Neptune's head is here at last! He spent six days in Customs at O'Hare, I think because the box was not marked Granado anywhere, and the shipper did not sign the customs form (plz sign the customs forms, people). I sent an email to USPS customer service yesterday, explaining what was in the box and where it was made; and with no email reply, the box was sent directly to my local Post Office yesterday, possibly because they felt that a doll head wasn't worth any further examination. (The full size Granado boxes I get fly through ISC in less than 24 hours usually, but they are trademarked and distinctive.) So here he is! He is indeed too large for the 68 granado body Jo sent me, but I was expecting that, and I have another head I plan to put on that body.
Such a beautiful head! The neck hole is enormous, here is a Luts Donut sitting inside the neckhole, for scale:
Here is his profile--even the top of his head is interesting, he's also a headcap doll head instead of a "faceplate" head:
He may have to wait a while while I think about the options I have for a larger body, but I am very glad I went ahead and ordered him!
His color is "normal" but it's not the pinky normal of earlier releases; I think this is closer to Volks, or Normal Yellow. It's very close to the color of the little pine bench I made yesterday.