Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What I've Been Up To-- Part Two! Progress On Re-boding!!!

So, since Christmas I have found several articulated bodies for my dolls. Not many African American bodies but articulated bodies that I can use for my non African American dolls. Just after Christmas, my local Supermarkets had many Barbie items for sale. I found two Hunger Game dolls for sale for 7.50 at a local supermarket. That is around the price a want to spend on a articulated donor body.  Less if I can.
I purchase both of them and re-body two of my dolls. I re-bodied my Dr. Yue Sai Wa Wa


my Ing with these donor bodies. I kept one of the doll’s outfit and put the rest of the doll’s items and heads up for sale on the Dollpage.

During the Flower Show, the center City K-Mark marked down it‘s Fashionista Summer dolls to 8.00.
 I purchased three of them also. I need to add Summer to my collection. She was the only Fashionista with a new head sculpt that I didn't have. I kept the other bodies as a donor.

You might remember from previous posts that I purchased several SIS dolls too!

The Roller Skating and Tennis dolls. I have also purchased and extra Baby Phat Kara and
 a Grace as a body donors.

Warning Nude Dolls Ahead!

At my new favorite thrift store I found six articulated bodies and a Power Team guy for fewer than 7.00! That was a real score! First, I found two Disney dolls as I got to the toy section.  I then began to carefully comb the aisle.   I be heading back my next day off!

They were both they newer Rapunzel dolls with the articulated arms.  I got excited.
I am not a big fan of the face but I can always use the body.  I think I like the Mattel face better.

I found these two dolls with the same outfit on.

I don’t know who they are but because both of them have on the same outfit. I am thinking that the outfit is original.

And pretty cute too!
If you know who they are please let me know.

I also found two Fashionista Swapping head dolls too.  I not a fan of the swapping head dolls but at that price I figure that my second string dolls will get a articulated body.  These head will be up for sale too!
I think the first doll is the old Summer. Very few of the dolls that I have purchased form thrift store didn't need hair help.  It is something I accept.
This girl has a heart on her cheek!
One of the great things about thrift store is that you will never know what you might find!  I didn't expect to find a Power Team guy there but there he was!  You know I couldn't leave him there.  I think he is an older model.  His gloves are a different color than of my other PT guys.

He does have a great look in his eyes too!

I haven’t re-bodied any of these dolls. So I told myself that each week I would figure out a doll to get one of the six donor bodies. I will put their heads up for sale on the Dollpage. I sure out that the Dollpage stays up!

I purchased a few other things I will show you later when I have time to take pictures! Never enough time!

OK, Thanks For Looking!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Some Of My New purchases!

Hey Gang!

I wanted to show you some of my new doll purchases.  I haven’t purchased anything too expensive. I just picked up a few things that showed up in stores locally.
First are the Baby Phat Girls!

I picked up Chandra, Grace and Kara.  I didn't pick them up in the same store so I don’t have pictures of all of them together.

I just Love, Love ,Love her!!! I don’t normally like the light makeup on dark dolls but seems to work for her.  I love the fact that she isn't looking to the side too! 

Her hair is really nice too! It has a really nice shine that make her look polished!
didn't think she looked like the other dolls I have with the same head sculpt.  She looks different to me.  Now that might be because the headband squeezed her face or that the face paint made her look that way.  

She looks for more like McKenzie to me.
Grace and Kara!

I saw Grace and Kara on the shelf at another store.  I purchased them for their bodies and clothing.  I was use to paying 15-20 dollars for the darker AA bodies.  At 13 dollars for SIS dolls it was worth it.  When I got them out of the box, I thought Grace’s hair was interesting...

 but Kara had one of the best face paints that I had seen on her!  And I have purchased a lot of Kara’s.

Her out fit was cute even without the sweater!

I saw Marisa there too but I passed on her

Yeah, It was the eyes!  This is her giving me the "Ms. Leo you need to stop that" look!

I then purchased a few outfits for my fella's!  The fella's need some love when I'm shopping too!  This outfit is one of the better things that Mattel did for Ken.  No Pink!  The shoes look like JB style shoes.
 OK! Together this don't look so good but I'm hope they can work well apart!
 I really love the shoes!  My guys are shoe fans and love great shoes!
 I saw someone on flicker put the jack of the pink plaid tux (I think it came out last year) with this shirt and the white shirt form the plaid tux with this dotted jacket.  It worked well!  So you know what I'm doing.
I got a few off brand dolls.  This one I got because they never did Teresa in this complexion.  

The body is have some problems.  It will get trashed.She was only $3 and her dress isn't bad so I don't feel I have lost if I trash it..

This little cutie for $1.

Finally my curiosity got the best of me.  I had seen these dolls for a while and wondered if the body and the clothing could work for any of my dolls.   Soo...doll one or doll two?

So I purchased the doll above!  I like her outfit so that made the choice of which one easy. The clothing is good quality.  Some of the clothing before was unfinished at the hem but not these.
 The top is loose enough to fit other dolls! Yeah!  Bratz aren't known for pink, so I was surprised by the pants color choice for this doll.  The pink color isn't even in the shirt.
 Yup! she has the Bratz face!
 The top of her body is large than the normal Bratz doll.
 The shoes look like My Scene to me but I guess that is right.
 Out of the clothes, she looks short waisted and bowlegged.
 Her hands are nice!
 Bratz and fashionista style hands
 Bratz, Fashionista, Liv hands
 Bratz body and Belly button body
 Her head is the same size as it was before.
 Her body is taller and bigger.

They were smart enough to make her able to wear the older doll shoes.  That is something that Mattel won't have done!  I bet Muff will do something interesting with this doll's body!

OK!  Thanks For Looking!