Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My dolls, No 113

Yet another impulsive eBay purchase... doll I always admired, line I always admired - nude - no box, no fuss, no hesitations and regrets... I will probably make her my own...

Today lets celebrate her very well represented sakura-like 'Japanese' - wonderful fair-skinned Lea with unusual hair and body...

She comes from (long) line of Mattel's 'Asian' dolls - 'Dolls of the World' and 'Princesses of...' to be precise (herstory of which I am adding for reference at the end of this post).

My doll arrived, redelivered, in fab recycled official American Post parcel box wrapped in the softest of tissue - very fotogenic one too;-)



most fabulous and charming face...
she has a great traditional hairline - both rooted and painted...
she has floral panties (and slightly yellow legs)
 with larger and longer feet (as japanese do...oh no waith ;-)..)..

here comes a twist and little trip to the future - later this year (that would be December 2016) I will buy a large selection of dolls from British Heart Foundation again and amongst them will be perfectly fair and articulated Disney's Anna from Frozen (the only good skin tone match in this galaxy....).

The new Disney bodies come with few flaws both at loose horse-riders knees and badly shaped hip joints...to make the long story short - one needs to scrap both 'panties' and actual leg in order to have a doll sitting more-less straight and almost lady-like :-S

This is how it looks in pictures ('Yuki' on your right):

unfortunately there is no more plastic left for my surgeries to carve as I am reaching the tight hollows already... anyways she seems to be quite happy in her new body and it takes light wonderfully...



I have a feeling these flowers are going soon.. just don't have a concept yet... 
but quite a few silks to utilise...

(sneak peek from the future <3)

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Her story:
One of the first 'ethnic' and 'asian' dolls wearing traditional clothes/folk costumes...was 1985 DOTW with my fav 'oriental mold', short bun, flowers to the scale and very appropriate minimal make-up :


then things go wrong and Caucasian brunettes are put in kimonos...
Barbie-Happy-New-Year-Japanese-Doll-1996
 and anther Steffi face from year before... (there must be market for these dolls)
Barbie Japanese Happy New Year Osbogatsu 1995

then 1996 edition isn't that successful, except of realistic mold... long hair and dollesque bow...

later editions are much more sophisticated and produced with a great attention to the detail...

my 2003 Princess doll in most striking clothes and nice backdrop...

2007 New Year Sakura beauty with Goddes mold:

Maiko™ Barbie® doll 2006 Gold Label™ is an absolute stunner (and probably costs a little fortune...)

2011 brings geisha with a twist... and a partner...

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Friday, August 11, 2017

My dolls - No. 112

The time has come to debox and present one of my few brand new and contemporary dolls...
I spotted a bargain deal on eBay and a doll ticking all of my dolly favs:
- red lips
- brown eyes
- (at least) tanned / mixed race skin tone
- two-coloured brown hair
as well as some extras:
- face sculpt new to my collection
- or gorgeous Goddes mold
- new, exciting curvy type of body
(and tasteful clothes with cool shoes;-)

here she is on arrival (with a fab doll from the next post). Too much joy but I managed not to dilute it I guess:


Here she is Fashionista nr 32 'Dolled up Denim' (2015) freed from her bubble wrap...After Neko with bangs and red lips;-) she is only my 2nd Fashionista (and 2nd Goddess) on board...
Fab face which will have to wait for playtime and redressing for almost 10 months! 
(not sure if my doll morale is from steal or rubber LOL)
last few from unboxing at sunset...

breathing fresh air again....
close-up of secured shoes 
 messy box hair...
visiting her new /temporary accomodation
 feeling like laying down after all this excitement...

 daydreaming...
Few quick fashion decisions...
 swapping the bags, getting rid of good girl's white blouse...
 and she is ready to go!
more fashion play and restyling later than sooner ;-)

tbc

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Clone No 111 and more

Today yet another double impulse purchase on eBay. Only 99p and 70 p spent on items worth at least 10 times more - satisfaction is countless and lasts for months.
The obvious excuse / cause No 1 was the genuine Mattels Angel Face Barbie 1982 outfit...

The original doll looked like that - quite a classic, and I have few Superstars from this era in need for some attire...



it's a fabulous period design and pink skirt is from high quality pink taffeta fabric!

My modest elegant superstars:
 ..it came with other items I couldn't trace and definitely did not need - 
these found new loving home soon after...

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the other packet which arrived ion that day (07.10.2016) was an envelope with a clone doll.
Very cheap and she has stolen my heart with her noncommercial mature face and pointy nose...

this is a great signature however I am somewhat unable to track her identity...



...her eyes probably need repaint and hair are stiff plastic mess but there is so much potential!
she has twist&turn in waist and bendable legs... /and some marks on her face.../


I love the challenge she is:-) especially that she reminds me mother of one pf my primary school friends...
 

...yet another very hope-ful soaking. I had to cut the mess off so she is left with a bob and her braid...

...lastly here is a sneak peek of her photo shoot...




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