Spring is here! So is “Invisible Tattoo” Yvonne!

Yvonne

I’ve wanted a 16-inch Fashion Dollmore ever since I saw one on Flickr about a year ago. Ironically, had I not been in the midst of an obsession with JAMIEshow at the time, I might never have discovered Dollmore.  I couldn’t get enough of JAMIEshow dolls and every free moment I had was spent searching the ‘net for any and all photos I could find. If I were already at the computer I’d be googling during those long moments it took my aging iMac to save large psd files or through short breaks I took in between emails. If I weren’t at the computer, I’d jump on it as I was nuking dinner or during commercial breaks while watching “The Walking Dead” or “Chopped.” In short, every little bit of free time was spent oogling JAMIEshow dolls online. I just could not get enough.

Who’s That Girl?

YvonneSo by the time a Google search had led me to a curious photo by franken_dolly on Flickr, I thought that in my mad search for another JAMIEshow fix, I must have exhausted the inventory of all other truly relevant photos of JS dolls on the web. When I clicked on the image, the doll was not any JAMIEshow that I was familiar with. She was wearing the very recognizable “Lush” outfit from Avant Guard that I’d seen recycled on many other dolls before which meant the doll was indeed 16” like the JAMIEshows I coveted. Her body even looked familiar—but she was not Angelica, nor Sasha nor the ever-popular, squinty-eyed Eshe. Her skintone was the same luminescent milky-white as the Black Swan Grace I had recently acquired, but she was not a Grace either and definitely not Sun. My mind was baffled. Perhaps she was a Deneuve? After all, I’d never seen her in-person and having been produced in very limited quantities, there were similarly limited quantities of visual documentation of her on the Internet. The face shape was similar—but there was something different about the eyes.

The eyes had a glossy depth to them that I had never seen in a JAMIEshow before. Was this one of the elusive glass-eyed JAMIEshows? Perhaps a character from collections long past? But no—the body was definitely of a newer generation. It was translucent and matte and beautiful in its sculpt. Being the right-brained person that I am, hopelessly seduced by all that is visual, it took a while for me to remember that Flickr photos oftentimes came with descriptions. “Read the caption, dummy!” I finally thought.
YvonneOf course! The caption revealed a critical clue to the mystery: “Dollmore Diana on JamieShow body” it read. Ah ha! I had actually heard of “Dollmore” before. I might’ve even visited their website once but was probably overwhelmed with their inventory of products and, seeing that it was mostly replete with typically mammoth-sized BJDs with child-like or anime faces in a mind-boggling array of configurations (dressed or undressed, small breasts or large, with make-up or without, with eyes and wig or not, with scars, with sanding and blushing or not…), I left in too much of a hurry to notice their fashion doll offerings.

But upon perusing franken_dolly’s Flickr albums, I came upon some other beautiful Dollmore girls like Sara, Mika and the absolutely gorgeous Yvonne. I decided to brave the Dollmore website again. It didn’t take me too long to hone in on what I was looking for. I did find Diana, and Sara and a “Glamor” Yvonne who reminded me of Monica Belluci in her heydays, even if the cleavage was exaggerated beyond good taste. Then, of course, there was the ultra limited Invisible Tattoo series of girls, which, with their full-body tattooing, were intriguing. There was something to like about each and every one of Dollmore’s fashion dolls. But at more than $400 a pop each, made-up, sanded and blushed, buying more than one just wasn’t going to happen. I spent hours vacillating between them all, playing the “if-I-could-only-have-one” game when I came upon a link on the accessories page, which was called something to the effect of “Fashion Doll Head.”

Could it be? Could I have my cake and eat it too? Is this how franken_dolly was able to collect so many of the wonderful Dollmore fashion girls? She had found a way to “beat the system” by having multiple heads share one JAMIEshow body amongst themselves. And it seemed to work really well! In photos, the transition between head and body was seamless. Following franken_dolly’s lead, I filled my virtual shopping basket full of heads. Then, the “buying dollies dance” having begun, I left the site without checking out.

