I was very excited to check out the 80's doll, remember
how old I am! ;)
I wanted to take one of these home for myself!
I felt like a Myumee myself! What an honor!
do you get when you mix fireworks, mega-malls, and myumees? You get an
incredible weekend like the one I just had in Vancouver, Canada!
Going up to catch the local fireworks competition, I also had the rare and
awesome opportunity to meet Sean Tataryn, creator of the only line of
Madonna dolls in the world. Charming from the get-go, he was waiting for
me at the entryway to his apartment with his adorable pooch. Sean’s
entire line of Madonna dolls was not at his place, but I did get the
pleasure of seeing two new dolls, one recreating her Oscars appearance for
“Sooner or Later” and the other for her video for “You’ll
See.” Two other faves, one of the Drowned World Tour and the other an
80’s classic, were also on hand. I was amazed at how big they were,
somehow I pictured them smaller. They were also a lot of fun to hold and
the details were very significant on all the creations. Sean himself was
eager to talk about what brought the Myumees to where they are today. And
so we dug in.
Tired of wondering why there were no Madonna dolls on the market, and
equally annoyed at the crop of celebrity “Barbie” dolls out there,
Sean decided to take his doll-making talent in a different direction.
(Sean has been making dolls since he was 12 – back when they were called
bubble babies). A friend suggested he try “dolling up” some clones of
his favorite artist and the rest was history. He also dabbled in other
celebrities including Marilyn Manson, The Crocodile Hunter, and Whoopi
Goldberg. The response has been immense. Sharing a book he just made for
his presentation at the Granville Optical in Vancouver, 3x5 cards scream
out with requests to buy the dolls. Yep, you heard that right, they’re
not for sale yet. But Sean hopes to hook up with a toy dealer soon and get
Myumees out on the market. I know I’ll be getting one when they are!
Thanks Sean for a wonderful visit and for making Vancouver such a fun
trip! Learn more about Myumees on Sean’s site or check out
on our site here!
Thank you Sean!