Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Green Eyes Comparison

I also had a friend that was searching for a spare set of Very Vicky special stock eye chips.  To help her out I took these photos:

L to R: Brain Worm Apple, Very Vicky special stock, Angelica Eve special stock, Brain Worm Lime

Brain Worm Apple, Very Vicky special stock

Very Vicky special stock, Angelica Eve special stock

Very Vicky special stock, Brain Worm Lime

I thought the Brain Worm Lime to be the closest.  Funny enough 2 out of these 4 girls have moved on to new homes.  I think I may be a serial Blythe owner. 

Coincidentally, Angelica Eve is without knicker in this photo group, also.

Skin Tone Comparisons

Cousin Olivia is the strangest colored Blythe that I have ever seen. I've tried to explain it to someone who owns Very Vicky and, more recently, Simply Vanilla. I had taken photos of CO with VV before but it still did not really reflect how white she really is. This time I paired her with Very Vicky, Simply Vanilla, and Angelica Eve.  Angelica Eve is very pale but with a pink tone.  I think I successfully captured CO's unique color in these photos:

L to R- Very Vicky, Simply Vanilla, Cousin Olivia, Angelica Eve

Simply Vanilla, Cousin Olivia

Angelica Eve, Cousin Olivia

I also photographed CO with Can Can Cat.  They were both released in 2008. I thought it would be interesting to show how different they are with being release in the same year.  Can Can Cat no longer has her stock lips.  She came to me damaged from her pull chord melting onto her lips and chin.

Can Can Cat, Cousin Olivia

Someone on Flickr as if CO's hand is melted- no, it is zit cream. 

Nelly Nibbles

Have you seen Nelly Nibbles?

From blythedoll.com

My first reaction to her illustration--  Eh.  But, then they release real photos.  Dammit.  I already named her in that pink bunny suit.

Takara has been cranking out the middies like they are crackers.  I wasn't tempted by the pink haired doll, Parson Grace almost got me, as well as the new one that translates to kitty shoes.  Jackie Ramone wasn't my thing so I was safe there.

But, Nelly Nibbles.  Blonde.  Blue eyes.  God awful pink bunny suit.  Dammit.

Awful pink bunny suit.  Not my pic, from Flickr.

Now, I have to bust out some stuff for my Etsy shop and hope it sells.   I'm thinking I will go through my yarn for a destash too.  And, I'm clearing out a lot of the Monster High dolls.

Monday, March 18, 2013

University of Love

University of Love arrived on Saturday.  I am her second owner; her original owner was rather disappointed in her quality.  I can see why.  I paid 75.00 less than her original cost and she has some pretty glaring factory flaws.

Please excuse my legs in the photo, but this was the only way to reach the angle to show off her lovely special stock chips and hold the camera.

The green circle represents the factory flaw in her cheek paint.  

What there is not a photo of is how wonky her bangs are, you only see how they are not even here.  It is weird how the bangs are taken from the thatching line and then cut.  I will update with a photo of this and the other inconsistencies.

The other issue with her hair was fixable. The ends of the curls seem dry. I put anit-frizz hair serum to soak and then gave it a nice conditioning and rinse. It is 100% better.  I have found that a lot my curly head girls have been like this:  Skate Date, Silver Snow, and Angelica Eve.  I wonder if it is how the curls are achieved in the factory?

Still fighting with the bangs though.  It maybe an agree to disagree situation. 

My mom pointed out that the faceplates don't exactly match in color.  I'm not sure if this is because of the cheek paint going all the way to the plate join or if they are in fact different tones.  

The stock clothing are really adorable design.  The lining to the bodice wasn't up to the typically Takara standard.  But to be honest, I don't think this would have been something noticeable except for the recent complaints of the quality control issues coming from the factory.

Overall, she is a lovely doll. I really hate the issue with her bangs but I will live.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blog Break

I need a break from real life right now so instead of a cheeto break, I'm taking a blog break.

My head is pounding from school/work/life stress.  Next week is spring break and I just have to trudge through until then.

I decided I needed to treat myself to a Blythe.  I purchased University of Love from an individual on Plastic Paradise.  I'm pretty thrilled with her and the price.  UOL is replacing my Skate Date. I keep looking at people's photos of a blonde curly haired cutie saying, "awe, she is cute!" And, then it turns out to be SD.  Kind of funny really. I guess I had good taste the first time.

I'm guessing she will remain stock, but I'm not sure...  I love her clothing.  I think she has been the most recent release that I've been excited about, all the others have been meh. I do wish I could get R Lavender Hug, but UOL cleared out the Paypal account.


I got a white body for Stica and if matches perfectly. I also got her a blue wig which makes her even cuter. The Obitsu body is a bit wobbly for the weight of the Pullip head but my friend sent me this tutorial:


It worked! I was concerned about sticking the body back together but the magic eraser stabilized the joint and it popped right back on.

Here is a blurry, naked shot and the body color shot:

Isn't it amazing how different she looks with a new wig and body?  Her name maybe Nadine. I don't know yet. I can't wait to change her eye chips.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


I recently added to my Skipper collection:

Love this. Spent a pretty penny on it, but so worth it.

I feel like I got a steal on this dress.  It had a fair bit of damage that at the shoulders which I fixed to the best of my ability. The hem is curled because someone had made it shorter and I took it out.

Pullips, my thoughts

Should be doing classwork, but decided to blog instead.

I am now in possession of 2 Pullips.  Shan-ria (Little Priss) was produced in 2010 and Stica in 2007.  The difference between the 2 are pretty interesting.  Shan-ria has a face plate, back plate, wig, and sleepy eyes. Stica has face plate, back plate, scalp, wig, and no sleepy eyes. The heads are shaped differently.  It appears that Stica's head is larger; therefore, wigs fit her differently.  They do wear the same size of wigs 8-9 or SD size.

Stock wig, stock body

My plans were to customize Stica (French maid), but she is too damn cute.  I do plan to change her red eye chips and most likely give her sleepy eyes.  Actually, I'm changing Little Priss's eyes, too.  Same color but to eye chips that are more like Blythe's with the lines.

The bodies were different also. I don't know enough to explain the type one verses type 2 or 3.  I like Little Priss's body best.  Poor Stica arrived with a broken leg, and very kindly, the ebay seller refunded me half the money to replace the body. Then I stupidly bought the fleshtone Obitsu small bust 25 cm body rather than white. So, it doesn't match!  I re-ordered in white with medium bust just to have it to be a little different.  I think the medium bust will be more like the stock body.

Pullip body, left; Obitsu S 25 cm flesh, right

New body and no name

On Etsy and Ebay, seller's present Blythe and Pullip clothing and shoes to be somewhat interchangeable. I don't really think this is accurate.  In the bust, if the garment is super tight on Blythe is about right on Pullip.  The bust does not seem to an issue, but length of the garment can be; Pullip's legs are long and thin.  And hats, the heads are shaped very different and the Blythe head is much larger in circumference.  The feet on Pullip are tiny, but since the heel is articulated, she can wear heeled shoes.  Barbie shoes fit nicely even.

This weekend I will try to get photos of the 2 girls together.

And, I should have new items up in my Etsy shop photographed on Pullip and Blythe.