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Wanted / Alkevins wanted list
« Last post by alkevin on Yesterday at 06:33:49 PM »
Looking for isi dawndancer and miraculous volpina doll.
Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: The random doll/toy photography thread
« Last post by Lhianneth on Yesterday at 06:03:15 PM »

Tachikoma City Day by Lhia, on Flickr

I took Tachikoma to the city with me yesterday and made a little travelogue! More photos of his adventures are on Flickr and my Instagram.
Catrine's Art Studio / Re: General MH Art by Crystal-Spooky
« Last post by lilyflower332 on Yesterday at 07:29:45 AM »
A bunch of my characters in chibi form.. I'm kinda addicted to creating them, as you can tell, haha  :blush:

Akane Hamasaki - A Shōjō
Anna Parition - Daughter of The Ghost Train Driver
Tatbitha DePorcelain - A Haunted Doll
Rikako Ningyo - A Cursed Doll
Ebony Bridgeman-Warren - Daughter of The Bunnyman
'Tura' Pictura Risk - Daughter of A Portrait Ghost
Hana Akai - Daughter of the Bathroom Ghosts
Electra Viral - A Digital Ghost

Anistasia Oakhill - Daughter of Black Aniss
Dinah Jurassic - A Dinosaur Mummy
Harper Talon - Daughter of A Harpy
Sapphire Hornbeam - Daughter of A Unicorn
Maude Nacht - A Nachzehrer
McKeyla Cawthorne - A Tropical Harpy
Seacelia Marrow - A Sea-Dwelling Skeleton
Ashley Inferno - A Salamander

Fallon Eucalyptus - A Drop Bear
Drake Sparks _ Son of A Dragon
Lettuce Fleecington - A Vegetable Lamb
Drake Sparks - Son of A Dragon, Drake's twin brother
Jewelian Stone - A Golem
Peter 'Pete' Marsh' - A Zombie adopted by Swamp Monsters
Stella Nova - Daughter of the Star Aliens and a famous alien pop star
Selene Tsukino - Daughter of The Moon Rabbit, Stella's sophisticated BFF
Hannah Dryad - Daughter of a Hamadryad
Charlotte Frost - A Frozen Undead
Sorry, but the dragon twins are both named drake?
Ever After High Discussion / Re: Promo pics!
« Last post by Talia AlGhul on October 19, 2018, 04:43:29 PM »
There where two Farrahs? Signature and which other?  :blink:

The signature doll of Farrah is the only one that I know of.
Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: A Doll A Day Challenge 2018
« Last post by neon_jellyfish on October 19, 2018, 12:18:30 PM »
DogMom - thank you! Yann Arthus-Bertrand's work is indeed very interesting! I really like those pictures where humans interact with their animals beyond just 'posing'. I love this kind of old-school textured backgrounds, I've been thinking about somehow getting or making my own (after this challenge - it's keeping me busy as it is).

nassib - thank you very much!

Day 292

Post Merge: Yesterday at 12:13:04 PM

Day 293

I didn't know what to do for today's photo, so it's the first-stupid-idea-that-comes-to-my-mind time!

I have a huge and very soft spot for everything paranormal and spooky and dark, and I absolutely love things like 'Top 10 Real Ghosts Caught on Camera' compilations on youtube. The stories usually go along the lines of "XY kept hearing strange noises for a few weeks, then one night, when they were completely, totally alone (several credible witnesses can attest to that) at home (without any lights on, apparently), they grabbed a potato, pointed it in totally nonsensical direction, and later, when they had the photos developed, they made a chilling discovery - there was a ghost of a little girl with dark, drooping hair and an old-fashioned white nightgown on the photo! Several even more credible (but uncredited) experts have looked at photos and swear they haven't been tweaked in any way!"

So anyways, as I was binge-watching 'real ghost' videos on youtube, I felt like I was being watched (I swear it wasn't my cat hypnotizing me to fill her bowl). I glanced out of my balcony door. Nothing was in there, but I felt an odd chill (yes, it was evening in mid-October, but still), so I grabbed my trusty potato and took a snap of my balcony, because doing so totally made sense, riiiiight? And this is what I captured! I had experts from FBI, CIA, MI6, BIN and MIB thoroughly examine the photo and they said that it's 1500% genuine! I caught a real ghost on camera!

