Monday, October 17, 2016

Nikki Britt Resin Dolls: A Complete Guide Part 3 (Tiny)

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With special thanks to Shaira Creveling and Janice Scott for their collaboration

Dolls created by sculptor Nikki Britt have become one of the most coveted brands in today’s doll collecting community. As new collectors continue to discover her work, naturally, many questions arise about them. This guide is meant to answer many of those questions, with an explanation of her types of dolls, prices of her dolls, and of course, what everyone wants to know, how to get one of her precious creations.

In attempt to make this guide more digestible, I will break it into 3 parts: MSD size, YOSD size, and Tiny size.


Shaira's tinies: Eddie Moon, Luna the Mermaid, Olivia, Maggie, and Ellemeno


Nikki has released quite a few dolls in the tiny size (6 inches – 7 inches), in various resin tones. The first resin ball jointed dolls Nikki ever released were the Fauns. Many others have followed over the last couple of years, and I have tried to compile this table, with the help of Shaira, to contain relevant information for collectors. Because there have been so many tinies, I am not going to write about each one separately, and hope that this table will act as a guide to answer any questions you may have.


Sculpt
Resin Color
Character Name
Quantity Known and Date Released if Known
Faber
Marshmallow White
Faber the Fox
10, handmade 3-piece outfit, artist face-up
Felix
Milk Chocolate
Forest Tales Felix the Deer
10, handmade 3-piece outfit, artist face-up, several other OOAK show exclusives
Felix
Fair
OOAK Felix
A few available at shows
Felix
Biscuit Tan
OOAK Felix
1, OOAK for BJDC 2014
Feenix
Biscuit Tan
Feenix the Little Lamb
10, handmade 3-piece outfit, artist face-up
Feenix
Biscuit Tan
OOAK Feenix
1, OOAK for BJDC 2014
Fiona
Marshmallow White
Kitty Tails Fiona
10 worldwide, Fabric Friends exclusive, with kitty face-up
Fiona
Milk Chocolate
OOAK
1, OOAK for BJDC 2014
Fiona
Marshmallow White
Candy Tails Pink Pop Fiona
5 with handmade outfits and hand-painted candies on their heads
Simp the Sea Imp
Apricot
Simp the Sea Imp
Estimated 50
Huckleberry Fairy
Apricot
Girl or Boy Fairy
Estimated 50, artist face-up, included a bottle of fairy dust and wings
Autumn Brook
Apricot
Autumn Brook
2013 MDCC event doll, came as a full-set with a hand-sculpted fairy and a book
Autumn Brook
Marshmallow White
Autumn Brook OOAK
1, OOAK for BJDC 2014
Truffle (same sculpt as Autumn Brook)
Chocolate
Truffle
50, available as full-sets and nude
Maggie
Fair
Maggie the Magician
Estimated 50, MDCC 2014 event doll
Maggie
Fair
Pink
10, MDCC 2014 centerpiece, all dressed in pink with pink face-up and pink bunny named Merlin
Luna  
Apricot
Luna The Mermaid
10, MDCC Centerpiece 2015 (all Luna’s have artist face-ups)
Eddie Moon (same sculpt as Luna)
Peanut Resin
Eddie Moon
30, MDCC 2015 event doll (all Edies have factory face-ups)
Ellemeno
Apricot
Ellemeno (as a boy)
Preorder size of 150 (Preordered in April 2015): Pre-pre order in Dec. 2014 of 10 full-sets with dino, dino hat, and dino toy, the other 140 available after. The second round full-sets had knitted outfits by Shoko Yoshida and the dinos were sold separately.

Ellemeno

Ellabella (as a girl)
Preorder size of 150 (Preordered in April 2015): Pre-pre order in Dec. 2014 of 10 full-sets with dino, dino hat, and dino toy, the other 140 available after. The second round full-sets had knitted outfits by Shoko Yoshida and the dinos were sold separately.

Olivia (same sculpt as Maggie)
Peanut
Olivia
30-40 Artist Editions, 75-80 Factory Editions; preordered April 2016
Poppy
Light Apricot
Poppy Periwinkle
Estimated 30 Artist Editions & 75-80 Factory Editions; preordered August 2016
Poppy
Dark Cacao
Percy Pumpernickle
Estimated 30 Artist Editions & 75-80 Factory Editions; preordered August 2016



Janice's Maggie the Magician from MDCC 2014

Shaira's Ellemeno from the Pre-preorder of December 2014

Eddie Moon

Luna the Mermaid

Luna in one of Shaira's hand crafted doll rooms. This one is a Mermaid Grotto.

