Monday, August 1, 2016

Allan Come Out To Play! And others too!

Hey Gang!

I purchased a vintage Allan doll back in 1999. He has very rarely seen
the light of day! His legs don't bend and he has that vintage body too.
I read a joke about Ken in Barbie Bazaar. (yeah, I miss Barbie Bazaar!)
Ken and Allan had disappeared for two years or more.  When asked
where he was, it read at the gym!  They were reintroduced the had
muscles and not the collegiate physique (yes, that is what is was called)
that they had then.
College guys have way more muscles now!

I have some misgiving about re-boding him.  It was going to be permanent!
Should I do that to a vintage doll? Yes! I am so much happier with him now!
He seems to have swagger!
His old body! boo hoo!  I am hope to sell it and get some money for Allan's
new wardrobe!
Yes, I plan to repaint his hair, touch up his eyes and brows.  I might add some
lip color too!
Allan: So hurry up!
I guess I can wait, I waited all this time!
So let's see who else we can update!
Why not  Repro Smashin’ Satin on a Disney body!

 It opens us up to way more outfits and...
is better looking than Liv doll body!

Yes, I'm changing all of my francies dolls who have
been on Liv bodies to Disney!

Oh, and Repro 30th Anniversary Gad-About!
 compared to the original!
It will get sold too!  If anyone is interested,
let me know!
On her new body she reminds me of
Anne Hathaway!

Sorry, I don't have this top!
OK, Last but not list is 1976 Ballerina Barbie doll!
 Her final body might a fashionista
 but I don't have one for her just yet!

OK, Thanks For Looking!


Super Cool Doll House said...

Awesome! It really gives the doo new life. I put my vintage skipper and ricky on moster high bodies a while back, so happy i did it.

Super Cool Doll House said...

Check them out lol.

Farrah Lily said...

New Allan looks great! Good for you for being brave. :) Which Ken body did you use? I have a couple Ken fashionistas I am interested in swapping out for more articulation. That last Barbie looks great! I remember having that outfit with the clock on the shirt when I was 80s :)

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one putting older dolls onto newer, articulated bodies. It's been getting me interested in the older dolls in my collection again, although I don't have any as old as these.

april_n_paris said...

I certainly understand your apprehension about whether or not to rebody this doll. But at the end of the day, he looks so much better and you will be able to do much more with him. As I've been updating a few of my dolls' bodies, I've discovered this. Thank you for sharing.

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments Super Cool Doll House, Farrah, Barb comments and April!

Super Cool Doll House, Thanks, I will check out your rebodies!

Farrah and April, I knew once I did it I could go back to the old body, so it took a while to work up to it! I used a Fashionista body. The complexion isn't perfect but it is OK! It is always good to have more redheads too! I was told life belongs to the bold! They are right!

The ballerina is not in her original outfit. I believe it is a 1986 Fun Time Barbie outfit.

Barb, You are not alone! I think now there will be more!

Shasarignis said...

It is a good idea to change the body.

noone said...

Hi again, if you're looking for homes for Francie bodies, let me know. :) I collect Francie and would love to take them off your hands!

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comment no one! I am not sure what I did with the body. I am going though my things for items to sell if I find it, I will contact you. I suggest you look at the Facebook selling groups. I often see Frances for sale there!