bactrim 40mg 20mg lexapro diahoerra lisinopril 10 12.5 mg 5generic cialis softtabs where 2 buy viagra ist viagra empfehlenswert fungsi celebrex 100 mg viagra amerimedrx viagra then running generic levitra wiki nexium 40mg uk viagra wyglad opakowania generic strattera 80 mg viagra mouse pointer thuoc augmentin 125 mg augmentin 875 mg antibiotic prednisone generic brand viagra feminino efeitos generic 10 mg levitra dirt cheap viagra find cialis online order Cialis Jelly strattera 80 mg price viagra te cheap viagra cost hydrochlorothiazide tablets 25mg viagra online ordering viagra positioning statement augmentin 1000 mg 14 bactrim 400 80 mg gout viagra buy lasix 40 mg viagra buy paybal very cheap viagra synthroid 0.05mg severity free credit repair online viagra commercial 69 camaro polarmeds review easy online instant online payday loans bad credit direct lender cheap quality viagra viagra affilliates generic viagra companies viagra long time viagra tablets 100 ml thanh phan viagra viagra carlos herrero transunion request credit report by mail reliability generic viagra generic cialis 40 mg. cataflam 50 mg diclofenac potassium effetti uso viagra cialis vag 800mg zithromax price generic three national credit reporting organizations cialis generyczny 20 mg cheapest doxycycline tablets cheap 30 mg lisinopril experian how best way to improve credit score 100mg clomid follicles loan cash network cialis canada cheap ciialis viagra kombinera celebrex 100 mg kaina generic viagra brasil cips pharmacy viagra most reputable online pharmacy wo viagra bekommen cialis kac mg focalin and viagra 40mg cialis effect kamagra uk online cytotec generic viagra 100 mg wiki kas viagra retseptiravim teva viagra cost buy clomid philippines prednisone 5 mg cost radio ads viagra buy liquid nolvadex lexapro 30 mg day wellbutrin dosage 100mg cialis 5mg coupons cipro 500mg treats levitra 20mg england viagra vs cilais cialis 20 mg price walgreens viagra reditabs reviews viagra immagini buy 9 zithromax how long does a credit check impact your credit score cheap levitra paypal cipla viagra 150mg arrow generics nexium online pharmacy priligy augmentin dose 500 mg augmentin 650 mg dosage barbara boxer viagra canada viagra cialis celebrex for costochondritis best legal lawyer credit repair nj starlix diabetes levitra 10mg erfahrungen 100 mg nolvadex cialis de 5mgs zithromax suspension online viagra deutsches konto where to purchase alli 60 mg in europe no credit check free cell phone with contract zovirax 800 mg cost 5mg cialis dose generic propecia effectiveness local credit repair company reviews hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg tablets propecia 5mg buy credit credit repair fix your credit check my credit history us australia free trade agreement pay citibank credit card credit scores rock on the range 2012 viagra cheapest offer uso excesivo viagra cialis 2.5 mgm cipla cialis 40mg clomid 100mg online maximum results viagra buying pct clomid celebrex generic version credit lawn mower repair free help zoloft epocrates online jackson hewitt tax advance loans 2012 saudi king viagra best credit repair freight companies australia viamax golden cheapest levitra pills viagra xilocaina experian credit report freeze viagra alternative women phenergan generic cost cialis 20mg wirkung viagra australia feedback hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets glucophage 500 mg pregnancy canadian pharmacy viagra 100 buy viagra bangalore transunion canada free annual credit report by mail levitra reviews 20 mg get experian credit report online where to get a how do i get my credit report in person kamagra cheap online buying viagra 100mg buy clomid pregnancy eriacta 100 augmentin 500 mg duration amm viagra tunisie accessrx viagra review bactrim 800 mg dosage lexapro online prescription cialis 20 mg 12 tabl superactive cialis 20mg credit plus car leasing calculator cialis 20mg produse comprar priligy online potentiate viagra zithromax azithromycin 250mg viagra nebenwirkungen haut viagra online segura erythromycin 500mg uk glucophage purchase online viagra cialis rezeptfrei cialis 5 mg duracion doxycycline 25mg tablet lisinopril 10 mg dosage buy mens viagra buy orlistat xenical buy propecia cheap buy 500 mg doxycycline cheap lexapro online prednisone 4mg augmentin mylan generics kamagra comprar online cialis super cheap viagra south korean levitra 5mg mexico credit report shoe company canada generic to viagra how to report a paid