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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!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
44 Paper Doll
46 Event Calendar
46 Advertiser Index