Meant to Be

To say that I am a careful shopper is an understatement. Having a finite amount of “play money” and even less in the way of space in our little condo to properly house a collection, I have tremendous guilt when it comes to buying dolls that it always takes me a while to actually check out. (One of the reasons I don’t have any Sybarites nor own any Heike or RST couture, no doubt.) I have to prove that something isn’t just an impulse buy. To whom, I don’t know, but the longer I wait, the better.

Yvonne

So as I waited for that wave of guilt to wash away, I messaged franken_dolly to ask if she had indeed purchased the heads a la carte (it seemed too good to be true) and if their skin tone was as good a match with the JAMIEshow body in-person as it seemed in her photos. She was kind enough to reply to my inane questions. She confirmed that she had purchased the heads only. As for the match, she couldn’t say definitively if I would think the match was good, but to her, it was quite good.

By this time, the heads had been in my imaginary shopping basket for at least a week. It contained Yvonne, Sara, Mika and Diana plus I had also added 2 of the Invisible Tattoo girls after seeing Valtoy’s photos of her Sara on Prego. I wasn’t going to buy them all, mind you. Not in the real world, anyway. In fact, by the time I had revisited the website, determined to complete the checkout process, I had decided not to go overboard. This was, after all, my first foray into Dollmore. So, I filed everything away into a mental wish list, except for a Neo-faced Yvonne head. She was going to make it through checkout!

Yvonne

Unfortunately, that head was never to be. The day after I paid for my Dollmore order, I was sent another bill with a message that I had chosen the wrong shipping option. Unable to reconcile that the shipping of a little doll head was going to cost three times as much as I had originally expected, nearly a quarter of the cost of the item itself, I cancelled the order.

Fast-forward about a year and a reputable Prego member posts her NRFB Invisible Tattoo Yvonne for sale at a pretty good price. Including shipping. These days when I find something I really want for sale on Prego at a “pretty good price,” I find that emailing the seller to ask if it’s still available is just a matter of going through the motions. Prego is a wonderful community of mostly 1:4-scale fashion doll collectors, many of whom like to circulate their collections through buying and selling on Prego, oftentimes as an alternative to Ebay. Circumventing Ebay fees and sometimes PayPal fees allows some Prego sellers to offer items to fellow collectors at pretty good prices. As a result, competition to purchase items is sometimes fierce! Prego members, or Pregoites as I affectionately call them, are extremely agile typists. When something good pops up for sale on the board, we’re like football players in pursuit of a fumbled ball. Even if I catch something just as it’s being posted, by the time I’ve determined whether or not I need it, copy and paste the seller’s email address into a new message and type up something a bit more civilized than “Saw your FS post. Me want!”, the thing is gone. Lost under a pileup of emails that somehow managed to get there before mine. “Oh well. It wasn’t meant to be.” you tell yourself in order to cope with the disappointment with losing out, yet again, on a great buy.

Yvonne

On the other hand, when you do manage to snag something good from Prego, you get a sense that it was “meant to be.” Such is the story with my first Dollmore fashion doll. When I messaged Sam of Halo Repaints about Yvonne nearly 6 hours after she posted her for sale, I had little hope that she was still available. No way, I thought. I was too late. Besides, I had never even seen a fashion Dollmore come up for sale on the secondary market—not even on Ebay, let alone Prego! I didn’t even bother to first check my fundage, which, I would soon find out, was lacking. Lucky for me, Yvonne was still available and Sam didn’t mind waiting a while for payment. I felt awful. Having had my share of experience as an online seller, I despised having to hold something for payment. Sam was extremely patient though, and I sent payment as soon as possible. As she has always done with prior transactions, Sam promptly shipped Yvonne off.

