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Another Year, Another Doll: My top 5 Doll Purchases of 2017

 As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017, we should spend sometime reflecting on life and setting new goals for 2018. This year was a great year for me spiritually, personally, career wise and of course I acquired some wonderful dolls.  With the year winding down.. I spent some time purchasing some must haves for my collection and thought Id share my top 5 doll purchases of 2017!!!


#5  Tales from the Hood OOAK Zombie Dolls
 Please check out my September Blog on how I acquired these awesome handmade dolls! I purchased them for $100. Not bad!

#4  Antique Reproduction Jumena Doll
 I acquired this beauty for less than $50 via Ebay..  I found out about her historical significance by attending the online  Antique Doll Show Hosted by Ruby Lane Dolls in November of 2017
Isn't she gorgeous? She stands about 20 inches tall.  I learned a lot about these very sought after dolls from the Ruby Lane Doll Show.




I was even given this custom certificate for participating in the online doll show.


I definitely plan to attend this Doll Show next year it was full of wonderful seminars and is an excellent way to educate yourself about doll collecting and history.


Ruby Lanes Seminar on Dolls of Color


#3  TRUs Exclusive Black Panther doll
 Most of us have been waiting all year for the debut of the BLACK PANTHER MOVIE which is not set to debut till Feb of 2018. With that said, TRU RELEASED AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED MA designed doll.. Check out  the sketch! This doll is retailing right now for $79.99 so I put it on Lay A Way... simply because she is spectacular.


The Official Trailer for Black Panther


#2  American Girl Melody and Her Recording Studio
 This item I purchased as a gift for myself in celebration of my fathers passing. Every year during this time I allow myself to make a big doll  purchase in honor of my father. This year I decided to do an AG Haul .. all month long. This included visiting the POP UP STORE @THE DOMAIN IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. I purchased Melody and a Truly Me doll there.  What a wonderful experience hanging out around other doll enthusiast. I also got to meet some wonderful AG staff  such as Leslie, who I enjoy conversing with every time I frequent the store which is scheduled to be open till January of 2018.
Melody's recording studio was on my list and  decided to purchase this item in person at the store in Houston, TX. The studio has so many sentimental values to me.. The studio plays the music to THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE. Which is one of my favorite gospel hymns I sang as a child. In fact we sung this song at the last EASTER PROGRAM I PARTICIPATED IN,  this was in the Spring of 1990. Check out the studio below and see why I could not resist adding it to my collection at a whopping $250.


       


#1  Luvabella Baby
This doll was dubbed one of the hottest Christmas toys for 2017. She is wanted all over the world in places like Italy and France. We are so lucky to have many local stores that sell her here.
 I must admit I am not a big buyer of animated type toys.. I wasn't crazy about Baby Alive... but after watching the promo video for the Luvabella Babies.. I had to add her to my collection. I am beyond blown away by this doll. Her laugh, the way she moves her mouth and the many phrases are the reason  I decided this doll was worth the $100 plus dollar price tag.. If your lucky like me, I found this doll for $77 new at my local Walmart!!! So she will be under my tree for me this Christmas! I think this is the best doll purchase of the year for me! Check  out this great video that shows what she can do. 
   




Will you be adding a Luvabella to your doll collection this year?





Well that's my list!!! What does your top 5 list look like?  Comment below, and don't forget to subscribe! 














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