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03 May 2010 @ 23:31
More Fun With Plastic People  

So, it's kinda sad when the wig costs more than the doll. However, unlike a reroot, the wig actually can be styled so it's got that awesome poof at the back just like Nichelle Nichols. The wig I actually got first, only I decided to try and cut and style the one dolls hair as an experiment, hence me ending up with, erm... 3 custom Uhuras. *facepalms*

I have to say, as much as I love the Model Muse body for its poses, and the Fashionista body for its poseability, the Rocawear Kara actually fills out Uhura Prime's uniform quite a bit better.

(more pics here)

As with the other custom, I'm most likely going to sell this one as well, cos, erm... as awesome as they each are, I don't need 3 custom Uhura Prime dolls. I mean, I want them. But I don't need them. So if you know someone who is dying for an Uhura Barbie to put up on a shelf and stare at while murmuring my preciousssssssssss OR to have Plastic Adventures like fighting the Gorn, flying the ship, conquering strange new worlds, or making out with Plastic Spock, or what have you, let them know I've got two for sale?

Also, since I stole her uniform for a different doll, I redressed Uhura in Barbie Basics #1's little black dress, for a night of Shore Leave.

Spock is not going to know what hit him.

(more pics here)

Lastly, yes, I know... I need to white balance my camera. I don't know how... yet.
litagemini on 4th May 2010 04:35 (UTC)
Those are amazing, well done!
infiniteviking: 7infiniteviking on 4th May 2010 04:38 (UTC)
*lost for words*

Soufflé Girl Wannabe: I am Kirok!ragdoll on 4th May 2010 04:39 (UTC)
They both look fantastic! I just got back from Philly and my friend's wedding (last night) so am still catching up on things. :) Will answer your PM soon!
ljc: star trek (slash emergency)taraljc on 4th May 2010 04:40 (UTC)
I have uploaded A ZILLION dolls pics to my flickr since you left. BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID.
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on 4th May 2010 04:44 (UTC)
*phear* I will tread carefully.

Of course, now that the Great Steampunk Experiment is over, I have to launch myself into full Barbie Convention Hostess mode which means customizing 10 Basic Models into Rolling Stones Sluts Fans before July.

Btw, have you seen pictures of the new Target exclusive Basic Models? The African American doll with the honey-coloured 'fro is just GORGEOUS. (See, I are an evil enabler...)
ljc: scary doll person (TOS Uhura)taraljc on 4th May 2010 04:45 (UTC)

Also, has the messageboard at barbiecollector.com always been down? Or is it down just for me? I can't ever log in...
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on 4th May 2010 05:10 (UTC)
They're on the Sneak Peaks board at Barbie Collector. Are you a member of the fan club? The message board is for members only, afaik. I've never had any trouble accessing them. I can email you the pictures if you can't see them. They're really nice -- there's 3 new Target-only dolls and an accessory pak -- all in red.
ljc: scary doll person (TOS Uhura)taraljc on 4th May 2010 05:41 (UTC)
I joined the board, but I hadn't joined the club... I didn't realise they were a package deal.
Soufflé Girl Wannaberagdoll on 4th May 2010 05:58 (UTC)
I know at one point there was a non-members forum and a members forum, but I'm not sure if the former still exists as I've been a member since year one (see, I am a bigger scary doll person than you!).

I can email the photos to you -- just let me know where to send 'em.:)
ljc: truly outrageoustaraljc on 4th May 2010 06:25 (UTC)
I found it! I wish she wasn't the same really light skintone as Basics #8, tho. I love the 2007 and 2009 Holiday Barbies, who are more coffee than cinnamon, and dark chocolate like SiS Chandra. If she had a copper/mahogany poof and Chandra's skintone? HOLY CATS I'd be ALL OVER THAT.
ljc: the middleman (pirate lacey)taraljc on 4th May 2010 16:09 (UTC)
I have joined!
yalegirl03: uhura cute tosyalegirl03 on 4th May 2010 05:13 (UTC)
She's gorgeous! If I weren't poor I'd buy her for make outs with plastic Spock and fighting Romulans
AQ aka Syredronning: Enterprisesyredronning on 4th May 2010 05:57 (UTC)
Wonderful :)

(And reminds me that I take TOS Uhura over Reboot any time, can't help it *sigh*)
Dualbunnydualbunny on 4th May 2010 07:18 (UTC)
But I like looking at them! Are you sure you have to stop? *g*
toothless nerd bastard!: geeks unitedrobanybody on 4th May 2010 09:43 (UTC)
Oh, these dolls are gorgeous and awesome!
It's a Good Dayrecumbentgoat on 4th May 2010 10:27 (UTC)
These are really fantastic!
uhurafanuhurafan on 4th May 2010 11:26 (UTC)
Great job!
deejay/"alvafan"deejay on 4th May 2010 14:01 (UTC)
But these are so cool! \o/

(We put out a huge table of Ken dolls to play with in the Hospitality Suite at the old Virgule slash cons in Seattle. Much perverted fun was had by all.)
merisunshine36 on 4th May 2010 14:24 (UTC)
oh shit.....I'm in love with her! ♥
rubynye on 4th May 2010 15:56 (UTC)
Your doll-skill is astonishing. Wow.
quiescent: trek - uhuratielan on 4th May 2010 20:51 (UTC)


Lovely work! :)
Not (quite) the British Susie Bright: Martha Blue by snowgrousepinkdormouse on 8th May 2010 13:52 (UTC)
Those are awesome.
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ljc: scary doll person (trek is for girls)taraljc on 18th May 2010 20:10 (UTC)
Actually, I have been making customs on commission. I'm working on a Mirror Uhura right now for me, and just finished a Number One and a Gaila, and another bobbed haired TOS Uhura for a TOS Spock & Uhura set, all sold. I am also selling my custom McCoy and Chapel.

Were you interested in a custom? Cos I am LOVING working on them, but I can't really afford to keep making them for myself, so I've decided to make them for other people so I still have the challenge of modding the dolls, but it's not, well... keeping me from paying my mortgage ;)

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ljc: star trek (cartoon number one)taraljc on 18th May 2010 20:17 (UTC)
Well, for a Gaila, it's $100 including the shipping since. I repaint her lips, eyebrows, and her hair is a synthetic mohair wig rather than an actual reroot, just cos I found the perfect wig for the doll and am kinda sucky at reroots. And for a TOS Uhura, it's $85 with shipping, or $120 for a set of TOS Spock & Uhura together.

Which dolls were you interested in?