So it’s spook time once again and time to scare and creep your way into the doll world. And this Halloween season, Kaoliberry gives you a trick or treat that will surely delight the spooks out of you! Meet Captain Hook, Victor Addiction Ver. And Victor Fantasy Ver.!
Captain Hook, officially known as “Captain Hook the Ticking Clock”, is a limited edition doll from Soom Emporium’s the Gem.
Well, contrary to the popular image of Capt. Hook from the Peter Pan story, Captain Hook the Ticking Clock is simply not child-friendly nor funny at all. The Gem’s Captain Hook is the haunting image of a very handsome man-crocodile. Honestly though, he looks more like a vampire/dragon mix or some sort of reptile, other than a crocodile. Captain Hook has red and black hair and wears a cape, like all pirates should. He sports a very cold-blooded reptilian look with pointy ears and teeth. And to live up to his name, this doll has reptilian hands and legs, complete with claws and scales. Other than his grotesque limbs and other body parts, he is generally a very handsome man…or reptile. More info at this page.
In line with Captain Hook’s creepiness is Iple House’s Victor Addiction, equally as creepy and handsome. According to the very short and bland backstory at Iple House’s website, Victor Addiction is trying to be king and gain power after his the girl he was interested in was to be engaged with his half-brother king.
Victor Addiction’s face is handsome and cold. He has piercing eyes and a very defined jaw line. Victor comes in two versions, Addiction and Fantasy. In the Addiction version, Victor is his normal handsome and cold self. He comes in two skin tones – fair and tan, and is also available with tattoo. He has long black hair, brown eyes and wears a big black cape and furry tunic for the cold. Check the related product page for more info.
Victor Fantasy version, on the other hand, is Victor’s monster self. He has bloodshot eyes, horns, pointy ears, bat like wings, clawed reptilian hands, and fangs and has an angry growling expression.
Fantasy is available in several skin tones, but the most popular of which is the blue-gray tone which gives him a very undead look. More info at Iplehouse website.
Well, there y have it. We hope that does it for your Halloween doll search. Kaoliberry is in no way associated with The Gem and Iple House but we are happy to share these creepy creatures with you! So go and check out these handsome monstrosities and make your Halloween a scary delight before they run out.
Enjoy your Halloween night!
Hello there my dearly beloved Kaoliberry fans!
Well, how have you all been doing? Here in my sunny island, it’s been raining a lot! Good thing, there’s more of that warm feeling which finding awesome stuff in the doll world brings me so I can easily warm up to some comforting thoughts by the time I hit the sack!
Well, as you know, it’s just about time to bring you yet another interesting addition to our quirky yet very informative encyclopedia of the doll world, the Kaolipedia! I was inspired by the lonely and gloomy rainy weather here in my island right now, so to tune in with the season, I give you the melancholy ELLOWYNE WILDE.
Ellowyne Wilde is one of the best dolls by Wilde Imagination. She was designed and created by renowned doll artist and designer, Robert Tonner and Joe Petrollese (who also designs gorgeous outfits for Ellowyne and other accessories.)
Ellowyne Wilde stands 16-inches tall, just the right height for a collectible doll like her. Ellowyne has 12 points of articulation which also makes her perfect for posing. She is made of hard plastic and high quality vinyl material, has a slightly large head (similar to those of Bratz Dolls) and hand-painted facial features. Ellowyne’s most striking features are her eyes which are beautifully crafted to express a bored and melancholy look.
Ellowyne is characterized as a very bored girl, tired with life and maybe a little lonely. She is said to be suffering from chronic “ennui” (pronounced as ‘on-we’) which means “weariness and dissatisfaction”. So it goes without saying that Ellowyne has regular sessions with a shrink (named Dr. Bantam). But despite all these, Ellowyne is a “fashion diva” who likes to wear exquisite clothing designed by the remarkable Petrollese himself. Ellowyne’s outfits vary from simple to extravagant, depending on the occasion but they are always made of high-grade fabric and beautiful material, something Tonner Dolls are known for. She sometimes wears different colored wigs and eyes.
