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The Astolat Dollhouse Castle, The World’s Most Valuable Dollhouse

The Astolat Dollhouse Castle, The World’s Most Valuable Dollhouse

Very few castles are as regal as the Astolat, be them fit for a royal couple or a doll. In the 50 years since its original plans were drawn up, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle is now regarded as the most valuable dollhouse ever. Design and construction of the Astolat began in 1974 by master miniaturist […]

The Roosevelt Bear: Discovering One of the Rarest and First Ever Teddy Bears

The Roosevelt Bear: Discovering One of the Rarest and First Ever Teddy Bears

Hello, My name is Robert Csech. I am a retired California Correctional Officer. I took the oath to always tell the truth. So please believe this amazing true story of mine. All my life I have been buying collectibles and antiques for a hobby. One day, summer of 1999, at 8 o’clock in the morning […]

Did You Own It: Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo

Did You Own It: Sesame Street’s Tickle Me Elmo

For many kids of the mid-to-late 90s, it was love at first giggle. The toy was Tickle Me Elmo, an animatronic plush doll that sparked one of the largest toy crazes of all time.  The success of Tickle Me Elmo helped to resurrect a long struggling Children’s Television Workshop, while simultaneously propelling Elmo into a […]

Unveiling New Mattel Creations from Hot Wheels and Monster High

Unveiling New Mattel Creations from Hot Wheels and Monster High

Hot Wheels turned the keys over to Mattel Creations and what rolled out of the garage was truly inspiring. The iconic model car brand is replicating the classic Elite 64 Porsche 928 Safari. Packaged in a Kar Keepers clamshell case, this Elite 64 series model is designed with accurate proportions and arrives with 20+ pieces. […]

Top-10 Most Valuable L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

Top-10 Most Valuable L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

MGA Entertainment debuted its L.O.L. Surprise! dolls in 2016. A year later, to no one’s…well…surprise…the figures were the No. 1 toy of the year. We take a look at the most valuable among them. Which do you own? Tell us in the comments below! Remember, estimated values tend to fluctuate, especially as we add more […]

Classic Christmas Toys of the Past and Their Present Day Equivalents

Classic Christmas Toys of the Past and Their Present Day Equivalents

Now that the gifts are unboxed and wrapping paper has been tossed out, we’re curious to see what was under your tree this year. Christmas gifts have come a long way. So we decided to take a look at some of the favorite gifts from Christmases long ago and offer up some fun comparisons to […]

Holiday History! The Christmas Frenzy That Was Shirley Temple Dolls

Holiday History! The Christmas Frenzy That Was Shirley Temple Dolls
Written by
Javier Serrano
Javier Serrano

Christmas is coming and beyond the magic of these days, and as every year is not difficult to stop thinking about which toy could be the hit of the present year, in case we had one. From time to time and bearing in mind the comedy “Jingle all the way” (1996), the passion and the […]

Stevie Nicks, Jack & Sally, Plus Skeletor and More Receive Collaborations from Mattel, Barbie and Mini Bratz

Stevie Nicks, Jack & Sally, Plus Skeletor and More Receive Collaborations from Mattel, Barbie and Mini Bratz

Who doesn’t love a great collaboration? The doll world is no stranger to amazing collaborations. We take a look at a few recent collaborations between the likes of Mattel and Bratz, who have reached out to icons (both real and fictional) such as Stevie Nicks, Kylie Jenner, as well as Skeletor and Jack & Sally. […]

Did You Own It: Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

Did You Own It: Strawberry Shortcake Dolls

If you were a girl growing up in the early 1980s, you almost certainly had a Strawberry Shortcake doll. In fact, there’s a chance you still might have one (or want one again). The concept for Strawberry Shortcake began in 1972 as a greeting card. Designed by Barbi Sargent, Strawberry Shortcake made her debut in […]

Doll Collecting Expert Jackie Fulmer on her love of dolls

Doll Collecting Expert Jackie Fulmer on her love of dolls

When it comes to collecting, few genres are more steeped in history than doll collecting. Jackie recently took some time to answer some questions regarding her history of doll collecting and more. Over to you, Jackie! How did you get started collecting? Some of my earliest memories are of dolls and stuffed animals. I started […]

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