online vermox engleskog fungsi tablet compazine alesse køb uden recept hvilke lande kan man købe gyne-lotrimin uden recept køb lipitor dk hvor kan jeg købe generisk bentyl minocin tablet for allergy online køb af paxil luvox tablet køb cabgolin sandoz køb nolvadex istedgade billig ralista uk trental emulgel billig billig precose ratiopharm viagra extra dosage piller håndkøb differin 20mg billig kaufen cymbalta laveste pris køb af tulsi sleep i eu nexium evohaler order online køb ashwagandha hurtig levering køb liv 52 online sikkert floxin billigt online effexor xr 20mg billig køb af zithromax lovligt lovligt køb af septilin erfaring med køb af zyprexa køb tenormin københavn køb af risperdal på nettet sikker køb af cabgolin på nettetbillig mestinon uk kræver imuran recept køb pletal danmark meclizine 24 uur levering levitra extra dosage uden recept på apoteket billig diabecon online billige rumalaya liniment suhagra hcl 750 mg er tablet kan famvir købes på apoteket uden recept køb alesse online danmark køb naturlig dipyridamole salg af abilify roxithromycin 20mg billig kaufen order evecare online billige cleocin gel piller køb af cleocin i spanien extra super cialis 20mg billig glucovance omkostninger feldene 84 billig lynoral piller håndkøb erfaring med køb af wellbutrin på nettet micardis køb i danmark billig extra super levitra ratiopharm prandin generika billig kaufen købe cardura hvor kan jeg købe generisk suprax køb slimex billigt lisinopril og p piller billig generisk serpina order epivir-hbv d online ralista dragees billig køb af billig lady era hvad er generisk keftab købe cardizem sinemet gel eller tablet erfaring med køb af famvir online lovlig køb af celexa eurax piller online bestille atarax i norge zaditor order online køb flydende tetracycline allegra inhaler order online order zenegra online billig kopi retino-a bestille malegra fxt i norge hvor kan man købe billig colospa erfaring med køb af brand cialis køb methotrexate hurtig levering torsemide ingen recept køb af caverta på nettet online drogist alavert metoclopramide 25 mg køb køb plaquenil i udlandet hytrin tablet for allergy aspirin evohaler online malegra fxt plus køb i danmark ratiopharm billig compazine hoodia køb danmark billig-epivir-hbv von ratiopharm avalide inhaler order online køb amantadine.dk køb af maxalt til kvinder køb flagyl er piller hvad er combivent piller generika lamisil billig køb prevacid dk atrovent gel eller tablet sikker køb af keflex 6 medicine beconase aq piller html januvia order online generic albendazole online vytorin piller til kvinder prometrium laveste pris køb af paroxetine i eu kan colospa købes uden recept billig compazine online extra super levitra tablet ny billig imitrex køb prevacid.dk kan clonidine købes på apoteket uden recept køb af provera i usa kan man købe fml forte uden recept i tyskland adalat køb dk hvordan bestille alli generisk kamagra chewable i sverige kamagra soft køb københavn hvordan bestille allopurinol remeron generika billig kaufen remeron piller bivirkninger køb af bupropion danmark køb orlistat i danmark top avana køb generisk rogaine farligt accutane online sverige kan man købe zetia i tyskland uden recept billig alavert køb billige phexin køb af ginette-35 uden recept levitra professional køb dk køb billige cialis jelly køb lioresal uden recept zocor billig bestellen online gyne-lotrimin købe zebeta hyzaar generika billig købe rogaine online køb af kamagra super over nettet køb nolvadex danmark køb keppra i eu generic hyaluronic acid online køb af levitra professional piller viagra super active online billig buspar billigt online kan medrol piller blive gamle køb billig actoplus met online fungsi obat bactrim tablet spiegel online lopid kan man købe biaxin uden recept på apoteket køb af ciplox på apotek nootropil 25 mg køb køb billig maxalt online købe myambutol online hvad gør cystone piller rxmeds hub order zantac online kan man købe levlen uden recept i tyskland køb af billig antabuse sinemet billig bestellen online naltrexone floxin køb i tyskland amitriptyline piller til mænd extra super levitra sverige online abana online sverige billig caverta generika fungsi obat cabgolin tablet hvilke lande kan man købe prilosec uden recept extra super levitra online billigst købe forzest online køb minocin i udlandet køb levitra extra dosage i københavn billig triamterene salg af kamagra polo i danmark køb deltasone for kvinder køb arimidex pille bentyl køb uden recept silagra creme billig køb billig actoplus met shuddha guggulu piller online generisk doxazosin sverige hvor kan man købe billig glycomet funkar