Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm taking off my big girl least long enough to get a nap.

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So I went to my appointment today. I went to bed super early because I was exhausted, and I woke up 2 and a half to 3 hours later and couldn't go back to sleep. So by the time it was time to go to my appointment I was a nervous wreck. Will that stupid box get stuck mid-floors? What would she do to me? Am I going to come home crying? So let me take you out of your torture. No, the extremely small box did not get stuck, but it stressed me out enough that my blood pressure went through the roof, and no amount of explaining to them that I was scared of the appointment, scared of the elevator, and sleep deprived would get them thinking that this was not me having high blood pressure. Oh well. Found the stairs at the end of the appointment. My dad went with me, and he swore there were no stairs even though there was a sign on the wall next to the elevator that said "In Case Of Emergency Use Stairs". And, well, the fact that buildings with multiple layers have stairs, but whatever. Oh well, found them for next time. Next time I say? Oh yes, there will be a next time, in less than two weeks actually. I get to go back and get a biopsy! If you couldn't guess, I went home a little weepy.

She found nodules on my thyroid. One is small that she thinks is fine, but the other had some white around it that she was worried about. She told me 95% of biopsies come back negative for cancer, and even if it was cancer, she says no one dies from thyroid cancer they die with it. Now all this I was trying to let soak in as I tried to settle my stomach, let my brain settle from being partly upside down for a thyroid ultrasound, and realizing she was going to stick a tiny needle into my throat several times in the next week or so. I honestly want to say some expletives right now, I'm so angry and upset, but I will keep this a family show.

So from what I understand from her, she says I don't just have hypothyroidism, I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and it's hereditary. And it will greatly affect my ability to have a child and if I don't get my levels right my child could end up with mental retardation. Add to that I am getting ready to turn 36 next month and well, I am angry. I blame myself for this. Yeah she said it's hereditary but what if I caused this to happen. My sister and I are the only ones who have it in the family. We don't know about my dad's side of the family much, so it could be from his side, but what if it was dormant and my weight or my yo-yo dieting caused it to happen? She told me if I lost weight my levels could go down, so that is all that is on my brain right now, losing the weight.

It's so silly, but it's at these moments I miss the old ex, as in the way he used to be in the very beginning. I would be able to confide in him and get his comfort. I foolishly let him back into my life back in April, but I have gone back to no contact because I need to close that chapter on my life. His part in my story is over, but I do wish I had someone like a boyfriend or husband I could talk to about this. It's moments like these that make me so mad at my ex. If he had told me sooner he didn't want to be with me, I could have found someone else and maybe had a family now before I got ill. But I don't want to be that girl, blaming the ex for how my life turned out. While he is far from innocent, I need to take some responsibility for how things turned out as well. I guess I am still in shock and in need of comfort. So I have decided to take my big girl panties off...figuratively of course, crawl into bed, and take a nap. Yeah, I should stay up so I can go to bed early tonight but I really want to rest and allow my brain and stomach to rest and settle. After a good nap I will put my big girl panties back on...still figuratively, and deal with this.

So two days after my throat biopsy I will be going to the dermatologist about a large brown spot on the bottom of my foot. People if you have a large brown spot on the bottom of you foot, no matter what complexion you are, get to a doctor to have it checked out. My doctor thinks it's just hyper-pigmentation but he saw a dot in the center of mine so he just wants to be sure. He doesn't think it's cancer, but just in case. I kind of feel that dermatologist will cut it off, just in case. So I get stabbed with needles on day, and I may be walking about with something that looks like a hickie for a few days, but so won't be healed by my appointment on the 7th to probably have skin punch-cut from the bottom of my foot and then removed. Then my birthday is two days after that, which will probably be around the time I get the results back from both tests. What a fun gift that will surely be. Well if it's all good then yes it will be. If it's bad, well...I don't want to think about that right now.

I need some sleep. Sleep is good. Just a few hours...or days would work too. Nah, I want to watch the new season of Project Runway tonight so I know I won't sleep past 8. Hopefully I'll just sleep until 3ish so I can exercise. This news may have been a sucker punch to the gut, but I refuse to let it take me down. Now that I am home in bed, cooling in front of a fan, I will take some deep breaths and just remain calm. I mean hey, the worst is over...I don't have to go back into that elevator any more. I'm thinking the odds are in my favor. Bye for now guys. Oh, and thanks for letting me vent. I really needed it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

They Better Not Take My Thyroid!

