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Author Topic: Custom Heads (Just Heads)  (Read 2552 times)

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Offline Lhianneth

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Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« on: May 12, 2017, 06:39:52 PM »
I'm curious, but would you ever consider buying a customised head and just the head?  :wonder:

(either rerooted, repainted, or both)

I ask, because I have a slowly growing pile of heads from having made Novi hybrids (and other hybrids), and I'm not 100% sure what to do with them. Some I've used as practice heads for customs on other dolls of the same type, but they're in good shape, but I'm not sure what to do with them after that. Bodies can be a bit hard to come by, after all (I mean, that's how I got into my present predicament...).

So what do you think? Would you ever want to buy a repainted or rehaired head without its body?

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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 12:30:18 AM »
I have at least 20 floating heads I hope to sell soon. I feel your pain. I can't even tell you where they came from! I gathered them all up this week in a bag and was shocked by how many I had accumulated.

I'm not a fan of *owning* customs (I appreciate them, think they are amazing, but they just don't fit in around here. The few I do have are really just modified factory faceups) but if I was, not having a body wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. I am a HUGE fan of reroots, and I'd buy a rerooted head without a body, no problem. Look at all the floating heads AliExpress used to sell all time. I bet you could sell a few :)

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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 01:35:03 AM »
I might, depending on the repaint or reroot.  I'm not a fan of all repaints, they're not my taste.  I prefer the original eyes of classic MH and EAH, same with the Novis, etc. (I can't stand the huge eyes of reboot MH or the smiles on EAH.)  If someone repainted a doll to resemble a backgrounder for instance, a new OOAK character, or a HTF variation I wouldn't mind that.  It's also partly why I love fakies! 

A while back I bought a cute Cleo with repainted eyes, but she was on a Howleen body.  The seller was going to turn her into a little sister of Cleo's. 

What you could do is show the possibilities of them on different bodies with a note in caps saying 'BODY NOT INCLUDED".

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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 03:40:43 AM »
Got any of the CAMs with blank mouths and eyes? Those would be useful if I make more andalites. Send me a PM if you do.
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 04:55:46 AM »
'Custom reroot option'? Get a head of your choice with different color hair, either have some pre-done for quick sale, or allow buyer to choose hair color?
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »
Got any of the CAMs with blank mouths and eyes? Those would be useful if I make more andalites. Send me a PM if you do.

I think I have the Mystic CAM set with the pink and green heads floating around somewhere. It's missing the unicorn headband, but has the other components (lower legs and arms/hands, torso and heads). I'd been thinking of turning one of the torsos into a display mannequin, but if I decide to sell the other items, I'll let you know!


And it sounds like heads are definitely something I can sell? lol

Well, I'll practice on them still, and if something cute comes out, I'll put them up.

Cheers for the input, folks. :)

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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 06:02:14 PM »
What's an andalite and a backgrounder? Thanks!
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 07:46:36 PM »
What's an andalite and a backgrounder? Thanks!

Not sure what an andalite is, but a backgrounder is a character often seen in the background of webisodes of MH or EAH (or other shows).  A character who doesn't have a doll yet, for the most part...characters in EAH like Lily Bo Peep, the daughters of Hook and Peter Pan, or characters in MH like Eyera (manster with eyeball for a head), Jacko Lantern, etc.
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 11:22:41 PM »
An andalite is an alien from the book series Animorphs ( I used to be a big Animorphs fan ^_^ )

I'd totally buy just the head (and have bought a couple of heads before).  Especially reroots.
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 07:28:46 AM »
An andalite is an alien from the book series Animorphs ( I used to be a big Animorphs fan ^_^ )

I'd totally buy just the head (and have bought a couple of heads before).  Especially reroots.

I have bought just heads too. And someone may be looking for a better face of eyes on some of your doll heads may offer.  I found a briar at second hand store hair and outfit are nice but her face paint is smeared on one side?  So it happens


I think showingexamples of reroots  and custom faces you have done would be a way and  someone can make an order.  I have a bin of spare parts of eah and mh.


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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 01:47:40 PM »
Thanks for the info!

Yeah, maybe buying a redone head would give folks a 'custom' option in their budget. Maybe they can do the sewing part but not the faceup or reroot.
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 07:56:37 AM »
What's an andalite and a backgrounder? Thanks!


An andalite is this:
http://mistakenolive.tumblr.com/post/141887176737/andalite-custom-complete-4-months-ago-actually

They have no mouths, so the blank CAM faces are perfect.
@Lhianneth- thanks, sounds good.
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 03:19:17 AM »
I'd totally be down for just buying a bunch of heads, regardless of condition. I like to practice more extreme custom techniques on them  ^^;
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 06:53:11 AM »
I think buying just a customized head is totally fine. It's pretty normal for other doll hobbies (bjd) and I've seen some MH customizers doing it too, especially if they live somewhere that shipping is expensive.

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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2017, 11:22:43 AM »
I agree alot of people buy heads, even to customise them for practice on haor reroots and face ups.

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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2017, 12:13:24 PM »
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Angelkitty21, thanks for the link!
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Re: Custom Heads (Just Heads)
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2017, 04:52:03 PM »
I'd be excited about heads with the factory hair removed. That's the most tedious part of redoing a doll to me.