In Canada we had Mapelia Girls, which only had 4 dolls and were considerably more modern and less cool.
But my friend always brought me the magazines when she came up from Florida, so I do have a sense of what you're talking about. And it sounds like a cool idea!
If any of you do get around to it, I'd love to see photos!
My next con: FanExpo
Femme!Fourth Doctor (Doctor Who) - 85%
Monkey D. Luffy (for Kai) - 0%
Cubone (Pokemon) - 20%
Blackadder Group (Blackadder, Baldrick, George, Melchet, Darling, 'Bob') - 0%