esquina nyc doxycycline sulfa drugs neurontin gabapentin lawsuits diabetes tablet metformin mexico viagra online pravastatin sodium side effects weight gain kids playland medomycin antibiotics for sinus canada pharm kamagra supplier uk get viagra prescription doxycycline schedule drug clomid costs uk propecia costco walgreens metformin 500 mg tablets lisinopril 20 mg symptoms experian credit report mail form erlamycetin ointment for scars cipro knee pain rogaine minoxidil 5 for women online drug stores viagra buy lipitor australia prednisolone for cats treatment nexium pills dosage generic paroxetine no prescription buy prozac no prescription aus nexium mga lipothin medication dictionary zovirax cream tablets lexapro global sales ventolin inhaler online pharmacy prinivil zestril manufacturer cheapest indian viagra reputable credit repair service reviews trazedone without precsription dutasteride uk no prescription hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg ndc relafen nabumetone used clomid challenge uk cialis american express buy herbal soma septrin forte treatment canada topamax no prescription buy prednisone without prescription cialis kaufen niederlande price xenical tablets insurance auto auctions albenza 200mg 250 mg of valtrex atacand plus side effects doctor zovirax 200 mg 5 ml order cialis safely online buy cialis at a discount torsemide 20 mg tablets effexor withdrawal symptoms and help canada lithium analyst coverage clomid without prescription in usa levitra generics metallica lyrics nothing else matters priligy cost true meds canada drug classification lexapro bad credit secured personal loans online buy synthroid 150 mcg diclofenac side effects voltaren price viagra 50 domperidone without perscription how can i get my credit report by post cash advances in paducah ky generic viagra hk ciprodex discount card viagra 100 mg review strattera forgetfulness cialis professional does it work how to order viagra without pre cialis non generic lexapro drug level viagra de 25mg non prescription cialis 5mg brand zoloft canada on line pharmacys in india avalide side effects patient comments viagra pills free nexium 40 mg capsulas getting viagra under 18 gabapentin uk price fosamax 150 erectile pills over the counter lexapro causing palpitations diovan tablet capsule levitra tablets online stanozolol side effects depression alli capsules cheap alli orlistat consumer credit helpline cash advances online direct lender generic proscar cost best online payday loans company available diflucan thrush throat like cialis uk meclizine side effects copd dbl doxycycline 50mg gonorrhea doxycycline 100mg can you take too much cialis ventolin price usa metformin causing pancreatitis reminyl classification of computer buy viagra tiger buy metformin online australia spiriva handihaler capsule how to use pedir viagra online buspar tbi prednisone 10 pack instructions zoloft side effects experienced viagra cost australia 2011 fcra requirements for national consumer credit reporting buy n viagra lexapro walmart price revatio 20 mg yan etkileri diazepam 10mg dosage cant ejaculate 25 mg phenergan tablets generic viagra cialis levitra cheap lexapro causing palpitations buy nolvadex cancer colchicine for sale canada homes bactrim drug interactions propecia canada coupon reputable major credit score companies propranolol sleep disorders buy generic singulair online how to get free check credit score in canada credit repair experts jobs in lee's summit mo doxycycline 100mg rosacea dapoxetine and cialis discount cialis online overnight buspar at night novolog flexpen instructions patient progesterone cream cheap lisinopril 20 mg levitra 10 mg originale how to fix fix your bad credit fast amlodipine besylate generic very bad credit repair help liv 52 canada get nexium online levitra online without prescription amoxil 500 mg prednisone muscle tear clobex shampoo reviews buy one viagra viagra 100 vrs 50 mg safe online viagra clotrimazole side effects clotrimazole and betamethasone pay loan store chicago cymbalta and canada finasteride buy online canada gliclazide metformin and grapefruit prolifen clomiphene citrate obtain credit reports for minors order diovan how do i request a free request credit report by mail does prednisone get rid of poison ivy levitra 40 mg original cialis online srbija same day cash advances online liposafe ingredients in nyquil viagra billig einkaufen how to find your check your credit rating for free topiramate xr can prazosin get you high how can you increase your credit score fast buying lisinopril canada tenormin medication atenolol high blood beginner using viagra viagra diet pill cialis 50mg india lexapro 5mg comentarii canadian propecia online lisinopril 20 mg medication 10 mg levitra pricing zovirax ointment rxlist australia propecia online doxycycline buying otc erection pills 50mg female viagra generico levitra 20 mg cyproheptadine no prescription impugan lasix furix viagra for sale cannada what does nexium cost cymbalta medication cost mirtazapine medication side effects buy allegra d 24 hour xeloda side effects hand foot syndrome amoxicillin 500mg capsules antibiotic allopurinol price increase anything over the counter like flagyl propecia generic in walmart cheap viagra 25mg doxycycline hydrochloride 100 mg usa viagra gold bluepill canada farmacy what happened to alli tylonel#3 on line pharmacy sunsuria avenue badminton court diagram pfizer viagra wikipedia cost prednisone 50mg buy kamagra jelly india walgreens pharmacy locations acquisitions generic fosamax solution buspar acne cholesterol diets credit cards credit card how to repair credit ratings order zanaflex online propecia generic good tadalafil bestellen bij amazon zovirax tabletten rezeptfrei clomid use bodybuilding how to repair get my credit report free buy kamagra 100mg levitra after eating cymbalta 30mg buy si uso viagra promethazine 25 mg tablet can you get cymbalta in australia vytorin cholesterol drug coupons viagra pills safe haloperidol 2mg side effects stromectol over the counter robaxin for dogs methocarbamol generic prilosec 40 mg cost of promethazine dm florisimide medicine sales bulk propecia uk buy clomid online safely zovirax drug information levitra 10 mg costo what is a high credit scores nexium rx info septrin metformin price india atomoxetine hydrochloride usp neurocet availability personnelnexiamnexium drug sales mestinon side effects long term cost norvasc 5mg order strattera canada nolvadex 10 mg day metformin pcos australia stores that sel viagra and cialis valium half life for drug test sildenafil citrate candian pharmacy levothyroxine for sale tinidazole dosage for children buy cheap pfizer zeldox viagra prescription sample provera for sale zentel worm medicine review lipitor price hong kong generic lipitor over the counter keflex 500mg cephalexin for uti treatment oristal losse wheit credit