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The May/June 2021 issue of DOLLSis 48 full-color pages. This issue includes our annual spotlight on BJDs with articles on BJD artists Kim Arnold, Virginia Lee, Nefer Kane, and Virginia Comish. In addition, this issue includes features on what Mattel has planned for Barbie this year, Korean fashion-doll duo Aquatalis, Gene Marshall, and more!



7        Abundant Elegance
Aquatalis tempts collectors with high-end fashions, repaints, new doll line
By Wil Peterson

10     Barbie Bonanza
Mattel’s fashion queen is more versatile than ever in 2021
By Stephanie Finnegan

14     Collector Corner
Dolls celebrate spring!

B1     DOLLS Presents BJDs

B2     That New Familiar Face
Kim Arnold uses new tech to expand BJD line

B6     From Top to Toe
Virginia Lee does it all when making dolls

B10   Artistic Expressions
Nefer Kane speaks through her doll sculpts
By Pam North

B14   Branching Out
Virginia Comish adds BJDs to her dollmaking lineup

36     Farewell to a Fashion Icon
JAMIEshow’s final Gene Marshall releases
Photos by Anne Monday


6        Editor’s Notebook
33     Doll Scene
40     Antique Q&A
42     Curious Collector
43     Portraits
44     Paper Doll
46     Event Calendar
46     Classifieds
46     Advertiser Index