total recall credit reports credit reporting act ireland best rated best credit cards consumer reports how to get free credit history report online credit repair sacramento california pennsylvania fair credit collection act absa credit debt repair how to fix how to fix your bad credit fast credit report free software credit repair how to improve ways to raise your credit score instantly business best credit repair companies credit report insurance company comparisons is it worth getting a credit report by mail personal web site for truly free credit check free online credit repair immigration lawyer seattle wa notice to creditors florida credit rating agencies dream team documentary us government free credit score better business bureau best credit repair companies easy online payday loans instant instant cash advances online can you get a car loan with bad credit and no cosigner what's the best credit score tax credit helpline opening times which is best credit report company credit repair welding leads prices cash advances payday advance payday loans in charlotte nc how do i get a loan with personal loans for bad credit for 5000 free credit report for 3 bureaus payday advance cash crusaders south africa credit collections bureau rapid city sd what is credit hire insurance credit report government free site section 609 of the fair credit report act violations bad credit rating mortgage guarantor how to fix credit scores fast check my credit score free one a year how to repair credit boost your credit score in 24 hours credit keeper.com the best credit scores free credit report no credit card no deposit needed usa casinos how can you increase your credit score fast fair credit and reporting act and criminal background checks union plus credit card payment letter to how to dispute credit report information online what is a good score on your credit report payday payday cash advance loans mn top 6 business credit reporting agencies how to transfer international credit from etisalat how to improve a credit score how do i print my credit report from credit karma best credit computer repair companies in nyc free credit report with credit score government how to see your check your credit score for free credit repair specialist toyota motor company credit rating company good credit score ratings canada credit fix alberta credit score car rental tips credit card credit monitoring reviews 2012 how can i update information on my credit report international credit reports companies addresses starting your your own credit repair business personal loans for rebuilding credit cibil score credit check online free chase credit protection refund credit reports philippines government agencies credit repair loan depot reviews bbb advance payday abc loan troy mo first prime national credit repair complaints online loan lenders no verification freeze payday advance online with installment credit home repair solutions llc how do i get free how to get free credit score without paying car loans personal loans for people with bad credit reviews what's my credit score and report free free usa credit report credit repair websites boats for sale on ebay how to check my credit score through wells fargo how to raise your credit score after chapter 13 bankruptcy the credit repair specialists inc how to rebuild your credit after bk 7 vdm instant credit repairs instant personal credit report australia credit restoration hillside nj loan places without credit checks what credit card should i get to rebuild my credit how to build credit fast from no credit my annual free credit report how to check credit score verified by visa canada scotiabank online payday installment loan direct lenders only cell phone cbc companies credit reporting examples of letters to dispute credit reporting walmart canada credit card report free credit report agencies free experian credit score only get a loan help i need a loan with bad credit now business credit repair help forums credit repair fortune 500 companies in austin tx free experian credit reporting service your credit report kardashian clothing at sears cancel experian credit report company free credit check online free credit report how do i find out my credit score order 3 credit reports with scores get a free credit report online michigan first credit union southfield michigan how to get a free how can i check my credit score for free is credit repair are hedgehogs illegal in georgia equifax credit rating scale uk instant payday loans online australia mbna canada credit card customer service how to fix find out your credit rating australia totally equifax free credit report canada ge care credit credit card payment credit score range and meaning top credit repair companies 2011 sky blue do it yourself credit repair forums opt out best nationwide consumer credit reporting companies where to get free credit score how to check your credit on 3 network dallas the best and fastest credit repair fico score estimator program certified credit reporting florida how to check get view my credit report free credit bureau phone companies in canada free true federal credit repair programs direct online lenders payday loans professional credit repair services in texas best rated worst credit cards to have credit report and fico score monitoring quick cash loans australia credit golf club repair schools in texas free credit report government gov mycreditreport comment ameliorer mon cual es un buen score de credito request equifax free credit report credit cards to rebuild credit canada equifax free personal credit report no credit card difference between what are the 3 credit score agencies how to get a credit rating nz resident credit report online delivery unavailable check your credit history ireland true transunion credit report customer service personal credit check online free hsbc credit card philippines how to get credit history in canada credit one bank payment addresses credit freeze experian lost pin instant approval credit cards for bad credit unsecured how do you check your us credit rating in canada how to start credit repair business online free experian credit score voucher code free do it do it yourself credit repair information which of the three credit bureaus is the best lawyers for credit lawn mower repair cherry hill nj how do i get a how do i get a free credit report on myself chase free credit report monitoring how to improve your credit scores fast bad credit repair scams consumers how to freeze your credit report in california is annual credit report legitimate credit suisse usa inc annual report home loans for poor credit and no money down us credit rating system fortress prime national credit repair reviews repairing your credit rating pay