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I could buy clothes for Beth, Isabel's doll and star of Isabel's doll-based comic Beth and Death. However, I'd rather try making clothes from existing materials. After several failed attempts, I've come up with the following passable outfit. The skirt is a semicircle that I hemmed with fabric glue, then sewed up the back. I cut a hole in the center, then disassembled Beth and kind of reassembled her around the skirt. I made the halter top from some old bandage tape that Janna no longer needed.
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At this year's Toy Fair, Mattel showed off its upcoming collaboration with MegaBloks on the Monster High line. In terms more pertinent to me, this means more highly articulated dolls for dolls, as the MH MegaBloks figures have jointed knees! I find them adorable, in part because the small scale reduces the bobble-headed proportions of regular Monster Highs to something more appealing to my aesthetic interests. I actually do not have any MegaBloks licensed figures in my collection of dolls for dolls, so I don't know how big they are.
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Since I last posted about my modifications on Beth, my Takara MicroSister Fyana, her form has changed significantly. I removed her original head because, though delicately detailed, it was much too small in comparison with Death's. It was also hairless, and I didn't relish the thought of making her minuscule wigs.

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In an attempt to make Beth even shorter, I took some feet from a [really cheap] 1:24 scale model railroad figure that I had lying around.
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My long-awaited Takara Microsister Fyana arrived today! I plan for her to be the protagonist of Isabel's doll photostories, a comic series of adventures called Beth [Takara Microsister Fyana] and Death [Rement Pose Skeleton]. I immediately busted Beth out of her box to compare her to my other Takara Microlady, as well as Death.
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I just sprang for a Takara Microsister Fyana [previously lusted over] for a cool $65.00 including s/h. Given that this mini-minifig goes for $100.00 including s/h on Ebay, I consider mine an awesome score. To add to the satisfaction, after I purchased her online at that price, she appeared as sold out at the vendor, which means I got the last one.

Anyway, I have exciting plans for this doll. I have decided that Isabel does photostories of dolls too and that hers center on the comedic relationship between Beth, played by the Microsister, and Death, played by one of my Rement Pose Skeletons. Yes, her series is called Beth & Death. Yes, it's going to be a blast, an enjoyable change from the rather dramatic Zombieville main plot.

Incidentally, I heard from my supplier of the Pose Skeletons that Rement is coming out with a second accessory pack for them. I particularly like the bicycle set [comes with bicycle pump, but no helmet], the office set [laptop, smart phone, tie, office chair] and the kitchen [counter, burner, fish, knife, cutting board]. I'm seriously contemplating getting the bike...

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...Apparently they put on their little N95 respirators and get out their little airbrushes. ^_^ See photoset by lightlytattered for details. That's awfully clean and well-lit for a painting table -- that's all I'm saying. :p
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My Rement Pose Skeletons and sets, which I mentioned earlier, came last week. As usual with Rement, all items contain high-quality sculpting and amazing detail, especially for the price. Even the packaging [which shows one of the skeletons barfing into the toilet after drinking too much sake] cracks me up. I just wish the items had a bit more heft to them; their lightness makes them difficult to pose. That said, Isabel and I are already having lots of fun with them. See below.

For reference, the Pose Skeleton is ~8cm tall. The human figure, a Takara Microlady from the Material Force collection, is ~9cm tall. That single centimeter makes a significant difference at that size!

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I just realized that the mini-mini fig of Fyana, which I've been lusting after since 2009, is actual a Takara Microsister. And I've found places with her in stock, so I can get her! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 
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It has come to my attention that the Takara Microladies have smaller relations with even greater articulation. At 9cm, the Microsisters have 36 points of articulation, which is more than every single one of my 1:6ers. I need a Microsister! They were even issued as part of the blank, naked, solid-colored Material Force, but those are apparently extremely rare.
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Because I have a cemetery-obsessed main character [Isabel] and because I think they're hilarious, I am ordering 2 Rement Pose Skeletons, the coffin, the toilet, the desk and the IV pole. It would be awesome if they came in time for Halloween!

I'm entertaining the idea of Isabel doing photostories with the skeletons and possibly Jujube. In such a case, Jujube would be the main character, and one of the skeletons would play the Grim Reaper constantly hanging around her.

