Everyone remember this slightly terrifying sight?
Now I didn't mention this in my first post about Jeb because I hadn't opened him up yet and I wasn't really sure about this. But when I first saw him online I was a touch suspicious. Something about him didn't look quite right. And when I got him I noticed a few more off things. His wig had some sort of paper under it and he definitely is a bit bug-eyed. It wasn't until I opened him up to fix his leg and saw this:
|Not what that joint is supposed to look like at all! And remind me to put on some lotion please.|
Now if I had been looking for a specific doll I would be upset and I would be sending him back and getting money back and all that jazz. But actually I'm kind of pleased. First, he was cheap. Second, for being counterfeit he's really nice. Third, I'm just going to custom him anyway. And finally fourth, I don't HAVE a counterfeit doll. Or I didn't. Anything that I don't have makes me happy so yeah I'm keeping him and I love him all the more for his big secret!
After I made that discovery and decided that I didn't care I got right down to business. My Jeb needed some work.
I didn't end up taking him totally apart to clean him but I did take all his stuffing out, put it in a bag and sprayed it with febreeze just to make sure there wouldn't be any smells.
After he was all clean I removed his eyes and set him aside for a moment because.....
I had a package! With a lovely new doll inside.
He came in the current MAG meet outfit:
The skirt, boots and panties aren't too bad. But man that shirt! It doesn't get any better in person, I promise. The skirt will go to someone eventually, and the boots are Mel's but I'm so not sure what to do with that shirt.
He also came with the innerstarU code and the charm necklace:
I know I was curious so here are the backs of the two heads:
It really is nearly perfectly smooth!
Next up was an eye-swap!
A little over a year ago I did my very first eye-swap. It was actually my second or third post on this blog and it was A PAIN!! I struggled so much. This time around I was pretty nervous but I guess in the last year I've gotten better at it because this eye-swap went off without a hitch. Not one eye-lash damaged:
After I finished the eye-swap, I put the boys back together and glued on Jeb's wig. Boy number two's hair gets a post all by itself and I might tell you his name then.... After that I gave Jeb new face paint and he's all done! But I'm not going to do a reveal today.
I know, I'm so mean. He just needs a few things before he's perfect! I might re-paint his eyebrows too before I decide he's done done. He is so cute though and I can't wait to show you! Hopefully I'll be getting his clothes and accessories in the next week or so.
Well that's all for right now! I'm so excited about these two. They are perfect editions to my doll collection and I'm pretty proud of myself so far! I hope you guys are enjoying them as much as I am. Till next time!