MISSING THE WIZARD!

I was out of touch for quite some time.  My 70’s doll posts was left hanging due to my inability to keep my storage organized, meaning to say, I forgot where I put most of my old dolls.  I only have big carton boxes where I toss them and forget them, now they got all mixed up.  

I’ve decided to write about my Oz character collections instead, and will get back to my 70’s doll in my future post.

In my pasts thrift store hopping, there was a time when all I could find are Oz characters by Mcdonalds.  I’m not into mini dolls, but got interested because the designs are based from Madam Alexander collections, a doll company that started in 1923. 

I love how McDonalds was able to present mini versions that are not cheap looking.  I mean, they’re included in Happy Meals, so they have to consider the manufacturing costs to fit the budget meal altogether.

One by one I was able to collect some of the characters released from different years.  So, just when I thought I got all of them ready to walk down yellow brick road….alas!  I realized I missed the Wizard!  I googled how the Wizard of Oz looked like, I was like….Oh man!  So I’ve already crossed path with the wizard! Dang!

He was wearing a green suit, I remember I found one years ago but left him at the counter last minute because I didn’t know who he was!  I picked the Mad Hatter doll instead!

Madame Alexander’s Wizard of Oz by McDonalds 2007 and 2008

WIZARD OF OZ BY MCDONALDS 2008 2007

BASED FROM MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS

DOROTHY FROM MCDONALDS HAPPY MEAL 2007

DOROTHY FROM MCDONALDS HAPPY MEAL 2007

This is my favorite version of their Dorothy because she looked like an antique bisque doll.  She has this facial expression I liked.   

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Mini Furniture: Study Room

My second box of mini is for the Study/Office Room.  I know there are a lot of manufacturers of mini doll furniture out there that creates a far more detailed home furnishings than the ones I got, but, I’m satisfied with my finds.  You don’t always get good stuff like these in a thrift store at a very affordable price, mint condition (at least for me) in a box.  I am amazed!OFC SET

The back of the box shows pictures of other available design.  However, I’m not sure what year these were produced.  I wish I could chance upon their Bedroom Showcase (looks more like bathroom actually) and the Living Room with the Grandfather’s Clock!

BACK OF BOXThese items are in 1/12th scale.  I can use it for Kelly sized dolls or with Madame Alexander Dolls by Mcdonald’s.

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