repair companies facebook good or bad kel credit repair portal yasmine bleeth pics buspar avis toradol injection side effects medication canadian medstore order fluoxetine 60 mg i used cytotec cialis buy online canada cialis pharmacy sells cialis generico vendita on line how to read equifax credit report uk cialis tabs cialis cause stroke confidex reviews billig kamagra kaufen buy lisinopril 20mg ayurvedic abortion drug cipro 875 mg doxycycline price australia bevispas 135mg solodyn turisti russi cipro xenical pills use get a copy of credit report free viagra 100mg dauer how to get a copy of credit report in canada zithromax uk metallica one lyrics you tube buying zopiclone sleeping pills online prilosec over the counter cost generic viagra online china viagra pills for sale winnipeg lamotrigine 25mg side effects ciprotab 250 free trial pack of uprima condyline pretentious caffeine withdrawal symptoms viagra brand generic how to get a experian credit check for landlords experian credit score free annual kamatra sumatran daivonex calcipotriol diazepam valium withdrawal symptoms zithromax 5oomg buy xenical medication what is cash advance spending limit on credit cards generika franchise philippines association does clomid regulate hormones cialis tablets information buspar warnings amoxicillin dosage for children with ear infections levitra walgreens price suspension augmentin dosage zoloft without prescription lexapro generic australia buspar panic attacks 5 mg prednisone dogs is buspar abusable indian version viagra does lexington law really fix your credit how to build a credit score in canada citrato de sildenafila generico uti antibiotics to buy online permethrin cream for lice citalopram 20 mg street value get credit score and report onlain filmi s bg subtitri bg metformin manufacturer usa cialis daily cost buy bactrim online overnight delivery clomid versus metformin wintomylon dosage cheap amscot cash advance fees buy valacyclovir 500 extenze free sample pack natural male enhancement lowest price abilify sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate capsules neurocet availability personnelnexiamnexium digoxina dosis paracetamol clomid 150 mg ervaringen zoloft india cash advances cialis online canada lasix shortage benoquin cream michael jackson protonix pills easy quick cash loans buying cipro on line primamedics scammers generic viagra works asthmahaler mist buy price for cialis at walmart buy levofloxacin zovirax tablets online viagra purchase australia buy crestor rosuvastatin virgin no credit credit cards buying pain meds online dilantin non perscription contacts buy lasix canada purchase metformin online lialda prescription discount card cipro 500mg pack can you get valtrex at walmart valtrex online uk prednisone dosage 60mg viagra melbourne online prinivil zestril manufacturer cialis no prescription lipiblock generico xenical metronidazole flagyl antibiotic side effects wellbutrin discount program herbal viagra pills kamagra sildenafil 50mg mavidol sl*maxalt how much is flovent without insurance raymeds pharmacy times octreotide injection depot viagra originale on line viagra purchase credit repair agencies restaurants in new rochelle ny order cialis getting viagra overnight cialis 200 mg pills nuvigil coupons best 3 free all in one credit report cialis wiki viagra bloedneus magnesium supplements for constipation zofran side effects on fetus viagra rezeptfrei kaufen anastrozole 1 mg side effects in men cialis plus synthroid cause bleeding prozac price per pill revatio medication assistance illegal use phenergan lopressor metoprolol contraindications generic levitra 25 mg buy estradiol norethisterone secured loans with bad credit history over the counter viagra replacment santissimo porto alegre tetracycline for dogs uk lipothin injections for macular cialis 200mg or100 buy amoxicillin azax how long after last dose propecia online 1mg canada viagra safe how long to repair my credit score cialis 20 mg 30 tabletta nolvadex price cycle free cialis 100mg 10 mg lexapro withdrawal best price viagra from uk cytotec laboratoire pfizer generic viagra canadian diflucan suspension pediatrico can you take viagra abroad phenergan intravenous dose generic lexapro wikipedia hydrochlorothiazide sore muscles fml forte cheapest price online free become a credit repair consultant order viagra ert 100 mometasone furoate cream usp 0.1 is used for what propranolol hydrochloride esophagus terramycin ophthalmic ointment for cats wellbutrin 750mg 100 mg viagra nekadar diflucan 150 mg alcool tablete zoloft uputstvo levitra 20mg price wellbutrin plus paxil dose viagra pfizer minoxidil side effects cipro price india buy generic priligy (dapoxetine) levitra 20 mg 30 comprimidos levitra discounts infatrim adalah obat efficacy of buspar increasing sperm count synthroid leukopenia drug class wellbutrin ramipril 2.5mg capsule lup bactrim perfusion betnovate cream side effects pergotime 50mg trazodone nuvigil side effects weight loss reporting fair credit reporting act violations generic cialis tailand tinnitus from wellbutrin lisinopril drug card private prescription for ciprofoxacin hydrochlorothiazide insipidus clomid without prescriptions uk pfizer viagra dosierung cytotec generic name doxycycline to purchase naproxen sodium side effects depression viagra buy krakow arimidex side effects and weight gain nexium infusion continuous 800 mg viagra knockoff temovate cream uses 5mg cialis directions levitra 10 mg oro how to get free credit report uk prednisone tablet markings viagra tablets buy online dicyclomine 10 mg information aaa credit reporting services for business clomid and menopause medameds rapidshare library nexium drug info xenical kaufen apotheke cheapest viagra gelcaps garlic cloves to minced garlic periactin online generic levitra target payday cash cash advances in cincinnati ohio easy get propranolol buy amoxicillin at cream elavil zoloft together 33 drugs com viagra cost celexa walmart viagra without a doctor prescription from canada with love ornidazole side effects zoloft withdrawal symptoms drug venlafaxine 37.5mg tab teva usa viagra prescription woman androgel side effects in men viagra sell in canada experian free instant credit report no credit card needed generic valtrex litigation
Home Articles
Hits and Misses: Which doll would you like to see on the big screen?
battleship1The other day while watching the Super Bowl—no, not watching it, rejoicing in it—I had to do a double take. During one of the many advertisements that bookend the pigskin plays, I thought I saw a line of text scrawl across the screen about “Hasbro, the company that gave you the Transformers.” And then, lo and behold, there came a series of scenes that depicted fleets, and vessels, and men in uniform, and women with headsets on, and finally Liam Neeson. Most of the action seemed to be taking place on a battleship.

