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Body Box Opening III

I've got two headless bodies underneath my bed right now, and have no idea who is getting which.@_@ I bought this MNF body for Helios (DOC Tender Too), but if the proportions don't work out, then I might just give it to Joshua. I really don't want to get his head blushed to match though, and he's a bit of a small-head on the body too. Ah well, we'll see. Doll plans what are they.

This body is my first ever 'adoption'. I bought it off the DoA Marketplace from Pinkmaltese1. She originally planned to sell her Luts MNF El (with both heads with face-up) for a hundred dollars, and I e-mailed her that he's worth a lot more. She looked around for his receipt and found out that she bought him for five hundred. She got a lot of offers for him but after raising his price to 350, no one wanted him anymore. I suggested splitting him up since she really needed the money. She found a buyer for his OE head pretty quickly, and I got the body. The SP head is still for sale here.

Anyway, on to the box opening./o/ This is my first ever USPS box, and my first box opening done at home.>w<



The box. It was light, and I knew the body was packed very well since I couldn't hear anything shift inside. At all. But augh. Shipping from the US is insane. This one took 47.95USD out of my wallet to get home."orz



After hacking away at the tapes and wondering how the fuck do I open the box, I finally pulled on the tab that wasn't a tab. Really. It helped me tear through the carton more easily but I wouldn't call it a tab, OK?



Packing peanuts (and halves of the body)! It's my first time to see them IRL and the box was maybe half-full of them. I might attempt to make beanbag chairs out of them or something.



The two halves of the body carefully bubble-wrapped. Pinkmaltese1 said the body needed restringing, so I was expecting to receive it in more pieces.



But both halves are stringed, just not put together. I think the neckpiece is missing a piece?



And finally, Joshua on the MNF body. Resin match is off IRL and the head just looks...weird. The neck is too long too.

I had to pack up right away 'cause I was in the middle of chat with Jan and my family (who generally disapproves of the expenses of the hobby) could walk in on us at any moment. Joshua's head won't sit well on the body (would sanding the neck work?) so I placed him back on the impl one and hid the body underneath my bed. I'm hoping to complete everyone soon.^_^

Comments

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lylesenpai
Jul. 13th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
Gratzies! He looks great! Bakit di kita yung "Weiner"? Lol! xD
dollground
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks!
battiegotriddim
Jul. 13th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
hmmmmm... actually I know what you mean when the proportions are off irl... Though in photos they look okay.
I firmly believe that if it doesn't sit right with you irl, and you find something off and can't let it stop bothering you, it's really not the right combination. *nods*
... Hi Ceth.. :3 (really like Ceth.)
dollground
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
I only played with him for maybe less than 2 minutes so I think I might have been a little hasty with my judgment.^^; Right now though, I really do want to try for a DoC/MNF hybrid. Ah-- can/do you blush to match resin colors, Anj? I've found someone in DoA who'd do it, but it would be awesome if it can be done locally.

Ceth says, "Hello, dear~." (yay!^_^)
windrette
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
The shipping cost is insane.. @_________@ ;; Ang mahal pala ng USPS ;;;;;;; Also, I agree with the neck being too long making the body seem very disproportional. Pero if the modification will work (sanding pala tawag!), mukhang ok naman yung head with the body eh. Neck lang talaga.. o___o ;; for me.

Hey Joshua you pretty boyyyyy ♥~
dollground
Jul. 14th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
The first quote I got was 150USD for UPS! So I don't think I'll be adopting from the US again...not unless it's a doll I really really want, lol.

Josh is a bit...uh...awkward with people. But Ceth says hi.^_^

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