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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:11 pm

I don't think I can pass him up..... I will rewig of course, but he has the most beautiful face and eyes!

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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:12 pm

Congrats on the new outfit! It almost has an Amish look! I LOVE Amish stuff. Rob and I used to take many weekend trips and shop in Amish country! I have 2 medium size Amish dolls, a man and wife, and 1 small one. My couple sit on a little wooden love-seat in our family room. I even have a painting in the family room of an Amish family riding in their black buggy down an open country road.

She is going to look amazing in that outfit!!

You can see Magnificent Mile's stock at Frickart Dolly Shop if you scroll down. I can never copy pix from there. The doll is shopping of course! I'm already thinking of "M" names Razz She comes out in January so by April I will be ready for a new doll no?? Laughing

I talked to a poster at PS about her J-Dolls and she loves them and says they are "even more enchanting in person". Her only complaint is that they have the type 3 Pullip body. Fine with me since I have a ton of clothes for type 3s! The funny thing is I got that doll nude from the seller who sold this girl at PS the stock outfit for the doll! That's why she had a nude. Too funny. Now the thing is my girl's stock is beautiful and if I really love the doll I am going to wish I got her stock.

Speaking of buying stock, Magma has lots of stock outfits at his site now with "Best Offer" including Butler's and Lead's. Too bad he couldn't have had "Best Offer" when I bought mine Evil or Very Mad

Well, two boys have left for a b-day party (will come back at 3:00) and the baby just went down for her nap. That leaves just 2 school age boys right now so I can take a breather! Guess I will use it to look for J-Doll pix!!

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EEK! Yes, he is beautiful!! Love his stock too. No way to the wig No but he will look great in so many other types of wigs and colors. Birng on the boys!! I only need two more to make 7 couples lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:57 pm

Uh oh....I start getting worried when you are not around for long stretches. Hope everything is ok. Shocked

Eeek! I got my new doll! Oh boy....I am in serious trouble now! She is beyond gorgeous and I am love with BJD's now! No more Pullips for me.
All my money is going to go into my new obsession!

Will post some photos later!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:08 pm

Hi Luca!

How sweet of you to worry I love you

I've been in bed sick all day. I don't know what happened. I woke up at 4:00 AM feeling really sick. Plus my head cold has turned into a chest cold. I have no energy. I'm finally feeling a little better and started some laundry. I hate a lost day. Hubby and I were going to go car shopping, grill burgers and go for a walk Crying or Very sad I'm so bummed. Hubby still made burgers and brats for the boys. I just had some toast Mad yumo Rolling Eyes

I am so excited for you that you got your doll! I can't wait for pix. I kinda figured it would put an end to your Pullip addiction Sad I hope you still enjoy them though. You have such amazing Pullips!

I don't know whether to hope I love my J-Doll or not. I have already been looking at them a lot and thinking which other ones I may want Embarassed I guess it will be fun to have two different doll collections! That won't make me tooooo crazy will it geek

I ran errands last night and took my mom to the grocery store since we didn't get to do that Weds. because my dad was struggling with low blood sugar issues. I tell ya, visiting him is just really depressing. This rash they can't figure out is horrible and just everywhere. He has lost so much hair and what he has has gone completely gray. He has aged so much in 6 mos. it is hard to believe No Then we had late night Paninis- I think that might have been what got me sick.

You know, my mom not getting a drivers license is really getting on my nerves. There was a mix-up with our groceries and she ended up with our tomatoes and bananas and I her head of lettuce. I told her she could keep our tomatoes and bananas because we could get more later, but SHE insisted we bring her her head of lettuce today Rolling Eyes So when Justin got home from spending the night at his friends he had to drive it to her. What a waste of gas. Driving 20 miles to drop off lettuce because she wouldn't wait until Tues. morning when Eric goes there to take my dad for his first appointment to be fitted for his legs. She is getting on my last nerve. Sorry to vent. I do not mind doing the important and necessary things etc. but making us bring her lettuce just really bugged me. Oh well, what can I do. I sure wish I had some siblings right about now. Thank god I have two sons who can drive and help out. I just wish my mom would get it when she goes too far with what all she expects me to do on my little free time.

