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Category: Collectible Dolls

World of EPI Pioneers New Techniques to Make Authentic ‘Black Panther’ Dolls

Doll and toy manufacturer World of EPI is set to release Series 1 of its Fresh Dolls Fierce collection Oct. 1. The dolls depict the powerful characters Shuri, Okoye, and Nakia from the upcoming movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, arriving in theaters Nov. 11. Dr. Lisa Williams, the company’s founder, said that working with Marvel Studios to create the licensed dolls is “truly almost unbelievable. Even though we’ve been working with them for about a year, it’s still one of those ‘pinchable moments’ — you want to pinch yourself to make sure this is real, that I didn’t dream this.

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World of EPI: Dedicated to Entertainment, Publishing, Inspiration

Entertainment, Publishing, Inspiration: Those three words are what the “EPI” in World of EPI stands for. Dr. Lisa Williams had already built a stellar career in academia before she founded the company in 2003, having earned her Ph.D. in marketing and logistics, and becoming a tenured professor at Penn State University’s College of Business. Then she saw something that changed the course of her life — researchers were replicating a famous doll study originally conducted in the ’40s by Kenneth and Mamie Clark.

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For the Love of Pullips: The People of PUDDLE

Jane Easterly is a doll collector. Collecting Barbie and friends from an early age, she never lost her appreciation for dolls. It wasn’t until years later, however, that she would leave her mark in a small but impactful way on the hobby. What led her to that? The precocious pouty-faced Hina Ichigo Dal doll from Jun Planning (now Groove).

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Maria Lynn Grover Offers Babies in All Sizes

Maria Lynn Grover is not only a sculptor and artist in her own right, she also shares her talents as a mold maker and caster with her fellow artists. She’s excited by the lineup slated to come from Maria Lynn Dolls this year: “Over this coming summer, we will be pouring several new releases from some fantastic sculptors, including soft-body partial babies, full-body silicone babies, and some lovely new miniatures as well.

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Carol Johansen Finds Joy in Dollmaking

A lifelong doll lover and a serious collector since the mid-’90s, Carol Johansen began exploring making her own dolls when, she said, “My taste in dolls outstripped my budget, as it does for many of us.” She took sculpting courses both locally and online from such artists as Diane Keeler and Deb Wood and began making dolls professionally in 2008.

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