Monday, October 28, 2013

Ever After High Ashlynn Ella & Hunter Huntsman

These dolls come in a set. They're a couple. She's a Royal, the daughter of Cinderella. He is the son of Huntsman from Red Riding Hood.

Here's Ashlynn. Her dress is very tight and she can barely move in it. But it is marvelous, fetching and looks like something a royal would wear. She has a nice bracelet, too. Too bad the British royal don't dress like this because those people are BORING and they wear the most unattractive, least fashionable clothes imaginable. 

You can't see Ashlynn's necklace in this photo. Her earrings are little gold shoes. Her headband is some pink leaves or something. 

This is her purse. It's a clock. I think it opens but I couldn't get it open and I didn't want to break it. Her ring is a little bird. Couldn't get a clear shot. Sorry. 

Here she is from the back. Her hair is kind of a mess. She came put of the box like this. Their boxes were harder to open than Monster High boxes. Their joints aren't as good as Monster High, either. 

Cruel shoes. (Nobody's going to get this reference.)

Her crap. Again, not gonna read the story. Don't care. 

She is very pretty. I bought this set because I really wanted Hunter. He is awesome. I would've preferred to get him by himself. I don't have any decent male dolls and I like dolls that are articulated. 

If Ashlynn and Hunter didn't come together I wouldn't want her. 

Here's Hunter. Great clothes. Love the bag he comes with. Hair is kind of weird. Very stiff. Lots of styling product. 

A little bit of glue stuck to his face. 

His boots. So cool. 

 Some sort of bracelet. Like it.

Big hood for a big head. 

Here he is striking a very strange pose...just because he can? His clothes are terrific. 

His story, whatever it is. 

The rest. 

The bag opens. Too cool. 

Here's Hunter and Liv doll Jake. He's wearing Cody Simpson clothes. Jake has much better articulation but, boy, is he ugly compared to Hunter. But they're both better than Ken dolls. What is with those thick necks on Ken dolls?HIDEOUS! I don't like the Monster High boy dolls, either. 

The lovely couple. 


Here they are with Madeline Hatter. 

Here they are with Monster High Frankie Stein Threaderella for comparison. Madeline is 10 inches tall. Don't know who she can share clothes with.  

I might get a few of the Ever After High Legacy dolls when they come out around here. Ever After High are gook looking, attractive, fashionable dolls. They are my Pullip substitutes. Madeline and Hunter are my favorites. If most boy dolls weren't so hideous I'd buy more of them. But now I'm growing bored with having so many girl dolls and just 2 males. So I'm glad I got Hunter...and Maddie. 


Ever After High Madeline Hatter by Mattel


Picked up Madeline Hatter at ToysRUs. The Ever After High dolls are cheaper at TRU than Target. Although, Target had them first, I'm glad I waited. 

These dolls were being sold by Justice Stores but there isn't a Justice near me. I've never even heard of Justice. So I had to wait and get it late as usual. 

Madeline is my favorite of the Ever After High dolls. To me she stands out and is the most unique. She is the daughter of the Mad Hatter from Wonderland. She's also a Rebel. Ever After High has The Rebels and the Royals. I don't know the difference between the two and I don't care. I don't watch the webisodes on YouTube. 

These dolls have really big heads. They remind me of Pullip dolls. They are a much better price and offer a lot of variety, great clothes and articulation. 

The articulation is better on the Monster High Dolls, though. 

She comes with an adorable little teapot for a purse. She has great accessories. 

She has a cute, little, purple ring that's held to her hand with a rubber band. I'm not taking the band off because I always lose doll rings. 

You can see how adorable her shoes are. 

I really don't like plastic jewelry but hers is attractive enough. 

She has a hat on her headband. She's starting to remind me of all those other Mad Hatter dolls like Liv dolls. I can't think of any others right now. 

Here she is from the back. Her hair was flattened in the back when she came out of the box. She also has a bum knee like she has arthritis. It's very hard to bend one of her legs. 

Her earrings are gold spoons. Very nice. 

This is all the crap she came with. Her story, stand and a brush. I will not be brushing her hair. Those ringlets will turn into an Afro. I probably won't be reading her story, either. I never read those things. They bore me. 

Her she is in all her glory. I like her the best because her outfit is gorgeous, her two tone hair is terrific and she is so pretty. 


