"Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls (more pix Mar. 5)
I got these 2 girls on a Black Friday binge on Aliex-press... posted a photo of each of them back in January but then just didn't get around to finishing their introduction, & it was too cold for pix outside anyway.
So finally here they are.

[Image: 49741513477_69027d42c4_o.jpg]
The boxes are nice... some Engrish text on them... you get a little card with them plus there was a zodiac-themed necklace for "Cancer" here.
Unfortunately both girls came with issues...  
The stands don't work; they aren't cut right so the plastic pieces can't really be stuck together.  The top piece doesn't slide down the upright.  I guess they are supposed to go under the clothes, because they have 2 rounded pieces to fit the legs.  Catherine's dress is too tight for that anyway.  The torso joint is supposed to move, but Catherine's is fused.  I tried a hair dryer, but no joy.  Her head was stuck too, but finally loosened with a tremendous 'crack'.  Other reviewers have lamented "the photo shows their heads turned but they don't move".  
And, she is slightly crosseyed.

[Image: 49741189561_533c010d3a_o.jpg]

The "Tarot" dolls have similar packaging; this is "Wheel of Fortune"; I called her Taryn.  She was listing a bit to port when she arrived, to fit her hat in the box.  

[Image: 49741189721_971713ed49_o.jpg]

[Image: 49741513417_b8ec614096_o.jpg]
She also comes with a card, and a her-sized necklace (which I suppose could be a bracelet for very tiny people).

[Image: 49741513557_709baf894f_o.jpg]
Her issues included staining on her FACE from her hat strings ( Cry ), feet, and legs from her stockings.  A couple hours of sanding improved the legs but not the face, different plastic maybe?  Also her hair is very thin around her face; her scalp is a bit bare but is painted the same colour as her hair.  Hopefully these things won't show in photos....?

[Image: 49741513612_070a04ce8e_o.jpg]
All the outfits of these series look fancy and detailed; I think these 2 are pretty nice.  They all have the same faces though, and it looks like, from what I can see of photos of the others, they even all have the same eyes.  Some colour variation would have been nice.

[Image: 49741189826_6aa85f1891_o.jpg]
The day I took them to the beach, I only got a few pix because the light was really going.

[Image: 49741513752_9048d60ce1_z.jpg]

I contacted the seller and listed all the issues & they did give a partial refund.  (They suggested heating her crossed eye with a hairdryer and it would be easy to move.  HA!  And when I push too hard & it falls off into her head, then what???  Nope!!)
When these dolls first appeared they were something like $70 USD.  I got them for about $33 CAD each on sale.  They are very pretty, and they have nice articulation.  I don't know how it compares to Obitsu because I've never had one, but they are nicely poseable.  More range of motion than stock Pullips & many of the joints are very smooth, even almost loose, except the little hand pegs don't flex (just like a lot of Pullip hands).  I think if you like them they're worth getting, if they can be had for $30.  There are a couple others I like, but I'm not sure if I'd buy more given the staining potential & quality issues.

I had a big photoshoot with Catherine out back today, but didn't want to dump all the photos at once, so, more to come smile
[Image: 52753689362_648099ee70_o.jpg]
[Image: 52754230731_a6068b46d4_o.jpg][Image: 50534896333_d4a2b8e718_o.jpg][Image: 52754472289_1f6d6c34b1_o.jpg][Image: 49782607208_b108a0ee26_o.jpg]

Messages In This Thread
"Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls (more pix Mar. 5) - by Alliecat - 04-06-2020, 02:26 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by davidd - 04-06-2020, 03:32 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by fishy - 04-07-2020, 05:04 AM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by Alliecat - 04-07-2020, 09:50 AM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by Lejays17 - 04-07-2020, 05:08 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by tasuke - 04-07-2020, 10:56 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by Alliecat - 04-08-2020, 12:39 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by davidd - 04-08-2020, 01:18 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by Alliecat - 04-11-2020, 02:47 PM
RE: "Constellation" & "Tarot" dolls - by Alliecat - 04-17-2020, 03:26 PM

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)