This is part one of a two part introduction to the new residents. The dollies that will be featured in part two are either en route, awaiting shipment, or on my list to purchase in the very near future. The most exciting thing about my new acquisitions is that I finally have some key characters that I needed for my stories. The new residents are as follows:
Model No. 08 Collection Red is Robyn Anthony, owner of the club, Rockin’ Robyn’s. I plan to re-body her on an SIS Grace body. That seems to be the best complexion match.
Mixis Emerald Okada will be a student and possibly a part-time cocktail waitress at Rockin’ Robyn’s. I’m still working out the details, so this could all change. And, oh my goodness, I love this doll! Her black, Asian, and Native American features are just stunning in person.
JLS Marvin has been in town for months but was recently de-boxed and given a role in the community. He will be employed as the DJ at Rockin’ Robyn’s.
Barbie Stardoll (redhead) is now Jessie, the new manicurist at Raquelle’s salon. I’ve wanted a redhead in my collection for a while, but red doll hair can be tricky. It can easily look toonish or clownish if too light, too bright, or too dark. I love the color of this doll’s hair. Now I need to decide on a style. I’m not feeling the “girl next door” look in the pictures. I plan to re-body her on a Life in the Dreamhouse Summer body.
Barbie Hunger Games Peeta Mellark is Dr. Joshua Lark, the cute new dentist. I needed a new dentist when I realized Amber’s husband should be in sports medicine. I was iffy about this guy until I saw him in person. He really is quite cute and $15 for full articulation was so worth it. Thanks Tracy India for telling me about the rollback- Good lookin’ out!
Barbie Styled by Tim Gunn (blonde) is now Allison Turner, a lawyer. That’s about all I know about her right now, aside from the fact that she is single and keeps complaining of tooth pain so she can see the new dentist. I really just wanted the clothes, but hey, it made sense to keep the doll since I didn’t have a single blonde Barbie in my own collection. I like that this “Barbie” isn’t wearing loud fuchsia lipstick or some other shade of garish lip or eye color. I’ve decided to get the brunette, too…if I can find her NRFB for original retail price or less.
And last but not least is my new Power Team Elite World Peacekeepers action figure. Meet Antonio, Amber’s twin brother (shown here with Amber). He is my first action figure, and he is awesome. I’m hooked. I want more! I missed the golden era of finding diverse world peacekeepers at Big Lots. So, I found my guy on a wholesale website for about $13 plus shipping. He came with blue eyes, but as you can see I’ve changed them to light brown- nothing permanent- just playing around with Mara’s paints. Tony is a key character in a story I’ve been wanting to do ever since my husband saw the picture of Matt and Amber and inquired how a guy like Matt got “a chick like that.” Matt and Tony have been best friends since elementary school. And I wish I could tell you that Tony was thrilled about his best friend falling for his sister, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
My unarticulated ladies may have to wait a couple of months for new bodies due to my new rule about paying for either a head or a body, but not both. I’ve already hinted to those closest to me that I would like Amazon and Target gift cards for Christmas. I'm saving my dough for that Malibu Mall : )