Monday, October 7, 2013

Thrift Store Purchases From September!

Hey Gang,

I am a little reluctant to post now.  It seems that blogger took down a few of the
posts of mine that were cloned but the majority of them are still up on the clone 
blog! The clone blog has about 2-3 years of my post up on their blog.  The only 
way that they take them down if for me to list every URL they listed along with 
every URL of mine for comparison!  You can't just list the whole blog as a 
copied.Since a pops up add appears every time  you click on one of their clone 
links taking you to who knows where and with the possibility of infecting my 
computer, I not sure what I can do.

I can't tell you how upset I got when I noticed post after post was copied.  They 
don't even list their posts.  So I'm not sure how far back it goes.  I had notice 
usually high spikes in the amount of viewers I had from time to time.  I am 
wondering if that was them.  One year a did about 100 posts, one every 
three days, as a challenge for myself.  Let me tell you, that was a lot for me!  
It seem to me that blogger doesn't  make posting all that incredibly easy to 
do, so it  must be a computer doing it. If you read this post on any other 
blog than
IT IS A FAKE!!! Run!!
I think I will add that from here on out!

OK, Here WE Go!

I did some real damage at the thrift store lately.  I will have to take October
off...maybe! In one of my last posts I told you I have been re-boding the guys
around her too.  I found some thrift store doll on articulated bodies and I got
some extra bodies for re-boding!

First up is Happy Family Dad-Alan!
I already have the AA Happy Family Dad so it was good to add him to
my collection.

 His face seems a little lighter than the body.  I wasn't sure at first that it was his
original body...
 but he is wearing the painted on ring.

Next I found HSM Troy!
This is the first (2007?) doll, the 12" doll, not the 10 inch one that they did later. I will
need to take out the battery on the doll because the singing annoys me! Have
you ever had one of those doll go off unexpectedly?
I like his hair much better than the other version of the doll.  The blonde is kinda
chunky! He also has a better face paint than the smaller dolls. I had started to
purchase the last one at the now closed Toys R US near me but someone
beat me to it!

Next is Phoebus from the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  I found three of these
at one time! Yes, I could have left the other two for someone else but
am someone else! So I took all three!

Phoebus: I don't think I want to be a blonde!
Ms. Leo:  You don't look like a Phoebus either!
 This guy got one of the other bodies. He is a
Hawaiian Ken.
 Ken: Thanks man!  Phoebus: No problem!
 The other went to this guy! He is a Pocahontas Kocoum 
He is now called Bison

Bison: I want to thank him too!  I was feeling as stiffer than Johnny Depp in 
the Lone Ranger!
Speaking of Native American dolls, I found these two also!  I dressed them in
swimsuits for the post.  I believe they are the 1995 Barbie American Indian 
American Stories and 1993 Native American Barbie 2nd edition!
 Native American Barbie 2nd edition.
I am seeing more of this one up for sale and I already have 
several of the  Teresa head sculpts.  So she will be up for sale
alone with re-bodied Phoebus!
 Barbie American Indian American Stories.

This one I am keeping and have re-bodied onto an Esmeralda articulated body. She
is now Daisy! She is wearing a Pocahontas dress.  She will need some shoes!
 Daisy: Hi! Lovely to meet you!
I was going to put flowers in her hair but that would be overkill!
 Finally we have
Jesse "The Body"Ventura 
This is the 1999 JESSE VENTURA Man of Action-Governor of Minnesota Doll
He was $5.00 and worth it if just for the clothing! Yeah, you remember him for
Wrestling and the Predator movie!

The box

 Now it is my picture taking and not that his eyes are quite that strange.
 He is kinda handsome in a rugged kinda way!
 Nice shirt and tie!
 Jessie: I can still wrestle with the best of them!
 A new baldy. 
 Wrestling a bear pose!
 Shoes and socks!
 Bare wrestling a bear!
 I also got this one...
 (This one be a good body donor for him too!)
 and this one!
 This will be a hard neck to find a body for!
 Lastly is her!
 She may go on the tree this year!
So this is just a small part of what I got! I was dolly high for a few weeks!

OK! Thanks For Looking!


Vanessa said...

WOW! Great haul! I love that Jesse Ventura, and your holiday doll.

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

That's horrible that Blogger makes it so difficult for you to regain your content from the blogging robot without removing your original post. I would be pretty leery about publishing new blogs, too.

Congratulations on your thrift store finds for September. You found some really nice dolls.


V. said...

Amazing finds!! I also have the Phoebus doll and the Totally Hair Ken. TH Ken is very cute! Ventura looks kind of funny to me XD

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: congratulations on having in your collection to Alan, dad happy. The body is the original. It painted a ring on his finger. I also I have Alan. I also I have a Troy. I like your Ken Hawaiian. I had not seen before Jesse Ventura. I really like his outfit. Barbie Christmas is my favorite. Keep in touch

Sergio said...

Blogger SUCKS! But seriously! I'm so tired of all their crap! What about an epic escape on another blogger website?

Muff said...

You are making me miss the thrift store sooooo much. That last doll is fabulous!

Carrickters said...

I've seen similar comments posted on other blogs e.g. presumably for the same reason. Hopefully it will help. Your dolly haul is amazing and your holiday Barbie would look fantastic on the Christmas tree.

limbe dolls said...

The Jesse Ventura action figure is a hoot! Congratulations on all your fabulous finds!

Barbiecafe said...

Wow Ms. Leo, that's really sad that Blogger can't see right away who post it first and recognize where the original post comes from - I'm sure they could do something like that, but may be a "hell" of time consuming for them, so they don't care. I hope they will "give your posts back to you"

About the dolls...Isn't it fun to shop at the thrift stores? you never know what you can find got some good ones! thanks for sharing

D7ana said...

Congratulations on your dolly finds.

Your comments had me laughing ... esp. "Yes, I could have left the other two for someone else but I
am someone else! So I took all three!"

And you can't be sure that somebody else would find those dolls. They just might linger there forever. Waiting to be played with or re-used.

Sorry that Blogger was not more helpful about the cloning of your blog. I would suggest - if you could do so timewise, etc. - that you use the free library's computers. I think they have tons of support so if a machine were to react badly to the opening of those annoying pages, someone there could fix it.

May your doll luck continue.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

Nice haul! I really like the Jesse Ventura and his clothing. Sorry you're having such a hard time with that cloned blog. I hope that they're able to handle the situation to your satisfaction soon!

Julie Ann Lozada said...

great finds, you're luck! i like the one in the box!
Anyway, I followed your blog, hope you can follow back, too!

It’s a GIRL Thing

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments Vanessa, dbg of BDE, V., Marta, Sergio, Muff, Carrickters, limbe dolls, Barbiecafe, D7ana, RoxanneRoxanne and Julie Ann Lozada! I just love all my new and re-bodied men. Jessie was the score! I have a few bald guys but what is one more. My Rosie O'Donnell needs a love interest too! I just love thrift stores! It is always an adventure!

dbg of BDE, Sergio, Carrickters, Barbiecafe, D7ana and RoxanneRoxanne, Blogger doesn't make it easy. I guess I will keep having to list the sites until they are all gone or something.