Doll Shops Springfield MO

Local resource for doll shops in Springfield. 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.

Meta Games Unlimited
(417) 862-9114
2941 E Chestnut Expy
Springfield, MO
 
Geekerz
(417) 869-3131
320 Park Central E
Springfield, MO
 
Diamonds Dolls
(417) 866-8111
511 E Saint Louis St
Springfield, MO
 
Gold Minds
(417) 890-1926
3354 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Something Is Good Incorporated
(417) 889-0200
2528 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Game Crazy
(417) 883-8788
1400 W Battlefield St
Springfield, MO
 
Something Is Good, Inc Action Figure Toy Store
(417) 889-0200
2528a S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Sandy Dolls Incorporated
(417) 831-9127
3031 E Cherry St
Springfield, MO
 
Trainland Hobbies
(417) 881-5995
3121 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Battlefield Station Family Hobbies
(417) 887-5592
2764 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
 

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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