The August/September 2016 issue of DOLLS features 68 four-color pages. This special crossover issue with Haute Doll features a RubyRedGalleria cover exclusive to DOLLS. Inside, there’s coverage of the newest character in the Ten Ping line, artist dolls by Victoria Rose Martin, the new body sculpt from Integrity Toys, the first of BiDoll’s new Lithe dolls, a special paper doll designed by none other than Robert Tonner, Joe MacPhale’s Marilyn Monroe automaton, and the nominees and ballot for this year’s Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice competition! Plus, we have our usual columns on antique and vintage dolls, summer show coverage, and more.
Rafel Nuri introduces her new BiDoll line, Lithe, with the release of MonokeRos, By Rafael Nuri
12 Welcome to The Industry
After years of success with its wildly popular Poppy Parker collection,
Integrity Toys is releasing The Industry collection, a Poppy Parker spinoff.
By Carie Ferg
18 From Dolls to Divas
Maureen Vorswijk, owner and designer of Mauke V Jewelry,
has a new passion in her life: fashion-doll enthusiast.
By Stephanie Finnegan
24 Chance Meeting
RubyRedGalleria is introducing another new character to its Ten Ping BJD series. Yu Ping is Ten Ping’s little sister, who’s just about to start kindergarten.
28 Timeworm Treasures
A a child Victoria Rose Martin, now 47, could look out her bedroom window and see historic Boldt Castle in the distance. “Seeing that castle every day was a tremendous inspiration to me,” Martin said. “I even sculpted it out of a primitive flour-and-water-mixture.”
By Linda White-Francis
34 A Chance of Face
Sybarite repaints by Sam of Halo Repaints
40 2016 Diamond Awards
It’s time to vote for the 2016 Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice winners!
50 Made to Move Marilyn
Breathing new life into a timeless sex symbol is definitley not for the faint of heart. But that didn’t stop artist Joe MacPhale from challenging himself to create an electronic, doll-scale version of Marilyn Monroe.
By Wil Peterson
54 Flower Power
Bo Bergemann’s Blossom & Sweet Gypsy Rose