Monday, 25 May 2020

Mary Poppins Returns Dolls

Mary Poppins Returns

2018's Mary Poppins Returns, for me, was kind of like eating store's own brand crisps. They're still crispy and will do in a pinch, but if you can get anything better you'll certainly leave them on the shelf to fester. Still, the A Cover Is Not The Book song was pretty entertaining, and we got a few cool new dolls out of it. 

Mattel released three tie-in dolls:

Mary Poppins Returns Mattel Dolls

Jack - back / boxed / box back.
Mary - back / boxed / box back.

There was also a limited edition (4,000 pieces) Disney store doll available in 2018:

Mary Poppins - back / boxed.

Mary Poppins Returns LE Doll

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Monday, 18 May 2020

A Wrinkle In Time Dolls

A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time is a Disney live action movie from 2018, based on Madeline L'Engle's 1962 novel of the same name. I totally just lifted that info from Wikipedia because I've never read or seen it, and have no clue what it is about. What I do know is that I am totally here for articulated curvy collector Barbies!

Mattel released three dolls as a movie tie-in:
A Wrinkle In Time Dolls

Mrs Which - back / boxed.
Mrs Whatsit - boxed.
Mrs Who - back / boxed.

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Monday, 11 May 2020

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde 2

Mattel released a Legally Blonde 2 doll in 2003 as part of their Barbie Loves Pop Culture range. With Elle Woods arguably being more Barbie than Barbie herself, it was a match made in heaven!

Legally Blonde 2 Barbie

Madame Alexander also released two 16" Legally Blonde dolls in 2008 as part of their Broadway musical collection - one in a pink dress ('Grand Finale') and one in jeans and a pink jacket.

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Monday, 4 May 2020

Discovering Scarfolk Giveaway

Whatever You Do, Don't

Scarfolk is a unitary authority somewhere in the north of England, stuck forever in the 1970s with all the public information norms that go with it. Whether it's warning households about the imminent arrival of the Council Christmas Boy, or reminding children that not all hypnotising arachnoid demons are friendly, Scarfolk Council has a poster for it.

This fits perfectly with the dystopian world in miniature I've been building up over the last few years, so I've been busy scaling down Scarfolk literature and ephemera. Here is the fridge in my Sindy house at the moment:

Sindy House

There are currently two Scarfolk books developed from Richard Littler's blog - The Scarfolk Annual 197X and Discovering Scarfolk. I have a copy of the latter to give away so, if you fancy discovering Scarfolk for yourself, fill out the Gleam widget below for up to five entries. :)

Discovering Scarfolk Giveaway

Discovering Scarfolk Book
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