off car loan early calculator lump sum remove freeze from experian credit report rate credit scores explained credit search ?29.99 schools first credit card limit how to find credit score bank of america credit one bank payment online experian triple credit report how to fix bad credit ratings credit scores explained ford ranger how to get your free yearly credit report free credit check the motor report australia how to repair credit scores fast dallas credit repair company obtain credit how to obtain a credit report on another person restoring your credit after bankruptcy tax refund advance loan no credit check watch the free video your credit card may soon be worthless. here;s why do employers check credit scores fico scores free credit report and score from all 3 bureaus how to get your how to check credit rating for free credit scores normal blood sugar range canada obtaining cheap credit reports for landlords rebuilding credit score debt credit repair jacksonville florida care credit credit card ge money cash advance interest rate commonwealth bank online credit repair training real us government free credit reports how to get help fixing credit report us insurance company credit check getting credit report for free port credit lake ontario fishing reports copy of credit report and score credit repair family lawyers dallas tx credit rating salary scale uk how to get my credit i need my credit report free of charge autism disability tax credit canada how to get credit reports from all three how to check check my credit score canada loans for poor credit direct lender credit checks for business payday loans bad bad credit payday loans lenders only certified credit repair consultants miami can i pay off a payday loan with a credit card how can i get a loan personal loans with bad credit history payday loans online uk peoples choice credit union online loan lenders no verification alice military how to check credit free can you get a home equity loan with bad credit score credit cards for no credit history people what are the three credit scoring agencies check credit rating find a postcode applying for a home need a loan with bad credit paycheck title loans in reno nv approved cash advance oklahoma city check my credit how to get free credit score without signing up for anything free top true credit repair programs canada credit report equifax who is the free credit report guy commercial credit best registry repair software 2014 nevada credit repair laws by state payday loans without faxing or credit check how to get a cash advance on a credit card at the bank local credit repair lawyers in chicago free credit repair systems how to get a get my credit score for free should you use a credit repair service credit reports online can you pay to how can you fix your credit score best do do it yourself credit repair for free call credit check scores atlantic the credit repair agency fair credit report warn act notice requirements what is the best credit score for a home dave ramsey tricks to raising your credit score apply for payday payday loan online bad credit payday loan all 3 free credit report and credit score on credit report what is retirement account types free national credit reports credit suisse spring week consumer reporting credit agency free credit report tesco credit cards online tesco credit card credit report freedom of information faq hrsaccount best buy credit card free credit rating check south africa repair how long does a default stay on your credit file my free credit report each year what is the credit rating of the us can you get your credit score for free get loan with bad credit shop and make monthly payments ways of getting a car loan with bad credit cancel truecredit membership how do i report a dispute on my credit report best rated cash advance sites rebuild credit history credit card canada credit bureaus finding out how to raise your credit score canada repairing how to get your credit scores credit repair sports experts ottawa locations why is my experian credit score so much higher annual free triple credit report and score the best place to get a loan with bad credit my cra credit avi file repair best credit repair software for businesses loans for poor credit credit ratings uk companies bad credit mortgage loan calculator experian credit check uk tenant government credit report free consumer selling credit repair information best credit report what is the best online dating site yahoo answers 700 ovation credit repair scam do you have to have really good credit to lease a car capital one secured business credit card payday loans no credit check direct lender uk states with triple a credit rating credit score ranges 2014 instant how to credit score increase love my credit union gm how to freeze credit reporting free credit check without credit card canada free rental credit check form simulation credit a taux 0 experian canada equifax annual credit report request form what do you do to establish credit filing identity theft report police payday loans online payday loans with bad credit no faxing credit card for poor credit score uk paid in full vs settled in full on credit report get a credit check increase fix your credit score now prepaid credit cards that report to all three credit bureaus how do you get a free business credit report attorney credit repair preschool letter review score de credit pour multi pret hypotheque best get all 3 credit reports free beacon plan b credit repair inc security first credit union pharr tx medical bills on credit report in texas rental credit check for landlords how to get credit history fast chicago credit repair lawyer attorney check my credit score lloyds internet what is the highest credit report score how to check a credit score online true credit free trial download free credit repair forms and letters government credit repair loans and philadelphia remove accurate negative information from credit report credit reporting global subscription service australia working tax credit application pack how to check your free check my credit score in canada how to order a credit how do you get a credit report on someone else credit repair stanton law firm dallas texas business credit reference form cash advance credit card credit rating credit report companies under investigation for fraud top ten credit score companies credit repair intelligence guide pdf bank of america credit protection program best home loans for low credit score how to fix a credit score of 500 credit cards with no annual fees for bad credit quick and easy ways to raise your credit score my loans no credit check australia opt in and opt out credit search registered credit bureaux in south africa how to pay chase student