Showing posts with label Asian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asian. Show all posts

Sunday, November 6, 2016


My 1st (left) and 2nd (right) World Peacekeepers dolls

I thought they share the same face mold with different hairstyle. I was even planning to make them as identical twins, hence the matching clothes. Apparently, each one is unique. I haven't seen these two together in the same store for me to compare, until yesterday.

This is probably the last (for now) World Peacekeepers doll I'll be buying, unless they have it on huge discount, (which I expect sometime next year). Redressing them is less fun as not a lot of Ken shoes fit them.

I still like the 1st one better. The second one (above) has a dated hairstyle. It's so last decade ago. The 1st one has a more timeless hairstyle although it's a bit dorky. I also like the sensual stare and pout on the first one. I just bought the second one simply because I just don't have enough chinito male dolls.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Athletic Doll

I don't have a tall Asian doll yet. What I do have is an athletic Asian doll (left-most in the photo above). See those arms? Her body is from another doll line. The guessing game starts now.

If I were designing Barbie dolls for Wonder Woman, Misty Copeland or Abby Wambach, I will make  the body look more athletic. Well, that is if I want to promote athleticism and a healthy lifestyle. If I'm just in it for the money, I can just use any thin body. Doll collectors have impressive imagination so let them imagine that those dolls are athletic enough.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I challenged myself to make outfits using a gingham fabric I bought. Personally, I think gingham is boring. It reminds me of tablecloths and waiter's uniform. I also challenged myself to use only fabrics in black and white, and without buying new ones. After a few variations, the gingham challenge became, what else, boring. Plus, I really want to work on other clothes.

This will be the last for this series.

It's my version of this:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


The photo of the nyokitto sprouting in front (below) taken from the book Pattern Magic 2 by Tomako Nakamichi is really interesting. It has inspired me to make my own version for dolls. 

I decided to work on a gingham fabric. I thought it would be interesting to see how the lines move on the surface of the nyokitto. I modified the pattern such that there will be no seam on the chest. This is what I came up with.

It doesn't seem to be as interesting as the photo in the book. I thought that I've made a mistake or something. I searched for others' work, for comparison and saw this: It seems that the bodice really have a basin for a chest. I studied the photo from the book to find out the difference. A quote from the author gave me a clue. "Drape is a play on light and shadow."

The lighting really made the 1st photo more interesting. The weight of the fabric, allowing light to pass through the nyokitto is what is different. With the light passing through,it's as if the blouse is very light and almost floating.

Whatever the outcome, modeling a misshapen outfit is no challenge for my fashionista queen Kayla.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


I love this doll. Unlike what Ken wore in the previous entry, I can wear Ryu's outfit, that is if it came in human size.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fan-ny Face

She looks more like the anime version of the actual person. I guess this Barbie is targeted to the market who prefers that kind of eye screening. The shape of the doll's face is more oval compared to the rounder face of the actress. The doll is beautiful nonetheless.

The hair is also the simplified version of the original. They also scrimped by eliminating the earrings and the clutch. I wonder if the real Fan Bingbing will grace the red carpet under-dressed like that.

Whether or not it looks like Fan, it doesn't matter. I'm not her fan anyways. I'm a Barbie fan.

image source: RCFA

I'm thankful to Fan Bingbing for agreeing with Mattel to undertake this doll project. I wish her more success.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Peeking Dork

I'm too lazy to completely debox her. I don't have enough playtime anyway so she's better off in the box for now. Let's just have a peek inside.

The certificate shows the logo for "Fan's Studio" just like on the top 
and the inside of the box (behind the doll)

Cobalt blue fingernails against the fair skin and yellow dress
Who says you can't wear bright colors just because you're pale?

Plain yellow shoes *yawns*

What does the box say?

It seems like that the Fan Bingbing Barbie doll will be available in Europe.

I don't really know her. I only heard about her just these past few days.