Sunday, March 29, 2015

Organizing Update: Progress by Room

Update on the organizing project:


DOLL AND ACTION FIGURE ROOM
  •     Missing dolls: Get Set Vanessa, Harley D Barbie, Mystery Squad Barbie
  •     Sorting accessories by type (FUN); see photos below
  •     Where will I store loose dolls and action figures?

MY BEDROOM
  •     Storing most IKEA bags holding boxed DAFs here
  •     Need to sort loose dolls and action figures and accessories
  •     Need to list For Sale stuff


FRONT ROOM

  •     All bags holding DAFs have been removed from this area
  •     Storing cardboard boxes with doll magazines here




Playscale art supplies by Mattel, Re-Ment, Lanard
Playscale art supplies

Mattel, Chic Boutique costumes
Playscale costumes


Musical instruments by Mattel, Takara, Hasbro, Spinmaster, Play Along Ltd
Playscale Musical Instruments


Sports accessories by Mattel, M&C Toys, Get Real Girl, etc.
Playscale sports items

Note: I LOVE semi-clear plastic shoe boxes.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mattel's That's So Raven Doll Body and Other Doll Bodies

Since I've been talking about Mattel's That's So Raven doll body lately I thought I'd share these photos to show her body next to some other doll bodies. I wish now that I had used a background with more contrast. Gray or dark blue perhaps.

Mattel Happy Family Grandmother, That's So Raven, and Nichelle from left to right
Mattel Happy Family Grandmother, That's So Raven, and Nichelle from left to right

Mattel Happy Family Grandmother has the widest waist. That's So Raven has the roundest legs. Shani friend Nichelle has the shortest torso and the longest legs.
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Back view Mattel Happy Family Grandmother, That's So Raven, and Nichelle from left to right
Mattel Happy Family Grandmother, That's So Raven, and Nichelle from left to right

Back view of the ladies.


Mattel My Scene Madison, That's So Raven, and Malibu Christie from left to right
Mattel My Scene Madison, That's So Raven, and Malibu Christie from left to right
That's So Raven flanked by My Scene Madison (left) and Malibu Christie (right). Turning the dolls around for the back view.

Back view Mattel My Scene Madison, That's So Raven, and Malibu Christie from left to right
Mattel My Scene Madison, That's So Raven, and Malibu Christie from left to right

Kenya World Kenya, Mattel That's So Raven, and Get Real Girl Gabi from left to right
Kenya World Kenya, Mattel That's So Raven, and Get Real Girl Gabi from left to right

Back view Kenya World Kenya, Mattel That's So Raven, and Get Real Girl Gabi from left to right
Back view Kenya World Kenya, Mattel That's So Raven, and Get Real Girl Gabi from left to right

I am glad that Mattel made the Raven doll body heavier. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Carnival Barbie to be Rebodied

In the Comments section, Muff had asked if the Festivals of The World Carnival Barbie's body were rounder like her face. Alas, that Barbie is on a standard belly button body so, no, it is not. That query set me wondering how I could give her have a fuller figure.

The first body that came to mind was Mattel's Raven from That's So Raven Disney show. That body is close in complexion to the Carnival Barbie AND just a little broader in the torso and rounder in the legs than the belly button body. Oh and the legs are a little shorter.



Mattel That's So Raven doll and Carnival Barbie doll
Mattel That's So Raven doll and Carnival Barbie doll

Then I wondered: is this the best match? So I checked a Cali Girl Horse Riding Lea doll. Yay, articulation added. Her arms bend at the elbows; her legs bend at the knees. Her feet are bigger, better proportioned to her body. But ... and here is the rub ... the body is a little darker. And she's no longer shorter.


Mattel Cali Girl Horse Riding Lea body and Carnival Barbie doll



No. I liked her being shorter. A My Scene Madison body has a lighter complexion, click bend knees, and smaller feet as seen below. No, no, no. Pass on this one, too.

Mattel My Scene Madison body and Carnival Barbie doll



Other choices for shorter bodies include Mattel Flavas Tawny or Flavas Tika or Spinmaster Alexis from the Liv line. (Note: you will need the lighter complected Alexis.) But they don't have the weight I'd like for this doll face.

