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Introducing Jason [Guest Post]

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Time to meet a new doll! Here’s a guest post by my good friend Rick, with some help from his friend Jason:

Jason: Hi. I’m a Kidz’n’Cats “Alister”, but I answer to Jason. Sometimes I also answer to “Trouble”. Maybe I shouldn’t have told you that?

Rick: It’s just over two years since Jason arrived. Alex and Jamie had no small part to play in setting off the train of events. Like Alex, Jason is a Kidz’n’Cats “Alister”. He came to me from KR Bears and Dolls. I’d been warned about the pink box. The intense scent released when I opened the box was a bit of a surprise. It clung to Jason for quite a while.

Jason: Coming out of my box was quite an experience. I’d been well tied in, but eventually I was free. Then, it seemed, I needed a check-up, so my clothes had to come off, too. I was a bit shy about that, but I got dressed again as soon as I’d been given a full bill of health. It was too warm for my full outfit, so I left my coat and cap behind when I went off to explore my new home.

Jason Exploring

Here I am in looking at some flowers in the rock garden, and by a fireplace on a chilly day.

One set of clothes, even when it’s as good a set as I came in, only goes so far. I needed some other clothes.

Rick: I spent a while searching the Net, and saw a pair of overalls on Wren*Feathers that looked good. I bought the pattern, and some sewing spread over a few days turned an old shirt into a pair of overalls. They’re not quite as well-made as the ones shown on Wren*Feathers site, but that’s down to my sewing ability. Jason looks good in them. I also visited Nellie Rose’s site.

Jason: A few days later a nicely wrapped present arrived.

Jason's First From NellieRose

Rick: Here he is, sitting in a favourite spot modelling some of them.

Jason's New Clothes

Jason: When the weather turned colder I got another present. The hoodie was just what I needed for some more outdoors exploring. Take a look at this huge toadstool!

Jason's Second From Nellie Rose

Rick: Then, for a while, he seemed to have enough clothing to cover most occasions, and things settled down.

Jason: Some days I spend in the bedroom where I sleep, and other days I spend sitting in my favourite place. Sometimes I go out and about a bit. I’ve even been away at conventions on a couple of occasions. There I met others a bit like myself, but I didn’t manage to get any pictures of me with them, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Rick: Recently, I’ve been back to Nellie Rose again, and he now has a couple more outfits. He tends to mix and match things, and in this photo he was wearing one item from each of the three packages.

Jason' s Third From Nellie Rose

Jason: As you can see, I like my new clothes. I wonder whether I’ll have to wait another two years for some more.

Rick: I still have some un-finished sewing projects that may expand his wardrobe if I ever manage to complete them, but he seems happy enough with the clothes he has, for now…

Big thanks to Rick & Jason for that!

All images © Rick Hewett

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Kidz n Cats Minis

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Kidz n Cats Doll with minis

Earlier in the year I mentioned that the Kidz n Cats range for 2015 now includes mini dolls for your dolls to play with, perfectly sized as you can see in the photo. Well, they’ve been available for a while in the UK now, along with some outfits.

There are four dolls in the range, Lenchen in pink, Lottchen in blue, Finchen in yellow and Gretchen in green, each two piece outfit also includes ballet slippers and a hair ribbon. They are made entirely of vinyl and have five ball joints for full poseability. They can sit and stand on their own. Like the bigger Kidz they have acrylic-glass eyes, eyelashes and hair that can be combed. But they are only 21 cm (8¼”) tall. The dolls are available individually and also in a few special edition sets with a full size Kids n Cats doll together with a mini.

Kidz n Cats Minidolls

I was pleased to discover that doll clothes maker Nellie Rose is making oufits for these wee cuties, so there’s plenty of play potential there.

Kidz n Cats minidolls are available from your usual sources (see sidebar for online shop links).

Images © Sonja Hartmann

Another Year, Some Great New Dolls

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2015 looks to be shaping up as a great year for us doll lovers, with the new ranges by Kidz n Cats, Gotz and the rest being unveiled in catalogues and also at the Nuremburg Toy Fair this past weekend. Now I’m not lucky enough to attend the fair, but Maxine of My Doll Best Friend was there and has a great report in the blog with images of some of the lovely new faces and ideas we can look forward to: I’m really excited about the new Kidz n Cats face mould, their new boy doll Robert, and also the new Finouche range of dolls from Sylvia Natterer.

Here’s a couple of images to whet your appetite, then do go and enjoy Maxines post!

Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015 at My Doll Best Friend’s Blog

New for 2015, Robert 18" doll from Kidz n Cats

New for 2015, Robert 18″ doll from Kidz n Cats

New for 2015, Julika 18" doll from Kidz n Cats

New for 2015, Julika 18″ doll from Kidz n Cats

Alex (Kids n Cats) in a Suit

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A few people, including someone named Mouse, have showed interest in the Design a Friend morning suit I posted about a few months ago, wanting to know if it would fit a Kidz n Cats doll. So I had fun playing dress-up and the answer is, yes, it certainly does. I got the camera out to show just how well!

Alex posing in the suit

The trousers are the perfect length, the waist is correct and allows for the shirt tails to be tucked in without bunching, and as you can see the long tailed morning coat also fits nicely, all in all a very good look for Alex. I think the suit actually fits this doll much better.

The shoes fit, though they are a little loose and would probable work better with some socks underneath – they’re secure enough and he stands in them which is the main thing however.

Alex in the suit, rear view

The coat is perfectly fitted and the length is about right even though Alex has shorter legs then the Design a Friend dolls, or my Gotz Harry Potter doll that originally modelled the outfit.

Its quite a posh suit for a little boy though, and I think I prefer the outfit without the coat, now Alex is a pageboy at the wedding rather than the groom, and doesn’t he look darling?

Alex in the suit without the coat

As I said in the original post, this is an excellent outfit, well designed and constructed with good quality fabrics, one of the best outfits from the Design a Friend range, and ideal for Kidz n Cats to wear. Alex is feeling very handsome indeed and looking round for the bridesmaid now..

Portrait of Alex in a suit

Images of Aletta, Kidz n Cats Wunschpuppe

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Having reported about the latest Kidz n Cats Wunschpuppe here I’m pleased to say the dolls are finally available in various combinations of the three eye and hair colours possible. I think my favourite is the blonde hair with green eye version..

Kidz n Cats Aletta, blonde with green eyes

For lots of photos of the various dolls, info and links to the shop to buy your favourite version of Aletta please do visit the detailed post by Maxine at her My Doll Best Friend blog.

Image © My Doll Best Friend

Aletta – new Wunschpuppe from Kidz n Cats

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Following the success of their first customised doll Henriette in autumn 2013, Kidz n Cats have announced another doll, to be named Aletta. As with Henriette, customers can choose the eye colour (brown, blue or greenish) and whether the hair is blonde, light brown or dark brown.

Henriette sold out within days of launch, with a few dolls still to be found a week or so later if you didn’t mind being limited on what hair/eye combo was available, so be sure and order quickly.

Aletta has long straight hair pulled back on one side with a long narrow plait. She wears a pink dress and matching shoes. A limited edition white dress will also be available.

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Images copyright Kids n Cats

Kidz n Cats Update

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With the problems last year in getting Kidz n Cats dolls, thanks to manufacturing and stocking issues, its good to hear they’re back on track. Over at Petalina there’s plenty of information and images of the new range of dolls due for 2014.

According to the post there:

There are 7 dolls carried over from previous collections with an additional 7 new dolls.

The carried over dolls are: Lena, Carlotta, Alister, Jakob, Grace, Sophie (now with blue eyes) and Laura

There are 7 new dolls, 5 of which will be available in March/April: Paulette, Princess in Pink, Julia, Teresa and Jolina

The remaining two dolls will be available in August/September: Miu and Jodie

Its good to know there will still be boy dolls in the range though I always hope there will be new ones, but still… Grace and Laura are two of my favourites, and I know they’ve been big sellers thus far. Looking at the images, Alister has the same outfit but possibly a different face mould? Its hard to tell. More info and images as they become available, in the meantime head over to Petalina to read the full post with images and further information, plus a heads-up on a new range of Kidz n Cats furniture due also.

Petalina: Kidz n Cats Update 2014