Well, I need to drag my body down to the laundry room and get laundry done. Sunday is MIL's day to do laundry.

So, also had hoped to take pix of the new guys outside today but clearly none of us saw the light of day!! sunny May tomorrow be better! Oh wait, I spend Sunday's cleaning the house Evil or Very Mad What a fun weekend Razz No school Monday so busy, busy! I am so enjoying my pity party tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:39 pm

Whew! Yes, I was starting to get a bit worried! So sorry you are under the weather, but it sounds like you sure needed a day to just rest! You have so many demainds on you right now!

I must go fix dinner and download the photos! I am dying to see how they turned out! She looks way different in person! No peach....all pink! And her wig is to die for! Eeek! Will post some photos in a few hours!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:02 pm

A few HOURS affraid I don't know if I can stay awake a few more hours!! I will try though. So excited to see her! So you love the wig she came with? That is great!

BTW, what makes a doll a "Ball Joint Doll"? Are they more easily posed than Pullips? Do they move differently? Are there joints different?
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:02 pm

Ahhh! I am touched you waited up! She is so worth it! Are you sitting down?

May I present Queen Prudence!





These dolls are made of resin which gives there skin a porcelin look. Their joints are strung together so they are incredibly lifelike in their poses. Man I wish you could see her in person! I am so smitten it isn't even funny! I still love my Pullips, but they may someday help pay for
the boy that I now must have to be her "King"! lol!

Here is the rest of the photoshoot...I cannot believe how lucky I got with the light! My poor girl is naked though! The fug dress she came in will have to be altered before I will put her in that. I took the custom skirt that Yuni made for me a while back and it will be retrofitted to fit Prudence somehow...she so owns it! And I took the pimprag thing off Tom's head that I made and used it as a top! I can't believe how good it looks on her for being thrown together! Can you believe how big her feet are?

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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:44 am

Well, I must have just missed you last night! I went to bed at midnight. Just really needed to sleep. Slept until 8:00 AM! That is something for me! Must have been because I was sick. Feeling better today - not 100% but close!!

She is really lovely!! The outfit looks amazing! I can't believe the top is from Tom's hat Laughing I never would have known! WOW is right on the feet! No wonder the boots for them are so costly!

So her name is Prudence and she is a queen? She does look like a queen. I think she looks like Cate Blanchett who is currently playing the queen in a new movie! Can't you see the resemblance??



The pix turned out amazing! You have such good backgrounds for your pix - especially for black and white. I love the stool too!

So you may sell off your Pullips Sad Not Bill or Tom right? affraid

I have been looking for something classy to get for my new girl to wear when she gets here all nekkid. Her stock is classy and she has those red lips so I am thinking this outfit -



Or this set where Nat would get the mod outfit:



I am so torn about which to get. The set ends in like 2 hours so I need to decide quick! Mad

Hope you have a wonderful day!! It is going to be in the 90s here again today!!! Good grief! It's OCTOBER!! I am so sick of hot!! 85 tomorrow! BUT 70 on Tues. cheers 60 on Weds!! WINDOWS OPEN!!! Can't wait!

TTYL~

ETA: Did you see there is someone trying to sell China, China on ebay for $465 Shocked Magma has one and he is asking $98 BIN. I hope someone doesn't miss that and pay that crazy price for her!! I mean really - is China, China that hard to find that someone would pay that?

BTW, did you make the queen hat that Prudence is wearing? It's so cute! It reminds me of felt hats I made for Eric when he was a baby. I made a pumpkin stem one and an elf hat for Xmas. I guess the elf one wasn't as good as I thought because when we got to Rob's cousin's house for Xmas Eve his little old Swedish Aunt Betty asked me "What the hell is on his head?" Embarassed Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:03 am

Are you feeling better today my laydee?

Yes, she does resemble Cate, only a much younger version! Laughing I am just kidding she is a queen, but there is definitely something regal about her! No?

