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A Little Bit On The Illustrated Perspective Side: These character illusions were made by Youtube user nancyyoungkay. They also remind me that I haven’t finished collecting all the Riddler trophies in Batman: Arkham City.
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Check out this ultra cool custom sculpture! Here is Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble as Batman & Robin in a Diorama that was on display at the Hanna-Barbera Studios! This was a recent Auction item by "Profiles in History". It was created by artist Terry Lattimore. Fred’s car has been transformed into a prehistoric Batmobile! Each figure is cast in solid resin, completely hand-painted and detailed ( Click on the above graphic for a large photo ).
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Welcome everyone, to this week's Show and Tell! If there was one toy drama that I actually found myself in the middle of this year it was the fiasco with the Disney Princess Designer Collection Dolls. While it started off successfully when I found the D23 Expo Exclusive Silver Cinderella doll, it ended up in a frenzy as I tried to grab up my favorites.
Take a look back with me, as I share some of my favorite details about these elusive dolls now that a few of my favorites are in my possession. Hit the jump to journey to a whole new world!
Now usually I'd start off by telling you all the places you can get these, but let's be honest; we all know the only real option anymore is eBay. These gorgeous dolls were sold at retail for US$59.50, but now most of them are going for roughly twice the price. Money aside, let's take a closer look at the series that gave me one heck of a drama to talk about.
We'll start off with Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, who was the Princess I was looking the most forward to getting in my possession. She's my favorite of all time, and I immediately fell in love with her hairstyle, dress and pretty much everything else when I saw her.
Even the slip covers for these dolls are absolutely gorgeous. One of the major draws to this series was, I admit, not the dolls themselves, but the fashion sketches that they used as the artwork for them. I would buy nearly anything with with that artwork on it!
Upon removing her slip cover we see what is a truly beautiful doll of Tiana. I really believe that she is the best quality of all of the dolls. While I loved my original Cinderella, I think Tiana beats her in style and quality, with Cinderella coming in close second.
Look at that adorable face! She looks so lively! She has such a beautiful hairstyle that's topped off with a green flower, which you can see better in the gallery. I love that she has small green earrings in there, as well as her purple eyeshadow that pops a little contrast.
Tiana's outfit has to be my favorite as well. Her dress is layered up to somewhat resemble a lilypad, or petals, and there are a couple big light green flowers as well. The small green rhinestones add a remarkable look to it as well. You can also see that her clutch purse happens to be a frog with two rhinestone eyes. I can't say enough good things about this doll! She made all my dreams come true with this line!
Moving on to Jasmine, from Aladdin, you can see why I fell in love with her cover as well. I love the color they used for her dress, especially.
I love the details they always write on the back of the slip cover, going into why they chose certain parts of the design. They did a great job with taking her original outfit, and working it into a chic and classy dress.
Sliding that slip cover off, I'd say they did a great job representing her fashion sketch in doll form as well. Her hairstyle isn't my favorite of the dolls, but when you've got that long of hair, and so much of it, there's only so much you can do!
I love the gold medallion and chain that drapes over her skirt, but those earrings are huge and a little silly. I think I really like the small ones, like Tiana's, much better. You can also see her clutch purse, which happens to be a lamp! I love these little clutches. They're so adorable!
In this shot you can really see her rooted eyelashes, which I think adds something to these dolls. They really make them look more grown up and fashionable, same for the eyeshadow as well.
Moving on to the last of our three dolls for today, we come to Belle from Beauty and the Beast. This is actually my Mom's doll as Belle is her favorite of all the Disney Princesses. Since she's so nice and shares well, we get to see her today as well.
I think Belle is actually my second favorite fashion sketch-wise of the ones we have. There's just something about the way they did her dress, and since it was based on the beautiful one from the ballroom scene in Beauty and the Beast, you knew it was going to be awesome from the start.
Sliding the slip cover off and slowly revealing this dress, was amazing the first time I saw it. Granted, that doesn't mean it's not still amazing to this day, as those rose-shaped scrunches in her dress are just beautiful!
As you can see, she actually is different than my other dolls. In lieu of a purse, she actually just holds a rose, which is much more fitting for her character. This doll is also an anomaly in that we didn't stalk the website in the middle of the night waiting for her to go live. I woke up and ordered her around noon-time during lunch without a single problem. This was far different from the other two that I had to fight for the day they released the rest of the dolls all at once.
Poor Belle has a penchant for large earrings as well. While I do like that they gave her rose earrings, they're just so big! I do love her makeup though. She looks gorgeous!
Of course since she's holding a rose, I had to get photos of her with our roses we grow. Granted, I was glad that I got these photos snapped way back before winter hit so they were still pretty!
One last thing before we close is the limited availability of these dolls. Though I've ranted here and there while these releases were going on, I can say I'm glad I got them, and it was worth the stress of fighting to get them. For Tiana I got 1793 of 4000, for Jasmine I got 3170 of 6000, and for Belle I got 4839 of 8000. As you can tell, they were limited in different quantities for the different dolls, so some were far more difficult to get ahold of.
