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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

QCBDC Spring Doll Show Saturday April 14 at Entertrainment Junction

Do you collect dolls?  Are you looking for a gift for your favorite child?  Then come to the Queen City Beautiful Doll Club’s spring show and sale, Saturday April 14 at EnterTRAINment Junction.  Conveniently located at 7379 Squire Court, EnterTRAINment Junction is right off I-75 in West Chester, OH 45069.  
Vintage Barbies in all price ranges and conditions will be for sale
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free.  Each paid admission will receive a discount coupon for EnterTRAINment Junction’s train exhibit.  The show will be full of dolls of every price range, for kids and collectors alike.  Bring the family and spend the day!
Not just Barbies, lots of other dolls will be for sale, old and new

The Queen City Beautiful Doll Club (formerly known as the Queen City Barbie Doll Club) sponsors the show.  Because of the former name, many think the show just features Barbie, but dolls of all types and price ranges will be for sale from dealers from OH, KY, IN, and MI.  There will be a special emphasis on fashion dolls like Barbie, Fashion Royalty, Monster High, Bratz, Tonner, and Madame Alexander.  There also will be miniatures for those who like to create scenes for their dolls or just play, as well as some action figures and other toys.  Members of the club will have a free display outside the show, giving customers ideas how to have fun with their collections.

Dealers and customers love the bright facility, wide aisles and friendly and helpful staff at EnterTRAINment Junction.  Many people come to spend the day, shopping at the show, having lunch at the snack bar and coming back to shop some more.    Since the show moved from a Sharonville hotel a few years ago, it has attracted many new dealers and customers.

Dr. Zorkon did some amazing displays at the fall show.  He'll be back to show more of his creative magic, inspiring collectors to play

“EnterTRAINment Junction has hosted events for collectors of miniatures and action figures so it seemed like a perfect fit for our doll show,” Mt. Lookout resident Margie Schultz, president of the QCBDC, said.  “Many people who visited EnterTRAINment Junction for other reasons saw our signs and flyers the last few years and have come to our spring and fall shows.  Last fall, club member Mark Koehler (known in many online groups as Dr. Zorkon) did a fabulous display that gave customers ideas on what they can do with their dolls and action figures.  Club friend Keith Davis (known as Gunshycc) presented a slide show illustrating some of the creative things collectors do.  It all proves that you’re never too old to play and have fun with your dolls.”

There will be a variety of non-dolls for those who prefer bears and toys
Check out photos of previous shows on the club’s Facebook 

The Queen City Beautiful Doll Club meets once a month to talk about Barbie and other fashion dolls.  The club changed its name in 2013 to reflect the changing tastes of its members.  “When the club formed in 1993, Barbie was the only fashion doll aimed at adult collectors,” Schultz explained.  “Now there are a variety of dolls of all sizes that are marketed by Integrity Toys, Madame Alexander, Tonner and other companies.  Additionally, some of our members collect bigger dolls, like American Girls.  We wanted our name to include everyone, not just Barbie collectors.”  

Barbies of all eras will be available, both loose and in the box
Members reside in Mt. Lookout, Norwood, Oakley, Clifton, Hamilton, Fairfield, Middletown, Kettering, Colerain Township, Anderson and West Chester as well as Cold Spring, Edgewood and Crittenden, KY.  Meetings generally are held one Sunday a month at 1:30 p.m. at the Sharonville Library.  Sometimes there is an organized program on a specific doll or theme; other meetings are more social, with everyone discussing their latest purchases, recent shows or conventions, or sharing news about dolls.  

The club also has workshops and demonstrations of various doll-related crafts and customization techniques.  If you’re interested in attending a meeting or have questions about the spring doll show, please call 513-207-8409 or email

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