Oh, no, I thought, my mind scrambling to the finish line like an excited kid playing Parcheesi. It can’t be. Is this a movie based on the board game Battleship? And, in fact, yes, it is.

Battleship—the classic game of strategy and persistence—has been revamped into a big-screen film. I imagine the folks at Hasbro are cashing in on the winning streak they’ve had with Transformers. After all, weren’t they toys before they became summer franchises?

That got me to thinking about all the possibilities that exist in our toy boxes for celluloid blockbusters. G.I. Joe is coming back to the cineplexes once more—this time, the all-American hero and his buddies will be embodied by onetime wrestler “the Rock” and onetime husband to Demi Moore, Bruce Willis.

If the fuzzy-haired Joe doll could find his way to Hollywood twice now—a couple years back, Dennis Quaid co-starred in one of these vehicles—then why not some of our beloved dolls?

Ryan-Reynolds-and-Scarlett1We have to start off with the most well-known doll of all: Barbie. Sun-kissed skin, bouncy hair, andwitherspoonsplit1 a gravity-defying silhouette, who could translate Miss Barbie to the big screen? Perhaps Scarlett Johansson—she has the requisite physique and glossy blond tresses. And Ryan Reynolds, her former main squeeze, would be the ideal Ken. However, their rather nasty split might make their screen reunion a no-go. Reese Witherspoon could be a nice Barbie, too: she’s perky and sunny and blond. And her ex-hubby, Ryan Phillippe, would make a rather good-looking Ken, too. But just like Ms. Johansson, Witherspoon has not stayed on the best of terms with her separated mate. What is it about male co-stars named Ryan? Apparently, it’s not such a lucky marital moniker. (Too bad these Hollywood stars don’t unite for life, or at least until all their chemistry has been harnessed and photogenically explored!)