A precious group of Shaira's tinies redressed

For those of you waiting to bring a tiny home, here is a chart of measurements:

Measurement
Size
Wig Size
5-6”
Eye Size
8 mm
Shoe Size
Lati Yellow
Faun Height
7”
Tinies Height
6.5”
Shoulders
Chest
Waist
Hips

If you are wanting to add a Nikki Britt tiny to your collection, you shouldn't have too much difficulty obtaining one. The prices range from $350-$900, both through private sales and auctions. Prices do depend on whether you have a basic edition doll, artist edition doll, or OOAK. From what has been observed over the past year, you can expect to pay $400-$500 for a faun, in either an auction sale or a private sale. For any of the MDCC dolls, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500-$700 in a private sale. For Ellemeno or Ellabella, you can expect to pay anywhere from $600-$900. These dolls seem to be the most popular in the secondary market and therefore command the highest prices. Olivia dolls are currently selling for $350-$700, depending on whether you have a basic doll or an artist edition. 

Thank you for reading this guide to Nikki Britt's dolls. If you have any suggestions, or if you own any of the OOAK dolls and want your doll added to the known doll spreadsheet, please send me a message and let me know! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Nikki Britt Resin Dolls: A Complete Guide Part 2 (YOSD)

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With special thanks to Janice Scott for her collaboration 

Dolls created by sculptor Nikki Britt have become one of the most coveted brands in today’s doll collecting community. As new collectors continue to discover her work, naturally, many questions arise about them. This guide is meant to answer many of those questions, with an explanation of her types of dolls, prices of her dolls, and of course, what everyone wants to know, how to get one of her precious creations.

In attempt to make this guide more digestible, I will break it into 3 parts: MSD size, YOSD size, and Tiny size.


My Adeline, enjoying the beach

Currently, Nikki has released 2 sculpts in YOSD size. They are known as Adeline and Peppermint Annie. The resin colors for these dolls is peppermint green, apricot, fair, and opaque (vanilla?). Peppermint Annie has almost the same facial sculpt as the MSD Pepper Annie, just in a YOSD size. The resin colors and characters known are as follows:

Sculpt
Resin Color
Character Name
Quantity Known
Adeline King
Opaque
Adeline
1 Known
Adeline King
Apricot
Adeline
Est. 10 show dolls, Preordering Dec 2016
Peppermint Annie
Green
Peppermint Annie
Estimated 40
Mini Pepper Annie
Fair (maybe)
Mini Pepper Annie
7 Known, Preordering 2017

Adeline King was the first doll Nikki introduced, by showing collectors via her Facebook page her work in progress photos. She was first made available for sale at IDTS 2016, in a nude, basic edition for $650. This is where I purchased my Adeline, who Nikki said had a resin color of opaque. There were 2 other Adeline’s available there, if memory serves me correctly, they were both apricot colored (she may have said they were fair, I sadly cannot remember). Later in 2016, several full set Adeline’s were available for purchase from Nikki’s table at MDCC, and these had the apricot colored resin. The price charged for these Adeline’s was $775. Adeline is scheduled to preorder in December of 2016, and there will be artist full sets available as well as basic factory dolls. The pricing for these dolls is yet to be seen.

Janice's OOAK Adeline from MDCC 2016

My Adeline, from IDTS 2016

Also at MDCC 2016, Nikki had an event called “Down the Storyhole”. The event doll was Peppermint Annie, and each one is an OOAK artist edition, fully customized by Nikki. The cost for the event, which included the doll, was $650. For about 2 months prior to the event, MDCC organizers opened the event to absentee registrants. If you could not physically attend MDCC, you could still register as an absentee for $150, and then register for Nikki’s event to receive Peppermint Annie. This is how I acquired mine.


My Peppermint Annie

As if there weren’t enough dolls to make your heart skip a beat, Nikki’s centerpiece dolls for her event were Mini Pepper Annie’s. The price for these centerpiece dolls was $850, and they were each OOAK created by Nikki. They will be available for preorder, as either artist full sets or factory basic sets early in 2017.


Janice's Mini Pepper Annie

For MDCC 2017, Nikki will be the featured artist. The cost to attend is $150, and the cost of the doll is $625. Based on that cost, we believe the event doll will also be YOSD sized. This is a great opportunity for someone who has been wanting a special Nikki doll to get one. I will update and confirm more details once they release pictures of the souvenir doll.

Here is a size chart for those of you waiting on a YOSD:


Measurement
Size
Wig Size
7-8”
Eye Size
14 mm
Shoe Size
38mm x 17 mm fit well, can also use Littlefee
Height
Shoulders

Chest
Waist
Clothing Size
Wears Littlefee clothing


You are in luck if you love Nikki’s YOSD sized dolls, as they are scheduled for her next two preorders. Don’t miss out, as her preorders often sell within minutes. If you want purchase one, I advise that you be ready, at your computer, with payment information in hand, at the moment the dolls go live. The faster you can get the doll in your cart, the better the chance you have. Once you have checked out, the doll is yours! If you want an artist full set, Nikki takes orders through her Facebook page. There are a limited number of those available, since she customizes each one herself, but they are not out of reach. You can drop her a message when she makes them available and you have a good chance at getting one. Best of luck to everyone and I can’t wait to see your pictures once these girls start coming home!

