My Bingo Answers

I posted my completed bingo cards on Tumblr, but here is the text version of what I checked off.

General Edition
* Other Countries: I have dolls from Japan, Korea and China.
* Anthro: I. Love. Anthros. Pinkie Cooper, Hujoo Freya, Petworks Nikki, Peteena, Petworks Kuma Bolo and Usaggie, Coco Tribe, Luts Zuzu Delf, the MH animal-people…it’s best to end list now but I have at least one doll from each of those.
* Period Dress: I keep starting and never finishing (loosely?) historical costumes. I do have a Madame Alexander outfit from a Little Women doll, though, and I had a southern belle outfit that I gave away when I was 12ish. :<
* Older Than Me: Peteena, my G1 Strawberry Shortcakes, most of the G1 MLP, the Davtex doll I found, a Maddie Mod, vintage knock-off Skipper, legit vintage Skooter and Live Action Skipper, my Sindys, Cover Girl Darci…might have missed one or two.
* Childhood Dolls Left: A few survived! Babysitter Skipper, Maxie, Pony Bride, 92’ Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Muffin and Lime Chiffon. Conditions were…mixed.

Multiples of a Character: I have a few Maxies, a few Skippers, the Mane cast of MLP, multiple generations of a few SSC characters, MH Catty Noir, Pullip, Licca, Liccas’s parents, Koby, Eitan and Jade of the Bratz.
* Relationships: Haven’t really thought much on dolly relationships since my heavy Bratz days. One Koby was dating an Eitan, the other was interessted in Dana.
More recent dolls? Licca’s parents and grand parents are, of course, couples. One of my Pullips has a Taeyang boyfriend. Maybe more couples will pop up, as I finish projects.
* Celeb. Dolls: I have an Uno Kanda doll :3 I actually don’t know a lot about her, I got the doll because it was inexpensive, articulated and had a beautiful face print.
* Preorders: My Petworks dolls were all pre-orders. The resin BJDs, I guess? Since they weren’t in hand at the time?

* Dolls Aged 30+: Licca’s parents, grandmothers and grandfather are all 30+. Plus, I have the Happy Family Grandma head on a regular Barbie body.
* Related: THREE GENERATION OF LICCA, BABY! Grandparents, parents, Licca and the siblings. I have 3 of the 3 MH Wolf siblings. My multiple Bratz Kobys were related, as where the Eitans.
* Furniture: A fair amount, between what I’ve bought and what I have made. I am trying to do more MAKING, lately. (*COUGH*MyFroggyStuff*COUGH*

* 14+ Joints: Volks Dollfie 27cm and three piece Obitsus. ‘Nuff said.
* Bought For Clothing: I don’t do often because I usually don’t see good enough deals to justify getting a doll and getting rid of the doll it’self. I did mercilessly buy and strip the cheaper High School Musical dolls, though. And there was a Kari Mitchell doll who hit the donation bag as soon as I got home.
* NRFB: The first MH Catty Noir and a Sega Kohran Li from Sakura Wars are permenantly chilling in their boxes.
* Buying Miniatures: A decent collection :3 I am making a better effort to sort my props by type (hello Rainbow Loom boxes!) and keep a running catalog of what I have, to avoid buying things identical to what I already have. (NO. MORE. WINE BOTTLES.) I really like Re-Ment and Orcara (Art of Wine, Fruits and Cooking with Master as full sets! Yay!) but I keep my eye out for things that aren’t being sold specifically for dolls but work. Like “3D cabochons”. I am also trying to MAKE more things.
* Gotten Someone Else To Join: Yup! She’s not really into dolls anymore but a regular friend did end up a dolly friend for a bit 😀

* 100+ Dolls?: Uh, yes. I keep a catalog of which dolls I have and population numbers. I have, indeed, passed 100 and made Adult Choices ™ to prune a bit.
* Anime-Style: Only most of them :3 I like a “cute adult” type look and anime-style dolls fit the bill.
* Wings: Rochelle, the Gargoyle CAM and some WIP fairies.
* Blogging: Tumblr and this main WordPress 😀

Creative Edition
* Rerooting: Heck yah, I have rooted a doll! I have rooted quite a few. I have never sold a reroot, though, because I worry that it’s not up to snuff. I use the knot method so, while there is no glue in the head, there are a lot of knots. I HAVE done the locked-loop method, but it takes me a ridiculous amount of time and I keep dropping loops. :<
* Head Shrinking: I have shrunk a number of test heads. I have a couple that I plan to try at some point in the future.
* Sculpting from Scratch: I have actually tried to sculpt a doll twice. One was suposed to be a 1/6 version of the Super Dollfie body and one was when I never thought I’d be able to buy a Blythe or Licca. Both were sculpted based on measurements to be about the right size. I had problems making the ball-joints for the tiny SD and the Licca-size doll’s torso ended up broken. Both ended up in the trash. I’ll try again some day, though.

* Tatoos: I gave an action figure a bunch of them with a dollar store fake tattoo sheet. When I was just starting customizing, I painted a few directly on a Barbie and sealed them with clear nailpolish that later went gooey -_-
* Wigs: I have made wigs with hot glue in the past and yarn and I am messing around with latex mold maker and mohair now. It all goes south at the part. I can’t seem to do it without the latex making it look all gross. (I also tried hard cap wig making but had a similar problem, just with epoxy glue on my hands)
* Rooted Lashes: I have rooted lashes on a few dolls :3 I like to use nylon because it’s usually stiffer than saran.
* Hair Transplant: Back when I couldn’t get new doll hair, I did try using some hair off a doll with a messsed up face. The hair wasn’t in very good condition, though, so it wasn’t that great. Lately, I have harvested nylon from baited MLP to fill in bangs for others, since you can’t buy exact matches,
* Scars/Injuries/Gore Mods: When I first started, I customized a doll store doll with scars. I made them LAVENDER. I was going for that faded purple-y look some older scars have.

*Shoes: I have made a few pairs of sandals (foam or cork), slippers (foam and fleece) and boots out of felt. Attempts at doing legit looking boots or flats have failed, so far.
* Eyes: I have made doll eyes using the DIY kits and I made Animetic-style eyes using polymer clay and Blythe chips.
* I have made food items with polymer clay or Model Magic. Books, present boxes, a spear…um…I made an attempt at sculpting a sewing machine. I unearthed a poorly-made Game Boy from back when I collected Bratz 😀

* Mod for Posing: I shaved the back of someone’s knee…but whose what it? I have also taken apart a couple doll parts to unstick a moving part.
* Sock Clothing: I have been buying up dollar store socks to make wee sweaters, lately. I need to get more of them finished…
* Adding/Removing Body Parts: I have a partially finished Rin Tezuka doll. Rin doesn’t have lower arms, so the arms had to be modified and rounded off.
* Repainting I have repainted dolls. I stopped because I felt like they never turned out right (which is the oposite of what you do to get better….)

