2013 New York Toy Fair Madame Alexander Recap
One of my highlights at the 2013 New York Toy Fair is always to see the lovely ladies of the Madame Alexander booth. I have to admit I have never been much of a doll person, I have had a few collectables here and there, though I find myself giving them to someone I know who would really appreciate the articulation collectable dolls have. Regardless I always make a point to come visit Madame Alexander to see what wonderfully delightful doll collaborations that are in store for the upcoming year. Obviously my eyes always dart to the Disney collectables and this year MA surprised me with the 2013 collection which included 10” Tinker Bell and her sister Periwinkle, an 8” Pinocchio (in Pleasure Island) and 10“ Disney princesses, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, and a 8” Christopher Robin and Classic Winnie The Pooh, all dolls are fully articulated.
Plus Madame Alexander was pleased to show off their 10” Cissette dolls fully articulated, based on characters from the new Disney movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, featuring main characters Oz (Oscar Diggs), Glinda, Theodora and Evanora, all perfectly crafted in costumes reflecting their roles. It also happens to be the 75th Anniversary of the classic Wizard Oz movie.
more photos descriptions and details of the dolls are below.
The Great & Powerful Oz
In Disney’s™ new movie, we come to know the Great Oz as Oscar Diggs. Presented here, for the first time, he a 10”, fully articulated, male Cissette has brown eyes and painted on brown hair and goatee. He, a small time circus magician, dresses for the part in black and grey pinstripe pants and a dark grey, tweed, double-breasted vest. His outfit is further defined by the addition of a white, stand-up collar, a black necktie and black nail- head buttons down the front of the vest. Over the pants and vest he wears a full length, long sleeved, majestic, magician’s robe made from a wine colored crepe that features gold, rust and orange embroidery around the neck, down the front and at the edge of the sleeves. And on his head Oscar Diggs wears a magnificent multi-colored, striped Madras turban that has a green rhinestone directly in the center. White socks and black vinyl, lace-up, ankle boots completes the costume for the man who will eventually hide behind a curtain.
10”, fully articulated, Glinda, who was always known by that same name, has brown eyes and long, blonde wavy hair. The dainty gown, for this very good witch, combines a metallic, silver corset with matching sequined sleeves. The floor length, white chiffon skirt, of the dress, has a grey print embellishment at the hem and a silver organza underskirt. The feathers that adorn her top are a mix of white flock, gold and silver lame. White tights and thigh-high, lace-up, white vinyl boots, with white satin ribbon lacing, are worn with the gown, as are her silver passenmenterie tiara, which has white cabochon rhinestone that extends down to Glinda’s forehead. Her metallic gold wand is ornamented with a teardrop shaped rhinestone at the top. The tiara and wand are the finishing touches to Glinda’s ensemble.
10”, fully articulated, Theodora, she who would eventually be the Wicked Witch of the West, has brown eyes and side-parted brunette hair that’s swept to one side and fashioned into a braided bun. Theodora is flamboyantly dressed in an all-in-one combo of black, shiny stretch pants and a white linen blouse with lace trim and an overlapping V-neck front. Over the pants and blouse she wears a burgundy velvet riding jacket, detailed by a shawl collar, and a peplum at the waist, lined with pink and white striped taffeta. The look of the jacket is further enhanced by black teardrop beads down the front and on the side pocket flaps. A smashing, very wide-brimmed, burgundy velvet hat, that has a gathered crown, a white feather on one side, black satin ribbon ties and a black, beaded, bolo fastening, graces her head. The finishing touch for Theodora is her trendy, black vinyl, textured, knee-high boots.
10”, fully articulated, Evanora, with brown eyes and side-parted, brunette hair pulled back and styled into a loose bun, looks more beautiful than you’d ever expect the future Wicked Witch of the East to look. She’s dressed in a full-length gown of sheer, metallic green boucle with an overlapping skirt that’s lined in black glissenette. The square neckline of the bodice, to the gown, is made brilliant by the addition of rhinestones. The sleeves of long, black lace are lined in beige glissenette and the shoulders are trimmed with black marabou. Black tights and knee-high, black flock lace-up boots add detail to the striking costume. A large green pendant on a gold chain and a dark gold, passenmenterie hair comb, with two black, attached, coque feathers, add even more style and flair to, Evanora’s finished look.