Barbie, and her many occupations, outfits, and subtle facial shaping and re-shaping, make her an exciting candidate for a panoramic espionage saga. Perhaps Scarlett and Reese are too tame for the popcorn-selling Barbie. Get Angelina Jolie—in a blond wig, of course—on the phone.

genetierney1It’s not Barbie alone who would pack filmgoers into movie theaters and their stadium seats. What about Gene Marshall? What a role of a lifetime: the chance to play a movie star who was on equal footing with Davis, Crawford, Turner, and Tierney. The wardrobe for Gene was so lavish and so meticulous that the costume designer just has to make the ensembles a tad bigger. (Let’s face it, most movie stars—even when they are nearly 5’ 11—can squeeze into a size 2 or 4.)

Who do you see as Gene? She never looked the same in any of her Ashton-Drake or IntegrityAshley Judd incarnations. To me, Cate Blanchett could assume that role easily. She’s a veritable chameleon. (Plus, she’s been made into a doll by Robert Tonner, and has been immortalized as an action figure, too, for her work in the last Indiana Jones flick.)

And though she often looks the same, Gwyneth Paltrow has a trunkload of accents that she can pull out at a moment’s notice. And Ashley Judd would also be yummy in a 1940s siren part. Oh, it would be exciting to cast someone as Gene!

tyler_wentworth1Robert Tonner is always fashioning likenesses of this year’s big hits. His “Twilight,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “Harry Potter” dolls are legendary. Isn’t it about time that one of his original creations gets her own life upon the big screen? Which of his many misses would you want to see romping across your local cinema? All of his characters are so fascinatingly made with complete bios and histories, why, any of them would be the perfect Oscar-worthy package.

Truthfully, if a board game like Battleship can launch a big-screen epic, why the hesitation about raiding the doll aisles for the next bigantoinettetonner1 dollop of escapism? Before I plunk down my ten bucks for two hours browsing in Candyland, or a trip down Chutes & Ladders, or an afternoon witnessing high-rollers waging Monopoly—though that’s pretty much the six o’clock news these days—I want to see a good-looking guy and a better-looking doll. Call me an old romantic, but I think there’s plenty of toe-curling sizzle to be found in our modern plastic and vinyl collectibles.

Barbie, get ready for your next close-up. It’s just a matter of time.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (4)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
There could be a Team America version of a doll story using the actual dolls in the film. A director wouldn't have to worry about a temperamental actress. He could just use Tyler Wentworth for her part or Barbie for Barbie.
Hilary , February 20, 2012
...
Any one of those actresses would make a great Barbie Doll.I think Mia Wasikowska from the Alice in Wonderland movie would make a great Barbie as well. Many people would likely go to see a Barbie and Ken comedy, especially ladies.
Laura Prier , February 15, 2012 | url
...
Gene TIerney and Ashley Judd really do look a like. Never realized that before. Thanks for showing this example!
Pat Crosby , February 15, 2012
...
Wow! I would pay to see a Barbie movie, but I think Reese Witherspoon in Legally BLonde already was a Barbie: Lawyer Barbie. She's be great in the role.
Mara Kaye , February 14, 2012

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Latest Articles from News & Notes

Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices.

The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be made by previous recipients or members of the LAA committee.

To qualify as a nominee, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Been active in the doll or bear field a minimum of 25 years.
  • Maintained or increased the quality of reputation and product or service provided since inception.
  • Served the industry with integrity, honesty, reliability
  • Received a majority of the votes from previous recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:

2002 Steiff
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2009 no award presented
2010 Helen Kish
2011 no award presented
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston

 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

BLACKALL ASSOCIATES INC. 
ANNOUNCING Winner of the Summer Heat Photo Contest

August 8, 2014 - Blackall Associates Inc. is proud to announce the winner of its Summer Heat Photo Contest. The contest drew entries from around the world. Masterpiece Doll collectors sent in a special photo showing how their Masterpiece Dolls were enjoying the summer heat. 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

...
i have very old magazines need to sell them before something happens to them
margie , December 20, 2014
...
i really like all the barbie balack dress, can i ask question can i buy this, because its all out in the market now here in the philippines, can you help me please im a big fan of thiss dolls
mark christian paul l. carigma , December 16, 2014 | url

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
The Chicago Toy Show

You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Konnichiwa and Grüezi - 150 years of Japan and Switzerland

19 April 2014 – 5 October 2014

A special exhibition will take place at the Toy Worlds Museum Basle to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japanese-Swiss diplomacy and friendship.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Zeenie Dollz - Animated Webisode

Zeenie Dollz is a fun and fashionable eco-friendly doll line that teaches girls green ideals, sustainability, and eco-responsibility.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...