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Author Topic: Refining My Collection: Brags and Hauls! [Nefera and Cupid - 12 Sept. 2017]  (Read 200 times)

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My old haul thread was all about building my collection and tracking its growth. It was locked due to inactivity a few times as I got busy with other hobbies and strayed from MH. My hauls and snaps are still on Flickr and Facebook, though!

Since the nature of my collection is changing, I thought it might be a good idea to make a new brags thread with a new focus: finishing my collection!

With the reboot here to stay, I can finally focus on "finishing" my collection. I'm not a completionist, so this isn't about having every doll ever made on my shelf, but more about finding all the odds and ends of dolls that I'm missing (such as Signature Operetta's ring, or Coffin Bean Abbey's drink, etc.), as well as tracking down the old releases that I missed and still want.

Which brings me to my first brag of the thread!

Signature Release Nefera de Nile from the Campus Stroll line! (Doll, Purse) - 4 Sept 2017
Signature Release Nefera de Nile from the Campus Stroll line! (Stand and various Pets) - 12 Sept 2017
Signature Release C.A. Cupid from Sweet 1600 line! (Purse) - 12 Sept 2017




Signature Nefera de Nile - Campus Stroll
While hunting down odds and ends on ebay the other night, I found listings for pieces of Nefera's kit that were surprisingly cheap, so on a whim, I checked to see how much she was selling for these days. I found a BIN listing for a really well-maintained doll, which included her ring. The hardest part of her outfit to find! So I snapped her up!


I then went on the hunt to find Azura and her missing handbag. The handbag was easy (though it's damaged and scratched up, so I may try to find another later), but Azura was hard. I could only find her in listings as a part of lots, and I wasn't really keen to spend $90 on random doll bits to get Azura, and maybe a handful of other items I'm missing. If I'd just started collecting, I probably would have jumped on those lots, but I'm a bit more wary now, since I don't have much space left! hahaha

In the end, I did find Azura, along with a handful of other items I'm missing. As soon as they arrive, they'll get a mini-brag all their own!

For now, I'll just revel in Nefera's regal arrival. I don't normally worry about character completionism, since there are so many releases, but with Nefera only having three, I'm happy to say that I have caught them all.
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Re: Refining My Collection: Brags and Hauls! [Nefera - 4 Sept. 2017]
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 08:58:25 PM »
Congrats! I don't like her character, but man, she makes for a very pretty cool doll!

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Re: Refining My Collection: Brags and Hauls! [Nefera - 4 Sept. 2017]
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 09:15:44 PM »
Congrats! I don't like her character, but man, she makes for a very pretty cool doll!

Thank you!

I am so blessedly unfamiliar with MH canon that I can thankfully mostly focus on the aesthetics of the dolls rather than the personalities, and Nefera's kind of stunning! I think the only character whose personality really turns me off buying dolls is Spectra (and that was more her voice in the webisodes I watched than actual personality). But I still have a couple of hers, regardless.

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Re: Refining My Collection: Brags and Hauls! [Nefera - 4 Sept. 2017]
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 11:08:21 PM »
Congrats! I really hate spectra' doll and face mold to be honest. I mostly look at the doll's design too. I think howleen is my favorite just under abbey and operetta. Howleen is pretty cute and I see her as someone who thinks she's tougher than she really is cx abbey makes me laugh on the webisofes but I fell in love with them before I saw webisodes. I'm not too interested in the rarer dolls like nefera or Cleo. I don't really like how they look either.. I think Cupid would have been better if she had longer hair possibly braided into a heart.
For trade: wonk eye Gigi first wave, catty noir first wave, viperine, geek howleen, orig howleen, MIB orig abbey, sdcc wisp missing earring stand and diary, first wave abbey everything ( broken knee ) but purse, 1600 clawd, first wave operetta ( different ring but everything included, Clawdia first wave.

WISHLIST <3: Fierce rockers catty, Mouscedes, werecat twins first wave, and 13 wishes howleen. Will use money or possibly trade, not looking for them in box since that will be even more expensive.

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Re: Refining My Collection: Brags and Hauls! [Nefera - 4 Sept. 2017]
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 03:11:27 AM »
Congrats! I really hate spectra' doll and face mold to be honest. I mostly look at the doll's design too. I think howleen is my favorite just under abbey and operetta. Howleen is pretty cute and I see her as someone who thinks she's tougher than she really is cx abbey makes me laugh on the webisofes but I fell in love with them before I saw webisodes. I'm not too interested in the rarer dolls like nefera or Cleo. I don't really like how they look either.. I think Cupid would have been better if she had longer hair possibly braided into a heart.

I generally agree on the Spectra front. I'm not a great fan of her sculpt. Her Getting Ghostly release is lovely, though!

As for Nefera and Cleo, I love their nose and original eye shapes, and all the details in Nefera's outfit. That said, if I hadn't found her for such a good price, with that ring, I'd have been perfectly happy with her two later releases. I also am fond of Cupid, because I think she's a better use of Ghoulia's mould than Ghoulia herself. Which is probably some sort of MH blasphemy, but most of Ghoulia's dolls don't do it for me. Cupid, however, with her lace pattern hands and feet, and her cute little curly bob and heart-hair halo, just kills me with cute.

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Re: Refining My Collection: Brags and Hauls! [Nefera and Cupid - 12 Sept. 2017]
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 01:07:11 AM »
Mail time! I received some new-old items today in the mail that I was waiting on! I've finally completed my Signature C.A. Cupid doll, and I thought I'd completed Nefera, but ... well.

Signature Release Nefera from the Campus Stroll Line and various pets!
So I kind of made a few mistakes in completing Nefera that will probably need some rectifying down the line, but ... She's mostly complete now? She had her ring when I bought her, and I got her purse! But. The purse is scratched because I was too-eager and didn't carefully check photos. And now she has Azura! But. Azura is missing an antenna and I clicked "BIN" before I realised that was the case. Alas.

But hey! I now have a handful of other, new pets as well! I already had two Shivers, so this third one may turn into a custom job to go with some NonSigAbbey doll. Same for Chewlian, since he's the second I have. Ah well. They're cuties, regardless, right?




Signature Release C.A. Cupid from the Sweet 1600 Release!
I've been trying to find Cupid's purse for a while. I can't remember if she had it when I bought it (probably, I'm crazy absent-minded and lose things all the time), but she hasn't had it for quite a while now. I picked it up at the same time as Nefera's stand and the pets above, and am thrilled for Cupid to finally be complete! Now I just need to work up the courage to redo her very crunchy, flattened curls...