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1:59 PM on June 26, 2017
I sent you a message through your site over a month ago about getting my special needs daughter's Corolla doll repaired. I have not received a message back from you. Are you still doing doll repair? I live in Horseheads so it would be convenient to do business with you, barring your schedule.
3:21 AM on February 6, 2017
Hello! I really like your blog! Continue to write more! Very interesting!
Jessica L Nielsen
1:08 PM on May 25, 2016
I saw the video of you on YouTube and I just wanted to say I am very happy when adults take such good care of dolls and rescue them. I'm just a baby rescuer at the moment, but hopefully one day I'll be able to do more. Please continue doing what you do because it is so important.
5:23 PM on September 24, 2015
I just now got an email from you! I had "joined" January 31, 2015, as a result of your Sunday Morning segment. Does this mean you are ready to discuss my "Mary Jane"? I am excited but don't know what this means. Please respond. Thanks!
1:55 PM on August 22, 2015
I am so excited--I finally have someplace to send my doll so she can be put back together. I am anxiously waiting to hear from you as to when I can send her to you.
8:42 AM on May 24, 2015
Beverly, People with such traits are everywhere. I have found that most doll collectors are honest people. Many doll vendors also collect dolls... Doll Vendors who don't collect dolls make me nervous about their honesty. Having said that, I recommend not handing over your loved one to anyone who doesn't collect dolls themselves. I believe that only a collector, or original owner, understands the true attachment that you have with your doll, and everyone else is just looking at the money. I'm very sorry this has happened to you. In all my years as a doll doctor I've only had one person whose doll I can't return because I don't have an address to send her home. The doll is sitting in her box waiting for her mom to call or email me asking for her doll. I've had the small compo doll for 3 years now and I know she had just bought her and probably forgotten about her. But, the doll is still waiting to go home. Your message on my site is a good warning to everyone, to ask questions before you trust anyone with your doll. YOU need to TRUST your Doctor.
10:24 AM on May 23, 2015
Hi! I watched your segment on CBS Sunday Morning and I wanted to tell you how thrilled I am that there is someone honest and wonderful out there doing your work. Long ago, when I was a child, I had a Dancerina doll that stopped working. We took her to a doll clinic and the Lady who repaired the dolls basically stole her. When we first brought her there, she offered to buy the doll and replace her with the current one and we said "no". When we went to pick her up, the lady said she'd "lost" the head. As a child, I was devastated. Here we were doing the right thing for one of my favorites and it ended up being the total wrong thing! Anyway, I hadn't realized how much of that I was still carrying around until I watched your segment, about a wonderful man who loves dolls and treats them well. I also still love dolls. Thank you for being you.
5:21 PM on May 8, 2015
Thank you for your interest and reply about the Tiny Tears dolls...Its sort of like waiting on a cure for diabetes..I have 5 Tiny Tears dolls in my collection...I have one perfect one that is 16'' tall...I am so afraid of the same thing happening to her and have been thinking of putting her in a glass casing..My other 4 are showing signs of deterioration..In the past I have myself used parts from other Tiny Tears dolls to work on my own...everyone was doing it..You could buy damaged Tiny Tears really cheap on ebay...then I noticed they have slowly began to disappear...Now I vow never do that again..Thank you so much..
4:49 PM on May 7, 2015
Marian, I do know what you're talking about with regards to Tiny Tears and DyDee Baby and all the other rubber dolls. Their heads are plastic but their bodies are made of rubber and rubber will slowly, but surely, dry rot and crumble. I've thought about this for many years and came up with a solution. Although it's not entirely ethical, it will preserve our rubber dolls defiantly. The issue is the cost to do it. Technology has advanced to the point of having 3D printers where you scan an object into your computer and print out the part made of plastic. I know, this is just like on Star Trec, but they've been around for a few years and they've come down in cost, but not down enough. You can even print a whistle with a free floating ball inside!!! When you hit "Print" the printer uses lasers that shoot through a large container of plastic powder and wherever the beams cross it becomes a solid. Technically you could print off an entire doll and once you pour off the powder from the inside the doll will have arms and legs that will move! No assembly required! But there's cost in the scanning process, and even more cost with the printing process. On the plus side... the body would look exactly as the original body with all the original manufacturer's markings. but the cost would be through the roof... more than the all original doll in great shape. I've looked into buying such scanners and printers for printing a left arm when all I have is the right.... just hit "mirror" and presto! a left arm.
2:04 PM on May 7, 2015
The American Character Tiny Tears Dolls of the 1950's...Are they becoming a rare doll of the past? Yes I think so...This sweet little doll is 11'' tall.. I purchased her along with several other Tiny Tears dolls several years ago..I now own 5 tiny tears dolls in several sizes...this one being my smallest one...The problem is that the dolls were not made to last and their limbs become fragile and deteriorate over time causing their fingers to fall off and even their arms and legs...Then many people will go online and buy a doll like this one to fix the one they own...robbing a poor little doll like this one for parts...The question is...What can we do to preserve these poor little dolls? I tied a ribbon around my little doll to hold her broken arm in place...A ribbon as a promise....The American Character Tiny Tears Dolls of the 1950's...Are they becoming a rare doll of the past? Yes I think so...This sweet little doll is 11'' tall.. I purchased her along with several other Tiny Tears dolls several years ago..I now own 5 tiny tears dolls in several sizes...this one being my smallest one...The problem is that the dolls were not made to last and their limbs become fragile and deteriorate over time causing their fingers to fall off and even their arms and legs...Then many people will go online and buy a doll like this one to fix the one they own...robbing a poor little doll like this one for parts...The question is...What can we do to preserve these poor little dolls? I tied a ribbon around my little doll to hold her broken arm in place...A ribbon as a promise...