Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From Fairy to Human Teen
Now this is what a preteen looks like in my opinion. I purchased her at Target. Although it says $4.88, it rang up as $3.49, so, I went back to the isle and got another one. There is also a blond and brunette version of this doll. Only the black girl was on clearance. o.0 I've already reviewed the adult version of this doll here if you want to see a comparison.
I have two bodies I wanted to try this head on; an articulated Bratz (Yasmin from the Rock Line) and a Monster High (Clawdeen Wolf). In order to get it on a Monster I had to make some modifications. As you see from the middle Monster, even though it has a skinny throat, the neck flares out to an adult sized width and knob. That's too big for a teen head so I cut off the neck bulb. Next I cut off the knob from a Moxie Girlz body and super glued it to the Monster neck.
As you can imagine, the range of head motion of the Monster modification is limited. She cant tilt her head too far up, but down and sideways is fine. One of the things that bugs me about Monster bodies is how thin the arms are, which is why my Clawdeen always wears long sleeves. However, with this size head, the arms don't seem so out of proportion.
I'm rather pleased with both bodies. I like how thick and "normal" the Bratz body seems and I like how the Monster body looks like an average teen who shot up in height over the summer. I changed the eye color of the taller one but haven't decided about the smaller one yet.
Here they are wearing an outfit that I got from Chynadoll! Yay, I love it! It came with two pairs of shoes, sunglasses, clutch and a scarf. The dress is even lined! Okay, it doesn't actually fit either of these dolls because it's for a regular Barbie body, but I wanted to show it off asap so I cinched it in the back to make it fit. Thank you, Chynadoll!