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Author Topic: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?  (Read 598 times)

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Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:30:34 AM »
I'd like to make a future custom where the doll itself is "invisible", and was wondering if anyone knew if the entire doll had the translucent effect or just the lower arms/legs. Like as an example, Lagoona's hands (at least for the originals, I think the reboot is different) are translucent with skin paint on the hands, leaving the webbing clear, but the rest of the body is standard plastic. Spectra has lower arms/hands and legs/feet making a white to translucent gradient, are her torso and upper arms/legs translucent as well? Same question for Billy; just wanting to find this out before I start scrubbing at the body and potentially ruining something. Thanks!

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 01:11:43 PM »
The Spectras I've had had solid white torsos and upper legs/arms (and I drilled holes/took apart articulations, so I saw all the way through). No idea about Billy, though!

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 01:57:52 PM »
Billy is the same unless you get him from the Maul five-pack; then his body is made from blue-tinted transluscent plastic.
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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 02:48:47 PM »
Unfortunate! I was hoping to get a translucent stomach along with the forearms. Not sure if Billy's blue would work as well as Spectra for my hopeful project, even though it was going to be a male. I'll see what I can work with. Thanks all!

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2018, 03:49:01 PM »
Using an Inner Monster might help?
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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018, 04:57:06 PM »
Using an Inner Monster might help?
I was thinking about that, but as far as I'm aware, none of them are white-clear, they're like pink or blue (or am I thinking of the CAM Ice and Blob girls?). I'd prefer to have no color tint, which is where most of the difficulty stems from, but I could probably make it work with just clear forearms. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 05:33:48 PM »
Yes, Blob & Ice are pink & blue.

I have an orange Inner Monster torso, not sure about the rest of that line.

If you wanted to branch out past MH, there's those models of the human body with the inner organs, lol.
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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2018, 05:41:08 PM »
Yes, Blob & Ice are pink & blue.

I have an orange Inner Monster torso, not sure about the rest of that line.

If you wanted to branch out past MH, there's those models of the human body with the inner organs, lol.
As fun of a custom that would be, I don't need the innards visible for the one I was planning on. I could probably make Spectra work for the character, will find out later lol

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2018, 07:08:15 PM »
For Spectra it's only her arms hands and legs.

You might have some luck with aliexpress if you're looking for a girl doll body. They have all sorts of clone bodies.


Or if you wanted to take a whack at casting yourself, maybe try something like this http://www.teenytinycastings.co.nz/crystal-clear-kits

Novi Stars also has Cici Thru



They're smaller but Gail Lexi and Cici are the more mature bodies I think?



Had to check with mine heh.

I'll link if I find any transparent bodies on aliexpress/similar sites. I know I've seen some translucent clones but not sure if I've ever seen completely clear...

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2018, 10:31:56 PM »
The Midnight Magic has a line with kinda transparent dolls, but they're kind of sparkly
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/photos/holiday-gifts-15-children-21028071/image-21028191

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Re: Spectra/Invisi Billy....invisible?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2018, 01:37:14 PM »
The MM dolls are more big sister size. The joints snap off easily, and the legs are vinyl but don't click and hold a pose well.   
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