Monday, May 31, 2010

Miyabi glass eyes

This is one of the most beautiful pairs of glass eyes I've ever seen.

I would love a pair, but with the current exchange rate it would probably cost at least $150 to hire a shopping service to buy and re-ship them.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A great sale I have to pass up.

But I will pass along the link.

Top Models for $16, a few Best Models for under $20, Versus Barbie for $35, and a lot of other goodies.

Grumpy news day.

Flash Dance Barbie--It looks nothing like the actor. I hate raw, fraying edges on "collector" doll fashions.

Louboutin Shoe Pack--Nine pairs of all-plastic Barbie shoes went from $50 to $70. WTF??? That is absolutely insane. $50 was ridiculous to start with.

Sometimes I wonder how detached from culture I really am. Are the Barbie Basics really that shocking? They seem like standard fashion magazine content to me. And I really, sincerely doubt that $20 Basics are popular with kids, while Mattel has to coat the $10 dolls in neon colors, glitter, metallic foil, and then package them in a holographic foil box.

SIS time.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Superstar Repro Closeup

I snapped a few photos before banishing her to the eBay box.

Wiggles turns 1

The problem with catching a feral kitten is you never know when to celebrate its birthday. I just have to guess it was around the middle of this month, maybe later.

I wish I had taken more baby pictures, but she was such a mess. She scraped her nose trying to escape the wildlife trap I used, a bot fly made a mess of her neck, and the vet had to shave her to remove it. She never let it get her down.

She's such a busy girl. She loves being outside more than anything else. She likes to play with her best friend, Nosy. Nosy hasn't been a kitten since 1997 or 1998, but Wiggles helps her forget that.

Monday, May 24, 2010

SIS Trichelle

Luckily I ordered two of each SIS from the Mattel sale. Check out this hole in the corner of Trichelle's eye. :( I've seen a lot of messy dolls, but never an actual hole punched through two layers of paint.

Detubering a vintage FF

Both of the glitter top girls have sweet faces.

Fashion Fever Hair Highlights

I may have had this one stuffed behind my bed for two years. Time flies even when you AREN'T having fun! Now she is free.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


The first one I got had much lighter upper eyelashes on one side, so I ordered another. This one came with barely any eyelashes on the same side. And the box arrived wet, so I had to debox ASAP.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Courtney Love doll, only $6.25

Check the individual item pages to see the discounts.
Princess Ai dolls by BE Goths
3 pack for $16.87, or individual dolls $6.25

Or you can get official T-Shirts at similar slashed prices.

I'm not surprised that the line failed, but I am surprized that the dolls have been sitting on clearance for years.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More thinning down frustration

I knew I had about a half dozen Fashion Fever Mackies stashed away that I should sell. Then I started deboxing them, and ran into a dilemma. I like them all. They're all subtly different.

I know I will have to part with them some day, I need the space and minimal amount of money they're worth. It's hard when they're honestly attractive, I wouldn't have a second thought about selling the current Fashion Fever dolls.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Malibu X3

At a certain point, I realized I have way too many too-similar dolls eating up too much space and money. And now I have 2009 Malibu Repro Barbie adding to the clutter.

The first repro looks almost identical to the original. The sculpt is a little different and less detailed, but the paint job is 98% perfect.

The new repro face paint is crazy. It's more like a Then and Now doll. The 2009 body is much nicer than the previous MOD repros. I'm a bit addicted to bending the legs. They click like vintage!

Now I have to decide whether it stays or goes. I wish I could head swap, but they don't match. Neither is as orange as the original.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Really Rose Kayla

RR Kayla is one of the many dolls I got last year while I was traveling a lot, and I never got a chance to appreciate her when she came in.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Odedake Shoes #2

Re-Ment shoe set #2. I enjoy how Re-Ment has immortalized a dollar store vinyl tote and flip flops.

Obitsu Licca-sized body. I have no head for it. The whole torso is delightfully squishy.

Pink Grease Frenchie

Here's another doll I forgot to post about. I scooped up Frenchie at the "Dream Sale" last year for only a few dollars. I only wanted it for the pink hair, but the quality of the fashion is surprisingly nice. The eyes are a bit wonky in person, though. I don't think they're centered on the face properly, either.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Anna Umemiya doll

I thought I posted about this, but I guess I forgot. This doll has been floating around online stores for a while, but never with good pictures. I broke down and bought one last spring, it was a huge disappointment. It's not an attractive or salvageable doll at all, though the lined faux fur coat may be worth the $10 total I spent on it.

My pictures don't make it look as bad as it really is. It's also so old that the package is discoloring.