Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Doll-A-Day 146: Magic Attic Alison

 UPDATE: Alison is currently for sale on Ebay to help pay for our radiator repair, (Thanks Alison!), if anybody is interested. There are more pictures and a description of her few flaws to give you a better idea of her condition than this blog post. She is pretty nice though, as you can see. If she had been the red haired Magic Attic doll, Megan, she wold be staying around...
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Alison has gone bye bye. Thanks to the buyer. We are one step closer to that radiator repair!
 Today's doll is Magic Attic Alison.

Magic Attic dolls were produced between 1994 and 2004. The original company was Georgetown, but the dolls were sold to a couple of other companies, including Knickerbocker, and a company owned by Marie Osmond and her husband.

The dolls were sculpted by Robert Tonner.



The doll line was started to compete with American Girl,since at the time American Girl produced only historical dolls, and no contemporary dolls.Magic Attic dolls are 18" tall, like American Girls, but they are thinner, and all vinyl.

The vinyl these dolls are made out of is very smooth and feels so nice.

Her hair is wigged, although at one point the Magic Attic dolls were briefly made with rooted hair.

Unlike American Girl dolls, Magic Attic dolls are all vinyl dolls. They are strung,so there is some flexibility in their posing possibilities, but they can only move at the neck, shoulders, and hips.

There were several dolls in the original Magic Attic series, and some were added along the way. The dolls had different hair colours, and each had a 'favourite colour' that her clothes and accessories were made in. Alison's colour was blue.

As you may have guessed, this Alison is wearing replacement clothes. They look cute on her though.

I got kind of excited when I found Alison at our local Salvation Army, but she isn't really my type. I might have been much more inclined to warm toward a Magic Attic doll had I found the red haired Megan, instead. She'll be finding her way onto Ebay soon.
  That's all for today's doll.

2 comments:

  1. Could you just change her wig? She has a sweet face, what I would change is her lips. They are too red. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I guess I could change her wig. What I really don't like on this one is her eyes. Too pale for my tastes.Yeah, I see what you mean about the lips though!

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