News&Notes
American Girl’s New Lanie Inspires Kids to Connect with Nature
Monday, 18 January 2010 17:39

lanieTo help encourage girls to get outdoors, American Girl introduced “Lanie,” the 2010 Girl of the Year. She is a thoughtful, energetic girl who discovers the world in her own backyard.

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W Club Accepts 2010 Members!
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 22:16

The time of year has come again to join the W Club—the official collectors club for Jason Wu and Integrity Toys dolls, including Fashion Royalty, the AvantGuards, Poppy Parker, the Dynamite Girls, FR: Monogram and more.

 

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Helen Kish Wins the Lifetime Achievement Award
Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:20

kish_headshot-lowresHelen Kish will be presented with Jones Publishing’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Doll & Teddy Bear EXPO to be held in Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 1-3, 2010.


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Modern Doll Collectors Convention 2010 to Be Held in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Thursday, 17 December 2009 17:56

modern-doll-2009

The Modern Doll Collectors Convention (MDCC) will once again offer its fun and doll-packed festivities to collectors. In 2010 it will bring the event to Winston-Salem, N.C., Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2010.

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Odom Retires Gene
Written by Carie Ferg   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 16:06

mel-odomMel Odom has announced that as of June 2010 his iconic “Gene Marshall” doll will be officially retired. “Gene and I are pulling a Garbo, and retiring,” Odom wrote in a letter he sent to Gene fans explaining his decision.

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In Memoriam: Robert Campbell Rowe
Written by Krystyna Poray Goddu   
Friday, 23 October 2009 15:41

Robert RoweApril 1, 1941-Sept. 22, 2009

The founder of DOLLS magazine, Robert Campbell Rowe, died on Sept. 22, 2009, at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., after a brief illness. Journalist, publisher, entrepreneur, man of ideas and connoisseur of the fine things of life, Rowe built a mini-empire of magazines and books that brought an unprecedented level of professionalism to the coverage of popular hobbies for collectors: plates and figurines; miniatures; dolls and teddy bears.

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DOLLS 2009 Awards of Excellence Winners
Monday, 19 October 2009 22:15

We bring you ... the winners of this year's contest.

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Charisma Acquires Adora Doll
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 13:42

On Oct. 13, 2009, Charisma Brands announced the acquisition of Adora Doll founded by David Lin and Frank Ren.

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Doll Artist Could Win $250,000 for ArtPrize Competition
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 17:35
michelle-obama-dollGrand Rapids is gearing up for ArtPrize, an unprecedented competition that will award nearly one-half million dollars to prize winners, including $250,000 to the artist who receives the most public votes. ArtPrize, which will run from Sept. 23 through Oct. 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich., will have no formal jury, curator or judge. The public will decide who wins the prizes by voting, using mobile devices and the Web. More than 1,200 artists have entered the competition, including doll artist Nancy Tassin from Grand Haven, Mich., who will be showing her work at Fountain Street Church. 
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In Memoriam: John McBride
Written by Carie Ferg   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 16:55

Doll industry stalwart John McBride (1951-2009) has passed on from pancreatic cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to honor McBride’s memory by donating to the Memorial Fund in his name at the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network.

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