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I am tired. I am always tired. Now while I can put some of that on being overweight, working on that, some of it is also put on staying up super late at night, changing back to an early to bed early to rise schedule asap, I also put that on my bum thyroid gland. So when I first learned about my thyroid being slow I was placed on 25mcg Levothyroxine tablets. 3 months later I was placed on 50 mcg tablets. 3 months after that I was placed on 75 mcg tablets. Then I didn't see my doctor for almost half a year, secretary at the clinic told me I didn't need to see her unless I had a problem, well when I demanded to come back...secretary was wrong, I was placed on 88 mcg tablets. We decided to wait another 6 months to see if weight loss or something would change the levels. So then my doctor up and quits and I get assigned a PA. When I go talk to him, my levels had spiked high. I wasn't sure if that was good or bad until he put me on 125 mcg pills and made me a referral to see a specialist. *sigh* I am so worried this woman is going to tell me that I should have my thyroid removed. I don't want that. Pills for the rest of my life, I finally came to terms with, thyroid completely removed...that's just not a comforting thought to me. Nor is the idea of having surgery. So I am nervous.

My appointment is tomorrow. It's upstairs in the clinic I go to, which you can only access from an elevator. I HATE elevators with a passion. Yep, I'll admit it, I hate being in closed up spaces, and though it will be a few seconds worth of torture, I am dreading it and it's adding to the stress over the appointment. But it will be worth it if she can help me feel somewhat normal again. I really want to get my thyroid to a functioning level because I would like to have kids one day and that gland not only plays a big part in me getting pregnant but it also plays a big part in baby formation. So yeah, tomorrow's appointment will be a big one for me. Fingers crossed it will be a positive one. I know there are higher doses of medicine she could put me on, and I am really hoping for that. I also want to ask her if there is anything I can do naturally, like lose weight or maybe take certain vitamins and minerals, to help get that gimpy gland of mine working again. I have read that it's impossible to get a bum thyroid gland working again, but I've also read some people had theirs working again with weight loss. So who knows. Crazier things have happened in life, why not a gland miraculously working again? I'll be sure to ask about that tomorrow. For now, I am just focusing on staying calm and relaxed. If I have time today I will finish up that last needle felting kit I have and then I will start to entertain you all with my first 5 attempts. I promise you, that will be a post worth viewing. :-)

And on that note I am off. I am going to go have a cup of coffee, I'd given it up for a few days but decided it's my one vice so I am taking it back, and then I am going to try to get some things done before an early bedtime. Haven't been sleeping to well lately due to stress over appointments and a rather stupid decision I made back in April, that I finally corrected the day before yesterday. So while things are slowly getting back to normal, my sleep is still lacking. Hopefully an early bedtime will fix all that. I'll let you know tomorrow. Until then, take care my lovelies. Bye for now. :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Well That Took A While

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I have been kicking myself like crazy for not coming back sooner to make that post I promised. But here I am, better late than never. Honestly I've been dealing with some depression and anxiety over my health and some other personal things that I am starting to get in order. The new doctor I am seeing, he's really a physician's assistant but he's miles better than my old doctor so he's a doctor in my eyes, has helped put the thought in my mind that it's all fixable. My health issues are fixable, my personal issues are fixable, and life in general is fixable.

So let's see here, where do I begin. First off, I have decided to change the direction of my blog because, while I love dolls and they will always be a part of my life, I'd like my blog to become more about me in a complete package instead of me having to blog in several places about my different likes. Some days, well recently most days, I don't have much to say about dolls as I am working on getting back into the hobby, but I have other things I am doing I would love to share with you all, so I am hoping you will find that interesting as well.

I'm going through a lot of changes as I get older, big day coming up next month, and so I am trying to refocus my life. I have finally figured out that any goals and dreams you have in life you must take active participation in order to achieve them. For the longest time I felt if it was meant to be it would happen, but now I am seeing that you make your life what you want it to be. So that is my goal. I am going to make a mark on this planet and hopefully help a good amount of people along the way.

