Mattel's new I Dream of Jeannie Barbie doll is captivating collectors of dolls and pop culture alike. This Barbie doll as Jeannie is part of the Barbie Pop Culture series. She completely captures the essense of the television character played by Barbara Eden. The pink costume, crossed arms and tiny bottle all add to the recreation. She is available now at retail stores and your favorite Barbie doll dealers. For terrific prices and service online, you might try Sandi Holder's Doll Attic at www.dollattic.com. I know she expects the new Mattel Cher doll in next month as well.

Robert Tonner's 2001 line for Tyler Wentworth is absolutlely the best collection yet. With fantastic and flamboyant casual chic ensembles like Chill Chasers and Pretty Young Thing the line is full of eye popping color this year. Chic outfits like Uptown Paradise and Sydney Chase also reflect the refreshing sense of fun that runs through the collection. I predict this already popular line will add many new collectors to it's ranks this year. Look for photos here after 0ur visit to Toy Fair next week.

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The photographs of Madame Alexander's new African-American friend of their "Alex" show a stunning doll. She already has the internet buzzing. We look forward to seeing her "in the vinyl" at Toy Fair.