Deboxing

Yvonne has been here for weeks now, but I did not have a chance to open the package until now. Her box is a pretty matted gold color but its size is reminiscent of vintage Genes. Also like Gene’s box from the Ashton Drake era, Dollmore’s box is made of similarly flimsy paperboard. I despised Gene’s box and now that disdain will transfer to Dollmore’s. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover and this motto also applies to dolls, it turns out. Nonetheless, being a collector that likes to store dolls nude in their boxes in between photo shoots as opposed to displaying them in a curio or about the living room, the more petite the box, the better. I love the way Tonner and JAMIEshow boxes fit their respective dolls to a tee. Perhaps I’m hard on Dollmore. It seems they have a “one-size-fits-many” philosophy when it comes to packaging dolls. It probably saves them money. If they made their boxes to fit their dolls more appropriately, however, it might help their oversea collectors save a little on shipping? I can’t say for sure, but it might. In turn, that might prove to be even more effective at improving their bottom line? Again, don’t quote me on that.

Yvonne

I carefully remove the gold seal at one end of the box and lift the lid off. Under the limp satin pillow I find inside the box, a handful of loose items including some pieces of literature, greets me. The certificate of authenticity indicates that my doll is number 2 out of 15. I hadn’t realized the quantities were so limited so this gives me momentary satisfaction. Without giving much thought to them, and impatient to get to the real nitty gritty, I remove the individually wrapped packages, which I presume contain the shoes, the dress and extra feet. The doll itself is also wrapped in a package and I notice that she is curled up in a fetal position. “Oh no.” I think to myself. “A kicky doll!” There’s nothing I dislike more than a kicky BJD, but I’ll save that rant for another post.

I remove the wrapped doll from the box and carefully free her from an outer shell of bubble wrap and pull off the foam sheaths that cover the entire length of each limb, foot and hand. Her head is also encased in bubble wrap and her face protected with a plastic shield. Why Dollmore doesn’t also take a cue from so many other doll companies and secure their dolls down into the box using ribbon, I do not know. Thankfully a quick inspection of the newborn doll reveals that she has not suffered any damage in transit.

First Impressions

My first impression is that her head is very small and it throws me for a minute since it’s much more common to find fashion dolls with the opposite problem. Yvonne’s default wig when she is straight out-of-the-box, however, is so full that it not only covers much of her face but it poofs out too. The quality of the wig is quite good and it is long. Its kinked style immediately reminds me of my sister’s hair back in the 80s when those flat irons with wavy plates were all the rage. I’m not in the mood for its mousy blonde shade and long, shaggy style, so I peel it off. Seeing the head without the wig, I immediately realize that it seems in perfect proportion with the body, which pleases me immensely. Underneath the wig, I find that it had been secured by a piece of self-adhesive loop tape on the head and it makes me cringe. It seems almost an act of vandalism to use such strong adhesive on a resin doll; on the other hand, there’s no denying how well it works at securing the wig. Certainly better than the silicone caps I usually opt for that quickly lose their sticking power, eventually slipping off the head much too easily, taking the wig along with it.

Yvonne

With the wig gone, I can see the doll’s glass eyes better. I’m not in love with them. The iris is a dark lavender color to coordinate with the art on her body and the effect is a little too matchy-matchyfor me. The irises also seem too large and the eye itself is set too far back from the head leaving a readily visible gap between the eye socket and eye. I suspect the eyes are either not pressed firmly enough into the head or they are just simply too big to fit snuggly into the eye sockets. Whatever the problem is, the pink shadow created in the gap makes Yvonne look like she hit the bottle really hard last night. The lashes, on the other hand, are perfect: not too long, and super fine with a band that completely disappears into a thin stroke of eyeliner. A light rosy pink eye shadow with a faint lavender overlay covers her eyelids. The color extends underneath the eyes and emits just a hint of shimmer, which is very pretty. Her eyebrows are the same mousy blonde color as her wig. They look like a single line blended into the resin, but upon closer inspection, I realize that they are actually made up of teeny tiny brushstrokes barely visible with the naked eye. Her lips are done in a semi-glossy pale pink just a few shades darker than her skin tone. Tiny brushstrokes in a shade darker radiate from the part in her lips to create creases that look a little too realistic—up-close, Yvonne looks like she could use a dab of Burt’s Bees. A light blushing of the cheeks completes the look. Perhaps its because I haven’t been spoiled from seeing many repainted dolls, but I am incredibly impressed with Dollmore’s face-up. Yvonne is a beautiful sculpt and their artists are very adept at accentuating that beauty. I take a moment to notice that the ears are not pierced and I moan a little inside. I’ve drilled earholes in resin BJDs before with no issue, but never in such a tiny scale. Plus having learned that she is one of only fifteen, I resolve to let the ears be in order to keep this doll in original condition.

