About Fashion Doll Quarterly

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Learn all about your source for all the news in the world of fashion dolls.

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APRIL 2019

“Childhood”

CLOSING: April 14th, 2019

On sale, April 15th.

 

JULY 2019

“Oddities”

CLOSING: July 12th, 2019

On sale, July 15th

 

OCTOBER 2019

“Costumes”

CLOSING: October 10th, 2019

On sale, October 15th

 

HOLIDAY 2019

Closing: October 25th

On sale: November 20th

 

 

Why FDQ?

 

FDQ heads into its 16th year in 2019, and we continue to expand our reach with digital downloads and supplemental special issues for our readers.

After consistently selling out most issues of Fashion Doll Quarterly, we continue to further extend our reach to the adult fashion doll collector.

 

With every publication, we have expanded our coverage of the world of fashion dolls from the classics, like Cissy and Barbie, to the latest Asian ball-jointed dolls and contemporary resin fashion dolls, like Kingdom Doll and JamieShow. FDQ covers the latest events and hot new talent on the Internet, and explores the historical and fashion impact of the dolls that we collect.

 

From the Premiere issue in 2003, FDQ has set the tone for high quality printing, professional photography and clean, elegant design, the likes of which you only see in today’s fashion magazines. Our readers look to FDQ for our connection to the inside of the fashion doll industry, as well as our own passion as doll collectors, to find the latest news and innovations in the field, like our groundbreaking  virtual issues, originally housed on bracelets containing USB memory sticks, holding over 1 gig of space, as well as our books, like IN FOCUS: Digital Photography for The Doll Collector, and TONNER: Two Decades of Fashion & Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 2003, Fashion Doll

Quarterly has consistently brought the fashion doll hobby to life in glossy, high quality pages. There are features on major companies, from Mattel to Volks, Inc., as well as artist interviews, event coverage and fashion editorial spreads, which had not been seen before in any doll magazine.

 

The Hollywood Reporter called FDQ “the Vogue of collector magazines”. We continue to  maintain that level of excellence for our readers.

 

Fashion Doll Quarterly is published four times per year- January, April, July and October, along with a bonus issue for the Holiday season in November.

 

 

 

If you would like to contribute or to advertise, just contact us for more information- we always welcome our fellow doll fans to be a part of Fashion Doll Quarterly! Click on the cover of our media kit above.

 

 

 

NOTE: Subscriptions and magazines are non-returnable. Click on the button for free samples on the EVENTS PAGE to see if you like FDQ. Try before you buy! Digital issues should be downloaded to your computer or tablet right away, so you can read them off-line and not lose them when the quarterly link expires.

Editor's Letter

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Pat Henry shares what goes on to bring you the Holiday issue of FDQ

Happy New Year to you all. It’s been cold but pretty dry here in New York City, and I am actually pretty relieved. There is nothing more challenging than a snow storm in NYC. The aftermath is always gray slush, train delays and cranky people standing too close to you on the subway platform. This lack of precipitation makes it just a little easier to navigate the city streets.

 

That was a good thing, because it was just a little easier than usual to get down to the National Arts Club to see Mel Odom and Josh McKinney in conversation together about fashion dolls. Mel and Josh are different in many ways, but they both share an absolute passion for art and the doll. They actually made a good team on stage, handing off to each other easily as they discussed what motivates them, what inspires them and what made them decide to take their artwork into a three-dimensional realm as dolls.

 

I have been to many, many lectures on fashion dolls, and I have given quite a few myself. But it was a different energy to hear them discussed in the context of art. I was also very pleased with the audience- they really enjoyed the lecture and appreciated the dolls as art, not some weird hobby. And most of you know what I am talking about; the noticeable patronizing one suffers from the general public when you articulate what your hobby is about and what it means to you. In this age of body positivity, let’s be doll positive. There is much to be admired in the hobby. There are great artists, designers and companies who have long given us pleasure and community and made our lives better. No one gets to look down their nose at you because they don’t have a hobby, or they think gardening or stamp collecting is any better than having pristine vintage Barbie dolls or repaints of all your favorite movie stars.

 

One of the companies that have given us this great pleasure is the Tonner Doll Company. After almost three decades of leading the industry in high-quality, infinitely interesting and diverse dolls and character figures, TDC has closed its doors. This does not come as a complete surprise. Robert Tonner started a new company, Phyn & Aero, which has a different esthetic, more in keeping with the small batch, artisanal style of companies like JamieShow, Kingdom Doll, Ficondoll, and RDG (above). As the new company began to gel, it seemed inevitable that TDC was becoming less relevant. Tyler Wentworth, perhaps Tonner’s signature achievement, had been retired. There were fewer licensed properties and many collectors had moved away from mass produced vinyl and onto the more limited resin ball-jointed dolls. Change is a constant.

 

READ MORE IN THE NEW ISSUE OF FASHION DOLL QUARTERLY!

Live At The Arts Club

JamieShow will celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2019. Read our cover story with George Gonzalez on his journey from retailer to doll designer and what plans are in the works for next year- including an amazing event in Miami and Cuba!

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