loans online which credit report which is best canada or usa payday cash legitimate cash advance loans in georgia how to get your credit score for free online credit score ranges lenders cost of will getting a credit report hurt my credit transunion consumer credit report update form car loans for poor credit rating premier national credit repair services personal loans with a fair credit score how to get a credit score of 800 or better total credit recovery ontario best banks to get student loans with bad credit what is a what is your credit score based on consumer info annual free credit report scam how often should i where can i check my credit report for free credit family history report sample credit searches explained mini credit report services complaints mortgage companies that do credit repair attorney credit repair utah credit card collection period how to check my credit report for free uk what;s the best way to fix your credit score my free credit report contact us apply for credit card to repair credit free credit repair services in ga why is my experian credit score different indian business credit rating agencies 6 vendors that report to the business credit reporting agencies how to repair your own credit 100 % free free credit report and scores college student payday loans free credit check free credit score to credit card cash payday loan online direct lenders credit repair home business affiliate programs south carolina experian credit monitoring federal government credit report agency what is credit report and why is it important to recycle credit file repair australia instant credit for bad credit cards check view free credit report uk credit theft attorney how are fico scores calculated instant how to do a credit check on employee get credit cards fast how to how to fix credit rating scores how to dispute credit report online and win online credit report free canada free credit check form for business the credit credit repair law firm chartered inc. the tax credit from obama best cash advance services home renovation tax credit canada 2011 free fair credit reporting act summary of consumer rights free credit karma new account does the credit repair really work credit repair services in chicago credit report government agency fix my credit to buy a house how to get fast cash in gta 5 online my mortgage company is not reporting to credit bureaus how do i get a free how to get a copy of credit report how long does it take to fix an error on your credit report how to get a free credit check report online how can you repair your credit after a car repossession improve business credit rating uk can i use skype credit to buy subscription how to see credit score online hsbc credit rating uk best place to get all 3 three credit reports and scores military pay advance loans by phone figlia di raffaella fico creditor reporting to credit agencies 609 credit repair letters free credit repair services credit report check my credit rating online nz raise your credit score 100 points quickly credit card comparison uk credit repair when to take cialis for best results total credit repair georgia cash instant loan online uk free credit report online without credit card military credit repair grants to buy a home bank of america credit report monitoring service personal credit reports find out what is on credit report collect com chrysler disability tax credit canada experian request credit report form payday loan lenders cash advance online no credit check how to repair credit rating pensacola florida pictures after ivan best way to check credit score free online how to check credit order credit report online for free how to check my credit check my credit report for free online get loans open checking account with bad credit online credit repair business software top 100 companies bad credit credit repair kmart sears login credit card trw credit repair groups seaside payday cash advances how to get my credit score up asap credit cards for bad free credit credit repair instant free credit repair letters that work 5 000 bad credit loan federal fair credit reporting act permissible purpose fast 1 hour online cash advance lenders best website for credit report and score fowler and fowler the best credit repair company copy of free credit report from bank of america mbna canada credit card contact number car loans with bad credit no money down check credit history of a house nonrefundable renters credit ca how to raise your credit score 60 points credit reporting all three credit bureaus contact numbers advance abc loan augusta ga us total credit market debt statutory free annual credit report experian credit repair bubble letter generator national national credit repair seattle experian free credit score scam aaa self credit repair forum 3 bureau credit reports equifax rapid credit score repair dallas dallas tx free home based credit repair business opportunity credit cards for bad credit no deposit needed credit report about.com credit report public information wikipedia where can you get a car how to get a home loan with bad credit va loan credit score minimum 2013 how long does it take to get inquiries off your credit report how good is a credit score of 646 credit credit repair software free trial fast who are the best credit repair companies free online personal credit report which of the 3 which credit report is best to check lexington law firm credit repair complaints free credit report government obama website .gov what is credit score 775 good your credit report reflects making judgments credit repair lawyers 100110 when disputing credit report milton for what reason is free credit score needed for home loan 2012 how to fix how to check your credit history in canada free personal credit checks tips to improve credit score quickly experian credit report login uk direct online best direct lenders for payday loans can credit repair companies really help your credit union ottawa ontario quick payday loans direct lenders bbb approved credit repair company ccr ccr check and credit reporting how to read a credit score how to get a credit can i get a credit report for my business fastest way ways to repair credit rating how do i repair my credit how to buy a home with poor credit credit b plus vans canadian best credit repair companies reviews do the how does credit repair companies work credit hard disk repair program free what is credit counseling course free credit monitoring canada
Home Articles Spotlight Blog Record-breaking Dolls: 2012 Olympics invites elite sports figures to become literal figures.
Record-breaking Dolls: 2012 Olympics invites elite sports figures to become literal figures.
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 20:35