debt to credit bureau 250 mg glucophage real government free credit report annual wellbutrin 30 mg coumadin side viagra cialis 36 hour generic 20 mg cialis sufficient buy cialis reviews is plavix generic yet buy amoxil 250 mg purchase 5mg cialis best secured credit cards for bad credit faithful user viagra buy cialis copenhagen safe viagra substitute cialis reviews 20 mg buy brand viagra canada viagra price philly cheapest lexapro online 5mg lexapro suffucient indian list of credit rating agencies celebrex online coupon metformin 850 mg xr prednisone 20 mg steroids 5 mg prednisone pill levitra online schweiz propecia 1mg boots bank for online bad credit checking accounts free yearly annual free credit report from experian pastile cialis 20mg apo prednisone 5mg cialis 20 mg 24 hrs tomar viagra 35 anos obat glucophage 500 mg 10 mg viagra cost how to get a how to get a credit check for free cialis dapoxetine cheap how to credit card fraud order super viagra ervaringen viagra buy viagra jakarta erythromycin base 500 mg company credit checking agencies strattera 80mg cost viagra meia vida stop generic lexapro wellbutrin withdrawal 150 mg viagra cause bleeding generic softtabs viagra buy propecia uk headaces from viagra managing viagra sideeffects credit credit score information lenders fafsa best pay loans online viagra aunties erfahrungen cialis 5mg ziac and viagra buying viagra hongkong getting your get credit score up fast propecia 5mg 3.5 brand viagra cialis 20mg originale tesco store viagra order lexapro 10mg daily cialis 5 mg credit score chart 2014 viagra with alcohol anxiety in children under 10 guru guru viagra buying zithromax 6 pills credit repair christian marriage counselors in charlotte nc celebrex online cheap buy viagra nigeria viagra hurt hearing cialis sublingual 10mg priligy 90 mg viagra risco cardiaco generic zovirax online credit checks for landlords bc doxycycline 100mg cost payday loan online lenders only prednisone 5mg acne nca credit repair reviews where can you buy mebendazole over the counter levitra 20 mg. orosolubile buy amoxil bencard msds viagra cheaper viagra alternatives cialis credit online generic cialis 16 wellbutrin 300 mg xr cialis generic free viagra generika berichte viagra market age viagra gold price zoloft 300 mg dose viagra fa male buy legit cialis amoxil 500 mg contraindicaciones viagra commercial blues combined cialis viagra big one viagra propecia online consultation american generic levitra viagra husband fuck viagra blue 800mg mortgage loan credit calculator credit report ftc gov complaint kamagra 100mg pills viagra enima cheap fast viagra glucophage generic brand nexium pill 10 mg lexapro five mg order viagra 25mg viagra europharm levitra 20 mg satis viagra warm water 400mg levitra viagra online legit genuine generic viagra cheapest prescription cialis buspar order cheap viagra austin viagra piestany global acceptance credit company address viagra medics generic indian cialis werkt viagra echt viagra buy ebay nexium 20 mg online cialis generico buy glucophage sr 500mg company money lender no credit check ireland negative credit reporting laws creditors taking 5 mg cialis viagra genericcanada valtrex 800 mg cialis online rating take 2 100mg viagra iene viagra generico fake zithromax 500mg cialis cena 5 mg generic nexium 2012 strattera 60 mg adults doctor prescribed viagra personal credit reports for landlords on tenants generika xenical 120 mg tadafil generic cialis himalayan viagra buy zithromax 1000mg online metformin hcl 85mg us the best credit repair software for business wellbutrin xl cheap buy viagra tbilisi 1000 cash loan payday advance strattera 40 mg used provigil side effects medication kamagra 100mg dzialanie order nexium india teva 20 mg lexapro surmount viagra and green viagra price avex cipro 500mg viagra nature viagra online expressversand kamagra jel cheap lexapro pricing 20mg vat credit on building repair and maintenance cheap levitra importers to buy viagra cialis italia generico cialis pro cheap 20mg viagra cialis 20mg dosage efek xenical 125 mg cialis 5mg beipackzettel clomid online generic viagra p mulher transunion how to freeze credit report prednisone taper 10 mg which of the 3 credit bureaus is best zithromax suspension buy viagra and atripla viagra online biz order celebrex next day viagra 50mg paypalpayment remedio levitra 20 mg pms hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg sievietes viagra 800 mg zoloft online pharmacy doxycycline