Tuesday, March 26, 2019

My Life As... Hearing Aids #18inchDolls Accessories Set (A 35-cents @eBay Score) #Earrings #HearingAids #Stickers #Toys

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My Life As Hearing Aids Set
There is a new limited time/redemption eBay coupon to save $3.00 Off (most) purchases of $3.01+. (It's scheduled to expire at the end of the day or when all coupons are claimed.)

Anywho, I found this My Life As™ Hearing Aids Set, which also includes some doll earrings (sticker sheet), listed at $3.59 w/ free shipping. I also had a random $0.24 left on an old eBay Gift Card. Thus, my transaction became: $3.59 - $3.00 - $0.24 = $0.35.

I paid the 35-cents that was due using my Paypal® balance. (I generally keep a few random coins there specifically for odd-lot situations like this.) So I scored a nifty 18" Dolls accessories set for a mere 35-cents OOP! I like being able to replicate real world diversity in my staged scenes, so this set will come in handy. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

How Are @American_Girl Dolls Created? #18inchDolls #ToyDesign #Toys

Recently American Girl® put up some interesting articles and videos which detail the process for how its signature dolls are created. First up, is an overview of how AG looks for (expert) guidance. Read the article here.
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Character is everything.
Next, there's an interview with two product designers who work on the Create Your Own Doll line. Check the Behind the Scenes Interview here.

Also of interest is the fact that AG employs a historian full-time to insure accuracy in its creations. A toy company with a historian on staff? Indeed. There's an interesting YouTube interview with Tessa discussing her role below:

It's neat to see all the hard work that goes into bringing these characters to life. Must be a great place to work, if you love toys.