Other dolls in the Ellowyne Wilde collection include Prudence, Lizette and Rufus. Prudence (sometimes called “Pru”) is Ellowyne’s best friend. Contrary to Ellowyne’s very bored and melancholy character, Pru is upbeat, bubbly and loves to dance. Meanwhile, Lizette is the new Southern girl in town. She has brown eyes and is very charming and she becomes Ellowyne’s friend. Rufus, on the other hand, is probably the only male character in the collection. He is cheerful yet shy. He has known Ellowyne since seventh grade and as secretly loved her ever since. These characters lives revolve around each other and are fondly told via journal/blog entries in Wild Imagination’s website. Oh and there is Amber too!
All in all, Ellowyne Wilde is a good deal for doll collectors. She is cute and has a personality and a mood which makes her great for pre-teen ages as well as adults. The outfits made for the Ellowyne doll are of exquisite designs and or high-quality, making them well worth the price. If you are an avid doll collector, you may want to add Ellowyne to your collection and give it a splash of personality!
The basic Ellowyne Wilde doll is priced at around $69.00 to a hundred but dressed dolls may cost you a few hundred dollars more. Everything about Ellowyne can be bought at their online store, www.wildeimagination.com, including clothing, accessories and many more.
Well, that’s it for our Kaolipedia entry for today! For more information, visit www.wildeimagination.com.
**credits to Wilde Imagination for the pics.
Hey Kaoliberry fans! It’s been a while and how are you all doing?
Well, some of you may be missing some of the best actions and newest trends here on the doll world which is why I am here once again to introduce to you (although some of you may already know them), one of today’s trendiest doll makers, the FASHION DOLL AGENCY.
Well, true to its name, Fashion Doll Agency is…well…for lack of a better term, a “fashion doll agency” in the doll world. Fashion Doll Agency is a company that design manufactures, produces and distributes high-quality, jointed fashion dolls. The company is based in no other than the city of Paris, France, one of the top fashion capitals of the world. They couldn’t have chosen a much better location for a company that sells not only ordinary dolls, but models in their own rights.
The dolls of Fashion Doll Agency are the runway models of the doll world. With long legs, several points of articulation, exquisite and sultry facial features, you will be reminded of high fashion at its finest.
Fashion Doll Agency takes pride in its 5 beautiful maidens: Marcella, Petra, Manon, Pola and Kaori.
The very first Fashion Doll Agency model, Italian black-haired blue-eyed beauty Marcella, was allegedly discovered during a student trip to Paris. After much persuasion from an agent, she finally said “yes” to a modeling career. You ca check her page & book here.
English redhead beauty, Petra, was discovered at a bar during an alternative rock performance wherein she silenced the crowd with her presence. Check her profile here.
Brazilian bombshell, Pola started out modeling children’s clothes to bikinis then eventually sent a portfolio to Fashion Doll Agency and was summoned immediately. Learn more about her here.
Long-legged Japanese cutie, Kaori went on a bus tour of Paris and captured the attention of everyone else at the Champs de Elysées. Check her personal page here.
While French exotic dark beauty, Manon was first seen on the evening news doing a street protest in support of illegal immigrant rights. Her complete profile is available here.
Such are the colorful backgrounds the models came from. And although the dolls basically look almost the same with regards to facial features (without the make-up and different hair and skin colors), each doll has its own distinct personality. Doll collectors and enthusiasts will surely love these high-fashion additions to their collection!
For more information about these dolls, check out www.fashiondollagency.com. There is a cool video on the Homepage you will like for sure. You can also join their mailing list to received cool newsletters in French & English. Again, Kaoliberry is not affiliated with Fashion Doll Agency. It is but our mere pleasure to share these awesome finds with fans like you!
