From G.I. Joe*t to Star Wars*t John Marshall has provided a thorough, informative, and entertaining look at the action figures produced during the 1980s. In over 430 superb color photographs, fans of the pocket-sized G.I. Joes*t, of movie and TV characters, of fantasy figures, He-Man*t, the Thunder Cats*t, super heroes, of those ever-popular quick change artists of the robot world--the Transformers*t, and even pro-wrestling fanatics will find figures here to warm their souls Price listings are provided for every figure shown and for every known figure produced within a particular product line. Price ranges are provided both for figures that are mint-in-the-box and for those which, while running loose, have retained all of their accessories and lost none of their finish.
Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.
More than 220 color photos, together with descriptions of over fifty dollmakers' richly varied works and techniques, make up this fascinating overview of the state of the dollmaking art right now. The diverse range of designs, styles and media--from plastic to wood, metal to found objects--serves as an inspiration, a reference, and a summary of the dollmaking world in the early 21st century. The doll artists featured, working across the U.S. and the world, share personal insights about their own experiences with the creative process. They also discuss challenges of aspects like facial detail and expression, material integrity and longevity, embellishments, and construction. For designers, artists, craftspeople, and others, this breathtaking summary captures and reveals today's dollmaking art.
Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more--including a foreword by Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.
Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.
Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the "Barbie Girl" in all of us.
Sandra "Johnsie" Bryan has amassed a collection of Barbie*r dolls and her friends that will amaze and delight the casual reader. She sets them up in authentic scenes representing all aspects of this glamorous doll's adventures, from her annual celebrations to her world travels and from her many dazzling careers to her fantasy homes. This book will take readers back to a time when being grown-up was a make-believe pastime and Barbie*r doll spurred young imaginations. Is it any wonder that she's still so popular? New Barbie*r dolls are a huge marketing success and vintage dolls have skyrocketed in value as sought-after collectibles. This book of photos is a wonderful visit with an old friend that will bring back great memories for everyone who ever owned a Barbie*r doll or knew someone who did. Barbie*r & *c 1998 Mattel, used under license, but not otherwise affiliated with Mattel.
Collector Books is proud to release the second edition of this book, now including all Barbie exclusives produced and discovered by collectors since 1997. This all-in-one resource features over 1,800 vibrant color photos of Barbie exclusives with close-ups of each doll and descriptions. This encyclopedia includes the unusual and rare ultra-limited Jubilee series of dolls, the porcelain and vinyl dolls produced for Disney, the complete Barbie Festival collection, every national Barbie doll Collectors' Convention set, a spectacular collection of one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls auctions by Mattel for charity, and much more. 2002 values.
A required resource for all Barbie(R) collectors, this completely revised and expanded edition features new images and updated prices, all in a handy, easy-to-carry-along format. Now over 1,200 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie through her vintage years from 1959 to 1972, including her sister Skipper(R) and their friends, relations, and pets. Ken(R), Midge(R), Allan(R), Francie(R), Skooter(R), and all the rest are here. Never before presented in such detail and with so many images, every picture shows all the pieces originally included with the fashion. Values are given for loose and never removed from package items. The listing also provides each item's stock number, date, and value.
Since her introduction in 1959, Barbie(R) has reigned supreme in the world of dolls, and today she is collected by fans around the world. A required resource for all Barbie collectors, the revised and expanded second edition of this ideal reference book features more than 150 new images and updated prices. Now over 400 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie, her friends, and their many outfits and accessories, through her vintage years from 1959 to 1972. Along with Barbie this second edition includes her sister Skipper(R), and their friends, relations, and pets. Ken(R), Midge(R), Allan(R), Francie(R), Scooter(R), and all the rest are here. This thorough guide presents the dolls first, followed by a comprehensive look at all the outfits and accessories available for each doll. Never before presented in such detail and with so many images, every set entry lists all the pieces originally included with the doll or outfit packages. Values are given both for the complete sets and for the individual items in the sets. The listing also provides each item's stock number, date, and value.
Hankie Couture creator Marsha Greenberg shares her extraordinary gift for transforming vintage fabric into one-of-a-kind doll fashions. Now you can make them too Doll Couture is an exquisite collection of fashions for 18-inch dolls--everything from dresses to pants, jumpers, blouses, and shoes--meticulously crafted from vintage handkerchiefs, table cloths, tea towels, laces, linens, pillowcases, table runners, and much more.
Doll Couture showcases more than 100 of Marsha's unique fashions and accessories. It's more than a beautiful photo album though; the book includes 10 original patterns and sewing instructions so you can get started turning fabrics you already own into new and beautiful creations. Presented in stylish, sophisticated photographs modeled by a doll of Marsha's own design, and accented by sensibility quotes that highlight the designer's philosophy and aesthetics, Doll Couture sets the stage for a fabulous world of doll fashion. It's time to get started transforming your own treasured heirlooms or colorful flea-market finds into unique fashion ensembles
"Eeeewww. Fake Barbie(R) clothes." Those four words verbalize the faint disgust yesterday's savvy kids felt when, in the midst of doll play, an inferior, generic, or "clone" dress or top suddenly surfaced from their sizable supplies of perfect Mattel doll outfits. The impostors were treated as tainted outcasts and were basically left to rot. Today, a younger generation of doll lovers is on the rise. These leap-for-cheap fashionistas gleefully embrace the very items their quality-conscious predecessors detested. Here, for your viewing pleasure or revulsion, are nearly 800 not-exactly-gorgeous getups and some of the downgraded dolls who wore them, mostly from the '70s and '80s ('80s collectors, rejoice Your time has come ), many in their original packaging. Prepare to shield your eyes from clumsily drawn fashion figures, pathetic attempts at high-fashion lingo, and mediocre package graphics culled from around the world