Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My First MIB Nancy Conjuntos!

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Last week, I found some MIB Nancy Outfits on eBay. I was VERY excited and bought them immediately! I didn't think I would ever get this opportunity living in the United States, so you can imagine my giddiness.
Without further delay, there they are:
They've never even been removed from the cards.

I didn't realize the outfits would be sewn down to the cards. Of course, I don't know why I didn't realize that, but I didn't. I thought I would just open the boxes up and put the outfits on the dolls. Now I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do.

Ibicenca

Abril

And here are the outfits as they appeared in the original Nancy pamphlet:
NancyBookletPage9-10

How do you display mint in box outfits? I'm not really sure what to do here. Should I display them on dolls, thus removing them from the box, or should I display the boxes somehow? Any suggestions will be appreciated!



Sunday, September 8, 2013

Disney's Engel Puppe Dolls: Part 2

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In my earlier post about Disney's Engel Puppe Dolls (which you can read here), I talked about my quest for these dolls. I was very moved by many of the reader comments concerning their personal experiences with Mr. Engel and the dolls they purchased there. Recently, I was able to purchase the Snow White doll, so I wanted to share her here:

My Lovely Snow White

Dopey Detail on the Dress (hey, that's alliteration!)

Of course, I absolutely love her. One of the things that stands out the most on these dolls is the quality of the fabric that is used to create the outfits. The fabric is very heavy, and the dress holds shape very well because of the netting used in the underskirt and lining. I was a little sad that Snow White wasn't signed, but I did receive her in the original box. The price was $120, so I'm assuming she was purchased in the early 90's.

Another piece of Engel Puppe Disney treasure I have is the Belle dress. I've had this for a few years now, because I bought it second hand on eBay awhile back for my American Girls to wear.
Belle's Gown

Yikes! The original price (I paid nowhere close to that).

The underskirt 

Made in Germany

Again, the quality is amazing on this dress. You can see in the first picture the dress will actually stand on its own with the underskirt inside. 

I would love to hear stories of your Disney Engel Puppe dolls, and I would especially love for anyone to share photos of their dolls. Photos of these dolls seem to be hard to come by. And of course, if you would like to sell yours, I am willing to buy! Thanks for reading!

My Famosa Family Is Complete!

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My Famosa family is finally complete with the addition of Lesly!
Little Lesly

Lesly is Nancy's little sister, and stands about 13 inches tall. She was produced with multiple outfits and looks, just like Nancy. Mine, as you can see, has short, curly blonde hair, and freckles. The face paint on my Lesly is sadly in poor shape, but as it took me so long to find a Lesly that doesn't both me so much.

Close up of her face

It seems my Lesly also suffers from production issues, as one leg is shorter than the other! Believe it or not, it actually helps her stand. I just keep her posed in a walking position, with one foot in front of the other.

I'm very glad to have my entire Famosa family now!