Toys, nostalgia, and general weirdness. Because growing up is optional.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Well, it happened. I ended up bringing home Yeolume from Tuesday Morning! I've looked at this cute lil' gal in the past, but wasn't impressed by the body she was equipped with, even for $40.
Aha, but with a discount sticker that effectively made her $25, NOW I was interested!
Here she is out of the box, with all her little accessories. I find it funny that her tote bag has a picture of a dressy purse on it. Her headband, no matter what I tried, would not sit nicely in her silky hair.
Her tiny, TINY little heels barely stay on her feet with those socks.
And her feet themselves are not impressive. Little nubby things.
Her clothing is well-made and her school jacket is fully lined.
So, about that body.. She has six points of basic articulation. Unlike the larger Pullip doll (her future mother, according to the box?!), Yeolume cannot wink or blink her eyes. She can look left and right thanks to a lever on the back of her head, however.
You can bend her knees thanks to the internal wire. Her arms... I don't think they're supposed to bend, but I gave it a go after getting her head off.
That's as far as brute force could move her right arm. This body is just terrible.
I had a spare Ever After High body, but the neck post wasn't right. And Hayden's the palest of the Liv dolls I have floating around. Neither of these would work.
Some of you guys may remember the Serial Experiments Lain "action doll" I got from eBay awhile back. I had a Stardoll head on the body for awhile, but Stardoll's face was way too mature. With a few rubber bands to thicken the neck post, Yeolume looks pretty good on there! The head is much paler than the body, but until I can find something better (and sturdier, the Lain body is not up to supporting this heavy head!), this is where she's staying for now.
I wonder what my mother would say about the fact that she used to have this same hairstyle (nearly)? Yeolume's dress and jacket are from a Vi and Va fashion pack.
Yeolume has made friends with my Taeyang Willy Wonka. He even let her borrow his hat! If Yeolume is Pullip's future daughter, does that mean Taeyang is her future dad?