Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jackie Evancho $4.99 at TRU


Nope, I don't know who she is. The back of the box says she was "on one of America's top TV talent shows." I just got her because I could see through the box she was articulated and she was on sale for $4.99. You only have until today (Saturday) to get her if interested.


Removing her head was hard as heck. When I have a head I don't want I usually make a slice up the back of the neck and it comes off easy peasy. Not this thing. I sliced it, I tugged it, I tried to cut it with scissors and it broke my scissors! I finally had to cut her face off.


After opening the face could I see that the entire head was attached to a second neck that was adhered to the knob. It was then easy to just slice through this primary rubber but no way can you get it without opening the face.


Unclothed you can see that even though they have different manufactures, the body is the same as that of a Moxie Teenz.  For more info on Moxie's, try these other posts I've done:



The Moxie can bend backwards farther, but I don't know why you would want her to do that anyway.


In order to house her speaker and player components, the Jackie has a thicker waist and her back isn't as concave.


I had to dig through my Thrift Store dolls to find a large headed doll that even slightly matched her skin tone and this was the only one. The others were too tan or too pink or they had normal sized heads.


The match isn't exact, but it's the best I'm going to get.


Since my doll's face is much older than Jackie's, I removed some of the more juvenile aspects of her outfit; the sash around the waist, the big bow in the back of the dress and that awful, glitter filled, purple tulle at the bottom of the dress.


Taking off the sash left a small purple section at the back, but meh, it's not worth it to get a seam ripper and take that off.


I have a very limited amount of Moxie shoes and they are mostly boots. Luckily, they can wear the [Harumika Fashion] shoes if you take off the protrusion at the bottom that fits into the Harumika doll stand.


Even if you have no desire for the original doll or don't feel like modifying her as a body donor, I think it was worth $4.99 just for that awesome microphone. That's like a sweet 1940's mic and it tilts up and down and can be removed from its base. I dig it.


I'm also going to keep her scalp because I think I can make a nice curly wig out of it one of these days.

Good shopping and good eating!

38 comments:

  1. Sometimes I wonder what dolls might think of the people who purchase them, and after looking 2nd pic, I dont think Jackie is saying anything nice about you Muff! lol But its all in the name of science/modification and for the greater good!

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    1. Jay, she got her revenge by breaking my favorite scissors. We're even, lol.

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  2. I'm really happy to see that articulated dolls are not extinct- too bad it's a Moxie's size. After your last post (about fashionistas losing articulation) and all that discussion under it I was thinking about gloom future in dolls' world- a future without articulation, with main factory, Mattel producing stiff, big-headed dolls. It's good to see that not all hope is gone.
    The microphone is trully and all together it was great find!

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    1. Major, I like height variety in my dolls, so I don't mind her height at all. Looks like the next line of articulated dolls Mattel produce are going to be expensive, but that's just my guess based on the quality of clothing they will be wearing. Guess that means I'll be finding my articulated dolls at the thrift store.

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  3. Hi Muff! Incredible contrast, did not know that up, but it is very nice. a kiss

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    1. Hi, Karmen and thanks for stopping by! Besos.

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  4. Hello from Spain: I like the microphone. I do not know that doll American television. You did a great job recovering articulated body. The clothes are beautiful. Great wig. Keep in touch

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    1. Marta, I used to watch American Idol but I know she wasn't on that because she's too young, so I'm not sure what other program she appeared on and I was too lazy to google it. They really are nice clothes and very well made.

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  5. Jackie Evancho was in the movie THE COMPANY YOU KEEP directed by Robert Redford.
    I like rebodied Luciana, she's kinda cool! Hope she won't sing every day and night like the one I owned

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    1. Sergio, I don't have her body anymore, but my Luciana's voice box was busted. She would sing "ma... ma... ma," and that's about it. On her new body she can sing "When you wish upon a star..." but I turned that button off, lol.