I've always had an interest in dolls, toys, fashion, children, charity, and writing, just to name a few. So with those interests I have decided to take steps to becoming a toy maker, making playline toys and dolls as well as higher-end toys and dolls, I want to make toys that help children with disabilities, and I want to help charities and maybe even start one some day that helps those less fortunate. I'd also like to focus on my writing more and have at least one novel published. More would be awesome, but I am just going to focus on the one for now. I think I want to write a romance novel veryyyyy loosely based on my past relationship. Just using a few examples from it to build my character's life. I've also decided, ok this may seem silly, but since I always have issues with sitting my butt down and writing, I thought if maybe I had a muse looking at me all the time I would focus more. So I've decided to get a doll and customize him or her into my main character, since I will be writing from first person I will just customize that character. So I will be showing that process here as my character develops. I want to create her whole look, her clothing, and maybe a diorama for her surroundings, the last part is kind of based on time, but the look and clothing is a sure bet. And those are my goals for right now. Sure I still have the big goal of finding Mr. Right and having children some day, hopefully sooner rather than later, but I have learned I need to have my own life first before all that happens. So this is my attempt.

So for years I've been trying to get my Dollywood Productions photostory started up again, but since the main characters were of me and my ex, I just can't do it any more. I can't find it in myself to rewrite it or change the story at all. It was going to be our story as well as a bunch of side arcs, but I just can't do it any more. It would be too hard. So I am dumping the story. Sometimes writers have to learn to let go of a bad story and move on. So I have decided to focus on my doll story I want to do with Liv dolls and I am contemplating a comic with Polly Pockets, the newer version, or Lego. Just some ideas I am thinking about. It is all based on time truly because I also want to start up a few Youtube channels as well as open up shop finally. My mom and I are planning on working together on a few shop ideas. The first one we plan to open will be a doll based shop. We both want to sew clothing for dolls, my mom wants to make doll furniture for dolls, and I'd eventually like to try sculpting dolls to be cast in a resin and one day I'd like to create a 3D printable doll and sell those too. I've got tons of ideas for all that as well. Over the years that I've been dealing with illness and depression, I spent a lot of time daydreaming and researching and writing things down. I have a truckload of ideas that should keep me busy for a while, and I hope all of you will like what I come up with.

I also want to showcase the crafts I am working on. I love crafting and would love to show what I do here. Since I love to dabble in new crafts all the time, don't be surprised if you see a monstrosity show up here from time to time, as my first attempts are bound to entertain. I've got four, maybe five by the time I post about them, such lovelies waiting to be shared for your enjoyment. I have fallen in love with needle felting lately thanks to Marqaroon, a craft Youtuber and jeweler, and her needle felting tutorials. I've seen needle felting for years now, but I will shamefully admit, the needle poking part scared me off of it. And I was so ticked at myself for being scared off that when the daughter of a woman's blog I read has done needle felting since she was around 8 or maybe even younger. I don't know what it is about Marqaroon that just got to me, but her tutorials had me looking through Amazon for some kits to try. I found 5 relatively cheap ones and had them sent to me. I've done 4 already, with mixed reviews, all positive from my family and all negative from me. LOL! Ok, I want my work to look as awesome as it does on the package, you know, the items that were made by people who've been needle felting for years. LOL! I'm so hard on myself. I know in time my work will look just as lovely. I'll get an idea and an eye for it more and will produce some lovely work, I just hate that it isn't there now. But I will stick with it and I hope to do a "redo" photo where I post a picture with what I have done now next to a picture with a do-over piece I create. So you can expect to see my meager beginnings in a post real soon.

What else do I have to tell you? Oh, so I've been wanting to wait to return here until I had a new layout made, new banner, and kind of a logo to connect me in all the places I hang out online, but it's been taking a while to decide on a banner and layout and whatnot, so I decided against waiting and just decided to jump back into blogging, the rest will come when it comes. So there will be a change in the look of the blog too, and I hope to eventually have a website one day soon as well to kind of be a central hub for everything me. But all in good time. First thing I need to do is get myself back into better health, try to reconnect with people in my various hobbies while meeting new people, and get back to blogging on a regular basis. So I am going to try blogging a little every day to try to get back in the swing of things. I am going to take my comments off moderation now because it seems the spam is being caught fairly well and not ending up on the blog. I have lots of plans for the blog and for you guys in the near and far future. I'm so excited to share it all with you, one shaky wobbly but inspired step at a time. :-)

And on that note I will talk to you lovelies later. I have several things I need to do and not nearly enough time to do them all. I hope all of you are well, and I will talk to you all tomorrow. :-)  Bye for now.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Ok, so I figured, no time like the present to talk about the movie I just watched. Get this, once I was done watching it, I went back to make a review and Netflix had already removed it. *sad face* But I am so glad I got to see it. This movie was funny and entertaining, and yes, it's about butter. Yes, the stuff you spread on toast. LOL!

