niedziela, 1 maja 2016

Youdolls by Macmillan

I'm pretty busy those day, at the begining of April my sister and I bought a home in our city, like 15 minutes by walk from our current appartement, so now we have a lot to think of and spend for too, unfortunatelly. There's so many things that need to be done, so I doubt we will manage to move there in this year. But there will be doll room, work shop and storage room so it's sometthing worth waiting for.

While browsing the Internet I came across of a quite new and unpopular dolls called Youdolls by Macmillan Toys. We can find those dolls on Aliexpress under "Original Macmillan Germany" even though this brand is from USA, California. In the May of 2015 there was crowdfunding for this dolls, just like for Lammily. Somehow Youdolls came unnoticed while Lammily are quite known. Youdolls were planned to be very diverse, even if there's just one facesculpt used. There's 50 look options to choose from, 3 skin colors, 3 eye colors and some hairstyles and 6 hair colors to choose from as well. To each doll we can add 4 items and one outfit of our choice from options available on the site.
Dolls are bendable in similar way to old Fashionistas, but taller and a bit fatter. Face are quite pretty in my opinion but the heads are oversized unfortunatelly, bigger than already too big Barbie's heads.

The price is quite hight, 49usd, shipping price to Europe is not acceptable in my opinion, the cheapest is over 70usd. Luckily we can get this doll nude from Aliexpress for about 20usd, and this what I'm intending to do.
There will be a lot of photos, I wish I'd know how to make a post under cut on blogger, just in the same way we can do it on livejournal...

Official site:

(yes, I really screenshoted all of those 50 dolls, I'm sick so have too much time apparently)

Seller from Aliexpress was kind enough to attach a comparison photo to listing, so we can see how Youdolls looks next to other fashion dolls and compare skin color with Barbie's.
(obviously Youdoll isn't "this doll", but the first from left.)

Seems like a great body donors! Must get at least one of each color :D

poniedziałek, 25 stycznia 2016

What I love and what I hate about 2015 dolls

Long time no see! I'm still here, collecting dolls, just have less time to write and read blogs. In 2015 I bought many Integrity Toys boys plus some female dolls of other brands, need to take some photos of them.

Back to topic of this post. Starting with the "love". None of the photos is mine.

My favourite doll of 2015:

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- Techrat from IT's Jem and Holograms line.
Pale skin, black hair, 2 heads in pack, one of them with long hair and one half shaved - what's not to love here? Perfect guy for OOAK, one head can make perfect metal goth and the other a really great punk.I love this doll so much that I got 2 of them.Unfortunaltely had no time to sew him his own, personal clothes in chosen style, hopefully will do it sometime soon.

My favourite thing in general about 2015 dolls:

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- Made to move! Love their bodies! Almost as articulated as Obitsu Body. I just dislike their flat butt, in my opinion it's only natural to have a bit bigger behind if your legs and waist are that muscular. But I love those bodies anyway and will try to rebody some part of my female dolls with them - not all because I want my dolls to have different height and body sizes. I also love that they are made in different colors, four as for now, and possibly there will be even more colors to choose from!

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How great is that? But, where are guys? Mattel, stop with this misandry already!

The most dissapointing doll of 2015:

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- aside great majority of Mattel dolls I'm most dissaponted with Toki Doki doll.
How I regret buying her! She looks like a cheap clone doll and not like a collector one! I bought her for her first retail price , which was 75usd, now she cost like 20 something usd and I think it's still too expensive. I got her for a certain OOAK project, but changed my mind when I saw her real photos. Awful quality pink hair, eyes almost above her ears - everything about her screams "Katy Perry" (and I hate her as well)

The most dissapointing thing in general about 2015 dolls

- diversity = no White dolls.

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First Prettie Girls proved it with their "oh, so diverse" line which included two Black dolls, one Latina and one Indian. There was some plans for a White doll too, but apparently are long forgotten. The company isn't answering on emails so there's no possibility to ask about Alexia (White doll).

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And second - bunch of "diverse" dolls made and contributed to the 2015 Madrid Fashion Doll Show's charity auction by Carlyle Nuera. There was a Black doll with an afro, blond Asian girl, Indian guy with a man bun, Mulatto guy, Black guy (because two Black dolls just aren't enough apparently!), super dark doll (Dravidian? Black?)and the last one - surprise, it's a brown doll! From 7 dolls 6 are brown and one is Asian, so awesome! For convention taking a place in EUROPE, in Spain, we didn't get even one White doll! Imagine now that this convention had a place in Ghana and that you got dolls of all races/skin colors but no Black! Surely majority of White people don't care, because we are taught to never think about our race and would find my comment ridiculous, but I belong to minority in this subject. I do care. Don't get me wrong, I love dolls in all shades of color, the bigger diversity the better, I even really like those OOAK "diverse" dolls but I find it utterly offensive to not add even one White doll for a European convention.

Honorably mentioned :
Lammily. I had nothing against this doll untill Nicolay Lamm decided this is a feminist doll and made a t-shirts with a big FEMINIST on it, for little girls. Gee, I HATE feminist bs. Dear feminists of both genders, stop spewing hate and stay aways from kids!

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