EDIT: Maybe my Takara Material Force Microladies would be a better choice for the living people in Isabel's photostories.
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While I wasn't paying attention, Rement released something besides licensed stuff that doesn't interest me. Their Pose Skeleton set features a 1:18 scale articulated skeleton and various sets and accessories.  I find this both hilarious and adorable, as the accessories include Grim Reaper supplies, a toilet, explosives and an electric guitar. These would make great dolls for Isabel, if I could just procure two skeletons.
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These beautiful photos by Jen Spectacular provide a look outside and into a highly detailed marionette shop that she made. The table with paints, limbs, tools and plans reminds me of my own desk! ^_^ I'll have to scroll through these at my leisure and maybe get some ideas for Isabel's mess. 

EDIT: Oh look -- she's into BJDs too...Doll Chateau [makers of Jareth's body] even!
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Over the past week or so, I've been customizing dolls for Isabel with the aim of creating as many articulated dolls for her as possible. Like me, she works quickly and rather messily, using a lot of hot glue and not worrying too much about matching skin tones. :p

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Breyer, purveyor of plastic horses, has a 1:32 scale line of horses [obviously] that occasionally includes human figures in the playsets. It's very hard to find pictures of them. However, they appear to be articulated at the shoulders, hips and knees at the least. I think they are about the size of my Hasbro Human Alliance Mikaela doll. They're wayyyyyy cheaper though!
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One was Bering Lusk, my Harumika mannequin who went to visit Andrea a while, then came back when I decided that Isabel needed a lifesize doll. I discovered that Bering's arms popped out of their sockets, so I was able to dress her in actual clothes, as opposed to the strange tuck-and-wrap fabrics she was sold with.Read more... )
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As you may know because I write about it all the time, my next series, Zombieville, is currently developing. Zombieville features people who eat brains and lose body parts, but they are not the mindless, undead creatures of pop culture lore. Rather, they are average, living people with a condition known as spontaneous disintegrative disorder ["spondis"] that causes physical and mental degeneration, which may only be arrested through a diet of at least 50% fresh human brains. Most people with spondis [PWS] see themselves as people with disabilities, while most of the public sees them as pop culture zombies. Conflict ensues.

In one planned episode, Isabel, protagonist and PWS, encounters a vending machine filled with zombie dolls. The manufacturers model the dolls after pop culture zombies [drooling blood, chewing severed limbs]. However, the dolls also have mobility aids that many PWS actually use. Isabel's response to these toys forms an entire story arc.

The foregoing explains why the creation of these zombie dolls did not just entail slapping red paint on some miniature figures. I wanted to make zombie dolls with electric wheelchairs, walkers and canes of the type that PWS would use.

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A helpful Figurvore member has identified doll "I" from my recent lineup. She is a member of the Smaller Home and Garden family made by Tomy. I happen to have all 4 family members in well-loved [and chewed-on -- the dad and daughter have human teeth marks in their legs :p ] condition. Here they are.

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We all know that I like to play with dolls [or otherwise I wouldn't be here]. Well, not only am I a doll enthusiast, but so are some of my dolls! Yes, my dolls like to play with dolls too.
 
Here's a selection of miniatures that I use as dolls for dolls, maker and product line identified where I can remember that information. Unless otherwise noted, the miniatures are unarticulated.

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A: Manufacturer ?, product line Homies.
 
B: Manufacturer Lego, product line Lego Friends. Articulated at neck, shoulders and "thigh unit."
 
C: Manufacturer WizKids, product line Heroclix.
 
D: Manufacturer Hallmark, product line miniature Mattel Silken Flame Barbie commemorative ornament.
 
E: Manufacturer ?, product line ?
 
F. Manufacturer Hallmark, product line miniature Hasbro Adventure Team GI Joe commemorative ornament.
 
G: Manufacturer ?, product line ? Articulated at neck, shoulders and thighs. EDIT: Sources on Figurvore, as well as my own Ebay research, confirm that G is made by Fisher Price, product line Sweet Streets.
 
H: Manufacturer ?, product line ? Articulated at neck, shoulders and thighs.
 
I: Manufacturer ?, product line ? Articulated at neck, shoulders and thighs.
 
J: Manufacturer Takara, product line Microman Microlady Material Force. Articulated at neck, shoulders, upper arms, elbows, wrists, bust, waist, hips, knees and ankles.
 
