Monday, October 18, 2021

An American Hero! We Will Miss Him!

 Hey Gang!

It is a sad day to lose such a man! 1937-2021

Action Figure that Hasbro did of him

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

New Fashionista Guys !

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I used my blog as a way to chronicle my doll purchases and to share them with you. I recently made a new doll purchase, I had few purchase I made this year but had not posted and I had one older purchase that hadn't seen the light of my blog. They will all be in this post and will hope that this is everyone but it might not be. 

I took some of these pictures with my old camera hence the spots!  The last two where taken with my new camera!  Yah!

Fist is this guy that I am calling "Dimples"!

Mattel Promo Photos

Close on the face but you can't see the dimples as well in this shot.
Multi color sweatshirt!
Closeup on the dimples!

You can tell from the photos but he is kinda dark!  I thinking if I change his hair 
color, he could pass for a lot of different races. So that is what will happen with him.

My second purchase was this guy! 

Not sure what he is called but you can't go wrong adding another AA male doll.

Mattel Promo Photos
I really thought his outfit looks more like PJ's than something you would wear out!
It would have been nice if he came on an articulated body because he is more the 
complexion of some of the older AA Steve/Ken dolls for the 70's and 80's. Mattel has
never done an articulated body to match those guys!
The eyes were good which is important now a days! When purchasing a doll you 
have to make sure the face paint is correct. I was surprised they gave him hair.  Do you 
think that means all Ken will have real hair from now on! NO! It will be catch as catch can!

I wouldn't have painted his lips that color.  So I removed it with nail polish remover.
The... "PJ's" are well done and are printed on the front and back! They doesn't always

And loud sneakers are a thing now, so they work.
The fade isn't as good as my older Steven doll but it OK, too!
It is funny but I got this guy as a gift.
 He has the same head on a Patriot action figure body.  I thinking they will be father and son.
He has hands from some action figure.

Third is this guy!

I was happy to find this doll because although I didn't need the headsculpt, getting a wheelchair, an outfit and articulated body for 19.99 was a bargain! Wheelchair Becky is going for high prices. 

Mattel Promo Photos

Out of the  box!
It is the usually Ken face! Note to Mattel, it time to change the primary headsculpt you 
are using for ken.  Why they painted the lips this color is far beyond me.
The outfit and sneakers can easily be worked into any Ken wardrobe
I think this wheelchair is a better choice that the Becky wheelchair too.  
I can use this articulated body for many of my newer male dolls.
He has more articulation that the old Fashionista body and  is a little darker.
Body comparison!
I thought the body can be used for this guy! "Dimples"!
He is looking good on this body!

Finally this guy was add a few years ago! 

Mattel Promo Photos
I originally purchased him for his outfit. He has the basic fashionista Ken head 
sculpt but he was done as an Asian Ken doll. I think he was the second Asian Ken.  
I love the glasses!  Sadly Mattel hasn't done an articulated Broad body yet.

but I put his head on a Justin Beiber body and decided to keep him!  But when I really 
knew he was a keeper was when I put him on a Dumbledore body.
He is hoping to be a part of the Chinese New Years Festival! 
He is on Dumbledore body but is wear a Hagrid shirt!
So he will need a name and a background story.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Finally! The Look #4 Ken Has Arrived!

 Hey Gang!

I was so excited when this doll came our!  I know I wanted 3 of them but didn't what to get to caught up in the hype. So I only ordered one--#4! Black males are the rarest and may only turn up in stores on a limited basis. I ordered him on May 28th. The delivery was postponed 3 time!  On Friday I got a notice that it was shipping.  He finally came on Saturday-Hey!

My Doll

So my doll is on a scale from 1-10 quality control wise is pretty good. I have heard some have had issues. The eyes are good but maybe not my photography! The  hair (I haven't taken out the pony) is good, and the clothes are in good shape!

I am glad I ordered him. And when with the delays, they asked me did I want to cancel, I said no!

The face is a mature face and not the younger face seen in most Ken dolls. When I first saw the doll on line I thought he might be using the Classic Cool #10 headsculpt but he is a new sculpt and some are calling it Jon. The head is smaller the the heads of Fashionista Ken dolls.

The are some bags at the eye that help give the mature look and indentation( smile lines at the cheek.

The only small issue on my doll is that a little hair is missing from the bottom of his hairline.

I did some comparing with the who uses the Classic Cool headsculpt.
Faceoff Looks #4 and Fashionista #130

They look like brothers or Father and son with #130 being the younger bother/son and still having a more youthful face! What do you think- father/son- older/younger brother?
Cheeks are as pronounced with #130 and face looks chubbier. The #4 has a longer chin.
Fashionista #130 head on the Looks #4 body!
It is a swap that works!

Fashionista #153 on The Looks #4 body!
Also a good match!

Warning Nude Doll!

I purchased some action figure bodies that I was planning to use on some of my darker Ken dolls.
Since #4 has such a mature face, let look at him on a mature and muscular body!

He looks commanding on this body! Like he would take no crap!
I thought about trying the Fresh Squad Anthony body but it isn't as dark and has a red undertone!

So, it is time for some dolly play for me!  I will be trying on fashion on him the the next few weeks

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