High Point Vanessa channels Samantha Stephens from "Bewitched." Happy Halloween!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The first time I ever saw this doll I thought she was weird-looking and didn't like her, so it's really really, interesting that I actually OWN ONE now. You see, I was never a fan of anthropomorphic dolls. Really, the closest I ever came to liking anthros was my deep childhood love for Bugs Bunny. Hee hee.
So ... I began noticing these cat dolls on the Junky Spot Facebook page, and they seemed to be really popular. They kept selling out. I was fascinated by them, but didn't actually love them at first. The fascination continued over a couple of months, and they steadily grew on me. I was converted over time from thinking they were a little too odd for me, to squeeeing over their cuteness. (How many "E"s does the word "squeeeing" have?) Admit it: Cat faces are cute. Cat paws are cute, too. Cat tails are cute.
I kind of wish they'd had a rounder, more cartoonish body. They use the same female body as many of the other Hujoo dolls (the ones with human heads, I mean), but with cat feet and paws, and a tail. They're 23cm/9" tall.
They come unpainted, with no eyes as a do-it-yourself dolly kit. (They DO come already strung, though.) You have to buy the eyes separately (size 16mm). The first production run of these dolls had an issue with the pegs in the head plate not fitting properly. You had to sand the pegs down a bit to get them to fit right. Mine was first production run, and she didn't really require a lot of sanding. I found that some plain old sandpaper did the trick quite nicely, and didn't take a lot of time.
Anyway, they're only available at one store right now: The Junky Spot in California, USA. Although they're produced by Hujoo, they are an exclusive to just that one store. (The store's owner co-designed them with Hujoo.) ... No, I don't get anything for promoting the doll or the store (I never do), but since I bothered to do a review of them, I thought I might as well tell you where you could get them.
By the way, in case someone is interested: I did my faceup with acrylic paint (nose, black eyeliner and mouth lines) and oil-free watercolor pencil (everything else). The eyes are 16mm glass Soom eyes.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This particular Vanessa is flawless. Her eye paint is attractive, with neutral colors ... nothing garish. She has my favorite dollie lip color of all time. Her long, wavy hair is very versatile and fun to photograph and play with.
Here I've redressed her in the outfit from "Style Counsel" Veronique, with the jewelry from "You Look So Fine" Erin (Rock Wedding Erin). Gah! I hate those little tiny hooks on doll necklaces! Most of my doll necklaces I can't even use because my clumsy hands can't deal with the little tiny hooks.
Click on the pictures to make them bigger. :)
Friday, October 5, 2012
I've been waiting two years for Integrity to produce a Poppy with this shade of red hair, and when they finally do, it's an extremely-limited edition, convention-only Poppy that's going for $200 on the secondary market. Of course. I was only able to get her because I traded a NRFB doll for her. LOL.
She's wearing a shirt from FR2 Dasha, here. It goes with her lovely green eyes.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I really need to stay off the forums now. It's bad for my pocketbook.
I'm thrilled that Integrity changed Vanessa's face sculpt again. She now has a sexy open mouth again like the original Vanessa did. Vanessa 2.0 (shown in the photo) is pretty, but I really missed the parted lips of the original. The first sculpt held a special place in my heart, since "Pale Fire" Vanessa (with the original mold) was my very first Integrity doll EVER. I stupidly traded her away and have regretted it ever since.
I'll take pics when my convention girlies arrive. :)