December 28, 2007
More on Corolle, Gotz and MIA !
We just received an order from Corolle to fill out our empty "closet" - especially more for the 12" baby dolls. And the adorable doll shown above - Coralie, a 14" Toddler multi-cultural doll. We are expecting more Lia, the 17" interactive baby doll, next week.
And Gotz has come through with more Brunette Bath Baby Dolls (shown here)
and blonde Maxy Muffins!
And here's the latest we've heard on Mia from a friend who saw the new catalog (available January 1. 2008):
"Mia is cute, she has an available ice rink (kinda small) and a fancy bed/desk contraption that looks like fun. She has a nice skating/hockey outfit combo and an attractive performance outfit in green. Mia has purple jammies.
The JLY dolls get a Flower Girl dress and a very nice spring dress and - ta-da - a swing! For two dolls.
Bitty Twins get tea outfits and a tea cart. New jammies, too."
In honor of Mia's arrival we've put our THREE ice skating outfits on sale . . . the lilac and pink costumes made in the USA are shown here:
and the blue fleece modeled by Emily:
AND DollCloset.com has a 15% off Winter Sale going through Sunday January 13, 2008!
December 21, 2007
Books about Mia
This is the cover of the first book about Mia - the 2008 Doll of the Year and here's a synopsis of the book:
Mia St. Clair is a ten-year-old girl living in upstate New York. She has grown up playing ice hockey with her three older brothers on the pond behind their house. Mia's got the skills and the scrappiness it takes to be a star hockey player, but she's tired of skating in her brothers' shadows and has decided to follow her heart and pursue figure skating instead. Does she have what it takes to grow and compete as a figure skaters? When a new coach arrives, Mia finds herself gently pushed by the coach at the same time that she's pulled by her brothers. Can she stay true to her heart and follow her own path? Can she hold her own in a world of competitive skating?
We are also told that a second book about Mia will be available in January too! Nikki was the first one to have two books but they came out months apart - this time Mattel is trying something different.
Bravo, Mia! is the second book:
Mia St. Clair can't wait for Regionals. Or can she? Mia has been training all year to master the moves she needs to compete at the Regional Figure Skating Competition. It's her first time competing at that level, and Mia is eager for and worried about Regionals all at the same time. Is she a good enough skater? Does she have what it takes to survive in the world of competitive figure skating--and still be a good sport? When a family crisis threatens Mia's chances of going to Regionals, Mia is heartbroken. But she knows that being a good sport means accepting challenges--even big losses--with determination and grace.
Mia will be available on January 1st (you can pre-order her so that she ships to you right away). All of the stores are having special activities to welcome Mia including ice skating in New York and Los Angeles! What a fun way to welcome 2008 . . .
December 03, 2007
Get Your Gifts by Christmas . . .
The question we get over and over is "Will I get my order in time?"
We don't have Rudolph to help us, but the answer is YES . . . if:
* You shop early enough so that your order can be prepared (unlike most companies, many of our items are pressed before they leave us);
* then packed carefully (as repeat customers know - we do a super careful job);
* mailed Priority or shipped FedEx Ground.
We try to use Priority Mail as much as we can as we have found them to be very dependable and reasonable in cost . . . however, the US Post Office has changed their size restrictions to one cubic foot! As a result, many dolls that would have gone by mail in the past are now going by FedEX Ground.
Unfortunately, we have learned in the past 10 years that the Post Office and FedEx have capacity limits! Your standard delivery packages MUST be in transit by December 12th which means we need the order by December 10th. We know the Post Office issues later dates but, trust us, it doesn't work that way for most items. You don't need more stress!
The Post Office gets so bogged down that many times containers and containers of Priority Mail packages are stored at an airport and don't even begin on the jouney until after Christmas. If there is a snow or ice storm, delays increase even more.
After a certain point, all the Post Office can work on is the Express Mail . . . and the same applies to us at DollCloset.com.
That is why we urge you to use Express Mail if you order after December 10th and want delivery by Christmas.
Delivery after Christmas will also be delayed . . . several years ago a customer wanted some Birthday Party items for December 28th and told us to use Priority Mail. Her order did not arrive until a week and a half after the party!
Don't miss our new St. Lucia Outfit!
December 02, 2007
More on Mia, Doll of 2008 and the Kit Film!
In case you missed all the escitement, Mia was introduced on the Oprah Winfrey Show just before Thanksgiving. She is a redhead and an ice skater! Click HERE to see the portion of the show introducing Mia - she's wearing a cute practice skating outfit.
Then, take a look at the official trailer for the Kit Kitridge movie coming out in July 2008! Abigail Breslin as Kit seems absolutely perfect and check out Ruthie - she's played by Madison Davenport, one of our Blog readers . . . isn't that cool? Love Ruthie's hairdo and sure hope that is what the new Ruthie doll will look like!