The 2010 Harley Barbie and Ken giftset, $70.00, features a fully articulated Ken doll with wrist and ankle joints. He also has the headsculpt first introduced with Mattel's Edward [from Twilight] doll. Since I really like the headsculpt and the increased articulation, I look favorably on Ken. However, apparently the Barbie in this set does not have the same level of articulation. Why not? 1 step forward, 1 step back for Mattel.Continue reading 2010 Harley Barbie and Ken giftset: 1 step forward, 1 step back
In which the mysterious jogger is invited in.
I made a little Web site dedicated to Hasbro Shoezies and linked it to my Flickr photostream [yes, I have one now] with pictures of Shoezies and their use as 1:6 footwear.
In which Anneka and Will discuss what to do about their pushy muses.
Meat pencil toppers. They look 1:6 to me.
My two zombies meet. Continue reading Zinnia Pascale questions Peter’s dietary choices.
Ebru shows off yet another one of my spoils from Andrea’s package. The package contained about 30 items of clothing for $25.00 total, and I kept 19 items, making each item just about $1.32, which is a bargain for clothing by my favorite designer for 1:6! As you can tell, the population is very happy with the results too. I think I need an "andrea" tag, just to keep track of the clothes and packages from her that I showcase here! Continue reading Ebru in an an42 dress
I’m still coating his hair with matte gloss, but I thought I’d take a picture of Peter as he stands now. I still need a cutesy graphic, the equivalent of a My Little Pony, for his shirt. However, he’s finished for now. Since the last photo, I added purple to his shoelaces, blue highlights on the green and pink parts of his mohawk and a red wash to his eyes. I also gave him a safety pin hanging off of one earring. I thought he might cheer up after I fed him a lollipop, but he still looks intensely worried. 🙁
Continue reading Peter likes lollipops.
Anneka shows off another garment from the big batch of Andrea’s partly showcased yesterday on N’Yenya, Shaniqua, Materyllis and Janet. Dress is by Andrea, and sleeves are from a Barbie dress by Andrea. Continue reading Anneka in an42 clothes
Below is a picture of Peter in progress. I’ve painted his boots green and his mohawk green and pink. I’ve also swapped out his white sleeves for ones with a stars-and-stripes design. Peter is unhappy and confused because his eyes are covered with masking tape. Continue reading Pink Squad +1: painting Peter
May I introduce Peter, standing in front of his packaging? I haven’t customized him yet, just turned his Rabid Weasels T-shirt around and trimmed the neckline in preparation for putting a different graphic on it.
I really like the attention to detail in this fig, especially the little buttons on his vest and the specially sculpted bootfeet in awkward, decaying positions. The Prometheus body is okay, with a decent range of motion around the neck and relatively tight joints, but I don’t like the caps on the shoulders that make putting the arms down by the sides difficult. I can’t wait to repaint him a bit and otherwise customize him and make him my own!
I bought a bunch of various dresses off Andrea this week, and now some LHFers are modeling the results. From left to right, there’s N’Yenya, Shaniqua, Materyllis and Janet. My favorite article of clothing in the picture is N’Yenya’s dress. Janet’s shirt is adapted from a Barbie-sized dress. It, of course, has robots on it! Now if only I could get Janet to look at the camera… Continue reading N’Yenya, Shaniqua, Materyllis and Janet in clothes by Andrea
Visit my Shoezies Web site at http://www.oddpla.net/shoezies/ !
Does anyone have any Shoezies that they don’t want, especially clogs or slides? I want them!
I can barely find anything online about Hasbro’s Shoezies, unless I want to purchase said toys on Ebay, so I thought I’d write up a brief description and provide pictures for those interested.
Shoezies were a line of toys by Hasbro that first debuted in February, 2001, according to this article on About.com. They were pairs of miniature collectible shoes, in approximately 1:5 or 1:6 scale. Among the 36 styles were sandals, clogs, slides, flats, pumps, sneakers, roller blades, etc. Each pair came in its own shoebox with tissue paper. The shoes themselves were molded out of plastic in exquisite detail, with distinct lefts and rights, laces and texturing. Tread patterns were individualized for each pair of shoes, though all pairs had a five-petaled flower design on the bottom to signify that they were official Shoezies. Further accessories also included a Shoezies Display Center, a shoe-store-like shelf to shoe of one’s Shoezies, and little boom boxes, which one was supposed to "dance" the Shoezies too.
