house. :) 


 An old Rankin and Bass classic. 


The fabulous Holiday Barbie ornament for 2018. 


I ended up getting the full sized Barbie after Christmas as well once she went on clearance. 


This is my first Barbie ornament and I like them as they make good "Barbies" for my AG dolls! 
                          "Uh, this is more of just a stiff figurine with nonremovable clothes" 


These little houses come in the Kozy Korner series so I grabbed this one on clearance (there were quite a few).  I think they would make a cute "Christmas village" scene in an AG doll room.  I just need to collect a few more to make that idea work, ha.


And lastly, I got this little retro roombox ornament called Tinseltown.  It lights up and is adorable!
I got this one purely for the fact that it has a tiny aluminum tree. :)



I also got a few American Girl items during their 12 days of Christmas sales, but I will save that for another post as this is getting quite lengthy!
It's funny, but each year for Christmas, I really only want doll related stuff.
It's just such a fun hobby. :)

I hope you all got some wonderful goodies this year to enjoy and share with your dolls. :)
I'd love to know if there was anything really great you got this year!  Do you just buy for yourself or gives someone a list or do people surprise you with fun things?  (I buy for myself and make my husband wrap, lol!) 

xoxo Farrah






Disclaimer:  some links are Amazon associates links, just FYI.  I'm not affiliated with anyone else, but included as many links as I could in case you were interested in finding any of these items for yourselves. :)