Who better to give Toy & Hobby Retailer the verdict on the Fashion Dolls and Accessories category than mistress of the drape, Australian fashion icon Leona Edmiston? Fiona Cameron reports on the dolls’ day out with the designer.

THR takes a stroll with the fashionable set, applauds those whose gifts will help save the world, nay, the universe and admires the ones that do little else but look good sitting still.

There has been much to celebrate this year for Helen Schofield, the driving force behind Australian Girl, and the dolls’ fans.

Lundby doll houses are designed and developed in Sweden to 1:18 scale and feature a unique, purpose-built 4.5 volt child-safe lighting system.

NICI Minilina lives in a beautiful, blue house and is always with her friend Little Bear (found in a cute pouch on her dress). This high quality doll is sure to be the ultimate best friend for all little girls.

Miniland developed a reputation in the educational market for quality, durable and safe products that come with teaching guides for teachers and parents, so children can learn while they play.

From Australian Toy Sales, the Fairytale Dollhouse includes two enchanting figures, heart-shaped trees, the classic white picket fence, a welcome sign, a table and chairs.