Hello there doll lovers everywhere! How is your 5th month of the year going so far? Well, here at Kaoliberry, we are still as quirky as ever! And now, we are on another rendering of our favorite encyclopedia of everything discoverable in the doll universe, the Kaolipedia. And for this marvelous month of May, we bring you the 2nd letter of our Kaolipedia, B for Blythe Doll!
Speaking of Blythe, have you ever heard of the term “comeback kid” or “it’s better the second time around”? Well, these phrases are what came into my head when I learned about Blythe Doll. Blythe Doll is the perfect epitome of these cliché phrases because of its interesting history.
Blythe Doll was originally designed by designer Allison Katzman and was first released in 1972 by toy company Kenner. Blythe Doll has a large head and a slender body. Her body and head was made of hard plastic while her arms and legs were made of softer vinyl material. Blythe had big, round eyes that changed color and direction four times with a pull of a string on the back of her head. Pretty innovative for the 70′s if you ask me which is probably the very reason itself why Blythe Doll’s production was stopped after only a year.
Well, you know the 70′s and dolls for children were usually beautiful and stiff like Mattel’s Barbie. Dolls for children back then are rough replicas of real women and their anatomy is close to reality. Blythe, on the other hand, was everything the 70′s was not and it’s safe to say that it’s way ahead of its time and children back then perhaps weren’t ready for this kind of doll.
But 27 years later in 1999, Blythe found itself in the hands of Junko Wong, the president and CEO of Cross Worlds Connections Group and now the creative director of modern Blythe Dolls. Junko fell in love with Blythe and started taking her to places and using her for her photography. Such was the effect of Blythe on her that she made a comeback via a TV advertisement in Japan was made in 2000. Overnight sensation.
Now, Blythe Dolls are produced by Hasbro (who bought the now defunct Kenner) and has given licenses to CWC, to produce Blythe dolls in Korea and Japan. Takara also started production of these dolls in 2001 and Ashton Drake has followed suit since 2004. Blythe has come a long way since its birth in 1972 and also now comes in many variations. Originally, the dolls stood around 11to 12 inches. Nowadays though, there has been new additions to the family such as the Neo Blythe who stands 28.5cm tall, Middie Blythe (Neo’s adolescent sister) who stand 20cm tall and of-course, Petite Blythe who stands only 11cm tall and is baby sister to both Neo and Middie. However, the doll’s distinguishing mechanism of changing eye colors with a pull of a string is only available for the full-sized Neo dolls.
The original Blythe dolls from the 70′s are now referred to as “Vintage Blythe” and are normally collector’s items which are valued up to thousands of dollars in the doll market, especially when they are in mint condition, because of their rarity and exquisiteness. Modern Blythe dolls by Ashton Drake sell for a retail price of around $60 while some limited edition Takara Blythes sell at around $400.
This is Pink and cuddly Middie Blythe “Nellie Nibbles”. Isn’t she just cute with that pink bunny rabbit costume and all? Retail price is around a $100.
This one is Neo Blythe Sadie Sprinkle is the Happy & Sweet Blythe! Has red, blue, green and gray eyes colors and priced at around 14,490JPY.
This is Ambrosial Sprinkle who was exhibited at Love Exhibition Gothic & Lolita at Shinjuku Marui One.
Here’s Neo Blythe “Monique Magnifique”. Isn’t she just sassy! Looks like a glammed-up Christina Ricci to me.
Well, there you have our cute Blythe dolls. I hope you enjoyed our Kaolipedia entry for this month! Again, Kaoliberry is not in any way affiliated with Blythe Dolls, it’s just our passion to share good finds around the doll market with great fans like you!
For more information about Blythe dolls, go to http://www.blythedoll.com/en/
Labour Day is approaching and we have an offer you may want to take advantage of.
Indeed, on May 1st, 2013 only, you will get:
* 20% off any $15+ order (shipping costs not included) – coupon code GIHYQVSPCP1R
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That’s it. For more info about the coupon terms & conditions, please check our “Special” page here.
Have a nice and relaxing holiday !