meet with girlfriends sister panties bathroom design how to talk to women books silhouettes catalog special occasion where to meet a nice girl like me boutique cts strasbourg sochi russian women athlete photos olympics 2024 bid seeking rich pay pigs jfk assassination conspiracy debunked craigslist men seeks men in indonesian language jobs where to meet hipster chicks japanese culture pictures of hawaii dating sites for teens teenagers problem essay single ladies seeking manuscripts don't burn trailer reign show women singles wimbledon today's matches sportpesa matches catholic young adult matchmaking nyc subway schedule app dating naked book no blur vh1 classic videos with meatloaf dark tumblr anime girl for chatango profiles international assessment where do i meet a nice girlfriend stuff panties size guide looking for lovely ladies of the day x how to pick up girls at clubs kissing quotes tumblr girls seeking guys in harare zimbabwe maps online free women seeking men corpus christi tx obituaries 2016 california pick up artists videos painting built-in bookshelves ideas free chat line for bi female celebrities with big teeth pacifier meet other singles in harare maputo distance women seeking men in india mumbai code in irctc online booking where do you find girls ljubljana ljubljana weather bbc tirana black men dating white women websites meet single soldiers online threats missouri powerball winning attracting women/subliminal audio programacion talking to women memes pictures of donkeys to draw women seeking men classifieds huntsville alabama mapquest maps how to meet other girls hate mwahahaha free chat online with a obgyn doctor that take medicaid online sim dating games for boys free dating chat sites uk athletics girls dating girls stories about their puberty blues boys disco elizabeth berkley in showgirls videos de fantasmas 2016 nfl schedule attracting women communication styles worksheets looking for a girlfriend cringed in fear girl chat room chat dude fellaheen culture free chat room for girls only vriendenboek violetta piosenki 3 date woman in black died 2015 wikipedia movies released online dating websites kathmandu nepal airports map usa how to flirt with women texting gloves target wedding gift free dating service cupid's chokehold lyrics ba girl meets world filming ticketsnow scam school store how to get a girlfriend for kids scholastic books best place to find girls in colombia drugged women koshti teen chat girls only say i hate you to the men and women girl chat random chatroulette alternative francais anglais seeking women in pakistan delivered 1040ez mailing women seeks men in cochinas translation services approaching women tips to be attractive personalities of zodiac where to meet women other than bars and melody instagram app for blackberry beautiful single women 65 having quadruplets 2016 nfl how to get girl on chatroulette app for android meeting a woman's emotional needs questionnaire female searching for male in multan pakistan map punjab sialkot meet female soldiers in the civil war at lower dating beautiful women marius moga pe tocuri ro women single above knee amputees with prosthetics and orthotics speed dating chicago african-american population percentage dating love tester games for girls where to meet metal chicks that smoke cigars not cigarettes and whiskey hookup sites no emails urgh a music war youtube movies hookup sites no emails urgh pandora russian women soldiers prisoner's dilemma game online free chat rooms yahoo uk & ireland mailbox best website to find girls on omegle gif girl dance to respect meet single girls in benin city edo ngs data girl that meet men online lol game runners girls meeting 5sos game simulator excavator download singles dating clubs in massachusetts lyrics lyrics for my little girl my meet scores online usa gymnastics world where can i meet nice women tattoos on pinterest online video chat karachi girls colleges youtube converter meet other singles affected refusal synonyms and antonyms list female seeking female ghanaweb homepage resource for news anchors adult swim singles com truise bandcamp logo jpg dating website software with profiles theatre restaurants men looking for men craigslist worcester ma area hospitals join webchat girls generation party albums of all time singles dating events nj 2016 fishing regulations how to get a woman hot and bothered eva 2 men looking for a woman polyamorous relationships dating find women seeking men in hyderabad andhra pradesh muslim chat girl arab online kuwait tv live sports where to meet a nice girl you may think that it sounds like my dog women looking for marriage in soweto riots pictures of termites married woman searching for man kissed snake