Nikki Britt Resin Dolls: A Complete Guide Part 1 (MSD)

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With special thanks to Janice Scott for her collaboration 

Dolls created by sculptor Nikki Britt have become one of the most coveted brands in today’s doll collecting community. As new collectors continue to discover her work, naturally, many questions arise about them. This guide is meant to answer many of those questions, with an explanation of her types of dolls, prices of her dolls, and of course, what everyone wants to know, how to get one of her precious creations.

In attempt to make this guide more digestible, I will break it into 3 parts: MSD size, YOSD size, and Tiny size.



My own Nikki Britt family -- Wendy Weird, Olivia, Phoebe Phantom, Tutti, and Adeline

Currently, Nikki has released three different sculpts in her MSD size. They are known as Wendy, Phoebe, and Pepper Annie. There have been five resin colors which the MSD sized dolls have been available in, although not each sculpt is available in each resin color. The colors are white, glow in the dark, fair (vanilla), chocolate, and tan. A few of the sculpt/resin colors are particular characters, as follows:

Sculpt
Resin Color
Character Name
Quantity Known
Pepper Annie
Fair
Pepper Annie
Estimated 60
Pepper Annie
Chocolate
Tutti Frutti
Estimated 10
Pepper Annie
Tan
Pia
1
Wendy
White
Wendy Weird
80
Wendy
White
Wacky Wendy Clown (Each OOAK)
Estimated 3
Wendy
Fair
Peter Pickle (Male)
4, 3 OOAK Peters & 1 OOAK Harry Potter
Wendy
Fair
Piper Pickle (Female)
Currently 2
Wendy
Chocolate
OOAK
3
Wendy
Tan
OOAK (Naomi)
1 OOAK Fullset, 1 Nude
Phoebe
Glow In The Dark
Phoebe Phantom
80
Phoebe
Fair
OOAK
Estimated 2
Phoebe
Tan
OOAK Phoebe Phae
1

Pepper Annie was the first MSD released. She was released in a pre-order edition of 50 on March 1st, 2014, and is arguably the most sought after Nikki doll. There are also a handful of Peppers that were sold at various doll shows, probably bringing the total number to somewhere around 60.

Janice's beautiful OOAK Pirate Pepper Annie

Janice's 2 OOAK Pepper Annies

Because Pepper Annie is so popular and well-loved, she is very difficult to get second hand. Even though there are a larger quantity of Pepper Annies out in the world, they very rarely come up for sale. The last known Pepper Annie to be sold was done so on eBay, and had a final sales price of $3,174.

 I took a screenshot of the completed eBay listing, for posterity. 

In the time that I have been collecting Nikki’s dolls, this is the only Pepper Annie that I have even seen be sold. In a private sale with another collector (not an auction), someone looking to buy a Pepper Annie can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000-$3,000. Price may vary depending on whether the Pepper Annie is a show OOAK, full-set, or a basic doll. You may also stumble upon an altruistic collector who does not want charge an exorbitant amount for their doll, but I can say that is very unlikely. Most of the Pepper Annies seem to be in their forever homes, and only tend to come up for sale when a collector has a financial emergency. If you really want a Pepper Annie, do not give up hope. Your best strategy is to place Want To Buy ads in the Nikki Britt Fans Facebook group, Resin Café, and other doll collecting communities. You will need to have your money ready, so that when she comes up for sale you are ready to act, because there are many collectors who are ready, willing, and able to pay a hefty sum to own a Pepper Annie.

The next MSDs that were available as a preorder were Wendy Weird and Phoebe Phantom, in August of 2014. They were originally sold for $850 each for a full-set. They were also available as basic dolls without the wigs and outfits.


Wendy Weird

Phoebe Phantom

There were 80 of each doll available, making them the most common of Nikki’s MSD dolls. Wendy Weird rarely comes up for sale, but it does happen from time to time. If you are looking to own a Wendy for yourself, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,200-$2,000 in a private sale. The price can vary between full sets and basic edition dolls, and can also be affected by the condition of the doll’s face-up. I have not seen any come up for auction in the past year, so it is difficult to ascertain what her sales price would be at auction.  My advice for getting your own Wendy Weird is the same as it is for Pepper Annie: post a Want To Buy in doll communities, and be ready with your funds. I did this and was able to get my Wendy within ONE week of searching. I think I must have had some great dolly karma built up because I am not sure these results are typical, however, they do come up for sale, and if you are persistent, you should be able to add one to your collection.

