« on: April 12, 2017, 07:09:23 PM »
Of the ones that haven't been mentioned, I think Operetta could be a contender due to her scar. I also think Luna and Bonita have a lot of insectophobia potential.
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« on: April 09, 2017, 07:28:10 PM »
I was wondering about creating a hybrid Alice doll from her Alice Through the Looking Glass versions. I like her first-film dress which only Jakks provides, but the face is wrong, so I was planning to get the Disney Store Alice and dress her up in the Jakks dress. Then, because that wasn't complicated enough, I wondered if I could put the head of that doll and the dress of the other doll onto a third doll- a Made to Move Barbie body. I know Emily (at Toy Box Philosopher) didn't have success with her Belle head on this body, but I think that can be fixed- I just want to know how the size and color of the head would work with the pale MtM body.
Can someone please try this for me?
I've had a few swollen-shouldered dolls. My solution, crude though it is, is just to file down the underside of the shoulder ball until the arm fits into its socket. It's usually just excess on the bottom side, and shaving it off doesn't harm the structure of the joint.
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:43:25 AM »
The Alice Through the Looking Glass dolls have gotten my attention recently, as the character designs are the saving grace of the films. I got the Jakks Hatter and Red Queen dolls recently (great outfit on the former, superior proportions on the latter), and I'm waiting on the Disney Store Hatter (much better likeness) and China Girl (Oz) dolls I ordered from Amazon. I also got the Jakks White Queen for her crown to give to her sister, but I'm so disappointed I might look into the Disney Store version...and I don't even like the character! I just want to be un-disappointed by Mirana.
Wow, how SHOCKING! Alivia works better than Packlyn, since I actually know someone with that very spelling. My guess is Alivia would have the beehive going on, but Packlyn? I know she has a huge family, but another Clawdeen sibling that isn't Howleen feels unnecessary.
Interesting stuff today!
« on: March 30, 2017, 10:03:30 AM »
Nefera hasn't had the perfect release yet in my mind. Sig has a visually confusing outfit, BY has a different facial screening and an over teal outfit, and Scream and Sugar is wrong in just about every way- hideous outfit, awful hairstyle. A combination of her second and third releases might work.
Sorry to bring the topic up with nothing new to add but I've been thinking that Treesa's face looks familiar. So after thinking and thinking I started to notice the similarities between her sculpt and Jinafire's. Do you think it's the same with minor tweaks? Or an all new one with coincidental look-alike-ness?I noticed it too, but I think they just turned out similar. Upsizing and tweaking a mold seems a bit overcomplicated.
VAST improvement! I may do something similar to Supergirl, whose bangs are pretty pathetic compared to the animated look.Thank you! I'll definitely try, but my curling skills aren't as great as my combing skills.
« on: March 22, 2017, 05:58:00 AM »
I just got my new Harley Quinn, and I've complained before about her inaccurate hair. I was determined to fix it, because I was annoyed that this was how she compared to her other depictions.
So I decided to try my first practical use of the "boil-bangs" technique I think I invented.
I simply combed out some hair in the rooting pattern of bangs (her side part's not a huge issue because her bangs are messy anyway), and this is my super-technical setup- her shirt sloppily holding the hair down in place.
Simply pour hot water over it to set, and then cut into the messy pointed bangs and framing tendrils.
Now, I am not a hair technician, but her hair is a bit more lenient, so I think I replicated it pretty well- I'm very pleased, and I can't believe this idea worked. I also lifted up her pigtails a bit with additional elastic bands and trimmed them a bit shorter.
Now Harley looks like she should!
And here's the group- art, action figure, and action doll, matching at last.
I wonder if the gray top is for Clawdeen's mom? Or Claudia? It looks a bit big sister in proportions to me.
It looks pretty well-fitted on the waist, though, and Clawdia at least has never had anything like it. Ghoulia is known for her retro style and red accents, and she's sported the drippy look, so it seems like it might be her debut outfit. There's speculation that she's an SDCC exclusive this year, and the level of construction on the top suggests that with the large pocket, embroidered pocket, cuffs, puffed sleeves, and simulated button row. Most main-line dolls now just resort to prints and have few finishing details.
I agree, that's definitely a Ghoulia piece, or at least it looks like one. I like it. The bodysuit is more intriguing, since it doesn't look like it comes from anything we've seen or heard of yet. Although, I think we're getting a bit Cleo-overdosed by now.
« on: March 18, 2017, 01:27:28 PM »
Not really- Meeshell is wearing very Bunny-inspired shoes.
« on: March 16, 2017, 02:28:14 PM »
Yeah, I might consider grabbing a Back to School Maddie to put on the newest sig version, as the US ones didn't get the new faces.
I expect we'll have more than one doll, either via a two-pack or a separate, or both like last year. It seems likely for Ghoulia to get a solo doll, which is completely unfair to fans but does target the collectors who really miss her, and either Johnny and a new Operetta or maybe Johnny and Raythe in a buddy pack?
I dunno. At least one of those characters should be in the lineup.