Monday, November 18, 2019

Herstory Doll Video and Photos

Herstory doll

This lovely doll arrived from Canada.  She is fully described in the video, photos, and in the written description below.

Photos

This close-up provides a better look at her adorable face and big brown inset eyes.

Her string jointing is illustrated in this photo.  She is tightly strung.

This photo captures her pedicure and her dark pink sandals.

In this photo, she wears a pulled up, side ponytail.  Finger combing is all her hair needs.  Combing or brushing her hair will cause it to frizz.
In the video, I omitted that she is articulated under the breast area.

 Height Comparison Photos
She and A Girl of All Time Bex are about the same height.

They can wear each other's clothes, but they do not wear the same size shoes.  The Herstory doll's feet are smaller.  Bex's shoulders are broader than the Herstory doll's.

In another height comparison photograph, the Herstory doll is shown with Journey Girls Taryn who is a full inch taller.  Taryn appears to be more than an inch taller than the Herstory doll because her sandals have a thick sole.

An entry in my Excel workbook for this doll reads as follows:
17-inch multi-articulated doll has dark brown natural-textured hair, brown stationary eyes with applied upper eyelashes, and a medium-brown complexion.  She wears a white tunic-length top made of a dark pink floral-print fabric, and white Capri pants with bows at the lower sides that match the fabric of the top.  The top has four buttons in the back, two of which are functional (no Velcro closure).  She wears dark pink sandals.  Her extra articulation is under the breast area, at the elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles.  She can sit or stand. 

Sitting Pretty




As mentioned in the video, the Herstory dolls are on sale for the entire month of November 2019 for $74.99 plus shipping.  No code is necessary.  The discount will be automatically applied after the doll is placed in your cart.

Here is a link to their Shopify store.



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Friday, November 15, 2019

Actual Photos of My BMR1959 Dolls

Barbie BMR1959 dolls have been deboxed.

I did not have time to photograph the Barbie BMR1959 dolls I purchased when they arrived to include the photos with my video post.  This is a more detailed description of each doll with some comparisons made.

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She poses alongside her shoebox-style box that contains her illustration.

A close-up of her lovely face illustrates her brown eyes, honey blonde braids, dark red lip color, and the beauty mark above her lip on her left.

The Made-to-Move body has interesting jointing.

She strikes an additional pose in front of her box.
I recorded the following description for this doll in my doll inventory Excel workbook.
Tan complexioned girl with honey blonde braids and top-knot of braids has painted-on baby hair, brown painted eyes, dark red lip color, and green fingernails; wears a yellow BMR1959 logo long-sleeve crop top with mesh sleeves, one-piece biker shorts with a racetrack checkered pattern on the sides and the back, royal blue plastic fanny pack, and pink low-top sneakers.  Jewelry: Silver drop earrings, two silver rings on the right hand, BMR1959 logo ring on the left hand.  Has a beauty mark above the lip on her left.  


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This lovely doll was photographed while still attached to her purple box liner.  She has brown painted eyes, eggplant lip color, and painted-on baby hair.

This full-view photo was taken prior to removing her from the box.


Free to move, she poses in front of her box.

She is happy to be free!

Lovely!

Striking a pose


The vinyl on the back of these dolls' legs is uneven caused by the molding process.  This doll's vinyl is also discolored in this area.

Here she poses from the back wearing the hood of her dress with her jacket removed.
Her description reads as follows:
Doll uses the Curvy Barbie made-to-move body, has black hair styled in a ponytail with painted-on baby hair, brown painted eyes, dark lip color, and off-white nail polish; wears nylon floral-print dress, clear plastic jacket with Barbie BMR1959 logo in white stamped throughout, gold booties, silver earrings with BMR 1959 logo, and yellow sunglasses attached to her head.


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Like the girls, the guy poses in front of his illustrated box.

He's very photogenic.

He shows the BMR1959 logo that is on the pocket of his overalls.

All three have knees that look similar to his.

He and the doll with braids have the same uneven vinyl on the back of their legs that the darker-skinned doll has; hers is more apparent.

He, too, poses without his jacket.
His description reads as follows:
Dark tan complexioned male with made-to-move body has bright green flocked hair, brown painted eyes with mauve eyeshadow, and mauve lip color; wears a purple sleeveless shirt, bright green overalls with BMR1959 on bib pocket, huge white plastic chain necklace, royal blue bubble-style jacket, and orange high-top boots with platform soles. His fingernails are painted dark pink. 

Each doll's certificate of authenticity is attached to the back of the box liner.


All three dolls have a black BMR1959 logo doll stand (not shown) and certificate of authenticity, which is shown above.  The clothing worn by all three is 1990s inspired.

The Trio
With jacket, coat, and blouse on, respectively, they were photographed; and again...

...not wearing their jacket, coat, and blouse, respectively.
Complexion Comparisons
Because colors will differ from device to device, I decided to add the following complexion comparison photos for each doll to provide a better idea of their true skin tones.

Biker Girl's complexion is compared with Barbie Fashionista #123, whose complexion is slightly darker than Biker Girl's.

Guy '59's complexion is compared to Barbie Basics Model #17, who is just a shade darker than Guy '59.

Lovely's complexion is compared with Fashionista #5.  Their heads are about the same complexion with #5's body a shade lighter, maybe than Lovely's body.  By the way, Lovely's head and body are the same color.
I haven't actually named the BMR1959 dolls.  The names used with the comparison photos were randomly selected as I typed the captions.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Interactive Mobile Black Doll and History Museum


A fellow doll enthusiast has started a Kickstarter for an Interactive Mobile Black Doll and History Museum. The goal is to purchase a trailer to house the mobile museum. Read the goal and more about the mobile museum at the Kickstarter donation link and donate if you can. Thank you!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/85996297/interactive-mobile-black-doll-and-history-exhibit/description

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