Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dolls, Dolls and More Dolls! (Part 1)

I was so excited to see some new faces on the dolly market, that I went on sort of a buying frenzy (Amazon and eBay!) Since my back has been pretty bad lately, I haven't been able to venture up and down the stairs much, so I haven't done much working on my dolls habitats. But that did not keep me from sitting in front of the computer and looking at dolls. It will probably take me a couple of posts to show off everything, so here goes.

Even though I introduced these two before, I did not show them off as a couple. The chemistry between Ayumi and Tenzin was just so obvious, that I think they are currently my favorite couple to photograph. 

Tenzin has been in America for awhile. His girlfriend Ayumi, an International model, is coming and he has been very excited awaiting her arrival. Here they are together again after being separated by such a long distance!








Next up, I have been seeing so many photos of the new Barbie and friends dolls. I love the new face mold they have given to Barbie. It is a much softer, younger look for her. I also really like the changes they gave to Summer. Although I haven't renamed them yet, I did purchase the new Summer doll and the Barbie Director doll. Summer did not come with any articulation, so I immediately put her on a Summer Life in the Dreamhouse body. Director Barbie has ankle and knee articulation, but no elbow or wrist articulation. For now, however, I really like the knee and ankle articulation, so will live with that for a while.

Summer needs a little support to stand, but Director Barbie was able to stand on her own in her flats!

The girls chat away at the new table and chairs. 

Here they sit on the new daybed. I see the beginning of a cute little studio apartment for one of the girls.

The girls are happy to be getting settled in Hanaly Corners.



When I saw the new 5th Harmony dolls, I just couldn't resist getting all 5 of them. Good thing I had stocked up on articulated bodies when they were on sale!


Here are Lauren, Camila and Dinah. I rebodied Lauren on a Frank Sinatra Barbie Body (Pivitol). I think she has the old Theresa facemold with a very nice faceup -- isn't she lovely? Camila was rebodied on a Life in the Dreamhouse Raquel. She looks to me like the FAO Swartz Barbie facemold. Dinah was rebodied on a Dynamite Girls replacement body. Is that the Shani facemold?

Finally, here are Ally and Normani. Ally is rebodied on a Life in the Dreamhouse Barbie body. Her facemold looks new to me. I thing she is very pretty. Normani is rebodied on a Nikki Life in the Dreamhouse body. Her face up is very much like Nikki's, however, she has a slightly darker skin tone. I hope to find a better match later, but for now, this will have to do.

Here are some closer views of their beautiful faces:

Ally

Camila

Dinah

Lauren

Normani


When I saw a rebodied Flava Happy D on Flickr, I decided to also rebody my Flava girl dolls.



Here are my 2 Happy D dolls. They have joined the residents of Hanaly Corners as twins Dina and Desiree. Dina is on a Life in the Dreamhouse Barbie body and Desiree is on the Skier Barbie body.


And my final group for today is P Bo, Kiyoni Brown and Tika. P Bo renamed Pilar is on a 2013 Barbie Glam Luxe Style Barbie body. Kiyoni is keeping her name for now. She is on the dark skin toned Kenya body. Tika, who is now Tamara, is on a Nikki Fashionista body. 

I think the Flavas girls have really been transformed with their new bodies. What do you think?

That is it for this installment. See you all later and thanks for visiting!

30 comments:

  1. Your FR couple is perfect, they look gorgeous together :-). I really like the 5th Harmony girls, a great job has been done on their face molds. You did a great re-body surgery, the bodies go very well with the heads! I read there is more to come, looking forward to that :-).

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    1. Thank you for your comments. Tenzin is one handsome guy and I love him with Ayumi. I am glad I was able to find some good skin tone matches in my stash for the 5th Harmony dolls.

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  2. Oh my goodness, Tenzin looks AMAZING. I always drool over the Asian FR dolls.

    I too went crazy over the holiday getting stuff at Amazon. Taking advantage of lightning deals and rewards kept a steady stream of boxes coming my way this week.

    That Lauren doll looks just like Lauren from Young and the Restless!