 

The Olympics absorb the culture and the attitude of their host nations and cities. The London look is appropriately Beatles-esque and British.
Called “the Fab Five,” the U.S. women’s gymnastics team didn’t have a hard day’s night as they marched toward Olympic Gold.
Gabby Douglas is one of the breakout stars of the 2012 Olympics. The pint-sized U.S. gymnast would be the ideal candidate for a sports doll—complete with London-centric costumes.
Sports costumes can turn any doll into a first-rate, adorable athlete. Helen Kish’s “Riley” doll looks aces in her Ruby Red Galleria ensemble. (Outfit is sold out on the site.)
Available on the Ruby Red Galleria site, the “First Tennis Set” turns this InMotion girl into a formidable player.
The Williams sisters are proud to represent America in the Olympics. At Beijing, they struck gold. Will they repeat in London?
In 2000, Play Along Toys enshrined the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, as fashion dolls.
Known for their fashion smarts on and off the court, the Williams sisters were the perfect match for being made into dolls.
The late Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as “Flo Jo,” was a legendary track-and-field athlete. She is still considered to have been “the fastest woman of all time.”
The “Flo Jo” doll capitalized on her good looks, fashion sense, and medal-winning athletic abilities. The tag line for the doll is the life-affirming: “Let Your Dreams Run Free.”
Florence Griffith-Joyner set the bar high at the 1988 Seoul games. Track watchers wonder if her achievements in the 100-meter and 200-meter races will ever be matched.
The track athlete who is wearing the mantle of media scrutiny for 2012 is America’s Lolo Jones. Her specialties are the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles.
When she is attending magazine events and walking the red carpet, Lolo Jones gives Barbie a run for her money!
The Olympics absorb the culture and the attitude of their host nations and cities. The London look is appropriately Beatles-esque and British.
01/13 
start stop bwd fwd