Monster Discussion / Re: Do you ever feel... overwhelmed by your collection?
« Last post by nassib on October 19, 2018, 07:37:26 AM »
What overwhelms me is mostly the idea of cleaning them.
I have no idea how they manage to collect so much dust and it's a pain to see them all dirty while on display.
But if I take them all down for a cleaning session, it would be like the activity for the weekend and I get tired just planning it. ^^;

My to-do list today includes doing just one row of the Billy shelves my dolls are on. So the bottom most shelf of each case. Then I'll do the next shelf another day (maybe not tomorrow, we'll see how I go). I'm going to go through a lot of canned air over the next few days. @_@

lol I know
I can do with planning a cleaning just 1 shelf per weekend and that's fine for the dolls on my bedroom and in the kids bedroom.
The issue is for the ones on the living room (yes, dolls have taken over my house since a long time ago).
One individual shelf has around 90 dolls as it's the top shelf of an entertainment center, that allows 4 rows of dolls in makeshift bleachers  ^^; ^^;

Post Merge: October 19, 2018, 07:46:38 AM

Yeah, the cleaning of a collection CAN feel daunting. These are some things I've been doing to help me feel less dis/stressed about keeping my collection clean.

nassib, a friend gave me an ostrich feather duster, and that has been the BEST thing for cleaning my dolls!!! Practically effortless to give them a few swipes. And even kinda fun. Their hair tends to get a little static-y, but otherwise it's been great.

Also, a far more experienced doll collector than I said she keeps the ceiling fan on 'low' all the time in her doll room (which is a bedroom in their house) - she says that any dust in the air doesn't settle that way. She says she never has to dust.

If you have forced-air heat and AC, consider having your ducts cleaned. When our condo was new, we never had to dust - but now 15 years later, seems there's always dust everywhere.

I have a feather duster and a synthetic one. They do the trick quite well if accompany by a paint brush and a soft cloth, but I still need to remove the dolls from their display.
In my room and in my daughters' room, we have a ceiling fans in low, oddly that's where the dust settles the more.  :shrug:

The AC I have is a mini split in the living room so there are no ducts and the filters get wash and clean every 3 months. The dolls near on the living room are the ones that normally have less dust, but the amount of dolls together is greater as mentioned in the comment above. 
So if I want to clean the 23-25 dolls on the back row I need to get the 60+ dolls on the front off first  :haha:

We manage and boyfriend always helps as he has a collection of his own too. So I do like that cleaning dollies always becomes a family activity. But after a couple of hours we are always tired  ^^;
Catrine's Art Studio / Re: General MH Art by Crystal-Spooky
« Last post by nassib on October 19, 2018, 07:27:44 AM »
wow! just wow!  :love: :wow: :love: :wow:
Monster Discussion / Re: Where's all the Monster High? (fill me in?)
« Last post by nassib on October 19, 2018, 07:16:28 AM »
The big toy store I used to go, has the little monsters they still have all shoved in the "old stuff aisle".
It's so harsh as they used to have a huge section with boxes in both sides of the aisle plus tons of stuff in the middle in their former glory days.
I can't help a lonely tear every time I pass through there.
 :sad: :sad: :sad:
Monster Discussion / Re: How many of each character do you have?
« Last post by nassib on October 19, 2018, 07:10:59 AM »
nassib, what an awesome collection! When did you start?

 :wonder: according to amazon I got some dolls for my daughters for the Christmas of 2012, but those where after a draught when it was pretty hard to find dolls. So probably the first were from 2011
Ever After High Discussion / Re: Promo pics!
« Last post by nassib on October 19, 2018, 07:05:50 AM »
Deluxe Farrah and Holly are cute. I would have bought them.

When they couldn't even released a cheap Getting Fairest and reused fabric (Farrah only has two dolls and you're doing that...), you know they mismanaged this property.

There where two Farrahs? Signature and which other?  :blink:
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