Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Middle School Moguls - Jada

I haven't posted much lately. I had an unexpected surgery and a week or so of recovery, followed by Halloween stuff, election stuff, and just everything else got in the way of posting. But, now I'm back and ready to share.

This is Middle School Moguls - Jada.

I supported the Kickstarter for the dolls and she really cheered me up when she arrived, since I had been feeling sorry for myself just after the foot surgery.

The doll company even sent me a pair of plastic Middle School Moguls eyeglasses.

Jada is about 12 inches tall and has a huge head.

There were a lot of plastic ties holding her to the box.

All the dolls come with a short book about the Moguls. The books are choose-your-own-adventure style with 4 possible endings.

I was not impressed with the story in Jada's book. I would have liked to have read about her actually using her graphics skills, rather than relying on chance to get out of predicaments. Maybe the books will get better as they write more of them.

She has jointed knees, elbows, and ankles, which make her pretty posable.

I went looking for dolls that might be close in scale to her. Blythe is probably the closest in scale.

Pullip is a lot taller than Jada.

Barbie and Abby Bominable, the Monster High doll, have tiny heads compared to Jada.

Hayden, a Liv doll, and the Bratzilla are a little closer in size.

This group could be playable, but Jada looks super deformed next to their realistic faces.

It turns out that Jada can wear Miss UFDC's clothing pretty well, even though she is shorter.

Don't those fox jammies look cute on her?

She was also able to fit into a Sparkle girls dress, surprisingly. Her lower torso is very round, but the cut of this dress fitted nicely.

Here she is in her birthday suit. This is the easiest way for her to sit without falling over, due to her oversized head. All the hair adds a lot of weight too.

I tried to sit her in this chair, but the back was too far back and she kept falling over.

This chair with a high back worked much better and she was able to sit in it.

I think she is really cute, but her large head is very heavy and makes her fall over a lot. And while her hip joints provide good movement, it was really hard to put her leggings on since they kept getting caught in the joints. Overall, I like her and hope that there will eventually be a second series that fixes some of these issues.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pose n' Play Tiff

I found an extra special treat at a thrift store recently.

A Pose n' Play Tiff in really great condition. She was released in 1972 by Mattel and was Skippers tomboy friend.

This doll was pretty dirty. I cleaned her with Dawn dish detergent and water.

For the extra grimy spots I used a little rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.

As you can see, she cleaned up well, and looks adorable in her Sparkle Girls fashion. She just needs a pair of shoes, and maybe a belt.