Thursday, May 18, 2017

Disney Males and Video of the Month

Hey Gang!

Mattel doesn't do many male face sculptures all at once. As a matter of fact,
there are currently more male face sculptures in all Mattel's lines now than
ever. Right now in their Barbie playline ( not including Gamer) there is one
Ken face sculpture (some with different hair), two AA face sculptures
(one an old and one new), and one the have not given a background.

In contrast because of movie merchandising, Disney has always had more
and different head sculptures released at the same time. There is normally
a male character for each female lead character.

In the beginning of my doll collecting, the of the first males
I purchased was not Mattel Ken but a Disney male by Mattel.

Yes this guy Kocoum.  On a new body and named Bison Most of the first Disney
male doll available in toy store were made by Mattel for Disney back then.  He is still 
my favorite but he does have some competition! 

And in the beginning, I was skeptical of Disney dolls especially the one not made
by Mattel!  I didn't really like them. I thought their heads were too big and their eyes 
were too cartoonish!  Yep, Disney had balloon head dolls before Mattel did them.
Disney Bell

 Mattel Fashion Fever

I didn't think Kocoum was made that way!  His head is not so large and maybe because
he was a serious character, he doesn't look so cartoonish! Mattel with Disney has done one
of the few Native American male doll or indigenous male dolls....
I have slowly been worn down! I guess it started with Li Shang and Naveen.  There
are just so few male fashion dolls and fewer ethic male dolls that I add Disney males
to expand my collection.  I hate having single female dolls around.  They seem lonely. 

Li Shang
Disney store and Mattel side by side.
Disney and Mattel.
I even purchased a new Li Shang with molded hair.  I will make him a brother.

After purchasing the Mattel version of these male dolls, I started looking at 
the Disney store versions and purchased them too!  Mattel only came out with one Asian!
Thank goodness there have been AA Ken/Stevens and others.

I have added Lucas to my collection!  Yes, that is the name that I have given him.

He is Disney Prince Philip!
I might change his body but not right now!

I might want to do what pseudanoymous did from Flickr did body wise but I really 
have plans to do what he did to Flynn Rider hair.  For now I only have the doll!

I also purchase a Frozen Kristoff.

The doll they sold in the stores had the molded on clothes but the eye looked
forward. The Disney store doll had clothes you could take off but it was side 
glancing.  As you might know, side glancing is not my favorite!  I got both at
thrift stores thinking the heads would be interchangeable but they were not the
same complexion nor do that have the same neck knob.

I have come across many Captain Phoebus doll!  

They make great body donors for darker complexion 70's, 80's and 90's. 
 I has used him for Kocoum.  He is a good match but I like the liker AA 
body for him even better.
I decided to give him a repaint and make him a Native American.  His facial
features work to me. The hair and the eye color were wrong though.
He was asked by Running Bear to preform the Cleansing Ceremony for  the longhouse.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Hey Gang!

In memory of the lovely woman that was my mother!
I miss her every day.

Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Disney Month!

Hey Gang! Update!

I wanted to make my next 30 days a review of my Disney dolls and
some thoughts on Disney.

First, I will share with you my latest purchase, Beauty and the Beast
Bell Emma Watson doll I purchased at Walmart for 8.88! I have heard
from some that they are more but I was glad to get mine for that price

Pictures courtesy of Disney
Promo in box photos

Not a bad likeness and much better and cheaper than Disney Store doll! I linked
a comparison photo for your review!

Doll in outfit!
I believe the Disney Store doll is articulated at $35.
As you might have guessed, I got her home and rebodied her! But I will show
you her old body too.

I found a MTM purple top at Jomar's for 8.00 and had it waiting for a head. I thought
is was not a bad complexion match but that is just my opinion.

 As you can see her feet are bigger than MTM doll and most Barbie dolls.
 Here they are showing their feet.
 I put here in her original outfit so you can see the MTM in the outfit.  I does close
so well in the back.
 The shoes are swimming on her feet.
The original body is like a cross between a Star doll body and the short Fashion
Fever body with a petite Barbie waist.
I think Emma Watson looks like Twiggy! Especially since she has grown up!
So I put her in something 60's inspired.
I think I'll call her Celine
 Here she is with my other Bell dolls!
I just wanted to add a few photos from Facebook!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Another Quick Post

Hey Gang!

This is just another quick post!  Working on the weekend.  Trying to get in family
time and work!
 Yes, I know!  I took care of that!  The rest can wait until Monday!
Danny: I hope we can still go to the park!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

More Of My Purchases!

 Hey Gang!

So I did get some new Fashionista over the past few months!  So let me share
some of them with you!

First up is Color Block Ken!

I first showed  you him and Hip Hoodie when I first saw their pictures on Instagram.
Picture Courtesy of Mattel
I was a fan of this doll when I saw it online but when I saw him in person, I had 
misgivings! I knew the complexion didn't match anything Mattel has put out for an 
articulated body. (I had a hard time with the Twilight Jacob doll and finding a body 
for him.  I am still playing around with him.  I really didn't want that.)   I purchased 
him the second time I saw him and hoped for the best.

I love his shirt!  I wouldn't have put it on him with those pants but the top is a 
keeper. It does look like something for an older man to me.  So some my mature 
men will be sporting this.  The pants aren't what I would put on a male and they 
are too narrow for a curvy doll and that was a bummer.

So I was playing around with the body and found that the body worked on JB head!

So what about vise versa?
So that what I did!

 The body does make him look younger!
 So for the real he Asian or Arabian ?
 I have heard both theories.
 He doesn't have a name yet!

Next up Hip Hoodie!

I told you when I purchased him I already had a Texas AA body for him. I also
had some family for him too.

So here is Dexter and kinda Afro hipster

Here he is with his mother.
Mother: Have you completed everything you need to do?
Dexter: Sigh! Yes Mom!
 Dexter to himself...I can't wait until I'm in a dorm room!
 Mother to herself....Once his is in college, I can work on me!

Lastly is Zig Zag Fashionista Curvy Barbie

I actually thought that she would be the same complexion as Emoji Fun but she
is lighter. She is Cara complexion.
 This isn't actually here body! This promo photo.  Here are are actually straight.

I used the body for this doll.  I had the head waiting for a body. I have had a ton of
Cara heads because the bodies were used as donors.
I kept two this one I have always liked!
It was just finding a body that wasn't a donor for her!

Her head is now on a Disney Tiana body. And this is Sade!  She is my
hood girl!

I need a homegirl around here and she fits the bill.

Sade: That's right I am a ride or die chic!
And don't talk no smack about my fashion or my man or you will be missin' some teeth!

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