Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Few Pictures Of Bijou Addison Know As Blue!

Hey Gang!

I finally got my LA Girl Fashionista! Thank you D7ana!  She has been named
Bijou Addison...AKA.. Blue. She getting herself familiar with the area.
She took the train to Mt. Airy the other day.

She is looking for a position that would use are art skills.
 She brought her portfolio with her!

This place might not work for her.  
 She see the bus for Johnston coming.  She is going to try there!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Out and About!

Hey Gang!

I wanted to show you some of the sites when I was out and about!.  I saw this guy
in a thrift store window!
 Hey do you remember these dolls from one of my older posts! Well they
are back at Walmart and I got them!

The outfits are different this year.  the faces were well done.  There weren't paint
flaws or crossed eyes or anything.  So it was down to which outfit I liked the
best.  OK, here is the selection!
Close up on the outfits!

I got #2... these!
I also saw the new Mocking Jay dolls too!
Katniss!  She looks closer to the actress now.  I thing this is the 3rd version.
Cute!  Worth getting!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Video Of The Month!

Hey Gang!

Here is the video of the month on doing GI Jo Swaps! It different from how
I do it so I thought I would show it.  I do it like a Barbie head swap with a
blow dryer!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More Backgrounds!

Hey Gang!

I am always on the look for new backgrounds for my dioramas!  
BTW, Walmart has it miniature villages out so It would be a great time to talk 
to the managers about getting the snowy scene background from them!

 Anyway, I was in my local mall, it is not a big my
and is struggling, I notice that the Cheltenham
Mall DSW had gone out of business! I guess it is the
state of affairs now.  Someone had left a few Nike
signs for the trash.  I glanced at them at first because
I didn’t know what they were. Then I really looked at them….then I took them with me!

You saw one of them in the post with Suzie and Terrence!  

There were 6 in total!

Yes, there was some writing on them but when I measured them I realized it could 
be easily cut off and I would still have plenty of design to work with!

I am still look over this years’ calendars to see if there are any scene that would 
be good to keep and looking at 2016 calendars in that same light!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Power Team Action Figures

Hey Gang! 

I promised Janainah that I would do a post on how to change out the gloved
hands on Power Team Action figures.  I don’t normally do request posts, I am
making an exception in this case!

First let me say as a doll collector, I first started adding action figures (AF) to my
collection when I notice the limited variety and availability of head sculpts in male
dolls and especially AA male dolls. Power team has always had a wide range of male
action figures head sculpts along with a wide selection of ethnic action figure head sculpts.
I would say I own an amount in the 20’s-30’s. Many of mine had gloved hands and
the larger bodies but over time I have replaced hands and bodies.

I too didn’t realize that the heads and hands could be switched until I read it on
someone’s blog.  Maybe Hey It's Muff...if you have check out some of the great
things that Hey It’s Muff has done you should.  It is worth a look!

Down to business-The change!

First, the bodies!  Here are two styles of Power Team bodies.  There may be more.
                                                           Small body---Big Body
 I call them the big body and the smaller body.  There has been more variations
with the smaller body that the large one.  The smaller body can come with hands
or gloves and boot feet or regular feet in boots/shoes.  I not sure but I think only
the smaller bodied AF had the camouflage face paint but I’m not sure.
Only the small body doll can the hands be removed on to my knowledge.
If anyone knows any thing different, please let me know and post pictures!!!
The head can be changed on both bodies.

I believe these two styles of bodies were
to compare with the two popular styles of G.I. Joe bodies.
 Smaller body Joe and Power Team
Smaller body with boot feet

toe pointing boot feet
Big body Joe and Power team
Older Ken---Power Team--new Articulated Ken for comparison
 Power Team can wear Ken shoes and...
 Vice versa-adding shoe options!

Jazz Hands came to help with demo! 
 Say hello to Jazz Hands!
 The hands say Hi!

The gloved hands/hands are very easy to remove. They look like this.

Hold the forearm firmly and pull.  Sometime I give it a little twist but not always.

 Jazz Hand are experienced swappers!

It is more important that you hold it straight to me.  They pop off as easily as they
pop on!  I don’t know if the hands know could take this happening daily for years
without breaking but I have changed the hand on AF maybe once or twice a year.

Now for the head!
 What the head looks like off!
 The hole for the neck knob that holds the head on!
The neck knob... is the same on small and big body AF.

For the head, I pull it forward a little so that I start to see the bottom of the neck

 and just pull it too! 

You don’t have to heat the neck like you would for a Barbie head to get it off.
My new purchase Mc Hottie who is now named Chet Chang!

He will rival my Tariq (Darius Reed) for fashion style around here.

Bonus Feature!

New photos of two of my Fashionista 2015.  My Rwanda!

and Romper Chic who I am now calling Alexis

Please check out my doll and clothing listings on Facebook and Mister Dollface!

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