Who’s the bendiest of them all? Surprise – it’s Barbie!
Around Christmas I was in Toys R Us and an overwhelmed grandma asked me if I knew anything about dolls. Um…yeah, a bit 🙂 I tried pointing her to the fabulous Journey Girls, but her GD apparently was into Barbie, which I’m not. I strolled down the Barbie aisle with her though and found a new one called “Made to Move”. The price was right (about $15) and I bought one for research purposes, thinking there was no way it was as good as Obitsu.
I finally got around to doing a pose comparison this week, and I was shocked! When compared to my bendiest dolls in that size range, Barbie is able to do more realistic yoga poses:
L-R – Ruby Red Senson, J-doll, Azone picconeemo, Momoko, obitsu 23cm with little Pullip head, MTM Barbie
Can sit in an actual lotus position
And can bend her knees nicely to sit in the Japanese pose called seiza
Yes, the Obitsu can do pretty much all these things too, but her body is floppy and arms are too short to do realistic arm-over-the-head poses. There are a few more pix here if you’re interested.
So, when I was asking for suggestions about April and which OG outfits you liked, Brandy asked for this as a Valentine’s dress:
I decided April and her mom and their friends have a Valentine’s tea and dress up for it. More to come about it in her journal, but for now, here’s the
I’m digitizing results of the Valentine heart contest from last week and basing the winner on which design looks best when embroidered. It’s taking a while so I will post the winner next week.
The computer-generated images were fine, but please be aware that if you scanned your drawing as grayscale (L) instead of black and white, it shows up like the pic on the right when I convert it to B&W and it can’t be used.
Also, if you did scan as B&W but drew with pencil, sometimes it got grainy when it scanned and can’t be used without a ton of editing or re-drawing.
If you’d like to re-scan and re-send your drawings in the next day or two, you can. Thanks to everyone who entered!