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    1. Thanks, Muff! I did kind of blow my dolly budget, didn't I! I also was able to take advantage of sales and reward points too. Good thing! There are still more to show! :)

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  3. I'm so jealous, that Tenzin is HOT! My fav of your girls are Dinah and Lauren. Congrats on the new crew.

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    1. Isn't Tenzin to die for? Glad you like my new crew.

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  4. Hi Phyllis, hope your back will be better soon. I am amazed! you really went on a shopping bender! Your FR couple is gorgeous and the 5th Armony dolls are really beautiful. I'm with Tracy: Lauren and Dinah have great scuplts.
    Kisses Billa

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    1. Hi Billa. Always happy to see your comments. I am going in for an MRI on my back this week, so hopefully the can find out what is going on. I had back surgery earlier this year, so I am disappointed that I still have so much pain.

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  5. Gorgeous Tenzin and Ayumi!

    It's great to see the Fifth Harmony dolls in detail and real life, rather than stock photos. Dinah and Lauren are my favorite face-ups of these -- they both look more than usually like real people.

    It was clearly a fine week for rebodying!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. They are much prettier in real life!

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  6. Oh Yes he is hot! I might have to go into hock for him! I love the Harmony dolls too!

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    1. Ms. Leo, hope you get him, he is just gorgeous! You will see more of him in my blog for sure.

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  7. I'm joining the growing fan club for Lauren. She is very pretty. I might have to put her on my list. Hope you're good as new in no time.

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    1. Jewell, yes Lauren seems to be a favorite. I am happy I added them to my collection. My daughter played some of their music for me and they are pretty good! She likes them too.

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    2. I forgot to ask about the furniture. I like the modern table and chairs. Where did you get it?

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    3. The Furniture is the Barbie Starter sets. I got them on Amazon. I haven't seen them in stores yet or even on Barbie Collector or Mattel sites yet. I really like this new furniture.

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    1. Ha, ha, seems like I have influenced a few of you to think about getting Tenzin! Ayumi better keep him close because many of my ladies are drooling over him!

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  9. I love your rebodied Flavas dolls! Kiyonni Brown looks great on the Kenya body!

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    1. Roxanne, I was on the fence about Kiyonni on her original body, but this rebody if her has really transformed her. She will definitely be in more photo shoots!

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  10. Ooh, a doll shopping spree is so much fun! Glad you were able to get such nice dolls to add to your collection. I had no idea they made new facemolds for Barbie and Summer..I really like them and you're right...they definitely look softer. Great photos! xo :)

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    1. Thanks! I probably wouldn't have known about the new face sculpts so quickly if it hadn't been for tru_fashionista_luv on Flickr!

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  11. You have been busy......receiving packages. Lol! I didn't know they had 5th Harmony dolls now. That's pretty sweet. I like them all. Nope I won't be adding any. I like all your new purchases.

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    1. Yes, the mailman knows me personally now! We always have a chat when he drops off a new package! I really like the 5th Harmony face sculpts. I am always a sucker for a new face!

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  12. Gorgeous dolls you have there. What is it about shopping for dolls that gives us so much pleasure!!!! I said I have all the dolls I need, but still find myself either glancing at the toy department of the local stores or trolling on eBay!

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    1. Me too! Whenever I go to Walmart or Target, my daughter asks if I am going to look at the dolls. I tell her - "Well, as long as we are here . . .!"

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  13. zachorowałam na Normani i nie chcę się wyleczyć!!!
    ja chcę Normani - cudowną i wspaniałą ciemnoskórą
    pięknotkę!!!
    a flavas to klasa sama w sobie - zawsze świetne :)))

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you like my dolls.

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  14. Congratulations on your new dolls. Wow, you got stunners! Ayumi and Tenzin, the new 5th Harmony dolls ... and I like your rebodied Flavas.

    I thought Dinah might be the Asha face mold and I wondered if Camila had the Carnival/Gabriela face mold? Shrug. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. D7ana, I think you are right on both counts!

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