Body of Art

YvonneThe outline of the Yvonne’s tattoos is carved into the resin, which is a brilliant solution to the problem of painted tattoos rubbing off on dolls. The most prominent design is the pink, indigo and violet butterfly that spans across her breasts. Call me a prude, but looking at other people’s breasts wouldn’t make me so uneasy if it weren’t for nipples. Doll breasts included. Each of Yvonne’s nipples is highlighted in pink and the contrast between their bright color against the darker colors of the butterfly accentuates them so much that you can’t help but look at them. I oftentimes have dolls out of their boxes, lying around the house waiting to be dressed for photos and they’ve never bothered me. The bright pink of Yvonnes nipples, on the other hand, keep calling my attention. I raid my inventory of doll clothing, determined to cover them up. I look for something that will cover her, but at the same time showcase her tats. I have quite a few nice pieces, but finally realizing that she needs a sheer, full-length sheath of some sort, nothing I have seems quite right. Remembering that she came with such a dress, I return to the stack of accessories I pulled out of her box and open a cellophane package containing a sheer black mermaid dress with a sort of wood grain pattern done in very fine glitter throughout. It is a simple, delicate dress possibly made using a single piece of tulle with three seams, none at the bust. Black lace appliques accent several places and edge the hem and plunging neckline. A few flat back rhinestones dot the front of the dress at the neckline’s lowest point and where the beaded spaghetti straps stem from the dress. I am impressed with the tiny size of the beads. They are correct in scale. They remind me of my teeny 15/0 Japanese hex cut beads. However, upon closer inspection, I realize that they are not beads at all! They aren’t even a “they!” The strap is made of thread with a thin strip of black plastic coiled around it to simulate beads. I am doubly impressed. Normally I might feel betrayed by such an obvious attempt to cut corners, but the substitution is very clever and convincing and doesn’t detract from the overall effect of the dress.

Yvonne's FeetThe more I look at the dress, the more I like it and resolve that Yvonne should wear it for her first photo shoot. Setting it aside, I open up the package containing her shoes. The shoes are black high-heeled sandals with molded plastic bases, a ribbon strap going across the toes and elastic cord to wrap around the ankle. Their resemblance to the sandals once-upon-a-time included with many of Tonner’s basic dolls is uncanny. They feel a bit better quality than their Tonner counterparts, but I can’t help but still be underwhelmed by them. Nevertheless I put them on the doll only to be further disappointed to find that they do not fit the higher arch of her fashion feet very well. “That’s okay.” I tell myself. I decide she should go barefoot anyway. Her body art suggests “child of the earth” so bare flat feet suit her very well. I grope around for the package of flat feet and upon finding it, carefully unpack its contents. Having become accustomed to JAMIEshow dolls whose feet come in just one piece, I am perplexed to find that each foot comes apart in 2 pieces: the main part of the foot, plus a separate ankle piece that sort of sheaths over and hides the connective rod on the foot piece. Incredulously, I grab the owner’s “Manual” and flip through the pages only to find that there are no JAMIEshow Flat Feetinstructions on how to remove and replace feet. The one soul situation I’ll probably ever actually find myself in need of the manual, and it’s the one thing that has been omitted. I guess I’ll just have to wing it. I grab Yvonne’s leg firmly with one hand and pull her foot with the other.  I see the hook connecting the elastic to the foot and marvel at how tiny it is. I try to maneuver the rod on the foot off of the hook, but the ankle piece sheaths the rod and makes it impossible. I eventually manage to slide the ankle piece onto the elastic to gain better access to and unhook the foot, but once I let go of the elastic, it sucks itself deep back into the leg causing the shin to fall off. Shoot. I hate when that happens. I reach for the doll stringing “needle” I made for such emergencies, and thread the calf back onto the elastic.