K: Manufacturer Jakks Pacific, product line Winx Club. Articulated at neck, shoulders, elbows, thighs and knees.
 
L: Manufacturer Mattel, product line miniature classic Barbie. Articulated at neck and shoulders.
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An orgy of hot pink, lime green and electric blue! I'm gonna pretend Isabel made it for her. ^_^

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Here she is with her BJD, played by Jujube. Isabel is about 11 inches tall [28cm]. Since 2 inches = 1 foot in 1:6 scale, Isabel would be 5.5 feet [1.67m] in real life. Jujube is about 5.5 inches tall [14cm], which would make her 2.5 feet high in real life. That's 76cm in real life, on the huge end for a BJD. 1:12 scale [Jujube] is like 1:2 scale for 1:6 scale [Isabel]. Therefore, even though Jujube is minuscule to me, anyone who sees her in Isabel's arms will certainly remark on how huge she is! ^_^

I improved Jujube this evening by wiring her limbs with 22 gauge wire, repositioning her wig and removing her way-out-of-scale shoelaces.

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Isabel got the two shirts and dolls shown from Andrea today. Isabel clearly likes coordinating her hair with her outfits.

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In case Isabel's dolls need dolls, I have found a tutorial about making an extra super minuscule doll out of a toothpick or 1/16th inch diameter dowel. The scale is approximately 1:144 scale or 1:12 scale for 1:12 scale!
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I got my AG Minis Groovy Room today. Here is Jujube hanging out in her new house, which is as tastefully decorated from the available pieces as I could manage.

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I am here to report that there is apparently very little information online about the AG Minis room box sets, previously mentioned in my Operation Rainbow Barf entry. The fan site American Girl Playthings, which covers a range of AG toys, has a page about AG Minis, detailing the names, contents, prices and appearances of various sets, but there's no information about scale, issue date, variations or any of that sort of stuff that enthusiasts like to geek out over. The American Girl Wikia wiki has even less information and no pictures at all. Sure, there are some detailed photos on Flickr and Ebay, but there's no central collection of minutiae and photos. It's very disappointing. :(
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While I was on Craigslist last night, posting my DVDs for sale, I made the mistake of searching for "barbie" and then "doll" in the sale section. I came across an AG Minis Groovy Room room box, used, but in great condition and well-furnished. Seller's picture is below.

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AG Minis refers to a line of room boxes, set pieces and accessories produced in the early 2000s by American Girl, by then a subsidiary of Mattel. Sets included living rooms, bedrooms, a diner, a shoe and purse store, a stable, a cabana, a patio, etc. Companion animals, including horses, dogs, cats and hamsters, were issued, but, much to my bafflement, AG never put out any dolls to go in the room boxes.

I'm not quite sure of the scale here, but it's definitely smaller than 1:12, probably closer to 1:18. The Polly Pocket doll in the picture stands somewhere between 3 and 4 inches.

As I squint between the documentation at the link above and the seller's picture of the Groovy Room, I can determine that my Groovy Room contains an Illuma-Room, a clear front dust cover, Groovy Decor set minus bead curtain, Stylin' Seating Set, Stylin' Art Set, Blooming Little Things and Funky Little Things. As far as I can tell, it's a complete set except for a few negligible pieces and [sigh] the globe lantern from the Stylin' Art Set. [Silver star tree from Funky Little Things included but not shown.] Not bad for $50.00, especially considering that the complete set sold for $178.00 when it was first issued. ^_^

As you can see, it's an eye-assaulting extravaganza of meretriciousness and therefore awesome. In fact, I think there's too much going on in there. Shocking, right? :p In order to make it tacky, but less painful, I need to do the following:
  • Remove neon walls.
  • Remove fungal green rug and that immensely silly foot-shaped rug.
  • Flip neon kitten pictures around to show geometrical designs instead.
  • Reverse couch to show orange instead of zebra print.
  • Remove rocks dangling over window frame.
I'm thinking that this can be a dollhouse for Isabel's dolls, who apparently are just as questionable in their tastes as she is. :p

So, anyway, because this room box looks like a rainbow threw up in it, my trip to Barre this weekend to pick it up is now billed as Operation Rainbow Barf.
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At Toys R Us, where I got Megan her slightly improved body, I also got Isabel some dolls in the form of Mattel Winx action figures. They are articulated at the neck, elbows, thighs and knees, which is also where Megan's new body is articulated. The Winx figures' soft, rubbery skirts and hair are supposed to permit posing, but they don't really. Their molded hair is way too heavy, making them pitch backwards. I plan to rip it off and replace it with fiber.