I could talk about these dolls for hours, but.. it's Friday! You have better things to do than read my bumbling about my love of fashion design! In short, I would definitely tell you these dolls mean a lot to me, and I'm glad to have a fun story to tell about them, even if it was stressful at the time. If you're interested in them at all, I would suggest taking a peek on eBay, as they've come down a lot, but you'll still be paying around US$100 each for them. Now if you'll excuse me, I feel a Disney movie marathon coming on!
Marlowe and Tina hope that your next holiday gathering isn’t as awkward as theirs. Merry Christmas everyone! (For more Marlowe fun, visit the awesome webcomic, Marlowe the Monster!) Filed under: photography Tagged: Marlow the Monster, Marlowe and Tina
Photo Credit: TIF On December 17, children in need from the West Ward neighborhood of Newark, N.J. received hundreds of toys from the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) as part of a special holiday giveaway hosted by Franciscan Charities. In attendance were representatives from TIF and Franciscan Charities, as well as elves (local volunteers) and a [...]
It’s here. It’s finally here, the weekend we plan and hope and wait for all month long – and I think, honestly, for several months prior to that! I just love the holidays, and I hope you’re having a wonderful time out there enjoying yours. Here’s some last minute links to keep you extra-busy today! [...]
Yes this is a man and yes those are real goldfish swimming around in small bottles and yes - that is a Gundam on his head.
He is known as "Kingyo no Ojisan" [金魚おじさん] (the goldfish man) and also as "Boushi no Ojisan [帽子のおじさん] (the hat man).
If you are lucky then you will spot him on the streets of Tokyo - I spotted him in Harajuku.
If you are interested in seeing more Harajuku and Shibuya fashion then lemme know.
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If you’re looking for some fun Holiday printable coloring pages and activity sheets to keep the kids entertained over this holiday break, I have a few from “The Muppets” to share with you. Here’s an example of what a few of them look like: Download the entire set here: Muppets_Activity_Pack_A4_US - Happy coloring!
Next up in our Photo Archive is an update to the Diamond Select Toys section with their awesome first wave of figures in The Munsters collection. Follow the above link to take a peek at one of the coolest new action figure collections released this year!
As a K-On! fan, it's probably assumed I buy everything K-On! related. Truth is, I don't, and I'm not really a Mio fan. Though I do like figures that aren't just the girls and their instruments and show some personality. In part, that's because I've kind of had my fill of those kind of figures.
Max Factory's new Hirasawa Yui figure is thankfully not one of those figures. She's just in time for the holidays, too, wearing a Santa suit. Will she being some cheer to you? Hit the jump and find out!
Figure Name: Hirasawa Yui Santa ver.
Figure Maker: Max Factory
Retail Value: ¥7,429
Available at: HobbyLink Japan
So, as per usual, we start with the box. It's pretty simple; the front has a nice window to show off the figure, along with a big photo of Santa Yui and her name written on the side. The sides and back feature some more photos of the figure, but that's really about it. It's pretty standard stuff.
Yui is 1/7 scale, and properly enough, she's smaller than some of my 1/6-scale figures. Her pose is one full of life, a hand on her hip and her other arm making a little "V" sign with a huge grin upon her face. She looks awfully jolly, doesn't she?
The figure's base is a little pink number with the K-On! logo and Yui's guitar logo. Really, that's about it; it's pretty basic.
The big selling point here is that it's Yui in the Santa suit from Episode 7 that Sawako-sensei had bought and tried to force poor Mio to wear. It's memorable for the fact that while Mio doesn't want anything to do with it, Yui puts the damn thing on and is more than happy to do it (much to Sawako's chagrin, as she had intended it for Mio). The suit itself, save for a little bit of paint overlap on the bottom fringe, looks like it does in the anime series itself.
But the problem is because the suit is removable (more on that in a second), there's a terrible seam on the side of her suit. If it doesn't fit together properly, the seam's even worse ...
... like under her arm, which features two tiny pegs you need to get to fit. Try as I might, I couldn't get it to fit because it has to be precise. That's a bit of a disappointment that it's not an easier fit in some of the hard-to-reach spots.
Here's the face! The good thing here is that her face is perfect for the pose, especially that huge grin of hers. It fits Yui's energetic personality perfectly, and there aren't any issues with the paint job. Excellent work, Max Factory and this figure's sculptor, Makayaman.
The good news is her hat comes off without a hitch. That's kind of important, because it'd look awkward on her alternate look, I think! You can also see that her hair is quite well sculpted, resembling how it appears in the anime.
Without her Santa suit on, Yui is in her school swimsuit. It's a very odd choice, almost as if Max Factory thought no one would buy her in just her Santa Suit. The swimsuit is sculpted and painted quite well, but it's not really as exciting in this pose as Santa Yui is.
So is this Yui worth it? Well, It's a bit expensive for a type of figure that might have worked a little better on a smaller scale in just the Santa suit. She is well done, and anyone who's a fan of Yui would do well to add her to their collection, but if you're not really a K-On! fan or Santa suits ... it's a bit harder for me to recommend it.
[Thanks to HobbyLink Japan for providing this review sample!]
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