Thursday, January 25, 2018

February Peeks! Featuring Maryellen and Nanea

New BeForever items rumored to be released in February.

Maryellen's Vacation Playsuit

Maryellen can't wait for summer vacation. Her family is going on a trip to the national parks! This outfit includes: a one-piece romper with a sweetheart neckline, halter straps, button details, and contrast-cuff shorts, a matching skirt that can be worn over the romper for a whole new look, white patent T-strap sandals, and a red-and-white gingham kerchief to keep her hair neat.

Maryellen's Campfire Cooking Set

When Maryellen's family hits the road, they cook meals with this 1950s-era set. Everyone has to pitch in (except for her sister Joan, who burns everything!): A pretend fire that really glows inside a faux-stone fire pit, a cooking rack that sits over the fire with hooks for a tea kettle and a pot, a frying pan and spatula for making a pretend egg, pancakes, and breakfast patties, a pretend box of pancake mix, a plate, cup, and fork for mealtime. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)

Maryellen's Hiking Accessories

At Yellowstone, Maryellen is thrilled to watch Old Faithful erupt. And she'll need this gear to hunt for her missing dog, Scooter. (Will she find him?): A 1950s-style flashlight that really glows, a miniature brochure and guide to Yellowstone National Park, a plaid-detailed satchel to hold everything. Mom embroidered Maryellen's initials on the front. Batteries included

Nanea's Tropical Birthday Outfit

Nanea's ohana (Hawaiian for family) surprises her with a birthday picnic at Waikiki Beach. She wears this special outfit for the occasion: a sailor-style top with a big green bow, a skirt her grandmother made from pineapple-print fabric, two red barrettes with twinkly rhinestones, a gift from her friend Dixie, and strappy yellow sandal.

Nanea's Palaka Outfit

Nanea's mom made most of her clothes. She often used palaka, a traditional Hawaiian checkered fabric that was easy to find on the islands. This outfit includes: a cropped top with a bow at the sweetheart neckline, high-waisted shorts with front pleats and wide legs, green sandals with crisscross ankle straps and cutout hearts, and a faux plumeria flower clip for her hair.

Nanea's Birthday Accessories

Nanea's birthday celebration is extra-special. Ever since the war started, everyone is too busy to relax at the beach, so spending time with family and friends is the best gift of all. Nanea's other birthday gifts are: a little pineapple-print skirt that her grandmother made for Nanea’s beloved dog, Mele, a fabric purse from her sister with three kittens on the front. Nanea and her best friends are affectionately called The Three Kittens. A pretend 1940s-era Kodak camera from her grandparents that stores photos inside, two pretend black-and-white photos, and a doll-sized Nancy Drew mystery book from her brother.

Nanea's 1940s Radio

Nanea usually listens to music on the big radio in the living room. But when Pearl Harbor is attacked, Nanea and her family huddle around the radio, desperate for news. This pretend radio plays a popular song and real recorded news from the time. Attach the included 3.5mm audio cable to your girl's own electronic music player to listen to her own favorite songs. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included.

I love Maryellen's new things. But I also want that Nancy Drew book in Nanea's Birthday Accessories!

My biggest question is if the camper trailer pictured behind Maryellen's Campfire is a prop or a future release item!?

Monday, January 1, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year! Thoughts and Wishes!

Happy New Year from Poppets & Posies!

Ingrid and Astrid are posing in their new stunning outfits from Elite Doll World for evening time celebrations.

The rest of us are waiting out the clock for the exciting GOTY 2018 launch of Luciana. While we wait we are watching broadcasts of brrrrrrrr-freezing cold weather reports, eating cookies, and organizing our new poppet clothing and accessories which are overflowing in my home office area. Overall, a good problem to have!

We are also grateful for our newest poppet--a boy poppet!

He fits in like he has been here for years.

Astrid poses with our newest family member!

Wishing everyone a comfy and cozy evening and a new year of friendship, love, and wonderful surprises!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Spring Things! Mermaid Mix & Match

American Girl has a new mermaid-themed Mix & Match offering in pastels for the spring. A quick peek from my time at AGPSF today.

Pastels, sequins, ruffles, mesh, mermaids and fish.

The New Boys on the Block

With little to no fanfare four new boy dolls quietly debuted at AG stores the day after Christmas.

Those lucky enough to hit a store after Christmas Day were able to meet and greet TM 74, TM 75, TM 76 and TM 77! But you have to go to the store since they will not be offered for online purchasing until January 1st.

The boy dolls each feature subtle changes to their respective face molds--each face mold was given a closed mouth smile, heavier eyebrows, and a slight change to the jaw line.

Some of the boy-centric (though easily worn by any gender) options include a blue "shark" themed baseball cap, blue sunglasses, a "Dino-mite" outfit of a green layered tee, cargo shorts and funky sneakers. One can also purchase an accessory set with a red jacket and lime green backpack and there is a new blue chameleon pet available as well!

The boy doll boxes are the same TrulyMe branded purple boxes as used with the other currently sold TM dolls.

A quick peek at those adorable sneakers. I suspect they are completely plastic, including uppers, but I will need to get my hands on them to be certain.

So, I have been contemplating a new boy purchase since I got a gander of the leaked images a few months ago. No surprise to me that I left the store today with a big red American Girl shopping bag.

Can you guess who?

Got to love that Palo Alto winter sunshine and blooms!

Yay! TM 74!

A new year and a new boy poppet! Will a new boy be joining your crew?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Luciana Live!

Wow! Luciana is showing up early in some venues. A lucky @agberkie is perhaps the very first to bring her home! Photos shared with permission.

First close up of attached purple hair streak in Luciana's wig.

Her meet dress belt-purse is removable.

Note Luciana's Accessories (silver backpack) and first indication the blue Flight Suit is not bundled with a big ticket item (yay!).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Luciana in the Wild!


Luciana appears to have medium tone vinyl skin, dark brown pinwheel eyes.

Her in-box accessories include the silver reflective collar necklace and a red heart charm on a string necklace.

Very happy to see a return to the lift-top doll box!

Check out All About Luciana page for more images and photos.