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Stock girls

December 28, 2008

Cold day

I’m not sure why but as much as I love to customize I really prefer my own dolls to be pretty close to stock if not completely stock. Above is the new Primadolly Aubrena. She’s really just lovely as is. I don’t have any desire to change her except maybe replace her orange chips. I used to sand matte these dolls as soon as I got them but lately I can’t even do that if they have nice make-up. I don’t think they come as shiny as they used to.

I thought I got her to customize but she’s too perfect. Maybe I’ll have to get another in a few months simply for customizing. Hopefully her price won’t shoot up. She’s not limited and starts for under $100 but she’s selling out at the cheaper places like Hobbylink and Hobby Search. The exchange rates these days are terrible so Yahoo Japan hasn’t been a good option.

Below is a new Kenner. I sold off several dolls and clothes to get her. The seller was patient enough to let me make payments. Plus she was a much better deal than if I went to Evilbay.
She didn’t need much work done to her. Her forehead had a big scrape on it which I sanded away and there’s still some faint little scratches left but not very noticeable. She got some more de-frizzing and her lips were touched up. Her eyeballs were a little yellowed so I whitened those up a bit. I may still apply pearl drops to whiten them some more but I’m pretty happy with her for now. She’s so sweet. A nice companion for Fern my blonde Kenner.

Sweetness

Tinies, Doll Meets and Boycotts…

February 14, 2008

Meegiko in Simply Kir

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been so busy and so much was going on that I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start at the beginning ;-p

My Lati Lea finally arrived. I was tracking her shipment and anxiously awaiting the doorbell. When she arrived, I took her out of her box and she was sweetly swaddled in a yellow terry blanket. I had hinted to my husband that I wanted all her default options but he missed adding the make-up.
Special delivery

Ah well, a completely understandable oversight if you’re unfamiliar with the ball-jointed doll ordering process- which he is. So it was up to me and I quickly completed her look as seen in the first picture. I really wanted her to be ready to play but it’s good practice on my ABJD painting skills and I’m happy with the results. If I get another Lati, which I probably will, I’ll definitely order make-up though because for some reason I prefer my own dolls to be closer to stock or factory finished. I named this cutie Meegiko. These things are sooo cute and fit in the palm of my hand. She’s wearing a Simply Kir hat. She did come with a wig also. I think even my husband is taken with these little ones because they probably remind him of our living little ones. Probably the appeal for me also.

Saturday some fellow Blythesters and I had a meet. We were hoping more people would show but I think most forgot about it. But there were 4 of us and it was fun to visit one of my alma moder colleges. Here’s a group shot of all the plastic, (and resin,) girls.
Tucson Blythe Meet

O.k, you may have noticed the word “boycott” in my title. So now I get on my soapbox about the boycott. EBay is making a bunch of changes starting February 20th. A lot of these changes are very bad for sellers and buyers. Mostly the small sellers. Think of it like Walmart moving into a small town and pushing out the Mom and Pop businesses. You can learn more about the changes here. It’s a good starting point and has a bunch of links to media, videos, articles, charts and graphs and to the policy changes from the eBay itself. You can go to the discussion forums on eBay itself but apparently a lot of censoring is going on.

The boycott starts February 18th and ends on the 25th. I will probably stop using eBay altogether unless they reverse these changes. The boycott means no buying or selling during that week. Please support it by not listing or buying on eBay. Many sellers are migrating to other auction sites. Please patron those. There’s a list here. There’s a lot of buzz going on about this boycott. I don’t think it’s going to be like spitting in the ocean as previous boycotts have been for eBay in the past.

O.k. off my soapbox and back to work.

Another Kenner!

January 18, 2008

After her hair treatment

I’m still amazed at the opportunity that fell in my lap the past 2 weeks. A fellow doll collector and flickr buddy has developed a new love for Petwork’s Momokos. Previously a Blythe collector, he started his search of Petworks girls and came accross my collection in my flickr photostream. I had some of his dream girls-particulary Nadiff. He had posted on several boards a want to by notice on this girl. I thought about it but wasn’t quite ready to give her up since I just got her not too long ago. But then he contacted me. So I decided to look at his collection to see if there was any girl I was looking for. I saw he had some Kenner girls so I mentioned I’d be willing to work out a trade for one of his Kenners. I thought to myself that he probably wouldn’t go for it but it turned out he was thinking of letting go of his blonde sidepart! My heart lept and I was taken aback thinking it was too good to be true. I knew I’d have to let go of more than just Nadiff in the deal. I struggled to think who else could go and finally decided on 03AN who came with Nadiff. He was looking for her also so we worked out a deal. Of course, he got some extras and some cash but thankfully it was within my reach. I had wanted a blonde Kenner and put her on my wishlist thinking it would be a while before I could afford her. So to suddenly have her and not have it be too painful as far as money and trades is really the best part. He’s got his dream girls and I got mine and we are both just ecstatic over the deal.

It was hard to focus on my dolly projects during all this but I did get some done and here’s the latest commission. She’s a Whiter Shade of Blue Momoko re-rooted in toyokalon. The customer wanted the pin straight texture to achieve this Princess cut. I found toyokalon hard to work with but definitely will use it as an option for when I want that super straight look the the BT06 red and black girls have and my 03RD has.
for Icey Nerd