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Customs / Re: repainting limb hinges and hands
« on: January 18, 2017, 08:51:57 AM »
I forgot about this for a time (sorry, lots going on this past month!) 
Thank you Dirili for the pics and instructions! :)   I'll have to get out my diamond files and get started.

The first pic is definitely what's going on.  Never dawned on me that it's because of the tightness of the joint that that's why the paint isn't taking. 
Do you use different files for the joints at the hands, shoulders, etc? 

Off Topic / MOVED: An Amazon grievance...
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:21:12 AM »
This topic has been moved to Trader Support.

Catrine's Art Studio / Re: Cerise Wolf Wood Pattern!
« on: January 17, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »
This is SO cool!  Thanx for sharing! :)
I have been trying to figure out ways to scan fabric prints and vectorize them.  Is there a tutorial somewhere?

Off Topic / Happy Birthday, Knightfire!
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:45:27 AM »
 :hug: :party:
Happy Birthday Knightfire!

Lots of birthday hugs to you, and hope you have a spooktacular day!!!

Off Topic / Happy Birthday, Lightningbee and Scaredevil!
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:47:03 AM »
 :birthday: :rainbow:
Happy Birthday to you Lightningbee and also to you Scaredevil!

Hope your day and weekend is fangtastic and howling good!
:hearts: :green: :party:

Big congrats DueWest! :)

Ever After High Discussion / Re: How do I remove legs?
« on: January 12, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Yeah, the EAH legs are just ball-jointed, so they'll pop off even without heating but a lot of force. I removed my Blondie's leg as a test, and it popped right back on, good as new.
I can vouch for this.  I swapped out a spare Faybelle's legs for my EW Crystal, and they can be easily popped off one doll and popped on another.  It only applies to EAH dolls, though.

Monster Discussion / Re: What\'s the last MH thing you bought? 3
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:07:44 AM »
What a cool deal!

I had a chance to make a quick trip to Walmart on my way to work, so I went and found Electrified Silvi.  :)  I don't like the crimped hair, so I'm going to see if I can straighten it.  So thrilled to get her, she made my bad morning so much better!

Post Merge: January 12, 2017, 07:08:55 AM

Electrified Cleo.... not sure about the pink hair and shoes. But she is pretty otherwise.

Wait...Electrified Cleo has pink hair?   :blink:

Trader Support / Re: Processing times for Aliexpress
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:05:54 AM »
Answering my own question and providing an update for anyone interested:  My package finally arrived in the US on January 10, 2017.  It took 3 weeks to go from Shanghai to the US.  Not sure how long it takes for the package to travel between the 2 but for me this is longer than usual.  As of January 12 it is now in Springfield, MA which is nearby.  Hopefully Saturday or Monday the dolls will be here! :)

Ever After High Discussion / Re: Birthday Ball Budget Cuts
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:24:26 AM »
Thankfully they don't have the cheezy smiley faces.  I want Cupid, but not without jointed wrists.

Ever After High Discussion / Re: LOTS of new Amazon Listings Found
« on: January 10, 2017, 05:35:19 AM »
Cerise's smile isn't too bad but Raven just looks constipated.
  :haha:  She does!

Monster Discussion / Re: What Doll are You Not "Over" Yet?
« on: January 10, 2017, 05:22:32 AM »
GNO Ghoulia, DOTD Ghoulia, G&B Cleo, and DOTD Cleo & Deuce.

They're all so gore-geous.

Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: Show me Ari Hauntington pics
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:28:51 PM »
I like her, but I enhanced mine (heavier lashes, different lip paint, etc.) and put her on a US Haunted Spectra body (which is nearly the same as hers).  If you still want to see her let me know.

Yeah for sure I would like to see her! Sometimes customs can make you see a doll in a whole new way.

OK then :)
Here is my "customized" Ari.  I've made her more "haute" looking (or should I say haunte?)
I know some might not like her like this, but I love her this way!

Ari Hauntington enhanced by Lynda V.E., on Flickr

Have their been any reports showing if there was an increase in young kids (or parents) buying the dolls due to the reboot?  Just curious. 

Monster Discussion / Re: "Party Dolls" Abbey, Rochelle, and Venus
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:33:37 AM »
The Abbey on Tumblr looks a little different from the pic on Target's site.  The tumblr one gives her the illusion (?) of a high forehead and reeeally big eyes.  BUT if she looks like the pic from Target I may just get her.  Deffo will get Venus, and Rochelle....not sure I like all that pink hair and the childlike eyes, but everything else is boo-tiful.