So here is Netflix's description:

When a gifted butter sculptor announces his retirement, his ambitious wife sees her hopes for future fame -- and the presidency -- melt away.

This is the movie in a nutshell, but there is no mention of the cute little orphan girl who steals the show, or the home-wrecker you can't help but love, or the loving foster turned adoptive parents that you just want to pat on the back for a job well done. There is just so much going on in this movie, but it all works. And the characters are all likeable, yes, even that plucky home-wrecker was fun to watch. If anything there was only one person I wanted to pop in the nose because his actions were to hurt someone and though it did slighty derail things, there was a happy ending for everyone. I can't help it, I just love a good movie that ends happy for everyone. Take a look at the trailer below, and can we just comment on how catchy the Butter song is. LOL!

The cast was A-list, and I personally feel the actors and actresses were perfectly picked. However, I did have one tiny issue. Alicia Silverstone...what was with all those crazy faces she was pulling? I mean I do remember some of them in Clueless, but it was like she'd lost control of her face. I kind of think it was part of her character, a naive mom who's not really hip to what's current, is just going with the flow as best as she can. So I can kind of see it, but damn woman, those were not the prettiest of faces. LOL! But I love Alicia, so she gets a pass. ;-) So yeah, if you can rent this movie, or get it on DVD from Netflix, orrrr watch it in any other way you umm tend to watch naughty thing you, this is so a movie I would suggest. Warning, it has an R rating because there is some raunch in the movie. It's not overly bad, but this is so not a family movie. Keep that in mind if you choose to give it watch.

And that about does it for this post. You might be able to tell kind of what direction I am planning to take this blog. NO, I am not turning it into a movie review blog. In fact, I'll be talking more about dolls and toys again soon. Just going to change things up a bit. Like I said in the last post, new posts explaining it all coming very soon. Until then, be good, take care, and bye for now. :-)

In A Day

So I do have some posts coming very soon about my blog and the direction I am deciding to take it in. That will be coming in the next day or so. Until then, I thought I'd pop in to mention this cute indie movie I watched tonight called "In A Day". It's a British movie on Netflix that I wasn't sure what to expect when I started watching it. Here's Netflix's description of it:

A struggling London musician meets a quirky stranger who persuades her to join him in a day of indulgent amusements and stimulating conversation.

That's a pretty good description of the movie, but I saw it more as a sandwich shop worker ends up having a horrible event happen to her one morning, she comes across a stranger she knows as a regular at her shop, and he turns her day around in more ways than one. Meh, the Netflix description was more poetic about it. LOL! So there is a big secret that is finally revealed at the end of the movie that kind of shocks you but then it kind of all makes sense. And the movie just kind of slowly unfolds in front of you as you follow these two on their day.

This movie is more subtle romantic comedy than your regular mainstream loud and crazy antic rom-coms. I appreciate how it was more of a moving movie than an in your face trying to make you laugh throughout the whole movie kind of movie. I wrote this in my review on Netflix, but I saw it more as your favorite romance novel or chick lit come to life in a movie. It takes you on a fun adventure and leaves you with a smile on your face in the end. Here, take a look at the trailer.

If you are interested in watching this movie and you have a Netflix membership, this movie will be available only until 7/9/14 and it will be taken off the site. It may return later, but if you can, I highly advise you to watch it before then. It's about an hour and a half movie, so a quick simple watch. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :-) I'm off to watch another movie that is being taken off the site today. Wish me luck I get it watched before its removal. I'll post a review on that one tomorrow maybe. I know, you can't wait. :-D

And that's it for this post. Like I said, more posts coming soon, just needed to figure things out first before I came back to blogging. Now I know what I want to do, and I think it will bring life back to the blog as well as to, well, my life. LOL! Oh and I've been having a lot of trouble with spam comments, so comments are on moderation for a bit until I can get more into a blogging flow and can check them more often and delete the spam. So feel free to leave comments and I will approve them and response when I next check in. Talk to you lovelies soon. Take care until then. Bye for now.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Is Anybody Else Annoyed About The Jem and The Holograms Movie?

Ok, so I hope this all comes out clearly and not a mesh of "WTF was she trying to say?", because I am heated and just typing off the top of my head. Ok, that is actually a fun mental picture of my trying to type on my laptop while it's on my head, but let's get back on track here people. And let me say, that while I am bummed about how it seems the movie will go, this post was written in fun as I found out the newest info out there. So no worries, I have not actually blown a gasket, even though my beloved childhood cartoon is being racked through the coals. *ahem* On with the post.

Ok, so if you haven't heard, Jem and The Holograms is going to be made into a live action movie. If you don't know about Jem and The Holograms, it was a cartoon in the 80s about an all female singing group. The show had to be my favorite cartoon as a child and still is now as an adult. I have literally seen every episode of the cartoon and I love that it's still popular to this day. I love that younger generations are able to enjoy it through Netflix and The Hub. I think more 80s stuff should get a chance at this kind of new generation love.

So the director of G.I. Joe Retaliation and his two buddies decided that Jem and her posse needed a live action movie of their own. Great, right? I'm not so sure. In their video calling out to fans to participate, someone made a very interesting comment. Three men are going to make a live action movie about an all female singing group. The cartoon itself is very much about females and girl power, and I just don't know if three men who "blow shit up" for a living in their live action films can actually give Jem the justice the show deserves. Don't get me wrong, I was slightly excited when I first heard about this movie, but there was a bigger part of me that felt that Hollyweird was going to find some way to mess things up. And today was the first major clue that I wasn't far from right on my thoughts.

The girls picked to play Jem/Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, and Shana are just that, girls. There is no way I would believe that these young ladies would own a recording studio as well as an orphanage. Jerrica, her sister and their friends were in their mid to later 20s maybe even edging on 30 in the cartoon. They were very strong figures that you could see taking care of a house full of girls and running a business that was constantly under attack by Eric and The Misfits. But the young ladies cast for the roles just don't fit that image. Ok, I know this is a retelling of the story, if I am reading things I find online right, so perhaps they are the perfect age for the story that is being told, but then it's no longer Jem and The Holograms for me. Perhaps this is before Jerrica and Kimber's parents die, but I don't think it is. It just throws off what I know and love about the show and makes me sad for what this movie will actually be.

And speaking of the girls, I am so angry that the one cast to play Shana is not a female with a darker skin
tone. The one picked is biracial and looks lighter than the young lady playing Aja. This really upsets me. What is so wrong with casting a girl with the right color complexion. You cannot tell me that they couldn't find the right young lady to fill the spot. As the articles out there read, this cast is made up of mostly unknown actresses who've only really been on tv. So picking a girl from obscurity to play Shana would not have mattered one bit. My sister says "That's Hollywood for you", and while I know that is true, it still really bothers me. I think the casting crew should be ashamed of themselves for not choosing a female with a darker skin tone. This just honestly makes me dislike the idea of the movie more and more. Also, in the video announcing the movie, the director says he wants fans involved in all aspects of the movie and that included acting in the movie. I know for a fact many girls who fit Shana's characteristics would have fit in the role perfectly. Watch this video to see an audition for the movie, you'll see what I mean.

See, she fit Shana's characteristics so much better. Nothing against the girl who was picked, it's just she doesn't fit the role right. But come on, all the girls in the above video fit the bill a little bit closer. I mean Kimber has red hair, not orange. And if we go back to, it's a retelling of the story, then Jerrica should have the red hair, Kimber should be the older sister, and Aja should be British instead of Asian. It wouldn't be the same story then, right? Exactly. Just the slightest change makes it not true to the story. Also, where is Raya? This is why I feel this is before Jerrica and Kimber's parents die, because it makes no sense to leave Raya out of movie. And although we don't know who will be The Misfits yet, I'm assuming there is no Jetta either. Which has me thinking, if the time period is before the death of the parents, will The Misfits even be in the movie? Doesn't Jerrica meet The Misfits after getting into it with Eric and severing ties with him causing him to find a new place to work? Ahhhh!!! I'm telling you, they are going to mess this story up!!! *deep breath*

Ok, after some research I've found that it seems there will be no Misfits, no magical earrings, and no Synergy. Ok, without those earrings and Synergy there are no Holograms. Omg, please don't tell me it's going to be like a Siri thing. Pretty please with sugar on top, don't let it be that awful. From what I've read, it seems the girls will be internet singing sensations and that's how they get their start. *sad sigh* Really? That's the best they can do? Oh and they are writing all new songs, which will no doubt be along the lines of Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and every other pop act out there. *sad sigh again*

Also, it seems that this big thing about casting fans and having fans involved was just a way for creators to get some free viral marketing by having people hashtag all their movies and entries about the movie in social media with their hashtag #jemthemovie. Then they only give some people bit parts and that's about it from the fans. I mean they didn't even get the original creator and anyone from the original show involved. They are truly going for their own vision of the show and from reading various posts, the fans, younger and older, are so not happy, and a lot of them have created a new hashtage they are passing around called #boycottjemthemovie. Another hashtag that is going around now too is #WeWantChristy in a bid to get Christy Marx on the movie team. I mean let's face it, most of the crew seems like they were born after the show went off the air, so they don't know what an icon Jem was for the time. They don't have that relation to her, so messing up the story will be super easy for them. The fans are aware of this, and they are making themselves be heard.

