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Rare wonderful Captain Hook doll, Mattel, 1999, Villains Collection, approximately Barbie size, new in box, the one pictured is the on you receive. Stunning! Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities and consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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As many Disney doll collectors know, the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection of 2013 created a host of scandalous activity by internet sellers. eBay and Amazon resellers gobbled opportunities away from those who truly wanted a doll from this collection for themselves or children.
Here is our story.
As doll appreciators and collectors, my daughters and I, witnessed first-hand at the Florida Mall Disney Store week after week in the great Disney Princess Designer Collection Debacle of 2011 where a man paid strangers to stand in lines at several Disney Stores, a day in advance sometimes, to acquire as many dolls as possible for his resale. While standing in line, we observed his calling other of his minions at Disney Stores in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville to get information such as length of the queues and what cast members were revealing about the quantity and selection of princess dolls. One week, he struck up with us what seemed a friendly conversation at the time. It would later be revealed that he had filed that information about my daughters’ dolls for his future bargaining.
Due to exploitation of these dolls to collectors on internet sites such as Amazon and eBay, which activities by money-grubbing resellers resulted in a deluge of customer complaints to Disney, Disney Store decided to offer all of the final five princess dolls of the collection in their stores on one fatal day.
We were clueless as to what to expect when we arrived approximately 6:30 am Monday morning. Now, those of you who lived through this are frenetically laughing right now. The line was at least 1500 people long! This reseller was there with his “wife”, first two in line, with persons he had paid to stand in line beginning Sunday at 6:00 pm. He and his “wife” were the only two who got the final five that day. Only nine others got tickets to purchase one or two of the others. Cast members turned the rest of us away. Shame on Disney Store that day as they knew exactly the quantity yet had little concern for the 1,489 people who had spent the night in sleeping bags on the Florida Mall floor.
My daughters and I were disappointed but at least we counted ourselves lucky in not spending the night watched over by Florida mall security guards. While walking away, a college student at the end of the line stopped me stating that he was selling his Jasmine ticket for $60. Our disappointment overtook rational thinking, and we opted to purchase his raffle ticket for $60. Now we could purchase the doll for $65.00 more. Wee.
After purchasing Jasmine, reseller man approached me with his “deal.” He started by joking and asking what doll we got. I replied, “Jasmine.” He stated, “So you need Aurora, Pocahontas, Rapunzel and Tiana, right”? We said ‘yes.’ He then pulled out his mental rolodex and offered us the four we wanted to complete our collection in trade for both of my daughters’ Belle, Snow White and Ariel dolls — a total of six dolls for his four. When we politely told him we would consider it, he asked to exchange telephone numbers because he said he had more to trade if we were interested. He called later that day. But now the deal for those four dolls had changed — increased to two Belles, two Snow Whites, the two Ariel’s PLUS $800.00 cash!
Unbelievable! Suffices to say — no deal.
Well, reseller man showed up this year for the Fairytale Collection. He even recognized me and my daughters and laughed at the random selection process saying, “I liked the long lines better.”
It was the first day with issuance of the Snow White doll. Only about 20 people had showed, with the store getting 38 dolls. The cast member said at 1:00, “Well, there’s good news. You all get a doll!” This reseller’s name was called first – figures. After his immediate purchase, he found out there were dolls left over. He seized the opportunity by literally seizing passers-by in offering them $50 if they would be go in and, “Purchase this doll for me,” as he took his doll out of the bag to show.
He was able to acquire at least three additional Snow White dolls as we watched three persons he paid to buy Snow White dolls for him that day.
Though I laughingly simply mentioned it to a cashier, she became a bit hostile in stating, “There’s nothing we can do about that.”
We did not attempt further random selection days for the rest of the dolls because of this type of behavior from such a man. It is disheartening to watch the turning of dolls into a commodity, leaving true Disney doll lovers extremely disappointed then stretched to the max in a passionate purchase of their favorite at prices compounded three, four and five times their original retail in less than 24 hours of release.
