A Visit To The Museum of Failure in Los Angeles

The Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Swedish clinical psychologist and self-described “innovation researcher” Dr. Samuel West. Brought to Los Angeles last December for an initial two-month run, the temporary museum exhibition consists of a 100+ marketing failures from some of the world’s best known brands and companies such as Mattel, Apple and Nabisco. Read more

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Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls. And Yep, There Are Man Buns.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Barbie® announced the expansion of its Fashionistas® line with 15 new and diverse Ken® dolls, featuring three body types – slim, broad and original – and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks. The new Ken dolls join an expanded Barbie® Fashionistas® line, making it the most diverse fashion doll line in the marketplace.

Next Gen Kens

In 2016, Barbie introduced three new Barbie body types – tall, curvy and petite – along with new skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and countless on-trend fashions and accessories. The Barbie brand has always reflected the times, so modernizing Ken is the next step in the brand’s evolution to offer more diverse products. Some of Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls are available now and others will be launched in Spring of 2018. Read more

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The Limited Edition Zombie Bride Barbie Doll is Hauntingly Beautiful

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Fourth in the terrifying Haunted Beauty™ collection from Barbie Collector is the bewitching Zombie Bride™ Barbie® Doll. With blood-stained lips, a Miss Havershim inspired gown and pale grey complexion, she’s hauntingly beautiful. Read more

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New, Hip Cosplay Dolls from The World of Isobelle Pascha

Isobelle Pascha Cosplay Dolls

If I were to collect dolls, the highly stylized, long-legged, soft vinyl, 12″ tall, articulated figures designed by Australian comic book artist Ashley Wood and sculpted by Siu Yin would be the ones. The Manga-influenced collectibles made by ThreeA are designed for adults and are more sculpture than they are play toys. Read more

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Living Dolls: Models Become The Whole Package In Panoplies.

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In the December/ January issue of Vogue Paris a beautiful fashion editorial, Panoplies, transforms models Elisabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak into high-fashion dolls that would make Barbie drool with envy. Packaged like actual dolls they are labeled and surrounded by various accessories, footwear, jewelery and beauty products from 12 well-known fashion brands. Read more

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Hand-Painted Wooden Artist Mannequins As Famous Personalities and Characters.

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Plain wooden articulated dolls, used for the study of art and the human form, are transformed into Artists, Pop Stars, Super Heroes, Movie Directors and more by Argentina’s Art Duritos. Read more

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After Making A Barbie With Realistic Proportions, Artist Launches The Lammily Doll.

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Artist, researcher and writer Nickolay Lamm received a lot of press when he created an “average” version of Mattel’s Barbie doll with a 3D printer using the measurements of a healthy 19 year old girl.  Read more

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The Incredible Whimsical Steampunk Sculptures of Stephane Halleux.

Steampunk Sculptures of Stephane Halleux

You may not be familiar with the name Stéphane Halleux, but if you saw the Oscar-winning animated short, Mr. Hublot, you’ve already seen some of his work. I’d been following his talents for awhile and was thrilled with the recognition Mr. Hublot received at the 2014 Academy Awards. Read more

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Limited Edition Haunted Beauty Vampire Barbie Is Goth and Gorgeous.

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Designed by Bill Greening, this frightfully chic creature brings a new level of gothic glamour and haute couture horror to the vampire lore. “We’ve had vampires in the BC line before,” Bill says. “But I wanted to do a version a little more spooky and gothic, something the collectors have been asking for.” Read more

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Six Spooky Halloween Ugly Dolls! Plush Loveable Universal Monsters.

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Dracula. The Frankenstein Monster. The Bride. The Wolfman. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Mummy. Famous Monsters from Universal combined with David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim’s Uglydolls and made into 11 inch tall Gund Plush loveable beasts are the perfect cuddly spooky Halloween item. And frighteningly affordable. Read more

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