I think most everyone knows I'm not happy about the reboot, although I understand the reasons behind it, some which disappoint me (such as MH being called "too dark" or "too scary"...these dolls are nowhere near as dark & scary as some others I've seen).   I am not angry over it, more frustrated and disappointed, but that's me.  I appreciate the concept behind the reboot, but there are some questionable things they've done.  Please note these are only my opinions.

One problem is they have playlines with the ghouls doing things teens don't typically do or wear.  How many teens go out together to get ice cream?  (sorry if that seems harsh, it's not meant to be offensive.  I just don't know about this.)  The "i scream" 4 pack outfits look more like prints little kids would wear, not teens.  Why not have another maul themed playline instead?

I have tried to appreciate the new looks in clothing and TBH I cannot.  For instance, since when has Lala looked good in baby blues or yellow?  I'm all for trying out different colors, but they don't work on her.  And why does WTMH Cleo have a dress with tangerine-ish color?  It doesn't work on her either.  Her dessert themed doll has a dress with ruffles.  Ruffles don't look good on Cleo.

I have also tried to get past the large doe eyes and childish faces, and all I see are what now looks like young kids instead of teenagers.  I understand they did this to appeal to children, but I know kids who are between 6 and 8 who loved the classic look better.  So it's not like it is just adult collectors who dislike the new faces.  And I also cannot grasp the concept of molded wrappings on Cleo or molded fur on Clawdeen.  To me they don't look more "monstrous", they look more gimmicky instead.  Altho I can understand Clawdeen's fur a little better, Cleo's molded on wrappings don't look right and make her look odd.  There's no reason they couldn't simply have given her bits of clothing with the look of wrappings like they did before.  Same with party Abbey (I think).  Her dress and accessories and hair are gore-geous, but those eyes are so *huge*.  She also seems to have a high forehead.  I loved Abbey before, but not anymore, not this way. :(

One other thing I noticed is that the reboot dolls have slightly larger heads, similar in size to the big sister ones.  I compared budget Cleo with classic Nefera and the heads are the same size.  Why?

The increase of semi or non articulated dolls is also a problem for me, although again I understand somewhat the reasons behind it.  Some of them have some cute accessories and clothes but I can't justify buying it for them alone.  (And don't get me started on the re$ellers on eBay and their sometimes ridiculous pricing.  I've often paid more for the clothes than the complete doll in box!) 
I do wish they would STOP IT with the sleeveless dresses, the overused MH logo on fabric, the ruffles, and bright colors.  Sleeveless dresses are too easy to manufacture, and if I'm going to spend money on clothes, I'd like something with some *sleeves* for a change.  And maybe even some jeans.  Teens do still wear them.  There isn't enough diversity in clothes.

Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: January 09, 2017, 05:18:40 AM »
I picked up a Barbie fashion pack (single) of a dress that looks like it might work well on Jinafire once done, since it has a sort of Asian look to it.

Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: January 08, 2017, 09:06:33 PM »
I still dislike the molded on fur/wrappings and the large eyes, but I love the outfits.  Cleo looks a little better now.  And I hope she keeps her tinsel hair.
Lagoona is gorgeous too.  Is it me or does Clawdeen's outfit look almost like a repeat?

Trader Support / Processing times for Aliexpress
« on: January 08, 2017, 02:19:22 PM »
Hi all,

I purchased an item on Aliexpress on December 13, 2016.  It was promptly mailed out, but it hasn't arrived in the US yet.  The last update was on December 16 where it says it was dispatched from a sorting center in Shanghai.

I know that with Christmas comes delays, but I only have about 9 days until my transaction is "closed".  I haven't opened a dispute yet but I expect I may have to. 

Should I keep waiting, or do you think enough time has passed that I should just open a dispute?  Has anyone purchased from China during the holidays, and how long of a wait did you have?

Thanx ! :)

Monster Discussion / Re: What's the last MH thing you bought? 3
« on: January 07, 2017, 02:57:23 PM »
Budget (non-articulated) Cleo.  First reboot Cleo I liked, altho I will be modifying her and giving her a classic Cleo body.  Not sure if she will be "Cleo" or someone else yet.

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