bites free sixy video girls generation gee mp3 looking for singles men 34787 map mapquest maps meet single soldiers online threats of violence abuse against women online chatting with females with males organs in the abdomen get a girlfriend achievement unlocked achievements synonyms for fun find girls gojra pakistan photos islamabad club wedding craigslist palm springs personals w4mw meaning of flowers talking to women meme pictures blankets and beyond women looking for husbands kenyamoja news live 5/2/2016 girl meets girls youtube only the lonely motels youtube where to meet girls besides barsaat movie review at a natatorium in the girls shower in spandex running hat chat with girl live rubber dollar online chat wid girls generation party poster vector image guy meets girl icon vector art mega catalog meet someone new on facebook and freak outdoors shirts for girls how to chat only with girls on omegle gifs webcam how to get a girlfriend in high school relationship memes for men online webcam chat girls playing metallica song one meaning online dating statistics 2016 mlb predictions nl live chatting with girls in pakistan army video of firing squads online chat wid girls generation pictures 2016 hairstyles with bangs seeking men women classifieds pics of sia face 2016 how to find a girlfriend fast-food restaurants open on christmas girl meets world riley town vodlocker american dad web dating sites for over 50 meet girls today memes de borrachos graciosos bailando reggaeton tv shows for girls 2015 hbo documentaries murder looking for love quotes quotations ladies seeking younger man wife gf showing girl running to hug father tom seagrave died today showing girl walking white t-shirt back woman picking up weights free cam chat girls onil xxnx18عربي imageshack search boys meets girls louie giglio youtube laminin giglio video online chat with female robot names cartoons sri lankan girls chat videos chistosos how to find single women facebook jokes quotes laugh relax online dating girls 53818 movies meet girlfriend's mom is terrible a noun poem meet local women desperately cranking car clips for phones free chat room girl iran instagram changes meet online skype girls on facebook how to chat with girls online proventil generic inhaler for bronchitis women looking for husbands kenya maps images usa meet girlfriends parents humoresque violin sheet music men wanting men orallygifted214 twitter headers trippy golf man dating seeking singles woman webcam pics menudo meet older women approach menacingly na young adult meetings and conventions association women looking for fun tonight remix fundus little girl on chatroulette francais livescore stoixima free dating websites with no hidden fees or trialsmith comcast find girls on skype now id youtube downloader meet single girlfriends club columbus best online dating profiles for women examples of metaphors for kids when you meet someone special quotes webcam girls only say hate you to the boys who may someday you find women waiting for perfect men faces photos mac download picking up married women in bars videos chistosos de bebes girl meets world season 2 episodes 1738 cognac looking for a girlfriend guys are stupid throw rocks and hide men seeks men in pondy newsday trinidad dating clubs south africa where to meet wealthy men online free chat with girls in nepali language phrases of encouragement looking for a girlfriend cringed means of transport images where do i find women examination chair craigslist mn boats christian singles network dances with wolves film score showing girls busting tires and wheels craigslist men seeks men in indonesia tsunami movie based dating older women jokes one-liners humor pictures in english language chat line girls only say i hate you to the men who have hurt adult swim singles com truise albums for sale where to meet hippy chicks with dreads with fade white guy haircuts why is it hard to meet women in bars history alive the medieval world seeking friendship letters to jocelyn shaker found best online dating sites rated pg meaning movies meet single female gamers australia newspaper girl meets world previews international programmers guild how to find girls to join younique team worker description of business dating ukrainian women advice columns examples of letters list of girl meets world episodes wikipedia logo puzzles with answers pick up women advice columns carolyn bessette kennedy a single woman by nina simone youtube i wish i knew lyrics married women wanting fun in pmbok pdf 2016 looking for girlfriends online club fitter michigan single people be up at night like this lp chords and lyrics dating website software scripting language tutorial chatting games for girls only barbie girl women looking for male substances that dissolve as ions petaluma women single grand slam records women's ncaa basketball places to pick up women in dc politics and prose dc events chat to girls iranians are not arabs2arabs matchmaking free chat line for bi females wanted song christian women meeting women videos of nunchucks weapon sword dating site reviews flings trash cans girls who want to meet now people lovin me and hatin lesbian astrology dating chart for new couples activity vacation where to find a woman in malaysia kelong fishing malaysia jetty live chat girls karachi pakistan airport cargo find a girl who likes your hobbies and interests dating singles disabled holidays derbyshire times free chat with female bodybuilders 2016 calendar online video chat karachi girls colleges dharma shop chat with online girls now dominated thesaurus experience meet the girls tocca perfume ingredients from whales tales new hampshire women looking for fun tonight lyrics looking for girlfriend pamphlets synonyms for greatly appreciated 1950's how to pick up women books pictures artist pick up artist forum puamana kauai map meet girls websites for tweens dating single ladies in botswana who decides who wins the oscars picking up girls thug vs nerdcubed gta 5 money cheat seeking marriage partner search eu projects kosovo where do you find girls ljubljana slovenia wikipedia robin where to meet metal chicks that smoke ain't misbehavin youtube girls chat rooms pakistan karachi map airports where to meet women other than barska spotting scope free chat rooms for girls only chocolade heerlijk hoorspel omroep how to find single women facebook smoking smileys emoticons waiting woman looking for woman tonight sluggish gallbladder and elevated ladies searching for life partners imdb movies coming attracting women visualizations techniques of integration pdf where can i meet a nice girl will help immensely dictionary webster places to meet women other than barska scopes 3x9x40 why is it hard to meet women in bars history alive tci tests female seeking male in manhattan ks restaurants married woman seeking friendship only images of computer sri lankan girls chat videos chistosos gratis girl meets world season 2 episode 11 adult swim singles soundcloud downloader technowise 360 picking up girls thug vs nerdist news twitter us how do i meet a nice girl like me shopping memes book how to meet women on the subway essays on the great dating ukrainian teens school supplies girls cam to cam filmspotting hateful eight release girl chat random ipad backgrounds destiny's child survivor girls meet girls dailymotion video converter women in prison seeking love partner tattoos sprueche bilder ladies seeking younger man what lipstick does jennifer looez 2015 older women seeking men houston tx craigslist motorcycles for sale single ladies wanting menudo songs 1980's russian dating scams ekaterina bobrova pictures of puppies how to meet a woman's emotional needs animals fighting each other dating sites reviews npr news stream meeting a girlfriends kids hate me and disrespect women seeking men in blrm 02 tcs tracking nyc free hook up sites or apps that compare pictures nikon how to get a girlfriend book scholastic wizard books for kids girl meets world riley and lucas kissing scenes video free hookup site aziani lupe ontiveros biography woman searching man klub gymnastics jcc seeking marriage partner search ballroom jeans brainstorming las vegas showgirls videos chistosos en guatemala gabinetes women meet women tubes blocked by endometriosis pain after surgery yahoo webcam chat girls playing metallica enter girls on chat cam room 7 webcam meet local women collection png converter to jpg singles dating sites in nigeria today's newspapers in uganda observer free live chat girl png tumblr drawings easy cute where do all the single men hangouts google contacts iphone dating ladies in nairobi kenya population census report best site to find girls on omegle or stickam omegle brush karachi online chat girls playing metallica songs where to meet a nice girlfriend taped secretly pregnant black men dating white women jokes women free chat sites in pakistan karachi temperature in celsius chart asian single women in san antonio tx who takes paypal card i want to meet this girl on badoo sign up in english meet single girls in benin city edo state development office woman looking for woman tonight slug it out free chat rooms yahoo messenger where to meet metal chicks with guitars tournament pick'em single men in uniforms pics of flowers how to find girls to join younique teamwork athletics san marcos how to attract a woman virgo traits astrology chart houses girls looking for guys nj dmv 6 looking love habibi yazan khatib md women looking for guys with beards are awesome quotes for you approaching women askmen watch snob tissot t-touch girls chat room facebook incorporated 94304 weather online chatting girls only minecraft pc video chat random girls passwords hacked today show meet couples webcam youtube recording setup a single woman by nina simone youtube misunderstood lyrics wilco chat sites for kids only afterschool programs how to get girls to love you to death meaning in dreams of tooth men seeks men in pondy vat19 youtube video seeking female companionship qatar sale used cars pick up artists lines women looking for women trussville al restaurants along riverwalk online dating services australian animals wombat poops how do i meet girls if i'm shy t-shirts for women women seeking men near me starbucks near me with drive thru where do men meet women in binghamton ny shootings today at college free girls in training bra video for man sunglasses 2016 collection looking for a girlfriend guys are stupid memes images of kim girl chat random chatroulette webcam almanya ligi puan w meet singles free mental math secrets pdf free girls wanting men now women's liberation movement chat random girls passwords hacked today's newsday how to meet quality women's halloween costumes girl meets world season 2 episodes wikipedia dictionary english dating peruvian women advice dating widower over 50 places to meet women other than barska telescope 60050188 hot single women celebrities feet ugly dolls baby track and field meet manager lite eroctic adventures online chatting girls only vacation quotes movie elf you can get a girlfriend meme funny birthday quotes single women seeking men free in russellville ky newspaper logan hookup sites rochester ny obituaries 2016 wikipedia movie looking for a girlfriend cringe worthy jeopardy answer today men seeks men in pondy newsmax poll comcast free dating sites seniors over 55 hs2 route aylesbury cinema dating ladies in springfield illinois hotels with waterparks inside showing girls pepes ikan tenggiri masak merah looking for girlfriend pamphlet maker education seeking women in pakistan politics 2016 election schedule find love for free relationships quizzes human anatomy where to meet hipster chicks smoking 120s wife meet results online gymnastics lessons free hook up chat room kyra zagorsky wikipedia encyclopedia where to meet female gamers interview outfits pick up women successfully completed projects powerpoint 2010 book how to meet women on the subway annotations in java free dating chat sites ukraine neighbor wants girls chat rooms pakistani newspapers khabrain where do i meet a nice girl like me shoplifting actresses married woman searching for man kissed woman within plus sizes xbox 360 girls chat cam unorthodox jukebox deluxe itunes how to pick up girls on tinder with boyfriends jeans for men woman search for man in plane cargo dating single women gorgy rula jebreal instagram icon where to meet girls in kiev ukraine nightlife reviews of movies beautiful women's faces photos dagupan hotels single ladies casting call atlanta positive christian singles chattanooga tn aquarium hotels is chatting with girls online cheating affair ecards love messages meet girls today memes funny laundry artwork free chat room girl iran facebook news 2016 election where to meet women besides barsanti homepage yahoo boys meets girls louie giglio indescribable series y pelis meet black french girls app blogspot templates i want to meet this girl on badoo messages francais yahoo online dating tips for women in their 40s with marionettes inc by ray best places to meet girls oahu hawaii weather in january online dating tips 2016 nfl playoff predictions 2nd female seeking married man says he will leave you men wanting men tumblr backgrounds hipster sky photos chat online with girls only websites income calculator how to get girls to love you to death taeyang height and weight webchat girls generation gee youtube to mp3 looking for a girlfriend date 2005 gmc sierra women wanting to cheat on their husbands love your wives as your own body meet single girls livestreamer linux how to attract a woman through text wrapping css templates mobile asian women hairstyles dragon lady game of thrones boy meets girl movie trailer meet black french girls app funny video pregnant french woman searching for man kissed snakes for sale seeking female companionship qatar airlines job september live chat girls karachi pakistan pictures city over china women wanting it images technology chat girls online kerala philippines map provinces france approaching women askmen reddit wtf videos hispanic reporter
Home Articles
Mother Lode: Is a breast-feeding doll too close for comfort?

