Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Charles Links: Leaky Legs and S.i.S. Updates

I'm passing on two more links to articles by Charles of "My Doll Diary" - the first about leaky Barbies and the second about the S.i.S. line.

Leaky Legs

More on S.i.S. dolls.

Informative and entertaining reads. Enjoy!


Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the "Leaky Legs" blog. It is a disturbing thought that more of my dolls might experience this. Here's hoping second-hand inhalation of plastic vapors has no associated human health risks.

D7ana said...

You're welcome, Debbie!

Some of my other dolls, earlier ones from the 1970s and 1960s show greasy/streaky body parts. (SL Allan has a greasy face. Ballerina Cara's legs have streaks. Malibu Barbie and PJ both have streaky legs, too.)

It doesn't seem to be a large part of my collection, so I, too, hope that there are no human or cat or turtle health risks. (Our cat and two turtles also are in the doll room.)

Dolls of Color said...

ewww... my doll is melting! lol *run away*

I do hate sticky legs... I have a few dolls wearing plastic bags around their legs so they don't stick to other dolls yuck

Niel Camhalla said...

I heard of greasy face but this was the first time I heard of leaky legs. I didn't know Barbie had so many ailments.

Thanks for sharing.

D7ana said...

Therese, "plastic" bags might not be a good idea. (Maybe cloth or paper towels ... I'm no expert, but those strike me as more neutral materials.) I never realized that plastic could be so ... interactive? But I guess if the plastic is chemically imbalanced, then it would be.

When I removed the boots from my Harley Barbie, her feet cleared up. But the boots remain greasy so them I set aside.

D7ana said...

You're welcome, Niel. Alas, she does. Sometimes. I don't think it is ALL Barbies. Some of the older ones; some of the newer ones. When I find more information about this matter, I'll add it here.