Her eyes read blue/violet, not grey. But, that was a nice surprize actually with her pink face-up. I think the pink eyes would have been too much.

The little hat came with the set she came in. The huge American Girl outfit that I am going to modify. I think the hat is adorable too! How cute you made similar ones for the boys when they were tiny!

Ooh....that is a hard choice about the outifts. I love them all! And they would all look so cute on your new girl and Nat!

I picked this up to possibly take with me to Italy if it is not too big...I just could'nt pass it up!
http://cgi.ebay.com:80/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140165587671&sspagename=ADME:L:AAQ:US:11

Prudence may also have a mod but regal side when I find the perfect pink wig for her...and the vespa may be a good prop for her too!

No I have no immediate plans to part with any of the Pullips. But, if my grail guy comes up someday that I must have a quick 400.00 for, who knows. Shocked It seems cool guy clothes are even easier to come by for these dolls than the girls which is different than in Pullip/Taeyang land!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:35 am

Wow! $400 for the guy you want! Makes me wish we had bought some of the rarer Pullips and kept them NRFB so we could sell for big bucks!!

Yes, her eye color is perfect with her make-up!

That little cycle is so cute!! Will that be for Caprice? Are you taking Prudence to Italy too? I think I would be afraid to take her for fear of anything happening to her. From what I can see you got an amazing deal on her and you would have a hard time getting another one for that price. BTW, is she a Dollfie? I get confused with Dollfie, Luts, Volks etc.

Yes, I am torn. I think I really want the fancy red outfit with hat and coat. I could do a BIN for $15 total with shipping. It was just listed and I fear waiting out the 6 days. The two pack is at a good deal right now, but the seller wants $8 shipping within the US, which I think is a little high and it bugs me. Most all other US sellers want half that for the packs. BUT there is only one seller with either of those two outfits, so I am stuck.
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:53 am

Decisions, decisions. Maybe you should just go with the red coat outfit then. The dress is worth it alone. The other outfit you can wait and see if someone else gets it down the road.

I will only be taking Gaby to Italy. Caprice is too fragile with the hair and stock, and no way would I take Prudence anywhere! She came in the cutest long box that came with a huge white satin pillow that she was wrapped up in! I guess that is how the BJD's come from the companies
in the Orient.

I believe "Dollfie" is a term that is generic for all BJD's but, Wikipedia can clarify that one for us for sure. I agree, I am pleased with the deal I got.
I would consider getting a used doll again to save money. I don't know that my next one will cost 400.00, actually there are some really nice ones for in the 300.00 range where you can pick the face-up type and style that you want. I think I may consider that to ensure I get what I want for that price unless the perfect guy shows up that has enough of what I want for the right price. The key will be that he looks more mature and also has the regal look to match my girl.
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:10 am

Well, we shared a brain on that one!! I let the two pack set go and I bought the red one. It just seems made for Anisa. But, I also bought this blue one I found that I think will also look gorgeous on her and it was only $10 total with shipping. So now she has two outfits and I am done!!! I am spent until my birthday - if then Razz



One outfit to go with her lips and one for her eyes! Both will look great with her black hair and both together still cost less than half of what her stock would with shipping.

Now, I have to get cleaning Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:43 am

Eeek! I love the outfits you got! She is going to be one classy laydee! Wink

I have got to get a doll stand for my girl and then start cleaning myself! Evil or Very Mad We are expecting my brother and sister in law from Texas on Thursday and we have been getting all kinds of projects down that we have been talking about! Yesterday we had to catch and kill a mouse that was in the house....how it got in we can't figure out! Thank god we got it before they arrived!

I still did'nt get my pants and jacket from meda yet...I don't know how you get it so quick from her! I am going to ask her down the road if she would consider making some MSD clothes for me if I kept the design similar to other items she already has. I know she will charge 30.00 plus though...but at least it will be well made and unique.

