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Doll tips for Action Figures

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I'm always interested to see the different customizing cultures that arise in fandoms. I read up on all kinds of tutorials for all kinds of things and often find ways to apply the techniques for something only vaguely related to art or dolls. I go off and spend some time painting gaming miniatures, and come back with a new skillset for making and painting dolly armor. I dabble in action figures too.  I'm a sucker for articulation in dolls, so this shouldn't be much of a surprise!  Customizing action figures is giving me a workout in sculpting, articulation, and how...

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Amelia Update

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The official release date for Amelia is the end of August. She is (currently) available for preorders at PullipStyle, HERE. Now, the original amount of dolls set aside for preorders already sold out last night (she went up for preorder last night) and PS opened up more dolls for preorder reservation. If she sells out again, that does not mean she's sold out for good! PS is a responsible shop and doesn't put their full run up for reservation so that they can do things like check over boxes and make sure all the dolls are pristine before they send...

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OMG I got to design a doll! Meet Amelia

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I'm so happy to finally be able to talk about Amelia! Amelia is the recently announced PullipStyle Exclusive. She isn't up for orders yet, but will be soon. Amelia is a "Creators Label" doll, in that she was designed by fans instead of the company. In this case, she was designed by Klein aka Pullip Junk and myself! Klein had been encouraging PullipStyle to do another store exclusive, so when they asked her what kind of doll she'd like she gave them a bunch of ideas (but I'll let her talk about that) But Klein isn't a customizer, so when...

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Meet the new Barbies: Tall, Curvy & Petite

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Barbie, the 'standard' fashion doll size for over 50 years, has now evolved into 4 body shapes: Regular (I have since been told Mattel gave this size the more elegant name of 'classic'), Tall, Curvy, & Petite! Choice is good, but instead of fashions being one size fits all, they are one size fits...some? Kind of like shopping for real girls, now! Actually, it's still nowhere near that complicated, but but we'll get to that later.  First, let's look at the changes: Same picture as the previous one, but with reference lines added to help you see where the differences...

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Yeolume Review

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Yeolume came out a while ago. And then she disappeared. Literally. The company website doesn't even show her existing anymore. There were 2 dolls made (this is the first) and... well yeah. She didn't exactly win the hearts and minds of the public. But she's still a member of the pullip family. This is my review, which is more of an analysis than anything else. TONS of pictures ahead Here she is stripped of all her distracting clothes and hair, so we can see the doll itself. She has a blythe-like body, with bendy arms/legs instead of joints like the...

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