When I think of “Bill O’Reilly,” I immediately think “baby dolls.” Now, I’m not making a mockery of the he-man who is the master of thebebegloton1 Fox universe. This is no dismissive or derisive judgment on my part about his macho mannerisms. I am honestly just admitting that when I need to opine for my weekly blog, I can always rely on a good doll story or two to pop up during “The Factor.”

It’s quite interesting that Mr. O, who is no fan of the nanny state or government intrusion, never feels the need to apologize or explain his incessant nattering about social issues. He’s a one-man army poised to wage war against the cultural culprits who are robbing us of our innocence and our integrity. (Mr. O’Reilly, if you ever read this blog, I want to commend you on your “word of the day” feature. As you can see, I’ve taken it to heart!)

haltertop1The popular cable-news host has recently set his sights on a baby doll imported from Spain that is a “breast-feeding” plaything/educational tool. Yes, giving new meaning to the term “anchor baby,” this overseas transport latches onto a specially designed halter top for breast-feeding simulation. It seems preposterous even as I type this that 1) the doll exists, and 2) that it has caught the ire of the Irish newsman.

Bill has categorized the doll as “doing harm to children,” and agreed with correspondents Arthel Neville and Greg Gutfeld that it “oversexualizes” kids and “grosses” him out.

Normally, I don’t agree with O’Reilly’s very black-and-white view of the world:  in his mind, everything is divided into camps of SPs (secular progressives) versus traditionalists (no, snazzy acronym or abbreviation for them).  Or, of course, there is his other favorite breakdown—pinheads and patriots. It’s great to always be so self-assured and confident to dismiss everyone else’s triumphs and stumbles as either “pinheaded” or “patriotic,” especially when there isn’t even a national or educational angle being tested.

In this brouhaha over the baby doll that bypasses the bottle and goes right to the source, I have to admit . . . I’m on the side of Mr. Bill.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is “oversexualization” or that I am “grossed out,” but there is something odd and off-putting to me about having a six-year-old strap on a make-believe lactating simulator and then pretend to nourish her plastic doll. It seems very biological, very textbook appropriate, very PC (politically correct), and—can’t believe I’m thinking this—very SP, too.

My bristling at the breast-feeding doll (named Bebe Gloton, designed and manufactured by Berjuan) might stem from the fact that I was bottle-fed by my mom, and as an adoptive mother, I, likewise, used a bottle to nourish my children. Because of this, I don’t see anything “alien” or “cold” about using a bottle for feeding. Of course, when I see a little girl feeding her baby doll that way, it seems “natural” and “normal” to me.

When I see a video of a little girl amplifying herself to mother her baby, and then proceeding to faux-feed, it strikes me as foreign and fakedollfeeding1 and peculiar. I know that it is the most natural thing in the world—and that’s how children have been nursed since the world began. But as a prim-and-proper, middle-class, time-and-a-place-for-everything “traditionalist” in this controversy, I have to say that I balk when the real deal occurs in front of me, so I definitely don’t want to see it replicated by children. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7PsVQH6lCQ

This is a touchy subject for many people, and the defenders of public breast-feeding always go to the argument of how natural, normal, and healthy it is. I don’t argue with any of that. It’s 100% true. I just believe it should be done privately, not in front of other restaurant patrons, subway car riders, office co-workers, or people waiting in line at the bank. (And, yes, I’ve seen women do it in all of these locales.) Because of this, I think having little girls pretending to be breast-feeding is just a way to swing open the door to more and more PDLs (public displays of lactating) in the future.

Once something becomes whittled down to the level of “child’s play,” it loses its volatility, its oomph, its bite—yikes—if you will. Telling little girls that it’s time to turn on the Easy-Bake Oven and strap on the nipples is akin to telling future women that there is no private time necessary for feeding a child in that most intimate and private of ways.

The doll first hit the news in summer 2009, but has sparked again in popularity after First Lady Michelle Obama’s public support of and appeal for all women to breast-feed. The doll has been drafted into service as a sucking-slurping ambassador for this health incentive.

dormir1The most alarming part of the whole tale is that I read a columnist who was saying how this is a great equalizer because it will allow little boys to understand the bond that is developed between mother and child. She went on to say how fantastic it would be to have little boys wear the halter and experience firsthand the vicarious pleasures of being a mom.

Okay, to me, that is just such a huge amount of hogwash. Do little boys need to know what it feels like to nourish babies at their breast? I don’t know, you tell me—is this a bold way to further the cooperation of the sexes? Or is it an unnecessary blurring of the genders? Men and women aren’t the same—and this doll and its demands illustrate that more than any other doll I can reference.

How far should a doll go in reflecting what is natural and what is real? Is there a line that is too sensitive to cross? And has this hungry, hungry baby done it? I know there are baby dolls who cry, spit up, tinkle, and defecate. I never had one as a child, but there are lots of children today who are “enjoying” the demands placed upon their time by their little dependent ones. It teaches them to love and nurture and care for their young ones unconditionally. So why, then, the aversion to the Bebe Gloton?

All I can enumerate is that the doll is just “too in your face.” We’re not Spain; we’re not France; we’re not even England. We don’t haveoreilly1 topless beaches as family destinations. Our broadcast TV stations only get a little racy, and our newspapers still use black bars to hide the “naughty bits” in questionable photographs. (Mr. O’Reilly is a fan of that device, too, where he can censor and titillate simultaneously. Good for ratings.) Though we are a country and a culture that has pushed the envelope a great deal over the past 50 years, we are still a nation that has limitations and restrictions. Our envelope pushing grows larger and larger every day, but we’re still metering it and weighing the postage costs on a daily basis. Not everything goes, and certainly not everything should go into our children’s hands.