When you brought up Prudence looking like Cate...it gave me an idea that I need an elf boy/man for her...then she can be the elf queen! Very Happy She would be perfect for that! Maybe after the first of the year I can start that commission outfit. *gulp*

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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:05 am

EEEK!! A mouse in the house affraid You should get a few of these cat !! Actually about a year ago my folks had one in the house and they couldn't get it for about a week! Mom was freaking out! Friends of ours on the other side of the lake here had a mouse problem too. They needed to get exterminators and spend a week at a hotel! We have never had a problem - thank god!

I am so glad you like both outfits! Yes, she will indeed be my classy girl. With that face she would have to be. She looks rich to me Laughing There is that one funky J-Doll with the pink hair and really cool eyes. If I get her she will be the one to get the fun and funky clothes! She has a tattoo after all!

So exciting that you are getting all your projects done for your company! I hope you all have a wonderful visit! Hope the weather is such that you can all go riding.

The Elf Queen sounds like a very fun idea indeed! I have seen the elf dolls. Very cute.

I did look up "Ball Joint Dolls" on Wikipedia. Just confused me a bit. Made it sound like all the dolls like Pullips and such are BJD. I know Miniwoo refers to Pullips as BJD in some of her descriptions. I always think of BJDs as the Luts and Volks and I thought dollfie was a "type" of BJD. I guess I need to do more reading up. I thought Luts, Volks and Dollfies were brands like "Pullips" and "Blythe".

Even mEda is very surprised how fast I get my stuff from her, even though the shirt she sent out two days before the jeans got to me two days after the jeans scratch

I called the people about the guitars and she knew they didn't go out, but she didn't know why they didn't go out, other than the fact they she and her helper had been sick all week. She was supposed to call me back - but didn't. If I don't hear from her by Tues. I will call again. She seemed nice. I guess it is a pretty small little company.

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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:13 am

Man that guitar thing has been kind of a pain huh? Hope you get it soon!

Did you get all your cleaning done? We did! Shocked New headboard up in the bedroom, craft room reorganized, hubby's bathroom, couch slip covers, vacuumed, side of house touched up with paint....yada, yada, yada!

All that and I did some sewing for Prudence! I took apart that fug American girl dress and made it into something more fitting for a lady! I also made a corset top to go with the black lace skirt. I have'nt quite finished everything, but when I do I will post some photos. I actually like sewing for bigger dolls! It is so much easier! I can see myself doing a lot more sewing for my new girl...which is a good thing because the clothes are not cheap-as you know!

Hope to talk to you later from work...it has been so slow and boring lately!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:08 am

Hi!

It's two guitars = $34 worth and yes it has been a pain! Mad

I just got off the phone with our window company to get someone out here, as Eric's big bedroom window is stuck WIDE open and it is suppose to storm later affraid We paid all this money for these big crank out windows and we have had such problems with them. Right now besides Eric's, one of the ones in the master bedroom handle broke off in Rob's hand and one in the kitchen breakfast nook can't open. I called a month ago and left a voice message and no one called back. I was so busy with my dad I just put it off, but now that we have one that won't close I insisted someone get out here today. I told them about all the problems and no call back. I said their windows were crap! Actually, they look beautiful though Razz

Sounds like quite a productive day for you guys!! I got all the regular cleaning done. Nothing extra. Just vacuuming, bathrooms, wash floors and laundry. Boring!

So cool that you can sew for your dolls! Wish I could Crying or Very sad . I was at this site last night looking at BJDs. I found a site with a couple of 1/4 dolls that I really liked (I don't care for a lot of them that much for the money. At AOD yours is the only one I love) and at this site they come with eyes and make-up included in the price of $240. Don't know what shipping would be. Then add a wig and clothes. So maybe next Xmas. They offer a Layaway plan of 3 payments so you have 3 months to pay for it. Then they ship it. They take checks for that which would be great because Rob would much rather do that than put it on credit cards or Pay-pal. I don't think I would do it before next Xmas because if I am really pleased with my J-Doll there are a couple more of them I really feel I must have. Their faces are just so pretty! I would be thrilled to find them nude and just get nice Barbie clothes for them. I did a "Fashion Avenue" search on ebay last night and man there are a ton of gorgeous outfits out there for around $10! I never did a Fashion Avenue search, only Fashion Fever.

