Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Walk with Sugar Fruit Drops (Lalaloopsy Mini Doll)


Hi everyone, 
Just a quick post today. 
I took these photos a while ago when I was on one of my walks and just wanted to share.  :)

These are Lalaloopsy mini dolls that were pretty popular around the time I started collecting (2014-2015) and although we only have a few, they are adorable!  
We still have a tiny collection of them and eventually I'll do a little group shot.  
This one in particular is one that my daughter had picked out and there's nothing too special about her in terms of theming (candy gum-drop themed), but she really seems to take a on a little personality in these photos. 

That's something I love about doll photography; certain dolls that wouldn't normally stand out, can sometimes get "new life" when photographed. 


Her name is Sugar Fruit Drops. 
Originally retailed for somewhere between $5-7 dollars, I can't quite recall! 
They usually came with a little pet and accessory. 
Here is a promo shot from Amazon. 

Lalaloopsy Sugary Sweet Mini Doll, Sugar Fruit Drops - Walmart.com ...

Amazon.com: Lalaloopsy Sugary Sweet Mini Doll- Sugar Fruit Drops ...
(I don't know how to make this photo smaller, lol) 








I think these little dolls (only a few inches tall) are cute and fun to photograph.  Many would argue there is a creepiness factor due to their eyes, but the black "soul-less" button eyes work for me! :)

Do you guys collect any mini dolls that are less than 6 inches, or did you ever collect these?

Mini dolls are my favorite to photograph as they are easy to conceal and then whip out when no one is looking and take a photo! :)

As always, thank you for reading and happy collecting to you all!

xoxo
Farrah 

18 comments:

  1. It's so weird...Lalaloopsy dolls were everywhere, and then suddenly they were gone. Shame, 'cause they were cute. These pictures are great; I never thought to take my minis outside!

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    1. Yes, they really did just disappear, didn't they?? Along with Toys'R'Us, I guess :(. You should definitely bring one along with you one day and take photos of her in random places, lol. Good times :)

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  2. This photos are so cute! I don't think she looks creepy, she looks adorable. Back in the day, I wanted to get a few of Lalaloopsies to be "dolls for my dolls" but here they were incredibly expensive, so I passed. I didn't have much money when I started collecting, so I prefer to expend it on Monster High dolls. I currently don't collect mini dolls or figures like Shopkins, but I would do so if I had unlimited budget and space.

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    1. I'm always sorry to hear when a doll is more expensive outside of the US, I always think that is so unfair. A doll I discovered recently, that I think is from Spain is the Nancy Famosa doll. I've seen some really cute photos of them on Instagram (the older vintage ones.). They seem to be pretty rare/expensive here though. I agree with you on trying to focus more on a few different doll lines for budget reasons. I think beginning, I almost exclusively bought Monster High as well!

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  3. She is adorable. We have quite a few Strawberry Shortcake and friends tiny mini dolls ,Madame Alexander minis one Lori and a few others.
    Marilyn and Marion

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    1. That sounds like a great collection! I love the Strawberry Shortcake and Lori dolls as well. :)

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  4. Hi, Farrah! I collected the mini LaLaLoopsy dolls--I have nearly all of the minis, several cases and structures! When I first saw them, I thought there were only 8, and that was an attainable number. LOL! Silly me--80-some dolls later....
    I love your pics!

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    1. Hi Beth,
      LOL, only 8! I agree, though, these little minis have such a "collectible factor" that makes them so hard to resist! I've been keeping my eyes open at our flea market (which finally just opened last week) to see if I can stumble across any more! :) Thank you for the nice compliment! :)

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  5. What a sweetie little doll. I think she is adorable. I love how you have photographed her. I am always looking for tips on how to pose dolls as that is not a strength of mine but I am working on it.

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    1. Hi Dorothy,
      Thank you for your sweet comment! I agree, I am also trying to figure out better posing options for my dolls too, especially articulated 12 inch dolls. I find American Girl sized dolls very difficult to pose for some reason and I am often amazed at some of the American Girl photography that I see on Instagram!

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  6. Cute post Farrah. I've had the big LaLaLoopsy doll and a tiny one, but sold both on. The only other really tiny dolls I have are my Fairyland Real Pukis who are just 9.7cm/3.82" tall, oh I do have an Amelia Thimble...she's really tiny too! :)
    Big hugs,
    X

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    1. Thanks, X! THose Fairyland Real Pukis dolls are so adorable. I can imagine I would have a lot of fun with one of those. So much personality in those little faces! I had to look up what an Amelia Thimble doll looked like and they are very cute, too! So tempting. :)

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  7. These are really cute photos Farrah, she's a little 'sweetie' literally! I have a couple of these tiny LalaLoospsy dolls somewhere, but I don't think I've ever photographed them as I just used them as 'dolls for my dolls', but your little one has photographed so well I might have to take some photos of mine too!
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! I know, it's funny how some little toys or dolls seem to come to life when you pose them and take photos of them. :) xx

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  8. Hello! She is cute and I have one mini Lalaloopsy too. These were hard to find here in ordinary toy stores and ordering from the internet would have been rather expensive. So I was happy to find one in a grocery store. Took her with me! They are in such a great size that you can have them along all the time and just take photos when it suits you! :) Have some tiny dolls in my collection, but have not come to the point in photographing them yet!

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    1. Hi again,
      That's great that you were able to find one in a grocery store! I love this size as they are so easy to bring along where ever you go. :)

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