I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting as often as I usually do.
I’ve had some problems with my blog when I changed
the format. As I look over old post I can see how the new
formatting changed things around. I don’t know what I will
do about that. Anyone have any suggestions???
Also, I have just started a part-time job and am still figuring
out my schedule. As I pay off some things I hope to have
money for dolls! Yeah! For now I am paying off bills. Boo!
So, to keep from spending money on dolls I have been
working with some of the dolls and action figures I already
have, doing some sewing and getting creative.
A few years ago I purchased this guy. GI Joe Ripcord from
the movie GI Joe Rise of the Cobra (2009) along with Heavy
Duty. I featured Heavy Duty in a previous post. Ripcord in
he movie is portrayed by Marlon Wayans. He is one of the
famous Wayans, a family of comedian/actors. I liked his face.
I thought the figurer looked a little like Will Smith.
The problem I had with the action figure was, like many
of the new GI Joe figures, the clothing is painted on. My
biggest pet peeve with action figures is painted on gloves,
shoes or clothing. I purchased him anyway because he was
an ethnic male and I hoped to be able to do something with
him later. So, it is later! GI Joe unlike peacekeepers, Barbie
and other action figure companies, didn’t do a lot of different
complexion ranges in their dolls. Most (not all) Joes are the
same complexions. Ripcord was on the lighter side, a medium
brown. Fortunately, I had a 21st Century action figure that I
bought for the clothing. I was planning to sell him when I realized
that his body would work out nicely for him. This 21st century
action figure had a very dark complexion for a Caucasian toy.
Yes, you guessed it, I did a head swap!
Here is Ripcord on the new body while the old body holds
the head of the previous owner's head.
He is Matt Holmes,
Etienne's partner in crime and friend. Entienne likes to
picks on him because he is shorter!
Matt: Yo, man what's up!
Matt: Yo, man put me down! E! Put me down!
Etienne: I want you to meet Ivy over here. Poison Ivy!
Matt: Just because your my boss don't mean I won't kick
Etienne: You'll need a ladder to kick my but!
Matt: "E", don't make me have to tell your wife some thangs!
Matt and Tia
Matt is also Tia’s husband. I had to rebody Tia so that
she is a good size for Matt.
Let’s give Matt a warm welcome to the post!