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29 April 2010 @ 15:20
why yes, I AM a scary doll person.  
Anyone want to buy a custom TOS Uhura dol??

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Long story short: I'm slowly but surely selling off ALL the spare/random Barbie and Jem bits and bobs I've acquired over the last few years, to try and undone some of the damage I've done to my bank account. I normally would put her up on ebay, but I figure Trek fans would be way more into her than Barbie collectors.

When I got this doll (2007 Holiday Barbie), I hadn't realised the eyes were green. Cos I am a GENIUS.

The rest of the pics are here.

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In every other way, tho, she's an exact match for the Uhura doll Mattel put out this summer in terms of the skintone and face mould. She's wearing a genuine Barbie TOS Star Trek uniform from an anniversary boxset they put out years ago (which I've altered only with a few easily-removed basting stitches in the back since the Model Muse body is proportioned so differently from the classic twist-n-turn doll body) and accessories. I swapped out the boots with a pair of high-heeled black boots made for Model Muse dolls, but will include the original boots along with the 2009 Uhura stand. Also, I swapped the earrings for Rocawear Trichelle's earrings, since the ear piercings were large enough that the metallic earrings that came with the TOS fashion kept falling out and personally, I think the Rocawear earrings actually look better on TOS Uhura. Also, her hair is twisted into an up-do but hasn't been cut or styled with gel or anything. I just deboxed her, and styled her hair dry and fixed it in place with a small plastic hair tie.

Anyway, I'm looking to sell her for $75 (to cover the cost of the base doll, fashion, and accessories) plus shipping. Leave a comment if you're interested?
rubynye on 29th April 2010 20:45 (UTC)
She is so gorgeous. I wish I could.
ljc: star trek (uhura)taraljc on 29th April 2010 20:47 (UTC)
I really really really love the Mbili face-mould. I think it is just so GORGEOUS.
sinkwriter: Doctor Who - Ten - Windblownsinkwriter on 29th April 2010 20:51 (UTC)
She's stunning. You did an amazing job.

Alas... an out of work gal such as myself does not get to spend money on fun stuff right now. But I applaud your creative efforts heartily!
ljc: star trektaraljc on 29th April 2010 21:20 (UTC)
Mostly it's just a matter of finding all the pieces and putting them together...
boosette on 29th April 2010 20:52 (UTC)
If I were employed right now I would hit that like the fist of an angry god, omg.

(The new earrings are much better than the original ones.)
ljc: star trek (spock/uhura)taraljc on 29th April 2010 21:04 (UTC)
I have a silver pair of hoops on their way; going to try those next.
boosette on 29th April 2010 21:12 (UTC)
I am feeling compelled to go down to Michael's and get the materials to make neon green earrings for her.
ljc: star trek (uhura prime)taraljc on 29th April 2010 21:13 (UTC)
boosette on 29th April 2010 21:16 (UTC)
I don't understand the compulsion. It's just that she *needs* neon green ones. And I know exactly which beads would be perfect and the Mbili mold is so pretty.
ljc: NOM NOM NOMtaraljc on 29th April 2010 21:16 (UTC)
You can always look at jumprings too...
boosette on 29th April 2010 21:18 (UTC)
You're an enabler, y'know that? ♥
ljctaraljc on 29th April 2010 21:26 (UTC)
Pot! It's Kettle, OMG HOW HAVE YOU BEEN? It's been SO LONG!
boosette on 29th April 2010 21:33 (UTC)
See now, Kettle, I fully admit to deserving it. Because I do. Deserve it, I mean. (TOS Uhura also has a pair of white hoopy earrings, yes?)

Hm, and in that realm, I have some abalone chips that would make neat doll-sized earrings, too ...
09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0laura47 on 29th April 2010 21:44 (UTC)
yay scary doll people!

it's lovely.
ljc: star trek (uhura)taraljc on 29th April 2010 22:20 (UTC)
I just took a few more snaps, so folks can see her side-by-side with her Star Trek (2009) counterpart.
fee_folayfee_folay on 29th April 2010 23:16 (UTC)
She is really beautiful! It is always nice to see someone express their love of fandom and their creativity in unique ways. Afraid I can't afford the $75.00 but I am sure someone will snap her up. :)
Jen Atheneathenejen on 2nd May 2010 09:52 (UTC)
Oh, she's gorgeous! I, too, and broke and unemployed at the moment and so cannot afford her, but I wish I could. :)
Not (quite) the British Susie Bright: Made of Awesome Day by snowgrousepinkdormouse on 3rd May 2010 21:14 (UTC)