The easiest of Nikki’s MSDs to get is Phoebe Phantom. Many people are not fans of the glow in the dark resin, but I can tell you, she is absolutely beautiful. I do not regret for one second buying mine. If you are really wanting to own one of these amazing works of art, do not discount Phoebe Phantom. At auction or private sale, you can expect to pay anywhere from $900-$1,200 for a Phoebe Phantom. I have seen 2 or 3 come up for auction on eBay, generally with a final sales price under $1,000. I have also seen several sold privately, including my own which I obtained privately.

Screen shot of ended Phoebe Phantom listing, ended in October 2016


If you want to add Phoebe Phantom to your collection, my advice is to watch eBay auctions daily, post a Want To Buy in several doll communities, and again, be ready when the time comes. There is not as much competition for Phoebe, so you don’t have to act quite as quickly, but you should still be ready in order to secure your doll.

As of now, these are the only MSDs that Nikki has offered for preorder. There are however, quite a few other MSDs floating around out there, so I want to talk about those next.

Tutti Frutti is a character created by Nikki using the Pepper Annie sculpt, but using chocolate resin. 

Janice's OOAK Tuttis

My OOAK Tutti, Forest Queen Tutti from IDTS 2016

There was a preorder planned for Tutti, but due to the unscrupulous behavior of people prospecting/flipping Nikki’s dolls, the preorder was instead changed to a special order situation. Nikki announced on Facebook that a few Tuttis and Fair Wendys (a preorder had been planned for Peter and Piper Pickle as well) would be available for special order, and that you could message her to secure an order. There was no price announced, but through talking with other collectors and my own conversations with Nikki, I believe prices varied from $1,600-$2,200 per doll, depending on what was ordered. As flippers were getting much more for her dolls, I feel this was more than fair, and discouraged these types of individuals from purchasing her dolls. This allowed people who actually wanted a direct-from-Nikki doll the opportunity to purchase one, and also rewarded the artist for her hard work and creativity.


Janice's Peter Pickle, from the Facebook Special Order

I have only seen a couple of these orders fulfilled so far, but am unsure of the number of dolls that will eventually be in circulation. We currently believe there to be about 10 Tuttis in circulation, most of them being from doll shows. As limited as Tutti is, I have seen several Tuttis come up for sale during the past year. This is surprising given the limited availability and popularity of the Pepper Annie sculpt, however this has been my observation. If you are looking to add Tutti to your collection, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,600-$2,500 in a private sale (there have been no auction sales in the past year). My advice is the same as previously mentioned: post a Want To Buy in doll communities, and be ready with your money.

Lastly, there a few show dolls that have been sold at various doll shows that are out in circulation. They are various resin colors and sculpts. Most of these are in their forever homes, however they do come up for sale from time to time. If you are looking to buy an OOAK from a show, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000-$3,000 in a private sale, depending on what type of doll and costume.


Pia (Tan Pepper Annie), Forest Queen Tutti, and Phoebe Phae, all OOAKs from IDTS 2016

Janice's Collection Includes Many OOAKs 

If you love Nikki’s MSD dolls and want to own one, they are not out of reach, it just takes perseverance and careful planning to obtain one. We believe the days of preorder for her MSDs are over, but that doesn’t mean she won’t offer special editions of MSDs in the future. If you are concerned about the price, yes, you will need to realize you will have to make sacrifices. You could have 4 other brands of MSDs for the price of one Nikki doll, but if you plan correctly and set a goal to add one to your collection, you will succeed!

In the meantime, if you are curious about their measurements and want to get started on collecting wigs, eyes, and clothing, below is a chart that includes some measurements. There are a few seamstresses that sew for Nikki's MSDs on Etsy, and I also like Journey Girls clothing from Toys R Us. They are slightly slimmer than American Girl clothes and fit Nikki's dolls much better. I point out the difference in the hand size because dolls with the starfish hands often have a difficult time getting their hands through tight sleeves.


Measurement
Size
Wig Size
10-11
Eye Size
20 mm
Doll Size
18” doll shoes, OG from Target fits well
Height
18”
Shoulders
4.5”
Chest
7.5”
Waist
8.5”
Hips
10”
Starfish Hands
2” wide from pinky to top of thumb
Bent Finger Hands
1.5” wide from pinky to thumb



I plan to keep this page updated if/when any news of Nikki’s MSDs becomes available. You can also always contact me via Instagram @munecaspoupeesdolls or through my Facebook site (links to the right). If you own any of Nikki’s OOAK dolls and want them to be added to the known doll database, please reach out! We try to keep up with how many dolls are out in circulation but it is not always possible. We will not publicly share any information about your personal collection, we would just like to create a catalog of all of Nikki’s dolls that have been made. Thank you for reading!