Thursday, April 22, 2010

Twilight Dolls

Collectible Twilight Dolls

Are you looking for a Twilight Doll? Whether you're after Edward, Bella, Jacob or one of the other Twilight character dolls you've come to the right place. Dolls are a great collectors item and these Twilight dolls are no exception. Twilight has been grabbed on to by a wide age range, from Tweens upwards. My daughter just loves the idea of having a Twilight doll, one of her friends actually has a couple and plays with them constantly. Older Twilight fans would love to own a Twilight doll as a collectible or an ornament.

You could stand one or two of these dolls up to guard your Twilight jewelry box or just to look good on a shelf. If you can't decide whether you want a Bella doll, an Edward doll or one of the others then never fear because you can get a set of dolls instead.

Edward Cullen Dolls - Tonner Twilight Dolls

Obviously Edward is one of the main stars of the Twilight Saga so there are a lot of different Edward dolls to choose from. Tonner Dolls are internationally recognized as being award winning dolls and really are collectors items. The details in this doll are great and it's bound to impress the most hardcore Twilight fan.

The description from the Tonner website is -This unique, lifelike doll is sculpted from fine-quality vinyl and hard plastic, with rooted saran hair and hand-painted facial features.

Even hardcore Twilight fans will be impressed with the details put into this doll. Straight from the movie, Edward wears a white buttoned shirt and black suit from his Prom Date with Bella. He also comes with a wristband with a metallic pendant.

Another Edward Cullen Tonner doll to you to look at. The description from the website is -This TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE is approximately 17" tall and includes 14 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, chest, hips, knees, and ankles). He features hand painted features and rooted saran hair. EDWARD comes dressed straight from the movie in a t-shirt, jeans, socks, shoes with working laces, and tailored coat.

Here are some more Edward dolls for you to enjoy and you should also check out ebay as they have a great selection including OOAK Edward dolls occasionally.

Alice Cullen Dolls

Alice is an adopted sister of Edward Cullen and has the ability to see into the future. When she was a human she had premonitions and she continued to have this gift when she became a vampire.

Alice and Bella are the only two humans to ever escape the clutches of James (one of the bad vamps from the first Twilight movie)

Alice Cullen Dolls on eBay

Check out the latest ebay offerings for Alice Cullen dolls. Some of the Alice dolls have become highly collectible and attract very high prices, sometimes you can find these dolls at a much more reasonable price on ebay (unfortunately that's not always the case though). My favorite reason for using ebay when it comes to finding dolls however is because you can often get one of a kind dolls (also known as OOAK dolls) and some of these can be really cool.

Bella Swan Dolls

Having both Edward and Jacob fight over her has made Bella Swan the envy of girls the world over! We first meet Bella when she has to live with her father in the town of Forks where the Cullen family have settled. On her first day of school she sees the Cullens and is instantly intrigued by them.

When Edward saves her life in the school car park the look that passes through them really signals to the rest of us that they're in love!

Tonner Bella Swan Doll
According to the Tonner website - Even hardcore Twilight fans will be amazed at the details in this doll. Straight from the movie, Bella wears a gorgeous blue dress, a white sweater embroidered with blue, pink, and green accents, black leggings, a white sock and sneaker with working laces on her left foot, and a black leg cast on the right.

You can also get Bella dolls that have been made by Barbie and these include her beautiful wedding dress doll. I've actually made a separate page for all of the Twilight Barbies. Check out the Bella Swan Barbie Dolls here!

Jacob Black Dolls

Jacob Black is a member of the Quileute tribe and knew Bella when she was a child. He and Bella are good friends, but when he becomes a werewolf (the ancient foe of vampires) it makes life difficult.

New Moon sprouted two new Twilight movements - Team Edward and Team Jacob. If you like Team Jacob then you will love a Jacob Black Twilight doll.

Jasper Hale Doll

More Twilight Dolls

Jasper Hale is the husband of Alice Cullen and also an adoptive son to Carlisle Cullen and adopted brother of Edward.

Twilight New Moon Series 2 Action Figure Jasper
Jasper was a vampire for a long time before Alice found him and has the hardest time controlling his thirst for human blood. Until Alice told him he didn't know that it was possible to live off of animal blood instead.

Rosalie Hale Doll

Rosalie Hale is another adoptive child of Carlisle and because of their physical resemblance she passes for Jasper's twin. Rosalie is married to Emmett who was also adopted by Carlisle. It was actually Rosalie that found him when he was dying and brought him to Carlisle to 'save.'