* Resculpting Faces: I have a partially finished fantasy Dwarf doll whose face is entirely resculpted and a shrunken My Scene head with the beginnings of a muzzle.
* Making Furniture: I have made a bunch of chairs, couches, some flower boxes, a bed (that broke :<), a bench, eeee…probably other things.
* Natural Fiber: I have rerooted with mohair a few times :3 Probably the only natural fiber I’ll try, apart from felted wool dreadlocks (Ugh! They take so long!)
* Big Head to Bigger Body: My rerooted Ddung head is on a Moxie Girlz body, instead of her original tiny one. I have a rerooted Mame Momoko head on an Obitsu body I need to photograph, too.
* Non Fabric Clothing: Tissue paper dress!

(Stuff in blue is what I’ll try in the future. Decals and a 3+ hybrid body. I already have the decals, so that will happen much sooner.)

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Pruning Flickr Groups

Okay, so I got a Flickr message from a member of the RD & DH Doll Hair Color Reference group, complaining about how there are so many improperly tagged photos that it’s hurting the usefulness of the group.

I have kind of let things go a bit because I didn’t want to be The Bad Guy and get on people’s cases but, shit, something had to be done to pull it back in to shape. I just finished sending off a batch of notices, asking people to add more info to their pics, and deleted about 25 that were straight up against the rules. (Alpaca from Etsy? No. Dolls with their original hair? No.)

I also removed a bunch of photos from the Junky Spot/Hujoo Freya/Freyr group I admin. Phoebe, Nano Rabi and Albu? Fine, they can also be posted. But no regular Hujoos. It’s not a general Hujoo group.

Gaaah. When you join these groups, you see the rules. Why do people not read them? -_-

Wave 13 BBs are here! Ginger Breadhouse is (probably) not a cookie, Forest Pixies

Woo! So, the local stores are starting to get the Wave 13 BBs in. Thanks to the little clear windows, I have the ones I wanted.
What was weird is that I had heard the solid colored ones were chase figures but I had no trouble getting them at all. They seem to just be regular figures!

The sad thing was that there were, like, 4 empty bags laying around. Somebody is stealing them again :<

I’ve mentioned the complaints about EAH not having enough non-white characters in it and Willow being made out of wood. I came across a post that was upset that people are saying Ginger Breadhouse is a cookie, insted of an actual human being with darker skin. I didn’t see the post it was refering to, but I wonder if it might be because the author was confused on whose kid Ginger is? Like, maybe they think she’s the Gingerbread Man’s daughter insted of the (human) witch’s from Hanzel and Gretel? That’s what I thought at first, so I could see the mistake being made.

I’d like to see this girl get a doll. Gauzy fabric, golden jewelery, big flower in her hair ❤ If they do, I hope I like the results. They don’t always translate the cartoon look to dolls well.
My money is on her being Aladdin’s daughter. She could totally be Scheherazade’s child, but it will depend on if Mattel wants to go with a character that kidlets probably haven’t heard of yet.

The Forest Pixies are so cute! I hate that they will be un-articulated but…rebody? I like the names “Featherly” and “Harelow ” a lot but Deerla is the one with the best chance of joining my collection.

MLP, Sailor Moon Rement, SSC Knock-Off, BE Goths, Miniature Food, Romantickle Jungle

Bleh. The stores are pretty dry when it comes to new MLP right now. TRU had a poster, though Applejack was missing from it :< C’mon, Hasbro! I get that Rainbow Dash, Twilight and Pinkie are your “main three” or that you sometimes leave out Rarity and AJ. But JUST AJ? Double :<

Sailor Senshi no Nichijou Re-ment set photos are out! I don’t find them that exciting but they are a nice, solid set of props. They would be PARTICULARLY good in photos if you paired them with some dolls of the characters.

Huh! Darice made Dress Me dolls and there were a lot of Strawberry Shortcake wannabes produced but I didn’t know Darice did a SSC-like Dress Me doll. Neat that they actually scented it!

Back in 2003, I REALLY wanted the Bleeding Edge Goth fashion dolls. Goth fashion, colored hair… they were amazing to me. Well, I couldn’t get them, due to not being able to order online, but that may not be a bad thing. Yeah, I guess they melt and discolor.

I mean, I guess the storage method could have been at fault but it wouldn’t be the first time a doll/toy has degraded over time. Regrind spots on legs, where some brands reused plastic. Green spots on Darci arms from the inside wires. The glue issue with MH and other Mattel dolls. Hell, the hair on the Strawberry Shortcake dolls they made in 2003 can become so brittle it BREAKS OFF AT THE SCALP. Yikes.

I am not into Fashion Royalty so I had no idea that they had switched switched plastics for the body at one point, only to have fans complain the better quality plastic “felt cheap”. So FR put a metal hex nut inside to weight it. OMG! XD

I was at the library when I spied Miniature Food Masterclass by Angie Scarr on the shelf. Some of it is probably going to be beyond my skill but I can totally try some of the less complicated stuff. Olivies are do-able and I wanna try the sliced banana cane and satsumas. Something that puts me off some of the ideas, though, is that they use real food items like semolina in them. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t worry so much. Maybe keeping them bagged up when they aren’t in use, along with any varnish, would be enough to keep them in good condition?

Angie Scarr’s site sells the food premade, as well as premade canes. She also has a YouTube account with video tutorials.

Hmm…I should probably grab up some leaves, now that it’s Spring, and make my own custom molds for putting veins on things.

I’m not really a fan of Pooyan’s cat and bunny dolls but check out this frog woman! She has such a sweet face ❤ The kimono makes the body look a bit larger, but you can see a white version in lingerie here.

Kayke Knadle MH, Ringdoll Limiteds, My Little Pony

Kayke Knadle’s Monster High “BJD”. As she said, it’s not an actual BJD but the Inner Monster head was used so the doll could come with a set of expression face plates, like some BJD do. Came out really cool! :O

Oh man. Going through Ringdoll’s old limited/event items.

Fat Happiness and the Fat Peanuts. Gosh…there are no words. Look at that first photo after the break. He’s holding his chubby little cheeks, just over the moon to be standing there with those bizarre, naked peanut people.

