Friday, April 21, 2017

Indigo Obsession - A Grail Doll Purchased!

"Indigo Obsession Barbie" by designer Byron Lars has long been on my grail list. However, it was beginning to seem that I would not be able to get her at a price I was willing to pay, and I had kind of given up on getting her. Released in 2000, here is her stock photo below:


While browsing through photos on Flickr, I ran across a series of photos of the various Byron Lars dolls that Mattel had produced. Among these, I saw a beautiful photo of my coveted Indigo Obsession, which once again made me go on the hunt for her. Low and behold, I was able to find not one, but two of these beauties within my price point, and as a matter of fact, she was only a few dollars more than her original price on Barbie Collector! I decided that I probably would not see her at this price again anytime in the near future, so I made the plunge and purchased her.

She arrive, NRFB a few days ago.


Still in her box, she is every bit as stunning as I imagined she would be!

I am not one to leave my dolls in the box, though. She was very quickly released!
When Mattel released the darker skintone AA doll "Barbie Girls of Music Playset" I quickly ordered more than one of them from Amazon as I knew this would be a skintone that I would definitely need for body swapping!







While she is not a MTM body (which would have been nice, Mattel!), she does have approximately the same articulation of some of the earlier Fashionista releases. Her joints are nice and sturdy and it doesn't bother me that she doesn't have the jointed ankles. 

I thought that this skintone was a very good match for my Indigo Obsession, so I promptly rebodied her!




I am so very happy with this new lady! She will cetainly be turning some head in Hanaly Corners!






28 comments:

  1. So sophisticated and gorgeous!

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  2. Oh, congratulations, Phyllis, on getting your Holy Grail doll. She is absolutely beautiful! I know she will bring you many hours of enjoyment. I look forward to seeing more of her.

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    1. Thanks, April! I bet she would look amazing in some of those beautiful fashions that you make!

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  3. Is that... rooted short hair? That's so unusual! Congratulations! I like the music set too, I didn't know it was already out.

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    1. Yes, that is rooted short hair! They did a fantastic job on this doll. The music set doll was available on Amazon, but last I checked, they were sold out.

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  4. Wow, she is gorgeous! I remember seeing Indigo Obsession advertised in magazines such as Essence back then, and wanting her, but not wanting to pay the price. She looks great on the new body!

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    1. Thanks! Her outfit is so well made too! Way better than the stuff we get today from Mattel!

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  5. Congrats. So nice to see that body is a good match. She has always been one of my favorites, although I never added her to the collection. I'm looking forward to seeing her in Hanaly Corners.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! I really need to work on my stories now! I am moving things around in my dollroom, so hopefully I can get better lighting and work on my stories!

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  6. Cieszę się razem z Tobą! To wspaniale, że możesz mieć ją już u siebie w domu! Zamiana ciałka wyszła super! Teraz to prawdziwa dama!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

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    1. Thank you so much! I was really pleased with how she turned out!

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  7. Congratulations! I am super happy for you getting a grail!

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    1. Thank you! That is always a fun thing to be able to do, isn't it?!

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  8. Congrats! Lovely doll. It's always nice to check a grail doll off the list. Does she have a name?

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    1. I kind of like Indigo as a name. What do you think?

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  9. She is a beautiful doll. I have a question.....since this is what I would consider a high end doll as opposed to the playline dolls, do you keep her original body?

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    1. I will keep her original body set aside so that if I ever decide to sell her, I can put her back on it.

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  10. Congrats on getting her, Phyllis! She's a lovely doll. She reminds me of the AA Go for Red Barbie. Good find, too, placing her on a poser body.

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    1. Thanks! You know how I love for my dolls to be on articulated bodies. I am so all about that!

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  12. Really lovely! I didn't know that there was a darker AA body on sale! I will now be looking for that! Is she SIS Chandra tone or Princess of South Africa tone?

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    1. I got her on Amazon, but she is sold out there now. I did buy a few extras because I knew she would be good for body swapping! She is closer to the SIS Chandra, but she is not an exact match, but I wouldn't have any problem pairing this body with dolls that are a good match for Chandra. She is not as dark as the Princess of South Africa tone, so I don't think that would be a good match -- unfortunately!

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  13. Congratulations on getting this lovely new lady. I'm glad you could re-body her too. I'm sure she's happy can move now.

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    1. I was so excited to find her and so happy that this body worked for her. Gotta have my dollies able to move!

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  14. Your post has me grinning feverishly. It’s right in keeping with my current passion for picking up grails of past years. I know exactly where you are coming from. For me, not many of Mattel’s recent collector dolls rank up there with some older releases (lots of reasons for that, i.e., Lucianna with her molded-on costume that completely destroyed her body when removed; others with eyes so huge they appear to suffer from megalophthalmus). But I don’t want to knock Mattel, they gave us MTM after all. But the changes in Mattel’s recent screenings has caused me to cast my eyes to past releases that are more to my taste. The exceptional dolls (grails) of past years are costly, surprisingly much more than an IT doll, but when you fall in love… LOL All to say I am smiling imagining the enjoyment you found in acquiring Indigo Obsession. She is gorgeous! I love that she is out of the box, rebodied, and gets a life. My grails are applauding and send her their love. What is her new name?

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    1. Sometimes there is just a doll that you just can't get over. Indigo Obsession is that for me! I think Mattel has been making some pretty good improvements and I believe it is showing in their numbers, but, it is hit or miss. Some of the collector dolls have really missed the mark (Like Lucianna's body) and some have been pretty good. I do not get why they would sew, let alone glue an outfit on the doll! The appeal for so many of us is to be able to redress them! To be honest, I have been more impressed with many of the playline dolls than in the collector dolls. Sure, I wish they wouldn't put glue in the heads, sure, I wish they would give them articulation -- but they did give us MTM bodies -- many of which I have purchased and keep in my "stock" for rebodying. Hmmm, perhaps this was a good marketing strategy by Mattel!

      Anyway, I am so happy with my new doll. And I decided to name her Indigo Grace Cummings. I rather like Indigo as a name!

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    2. The name is lovely. Keeping Indigo as a first name is perfect. ツ

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