10”, fully articulated, Cinderella, with blue eyes and upswept blonde hair, wears a royal blue satin gown. The full-skirted gown, detailed with gold embroidery on the bodice and hem, has a light blue, taffeta underskirt. Two layers of aqua glitter tulle adds sparkle and shimmer to the skirt of the gown and a sky blue peplum enhances her waist. Sky blue chiffon sleeves grace her arms and a royal blue headband adorns her head. A black ribbon choker, a white tulle petticoat, nude pantyhose and light blue satin pumps completes Cinderella’s royal blue look.
10”, fully articulated, Snow White, a brown-eyed beauty, with a black page-boy that’s worn with bangs and adorned with a red satin headband, wears a colorful gown. The gown combines a blue satin bodice, layered with blue glitter tulle, and a yellow satin, full skirt that sparkles with a layer of yellow glitter tulle. Blue satin, puff sleeves with yellow binding and red velvet appliques add dimension and color to the bodice. A white taffeta petticoat and pantaloons, white knit stockings and copper satin pumps, with clear heels, completes Snow White.
10”, fully articulated, Sleeping Beauty who has blue eyes and long blonde hair, wears a fuchsia taffeta gown. The sweetheart bodice of the gown is covered with a layer of gold mesh, the waist is light pink satin and the skirt sparkles with an overlay of pink glitter mesh. A glamorous, white organdy portrait collar is attached to the bodice, which laces up the back. With the gown, she wears nude pantyhose and white satin pumps with clear heels. Pink gloves, a gold necklace, with a molded clasp, and a matching gold crown, complete the lovely and dreamy Sleeping Beauty.
10”, fully articulated, Periwinkle has blue eyes and a dazzling hairdo of icy white spikes and bangs. Her icy blue ensemble pairs a felt bodice, topstitched with white thread, with matching, slim pants that are also topstitched, on the sides. White feathers cascade down the back of the bodice where the back lacing and wings meet, Those wings of white shimmer organza and swirls of silver glitter add a an ice-citing accent to Perwinkle’s appeal. Icy blue slippers with light blue pom poms are the final touch for this icy blue fairy.
Our 10” fully articulated Tinker Bell, with blue eyes and blonde hair upswept into a topknot/ponytail combo, looks Hollywood glamorous in a forest green outfit. Her outfit features a green felt corset, worn beneath a matching, long-sleeved, jacket, with a jagged edge, that’s trimmed with white fur. Olive green pants, with forest green topstitching and a matching belt, compliments the jacket. White glitter, organza wings, attached to the belt, is made brilliant with swirls of metallic gold glitter. Forest green shoes, with upturned toes, trimmed with white fur, black ribbon and white pom poms go beautifully with the jacket. White pom pom earmuffs and a pink ribbon in her hair completes Tinker Bell’s movie queen look.
8”, fully articulated, has blue eyes and a blonde bob. He’s dressed in a red, mini gingham smock and matching shorts. A white collar and tucks add details to his smock. White socks and tan, laced, shoes completes Christopher Robin’s outfit. But Christopher Robin is never complete without Pooh, is he? Not to worry… Christopher Robin and Classic Winnie The Pooh comes with a plush Pooh.
8”, fully articulated, Pinocchio, a Maggie with a new face stencil, blue eyes and a brunette boy cut, looks like a real boy. He’s dressed in a yellow cotton shirt, with a blue bow, and red flock shorts and suspenders that are accented with yellow buttons. The vest, worn over his shirt, is black felt trimmed with gold braid. Brown Mary Jane’s, white gloves with black details and a yellow felt hat with a blue band and donkey ears, nearly completes Pinocchio. The final touch is the tail on his backside.