Easter Bunny. She’s so cute! I was checking the page for another doll when she popped up on the “today view” bar and I was like “What? An anthro I don’t know about??” Just precious and it’s strange to me that they went to the trouble of creating her to only use her as a limited gift. I was going to ask on DOA to see if anyone could take owner photos, then realised that it’s more than a little early for anyone to have recieved their stuff. Maybe by August?

Comic Head, a gift for the attendees of a Children’s Day Event. It kind of reminds me of the vinyl heads for the 1/6 scale Obitsu kids, except cast in resin.

Not a limited thing but I am very much not a member of Camp Mona. I would not want to own a doll that looks that depressed. When she comes up on confession sites or forums, people who dig her say stuff like “What, so you can’t look at artwork where people are sad or watch movies where people cry? You want all dolls to have a bland expression?” But, you see, my issue with her is that she’s ALWAYS so depressed. If if she had removeable face plates (like the above MH) and this was one of her expressions it would be awesome. But I already have enough sadness in my life, having Mona looking back and me when I’m trying to keep up my pep…I don’t think it would help.

I was thinking…it’s funny how I was originally disapointed that the G4 ponies were so small but when offered the possibility of buying the Fashion Style ones that are similar sized to the old ones, I usually pass. I have an Applejack and a Rarity thus far and it would take a mighty special design (or a mighty good thrift store deal) for me to add more. I guess I just got used to being able to fit all my G4s into a relatively small space.

W00p w00p! Lots of photos of the upcomming Apple Family toys. The Big McIntosh is the same one that’s come in blindbags and the AJ-Granny-BM figure set. All those new molds, including 2 two new Applejacks and UNCLE APPLE STRUDEL but nothing new for Big Mac? ;_; Poor muffin.

Setting Up Catagories/Tags and a Few More Reposts

So, apparently WordPress does tags AND catagories. It’s a bit confusing but I figure that I will give major subjects their own catagory and tags will be for anything I don’t post about much or for getting more specific (“BJD” is a catagory, “Hujoo” is a tag).

Ah, shoot. A few non-pattern entries managed to get into the text file for the pattern mega-post. Here they are:

Doll Painting Tutorials

Originally Posted: 08-26-2012
I get a lot of hits from people looking for Obitsu and Volks painting how-tos because I did an entry a while back. So, might as well give the people a bit of what they want, eh? 😀 Did a bit of searching to see if I could find any more.

Kutsuneko’s Painting Tutorial (Japanese):Part 1,Part 2, Part 3
Kutsuneko reccomends a B pencil for drawing the face on first. Gaaah. I bought myself a B8 or something ^^;; Should still work, right?

Birdhead’s Painting Tutorial (Japanese) Something you see in both of these tutorials is the checking off the faces in a mirror to seee if they are even and using lines to keep things straight. Kutsuneko’s are imaginary but Birdhead’s is one of the ones that suggests literal lines painted on in pale brown paint and removed later.

One of Kutsuneko’s linked sites is Rapunzel. I was drawn in by Suiseiseki eyes on the banner. They have done some seriously awsome anime-based dolls. And they list which bodies/heads/hair they used on each doll  which I HIGHLY approve of.

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Mahou Tsukai Sally Dolls

Originally Posted: 08-23-2012

Whoaaaah. Blogdrive did a bit of changing around. You get used to one layout and colour scheme, then when they change it it’s all awkward and disorienting.

Check out this Spanish Mahou Tsukai Sally Doll by Furga! Not quite sure they they opted to give her such dark hair but it’s awsome they made one.

For official dolls, I think the only other one was this one from the second series. Toys were made other than that but it was mostly wands, lockets and little figures.

For fan made ones, there’s this blue eyes doll and the artist’s second try, with brown eyes and the trademark red dress. The dress set was actually put out by AZONE and can be seen in box here. So cool *_* The Sally-chan Costume Set was put out for Wonder Festival 2006 Summer Limited 100 pcs.

For doll COSPLAY, there’s this group of BJDs. Sally, Yoshiko, Yoshiko’s triplet brothers, Kabu and Poron. That’s a pretty decent group! Er, that was my SECOND thought. My first one when I scrolled to the group shot was “Whoah! Yoshiko’s boobs!” Dollfie Dreams are crazy-endowed.

(MTS was never translated in to English but the Skaro Hunting Society has subbed a few episodes.)

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Mission Peteena? Completed.
Originally Posted: 11-01-2008
Gaiz, I have a Peteena. Her name is Anya and she’s been rerooted with a Raspberry Sorbet nylon center part.
Anya on the Stone Steps

You know, some people hate nylon. This was my first time using it. I do still prefer saran but if I need a certain color and I can’t get it in saran I WILL use nylon. Nylon is also suposed to be better for curls and waves. Anya sort of have waves but I was so gungho to photgraph her finished that I only left the braids in for a night.

The nose tip had to be fixed. What did I use? KISS brand acrylic nail fill-in. The Nailene deluxe kit was recommended but it’s almost twice the KISS one. So far it’s holding up fine.

Welcome to the New Blog! <3

I joined Blogdrive on November 3rd, 2003 and made 507 entries between then and March 12th, 2015. 11 Years and 4 months in the same place, averaging out to one entry every 8 days. It recieved 36,137 visits I considered moving the doll blog a few times, usually because the service being down. I stayed, mostly out of sentimentality. The Blogdrive edition even outlived my Geocities doll site by 6 years.

What is the straw that broke the camel’s back? My account has been disabled.
You've Got To Be Kidding Me
No e-mail and, as of this writing, no response back. It’s been a week. That says to me that maybe it’s time to pull up stakes.


I have been going through my doll collection and donating or adding to the sales bin the dolls that just don’t do it for me anymore. This isn’t me “growing out of” the hobby, why would I make a new blog account if I was? It’s just a change. Casting out the junk to make more room to enjoy what I have, as well as future purchases.


Like-wise, I have gone through my Blogdrive entries and made copies of anything that I decided had some sort of value. A lot of old entries were just information that was useful when it was relevant but boring and useless now. Some of it was just me complaining or asking questions. From the original 507, less than 200 were actually worth saving to repost. So, let’s get to reposting!


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“WTF is a ‘scurf’?” or I Cleaned Raw Mohair


Originally Posted: 03-12-2015
Mohair Cleaning
So, I bought some mohair, from Mohairwig.com, for rooting/making wigs. As well as the little package of yearling hair that was already fairly clean (1oz), I also got a bag of raw fleece from a slightly older goat (3oz). It was the same price for 3x the fleece and I was pretty sure I had cleaned mohair before so why not?

