Post by Dollhouse Designs on Mar 20, 2014 2:15:47 GMT -5
Meatloaf just arrived and he is a whole bunch of adorable! I was shocked that he is a hard plastic shell with soft fabric covering, but he is made very well.
I typically don't collect the pets, but I found him irresistible. He looks just like a happy bulldog with wrinkly legs and sagging features.
Very fun is his collar with name tag that has a Velcro closure. It fits perfectly around his pudgy neck... Realistic, too as it is made of the same type of nylon webbing that real dogs' collars are made. Meatloaf is a must-buy and true charmer.
Post by Dollhouse Designs on Nov 13, 2011 0:13:51 GMT -5
I was so delighted to find Marie Grace on my doorstep this afternoon, waiting patiently. I had received one with a gift card, but she had a bum leg so I called AG cs and they sent another. I was so surprised by how very Different she looks from the original. I thought I'd snap some pics before I send MG1 back (but I sure wish I could keep her!)
The first one looks like the original photos of M-G I saw. I will add some photos and make notations on the differences I noted before returning the original. I was in a quandary at first as I liked features of both.
I believe that the 1st MG I received was a first run and the 2nd was manufactured later. At least that's my guess.
The original MG that I received was very sweet looking, but her face just seemed too big somehow. It's weird because MG1 is VERY photogenic and the slightly out-of-scale-ness is not noticeable in pictures, but I see it in person. The new chin extends quite a bit and her jawline was considerably bigger than the other molds in addition to having a wider forehead. I thought was going to have to get used to her.
The 2nd MG I noticed immediately had a much narrower face but I couldn't understand how at first. I thought,"Did they tweak the mold?" I believe that the mold on the 2nd one was compressed on the sides so that her face has a rounder aspect -not as wide & flat. I would imagine that this was consciously done after initial feedback. MG 2's eyes are closer together, as are the brows. In person MG2 does not seem out of scale at all but her features aren't quite as photogenic as MG1, perhaps.
In addition to the shape of the face, MG 2's hair is a tad lighter and her skin is a little more tan, just subtly. Her face paint is lighter and the brows are positioned closer, giving her less contrast in her face.
MG1 has more brilliant eyes though and her lashes are unaccountably thicker or something, more noticeable but I haven't figured out why yet. Very pretty eyes. Her brows have a little tilt to them, making her look as if she is saying "awww" as one does when seeing a kitten or puppy.
The curls on the side of MG2 are less full and more manageable. I thought the original had too much going on there, so I separated them and pulled half of the curls back. I also removed the braids from both.
MG1's hair is just a tiny bit longer. Not sure why, but when I tried pulling MG2's hair back, it was more flattering than on MG1. Might be the curls.
MG1 has about 1/4 thicker waist and the regular body tag. When I measure her like for a 1 pc swimsuit she is 1/2 bigger in body. MG2 has narrower shoulders. It's really strange there is a difference between them. MG2 has the huge long body tag that I have heard about.
The problem with MG1's leg was that it was too tightly strung or something. It 'popped' into position and she wouldn't stand very well because the leg kept leaning to the center, not allowing her legs to be hip width for stability. The 2nd MG has no problem like that.
Post by Dollhouse Designs on Jan 30, 2010 14:03:04 GMT -5
I was going thru some of my old photos a couple days ago & found some scene photos I had done. One of them had Addy's prototype dress. Gosh I am kicking myself for selling it, as it was really nice. Here's a photo.