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  6. Muff, I just love seeing what you do to dolls! If we all had to answer in the after life for what we did to dolls, I'm going nowhere near that gate! LOL!

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    1. LOL, Ms. Leo. I might spout "for the greater good," but I'm sure my dolls don't buy that crap AT ALL. I watch enough horror movies to know what would happen to me should my dolls rise against me.

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  7. I like what you've done with this doll, and I like the microphone. It's great that you were able to find this doll with articulation so inexpensively.

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne! She was just one of the many Black Friday goodies I was able to find.

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  8. Hola, justo estaba pensando cambiar un cuerpo, pero ahora estoy preocupada, lo bueno es que usted lo logro, cuidate, hasta pronto.

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    1. Lindaivette, por lo general el cambio de un cuerpo no es esta enorme de un acuerdo. Esta muñeca es la primera desde que he estado coleccionando que tiene la envoltura secundaria alrededor del cuello. Buena suerte en su caja móvil.

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  9. It´s awesome the difference between the two bodies. You are an artist, yo always have good ideas!!

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    1. Thanks Ana! Some of the oversized Fashionista type heads fit really well on the larger Moxie type bodies.

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  10. Oh wow, I wish I'd gone to the town that has a TRU! I had no idea the body on those dolls was so amazing! Hopefully there will be one or two on my next trip!

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    1. Presto, I was just going to pass it by until I saw those articulated arms. I jiggled the box a lot and tried to poke my finger through that hole to see if her legs were articulated. Finally I just turned the box upside down and could see her knees better.

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  11. Hey Muff :) I like to see what you do with dolls and what you do for them. It's very interesting. Congratulations !!!
    Greetings from Poland :-)

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    1. Hey there, Marille and thank you! A wave from Florida ^__^

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  12. You American people are so lucky you can find such kind of dolls for less than 5 bucks to rebody your dolls! I think i should emigrate to your country!

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    1. Acerico, it was a pretty good find, even for this country. ^_^

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  13. Nice job you did with her! Although I think she had a cute face and I would probably leave her that way to be another different character.

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    1. Thanks, V! If they have any more at that price I might get another one, but I still probably wont use her face though.

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  14. Great comparison photos. Love your blog! Hugs

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    1. Hey there, Chynadoll, thanks a lot!

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  15. she's really cute, and I actually like her face so I think I would stick with it;)

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    1. Hi Pola, and thank you very much for stopping by!

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  16. I know, bending backwards, the dolls are doing that dance where they go under a pole ... lumbo? I'm drawing a blank. Very interesting poses though ;-)

    Thanks for sharing how articulate this doll's body was. I passed her because I thought she would be oversized among our playscale figures. Neat to see her provide balance to a bigheaded Barbie.

    Both thumbs up ;-)

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    1. Dana, it's the Limbo Dance! That brings back memories. We used to do that a lot at my elementary school, along with square dancing and the occasional hokey pokey.

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  17. That was worth it! her curly hair looks awesome! great shopping i really adore her dress too :)

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  18. que chulada me gustaaaaa los cuerpos articulados ideales para jugar fácilmente con las escenas , besosss

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    1. Gracias por venir, Carmen. Muñecos articulados son los mejores para mí por lo que encontrar un cuerpo barato es grande.

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  19. Jackie Evancho is the amazing young classical singer who came in 2nd place on American's Got Talent in 2010. She was 10 at the time. Here is a link to her audition. Definitely worth seeing! Brings tears to my eyes every time. It has almost 17 million views since Aug 2010.

    FYI, the new articulated, well dressed Barbies are $19.99 at TRU, which means they will be a couple dollars cheaper at other places. Not bad considering the non articulated Barbie Basics were the same price.

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    1. Hey Vanessa and thanks for the Jackie info. I checked her out on YouTube and saw she was recently on Queen Latifah.

      I was on the road again so I haven't seen any posts yet on the new fancy Barbie's so I got to catch up on my blogging the rest of this week. I'm telling you right now though that that price makes my heart hurt.

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