I open the bag and the smell fills the room. A smell that says “welcome to my barn”. Uh…I think maybe the mohair I had bought before, that I thought was raw, may have been at least a little cleaned. Or maybe it was because it was a smaller bag? It didn’t smell anywhere this powerful.

I start washing it in a little bucket. Every time I wet a bunch, the smell gets worse. The middle photo shows what it looked like after the initial wash to get the worst of it off. But…there was this flakey white stuff that wasn’t comming out with soap and water…

I learned a new word. “Scurf”. Basically, goat or sheep danderuff. I guess this batch came off some really flakey goats? I looked up what to do about it and someone suggested using a dog slicker brush to get it out. I happened to already have some so I tried it and it worked well.

The last photo shows the mohair after it was cleaned. I lost A LOT to the process, mostly to the de-scurfing. There were the clean locks but the hair that pulled away with the scurf was all coated with it and….brr. Nasty. How much did I lose? About 50%. I still came out ahead, price-wise, and the locks are now so beautiful that I feel I should save them for something special. But, I don’t think I’ll do it again, unless I get a really, REALLY amazing deal. The extra half ounce isn’t worth the smell and the goat flakes.

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MLP, Lottie Finn, Frozen, TMNT, Decendants, Custom Hujoo Amie


Originally Posted: 02-18-2015
More MLP Squishy Pops are comming. Hopefully as charm packs as well as the blind ones. Like I said before, the blind ones are a real crapshoot. You could get the little figures for cheaper than a charm pack, or you could end up with a whole bunch of junk.

Upcomming brushable wave is more or less the usual except for the App codes and what is either a hair stripe printed with their cutie mark (a la the Wild Rainbow brushables) or a piece of ribbon. I hope it’s hair so it doesn’t follow in the foot steps of the ones that had full areas of their hair done in tinsel. There is also that BRAND NEW CHARACTER (WOOP WOOP!) in the picture. The general consensus is that she’s the unicorn from the Season 5 trailer.

The new Water Cuties will only have the snowglobe gimmick in their wings. Eee…might give them a miss.

The NY Toyfair display of the Apple family BB sets looks amazing. I love that they did a nice background and even put up little extra trees and picket fences ❤

Lottie has a male friend now! Finn :3 Here he is next to a Licca. I wonder if anyone will repaint him to look more like a Licca character?

The new Mattel Frozen dolls look SO MUCH more like that characters than the previous ones. Crazy amount of improvement. But…I thought I heard that Hasbro was taking over the Frozen line? Maybe not?

Playmates is doing a pizza-themed butterfly Rapheal TMNT toy. I…assume it makes sense in context.

Mattel is doubling up on the whole “children of fairytale characters” thing. In addition to Ever After High, they are doing the dolls for the upcomming Disney movie, Decendants. Mmmm, articulated bodies.

QueenOfSquids is moding a Hujoo Amie to be a fox girl. Anthro dolls. *_*

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My Little Pony: APPLES APPLES APPLES


Originally Posted: 02-13-2015
Photos of the upcomming Apple Family blindbag-sized playset and figure EXTRAVEGANZA. Ho shit. It’s beautiful. Look at all that stuff. Brings a tear to my eye.

The line up for the BB Wave 13 has been confirmed. It’s mostly translucent and glitter of characters we have already gotten so I’ll be giving most of them a pass. The chase figures are Candy Apples, Mosely Orange, Apple Bottoms, Lavender Fritter and Apple Bumpkin. “Chase” being a word that means “Lon can’t have”. And, honestly, I’m not super broken up about it, except for Apple Bottoms. :< Maybe I can keep an eye out for the other ones and trade with somebody?

PlaySkool Pony Friends. OMG. They are adorable! And, DUDE! Minty and Moondancer! I thought for sure that the Minty was just a discolored Fluttershy because I read the article.

So, Tirxie, Rarity and Buttonbelle (WTF? Suri Polomare in the show.) are the line up for Wave 2 of the Charm Wings ponies. The Water Cuties will be Blossomforth, Rainbow Dash and Lily Valley. Might get Suri but I don’t know about the Water Cuties. It will depend on what they look like.

My interesst in the Friendship Games dolls is mostly as spoilers to the new characters in the upcomming movie. They definitely look a lot better than the first ones, though.

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MLP: Amazon, London Toy Fair, Dia De Los Mueros? and Fakies


Originally Posted: 02-03-2015
They are gone now but Amazon had listings for a truckload of Apple family related “dolls”. Please, Hasbro….let these be brushables.  The boxes are too small for EQG dolls but there is still the possibility of Hasbro Pop sets. Bleh.

As hush hush as the London Toy Fair 2015 pony display runners wanted to be, a lot of the stuff isn’t actually news. We already have stuff like the Charm Wings in the stores and others, like CMM Sunset Shimmer, will be in soon.The new stuff seems to be the plushies, Pop Big Mac, the castle, Rarity’s boutique (?),  the Friendship Games EQD dolls, whatever that golden Pop toy is and a look at the Coco Pommel FS. The photos are blurry, though, given that they aren’t even supposed to exist.

I kind of wish we had someone on the inside with a notepad, who could record names of products. Even with fairs where they fully allow nice sharp pictures, the cards in front aren’t always visible so we don’t find out the new character names until much later.

Some are saying they can see a possible Maud brushable, but it’s most likely the Water Magic Rarity. I’d love if they actually need a Maud, though.

Funrise is doing more plushies. I dislike the “ribbons of fabric” hair that their toys have but I approve of how easy they are to aquire. Big Mac, Apple Bloom, Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops, Trixie, Scootaloo and Derpy/Muffins/Bubbles (whatever) are the new ones they are doing. 😀

Upcomming MLP toys will have QR-type codes that link to an app. WTF? They appear to be printed in really visible places. Why not under a hoof, like the magnets G3 had? I don’t want black muck all over my ponies…and the black may or may not leave a stain when it’s removed.

So, it looks like we may be in for a  Dia De Los Muertos-themed set with Cadance, Helia, Lotus and Lavender Honey in it. I am not feeling it. I like the concept but the black feels too stark against the pastel ponies, Helia in particular. And, damn it, I want REGULAR versions of the new characters.

