Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ICY Doll

I purchased another so called Blythe Clone.  I guess what makes her a clone is the pull chord system.  I am not sure the reasoning.

She is an Icy Doll.

Whatever the case, I am pretty pleased with her.  I took some photographs to share with my Ravelry friends and I am going to add them here, also.

Photos with her goodies: Dress with arm pieces, shoes, necklace, earrings, purse, and purple dress.  A stand is included not pictured. The pull chord piece is plastic and says her name, Angela.

These eye chips are a nice purple color. Her lip color has a glittery appearance.

These chips are an ice blue.

Something unfortunately is that the stock clothing bled onto her arms.  This happened only on the arms.

Her box has wine bottles and glasses! I find this really funny!

On the box product materials is listed in English.

I read accounts of other Icy Doll's hair being thin. I do not find that this doll in particular.  Her hair is thicker than my Simply Mango and Guava Blythe dolls.  

Some other interesting facts I found on Flickr: 

Scalp system is similar to RBLs
Arms similar to Liccas (my biggest complaint, more in a second)
Legs is the 3 click system like Blythes in general.


The arms seem to be the weakest part of this doll.  I think if I try to shape them too often the wire inside could potential break through the plastic. I do not know how this compares to Liccas.

I will get some photos of this lovely lady soon in clothing.  I am renaming her also.  Angela just doesn't fit her.

13 comments:

  1. I have several Icy dolls and their hair feels much softer and thicker than my Blythe dolls' as well. All the Icy dolls that I have seen have the Angela pulls. I am purchasing Champagne(the doll you have here) next. I can't wait to get her! I also collect cameras, sewing machines and dolls!

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    1. Good to know! I think after posting that I saw on Flickr that they all said Angela. Do you happen to know why?

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  2. I have just received Amane Misa Death Note.
    As she was not very expensive, I was rather surprised by the very good quality of the doll and the high quality manufacturing of her outfit. She only needs a bit of light face matting and customizing to look really cute.

    Are you sure her legs bend with the 3 click system ?
    I tried and it was so hard I was afraid to break her leg !

    Thank you for the interesting info on your blog.

    Kind regards,

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    1. I wish I could tell you about the legs. I sold this doll. I did a cute little face-up but just could not "bond" with her. I haven't been tempted to buy another one. In fact, I'm in the dolly downsizing mode.

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  3. Thank you for your answer. As for now, I am stuck with questions about Icy Dolls: I don't like their pouty face, so i disassembled the doll, and began carving the faceplate. Gently .. attempting to give her a cute expression. It takes time, and I am still wondering if the result will be worth the effort. For a good result, I'll have to reroot her and give her new eyechips (I have already replaced the eyelashes). And when i'll have finished, I'll still have a doll who lacks interesting poseability. I'll keep her anyway because I am running a small kind of "unusual dolls museum" in which she can find a place. I'll publish pictures when the custom job will be finished (in some months !)

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    1. I can tell you about the legs now since I bought an Icy again. Yes, their legs do the click thing like Blythe. It seems their arms plastic quality is better and not as thin. This time their clothing did not fade on their arms.

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  4. You could give her a body transplant. Pure Neemo bodies are fun, but the skin tone may not match. The neck will have to have some creative problem solving to get them to match.

    I really liked her but I just could not get bonded. I don't even know if I kept the finally pictures.

    Here is a link to my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blytheknits/ maybe you can run across her.

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  5. Thanks for this post! I bought one of these a while ago and had no idea what I was buying - she just looked very cute. I hadn't realised the legs would bend (stupid me!) and was very happy to find out a bit more about what I had purchased. Question though - does anyone know what sort of shoes I can get her? Do the normal Blythe doll shoes fit?

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  6. Hi Cathy! I just recently purchase 2 more of these dolls. As far as I can tell nearly all of my Blythe shoes fit the Icy dolls. It seems their feet are turned up more than Blythe, but I think this was due to tight binding at their feet in their boxes.

    I really like my 2 new girls. I am customized them both.

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  7. Thanks for that - yes I was just looking at your pics. They do look cute! I might have to get one more ;-)

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    1. I'm thinking about getting more too! I'm glad my post helped you out!

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  8. I just stumbled upon this blog, thankfully. I purchased an Icy doll the other day and was starting to have buyers remorse before I even got her. I haven't received her yet, but after reading this blog post, I'm more at ease and kind of know what to expect. I ordered a Neo Blythe and a Tangkou doll as well. I'm super excited because so far in my doll collection, I just have Lalaloopsy dolls. I have a large collection of them, but they're all boxed, and can't really do much with them. I'm glad the dolls I have coming to me don't display well in the box, because now I get to play with them!!!!

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    1. I always have buyers remorse! I know I am several months late in my reply, but I hope you love your Icy doll. They are really unique and are a good quality doll for the price. I have the mini Lalaloopsy also. I like that the entire collection fits into one box!

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