Also, I hate sounding like I am yet another voice in the already loud crowd of those angry over how women
are depicted in media and the lack of people of color in media, because I try to be neutral, but I just couldn't keep my mouth closed with this. Not over something I loved so much as a child and related to so much. It made me believe I could be accepted as I am and if people didn't like it, oh well. Children need that, especially now with so many people not caring who the hell they offend. I think the original Jem was a step in the right direction of showing people as being equal and being judged not based on their color and looks but on their personality and character. But if we have characters not cast properly, what kind of message does that send to kids and adults alike. It'll just get a shrug and be accepted as "That's Hollywood for you". If they can mess with the ages and races of the characters, what else will they change? I'm honestly worried those girls will be wearing a few pieces of tissue and some dental floss for clothing with it being mostly a man crew. Nothing against you men out there, because there are lots of movies out there directed by men that show they got in touch with their gentle side. But come on, like I said, these guys "blow shit up" for a living. So umm, yeah, that's all I will say about that.

And on that note I will bring this lovely novel of a post to a close. I think I mostly got it all off my chest. If you are interested in keeping tabs on what's going on with the movie, you can check out their Tumblr here, and there is also a blog that I believe a fan is running here. It has some added info I couldn't find elsewhere, but I am not 100% sure if their info is right. Seems legit, but read at your own disclosure. And I will talk to you lovely people later. Until next time. Take care. Bye for now. :-)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mattel Sales Are Down

So while surfing the web, way past my bedtime, I came across an article about how Mattel suffered a 5% drop in sales, 14% of that was on Barbie alone. Mattel lost 11 million dollars in their first quarter this year. This also comes after a really bad holiday season where most of their inventory was put on discount to try to sell it off.

So during the whole MGA/Mattel, or Bratz vrs. Barbie debacle, I admit, I wanted to see Mattel go down, or at least be knocked off their pedestal. I felt it was unfair of them to get away over something so petty and something I feel they had no right to. I felt they were afraid of competition and wanted a monopoly on fashion dolls. But now to see they are suffering, even with their popular Monster High and Ever After High doll lines, it is quite sad. I loved Barbie as a kid and while I think competition is good, it would be sad to see this company continue to fail. Now I know they could come up with the next "big thing" and be in the black again, and I know a lot of companies are suffering, it just surprised me to see they are suffering. However, with my experience in retail, the first few months of the year are always slow and then things pick up. Usually the first quarter is hard for everyone, from my retail experience. So things should start looking up for Mattel, especially since the acquired Mega Brands which makes Lego's rival Mega Bloks, and they have launched a toy gun line called BOOMco. So things may start to look up for them this year.

I guess I found this all interesting because I really do have a passion for getting into the toy business, and I wonder how much a struggle it would be. Clearly there is way more competition out there, and you need to have the "it product" and keep up on trends, and it's really any company's chance to be the big dog in the industry. I just wonder if my dreams are too big and will set me up for a major burn in the end, or am I just letting self-doubt tap on my shoulder? I don't know why I am even bothered by any of this now. It's a ways off for now, but researching toy companies isn't a bad step to see how the industry is looking. I need to try to find some stats on other toy companies. If Mattel slipped in sales, does that mean someone took top dog position? Or has everyone slipped in sales but Mattel still reigns supreme? Guess that's something new to google...after a few hours of sleep that is.

But yeah, I just wanted to post about this since it is kind of doll related. Not sure who may have found this interesting, but I just figured if the company that is the main supplier of a lot of our dolls is suffering, what does that mean for collectors down the line? Will they have to cut costs more? Will we get cheaper quality dolls? Will lines be cut? Is Barbie in trouble of becoming a thing of the past? Inquiring minds want to know. And on that note I am off guys. I will talk to you again soon. Until then, take care. Bye for now.