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Disney makes a bunch associated with Tinkerbell and all her groupies. Cheap!

Do you know how hard it is to find 2-inch [1:36 scale, i.e., 1:6 scale for 1:6 scale] figures?

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Okay, I figured it out. Isabel, a customizer of 1:6 scale dolls, needs a mess work table filled with tools and creative projects. Scissors, wire snips, wire pincers, coils of wire, sandpaper, craft knife, craft saw, rotary tool, paint brushes, paint tubes, paint palette, paint stirrers, cup for rinsing brushes, glue gun, glue sticks, colored pencils -- all of these are really easy to make from scratch.

She also needs, of course, dolls, in both finished and unpainted states. For finished background dolls, "G scale unpainted figures" on Ebay brings up a bulk lot of 28 plastic standing/sitting peoples who can easily be painted and parked on shelves. Now that I think about it, some of these peoples could also be strategically dismembered to generate heads, hands, clothes and shoes for parts bins.

For foreground dolls, i.e., those projects that serve as plot points, I would use some of the items previously discussed under the "dolls for dolls" tag: head sets and hand sets from Hornet Miniatures. There may be a generic or two from Bronze Age Miniatures for the inevitable naked doll[s] lying around, but one of those costs almost as much as a pack of 28 unpainted plastic peoples, so I'm not sure... Maybe the unpainted plastic peoples could be altered to be naked...

EDIT: thestylehome on Ebay has incredibly cheap lots of painted/unpainted plastic peoples!

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54mms come in PIECES! You can buy sprues of heads, hands, weapons, etc., etc. And you can get not only generics, but ARMATURES [= skeletons], some of which can actually POSE a bit! And some of them are in RESIN,  a material I actually like working with much better than vinyl/ABS/action figure plastic! This means that I can make SOMEWHAT POSEABLE DOLLS FOR MY DOLLS WITH VARYING BODY TYPES, FIBER HAIR AND REALLY SIMPLE FABRIC OUTFITS!

I am so excited about this! I've wanted articulated ~1:6 scale dolls for my 1:6ers for YEARS!

JMD Miniatures provides a 3-pack of articulated armatures without heads or hands. They appear to be guy bases, but I don't really care. They also have two sets of 5 heads and 6 pairs of hands apiece, but, irritatingly enough, all the heads are for dudes.

Historex Agents makes a 5-pack of female heads with sculpted hair. They also have a wonderful series of 5-packs of "expressive heads," again, all for dudes, but more versatile than JMD Miniatures' because there's no facial hair. On this page, they've also got hairless heads and massive packages of hands.

EDIT: Wonder if I could buy heads and hands and make my own damn armatures?

EDIT 2: Red Lancers has some Historex heads and hand sets. And they're a US dealer!

Colorado Miniatures, also a US dealer, has Hornet head sets and hand sets. The "African" and "East Asian" head sets are pretty neat. There's a "Female" set too that frankly has nothing to distinguish it from the "male" sets.



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Well, that took long enough to find. Bronze Age Miniatures sells 54mm unpainted generics, which are the minifig equivalent of naked dolls. As with 1:6 scale action figures, there are only two body types available: 1) ripped and boobular ["female"] and 2) ripped and slightly taller ["male"]. God forbid that anyone be fat or scrawny!

I could probably work with a generic, though, giving it at least some fiber hair and a simple skirt like Flower and Mellifer's. I really need to know, though, about the body modding potential of these individuals. Does white metal respond to Dremelling? Sanding? Sawing? Addition of modeling paste? If so, I could easily get a female generic and perform Ye Olde Masectomie on it to have a body shape more approximating Lucian's. Hmmmm...

EDIT: I really wonder about some of these minifig sculptors' grasps on anatomy. The erect nipples on all the femfigs are way out of scale.

EDIT 2: Bronze Age Miniatures female generic #2 is a possibility, as are #3, #4, #8, #11 and #21. #8, #11 and #21 are relatively neutral stances. #11 and #21 are notable for having minimal knock knees and relatively relaxed arms.