generisk lanoxin fungsi tablet isoniazid kan lozol købes på apoteket uden recept hvad er wellbutrin piller keftab online billigt hvor kan jeg købe generisk adalat erfaring med køb af brand viagra benadryl online nederland hvor køber man billig sildalis køb azulfidine.dk amitriptyline uden recept køb af silvitra tyskland kan man købe minomycin på apoteket uden recept billig flexisyn 2013 calan piller nu hvor kan man køb micardis privat salg af doxycycline billige vasodilan piller cardizem 25 mg køb lariam generika billig plaquenil tablet medicine generisk arava soft tabs seroflo generika online shop generisk speman sverige køb af lanoxin til kvinder rumalaya forte film kaplı tablet lilly 30 adet tadapox evohaler online generisk clonidine online levering rumalaya gel billig levitra jelly online hvad er generisk sarafem nitrofurantoin ingen recept køb brand viagra online danmark hvor kan man bestille procardia top avana køb hvor eurax tablet for allergy køb tretinoin istedgade lovligt køb af geriforte køb af colospa i eu ratiopharm billig lukol 6 medicine micardis piller html erfaringer med køb af acticin på nettet billig viagra extra dosage von pfizer kan man få flagyl er uden recept køb reglan køb extra super cialis istedgade købe benadryl billigt køb oxytrol online danmark kan man købe albenza uden recept i tyskland neue billig astelin levitra køb dk azulfidine online billig order nitrofurantoin d online erythromycin køb danmark generisk digoxin soft tabs køb af billig brand viagra fluoxetine dragees billig ratiopharm billig olanzapine køb minocin online danmark online drogist prograf sikker køb af top avana på nettet sikkert køb af reminyl på nettet hurtig levering af atarax køb flydende vasodilan kan arcoxia piller blive gamle kan desyrel købes på apoteket uden recept online anacin engleskog hvordan får man recept på silvitra hvordan får man recept på nitrofurantoin generika ampicillin billig køb venlor.dk køb generisk diltiazem clonidine salg online køb af dulcolax diabecon piller til kvinder generisk atarax soft tabs carafate creme billig ashwagandha og p piller hvad koster liponexol piller erexin-v sverige online kan man købe levothroid uden recept på apoteket fungsi obat altace tablet køb af caverta i udlandet rygestop piller kamagra polo evista rabat køb lukol online danmark skal man have recept til acivir pills billig kopi lukol viagra soft online billigst serophene omkostninger mycelex-g dragees billig plendil lave omkostninger køb motilium til mænd provera og p piller rxmeds hub order keppra online ditropan ratiopharm billig kaufen generisk trimox i sverige entocort piller nu lotensin evohaler online billig generisk clozaril billig trileptal uk hvad er generisk depakote kan suhagra piller blive gamle generisk requip køb af moduretic online køb af cytoxan i usa alesse køb i tyskland januvia piller nu cialis jelly 25 mg køb anacin online sverige online suhagra finast piller håndkøb køb epivir-hbv sandoz mycelex-g recept nederland køb noroxin uden recept sikkert køb af clonidine køb zovirax på nettet køb probalan til mænd kan zofran piller blive gamle kræver acivir pills recept køb af levitra soft i tyskland motilium 20 mg filmomhulde tablet medicijnen nizoral køb i danmark kan norvasc købes på apoteket uden recept urispas uden recept i danmark køb nexium online sikkert 6 medicine neurontin piller html køb af arava over nettet kamagra super hcl 750 mg er tablet spiegel online lasuna kan man købe aleve på apoteket uden recept viagra extra dosage gel eller tablet billig extra super cialis sverige finpecia køb i tyskland køb af female viagra tyskland hvor kan jeg købe generisk vermox købe kamagra oral jelly hvor kan man købe billig geriforte køb af viagra plus i thailand viagra generika online shop billig generisk retin-a køb af extra super levitra lovligt neue billig coreg ventolin recept billig plendil 2013 køb af zanaflex tyskland køb billig plendil køb generisk lukol køb af pariet i tyrkiet billig duphalac von pfizer inderal online billigt generisk proscar sverige købe aceon online penegra piller til kvinder hydrea til kvinder køb køb zebeta online generisk brahmi soft tabs køb gyne-lotrimin i danmark suhagra 84 billig generisk cialis professional farligt abana sverige online amitriptyline 20mg billig kaufen billig robaxin sverige cialis 100 mg billig billig digoxin von pfizer generisk lamictal sverige køb af ditropan online køb af billig viagra professional køb clomid i sverige viagra extra dosage køb hvor køb npxl.dk funkar generisk methotrexate hvordan bestille propecia duetact uden recept i danmark billig differin sverige cytoxan online billig order mircette inhaler online kræver ampicillin recept lasuna 20 mg filmomhulde tablet medicijnen køb cytoxan i udlandet hvordan får man recept på flonase erfaring med køb af cialis online betnovate nederland online køb danazol i udlandet cardizem sandoz piller 6 medicine ventolin piller html hvor kan man købe cytoxan uden recept generic vasotec online zetia 20 mg filmomhulde tablet medicijnen pariet sverige online kan cleocin købes på apoteket uden recept skal man have recept på xalatan køb af proscar i danmark rxmeds hub order dramamine online hvor bestille rosuvastatin køb af malegra fxt plus i udlandet køb billige lasix ratiopharm billig buspar kan man købe suprax på apoteket uden recept voltaren online billig køb prednisolone piller køb extra super avana uden recept levering celadrin lovlig køb af fertomid køb af celadrin lovligt køb af chloromycetin hvilke lande kan man købe levitra uden recept levering advair diskus nl hvor bestille fml forte order imuran er online hvad er generisk albenza order aldactone online kwikmed køb af top avana i tyrkiet billig mestinon chloroquine tablet for allergy kan man købe citalopram uden recept på apoteket erfaring med køb af diovan køb adalat uden recept ratiopharm billig finast ciplox piller til salg flomax køb online køb billigt carbozyne skal man have recept til malegra fxt køb af finax i tyrkiet prevacid piller køb norvasc piller graviditet cefadroxil køb danmark hvor kan man købe billig hytrin venlor piller til kvinder hvor køber man aleve online cytoxan billigt online hytrin køb online køb af haldol over nettet køb af premarin i england hytrin 20mg billig købe caverta billigt erfaring med køb af hytrin på nettet glycomet piller uden recept generika omnicef billig levering eurax pilex tablet for allergy køb af wellbutrin til kvinder pariet omkostninger billig ceftin von pfizer køb af norvasc lovligt ordre aristocort online ratiopharm billig nizoral køb advair diskus i københavn kan man købe abana uden recept på apoteket køb combivent i dk sikkert køb af atarax på nettet erfaringer med køb af lisinopril på nettet billig carafate von pfizer zanaflex piller håndkøb zofran 100 mg billig tulsi sleep billig bestellen lovlig køb af prevacid online køb af keflex periactin tablet ratiopharm billig terramycin køb brand advair diskus sandoz kamagra oral jelly online billigst køb levitra jelly sverige generisk florinef farligt reglan emulgel billig panmycin 100 mg billig køb beconase aq i eu køb oxytrol på nettet køb af slim tea online køb billig hydrochlorothiazide online køb af ceftin online kan man få trileptal uden recept caverta køb københavn køb haldol i sverige rxmeds hub order prinivil soft online levitra jelly piller albenza inhaler order online desyrel 50 tablet etken maddesi order cialis professional inhaler online zyrtec piller håndkøb ordre zocor online køb doxycycline danmark levering proventil nl ratiopharm billig v-gel kan man købe silagra uden recept på apoteket rogaine lignende piller køb billigt cyklokapron astelin 120 mg filmomhulde tablet medicijnen proventil generika online shop kan man købe zyprexa i tyskland uden recept dramamine piller graviditet amantadine 20mg billig hvad koster himplasia piller zanaflex 25 mg køb generisk aspirin farligt myambutol generika billig kaufen sikker køb af maxalt køb af methotrexate på nettet køb zantac for kvinder køb af cozaar i danmark køb af clomid bupron sr 20mg billig kaufen billig trimox uk neurontin tablet shatavari online billigt benadryl inhaler order online erfaring med køb af viagra plus online køb af cytotec i udlandet billige rosuvastatin kan man få aygestin uden recept order procardia er online online ventolin femcare piller nu zyprexa emulgel billig køb lukol i tyskland online drogist phenergan køb billig flexisyn hvad er paroxetine piller køb provera hurtig levering isoniazid sverige online benzac 25 mg køb mestinon piller håndkøb
Home Articles
Kiss Me, Kate: A Marriage Made in Media Heaven
If playing with dolls is the equivalent of wish fulfillment, then marrying a prince must be a wish come true. I, for one, never dreamed of marriage to anyone—neither prince, pauper, nor Indian chief (or should I say, Native American chief)—I always imagined I’d go it alone. When I did marry, I wore a simple white suit (jacket and skirt), and my one indulgence was a pair of really pretty sling-back shoes. As I exchanged my vows at the makeshift trailer in between traffic court hours (yes, the real courthouse was under construction and we were shuttled into a mobile home of sorts), I was embodying the notion of a no-frills union.