MLP Fakies/ Princess Dolls
Dollarama has new G3.5 styled fakies in. I won’t be buying any of them but it facinates me that they would do both a banged and bangless version of each color. Particularly with Hasbro only doing bangs on SOOPER SPECIAL brushables now due to cost. The fake MLP around here always seem to be more or less a generation behind, even though G4 fakes exist in many places. I wonder if there is something about copyright where the stores won’t bring in a fake that looks too much like what’s on the shelves in toy stores.

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Weird Dream, MLP blind bags, Dr. Hooves Pop, Vi and Va, Frightmares


Originally Posted: 01-07-2015
Christmas was spent sweating and trying to sleep off sick. Had a lot of weird dreams.

In one, my brother was looking for a roommate that collected something. Figurines, ponies, fursuits, anyone who wouldn’t take issue with a BJD. I asked him which one he was thinking of getting and he pulls put a big box. The doll is about 4 feet tall, with dark brown hair and eyes. I notice the smallish boobs and say something randomly about him getting a female doll. He is quite surprised. The seller had listed it as a male doll. I suggest maybe the head sculpt was originally male and  consider offering to mod the torso.
The rest of the dream involved me trying to look up the sculpt on my phone, while looking for tools to put together the little 1/6 resin animal that my brother had received as a bonus when he bought the doll.  (In real life, my brother doesn’t actually care about dolls…)

Wave 13 Blind Bags?Good chance that these are either fake or legit mixed with fake, on account of the unicorn Twilight. They are actually my least favorite type of blind bag, anyway. I really prefer flat plastic and painted, followed by painted hair with glitter. Metallic is neat for a few figures, though I wouldn’t want a whole wave. Glow In The Dark is something I’d like to see again, but not a full wave. The mostly-clear-with-glitter ones? Well, I totally would want the Lyra and any favorites but I’d probably pass on most. I got my fill with Wave 7.

Sunset Shimmer and Dr. Hooves Hasbro Pop? Wow. Dr. Hooves is a really weird choice. He is a character that is an adult fan favorite and the Pop line is extremely kid-targeted. Shining Armor would probably have better success with the kidlets, if they needed a boy pony. Even Big Mac would be a better bet.

Vi and Va. The art is cute but I was disappointed in how much I didn’t love the doll photos. I’ll reserve final judgment for seeing them in person but the huge eyes look out of place on the sculpt.
If that set IS Quincenera themed, good for them for it. Between the amount of Mexican/Mexican-American customers and the fact that it would give them an excuse to put the doll in a big fancy dress, you’d think more companies would jump on it. I wonder if it’s because it would involve pinning an “ambiguously brown” doll down to a specific heritage that they don’t. Though, it’s not like there haven’t been enough lines where the place the character cones from is part of the story. Huh.

The Fright-mares…I was excited about a centaur line but they look awful. The articulation has been majorly downgraded from Avea. Why? They have the molds. :C I certainly hope the prices reflect it.

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New AAMM Poll: Best MLP Line of 2014?


Originally Posted: 12-29-2015
New poll at AAMM and you can only vote once (well… you SHOULD only vote once…). Hmm…but who should I vote for? First, the lines that do not get my vote!

Rainbow Rocks Dolls and Equestria Girls Collection: As I’ve said before, the EQG dolls fall flat for me. They need a better headsculpt with paint that’s closer to the actual movies designs and jointed bodies should be standard on everything but the bargain dolls.

Ponymania: Best item? That sweet Photo Finish with FABRIC DRESS. Middle? Talking Crysalis. The socks are too much but the voice chip is more in character than the big Nightmare Moon’s and…dude! Chrysalis! The bottom? The multi-pony set. Trying too hard to be all cool and goth or whatever.

Rainbow Shimmer Ponies (snowglobe): I like the idea but the hair is too bright and neon-y and it spoils the (otherwise neat) effect.

Breezies: Rainbowfied brushables with a plastic locket and a single breezie. Yawn.

Hasbro Pop: NO. I mean, I like the idea of the toy but the result is kind of cheap. 

Wave 10 Blind Bags: I liked these. I’ve said before how beautiful I felt that glittery Gilda was. Just not enough to give my one vote to the wave.

First Cutie Mark Magic Merch: I’m going to assume this means the dangling Magic Charm Wing toys, glowing Rarity and the Sunset Shimmer and Cadance Fashion Styles. Nope. The former and too gimmicky for me and the latter are kind of…meh. The most promising CMM toys for me are the upcomming brushables that will be more a 2015 item.

That brings us to two last ones…
Rainbow Power Neon Brushables: The hair streaks and extra markings make them not just a repackage of old stock and they even had Cheerilee, who we haven’t seen in a little while, and BRAND SPANKING NEW Holly Dash!


Wave 11 Blind Bags:
I have expressed my love of this wave recently, no need to rehash. I was divided between voting for this and the brushables while writing this but, ya know, I think I have to vote for this one. With those new/less-used molds, it’s just better.

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Pony at TRU, Squishy Pops Warning


Originally Posted: 12-23-2014
I…I was going to edit together my first YouTube video. ;_; It was toy-related. NONE of the footage was useable. Feck.

Toys R US…wow. I expected it to have a lot of bare shelves since tomorrow (well…today) is Christmas Eve. Nope, everything was lovely and full of new-to-me swag. They had Photo Finish, Shadowbolt Dash and the talking Queen Chrysalis toys marked down. PF and SD were $8….that’s so crazy. They had the Ponymania Favorites set (no me gusta.), the Charm Wings ponies and the Squishy Pops ponies, both in regular version and blind capsule version.

I bought 5 of the capsules because they were cheap. I hoped for an Applejack, a Rarity, an Apple Bloom, Lyra and Bon Bon. That was the best case scenario. Worst case? 5 Fluttershys. So, I opened my first capsule….no pony. Just a charm with Fluttershy’s CM and a bead. I opened another…Twilight. Maybe the first was defective. Opened another, TWO BEADS. Next, Rarity, then, a single bead. Are you kidding me? I thought, from the photo, that each one came with a pony, a bead and the charm. Apparently NOT. Color me underwhelmed.

The Monster High Section had the exchange students. I am not interested in owning them but I think it’s neat how they actually bothered to make a new mold for Marisol’s feet 😀 Though…I wonder if there are any other brands she can borrow shoes from.

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My Little Pony, Haute Doll, Bratz

Originally Posted: 12-17-2014
All About MLP Merch’s new poll is about which blindbag line people liked best. I voted for Wave 11, the current one. Why? Because there are a lot of show characters (POKEY PIERCE! Or “Royal Pin”…whatever..), good amount of stallions and better mold variety than a lot of the previous lines. I also have no use for ponies that come with Breezies so it allowed me to snag a couple of the creepy little things for less.