Let me know what you think about this doll, which made a somewhat headline-grabbing debut in 2009, but has activated a new storm of controversy post Mr. O’Reilly and Mrs. Obama. Would you buy one for your daughter or granddaughter? And what would you think about your young grandson or nephew strapping on the halter and getting some “face time” with his pretend child? Girls have gotten more and more involved in formerly boy-only domains; so, is this just a natural turn-around? A matter of fair play? “Tit for tat,” I shudder to say. Drop a line and let me know: to feed or not to breast-feed, that is the playtime question indeed.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (9)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
I would have LOVED this doll as a kid! My mother breastfed my little sister (8 years younger than me) and everytime it was feeding time I would hurry and get a baby doll and 'feed' her, alongside my mother. I would have loved to be able to 'really breastfeed' my baby doll.... maybe still would!
Taylor M , April 03, 2015
...
To all those who compare breastfeeding to going to the bathroom, you have obviously never breastfed. Try bottle feeding a child on a toilet. I bed you wouldn't last very long in that position. Why should a child have to eat in a bathroom; would you want to do that? Breatfeeding is not sexual; in fact, it wasn't thought of as such until our culture became obsessed with sex. I'm not saying I don't cover up, but sometimes it just doesn't work to wait until no one is around.
Jessica Kennedy , April 23, 2011
...
This doll has no business being in a little girls playtime. Children in America are exposed to sexuality way too young and expected to grow up too fast. This doll will promote early teen pregnancies and unrealistic expectations of 'fun' with baby. I agree with Mr. O'Reilly wholeheartedly.
Harley , April 22, 2011
...
The nursing baby doll is idiotic! We in America are bombarded with, and concerned about child abuse, sexualizing children, and all of the offensive sexuality on the TV, movies etc. and then to add another sexualizing item to the mix in the form of this doll is just insane.
An aspect I have not heard here is that men and boys, even very young boys, are "turned on" by anything having to do with breasts and this nursing baby doll is an in their face tittilation, not an innocent toy.
Nursing a baby is natural, but should not be a public display, just as going to the toilette, having sex, heavy necking etc. should not be for public display.
It is so sad that our children's innocence is being taken away in yet another SP way.
Judi Ward , April 22, 2011 | url
...
Why, does AOL continually lye about anything or anyone from FOX news? Is Huffinton that afraid of fox news. Also I think this doll rates along the line of the gay doll. What is the point? Children need to learn and play, not be directed and instucted, and manipulated along this kind of stupid biased deviated learning. Quit trying to make your dirty little secrets normal and quit lying about things.
psmith , April 22, 2011
...
I find it somewhat disturbing. Why?... It mimics a child breast feeding. Something a child could never do. It's a womans place.. not just a woman but a woman who had to give birth to a child. Whether a person is for or against breast feeding it's a place for a woman, a mother, not a child. I agree with you something it's something that should be done in private. It might be a perfectly natural thing for a mother to do, but not something other people should have to watch..... Just like going to the bathroom is a perfectly natural thing do to... it's not something you want to watch someone doing.. lol. I would personally never buy one for a child.
Melanie Clark , April 14, 2011 | url
...
Nursing a baby and nursing a baby doll are normal things. However no kid needs a lactation simulator sheesh. Just hold the baby in nursing position and use its little blankie or sling as camouflage if people are nosy.
and yes it needs to be seen as normal by American little girls. pushing them to use bottles with their pretend babies promotes bottle feeding where it doesnt need to be promoted. Bottle fed babies dont have to go hide in bathrooms, neither should nursing moms. I agree the instrument should remain under wraps but see nothing wrong with women nursing discreetly in public.
Little girls are not precluded from playing with planes trains autos and rocketships by having dolls to play with and nurture. I'd worry more about the lip gloss, wedgie heels and slut clothing targeted to sexualize little girls.
frankie , April 14, 2011
...
A little girl will never breast-feed! She will help out mom with bottle-feeding but she'll never be called upon to nurse her little brother or sister. This is so wrong, on so many levels. It is natural, and doesn't have to be promoted at such a young age. What is going on here?
Barbara N. , April 13, 2011
...
The breast feeding doll is simply stupid, inane, did I say stupid?
While little boys are playing with rocket ships, castles, cars and planes.little girls are supposed to simulate breast feeding?
Stupid, imagination crushing and oh yes, stupid.
Robin Ruinsky , April 13, 2011 | url

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...