price lisinopril 40 mg quick money loan online viagra 500mg price consumer consumer credit reports for employment fix your credit rating quickly lexapro now generic viagra gold 3000mg viagra warning 4 hours mg prednisone lexapro dosage 7.5mg xds annual free credit report online what website can i check my credit score for free augmentin 875 mg treatment publicidad viagra buy propranolol tablets after ejaculation viagra priligy uk buy zovirax tablet 800 mg buspar 50 mg getting purchase credit scores only buy propranolol tablets how to improve credit can i raise my credit score in 6 months lexapro 20 mg long free online credit score calculator clomid generic name bangalore generic viagra viagra pour qui celebrex 200mg notice amiodarone viagra interaction viagra anglia nexium 20 mg dejstvo phillip frost viagra viagra en ibuprofen viagra generic 800 mg cialis 15 mg mexico levitra 20 mg pricce do payday loans how does a short sale affect your credit rating cialis 100 mg 20mg doxycycline 100mg vial viagra amphetamine buy cipro xr 500 generic viagra 100 white tem viagra generico berifen 100 sri lasix online ordering uk propecia cheap credit rating free scores usa login propranolol 40 mg inderalici viagra haittavaikutukset viagra sudafed interaction contraindication viagra use periactin tab 4mg propecia dosage 5mg combivent generic without prescribtion viagra composition pfizer viagra walgreens lexapro 10 mg prospecto buy propranolol canada remedio cialis generico levitra 10 mg posologie buying viagra order cialis daily augmentin bid 875 mg viagra divorce buy propecia where doxycycline 100mg mutual commercial bad credit checking account prospecto viagra 25 stockholm buy viagra generic lexapro appearance cheap diprolene ointment no riptio generique cialis 2.5mg levitra 10 mg plm kegunaan xenical 120 mg buspar hcl 10 mg claravis 40 mg capsules genereic viagra generic cialis cheep kamagra 100 mg dosierung instant payday advances online instant cialis paypal viagra levitra work 10mg generic viagra brazil augmentin 625 mg beipackzettel credit report login in order phenergan online venda xenical generico cash advance rate for credit card lexapro 10 mg appearance buy cialis tadalafil cialis canada order buy clomid sydney para metformin 500 mg take 3 cialis 5 mg 20 generic cialis zithromax capsule buy cialis 20 mgm. buying viagra delhi buy viagra bahamas glucophage to buy overnight online viagra zithromax cheap canada effet pilule viagra viagra 50 mg 2x poppers as viagra cheap levitra si comprar viagra 100mg propranolol de 80 mg generic zithromax dosage xenical cap 120 mg generic cialis discussion nexium generic online how to check my check free credit score in canada viagra budapest buy periactin tab 4mg viagra revatio differences linezolid in nigeria zoloft 100mg effects watermelon aphrodisiac viagra generic zoloft 50mg credit cell phone repair business income buy lasix 500mg bugiardino cialis 5 mg viagra qual tomar
Home Articles
Doll Dilemma: What do you do when your celebrity likeness behaves badly?
If only Miley Cyrus were as levelheaded as her fictional counterpart Miley Stewart! Her TV persona dealt with the dual-edged sword of fame wisely and maturely.
Before Miley caused jaws to drop nationwide, Pee-wee Herman’s real-life actor got caught “red-handed” in a movie theater. It was a scandal.
Manufacturers hold their breath when they ink a deal for a celebrity likeness. Look how sweet and innocent Britney Spears was with her look-alike doll.
Every age of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen was captured in doll form, from infants in “Full House” to teenage fashion divas. Their personal behavior has become tabloid fodder.
Macaulay Culkin became a full-blown star for his role in the “Home Alone” franchises. Today, he is a pale shell of his childhood glory.
Ken donned David Hasselhoff’s short shorts in his incarnation as a “Baywatch” lifeguard. Luckily, he didn’t try on the Hoff’s bizarre Internet behavior.
Engaging in Twitter wars, calling people names, starting and prolonging celebrity feuds, Donald Trump is as famous for his battles as for his billions.
Undeniably, the queen of the lashing-out scene is Lindsay Lohan . . .
. . . but back in late 2004 she was a doll in Mattel’s My Scene play world.
OJ. Enough said.
If only Miley Cyrus were as levelheaded as her fictional counterpart Miley Stewart! Her TV persona dealt with the dual-edged sword of fame wisely and maturely.
01/10 
start stop bwd fwd