What were girls supposed to do with these "miniature collectible shoes?" Hasbro advertising suggested putting them on your fingers and "walking" around with them, but doll enthusiasts had other ideas. Collectors of 1:4, or 16-18", dolls such as Tyler and Gene discovered that Shoezies displayed well next to 1:4 shoes, though the dolls’ feet were too big to fit in the Shoezies. And 1:6 nerds, like me, realized that some Shoezies could either be slipped on bare 1:6 female action figure feet without adaptation. Or other pairs could be adapted as "bootfeet" for those female action figures with ball and socket ankle joints.
I have 5 pairs of Shoezies in my femfig footwear collection, and I use them in several different ways. The black ankle boots and the red hiking boots can be wedged directly onto ankle stumps. As you can see, the purple chunky soles and the grey athletic shoes have been modified to be bootfeet for Cy Girl/Perfect Body bodies. Finally, the T-straps in the lower left fit bare femfig action figure feet without any alteration. Continue reading Hasbro Shoezies and their use as doll shoes
As much as I like Rement’s offerings, I get sick of their constant chocolate, cake and dessert sets. I especially like Rement appliances, animals and Western cuisine. The Candy Shop appeals to me because it contains animals and non-cake dessert. Continue reading Current favorite Rements from Candy Shop and Gyu Gyu Pets
I found a video, along with a transcription, that gives advice on how to use one’s body to stabilize one’s camera so that one won’t have a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on when one takes photos.
All my 1:6ers, LHFers and non-, as of today. That’s about 60 dollses! I didn’t realize that I had that many.
Today I finally did something constructive with dolls besides purchase them. In order to articulate my Girls of Many Lands doll #3, I mounted her bust on a Jakks Pacific Juku Couture body, which, being 9", was just the right size. As a result, my GOML, now named Isabeau, is articulated at wrists, ankles, knees, waist and neck, a great improvement from her earlier statuesque state. Her outfit obscures most of her articulation, but you can see her striking a pose below. Previous adventures in articulating GOMLs are here, and here..
All I know about Isabeau is that she is a member of the Colonials, the oldest vampire clan in New England. She is probably one of those people who died young, but acts much older than her death age because she has had years in which to mature. She strikes me as less of a girl and more of a small woman.
Continue reading Articulating another American Girl Girls of Many Lands doll
Just a few photos from doll club. I took pictures of my new Rement pets, a hedgehog and a turtle, in the hands of Anneka and Will respectively, and the animals are in perfect scale for pets. I also snapped a picture of one of Maria’s Kish Rileys, which would make a great younger character for LHF if it were more jointed and possessed of less exaggerated lip paint. Helen Kish’s distinctive sculpting style can be seen in the Rileys as well as in my American Girl Girls of Many Lands dolls, Qingting and Maggie.Continue reading Photos from doll club, 02/06/10
I’m very far behind the curve with this news, but Sideshow has continued its The Dead series with more characters — no more women, of course! 🙁 — including a shambling Punk with a mohawk and sticky fingers. I really like him as a character base. Needs more color, chains and pointy ends, though. If I got him, I would decorate his outfit with safety pins and add some pink to his hair.
EDIT: I just bought him with the last of my Amazon credit, meaning that he only cost about $50.00. I can’t wait to improve him! Watch this space!
One of Rement’s latest sets has a Hina Matsuri theme, which is to say that it celebrates the Japanese March 3 Girls’ Day. During this celebration, elaborate little hina ningyo, or dolls, are displayed representing an Emperor, Empress and court attendants from the Heian Period. Rement’s set duplicates the hina ningyo, their platforms, accessories and settings in 1:6 scale. Hooray! I’m always looking for dolls for my dolls.
In which Will meets his muse.