When I was looking at the nice outfits for the BJDs I saw some fantastic outfits, but yeah, big bucks. I fell in love with an outfit on ebay that was over $100 before shipping! So if you can sew your girl clothes that would be wonderful for you!!

Well, I have to get the oven fired up for to make pizzas for the kiddies!

Have a beautiful day!!

ETA: This is the girl I would get if I could get one now. Her name is Shoya. She is listed under "Doll Zone". Whatever that means.



This girl at AOD is pictured right under yours. She is $225 with eyes and make-up and I like her too, as long as she didn't come with red eyes!



That is what bugs me about this "random eyes" thing. For that money I would really like to pick my eyes because they are a HUGE part of the dolls appeal for me. If mine came with red eyes I would NOT be happy. I do not like red eyes at all. I would want blue, pink or gray or any combo of those. Brown would be OK I guess, but not my choice. Red - I would have to send it back. These types of dolls with red eyes look like they are demons Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:28 am

Oh, I so think I will need this doll Embarassed





She is so pretty!!

Oh lordy! This one too!


And the blue haired one Razz


And pink!! Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:33 pm

Hope they get back to you soon about the window before the storm comes! That could be a mess! What will you do if they don't get out there soon? Put plastic up? affraid

EEEEEK! I love Shoya! She has that special "it" quality that just grabs you!
Shipping is about 30-40.00 from what I hear on the BJD site. Dollzone dolls are really popular and many of the top brands sell out their new releases very quickly, never to be seen again, so layaway would be a good way to ensure you have one reserved. I know I will get you to come over to the BJD side eventually... Twisted Evil Wink

The pricing for the clothes is really interesting...there is really high stuff out there and some things that look really nice for 20-40.00. YOu should join the Den of Angels site to start checking out what people say about all the different lines of BJD's and to see what the community is like. It is kind of overwhelming at first, but very interesting! People really seem proud of their used clothes and stuff over there too!

I still like my Pullips, but when I look at Prudence and look at them, she is in a whole different league. She just has this special quality that is mezmerizing. The Pullips have it too, but BJD's have something special beyond that. I can't really put it into words yet either, but they are magical. All I can say is I highly recommend getting one someday, they are incredible. Looking at Prudence and looking at them, I have to say it has crossed my mind to get rid of most of them and move on into BJD'scompletely. Although I won't do anything rash like that because I still do like them. Maybe it is just the new doll love that has taken over and eventually my interest will come back to Pullips hot and heavy for a while.

Speaking of incredible...that first J-doll is just beautiful! What is her name?
Really seeing some good photos of them makes me full appreciate them! They are really great dolls! Love that Lebia one too! It is going to be fun to see your J-doll when she comes and you take some photos of her.

Where are you getting all the cool J-doll photos from?

Better get to work....but will check in again this afternoon!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:20 pm

This seems reasonable and would look awesome on Prudence don't you think?..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=220158125259&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:PIC&ih=012
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:22 pm

I don't know what I will do if the window isn't fixed before the storm. We only have 50% chance of rain tonight. I will have to see what it is for tomorrow. The guys are working on a job in Indiana right now. Not sure when/if they will make it. We have plastic wrap. Hubby will have to get/figure out what else to do. Eric's computer desk is right there at the window. His PC, server, printer, all of it. It is a really nice and large set-up. His laptop is easy to move. What a pain to move everything else. He has a HUGE monitor!! It never ends does it?

I guess my thing with dolls is I really love the colorful ones. I like their faces to have color and their lips and a sparkle in their eyes. I know I have seen Luts that are really amazing - but oh so very expensive. I just don't know about the super white skin and pale lips etc. Some are really pretty and others just do nothing for me. Not when we are talking $300. I am going to have to be so incredible in love to spend that kind of money on one doll. I think the size is great and the body movements and expressive hands etc. I'm sure in person they are so much better, just like the Pullips. Would you really sell Bill, Tom and Caprice??