When I first started to become interested in Twilight dolls ebay was the only place I could find a Rosalie doll as neither Barbie, Tonner or NECA had released any with the first movie so OOAK dolls were the only way I could find the beautiful Rosalie Hale. Now we can get a Barbie Rosalie doll as you can see below -

The Bad Vampire Dolls

In the first Twilight movie we're introduced to three vampires who are passing through Forks and are still feeding on human blood. One of them, Laurent, agrees to move on after talking to the Cullens as he doesn't want to mess things up for him. However another one of them, James, has smelt out Bella and decides he wants to hunt. The third of these vampires is James' mate Victoria.

When James is killed by Alice, Emmett and Jasper Victoria swears revenge on the Cullen family. Tonner did release a great looking James doll, but I haven't been able to source it for a little while now, there are a couple of different Victoria dolls available however...

Victoria Dolls

Victoria, Twilight the Movie by Tonner Dolls
The Tonner Doll website describes Victoria as follows - TWILIGHT's fiery antagonist, VICTORIA, is on the prowl in a printed jersey tank top, black denim jeans, and plush faux fur jacket.

This fully authorized reproduction also includes a gold chain necklace, peacock feather charm, a knit armband under a faux leather bracer, beaded bracelet, and faux leather bracelet with bead accents; display stand included. Character likeness on the Tyler Wentworth® Convertible basic body with flat feet (high-heel feet also included).

NECA Twilight Eclipse Movie Series 1 Action Figure Victoria
Victoria returned for the Twilight move - Eclipse - where she was busy forming an army to kill Bella.

This Barbie doll has been released in conjunction with the movie Eclipse.

Carlisle, Esme & Emmitt Twilight Dolls

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Dolls

Finally after the final installment in the Twilight Saga of films (Breaking Dawn Part 2) Barbie have released dolls of Carlisle, Esme and Emmitt which I personally feel have been long overdue. Esme looks as cool, calm and collected as always in doll form while Carlisle is 'rocking' his doctors coat and Emmitt well in my opinion an Emmitt doll has been way over due as he has garnered a number of female fans who were more taken with Emmitt than either Team Edward or Team Jacob!

You can check out all of these characters on my Twilight Barbie post, but here's a sneak peek at them.

carlisle esme and emmitt twilight dolls
Carlisle, Esme & Emmitt Cullen Dolls

Carlisle Cullen - The 'Father' of the Twilight Dolls

I love the fact that the doll has Carlisle in his doctor's coat and I think it was long over due to have a Carlisle doll available, but I have to say I'm a little disappointed. I don't think that the doll's features look that much like Carlisle, unlike some of the other Twilight dolls which capture their character's really well. Having said that you do need this doll to complete any Twilight collection that you have so....

Esme Cullen

I love the look that they've given Esme with this doll, the purple top is absolutely perfect. The bracelet is also a lovely touch (you can't tell from the image, but it's got the Cullen Crest on it).

Emmitt Cullen

Emmitt is a great addition to the Twilight doll collection and I can't believe we had to wait until the last movie to see this doll made available - I love Emmitt!

This doll captures him really well and I must say I love his wrist cuff with the Cullen Crest on it, a great addition to his outfit.

My daughter wants an Edward Cullen doll, although once she had one of those she'd probably want a Bella doll as well!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Salt and Pepper Anyone?

There are some awesome salt and pepper shakers on the market at the moment and I love the ones that have magnets in them such as this Aye Chihuahua Chi Chi and Zorro Magnetic Salt Pepper Shakers from Amazon. These make a really interesting gift idea, some people even collect salt and pepper shakers such as my sister in law.

I have recently started to work in a shop that sells a small collection of these magnetic salt and pepper shakers and I thought they were lovely.....some of our customers just think it’s fun to have cows kissing dogs etc and we often have to change them back! Despite that I still think they’re a great gift idea for someone who’s hard to buy for ie a secret Santa at work or your neighbor who’s checking your mail for you when you’re away or your partner’s aunt who’s never happy with anything she receives!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Unusual Wall Clocks

I have seen a number of fun, unique and funky wall clocks, but this tulip one really took my fancy.

