Doll Shops Corvallis OR

Local resource for doll shops in Corvallis. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to doll houses, doll clothes, doll accessories, doll collections, toy dolls, Barbie dolls, and porcelain dolls, as well as advice and content on doll museums.

Game Crazy
(541) 752-0112
335 Nw 4th St
Corvallis, OR
 
Trump's Hobbies
(541) 753-7540
2401 Nw Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR
 
Merlyn's Games
(541) 758-1200
425 Sw Madison Ave Ste Q
Corvallis, OR
 
Frogs Pollywogs
(541) 967-3055
222 1st Ave W Ste 2
Albany, OR
 
Toys R US
(541) 917-0676
1950 14th Ave Se
Albany, OR
 
Pegasus Games
(541) 738-8266
217 Nw Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR
 
Toy Factory
(541) 758-5415
442 Sw 2nd St
Corvallis, OR
 
All About Kids
(541) 753-8733
120 Sw 4th St
Corvallis, OR
 
Fantasy Knights
(541) 791-2300
2250 14th Ave Se
Albany, OR
 
The Toy Factory LLC
(541) 758-5415
442 SW Second St
Corvallis, OR
 

Confessions of a Doll-shop-a-holic

Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Are you looking for good deals on dolls? Let me share my tips with you.
Now that I have your attention, I’ll open with my biggest secret: I’m probably the worst bargain shopper in the world when it comes to dolls.

My main problem is loyalty. I have a couple of favorite dealers, even when I come across a better price elsewhere. There are benefits to frequenting a favorite dealer:
  • Customer loyalty programs. Repeat customers often get the best prices from dealers, especially on newly released dolls.
  • Dealer insider specials. If my dealer goes to a convention or show, often she can pick up a special doll or outfit with me in mind.
  • Patronizing the smaller shop. I feel good that my dolly dollars are supporting small business.
A part of my collection is unusual and narrow in focus, and I have commissioned several unique outfits from artists. While this may not be the best way to get a bargain, I am sure to find exactly what I need this way. I’ve found a few people whose work I admire, and I have returned for more pieces later. The benefits are:
  • The artist is familiar with my taste.
  • I’m familiar with the artist’s needs and work habits.
  • The second commission will most likely fit in with my collection, since the artist’s former work is similar in style.
In my collection, I’ve found I really enjoy one-of-a-kind creations. And I really like supporting individuals--be they seamstress, doll art...

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