Wave 6 would be second, I supose. It had ~stallions~ and regular versions of the glittery characters in Wave 4. I dig Cherry Spices, so it was nice to see her make a return, and the 3 with translucent cutiemarks were neat.

Gummy and Dog!Spike are awesome. I just don’t want the dolls they are accessories to. ~la sigh~ I kind of wish they would pack them like LPS toys.

Check out the fakie set with the eyes on the wonk. I wonder if they stole molds or grabbed up factory rejects to shove into boxes. The Rarity fake is pretty…apart from the hair growing out of her neck. I actually think those colors would have worked better for the Rainbowfied Rarity’s leg…kind of Spring-y.

Yay! A local Walmart had the Rainbow Rarity and Holly Dashes in, along with the FS Daisy Dreams. But, to give you an idea of how bad quality control was with this batch, I started with three Raritys and two HDs in my hands. I left with a single HD, whose defects won’t matter when I am finished and no Rarity. Those four ponies all had misprinted eyes, scratches in the paint or big dirty spots. Wow…

There was a $6 deal on the three years of digital version of Haute Doll during Black Friday so…I subscribed. I’d love to have physical copies but it’s just too much money, given the shipping and the fact that not everything has articles that are relevant to my dolls.

So, I just got my first digital copy, The January/Febuary 2015 issue. I need to give it a read later but here are the things that stand out:

* 1/6 Suitcase-making tutorial
* Maribel Dias’ Blythe photos
* Short tut on faceups by Face-ups By Tory
* The pattern is a “corset” that is actually more like back-lacing halter top. They don’t actually SAY what doll it’s for…16″? The model looks Tyler-y.
* Article on recast BJD and suggestions on how not to get scammed.

Sometimes, I wonder how my Bratz collecting would have been effected if Mattel had skipped My Scene and gone straight to Monster High and EAH. I would have still collected them but I think Mattel could have gotten more of my doll budget. There were dolls I probably would have passed on if I had had the option of a Toralei put in front of me. I might have even hybridized Bratz with EAH to keep a similar shape but have the joints. Though, if Mattel had moved that way, MGA might have done jointed Bratz sooner, anyway.

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MLP, MiWorld, Novi Stars

Originally Posted: 10-28-2014

Lookin’ a little Bride of Frankenstein there, Photo Finish. The description says no forelock but it’s more that it just hasn’t been cut yet. If I ended up with one like that, I am not sure it I’d want to just keep it like that or do a bit of scissor-less styling on it.

I was looking for better shots of the Rainbow Rocks themed headphones and came across these. I had no idea they made MLP radios and cassette players back in the 80’s! I had actual ponies, peel off nailpolish and a bath project set, but didn’t know about the extra merch back then. They need to reissue these. Except, make them play CDs or loadable with Mp3s or something, since no one really plays tapes anymore.

So, those cruddy EQG dolls are actually A LOT larger than I thought. I figured they were going to be little mini things but they are about regular size. $7? Eh…need to knock a few bucks off that. After tax, that’s a little too close to $10. They look better than  the first photos but they certainly aren’t worth that much. :/

Spotted a single Twinkle Toes MiWorld accessory pack. I passed on it because I didn’t know if the little sneakers could be modded into anything I could use. I kind of wish they had the Mrs. Field ones in stock.

The latest Novi Star assortment has a deer girl! :O I don’t know if I want one but something about her wee antlers makes me very happy ❤ I wonder if it’s just the antlers that are fuzzy?
Frostina seems like a cross between Mallie and Una, gimmick-wise. Carmela is a sweets themed Ari or something with her coloration.

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Pony Pony Pony

Originally Posted: 10-03-2014
Saw Rainbow Rocks in theatres with some friends. I was blown away….by the amount of merch they COULD have sold me. (I also enjoyed the movie but, since this is a toy blog…) Adagio is REALLY pretty. Sonata too. If the dolls actually managed to capture that, I would totally buy them. Another tie-in I would have bought would have been if they had done a three pack with the Dazzlings as ponies, like you see on doll boxes. Oh well.

I found myself a Ponymania Photo Finish at TRU. I still don’t get why she has so much black in her hair and, if they are every on clearence, I would totally buy a second to reroot. But, other than that, she’s nice. When I get a sec, I’ll wash her mane and tail and even up any uneven parts. Her dress is neat, just because it’s more like the vintage Ponywear in it’s construction than any other dress/cape thing that has come with a G4 brushable to date.

Bought the Elements of Harmony and Soaring Pegasus sets online. They were massively other priced but I am happy to have them. Still can’t believe they actually rolled with “Steve Magnet” XD

Huh. I thought I blogged about the Charm Wings Honey Rays toy. Guess not? They are a little like the Glimmer Wings, in that they have HUGE plastic wings stuck on, but this time, they do pop off and they have little pegs on them to hang charms on. Yikes. Dash and Fluttershy will also be in the line but Honey Rays is the one I am interessted in. I am looking at her and wondering A. will they put out a regular brushable of her and B. could something be constructed to fit in the slot that would give her regular wings?

In the same vein as the Raimbow Shimmer snowglobe-type princesses, they are also doing the Water Cuties, containing Rarity, Diamond Mint and Pinkie Pie. A big sigh of relief because they still refer to glitter filled WINGS and I was worried they would have huge gimmick wings like the above Charm Wings toys. I will probably skip the princesses but grab Rarity (Rarity collection.) and Diamond Mint. I wonder if they can withstand hot water for styling? With Hasbro reusing the eyeprints all the time, having the characters look different really falls to the coloring and the styling.

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MLP, MiWorld, How to Make Doll Headphones, Pipos Baha


Originally Posted: 09-02-2014
The local Walmart is TOTALLY starting to get ready for Christmas. The aisles have been rearranged, particularly the toy aisles, though.

The pony section was both exciting and disapointing. They had the bigger Twilight with rainbow wings, some of the Pop figures, Sonata Dusk and Aria Blaze set, the new bakery set, Princess Sterling set and Princess Gold Lily set. I would have picked up Sterling, but they only had one and she had a scratch on her cutiemark.

Saw the MiWorld photo booth and drink vending machine. They are pretty awsome and I am happy MiWorld is still being made but….please make more add-on packs. The larger sets are more expensive while also being majorly not my scale.

Target had new pony stuff in, including the Wild Rainbow singles.  I was thinking…there isn’t really any way you can style their hair without distorting the patterns printed on it.