I can’t predict the future; I’m sometimes able to comment accurately on the present; but I sure as heck know how to remark on the past. In this case, I’m pretty sure that most of you were watching the Olympics last night, and the night before, and the night before, and the night before (and the night before, not to be too redundant)!

What’s great about this four-year spectacle is that the games seem to absorb the nature and nuances of its host nation. This time around, the setting is London, England, and the usually bikini-clad volleyball girls are playing for their medals in what look like Roaring 1920s bathing suits (“Boardwalk Baby,” anyone?) or skin diver wetsuits converted for land use. Sure, the British have had their fair share of stormy, sexy interludes (real: Henry VIII’s merry-go-round of wives, the 1960s Profumo Scandal, Randy Andy’s Koo Stark, Hugh Grant; imaginary: Lady Chatterley and Bond, James Bond). But, by and large, the Brits are known for their decorum, their elegance, and their stoic determination to keep a stiff upper lip and get on with it. (Did you see how stone-faced Queen Elizabeth was during the opening ceremonies? Even watching the playback of her supposed parachuting from a helicopter, she didn’t crack a royal smile.)

It’s been enjoyable to rubberneck and spot Wills and Kate and Harry in the various stands around the sprawling sports complex (a Royal “Where’s Waldo?”), and it’s been delightful to see that the two young scions of the House of Windsor are still far enough away from the throne to hoot and howl whenever England does better than expected and lands a medal. (And then gets unexpected Silver Medal reduced to a Bronze, courtesy of a bureaucratic protest! The British men’s gymnastics team took the news and the demotion with grace under pressure. They didn’t show any scorn or fury. Queen Elizabeth would be proud.)

The Olympics are a chance for all the citizens of the world—the third in line for succession, as well as the 3,000th—to kick back and ogle as godlike specimens shatter records and receive tribute. Only in the Olympics could a six-foot-one teenage girl be considered an underdog!

For doll lovers, the Olympics can continue to play on long after the torch is extinguished. There are so many dolls that can be bought, costumes that can be found, and eBay auctioned sets that key into everything active and athletic.

While the event seems to be produced as a two-way global competition between the United States and China (as far as the medal count goes), the number of young people who have shown up to represent their countries and who have dedicated themselves to discipline and good sportsmanship raises everyone’s spirits during these sometimes soul-sinking times. If you ever wonder if the world is being left in good, future hands, take a look at most of these athletes and you’ll know that personal sacrifice and improvement still go hand-in-hand.

Will the “Fab Five,” the quintet of American girls who snagged a Gold in team gymnastics, be made into dolls? It’s quite possible that some company or customizer is already hard at work sculpting a Gabby Douglas or a Jordyn Wieber likeness. The United States hasn’t sported a Gold in the team event since 1996.

Dolls of these competitors—as well as past headliners—allow collectors to hold a tiny slice of history in their hands. We may never be able to run a 4-minute mile, but we are able to sneak in and swoop up a “Flo Jo” doll with only 40 seconds left on the “buy” ticker. (And 40 seconds is an eternity compared to how swift Flo Jo was on her feet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6KopglZzEE)

Yes, we all have our strengths and our weaknesses. And buying sports hero dolls lets us have a memory of physical prowess that will sparkle and shine, like gold, forever. This year’s celebration is at the midway mark, and the track & field athletes are about to hit the blocks and make their marks. U.S. hopeful Lolo Jones has been racking up pre-Olympics press, and she certainly has the looks and appeal to be this year’s Flo Jo. If she does as well as her agent and manager suggest, we might be looking at world records and a new fashion/sports doll in the making!

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (3)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
well i know i dont need a Michael Phelps doll. Great athlete but oh my, i think any doll would be too much of a caricature.
frankie , August 02, 2012
...
How about a doll tribute to those lesser known athletes who have absolutely no chance to win a medal? In many cases they train just as hard as the medal winners. Not likely to ever happen, but just a thought.
Nicky , August 02, 2012
...
I have to go with any or all of the Fab Five. They have really unique, exotic looks and wholesome, fresh-scrubbed looks. They really run the gamut of beautiful ethnic to apple pie American.
Bette , August 02, 2012

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy