I got my latest shipment of Rement Pose Skeleton accessories this afternoon, i.e., those that Isabel uses with her dolls Beth and Death. One set, the bicycle, came with a bike, kickstand, and pump with movable handle. The other set, the office set, came with an wheeled office chair, a laptop with working hinge, a tie [for the skeleton to put around its neck], and a smart phone. Rement’s usual marvelous attention to detail makes these worth the rather high import prices. I just wish the toys were heavier so they wouldn’t fall over so easily. I used pieces from each in the following photostory.
Araminthe, Jujube, Beth, and Death attended today’s VTDL meetup. Photos on the VTDL blog.
Pizako posted some shots on Tumblr of a Rement Pose Skeleton all gussied up and enjoying some Rement dessert delicacies. Very very cute. Too bad Beth and Death will never tend toward that aesthetic. I think it might be easier to find furniture and clothes for…
I could buy clothes for Beth, Isabel’s doll and star of Isabel’s doll-based comic Beth and Death. However, I’d rather try making clothes from existing materials. After several failed attempts, I’ve come up with the following passable outfit. The skirt is a semicircle that I hemmed with fabric glue, then sewed up the back. I cut a hole in the center, then disassembled Beth and kind of reassembled her around the skirt. I made the halter top from some old bandage tape that Janna no longer needed.
Continue reading Beth has clothes beyond a hospital gown!
Since I last posted about my modifications on Beth, my Takara MicroSister Fyana, her form has changed significantly. I removed her original head because, though delicately detailed, it was much too small in comparison with Death’s. It was also hairless, and I didn’t relish the thought of making her minuscule wigs.
In an attempt to make Beth even shorter, I took some feet from a [really cheap] 1:24 scale model railroad figure that I had lying around.
Continue reading Beth’s bilateral foot transplant
My long-awaited Takara Microsister Fyana arrived today! I plan for her to be the protagonist of Isabel’s doll photostories, a comic series of adventures called Beth [Takara Microsister Fyana] and Death [Rement Pose Skeleton]. I immediately busted Beth out of her box to compare her to my other Takara Microlady, as well as Death.
Continue reading Beth: my smallest body mod to date
I just sprang for a Takara Microsister Fyana [previously lusted over] for a cool $65.00 including s/h. Given that this mini-minifig goes for $100.00 including s/h on Ebay, I consider mine an awesome score. To add to the satisfaction, after I purchased her online at that price, she appeared as sold out at the vendor, which means I got the last one.
Anyway, I have exciting plans for this doll. I have decided that Isabel does photostories of dolls too and that hers center on the comedic relationship between Beth, played by the Microsister, and Death, played by one of my Rement Pose Skeletons. Yes, her series is called Beth & Death. Yes, it’s going to be a blast, an enjoyable change from the rather dramatic Zombieville main plot.
Incidentally, I heard from my supplier of the Pose Skeletons that Rement is coming out with a second accessory pack for them. I particularly like the bicycle set [comes with bicycle pump, but no helmet], the office set [laptop, smart phone, tie, office chair] and the kitchen [counter, burner, fish, knife, cutting board]. I’m seriously contemplating getting the bike…
My Rement Pose Skeletons and sets, which I mentioned earlier, came last week. As usual with Rement, all items contain high-quality sculpting and amazing detail, especially for the price. Even the packaging [which shows one of the skeletons barfing into the toilet after drinking too much sake] cracks me up. I just wish the items had a bit more heft to them; their lightness makes them difficult to pose. That said, Isabel and I are already having lots of fun with them. See below.
For reference, the Pose Skeleton is ~8cm tall. The human figure, a Takara Microlady from the Material Force collection, is ~9cm tall. That single centimeter makes a significant difference at that size!
I just realized that the mini-mini fig of Fyana, which I’ve been lusting after since 2009, is actual a Takara Microsister. And I’ve found places with her in stock, so I can get her! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It has come to my attention that the Takara Microladies have smaller relations with even greater articulation. At 9cm, the Microsisters have 36 points of articulation, which is more than every single one of my 1:6ers. I need a Microsister! They were even issued as part of the blank, naked, solid-colored Material Force, but those are apparently extremely rare.
Because I have a cemetery-obsessed main character [Isabel] and because I think they’re hilarious, I am ordering 2 Rement Pose Skeletons, the coffin, the toilet, the desk and the IV pole. It would be awesome if they came in time for Halloween!
I’m entertaining the idea of Isabel doing photostories with the skeletons and possibly Jujube. In such a case, Jujube would be the main character, and one of the skeletons would play the Grim Reaper constantly hanging around her.
EDIT: Maybe my Takara Material Force Microladies would be a better choice for the living people in Isabel’s photostories.
While I wasn’t paying attention, Rement released something besides licensed stuff that doesn’t interest me. Their Pose Skeleton set features a 1:18 scale articulated skeleton and various sets and accessories. I find this both hilarious and adorable, as the accessories include Grim Reaper supplies, a toilet, explosives and an electric guitar. These would make great dolls for Isabel, if I could just procure two skeletons.