Wednesday, December 17, 2008

KB Toys goes Kaput!


I am sort of sad about the downfall of KB Toys this week. They said it was due to a sudden and sharp decline in consumer sales.., scary! Now there are only 4 big Toy retailers left, Walmart, TRU, Target and Kmart..

The first doll company I worked for, Chic Boutique, designed their private label fantasy dolls. The dresses in these photos are some of my first designs ever, Wow!
They were designed for KB Flower Fairies, but they never got produced. They used the wing designs I think, they are out there fluttering on some little fairy doll :-)

Check out the Plaything Article about the KB Closure.

2 comments:

Niel Camhalla said...

That is a sad news.

People these days are really thinking of spending more wisely. Maybe you could design a frugal and money wise doll in keeping with the times. Hehe.

By the way, your designs are lovely.

Dollhead said...

Thanx Niel!

One company I worked for was able to make dolls that retailed at 5.99, Chicas a La Moda, a hispanic fashion doll. they are at Walmart and Kmart last I checked.

I think I have some more pretty fairy dolls around that I designed for KB, I will post pictures eventually!