Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reunion of Spinel Set and Minimee Takeshi Faceup by Chewin

Spinel, the Super Gem series of SOOM doll, is a memorable 64cm BJD of mine. I am very fond of his detailed body sculpt and how flexible his body could be. When I first found Spinel online, I wanted him so much. However, the full set is quite costly that I kept speculating it. Until one day I found a nude headless Spinel in China, and I collected it from the owner’s father at an underground station in Shanghai, China. I am very impressed by the real doll and happy that he could share wardrobes with my Latino Aaron by Iplehouse.

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Blank Spinel Head with headless body, Normal and Jointed Hands Reunion

Since then, I had been hunting high and low for Spinel’s head and jointed hands to complete this set. Last year, I got a blank Minimee Takeshi Kaneshiro head (my previous blog) which fits Spinel’s body nicely. Chewin repainted it to resemble Takeshi for me. When I almost forgot to hunt for the Spinel head, out of my expectation, in the end of last year, I came across a faceless Spinel head (OMG! The head sculpt is in great details. You can even see the teeth inside his slightly opened mouth) with the help of a new dear Thai friend (a BIG hug to you, Chris!), and then I found the brushed joint hands from China by chance. All the deals went throught so effortless. I could not be happier to have them all reunion and completed the set. Actually, it ended up I paid much more than buying a full set directly from SOOM! But that is fine as it is a kind of experience and excitement of hunting and collecting.

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Chewin Repainted Minimee Takeshi

on Spinel Body and Wide Long Wig

soom-doll-body-takeshi-head-pink soom-doll-spinel-suprgem-takeshi Spinel-soom-doll-takeshi-2 Spinel-soom-doll-takeshi The great resemble of Takeshi Takeshi minimee head look alikeTakeshi minimee head look alike 2 spinel-body-soom-the-gem spinel body spinel body smoking spinel-shirt-off Takeshi-chewinTakeshi minimee head look alike 1jpg takeshi-chewin-soom-doll takeshi-in-pink-long-mohair-wig-sideTakeshi-could-be-mos-partiparn takeshi-in-pink-long-mohair-wig takeshi-rock-light takeshi-rock-painting takeshi-soom-body

Picture credit: Cliff Chan, SOOM doll

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What a Magaic Could Skin Tone Made…

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Black Malaika vs. Asian Malaika (ChoLin)

We saw the drastical change on the late MJ’s skin tone and the dramatic difference that it made. Now Deva Doll and Chewin gave us another proof – Malika changed from African to Asian. Chewin renamed this repaint as “Cholin” –a very Chinese name. By the time I am writing now, she is on eBay (click ) and has another 2 more days to go for bidding. The currnet bid price is US1,000. It definately worths it and I am sure the final bid would up to US2,000 level.


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Picture credit: Chewin, Cliff Chan

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sensual Antoinette – A Review on Her Body Design

**Warning: Doll Nudity, view at your own discretion **


sensual-antoinette-ultima-skinny-jeanSince her début last year, Antoinette is probably the most successful new line out of many other Tonner dolls. Many collectors are expressing their love about Antoinette and posting lots of pictures of her in the doll boards. antoniette-sensual-tonner-side

To me, Antoinette seems like another similar line to the NYC Ballet Emily but with “soft of” re-engineered body. While compare with other Tonner girls like Tyler and Sydney, Antoinette has a bigger round forehead, bigger hands with spread fingers, feet with longer toes, with smaller boops and mouth; and she is much lighter in weight. When I hold Antoinette on hand, I could feel that she is made of thinner layer of plastic. My Sensual Antoinette has a triangle head shape like Gene. No matter from which angle you see it, it is always in a triangle shape. She has smoky eyes and small mouth with pink lips to match with the pink outfits. Although her skin tone is pale like vanishing cream, she looks very Spanish to me!

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Antoinette’s body design is quite different from Tyler’s. The biggest difference is the big cut of pieces in between her legs (like Tonner male doll), which enables Antoinette to seat up more properly. But it sacrifices the beauty when she puts on swimming wear or lingerie. Since the posture difference is not that much, I wonder if it worth to do so. When Antoinette is with an elastic ultimate skinny jean, there are 2 big hollows between her legs as when she is naked. The other big difference is Antoinette’s knee caps are like Fashion Royalty’s, so it could swing in and out a little bit for posing. She also has articulated ankles like Matt O’Neal. Again, the moving angles are very limited, so it allows her to point her toes for a little bit only!

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there are 2 odd hollows between her thighs


The comparsion of Tyler (left) and Antoinette (right)


The big cut of pieces on the thighs makes her sit up properly


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Tyler hand (left) Antoniette (right)


Antoinette feet (left) Tyler (right)

















Articulated ankles like Matt O’neal



Picture credit: all by Cliff CHAN

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