Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Video Of The Month!

Hey Gang!

I am going to have to find a replacement for my last Video Of The Month!  It
looks like the person removed it. 😩  I hope it wasn't because of me.  Anyway,
I saw these videos and just loved them!  So this is a triple play.  If you are a
person who has GI Joe and Action Man in your collection, then you might
really like these videos.

Warning these videos are long!  I would suggest you get a cup of tea and sit back.

Video #1



Video #2


Video#3



OK, Thanks For Looking!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Quick Post!

Hey Gang!
Just some pictures of dolls I am dressing to see how they look!
What do you think?
Business Man


High School Student!


Going out for a date!



OK, Thanks For Looking!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

GI JOE –Hasbro 1/6 scale Chenowith Light Desert Strike Vehicle- Quick Post!

Hey Gang! 

So I won't be disappearing for the Phila. Flower Show,which started yesterday,
like in past years!  I will be doing quick posts during the Flower Show!

GI JOE –Hasbro 1/6 scale Chenowith Light Desert Strike Vehicle

I wanted to show you what I found at the thrift store for $2.50!
The Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV), formerly called the Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV), 
is a high-speed, lightly armored sandrail-like vehicle first used in combat during 
the Gulf War in 1991. Due to their dash speed and off-road mobility, the DPVs 
were used extensively during Operation Desert Storm. The first U.S. forces to 
enter Kuwait City were United States Navy SEALs in DPVs.



 Matt: Let's light 'em up!


Etienne: I love this darn thing!

OK! Thanks For Looking!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Star Trek Lt. Uhura!

Hey Gang,

So I was able to purchase Trek 50th Anniversary Lieutenant Uhura Doll!    I got
her just before Christmas.  I have shown her on Facebook but my blog is behind
on posts and photos.  

I miss place my camera during the holidays! My dad passed and everything 
went down from there!

OK, back to pleasant stuff! Lt. Uhura!

I tried to take pictures of my doll in the box  with much glare!   

Stock Photos!

I got heron sale for 27.99!
She normally sells for 34.99.

I was so happy to get her I didn't take all the pictures of her I could have! 
Then there was the camera thing!  Now... I have a camera on my tablet and that 
is OK for Facebook but I think you guys and my blog deserve the better and 
clearer pictures I can take with my camera!


Many of us think that they did a good likeness of Nichelle Nichols!  No doll 
company does it better than Mattel when they get it right!  There were a few
misses along the way but not many.  So this is me giving Mattel their props on 
that! I did want to give a little info on the women!

Wiki info!

Nichelle Nichols was born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. She began her show business career at age 16 as a singer with Duke Ellington in a ballet she created for one of his compositions and later sang with his band. After switching to acting, she was twice nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award for best actress in "The Blacks" and "Kicks and Company". Her film debut found her dancing with Sammy Davis Jr. in Porgy and Bess (1959). A guest appearance on The Lieutenant (1963) led to an offer from Gene Roddenberry to join the cast of Star Trek (1966). Her best known role on the series is communications officer Lieutenant Nyota Uhura. She later repeated her role in a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

During the first year of the series, Nichols was tempted to leave the show, as she wanted to pursue a Broadway career; however, a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed her mind. She has said that King personally encouraged her to stay on the show, telling her that he was a big fan of Star Trek. He said she "could not give up" because she was playing a vital role model for black children and young women across the country, as well as for other children who would see blacks appearing as equals.


Invited to join the board of directors of the National Space Institute, NASA asked her to participate in its astronaut recruitment program for the space shuttle project. Three of her recruits were on the ill-fated Challenger mission. For her work, she received NASA's distinguished Public Service Award. She has a consultant firm, Women in Motion Inc. through which she produced and starred in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum film "What's in It for Me?". With all this, she has not neglected her singing making a series of video albums the latest being "Nichelle Nichols: Live at Disneyland".

A few other pictures that I took before the camera went missing.  I got this Sparkle
Girlz outfit for her.  It is actually two outfits!  One is the dress that she is wearing 
as a top.....

and the other is a pant and top.  I am just using the pants her because they match 
the dress. 
They look like something a women like her would wear. I traded out her green 
earrings for pearls and added the triple strand necklace. The look is completed 
with blue heels.  


I posted her picture on Facebook.  I got some interesting comment about the doll.  
I noticed that the complexion on the head was a little darker than the body too! 
(face is more Kara body is more Grace) There isn't a made to move Kara body yet.
One thing that was pointed out was that the eyes on all of the dolls ...even in the 
promo photos are a little... off.

OK, lets look! 
One eye is slightly lighter than the other. 
 No it is not a shadow.  It is how they painted the eye.
Note the dots!
 The position of the white dots in the eyes are not in the same place on the other 
eye and can give a strange look in some photos.  I made some corrections in the
eyes of my doll above in the blue.  I really love the doll and wouldn't send it
back or anything but be prepared

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chelsea Boy- No Name!

Hey Gang!

I added a new doll even though his does have molded hair!

I purchased him because I saw him at Target.  I really thought he might only 
be available online.

He looked paler online. He is about the same complexion as Chelsea.  I have
noticed he has the same QC issues as most of the other new dolls. I think, after
looking at this guy, that the issues are there because the manufacturing style or
process has changed.  

While inspecting the clothes of this doll (note the hole)


I noticed that the head has a big seam.   The head is made differently now.  


This might be because of the molded hair.  It appears to be two parts  merged 
together now causing a seam.
The seams are more obvious (to me) on the body 




and the feet too!



I guess as long as the seams aren't coming apart, I am OK with it! 
His molded on briefs are more for a boy than the Darrin doll.


 Comparing with Darrin

His shirt/shorts are one piece. So there will be no mixing and matching.


His sneakers are slightly different and have Chelsea printed on the bottom.


It appears that he doesn't have a name....only a number DYT90. If anyone knows 
of an online name, please let me know. 

I am playing around with him and other dolls to figure out chemistry. Do you see it! 
Do they look like friends or neighbors?

Guys in the front!
 I know the answer!
 I have a frog in my pocket!
 Let me see!
 The teacher is looking!
 Are you new?
Yes!
 My name is......
In the next row is the 
Barrette Girls!
Three time four minus two is ten!
I knew that too! 
Heading home from school!
My brother can do tricks with the ball!
 Show em!


I was planning on customizing a brunette boy doll. I still may.  

OK, Thanks For Looking!