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thrift Store Dollhouse

I found this dollhouse at Goodwill recently for $4.99. It's definitely a fixer upper and I've never restored a dollhouse or anything else before.

The measurements of the outside of the dollhouse:

23 1/2 in. wide
24 1/2 in. high
11 in. deep

The dimensions of the rooms:

9 in. high
15 1/2 in. wide big rooms 
8 in wide small rooms

This is the roof. The shingles are paper and they're glued and stapled on. 

 I was pleasantly surprised to find this dollhouse and a Barbie camper that was priced at $45.99. I think that is an outrageous price for a used toy. I was at Goodwill not Macy's. I didn't buy the camper.

Between Google, YouTube and the library, I should be able to restore this thing. It will take me a long time because I'll have to learn as I go along. 

I'm not sure what the scale is. Maybe 1/12. I'm sure it's going to look great, though. I need a good home for my Littlest Petshop Blythe dolls. 

This will be a work in progress. I'll blog every step. 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Odd Victorian Doll

I found this doll at an odds and ends shop. I bought it because it was only $7 and I really liked the dress. I didn't have high expectations for this doll.

I don't know what kind of doll it is. I'm sure it's made in China. It's hair is glued to its head. 

I think it's porcelain. It looks like the eyelashes have been ripped out. 

There isn't anything about its origins stamped on it anywhere. 

This is the cute little bag that matches the dress and hat. 

I have to admit that I don't know anything about historical dolls or if this is one. Or exactly what era this doll represents. 

This is her hat. It's glued to her hair. 

Her pantaloons are too big. 

Then there's this thing. Yeah, I could Google it to find out what it's called but I don't feel like it. 

This is her stand. The base is made out of wood. 

Here's the hideous monstrosity without her clothes on. Note the cotton ball boobies. They're glued to her chest. It's enough to give someone nightmares. And those arms. Good Lord!

This is BFC, Ink. Yuko wearing the dress. Much better. She's so pretty. The doll stand is perfect for her, too. 

The hat looks nice on her. I had to cut it out of the other dolls hair. 

I will keep this ugly, Victorian doll for now. But I really just like the dress and hat. I almost threw the doll away today because those cotton balls glued to her chest were freaking me out. I didn't want to leave the dress on Yuko so I decided to keep the other doll for now. 


Monday, October 21, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Disney Oz China Girl Doll

I'm really late to this party. This doll was released a long time ago. I finally got around to getting it. I wasn't interested in any of the other dolls from this movie, Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful. I didn't like the movie. Maybe my expectations were too high.

I wanted this doll because she's very unique and unusual and I like articulated dolls. I've never read the Wizard of Oz book so I wasn't aware that there was a town in the land of oz where everything is made out of china, the buildings and the people. I may read the story to find out more. I would've liked to have seen more of this character and her town in the movie. That would have been fascinating. 

Here she is in her box. It's a lousy photo. Sorry. 

She is so pretty. She's entirely made out of plastic. She's 14 inches. Her head can tilt from side to side and up and down. She has cracks all over her to resemble china. The cracks aren't as deep as on the rest of her body and for that I'm grateful. She would have ended up looking like the Bride of Chucky. 

The Disney store released a limited edition version that was made out of china. It cost about $250. And, of course, it's going for a lot more than that on eBay. 

My plastic version has painted on shoes. She's articulated. She has a little girl's body and blue painted on panties. She does stand on her own but not very well. This doll is very light. She doesn't weigh very much at all. 

Her dress is made out of stiff, plastic like material that feels like its waterproof. If I had decent sewing skills I'd make her a much nicer dress. She would look so cute with a better dress. 

Her she is from behind. You can see the dress is cheap. 

Her head is hollow. Her hair is molded plastic. 

She can't touch her face but she can touch her hair. 

Here she is striking a pose. 

She sits very well but sometimes she tilts back. I don't know why. It's not like her head is heavy. 

This is China Girl with Moxie Teenz Arizona. I think they're discussing hair or something. 

She is so sweet and pretty. I like her because she is so different than other dolls. I'm glad I finally got her. 

I recently found the two mini dolls at the thrift store. I think they were originally 9.99 apiece at They are so cute. I'm happy I found them. I wanted one so bad. Now I have two for about $1 each. Yipppeeee!