Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pissed and Makeup

I'm still pissed that a lot of the dark-skinned doll are not sold in local stores. I have to resort to buying buying these African dolls from China since they are the most cost effective way of providing articulation for my other dolls.

The main reason why I bought another set of articulated African doll is to rebody my repainted Fairytopia doll. It's not a perfect match but it's acceptable. Since the online store increased the shipping fee, I decided to get an extra body to save on shipping fee. These naked dolls cost cheaper than the clothed ones so it kinda evens out. I don't want their original clothing anyways.

While I'm glad the doll on the left turned out the way it did, I can't say the same for the other. I recently finished watching Glow on Netflix and was inspired to do 80s makeup. It didn't turn out well. I might erase the face and try again later.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Movable Joint African Doll from China New Variants

There are new variants for the African dolls with movable joints from China. They come in fantasy-colored hair. They come nude, though.

While the novelty is in the hair, I can't say it is of good quality. The hair isn't soft. The curls easily become wavy and messy.

Let's see if I can turn them into something I like.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Barbie Fashionista 81 (Wear your Heart) Petite

After over a decade of captivity by the Mattelorists, Kira, the first token Asian friend of Barbie, was released back to Playline City. People rejoiced.

She made a number of public appearances after her release:
- Barbie Pink Passport Beach Set 
- I Can be Scientist
- Fashionista 81 (Wear Your Heart) Petite
- Fashionista 62 (Sweet for Silver) Petite

I was only able to catch one of her appearances. I was happy to see her again but I felt something about her changed.

I spent some time to get to know her to find out what. I compared her to my memories because someone you love leaves memories too vivid to erase, even if memories are highly unreliable at times.

There is one thing I'm sure of. After her experience with the Mattelorist, she now views the world differently.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Cove Mermaid Doll

This just takes me somewhere different, away from the hard realities. That's privilege.

While this doll could use a makeover, there is no urgency. The possibilities always wait. For now, I'll enjoy it as it is.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Barbie Dreamtopia Sparkle Mountain Fairy Doll

I have more than enough dolls with the Goddess sculpt. I have more than enough dolls with hot pink hair. I have a lot of dolls I want to repaint and I don't have the time. The only thing going for this doll is the price and the possibilities.