No such turn of events for Kate Middleton, who is about to do the unimaginable. She is entering a cathedral a commoner, and emerging as a royal. Quite the amazing feat: with a simple “I Do,” she is hurtling above barriers of social restrictions and cultural conceits. Forkatemiddletonfame1 those of us who are Americans, and who fancy “princes” and “princesses” as parts of fables and Disney cartoons, the overseas wedding is a slice of curiosity and a chance to rubberneck at how our European “cousins” live. It is an exhibition of pomp and pageantry that we just can’t equal here in the States. That is, if the royal wedding unfurls like that of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s 1981 nuptials.

With the benefit of hindsight, we now know that the “fairy tale” aspect of the Charles and Diana union was just that: a fairy tale. We’ve learned that theirs was a loveless union from the diandcharleswedding1start, and the dewy-eyed bride and the stalwart groom were strangers as they entered the church, and remained estranged after they exited. Let’s hope such a fate doesn’t await Charles and Diana’s firstborn son, William.

The life of Diana was a brief one (feel free to hum Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” during this bit), but it certainly was a bright one. Before she died in a car crash that seemed to have been the result of a frenzied pack of paparazzi, Diana was a role model and a style icon. During the halcyon days of her wedding to Charles, there were tribute dolls on both sides of the Atlantic. However, when it became clear that her marriage was a sham—and the news of infidelity and betrayal broke—the doll market for Diana seemed to have dried up.

However, when she spearheaded the auction of 79 of her haute couture gowns in a New DianaAshtonDrakead1York City charity auction, the opulence and the generosity were just too rich to ignore. Some of her best-known ensembles were purchased by competing doll companies and collectibles firms, and a new reign of Diana Fashion Dolls was about to unfurl. However, tragedy lurked right around the corner for Di, and she lost her life a few months after the gowns were auctioned off. Her memory was immortalized and canonized by a spate of doll manufacturers: Franklin Mint, Ashton-Drake, Danbury Mint, GADCO, to name a few. The Ashton-Drake rendering of her “Travolta” finery was especially well received (pictured here).

Now, with the patient Kate Middleton (dubbed “Waity Katie” by the British press for her persistence in getting engaged) about to become a royal figurehead, with a pretty face and a curvaceous figure, doll makers are once again rolling out the red carpet for her life as a doll. paradisegallerieskate1Paradise Galleries has an offering of the engagement ring, along with a doll clad in the dress Kate wore when the announcement was made (pictured here). Franklin Mint, Ashton-Drake and the Danbury Mint are also on hand to commemorate the transformation of a “regular gal” into a future princess, and quite honestly the online renderings are quite stunning.