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...that requires every single freakin' minifig to be holding things in both hands and/or waving their arms around? I understand that minifigs are supposed to be in dynamic stances, but, when everyone has a ridiculously huge weapon in one hand and the other arm flailing over their head, it looks silly.

Context: Poking through tabletop wargaming minifigs again, I was looking for a Lucian doll for Ellery and Jamisia. I finally tracked down some male elf mage/wizard/sorceror types in heroic scale. Here's one, a Mordheim elf mage. And here's a cheaper dude, Larnach the gray elf mage.

I'd like to go with Mr. Mordheim Mage because he looks less tense than Larnach. His ears also appear more in proportion to his head, and his clothing resembles Lucian's the most of the two figs. He appears to be 28mm, which is about 1 inch, which would make him 6 1:6 inches high. I wish he were double that, but ugh...he was hard enough to find in the first place.

Whenever I'm poking around in the world of minifigs, I think of the Calvin and Hobbes strips where Calvin is trying to put together model airplanes. He and Hobbes grow increasingly frustrated and baffled by the confusing directions and their inability to make the pieces resemble anything as it is shown on the box. At one point, Calvin asks, "How'd they paint eyebrows on a pilot less than an inch high?!?!?!?!"

Hobbes, looking at the model box, says, "I think that's a real plane superimposed on a toy stand." :p

EDIT: Holy poop, this guy is even better! He's much closer to 12 1:6 inches, plus he has a sly expression. He has gratuitous wings, but that's okay because he doesn't come with them on. The only thing is that he's ridiculously ripped, but I'm willing to live with that.

Of course I'm interested in the guy who's extra expensive because he's some collector's edition. :p

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After I posted about beautiful, but expensive, 54mm minifigs, Elizabeth Jr. clued me into the fact that the original Polly Pockets were less than an inch high and therefore approximately in range for 1:6 scale for 1:6ers. I poked around for them ["vintage polly pocket"] on Ebay, but the prices were too high for my liking, at a few dollars per figure. I decided to seek other sources.

I've had success in the past with Homies, who have the added bonus of being hilariously sculpted. Unfortunately, the price of individual Homies seems to have gone up since I last purchased them to by Ellery's dolls, but I have found some alternatives. Vendstock on Ebay sells the following sets that could be useful as a source for female dolls [Isabel, my latest doll nerd, isn't really into male dolls]: American Girl [no, not that American Girl], So Fly Divas and Tomy/Barbie.

Incidentally, Vendstock also sells the latest Domo series. [That's the fuzzy brown rectangle with big teeth that serves as the Japanese TV station NHK's mascot.] I have actually seen this series in local vending machines, where I was amused by the Domo wearing bling. This set also features mustachioed Domo, luchador Domo, Domo with big blocky glasses, Domo with an inner tube, Domo in diapers, devil Domo and Godzilla Domo, who is, of course, bigger than the other Domos. I think I might have to get the set, since Domo has always amused me. ^_^

EDIT: In my search for fat Homies for Isabel's collection of fat dolls, I discovered that there is a Trailer Park series of Homies [Trailer Parkies? :p ]. A majority of the Trailer Parkies are fat, thus playing into the stereotype that people who live in trailer parks are poor, stupid and disgusting. I'm also disturbed that there's only one woman among the Trailer Parkies. Her name is Moo Moo Ma. [Yes, she's fat.] How's that for sexist, anti-fat objectification?!!

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I have another protagonist who plays with dolls -- Isabel -- so I've been thinking about 1:6 scale dolls for 1:6 scale dolls again.

54mm minifigs, AKA tabletop gaming white metal figs, are pretty much perfect for 1:6 scale dolls for 1:6 scale dolls. I have problems spending upwards of $1.00 per millimeter, though. SIGH.
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First things first...all these references to zombies you've been seeing refer to the denizens in my future saga entitled Zombieville. Many of the denizens have a degenerative condition called spontaneous disintegration [spondis], which causes their body parts to drop off and which may be arrested only through a diet of at least 50% fresh human brains. People with spondis tend to refer to themselves as PWS, but the public calls them zombies. As Burlington, Vermont has the highest concentration of PWS in the country, its nickname is Zombieville...hence the saga's title.