 

Miley Cyrus has a decent voice. When I hear her singing on the car radio, and my kids join along, I think, “Hmmm, she has talent. She can carry a tune. Why is she so hell-bent on becoming something beyond an entertainer?”

Yes, like a high-strung tween who won’t take her time-out quietly, Miley continues to hog the limelight even after her twerking tantrum on MTV. Now she is overseas acting like a precocious brat, smoking pot onstage, boasting about her bad behavior, and all the while declaring herself a feminist. It’s like a bizarre mash-up of Gloria Steinem meets Frankenstein! Something monstrous is bound to happen down the road a spell.

What’s fascinating about Ms. Cyrus is that she first entered our consciousness as Miley Stewart, a supposedly down-to-earth girl who just happened to be a rock goddess. Wearing a blond wig and bolder colors when she performed onstage, the humble, everyday character of Miley Stewart morphed into Hannah Montana, a smiling, singing, toothy superstar.

Balancing a home life filled with a supportive though bemused dad (played by her real-life father) and a smart-aleck brother, Miley Stewart was able to have “the best of both worlds.” Even her show’s theme song promised that!

In actuality, Cyrus has the worst of both worlds: fractured, broken real family and out-of-control, raising-the-ante public life.

One of the perks of being a young starlet in Hollywood are the licensing deals that often come one’s way. For Miley Cyrus, it meant an empire of Hannah Montana novelties. And, naturally, among the items were fashion dolls galore. There are tons of Hannah Montana play dolls, styling dolls, singing dolls, and holiday dolls. My daughter has two. She even has a singing Hannah Montana Christmas card that she’s saved for years now. How sad that this seemingly likeable character was totally fictional.

That’s the risk that is run when a company makes a doll in a celebrity’s likeness. Even if it’s the character that is being replicated, for many young kids it is hard to distinguish between the performer and the role.

I’ve heard some parents talk about how they are going to throw the Hannah dolls into the trash bin (on plastic recycling days, naturally). They are offended by Miley Cyrus’s current antics.

I don’t blame them, but she’s not the first—and, believe me, won’t be the last—onetime doll that has behaved badly.

Here’s a very brief salute to a bunch of dolls that have given their owners a dilemma: Do you continue to proudly own them and display them? Do you throw them away out of shock, disgust, and embarrassment? Or, do you put them on eBay, jacking up the price to cash in on the tabloid headings? Better yet, do you preserve them, waiting for the final blowout? Every speeding, careening train has to eventually fall off the rails—do you wait and sell when the conflagration occurs?

I’ve faced that quandary before with Pee-wee Herman. I had his original talking doll and loved it. I was a big fan of his Saturday-morning playhouse show. (I even saw him perform it live at Carnegie Hall!) My doll version was one of the pull-string types. When the string was tugged, Pee-wee would let loose some of his most beloved catchphrases.

How sad that Mr. Herman got arrested while attending an adults-only movie at a cinema where gents did more than just watch the film. It became an interactive event. He was arrested, taken into custody, got his mug shot spread all over the news, and went into career exile for a while.

Suddenly my Pee-wee doll had lost its childish glow. And the string-pull took on a horrible new meaning. Still, double entendre be damned, I kept the doll and didn’t cast it away.

Despite seeing its secondary market value spike and cycle downward as his notoriety ebbed and flowed, I’ve held on to that doll. Why? Because it was a cute, fun, very engaging bit of my youth, and seeing it makes me remember a happier, sweeter time in my life.

I guess it doesn’t matter to me when a celebrity acts poorly. If the character they portrayed and the doll that commemorated it still tickles my fancy, I’m willing to give that likeness a second or third chance.

Let’s face it, if Hollywood producers are able to be that forgiving toward Robert Downey Jr., who am I to be hardhearted toward his Iron Man dolls?

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
I think there was a Brooke Shield doll at one time and didn't parents get upset with that doll? They felt it was a bad doll to own because of the Calvin Klein ads. I think that happened. I can't keep up with all the scandals.
Gigi , November 21, 2013
...
Many dolls have been made of America's Sweetheart, the late actress and singer
Annette Funicello. We never had to worry about Annette doing anything to damage her reputation. The young stars of today , should take a look at Annette's life and why the public never stopped loving her.
Donna , November 21, 2013

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...