So, Hasbro is going to make new EQG dolls that look like Happy Meal toys. Wow…that’s…pretty bad.

How to Make Doll Designer Headphones:Welp, time to go buy some cheap bubble solution. Summer is ending so there should be somewhere clearing it out. Shampoo bottles are a year round crop but, unless it’s a probably boring colored travel one, it probably won’t be small enough for a 1/6 head. I also think that pre-making a pattern might be a better idea than trying to trace buttons and rubberbands directly on to the plastic.

Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter pointed out a while back (didn’t see it untill now) that Mo Hayder’s book Poppet has a Pipos Baha on the cover! :Oow about that?

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Coco Tribe Posted That They Are Being Recast


Originally Posted: 09-01-2014
So, Coco Tribe announced that they have discovered someone is selling recasts of their dolls. While looking into dolls with similar measurements I have come across sites in a few different languages that were using CT photos and selling the dolls. What they didn’t say in the info was that the dolls were made by CT and weren’t on the official dealer list. Legit sellers that were just selling off a couple they had….or were those the recasters?

Okay. Let’s say you have no issues with recasts. Why Coco Tribe, whose dolls are very inexpensive for bjds?  We aren’t talking $300 Volks dolls here. A nude, unpainted Amber doll on the 17cm body with no special resin color is $135. How much cheaper could a bootlegger churn it out for and still maintain some kind of quality?  What’s next….Bobobie/Resin Soul recasts? Buying a recast CT doll to “save money” doesn’t even begin to make sense.

And it takes money to buy dolls and casting supplies. They wouldn’t do it unless they figured there was a demand and money to be made. CT is obviously doing well enough to continue making dolls but you don’t see many posts talking about them or photos posted. Where is this market for fakes coming from?

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Watch Out For Extreme Mark Ups


Originally Posted: 08-07-2014
Oh yuck. Somebody is selling cheap Daiso dresses (100 yen)  for almost $20 each after shipping. We don’t have a Daiso here but I bought a couple from someone for $3 a piece. With the quality that they are, that is the MOST you should spend on them. They look cute when they are on the doll but for $20 you could either have legit Takara Licca clothing or a handmade one in quality materials.

Slapping a “BJD” or “Blythe” label on something and marking it up is pretty common. Cheap Barbie shoes can become a $6 Blythe pair with a wave of the magic wand. Furniture for a budget American Girl-style doll? Sell it for more and say it’s SD stuff! Blythe and BJD dolls are already spending more for their dolls than they would on a playline toy from Walmart and are more likely to spend extra money getting nice things for their dolls. I’m not saying people shouldn’t use those doll types as keywords when they apply but some times it’s REALLY obvious when they are trying to get into those deeper pockets.

I think the thing to do is try and be knowledgeable about what you’re buying. If you aren’t looking for a particular brand, try searching things like wig measurements insted of only your doll’s specific name (5-6 vs “Lati”) and find out which dolls take the same size and see what’s on offer under their names. Measuring the feet on your doll might help you snag shoes that aren’t made for your doll but fit anyway. Smart shopping! ❤

 Also, I may have said this before but I’ll say it again: When buying little bits and bobs for dolls off Ebay, check Suntek first. Sometimes people buy stuff from them and resell. I haven’t seen anyone try for a 20x mark up, but isn’t it nice to get it a bit cheaper? Sometimes Suntek will be sold out, though, and the Ebay sellers provide a second source to pick it up.

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Disney Dolls


Originally Posted: 08-05-2014
Got a hit looking for Kinoko Juice recasts. Maybe they were just trying to see what the state of things is. If they were actually looking to BUY one, the funny thing is that all they would have found here was that quote about how Kinoko Juice is just a couple people slaving away to bring the world their dolls, lol.

I wish I still had my Nakoma doll from Pocahontas. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find one at a thrift store. I’d love to rebody her.
I had no idea they did an Yzma doll!
….I also didn’t know they made a car for Tiana.

This Alice is amazing. She kind of reminds me of the Misaki dolls.

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Monster High/ Hair Styling/ BJD Manual/ DIY Eyes/ Jafar/ Barbie’s Body


Originally Posted: 08-02-2014
Huh! I was not aware of the “Monster Maker” for Monster High. Not the one with the clip-on dolls, the newer one under that name. It appears that it read files you load and uses the file as directions for how to draw on the face with the markers. Like an automatic What’s Her Face. Honestly, though? I think it will go the same way was the CAM Design Lab. It seems more fool-proof than wrangling transfers into the right places but if will probably also be even more expensive.

LIVE NUDE MINOTAUR!! Er, in case you were wondering what that Manny doll looked like under there. I am really impressed that they went to the trouble of making new molds for him. They will probably never use those again, right? If they do, it will probably be in some sort of pack. He looks like he can wear regular MH boy or Barbie-sized pants. For the shirts…could he squeeze into Ken’s? Or maybe he’d have to go straight to action figure gear.

A tutorial on how to do finger waves for a doll. Ahhh. It’s as simple as bobby pins and drinking straws. See, I was thinking of some complicated rig with small sticks of Sculpey strung together. I will have to keep this in mind the next time I consider finger waves. Also, keep an eye out for different straw types.

I never mentioned that I was finally able to get the MH cat twins, did I? This area never got the original pack but I spotted the Zombie Shake girls in TRU. Not really a fan of the ponytails. I liked them in theory but they are kind of short. Not in the mood to start rerooting them but if they go all sticky and gross on me, I am foresee them being rerooted longer.

Did I mention I will be keeping an eye out for the Gil and Deuce set? I will. We had the multi-doll Dance Class pack here but I wasn’t buying it for ONE DOLL. A two pack is a bit more manageable. Fiiiish boy.

Everytime I read a tutorial or see a video where somebody suggests you can cut corners by using nailpolish instead of paint and/or sealent, it makes me want to say something. I don’t want to be one of those people who’s already butting in to correct people but…guis…plz. Here’s a Tumblr post about it.

The owner’s manual that came with a SWITCH BJD doll. Go on…give it a look. It’s a bit more interessting than a restringing guide.

I don’t know if anyone else has ever noticed this but blue doll eyes tend to mostly be a purple-toned blue. Blue that’s slightly to the green side just doesn’t seem to be a thing. I thought some tinted Magic-glos in a Pupa Paradise DIY eye blank would work but putting enough in to make it opaque left no room for the lense :/ I could try putting paint insted…hope it doesn’t look too cheap, though.
How are you suposed to secure the lenses in those in a way that won’t show? No instructions online.

