Basically the CO 10″ doll is a surprisingly well-made, screen-accurate, and affordable translation of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, while the Mattel 12″ doll is more of a product inspired by the portrayal, filtered through the distinctive Barbie sensibility. Once I figured this out, I disliked the Mattel one a lot less, but she still really can’t compare to the cheaper CO. Pics and commentary below. Thanks to @natalunasans, who gave me the Mattel one [although she kept the screwdriver :p ]. Continue reading Mattel Thirteenth Doctor Barbie compared to Character Options Thirteenth Doctor 10″ doll
Iris came back from her sojourn with @trufflemushroom, who rerooted her using a Pride rainbow of warm-toned embroidery floss. Queerness ensued. Continue reading Iris with new and improved hair!
I recently purchased Medicom Stylish Collection Bambi and Pampi action figures. I first got these back in 2003 or so. I kept the Bambi head, shoes, and gun, getting rid of the body, as it was too fragile. I got rid of the clothes because they didn’t fit anyone else. And I got rid of Pampi because I had no interest in a kid in a devil suit. Bambi became my much-loved Baozha, crabby and explosive-happy adopted daughter of the leader of the Hun [vampires of Boston’s Chinatown] Chow Bang. Eventually I transplanted her head and shoes to a modified Spin Master Liv body. She now looks like this: Continue reading Bailey and Pammy [aka Medicom Bambi and Pampi] before modding
I finally upgraded my flat produce display furniture to appropriately slanted furniture. The frame of this piece is an unfinished wooden box from Michaels. Base is a wooden crate from packaging for some candy. Bottom shelf is just box lids glued side by side and also glued into frame. Top shelf has a support framework made with dowels, balsa wood, and hot glue. I ended up removing the shim under the front edge, and I put my mini pumpkins and mini squash on the top of the frame, but, other than that, the pictures show how it looks now.
After several bodies and uncountable mods, smallerverse Bill is complete! Continue reading Recent doll work: smallerverse Bill is finally finished!
It’s been a while since I worked on my smallerverse DW dolls, mostly because I can’t find a decent, highly articulated base body. I finally put Missy on an Obitsu24, which works pretty good for her. Even the comparative heights between her and Thirteen are accurate, as she’s slightly shorter than Thirteen.
As for Bill, she’s currently on a Hasbro Descendants Jordan [daughter of the genie] body. It matches her light golden brown skintone very well. Unfortunately, it’s single-jointed all around, and the knees can’t even do a right angle. The legs are also way too long, making her more like 11″ rather than 10″. I’ll deal with that later. For now, she has shoes [a challenge to find for those large heeled feet], and she can hang out with the other smallerverse persons until I have the energy to cut her down.
No, I don’t know when I’ll get around to the rest of the smallerverse Dork fam. SIGH.Continue reading Smallerverse update: Missy and Bill
At first there was the Gay Barbie, a Mattel Fashionista 90 with a sparkly Pride minidress. I eventually realized that I was not a fan of her headsculpt, so her dress moved to another doll, a Fresh Dolls Lynette that @trufflesmushroom rooted for me with a rainbow of embroidery floss. Continue reading Iris mockup
When I first got my newspaper machine, a cast iron bank from Liberty Collectibles, it was emblazoned with logos of Shell Oil. It looked like this:
From the depths of Andrea’s archive of photos I sent to her in MSN chat eons ago come these shots of my early attempts at making 1:6 scale food. As you can see, even back then I tended to make my stuff on the large side of 1:6 scale.Continue reading Early forays into making 1:6 scale food: 11/25/2003
Andrea sent me a bunch of photos that she collected from our MSN chats over 15 years [!!!] ago. Here’s an early photostory.
Same silliness, sarcasm, and emotionally expressive [?!] posing as always. Presentation, sets, and layout have, however, improved vastly.
Araminthe and Fritillaria attended. Pics on official blargh.
Zuru has come out with 5 Surprise Mini Brands miniatures. Like the Australian Coles Little Shops minis, the Zuru minis are small representations of familiar branded items one can find in a grocery store. Unlike the Australian Coles Little Shops, the Zuru minis feature United States brands. There are various sets of 5 apiece. I bought a bunch already opened off Ebay because I only wanted certain ones of each set. Below you can see pictures of various minis with a variety of 1:6 scale dolls for comparison. Overall, I’d call these minis a consistent 1:4 scale [unlike Coles Little Shops, which really vary in scale]. Nevertheless, since foods and drugstore products can come in so many sizes of packaging, I think these can easily work for 1:6 scale too. Continue reading Zuru 5 Surprise Mini Brands miniatures — a little big, but they work for 1:6 scale
I got my Redman Toys Last of Girl doll yesterday. She was $136.00 in part because the company didn’t spring for fancy packaging. She came in a plain box with her name, but without graphics. Inside was a foam insert with three slots. In one slot was her body, dressed in most of her outfit. In another slot were extra hands, head, and hairpieces. The final slot held accessories and clothes. As someone who doesn’t believe in MIB, I was very pleased. Follow body mods below. Continue reading Last of Girl body mods and a new smallerverse character
I’ve had a heck of a time figuring out what scale my smallerverse dolls are. This is the group of DW dolls where the standard female action figure is 10″ tall. At first I thought they were 1:9 scale, then 1:7 scale, then 1:7.3333333333. I have finally performed the definitive math, and here’s the result: 1:6.9 scale.
The math goes as follows:
Standard female action figure in 1:6 scale is 11.5″ tall.
11.5″ * 6 = 69″ real-world height
Smallerverse standard female action figure is 10″ tall.
10″ * n = 69″ real-world height
n = 6.9
Smallerverse 1″ = 6.9″
In other words, smallerverse means 1:6.9 scale, which I am rounding to 1:7 scale. I’m changing the tag to “smallerverse,” ffs.
This is pretty much all my dolls, 1:12 scale, 1:7.33333333 scale, 1:6 scale, and 1:3 scale, that are finished and out. That’s 81 of them. Continue reading What my dolls are doing as of 04/07/2019