And we Americans are watching the fanfare, but perhaps not as enchanted or as enthralled as we were 30 years ago, in 1981. When we witnessed the Charles and Diana ceremony, we were a country of greater optimism, forward-thinking, proud, and in many ways naïve. After the massacres on 9/11, and the crumbling of the World Trade Center, the landscape of America was forever changed physically and spiritually. When the terrain shifted, our footing has never been quite the same.

The Kate dolls are lovely, and the story of Will and Kate is still a blank slate. Magazines are coming out now trying to get us Americans up to speed on their relationship (it’s the cover story of this week’s Entertainment Weekly magazine), and we are privy to watching the media spin its wheels trying to create a “second coming” of sorts. Will movies-of-the-week and transatlantic covering of the wedding be able to turn the commoner into an uncommon doll phenomenon? Recently, at a London Toy Fair, a pair of royal look-alikes posed royally with a pair of royal look-alike knitted dolls, which is a spiraling brainteaser worthy of an M.C. Escher sketch. The stunt made all the United Kingdom and Canadian papers. http://apollo.balance.theweek.com/article/slideshow/209432/prince-williams-wedding-an-instant-guide

Here in America, the Kate-and-Will bandwagon is slowly picking up steam. To that end, beautiful, meticulous paper dolls by the talented Tom Tierney are in place (he is the king of paperdollkatewillthat domain) and a public sits by with credit cards in hand. All I can hope is that this tying of the knot, which is being lauded as the “wedding of the century,” is longer, happier, and more real than the wedding of the last century.

If Kate and Will really want to start off their life together on a good note, I have a courthouse in New Jersey to recommend. And I can book them into a chamber in between traffic court. It worked for me; I hope it could work for them.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
Kate is a gorgeous girl, and the dolls capture her energy. Hope she and Wills are happy together. Will her dolls be made in different fashion series like the Di ones?
Felicia , March 03, 2011
...
Awww, sweet. Kate is very pretty. She's a beautiful girl, but she pales in comparison to Diana. I don't know what IT is, but Diana had IT. Kate is sweet and lovely, but she lacks Di's star power. The dolls are good-looking, though.
Charlene , March 01, 2011

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Latest Articles from News & Notes

One World Doll Project, Tonner Doll Company merge to become Tonner One World

One World Holdings, Inc. and Tonner Doll Company, Inc., announced Dec. 3, 2015, that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for One World Holdings' subsidiary, The One World Doll Project, to merge with Tonner Doll. The agreement was entered into Dec. 2. Following the closing of the merger, the combined business will change its name to Tonner One World.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (1)

...
Very informative article. I am happy for Tonner Doll and hope that their new venture enables them to continue creating beautiful dolls.
Terri Gold , December 05, 2015 | url

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
2015 DOLLS Awards Industry's Choice winners announced

The 2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., June 6. The Industry's Choice winners will go on to become the nominee's in the Public's Choice voting, set to begin in late June.

Without further ado, here are the winners of this year's Industry's Choice Diamond Awards!

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices.

The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be made by previous recipients or members of the LAA committee.

To qualify as a nominee, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Been active in the doll or bear field a minimum of 25 years.
  • Maintained or increased the quality of reputation and product or service provided since inception.
  • Served the industry with integrity, honesty, reliability
  • Received a majority of the votes from previous recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:

2002 Steiff
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2010 Helen Kish
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston
2015 Kaye Wiggs

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

BLACKALL ASSOCIATES INC. 
ANNOUNCING Winner of the Summer Heat Photo Contest

August 8, 2014 - Blackall Associates Inc. is proud to announce the winner of its Summer Heat Photo Contest. The contest drew entries from around the world. Masterpiece Doll collectors sent in a special photo showing how their Masterpiece Dolls were enjoying the summer heat. 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

...
i have very old magazines need to sell them before something happens to them
margie , December 20, 2014
...
i really like all the barbie balack dress, can i ask question can i buy this, because its all out in the market now here in the philippines, can you help me please im a big fan of thiss dolls
mark christian paul l. carigma , December 16, 2014 | url

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
The Chicago Toy Show

You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...