Wednesday, November 2, 2011

From Loathe to Like...

...thanks to my trusty ultra fine point brown Sharpie marker, I now like Jungle Fever from the Monsieur Z line by Integrity Toys/Jason Wu.

Jungle Fever by Jason Wu with orange pupils

I harbored a strong dislike for this doll's cartoon eyes after seeing her in person for the first time in August 2010.  She had been deeply discounted by IT Direct, the reason I ordered her.  I wrote about her initially here.

I finally freed her from the box completely last night after deciding to do something about her dreadful orange pupils. "If I mess them up, who cares? I don't like her anyway. I'll just keep her body and toss the head... But she does have a nice head of closely rooted hair," I thought.

Jungle Fever after Sharpie treatment (brown pupils)

Well, I did it. And she looks soooooooooooooooooo much better now. For a second I thought about darkening the sclerae, but I like her enough to leave the whites of her eyes as they are... for now.

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12 comments:

  1. WOW! You're right, it makes a world of difference. I've always liked mine but maybe with an "eye fix" she'll look better paired with one of my guys. :)

    Thanks for the tip!

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  2. You're welcome, Tracy India. Be sure to use an ultra fine tip Sharpie for better control.

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  3. Well, maybe they were anticipating the vampire fandom inspired by Twilight and other sources? I have to agree - "After" is a much better eye color.

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  4. I like! The after is so much better!

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  5. She looks a lot better with the change....amazing what a little sharpie will do. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Miladyblue, Chynadoll, and Georgia Girl - Thanks for your comments. I'm glad I do not stand alone in preferring the darker, more realistic eye color over the previous orange color used by IT.

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  7. I think I will call you 'marker woman'. You been doing some really nice transformations with those markers. She looks so much better. She really has some great features, so I am glad you were able to save her.

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  9. Re-comment (the other one had an incorrect link).

    Have Sharpie will darken.
    :-)

    This doll reminds me of the young actress from the Bernie Mac Show, Camille Winbush.

    I have always thought of her as a pretty girl, now beautiful woman.

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  10. Yes you are right. I looked her up after trying to figure out if the doll you sent me to was supposed to be Camille Winbush in doll form.

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  11. My eBay early morning browsing has been exposed! Busted!

    I'm not buying... just looking.

    I shared the link with someone before posting the original comment.

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  12. much better. much, much better!!four hit songs have been written about the beauty of Ebony Eyes. Haven't found any songs about yellow eyes yet.

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