I am saving the rebodying until after I've reduced my doll count. Why? Greater incentive to wrap up my organizing project. She will need some fashions that can be hers. I don't care for the original Raven outfit - bright orange jacket and turquoise pants? No.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I missed seeing the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but I want to acknowledge the holiday here. Irish Barbies are everywhere online so I decided to photograph any dolls and/or action figures wearing green. I found a Black Barbie, a copper-tressed Midge, a YNU Group Inc. Mixis Houda, an M & C Toy Centre Power Team Elite Para jumper, and a Spinmaster Bollywood Legends Kajol already dressed in green. Here they are along with my wish that all celebrating St. Patrick’s Day are having  or have had a jolly one.

Barbie Birthstone Beauties: May
Barbie Birthstone Beauties: May wearing an emerald green glittery lace minidress with a green bolero jacket






YNU Group Inc. Sunset Edition Mixis Houda and Mattel Surf City Midge
YNU Group Inc. Mixis Houda wears her original sundress and Mattel Surf City Midge wears a Fashion Avenue outfit





M & C Toy Centre Power Team Elite Para jumper and Spinmaster Bollywood Legends Kajol
M & C Toy Centre Power Team Elite Para jumper wears an olive green zipped jumpsuit and Spinmaster Bollywood Legends Kajol wears a green and gold trimmed blouse and skirt



Oh and I must not forget this video that explains how the wearing of green became associated with this holiday.

May the road rise to meet you.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force Dolls Go Clothes Hunting

I thought: I have a LOT of doll clothes. Then I looked for fashions for the Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls. Fit problems galore arose. First, their hands are almost three times bigger than most Barbie hands. Their arms are a little rounder, too. Their waists, hips, and buttocks - bigger than Barbie - even the Belly Button Barbie bodies. Their legs are thicker. But their feet are slightly smaller and more graceful than the BigFoot Barbies. However fitting these dolls is made even more difficult by the rubbery material of their torso, hips, and legs. 

So most fashions barely fit. And the ones that did fit like action figure tailored shirts or Maxie's friend Ashley's sweatshirt did not flatter.

















The girls were so disappointed with their findings that they insisted on being photographed in their original fashions. Well, Creanna and Bianca did. Here they go.


























There is a dedicated eBay source for the Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls. That I like their faces and their attitudes makes me tolerate their posing limitations. I do intend to re-body at least the Lucy Liu doll. Someday.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Jaz Difference: Jakks Pacific Fashion Doll Bodies

Goldie asked if I had new clothes sources for the Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls. I will go through my fashions this weekend to provide a fuller answer, but there is a possible "new" source for fashions to fit these toned figures: Kenya World clothes made for Fashion Madness Kenya and possibly Ariana. I write possibly for Ariana because I assume she has the same body as Kenya. My Jaz doll borrowed Kenya's powder blue terry tunic, and it fit Jaz fine. (I have to find the Kenya cotton skirt to confirm that that fits, too. We will see.)

I am sharing new photos of Jaz so that you can see how she differs from all of my other Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls. Most obvious, she is the ONLY one able to sit and to turn at her waist. Less obvious, her torso is made from a harder, smoother plastic, her elbows do not bend at all, and her click bend knees more closely resemble Barbie's than they do the other Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls. Also, she lacks the defined nipples of the other Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls, but she has a more pronounced "tooch."

Here's the Jaz Difference!

Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls, Jaz and Valerie

Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls, Jaz and Valerie, back






Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls, Jaz and Valerie, torso

Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls, Jaz and Valerie, side

Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls Jaz sits

Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls, Jaz and Valerie - Jaz twists

Jaz and some of the other Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls will return this weekend to model fashions that fit them.



Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Barbie!

Happy Birthday Barbie! 

Okay, it's nearly the next day, but I'm getting it in today. 

Happy Birthday Barbie! 


Birthday Wishes Barbie Doll 2005
Birthday Wishes Barbie Doll 2005