vintagegal:

Jem and the Holograms: Special Edition Doll: Hollywood Jem, available from Hasbro Toy at Comic Con International in San Diego, 2012
This is not a barbie. It’s a limited edition and fully articulated doll made by Integrity and will retail at $125.00. This is the first in a series.

Someone get me the whole set for my birthday or else I will kill myself

vintagegal:

Jem and the Holograms: Special Edition Doll: Hollywood Jem, available from Hasbro Toy at Comic Con International in San Diego, 2012

This is not a barbie. It’s a limited edition and fully articulated doll made by Integrity and will retail at $125.00. This is the first in a series.

Someone get me the whole set for my birthday or else I will kill myself

sournotes:



My twin

sournotes:

My twin

vintagegal:

Katy Keene Fish Motif paper doll c. 1950’s

vintagegal:

Katy Keene Fish Motif paper doll c. 1950’s

frankenbarbie:

Divine paper dolls by Van Smith

retrogoddess:

Barbie

Twist n’ Turn Barbie originally released in 1967

retrogoddess:

Barbie

Twist n’ Turn Barbie originally released in 1967

elysionsprincess:

Bild Lilli- “Barbie’s Predecessor”.
Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie, (who was married to Elliot, the co-founder of Mattel Inc.), was vacationing in Germany when she came across Lilli. Lilli was a fashion doll modeled after a character made to fill space in BILD newspaper/magazine drawn by Reinhard Beuthien. The comic was an instant hit, and the doll was produced to be targeted for adults as a gag (this was made apparent by her original provocative attire). Soon, however, the company that made Lilli (Hausser) realized that their doll should be more targeted at a younger age group. Ruth Handler saw these dolls as toys for her daughter Barbara and as a great source of money for her husband’s company. She took three back to the states and gave one to her daughter, and two to Mattel. In 1959, Barbie (named after Barbara), made her debut in the USA. 
In 1964 Mattel bought the rights to Bild Lilli, thus ending her production. 
The more you know! ♥

elysionsprincess:

Bild Lilli- “Barbie’s Predecessor”.

Ruth Handler, the creator of Barbie, (who was married to Elliot, the co-founder of Mattel Inc.), was vacationing in Germany when she came across Lilli. Lilli was a fashion doll modeled after a character made to fill space in BILD newspaper/magazine drawn by Reinhard Beuthien. The comic was an instant hit, and the doll was produced to be targeted for adults as a gag (this was made apparent by her original provocative attire). Soon, however, the company that made Lilli (Hausser) realized that their doll should be more targeted at a younger age group. Ruth Handler saw these dolls as toys for her daughter Barbara and as a great source of money for her husband’s company. She took three back to the states and gave one to her daughter, and two to Mattel. In 1959, Barbie (named after Barbara), made her debut in the USA. 

In 1964 Mattel bought the rights to Bild Lilli, thus ending her production. 

The more you know! ♥

Scooba doo?

Scooba doo?

Any Rockabilly Doll would look swingin’ at the Honky Tonk in this vintage 1950s dress!
I would FIGHT you for it if only I could fit in it….
but you can bid on it HERE 

Any Rockabilly Doll would look swingin’ at the Honky Tonk in this vintage 1950s dress!
I would FIGHT you for it if only I could fit in it….
but you can bid on it HERE 

snowqueenoftx:

Barbie Color ‘n Curl ad, 1965

sweet lord that Barbie hair…

snowqueenoftx:

Barbie Color ‘n Curl ad, 1965

sweet lord that Barbie hair…

bettybooplover:

Mae Questel & a Betty Boop doll.

bettybooplover:

Mae Questel & a Betty Boop doll.