Anyway, there's a truly infuriating minority of abnormals [the PWS' term for people who do not have spondis :p ] who wish that they had spondis themselves. Unfortunately, their idea of spondis comes from the pop culture image of zombies, so there's a lot of shambling, bleeding and "Braaaaaaaains!" involved, which has very little to do with the actual daily lives of PWS.

Abnormals who are wannabes fetishize PWS in all the ways you can imagine. Some dress up as PWS, with canes, fake blood and cans of pork brains. Some collect zombie memorabilia...and that's where these little zombie figurines by Zombie Planet, 1 to 1.5 inches tall [6 to 8 inches in 1:6 scale] come in. For just a few bucks, I can furnish a wannabe with an obsession!

EDIT: Apparently there's a whole tabletop gaming subgenre of zombie figs...This review provides details of several makers' zombies.

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I'm slowly learning how to use my DSLR. Here are some pictures from my second round. I reduced my first round too greatly and had to trash them. From top to bottom, Ellery's desk, Ellery's desk, Ellery's desk, and Jareth.Read more... )
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Ellery's completed bookcase and desk with the addition of Homies figures for her dolls.
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My mini GI Joe came today, along with his mini adventure-mobile and his mini sarcophagus. Jareth and Jennifer show off the playthings.
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I picked up a Hallmark ornament of Silken Flame Barbie and her travel case to be a doll for Ellery to play with. Today I got the mini doll and the mini case in the mail and checked them out against Jareth and Frank...just the right size to be a doll's doll! The doll can be put in and taken out of the left side of the carrier, and the bottom drawer opens. The clothes on the right, however, are molded into the sculpture of the carrier.

To find similar items on Ebay, search for "barbie traveling case ornament" or similar. Barbie ornaments of dolls without traveling cases are not in correct scale.

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Ellery plays with dolls, so, naturally, I need to get her some dolls. I would like the dolls to be around 1:36 scale, that is, 1:6 scale for 1:6 scale people, but I can go with slightly larger or smaller. Anyway, I bought Ellery an awesome little replica of Silken Flame Barbie and her carrying case. It is a Hallmark ornament with two pieces, one the doll, the other the carrying case, which actually has an opening drawer. It's either 1:36 scale or a little smaller. Pictures when I get mine! No, I won't tell you how much I paid for it.

EDIT: I also got her a set of 3 1:36 GI Joe ornaments, including a GI Joe, an ATV and a mummy's sarcophagus. Yay, now she will have truly scaled dolls! No, I won't tell you what I paid for those either.

EDIT 2: I also got her a set of 12 Homies figures, which are 1.75 to 2 inches tall, just right for 1:36 scale. It was only $6.00 for 12!
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Here are most of my 1:6 toys. Can you find the [not all are listed] Barbie [starting from top left and working toward bottom], warrior woman, zombie, American Maid, princess, woman with stole, blond girl, 1:144 dollhouse furniture, doll of Jareth, happy family, angel, baseball glove and baseball, basketball, soccer ball, mushroom mat, ray gun, pink squirt gun, [now moving up the right side] cars, VW bus, school bus, backhoe, stuffed pigs, stuffed bears, stuffed bunnies, puzzle mat, helicopter, duck pull toy, dog, penguin, caterpillar, lunchbox, swan training potty and toy shelf with black-haired girl, bunny, devil girl, horse, bird and art supplies?Read more... )
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One of Rement's latest sets has a Hina Matsuri theme, which is to say that it celebrates the Japanese March 3 Girls' Day. During this celebration, elaborate little hina ningyo, or dolls, are displayed representing an Emperor, Empress and court attendants from the Heian Period. Rement's set duplicates the hina ningyo, their platforms, accessories and settings in 1:6 scale. Hooray! I'm always looking for dolls for my dolls.
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Anneka and Will are each supposed to have some dolls of their own in 1:6 scale, but I've had a horrible time finding affordable figures in the 1:36ish range...until now. The Homies series of plastic figures, all 2" high or less, presents models of various urban characters, one set of which, the Micro Icon Punks, would be perfect for Anneka and Will's dolls. But I still need to make at least one mermaid for Anneka and a Bru for Will...maybe out of paper...

Barclay's O Gauge Corner sells O gauge [1:48] civilian figures for reasonable prices.

Here's a 1:12 scale girl doll [by Sophie Drummond?] that might work as Will's Bru.

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