Tulips Wall Clock

This is a great way of giving someone flowers that’ll last longer than a few days! Everyone could use a wall clock and this one is vibrant and fun which is sure to impress. Brought to you by Online Discount Mart be sure to look around after clicking the link to see a whole range of fun wall clocks from love hearts to cats and dogs, tea pots and more all to hang on your wall.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Know Any 6 Year Olds Who Like Science?

Meet the latest in microscopes! This bionic eye magnifier just plugs into the tv and then when you point the ‘bionic eye’ at an object it appears 200x larger. Any budding scientist would absolutely love this be honest I think it looks really cool and I’m 40!!!

This is a great way to introduce science in the home and a fun gift idea which will please the child and parent equally.

EyeClops Bionic Eye Magnifier

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rubber Duckies with a Difference

Everyone loves a rubber ducky, but what if you morph a celeb and a rubber ducky together? You get a celebriduck and they are great fun to own yourself or to give to someone as a gift.

If you know someone who loves Elvis then an Elvis celebriduck is perfect, if they prefer Michael Jackson then we have that covered can even turn your bathwater into holy water by having a Pope celebriduck (better wear your swimmers when he’s around!). For a great selection of celebrity rubber duckies you should check out my webpage it’s chock full of them – Celebrity Rubber Duckies.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon Jewelry

I love jewelry and the cocktail ring seems to be really hot at the moment especially dome styles, but I had never seen a ring that looked as cool as this one –

Daivya's Dragon Cocktail Ring - Sterling Silver

A dragon ring seemed appropriate as How to Train Your Dragon is presently playing at the movies.

Another great selection of unusual rings are resin rings – available in a number of bright colors resin is a malleable material which means that you can create more unusual designs than ones using jewels. If you’re interested in seeing what I mean then you can check out my page on Emerald Resin Jewelry.

Great Gift Idea for a Tea Drinker

Stacked tea cup mug

I just saw this cup and I thought it looked absolutely fabulous.   I’m a tea drinker myself and I would love it – could you imagine the comments people would make?   A great, fun accessory that is bound to be different to any other gift they may have received.

Now if you prefer coffee or you’re thinking of buying it for a coffee drinker let me assure you the coffee tastes just as good in this stackable tea cup mug!

Of course you could stick with the selection of teas/coffees and other such gifts, but this one will definitely win you brownie points.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day will soon be here again, but what do you buy the woman who gave you life? It's a question that's asked by millions of people around the world.

My mother loves to read, she also likes to travel overseas on holidays. One of the problems she has is taking enough books for her to read when she's traveling and not adding too much weight to her luggage - my solution for her is going to be a Kindle.

The best gifts are the ones that are special to her and things that she enjoys doing. Gifts that you make yourself are usually special too and you can find some great gift ideas at DIY Gifts. An idea that a friend of mine was given one year was an edible bunch of flowers. Her children put some strawberries onto long skewers and dipped them into chocolate (they used milk chocolate on some and white chocolate on others) and then let them dry and arranged them in a vase for her......she still talks about that gift years later.

Photos are also very important to a mom, my sister in law's three sons had a professional photographer take their picture for her one year and I think that's the best gift she's ever recieved.

Talking Photo Album

This talking photo album is great because you can also add your voice to the photos - ideal if you live quite a way away from your mom.

More gift ideas tomorrow.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome to Unique and Funky Gifts

I love finding great gift ideas for people and with the internet there's a mound of funky gift ideas to suit just about everyone. I love 'discovering' ideal presents for people so when I was thinking about what I could blog about this seemed ideal.

I write a number of different gift lenses on Squidoo, but sometimes you just see one thing that is awesome, but you really don't want to write a whole webpage about it, you do however want to show people your gift idea.

I will just mention that a lot of the 'finds' I make will give me a commission if you buy them off of this blog. This is how I supplement my income (hey, wouldn't you like to be able to make money doing something you love?). If you want to supplement your income then check out my blog Swimming with Giant Squids, if you want to see lots of gift ideas then subscribe to this blog.

Let's kick it off with some Star Wars flashers - everyone knows someone who loves Star Wars, don't they? I have a friend who would absolutely love to get this for his birthday.

Then of course there's this unique idea for Mother's Day - a tea you infuse with vodka (or other spirit) to produce a cocktail! I think it sounds like an absolutely fun idea for a girls afternoon tea party (hic!) and I know my mother would have fun taste testing them with a couple of her girlfriends :)

That's all for today, but do come back to see what other gift ideas I can offer you.