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Amber, Soiled Spirit

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 I ordered her in May and she is here already!! Unpainted, because at the time Covid was making it hard to get faceups. Wish me luck in painting her up today :D Soom has made a few really good changes in how they make dolls--I wish they had done these years ago because some of the simplest changes will help the most. The new certificates have the actual name of the doll on them! I can't tell you how many times I have mixed up Soom certificates here and had to flail around to match the correct card with the correct doll. The other new thing is that there is now a second original certificate for the *body* as well so when you split a doll, there is no sad little photocopied "certificate" that goes with the body, or worse, when you let go of the original certificate with the body and then realize that you want to sell the head later. (sad face). The Owners manual is the pink thing you see in the back, all updated with the current stringing and parts. There is now a rfid chip

Monthly Doll Jet at Soom

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  Soom now has a calendar of releases on their website (they have had it for a few months now and it's pretty useful to see what is coming in the current month. This month it lists Super Gem Jet as the release (Korean time) on September 9th. I must have slept through the first release but you can look at his pretty face here: https://gem.dollsoom.com/en/shop/jet-desert-mercenary/ I'm think he looks more like Cute Shepherd Guy, possibly a Nativity extra, rather than a hardened desert mercenary :D His original release clothes were quite fabulous, so I am curious to see what he'll be wearing this time. I would be tempted to do a "Genie that Resembles a KPop idol" myself, but that is just me :D He kind of reminds me a little of Puss In Boots, with a sweet and thoughtful expression. And my Amber came!!!! I have photos tomorrow, I just need to load them onto the computer and clean them up a little.

HerrZog's Gray Soom Beryl

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  HerrZog (Anna) is selling some of her Soom dolls, one of them being this glorious gray HOOVED Beryl. The later releases of Beryl sometimes did not have hooves, when I got Petra, she didn't come with her full set because she was an abandoned order.  HerrZog's came directly from Soom, with *both* heads, feet, hooves and horns, on the new body. Here is what she has: (I forgot to list the fancy feet/shoe combo--this was a Vesuvia thing ages ago, now several releases have had it). The Romantic head is so pretty. HerrZog doesn't want to split her, understandibly, and is offering EMS as the shipping option (around 120-150 USD to the US at the moment). Base price is now 1300 USD, way past my own budget, especially considering my recent doll purchases :o (I have been selling dolls and parts to cover my purchase of an Asa from Iplehouse, and then ended up buying a very inexpensive Stella from the MP and some other heads and parts ... lol.) Anyway, if you are on Den of Angels this i

Fern gets measured for Clothes

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  Fern is being measured for clothes :D She is the taller of the two Blythe sizes, they also made a smaller version of her (which I have not seen yet in person).

A Blythe Doll

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 Cat talked me into buying one--she has such a cute (if slightly alarming) Blythe of her own, named Poppy-- so I thought I would go look on Ebay and see what I could find--if you look on Etsy they are customized Blythes but they cost around 200USD up, which I wasn't willing to pay, but on Ebay I found a really cute one for the cost of a low end dinner out--she even came with a dress and shoes and hair!  "Bees!" And when she arrived, I spent like ten minutes looking at her, told Cat she had arrived, and then decided to see what was going on inside her head. Luckily Cat is smarter than I am, and linked me to a You Tube video that showed how to get into the head--it's not as simple as unscrewing the three screws on the back off--you have to use inappropriate force and a screwdriver to pop the back off the supporting plastic pylons AND unhook the spring with a tiny crochet hook--the spring is attached to the back of the head on a tiny bar above the pull mechanism. Here yo

Souldoll Agnes on Resinsoul Hooves

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 Souldoll Agnes' head is absurdly small, especially when you consider she is supposed to go on the very tall, if slim, Souldoll Zenith body. So I ordered a Resinsoul Ai hooved body for her and it arrived a month ago (Covid has made even Resinsoul behind schedule, so be patient while they catch up--you can also get things faster if you order directly from their website; but also have a good antivirus, as their site is unsecured.) I ordered through Denver Doll because I was lazy :D I had put a different, not entirely successful faceup on her before--I like this grumpy one much better. She still needs a custom wig as this one hides her pointy little ears. The resin of the head and the body is a pretty good match--Agnes is about a year older but the RS resin will catch up with her in time. The body is good--she will stand without the stand, though I did have to restring the body--RS puts all the strings up through the neck, shrugs, and wraps it all up in bubble wrap and lets you deal w

Sophie Pretends To Be Purple

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  My friend Cat really wants Soom to create a new, purple Beryl; pointing out that they have done a "light purple" Amber, but not Beryl. So here is a photoshop mockup of what a Light Purple Beryl might look like. (I had to use the Classic Beryl because I do not have the new body with hooves). Soom has done a Creamy white, a Normal, a gray, a Brown Tan, but I can't think of any other colors...not even a Tawny, or a "Twany" even: Twany: My theory is Twany is Tawny with sparkles, or maybe Narmer is just a one-off. I've looked at him so often to laugh that he feels like a family member now. If I bought him (and he is Not Cheap) I would have to make him a fabric body because nothing in his size is cheap--hes either 72 or 75 cm, and chunky. Anyway, I would take a new Beryl (not until this fall, please) :D in pretty much any color, and this time I promise I will order the hooves, because I regret getting the last one without them. And I think Tawny with sparkles wo