Monday, October 16, 2017

Rho Kappa Digamma

SYMBOL KEY

♀ (hand mirror) = All female figures
     ⚘ (flower) = All junior female figures

☥ (ponytail) = A roothead
Ω (flip hairdo) = A wighead, esp. ball-jointed dolls
⩄ (short hairdo) = PHemfig, femfigs with sculpted hair [PH = "painthead"]
  ⋒ (short hairdo, striated) = FHemfig, with flocked hair [FH = "fuzzhead"]

⚲ (girly-girl) = A standard female fashion doll [♀, archaic]
     ⫯ (pollywog, north) = A junior female fashion doll
  ᚳ (high-heeled shoe) = A fashion figure, high-heel arti-dolls
♁ (tomgirl) = Barbie-Jane, female arti-dolls [⚨ minus spear]
     ⫱ (minnow, south) = Skipper-Jane, junior female arti-dolls
⚩ (tomboy) = A female action doll [femfig]
     ⟜ (pollywog, west) = Greta, junior femfigs
⚢ (conjoined twins, fem.) = A hybrid femfig
⚿ (hand mirror, boxed) = A seamless femfig (body) [enclosed ♀]

⚦ (bellatrix) = Jo, military-oriented femfigs [+⚩]
⟴ (viatrix) = Geo-Jane, outdoorswomen [+⚩]
⚨ (adventuress) = Lara-Jane, adventure-oriented femfigs [+⚩]
ᚹ (equestrienne) = A female rider/driver/pilot, esp. of powersport vehicles [lance w/pennon, right]
⧬ (femme fatale) = Abbey-Jane, she-spies [♀+]

⛨ (shield, fem.) = A superheroine [⛉+♀]
     ⨢ (protégée) = sidekick girl

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Toy Story 3: Groovin' with Ken!

Why Barbie is So Thin

There are many Barbie-bashers who are critical of Barbie's measurements, claiming they promote a standard of beauty that is impossible for healthy/real women to attain. This, in turn, leads to a poor self-image of their own bodies, further leading to self-esteem issues. This criticism bespeaks a lack of understanding of the realities of scale miniaturism and why "her" creators gave "her" the measurements they did.

Monday, November 25, 2013

TUTORIAL: Tightening Loose ArtiBabs Hips


ArtiBabs' hip tightness is maintained by an elastic strap or a rubber "dog bone" that draws the tops of the thighs together through the pelvic piece. Sometimes, this strap, especially when elastic, gets stretched and loses the ability to maintain a rigid pose at the hip. This procedure will allow you to replace the old loose strap with a new tighter one. And, if and when that strap wears out, you can do it again. [Caution: try at your own risk; no method is 100% foolproof.]

TUTORIAL: Recapitating Babs to Non-Mattel Figures

Head swap picture tutorial (long)

As promised, I am laying it all out for you to explain my method of adapting various heads for swapping. About the only thing I am not covering is Jane figures and Power Team female figures.

Basically, I am covering any type of Barbie head on Svetlana, Joanna Dark, and Cy bodies, and any of their heads on each other's bodies.

So without further ado, lets start by looking at what we're dealing with here...

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First picture shows representatives of each style of head we are covering, and their neck hole sizes from smallest to largest. (Note: the Svetlana head has Aki Ross' hair on it)