Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Minis Are The New Black!

Hey Gang!

After falling in love with my AG Minis, I started looking around for other minis. 
Because well....minis are the new black!

I found some Collectors Lane Mini dolls on line.  If you have seen the new Our
Generation mini dolls, these dolls were the predecessor of those dolls at Target
and another Target exclusive.
Close up
 The outfit
 The tee  with pocket and necklace
Jacket off

Close up

Jacket off -tee and necklace!
Rachel in undies! The undies for these dolls are nice!
Great socks and shoes too!
The have glued on wigs and not rooted hair.

The hair isn't very soft either.
In this shot you can see the cap.
I was told that the larger dolls had wigs too!  I hope the air was better.
On all my mini dolls something about 
the tag bothered me.  It had to go!
Comparison to AG Minis!
AG's are taller!
AG Ivy---CL Sheri
The torso is a little shorter and the legs are shorter too! 
They are close to the same size

Jackets and bags
To me...it looks like the bag with the pink jacket should be 
with the green jacket and vice versa.
Hats and skirts both with really nice details!

Vanessa! She came today in the mail.
Without the plastic
Great hat and Jacket!
Great eyes! The hair ...not so much.
The whole outfit!
From the back

You might notice that these doll don't have lashes.  Not even painted on lashes.
It kinda hardens their look.  So I read on  Snickerdoodle Street that you can make
these dolls into boys!  We always need some guys around here so I did!
I gave them a hair cut and style and viola!
He is now Martin.
 Ned, Martin and Jack!
As always finding clothes will be somewhat of an issue.  I will work it out.

OK, next is my new Our Generation dolls!


Moxie Girls Mini dolls!

 I got one of the few dolls that had an AA face with and AA body.
 Most looked like this one where the body is a different complexion.

So here is what I purchased!

 I purchase two Siennas. One I plan to make a boy
and the other I will keep as is.
 I got this two also.  The blonde will be a boy also.
I just love this redhead!  The clothes on these dolls
are so well done for the size! 
I just love the tights!
Ryla & Holly

  I can use the clothes and shoes for other dolls.
 There was a stain behind her ear where the band was.
I will show you pictures of Holly after her make over.

 Our Generation, Collectors Lane and American Girls!
Holly, Martin and Addy

Moxie Girl Mini

I look forward to adding her to my other smaller dolls.

 Out of the box, her head is large but she has a cute face!
 Here part is off centered but so is mine when I put it into ponytails too!
 I tried some other dress on her.  She looks so cute.  "See you later!"

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Max Steel

Hey Gang!

I have a Max Steel action figure up for sale so I thought it was a great time to
take a look at Max Steel.  Max Steel is a line of action figures produced by
Mattel. The figures are similar to the original 12-inch G.I. Joe
Max Steel started as an action figure in 1999.  He is a Johnny come lately  to the
action figure world where many figures were launched in the 60's and 70's. This toy
consisting almost entirely of different versions of Max Steel, the main character,
and one or two of his enemies, vehicles and 2 or 3 special packages.

In the 90's it was common to have an animated TV series to go along
with toys.  In 2000 he got his own TV show too.  He is much more successful
in Latin America, where Max Steel is the #1 action figure property.

 Close up!

For those not familiar with the character, Max Steel is a 19-year-old extreme sports
enthusiast who is injured in an accident that infects his body with nanobots that
make him superhuman.  This leads to him being recruited by a secret agency,
where he is of course teamed up with lots of other action figure-friendly
characters.   Mattel hopes that a major motion picture will help relaunch the
toy line in the United States and other regions outside of Latin America. 

Max VS Joe! 

I am using this Joe body for comparison.  I can't find his head right now.
 Both have good articulation.
This Joe has painted on undies.  Most Joes don't.   Most Max Steel came with
Painted on undies.  The cuff on the hand is on most versions of Max Steel.
For a review of the different versions of
Max Steel check out info on Man behind the doll.
 Max's foot---Joe's foot
Max has wider but short feet.
Joe's foot---Max's foot
 Max's chest has a larger circumference than Joe!
The biggest difference can't be told with these shots!  Max did get and friends in
his toy line only enemies!  There were any ethic or other kind of friends in this line.
I think that there might have been a dog. Sad!

But I ask you ...does he look like a 19 year old?
The action figure pictures above is no longer sold in stores today. A new
Max Steel toy line accompanies the new TV series for 2013. According
to Mattel's  American International Toy Fair presentation, the toy line
was never cancelled in Latin America, and is one of the best sellers in
that market. 

So here is the new Max Steel.

The new toy have a more Asia feel to me.  I saw him on clearance in

 No, that not a uniform, that is his body! What a bummer!
Back of the box!
Special effect gun!
Close up of the face.  Please pardon the flash!
 He looks more like a 19 year old!

I tried him on an old Max Steel but but it didn't work!  So now he is on a
Fashionista male body. 

  It not too bad.
Father and son?
Dad Gees! You are not Matthew McConaughey !
Put some clothes on!

He will make a great teen around here.  I am thinking about giving him some
high lights.  His hair seem to one dimensional.

OK, Thanks for looking!