Thursday, January 31, 2013

2012 Dolls of the World China

I visited a Big Lots, found a China with good eyes, and felt compelled to buy her.  I don't think she's as stunning as the first Barbie Basic #05, but she does have a charm.  I think she looks a bit younger, softer, and less carefully plucked and primped.

The dress is lined with translucent nylon knit.  It's not the best looking choice, but it's a lot better than nothing.  Several previous similar dresses aren't lined at all.  It's a simple dress, but it's also solid.  It reminds me of vintage Barbie dresses in that respect.

These recent Dolls of the World were obviously meant to be extensions of the playline instead of regular collector dolls, so I don't understand why her fashion isn't removable.  Some dolls in this line do have removable fashions, but they're all on the Shani body, so finding Mattel-made recent fashions is impossible.

I'll have to behead her eventually, I want to fix that Babylon 5 hair style they gave her.  The prototype has a loop and then a ponytail behind it, but the production doll seems to have her hair pulled back, curled under, and then hacked off.  I hope there's enough hair left to restyle.

I tossed down $20 for her, and even thought I feel a bit iffy about that price, I don't regret it.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Regularly scheduled doll-mongering will return shortly.

Right now I'm helping out a relative with some work on what used to be my grandmother's house, far away from my home.  I couldn't stop buying dolls, but everything I buy has to fit in my luggage to go back home eventually, so I have to keep it light.

I just patched up my camera, I'll get back on track as soon as I can find the time and lighting to take photos.  I'm hanging out about 40 minutes from New Orleans, and it's cloudy and rainy almost every day.  It's so warm, though.