After the sell out of Ariel and Eric within minutes of release October 16 at 3:00 am Eastern Time, I read comments and posts from extremely disappointed collectors. My daughters are collectors of Ariel and were shut out online of the final doll in their collection as well.
As a doll lover, I know how heart-breaking it can be to be unable, financially or otherwise, to not be able to acquire a beloved doll.
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Beautiful and rare Carrie and Sophie Grace. From 1995. Carrie sits for the limner’s portrait on her family’s treasured Windsor nanny rocker with her cherished doll, Sophia Grace. Carrie is a fully-jointed wooden body doll with porcelain head and hands, approximately 16 inches tall. Sophia Grace is a 9-inch doll of cloth body. With wooden bowback Windsor cradle rocker. Also original quilt as shown. Created by artist Wendy Lawton in 1995. Certificate of Authenticity, wrist tag, doll comes in original box as shown. Number 142 of 350. Never displayed. Rocker chair still has paper on back. Rocker did not come with an original box from factory due to size but one is supplied. Beautiful and rare. Lovely. Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities and consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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Minnie Mouse’s shoe as a Christmas ornament. Very rare Disney ornament, from Disney’s Runway Shoe Ornament Collection. Fully-sculptured shoe ornament. Glitter and gem accents Bottom of shoe features printed character and artist signatures. Disney Artist creation. Satin ribbon with lobster clasp. Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities and consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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Vintage Buffy Paper Doll book, UNCUT and complete with Buffy doll (Anissa Jones), Mrs. Beasley, her little doll, plus six full pages of cute clothes outfits for Buffy and for Mrs. Beasley, plus little pictures of Buffy modeling fashions in real life and cartoon pictures of Buffy and Mrs. Beasley as well. There is also a Mrs. Beasley with a put together cradle bed for her. Whitman, copyright 1968, Family Affair. No scissors necessary. UNCUT. Beautiful and mint condition vintage item. Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities and consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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Disney Fairytale Designer Collection Rapunzel and Flynn Rider dolls were carefully crafted by artists inspired by Disney’s 2010 movie Tangled. The Disney Princess and the handsome thief have been reimagined in exquisite detail with these limited edition dolls. Limited edition of only 6000. Certificate of Authenticity. Rapunzel features her signature long hair romantically styled with braiding and flowers, rooted eyelashes, printed satin corset bodice with thread tie, puffed velvet sleeves with golden embroidery, satin and lace detailing, layered gown with ornate golden embroidery, rich velvet overlay with rhinestone accents and gold printed inset panel. Flynn Rider features suede-like vest that’s belted with attached satchel containing Rapunzel’s crown. In a special keepsake display case with intricate details on the base, including a golden plate with the name of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.
Lovely Ariel has a detailed shell top with rhinestones and dangling shells. Her tail features cascading layers of dual-tone teal and purple taffeta embroidered and accented with rhinestones to create a water-droplet effect Waistband circled in shells. Her long beautiful hair is styled with a finger-wave curl accented with a starfish hairclip. She is 17 inches, fully poseable. Display stand included. Elegant window display packaging. Comes in original shipper box.Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities and consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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Beautiful from Marie Osmond for Disney! Porcelain Candlelight Keepsake doll, reminiscent of the Christmas gowns worn by members who perform in the Disney holiday tradition at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional. ALSO INCLUDED are several Epcot booklets including a Guidemap, Holidays Around the World and Celebrate the Season booklet. New, never displayed, approx. 9 inches. Lovely. Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities and consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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2012 Scraps Stitched n Sewn mini Lalaloopsy doll with pet. She looks like the Bride of Frankenstein. Very cute. New in package as shown. Limited quantity. Ships to confirmed PayPal U.S. address only. Sale benefits charities & consignors in financial predicament and is a non-returnable collectible.
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