I found some pix of incredibly gorgeous dolls on Flickr. I have no idea what kind they are. I should bring over this one pic if I can find it again.

For me the faces of the J-Dolls are so pretty. I just don't know about the size. I know the body is the size of Pullips, so that is fine, but with the small head I fear I may find her too small. I hope not because the faces are just so beautiful.

Here is a link for some J-Doll photos.

http://flickr.com/groups/j-doll/pool/

I am going to go and hunt for that doll pic and bring it here!

Later~

ETA: Oh that outfit is lovely!!


OK, THIS face I would pay $300!! Man, if only I could look like this!! Razz



I don't know who makes her or what her name is, but I would love something like her! I just found her on Flickr under doll photography.

ETA: Oh this might be her! She starts at $605 Shocked


I adore these two also!! Again, $605 and up.




I know darn well I am never going to pay over $600 for one doll. I just can't see it. Then the clothes!! Holy moley!! I know I have spent a lot on the Pullips, but I got most of them nude at $50 a piece.(and most paid for with gift money from other people) We only paid a lot for my Haute - $120, and trust me I felt like I was nuts asking hubby to pay that much for one doll Embarassed I'm not saying these dolls are not gorgeous works of art, because they truly are, but man I saw dolls on sites today for over $1,000.00! I read on some site that there are dolls out there for $10,000.!! I hope they are made of gold with diamonds!! Razz Anyway, If I were super rich and more money than I knew what to do with I would get all of those girls up there. Too bad I don't have a wealthy aunt to put me in her will! Twisted Evil

AETA - the window guy came and fixed Eric's window! None to soon as it looks like it is about to pour! He is ordering new handles for two windows and getting a new tandem window for over one of our patio doors.

AAETA: Forgot to answer your question - that J-Doll is Vass. Safias. The J-Dolls are all named after famous streets. That is a street in Athens Greece with famous art galleries. The one I am getting, Old Arbat, is a street in Moscow where the big university is located.

Like I said on the previous page I want the one named for the famous street of shops in downtown Chicago where I used to hang out - Magnificent Mile! Just now VOTD put her on pre-order. She will come in Feb. 28th. I sooooo want to pre-order her, but I will wait and see what I think of "Old Arbat" before I order any more. I just hope her outfits arrive before she does!
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:13 pm

Yippee about the window getting fixed! That would have been stressful to have to move everything and try to close it up somehow!

Yes, I hear ya about not being able to justify spending hundreds on dolls.
I don't think I will ever spend more than a few hundred myself. I also will buy and sell other dolls and things to pay for it too. I was surprized I was able to detach myself emotionally and sell Elektra when I needed to get some cash to get Prudence, but I was able to do it and feel good about it.
I know that may not be possible for you, so I hope you don't feel any pressure to buy one. I think it is great that you are venturing out to J-dolls to try it out and that I can share that experience with you. And you can share the BJD stuff with me whether you buy one or not too.
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That BJD that goes for 600.00 is amazingly beautiful! I wish I looked like that too!

You asked if I would consider selling Bill or Tom someday. Probably. I love them both, but after seeing and experiencing BJD's I just don't know if I will continue to appreciate them in the same way as before. Tom is even more special to me than Bill in that I created him in a way. But, there was the negative experience at RS too that has also left me with a slightly bad taste in my mouth too. I would sell Bill tomorrow if I could get 500.00 for him and not blink an eye.

I will reevaluate how I am feeling about things when I return from Italy and see if I want to sell Bill for the big bucks or not. I would'nt take less than 250.00, and I may get more while the iron is hot so to speak. We'll see-it depends if the right BJD boy comes along that I can't live without. I may put some feelers out a few places to see what the interest is first. I am going to do a huge Halloween photoshoot of he and Tom when I get his new clothes and then may see if anyone is interested before Shana's BST section closes down if it feels right. I am more emotionally attached to Tom than Bill, but Bill is truely a work of art...so I may not be able to part with him when it actually gets right down to it.

