Friday, April 26, 2013

Review of ABS Hujoo Rose

I adopted a Hujoo Rose from The Junky Spot.  The sculpt is so new that it's really freakin' hard to find pics of her on the Interwebs right now, so I felt it was my sworn duty as a doll blogger to spam as many pics as possible.  :)  She's 25cm/11" tall ... made from ABS plastic like their Hujoo Babies, not resin.  I love that!  It lowers the cost while giving you a tough little doll that won't yellow over time.  I'd had several resin dolls in the past, and in person she looks just like a resin to me.  She has a good weight to her, good jointing and competent, professional face paint.  She feels like the type of smooth resin that Bobobie uses for their dolls, but with better posing.  (I had a Bobobie March once.  Endearing face, but the posing was just ... bleh.  Really bleh.)

An ABS Hujoo Lily is also available, but I didn't like that face as much as Rose's.  It's driving me crazy that on Hujoo's official site they have two more sculpts in this line on the same body (Mari and Kesha), but they're only available in resin so far, not ABS.  Ack!  Produce those dolls in ABS pronto, Hujoo!  I'm not going to pay twice as much for the resin versions, as nice as they may be. 

Rose is an Asian BJD in every respect besides the material used.  She's a strung doll, and eyes and wigs are changeable.  The headcap was fairly easy to lift off ... a HUGE relief to me, since Hujoo headcaps are sometimes a pain to open.  If I had a billion dollars, I swear I'd buy out the Hujoo company in South Korea and force them to switch to a magnetic headcap system.  LOL.  Then I'd force them to produce Mari and Kesha in ABS.  (And maybe that cute resin BJD cat they have. ...)

This doll is also available at Mimiwoo in Hong Kong, as well as Junky Spot in California.  I don't know of any other sellers right now.  Hujoo (infuriatingly enough) has the ABS Lily on its official site, but not ABS Rose.  Sigh.   As of this writing, the ABS version of Lily is sold out on the Hujoo site, but not yet at Junky or Mimiwoo.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Announcement by Tonner Toys

There was an intriguing announcement on the Tonner Toys Facebook page today.  They're "teaming up with a larger company" to create some new dolls????  I'm already dying to know what "other company" they're talking about. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Been customizing Bratzillaz again

I've been customizing Bratzillaz again.  Mostly it's been switching around eyeballs, but I also took some tweezers to the derpy-looking bangs of this girl up above.  She is/was Magic Night Out Yasmina.  She came with bangs that were a totally different color than the rest of her hair (a light lavender), and I thought she'd look better without them.  She's wearing a headband in this picture because I'm currently waiting on some hair from to do a partial re-root along her hairline where the bangs were.  I figured out her hair is a 50-50 mix of "Vineyard Violet" saran and "Midnight Blue" saran.  These are the color names used on  The colors might be called something different on  That site uses different names for their saran hair, and I have no idea what the colors are called on their site.

Yasmina's original eyes were yellow.  I replaced them with the blue eyes from the Bratzillaz glow-in-the-dark Meygana doll.  I think she looks gorgeous with the blue eyes!  I'm really pleased with how she's turned out.

Another Bratzillaz dollie that got new eyes is the one called Cloetta (left), that you saw me working on in my last post about these dolls, here.  She's the one that was going to get side-glancing blue eyes, but then I ended up losing the matching eye inside my couch.  LOL.  Well, after that happened, I went on a quest around town to find another cheap Meygana doll so I could get the eyes from her to put in Cloetta.  Sigh.  I went to three different stores, and they've all been sold out of the Meyganas for the past week.  In fact, I think word got around that the Bratzillaz were all on sale, because they've all been selling out fast lately here.

I ended up using the metallic silver eyes from a Bratzillaz Switch-a-Witch set for Cloetta instead.  I like them on her.  She definitely has character!

Lastly, I thought I'd show you a picture of the poor Switch-a-Witch that I stole the silver eyeballs from.  This is the girl who came with those awesome silver metallic eyes now in Cloetta.  After I stole her silver eyes, I ended up putting Yasmina's original yellow eyes in her instead.  (Ya know ... Yasmina ... from the top picture.)  She looks really evil with the yellow eyes!  Yikes!  Sorry, but I really don't like these Switch-a-Witch sets.  I don't like the faces to be half one color and half another.  If they came out with Switch-a-Witches that had solid-colored skin, I might like them. Just not my thing, I guess.

If you don't know what a Switch-a-Witch is, it's essentially a dismantled bald Bratzillaz doll that you put together yourself, which can wear wigs. 

By the way, I just updated my original post about how to change out Bratzillaz eyes with new info, because I discovered if you turn the eyes over and look very closely, there is a tiny "R" or "L" on the backside of each eye to help you position them so you don't end up with wonky eye.  I didn't even notice the tiny letters at first, because I'm blind as a bat.  :)


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Missing comments. Sigh.

I just discovered that some people's comments are not making it onto my blog posts.  This blog has a spam filter that apparently has decided to weed out ALL comments sent to me as "Anonymous," whether they are actually spam or not.   I didn't even know this was happening until just now, so if you made a comment underneath a post and it never showed up, it's because it ended up in the spam folder and I didn't know about it.  I'm so sorry about that!  If I'd seen it, I would have posted it, I swear!

I think the best way to avoid the spam filter is to not post as "Anonymous."  That kind of stinks, because sometimes it's just easiest to post comments that way.  I've done it myself on other blogs just because I didn't want to have to sign in under a name.  Totally understandable.  Unfortunately, the Anonymous comments might end up in my spam filter.  Sigh. 

Anyway, if you posted a comment on this blog and it never made it onto the pages, it wasn't intentional.  I'll just have to start checking the spam filter regularly, or else try to find some other way to prevent this from happening.

Much love,

Monday, April 1, 2013

On The Red Carpet Barbie Fashion

I wanted to show you some pictures of the "On The Red Carpet" Barbie fashion that's being sold as a separate outfit.  It looks quite nice on Hit Single Darla Daley!  It has snaps in the back, and the fabric is soft and flowy and a good quality. The length is even good on the Darla/Poppy Parker body.  It covers her feet, but it's not insanely long on her.  It's maybe a few millimeters longer than her foot.  (She's a little shorter than Barbie.)  It is not lined.

These are NOT the earrings that came with the set.  They're from a Fashion Royalty doll.  I can't stand Mattel earrings.  I always think they look cheap. 

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