WA-PA-PA-PA-PA-PA-POWIs it terrible that I want that song to come back?
XD All the hats above are available in my etsy store.
In other news, I’m really freaking excited about the new release information for the Blythe Cherie Babette.
Number one. She’s an FBL. Number two. SHE’S TRANSLUCENT. WHAT? Number three. That kigurumi though. Number four. She has bobbed brown hair!
Oh man, if you guys only knew… XD I’m actually receiving a blythe doll for Christmas from my sister that is an FBL. I’ve been wanting to own an FBL, and a Translucent skin blythe… and now they’re coming out with a doll that is both! I’m also a big fan of the bobbed hairstyle ^^. It makes for very easy hat modeling. At the moment, Rory is my go-to girl for modeling hats, because of her no-fuss short hair cut.
I’m feeling a bit of a shift in my own doll collection. I don’t think I own that many dolls (right now, here’s the headcount: Marina (my Project Dollhouse custom girl), Finley (my Cadence Majorette who is currently with Chantilly Lace for customization), Rory (a factory girl that I customized), Rosaline (a TBL+ that I customized), Merry (my Licca chan), and Marshall Lee (a currently bald Azone/Obitsu hybrid that I’m customizing). But with plans for moving in the future, I don’t want to worry about transporting a ton of dolls with me. For this reason, I’m trying to keep my doll population controlled to a reasonable number. I’m feeling that as of late, I’m favoring stock dolls over custom ones, and certain customizers over girls I’ve customized.
I feel sad at the thought of letting any of my girls go, but as of now Rosaline is definitely looking to travel. In the future, I most likely will reshell her, as Rosaline is kind of an OC of mine XD (it feels weird to be using the term “reshell” since I’ve only heard it in the context of the BJD hobby).
Monday down. Only Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and half of Friday to go.
My factory/fake blythe came in today!
After i removed her from the box, i gave her a dunking straight away. Ugh, for some reason this girl smelled like food that’s gone off… like… some fermented asian food that has spoiled. It wasn’t a strong smell, but it was bizarre and off-putting. I even kind of rinsed her body off with some soapy water.
Straight off the bat, here are some differences between my real Cadence Majorette (a.k.a. Finley) and my new girl (henceforth will be referred to as “fake blythe” for the purpose of this post).
- Finley didn’t smell weird straight out of her box.
- The color of my fake blythe’s scalp doesn’t really match her face. Also, the scalp and her face don’t align perfectly.
- My fake blythe’s eye mech makes a very loud click when I change her eyes.
- Finley and this fake blythe’s eye shape is different! The fake blythe’s eyes are kind of more downward slanting. I need to take photos of them side by side soon just to confirm.
- My fake blythe’s hair (by this I mean the individual strands) seems thinner than Finley’s hair.
- My fake blythe cost me $85 including shipping ($75 for the doll $10 shipping). Finley was definitely way more expensive.
While i was brushing out my fake blythe’s hair, i came across some severe tangles that I ultimately had to cut out (there were two, and I’m glad that they were pretty small knots). My fake girl also lost a bit of hair during the spa treatment I gave her :-/. Anyway, other than the smell, I’m quite happy with her! Her hair is the perfect shade of pink – slightly on the peachier side, pastel pink. LOVE.
I’m feeling a bit daunted by how much I want to customize her. I think I’ll hold off on taking her apart until I get a better idea of who I want her to become. I’m pretty set on the name Rosaline for her. She’s going to be my OC girl, revolving around the show Steven Universe (I will probably make a separate page on this blog just for my dolly family).
Random P.S. –
I THOUGHT TODAY WAS TUESDAY. MFW I FOUND OUT TODAY IS WEDNESDAY: