Sunday, January 8, 2012

Poppy Parker-palooza!

"Foto Fab" and "Perfectly Purple" Poppy Parker dolls.

These are absolutely my favorite dollies in the whole world.  I somehow managed to acquire FOUR of them in the past month.  I got the convention Poppy Parker "Ready, Steady Go!" through a doll trade with a really wonderful person.  The other three were pre-orders I've been waiting on.  The quality is surreally wonderful, and those faces are SO CHARMING!  I could swoon.  I really could.

"Sweet Confection" Poppy Parker redressed.
I've already added a bunch of new photos to my Poppy Parker information resource, here.   It's not meant to be a running blog like this one.  Instead, it's meant to chronicle the Poppy Parker line of dolls by Integrity Toys so people can keep track of them all.  It has information about every Poppy ever made, as well as the other characters that come out for the Poppy line.

I can't wait to re-dress my "Foto Fab" and "Perfectly Purple."  As most of you know, these two were REALLY, REALLY late in production. It literally took 10 months between the time I ordered them and the time they arrived on my doorstep.  It was like waiting on a pregnancy plus a month!  They were totally worth the wait. I guess it takes time to make perfection happen.  LOL. 

That's not the longest I've ever waited for a doll, though.  The longest time was when I had to wait for an Annette Himstedt club doll during the (one) year I was in the Himstedt club.  The wait for that girl was 11 months!  I love Himstedt dolls, too, but never really got into them much because they are SO BIG.  I'd need a mansion to be able to collect dolls that size. They sure have lovely faces, though.

"Ready, Steady Go!" re-dressed.
I feel lucky to have been able to get "Ready, Steady Go!" This is one Poppy I never thought I'd be getting, because I usually don't buy the convention table centerpiece dolls from the Integrity Toys events. (Too expensive, usually. ...)  I got her in a trade and am very happy to have been able to add her to my collection. 

L-R:  "Simply Simpatico" Darla Daley, "Confection" Poppy and "Ready, Steady Go!" Poppy.

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