Sunday, July 8, 2012

Candi Girl You Are My World

Like the title say Candi was my world for a moment (cue New Edition). This entry came about as a request from Dana of Philly Collector fame.  I think I saw these ladies in another collectors pictures on one of my doll boards. I had to ask the question and so it began. Candi was a quick detour in my collecting.  

My sister-in-law Denise had a couple and I fell more in love. She eventually gave me a couple of hers. I started buying them from Paul David's (huge doll seller). I loved the work of Mikelman on these dolls and fashions. I know the dolls were 1st introduced from Helena Hamilton but Integrity & Mikelman were who I know them from.  I don't remember which was my first but here some of my faves of my collection.
Hispanic Candi International

Sublime Elegance


On The Go

Feline Formality

Ultra Chic

Titian Bubble

Raven Image Maker

Asian Candi International

Brunette Bubble

Brownette Bubble

AA Vintage Swirl

23 comments:

  1. Lovely! I want that AA Candi! Come on you know you really don't need her LOL She will love hanging out over here! hee hee

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    1. Sure sure don't think she wants to leave home just yet..LOL

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  2. Do you know of any sites where I can figure out what Candi, Mikelman, Etc. I have. Their names. I am buying too much and don't know if they have their original clothes.

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    1. Frannie I'll shoot you an email for the couple of sites that may still work. One I use hasn't updated in years but it may help. I haven't found a site with all the dolls yet

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  3. Gorgeous ladies! I love the 2nd one (Sublime Elegance). I have the AA Candi too. Love her.

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    1. Thank you GG. She's definitely in the top 5 around here. I have more but they're still trapped in boxes

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  4. First, THANKS, Anika!

    OMG! OMG! OMG! Yooouuu gggoottt Feline Formality! Eeekk! That's the only one I wanted but missed getting. No, I can't get her now. But it's lovely to see her. Merci mille fois again for this post.

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    1. You're most welcome Dana. I have a thing for Candi's with the Asian face. When I found out there was a platinum haired doll had to have her. Glad to have found her for a bargain years ago. She's in the top 5 of Candi dolls for me :O)

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  5. These are lovely dolls, I can see why you got sidetracked into collecting them - and have so many. I love the hair on Sublime Elegance but they are all gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Carrickters :O) They are addicting

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  6. Ah, sookie sookie now! They all have such swagger. I especially adore Sublime and Feline. What a collection!

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    1. Thanks Muff. I realize I have more still in boxes. I love them :O)

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  7. WOW! Sublime Elegance is.. SUBLIME!!

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  8. They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. I only have one Candi doll, but I hope to add a couple more. Wait. I'm not supposed to be buying more dolls.

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    1. LOL..I think we all say that. Which Candi do you have?

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    2. I have the Swedish Holiday Toast in the burgundy bubble dress. I don't remember when or why I bought her. Finally used her dress at one of the doll parties. I would like to get the AA one and a couple of the others shown in the catalog.

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  9. Hello from Spain: all are gorgeous. They are very pretty. I like very much Feline. I had not seen before. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you Marta. I love that Asian face with all the hair colors :O)

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  10. Cool, I see you have "On the Go" labelled. I like the Asian head mold, but I really like the Hispanic head mold, too.

    I agree 110% with Muff's comments: "Ah, sookie sookie now! They all have such swagger."

    What I find interesting about these dolls is that while they do have that "swagger" quality, they don't exude the same hauteur of the Fashion Royalty dolls. Puzzler, hmmm?

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    1. I think with these ladies even though Integrity & Mikelman had their hands on them the original product still belonged to Helena. The ladies can bring it w/o breaking the wallet

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  11. They are all beautifull and they all have there very own appeal I love on the go the best though

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    1. She's definitely a keeper and stays in my top 5 Candi dolls :O)

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