And the second nude of the entry: Jafar from Aladdin! That’s what the Disney Store doll’s body was like. Yow.

DollsAhoy did an interessting post on Barbie’s proportions vs. real women. No, it’s not that “SAVE THE CHILDREN!” junk that has been making the rounds for years.

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Prototype MLP/ Moxie Girlz ICE CREAM BIKE!!


Originally Posted: 07-30-2014
Prototype Ponymania Fluttershy. Whoah! The red wing markings looked like blood. Would have certainly upped the “goth factor”.

*High pitched noises* Moxie Girlz Ice Cream Bike!! Don’t get me wrong, it’s far too expensive. Like Muff said “Not $35 impressed” but it’s still so cool. I don’t collect MGs but I DO use bodies for reboding and…DUDE! JOINTED KNEES! Then, there’s the bakers, with their wee accessories. Sophia’s tiny cupcakes, Avery’s tiny eggs! OMIGOSH! We don’t really have this line any more, though. Maybe in (expensive!) TRU though. They stock some.

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My Little Ponies / Monster High


Originally Posted: 07-29-2014
OH BOY! Brushable Bon Bon. I will buy the crap out of this. At the very least, I need three. One to keep stock-ish, one to reroot and remove the extra bows from and one to maybe become Roseluck. Then I will have a perfect Bon Bon to go along with my Lyra so I can make them kiss
Holly Dash, I just noticed, would need a reroot if I want to have one Rainbow Power and one like in the show. I need to figure out why my most recent reroots have ended up with wonky necks. I used to be able to do it perfectly, now, sometimes, it messes up.

There seem to be two sets of Rainbow Power (sometimes Rainbow-fied) and then Rainbow Rocks . The first set of RP were crap with normal toy and lame tinsel streaks. Then, there’s the ones with rainbow hair and extra markings going up their legs. See how Dash has multicolored thunder bolts? THEN, the Rainbow Power ones that have the cutiemark all over the leg and a version of their cutiemark painted around their eye. (Twilight makes me think of KISS….) These are meant to be pony versions of the characters in the Rainbow Rocks movie, but they don’t have the rainbow hair streaks! Why are there three lines? And why not reuse the 2nd Rainbow Power ponies with new paint for Rainbow Rocks toys so they would have the right hair?

As much as I love Applejack, I may skip her entirely. Not really liking any of the new ones. Probably grab a Rainbow Power Pinkie because I really like how she looks in the illustration and….maybe Rarity? Rarity is my other favorite, though the RP markings are kind of garish. I have the original G4 Skywishes…I wish she matched Ploomette, though. I could really do something like one that did.

Planning to sell your signature main 5 Monster High dolls? Well, they are about to lose a lot of their value. I meam, collecters will still want them but for the people who just want the characters in their signate outfits, they will probably buy the reissues.

The upcomming Haunted MH dolls. I think my favorite is Vandala Doubloons. Her eyes remind me of some of the more dreamy-eyed Jenny dolls. The leg looks a bit odd to me, just because they are trying to combine “ghost” plus “wooden leg” with the translucent orangey plastic. CeriseWolfs pointed out, though, that Vandala will be the first canonly disabled character. There was speculation about if Jane Boolittle was wearing a leg brace but Vandala does in fact have a prosthetic. It pops on and off….maybe if they do fashion packs, hers could come with a matching leg that coordinates with her shoe? Aimee Mullins has worn some amazing ones, if they need any inspiration.

Monster Exchange line. The theory is that Marisol is probably daughter of the Maricoxi. Nice to see more branching past the more well known (in North America) monsters. Nothing wrong with the kiddlets learning something new. Heehee…ShiBOOya. “Japan” doesn’t really lend itself to monster puns so good for them for comming up with that. What else…um…”Ghostsaka?” “ACKinawa”? Eee….no. Maybe not.

They certainly aren’t abandoning Toralei or Catrine, are they? I was kind of worried about Toralei, but she made a come back. Catrine, I figured, was a one shot character but she’s making a lot of appearences. if I had to guess, I’d say Neighthan will be a one-line-wonder but you can never say never, I guess.

I’ve mentioned before I’d like to see a different version of Avea come out later but….know know what? Maybe Ever After High could reuse her body mold! Centaurs aren’t really from a specific “fairy tale” but neither is Cupid. Maybe they could even do a deer-centaur as a “forest friend” for….I don’t know…whichever character might have a deer-girl as a friend. Just give me the deer-girl and I don’t really care how you squeeze her in.

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Barbie, Wing Tutorial, Urban Dictionary


Originally Posted: 07-08-2014
That doll that looks like a EAH doll is apparently the villan of the upcomming Barbie and the Secret Door movie., Malucia I’m surprised…she looks like she would automatically be Barbie’s best princess friend or something.  She could use some JOINTS, though.

Ah! That’s right! I was looking for the Fashionista Barbie bodies in stores and…a chunk of the newer ones all have minimal articulation. The more expensive ones have joints but the dolls being sold for the same price as the Fashionistas? The same money for less. They are going BACKWARD. Barbie designers….stahp.

No new ponies, yet. For MH, I saw the Ghoul Sports Clawdeen but anyone else in the shipment had gotten snapped up. I’d like to get a peek at Toralei.

Lookie! A tutorial on making real feather wings. If any of you happen to have a pet bird, you could keep the nice ones they drop and make some sweet-ass wings for free!

Check out what was posted to Urban Dictionary:
Obitsu
A Japanese ball-jointed doll made out of vinyl.
A lot of BJD-fans buy them as a substitute of those beautiful resin dolls when they don’t have the will to work to afford one; and Obitsu-dolls are often frowned upon in the BJD-community.
“I’ve been waiting soooo long for my Doll-Zone Yue to get home, and guess what was waiting me when I got home from work yesterday? The package!”
“Ohh, cool, he’s pretty. I got an Obitsu, we should totally do a photoshoot together!”
“… Obitsu ‘>_>”

Hey, hypothetical Obitsu-owner, you don’t WANT to be this person’s friend. They look at your doll and judge you for it. They think you’re lazy for not choosing a resin doll. You don’t need ’em, or anybody else in the doll community who “frowns” on them and you for having them.
The ironic thing is that I found the entry when I was looking up Resinsoul photos because the poster had used “Resinsoul” as their nickname. Resinsoul dolls, after all cost a lot less than dolls from big names like Volks and some people automatically see the price and write them off as being “trash”. “Eww, why didn’t you save $400 and get a GOOD doll?” I wonder if the poster realised….