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Reviews by Laura Duval Bird
February 16-19 2019
I've been working as Ira Gallen's producer over the last 20 years creating toy segments for ABC World News Now, CNN and Fox and Friends among others.
Learn about Hsing-Chi Hsu
& Hsin-ween Hsu and their
company ASMUS Collectibles
with Laura Duval Bird
The Stories of Dolls on Television
Enjoy watching some of the classic commercials of the 1950's and 60's that will be used in our up coming doll special and documentary.
Talking Toys with Todd McFarlane Part 1
McFarlane Official Page
Post your McFarlane Toy Collections
Travel with us through the mind and of Todd McFarlane and his creative staff. Plus lots of videos and stills to enjoy.
The Amazing World of Creator Mel Odom's
Gene Marshall Hollywood Movie Star Doll
The Mel Odom Gene Doll Line for 1999 at The Annual Toy New York Toy Fair, Javits Center
Post Your Gene Doll Collections.
More behind the scenes with Mel & Gene
The Wonderful World of Mattel Toys Past & Present
For My Mattel Eyes Only - A rare private look at the 2001
Toy Odyssey you experience as the Mattel Toy company
presents their latest Barbie and Toy line at The New York Toy Fair.
Story of Mattel Toys Series
Where slowly restoring the tapes over the last 30 years at the Mattel Showroom. Watch More Now
Post your Barbie and Mattel Toy Collection
EFFANBEE DOLL COMPANY
EFFANBEE DOLL COMPANY at New York Toy Fair
with Laura Bird 2001
The Story of Madame Alexander
as explored by Laura Duval Bird
Beatrice Alexander, known as Madame Alexander, created the world's most successful dolls, until Barbie came along. Hers is a remarkable American rags to riches story, especially for a woman in 1923.
She honed her craft in New York, designing and sewing low-end cloth dolls. But she saw a market in a untapped higher-end collector market.
Styling herself as "Madame Alexander," which would became her iconic trade mark and the name for her dolls, Alexander went on to create dolls replicating famous personalities and characters in books, films, music, and art.
Three Little Pigs Dolls, ca. 1939
Beautifully dressed up dolls are great play toys for your kids. In this video, Doll Expert Laura Bird tells us the history behind Madame Alexander dolls for Pottery Barn Kids.
Madame Alexander Doll Designer Timothy J Alberts talks about his latest line of creations at the 2001 New York Toy Fair at the Javits Center with Laura Duval Bird