That last BJD picture is an Elfdoll soah, even more pricey than the first! lol! I think she goes for more like 800.00! You have expensive taste in the BJD's for sure!

I wonder when you will get Alisa. I think your response to her will tell you if you are going to start a new phase in our doll obsession! I know getting Prudence told me I was in serious trouble!

That seller is willing to alter that outfit for me if needed based on my jdoll's measurements so I will be getting it. 36.00 is cheap for that cool fabric and design. I could never find cool fabric like that around here. Rolling Eyes That is my final splurge though for a while.

Really. I swear! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:29 pm

Well, if I could get enough from the sale of one doll to pay for a BJD I would consider. But I would need to sell several and there is just no way I can do that. I still love them to pieces!! I honestly think you could get about $500 for Bill - sadly not from me as I don't have it Razz , but with TH's popularity right now I really think if you put him on ebay you would get some great bidding going. I cannot even imagine you not having Bill Crying or Very sad That was such an exciting experience to share with you. Even though you have some bad feelings from RS you should be so proud of Tom. I don't know how you could part with him, being your first custom, BUT I wonder if you put them on ebay as a set just how high THAT bidding would go? Just think of the fans that would kill to have "The Twins" Twisted Evil

I hope that I get to enjoy my venture into J-Doll land. I still am scared to death of the tiny head pale I have so come to love the big headed dolls!! It's what makes them so special. I want the J-Dolls to be better than just a really pretty Barbie. (Speaking of which, I was at Wal-Mart Friday night to get some stuff for my folks and let me tell ya those Silktone and Birthday Barbies are gorgeous!! The dresses on the birthday Barbies are really beautiful!)

Well, maybe next year I will join you in BJD land. I know it won't be before then.

It figures I would go for the really expensive, never in this lifetime dolls! I'm that way about cars, houses, and everything else!! What do they say "Champagne taste and beer pocketbook" Laughing

Yes, very happy the window is fixed and that in a few weeks the handles and such will be also.
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:10 pm

I'm afraid Tom's wig is very homemade and rough and without his eyechips changed I would'nt get that much for him....but you never know! I would sell them separately at the same time though to maximize the revenue! lol! I am in no hurry to part with them, but it is sure fun to talk about it! Chaching!

Your Haute would bring in at least 160.00 would'nt she? Not that you could ever part with her of course, but that is not chump change either sister!

If the J-doll is as special as they look, you will adjust quickly to the tiny heads! I think the acrylic eyes will make a huge impact on you, they are very cool! Do you know what size eyes they come with?
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:40 pm

I have no idea what size they are. I cannot find any site that says what size the eyes are. Only the height. My guess is they are pretty small. They take a size 4 wig.

Yes, Kira would be the doll to fetch the most, but she is quite special to me since she was my 20th Anniversary present. Not that hubby would be mad at me if I sold some dolls to get another doll. He would indeed just be "whatever you want to do". Honestly, I would be surprised if I told him to pick out which doll was for my anniversary present vs. Mom's day and B-day and he actually knew. He might know if I had the mag cover by her Wink . But I really don't think I could part with her.
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PostSubject: Re: Dolls   Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:34 pm

I hear ya on not being able to part with the sentimental ones, especially the 20th anniversary ones!

The place I have come to with my Pullip/Taeyang collecting is that all the Pullips look so much alike after a while. I know they have subtle and sometimes significant differences that make each one unique, paying as much as they are for a doll with really quite subtle differences when you can rewig them and achieve a different look with the same doll is where I am at with it. Now customs are a different matter entirely. The boys seem to have more extreme differences in their appearance though I admit, I think they make more dramatic changes in their face-ups than they do with the girls. I think that is why you are getting more into the boys and are content to not get anymore girls. That is also why I started looking more at Dollfies/BJD's and why you are gravitating towards J-dolls.

Is that oriental looking J-doll a custom I wonder? Dany working on repainting that tiny head would be an ordeal from hell IMO!
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