I eventually succeed in getting both flat feet attached and focus my attention on the doll’s hair. I try many wigs on and am pleased to see that most of them fit quite well. I find this doll looks quite good in lighter shades of blonde and I nearly settle on a long, straight styled wig with short, blunt bangs. At the last minute, I opt for a short, choppy blonde wig instead, figuring that the short style won’t interfere or compete with her body art in photos.

Posing for the Camera

YvonneNow that Yvonne is flat-footed, wigged and dressed, I begin setting up the photo shoot. Late March is sakura season in Japan. I love sakura and imagine Yvonne will look great amongst a grove of them. I search the Internet for high-quality wallpaper photos of cherry blossom trees. There aren’t too many but I finally find one that is very pretty at http://www.imagebrowse.com/japan-wallpaper-sakura-wallpaper-background/flowers-terrific-japan-wallpaper-sakura-wallpaper-background/.

I pose Yvonne close to the computer screen. Her feet are quite flat so getting her to stand on her own shouldn’t pose too much of a problem, but I soon find that the tight skirt in the dress makes it difficult to move her legs into the right position to achieve balance. Since Yvonne does not come with a stand, I grab one of my wonderful JAMIEshow stands nearby, which seems apropos. Throughout the shoot, I can’t help but compare Yvonne to my JAMIEshow dolls. I am very pleased to find that Yvonne is not kicky at all. In fact, she is easy to position and holds poses quite well. However, the range of motion is not as great as I would hope for some of her joints while others are not as attractive as they could be. For example, the notched hole for the joint at the top of her leg faces frontwards and it is so wide that the inner workings of her body (the doubled elastic) inside can very easily been seen. The joint also does not allow enough range of motion in her leg for her back to be straight while sitting. Similarly, her knees only bend up to 90 degrees and when they are bent, their notched hole is readily visible revealing the elastic within. As for the feet, the superfluous ankle piece I’ve already mentioned creates a visible seam on the foot without adding any additional articulation benefit. While the notched hole here is smaller than the ones in the upper part of the leg and at the knee, it is still quite visible particularly when the foot is angled downward. These same issues are apparent in the wrists where the same type of joining is used. It also adds visual bulk, and the wrists do not look as graceful as they could. On the other hand, pun intended, the hands are quite lovely. The fingers are curved ever so slightly inwards and could be posed to have a gentle grip on a purse handle as well as provide a delicate touch to the face.

Yvonne

Moving up the arm, we encounter Invisible Tattoo’s extra elbow joint. This extra piece is essential in a BJD because it allows for maximum bend in the arm. I’ve seen this piece affectionately referred to as a “peanut” by the online BJD community. It’s an appropriate nickname because the piece does resemble a peanut somewhat in size and shape. The “peanuts” on most fashion BJDs I’ve seen, however, are not exactly cute. The most unobtrusive ones are on JAMIEshow bodies. They are actually sheathed inside the fore and upper arms and when more than a 90 degree bend is desired in the arm, a light tug will engage the “peanut” to help achieve a deeper bend. The “peanuts” of Dollmore’s fashion doll body are not hidden but very visible. Moreover on this doll, they are heavily tattooed and in such a way that the eyes are drawn right to them, which is unfortunate. However, they do easily bend and hold the arm at just about any angle, which is not true with some of my kicky JAMIEshow dolls. Further up Yvonne’s arm we encounter a split in the upper arm right below the shoulder, which allows the arm to swivel around 360°. I’m not sure how necessary this additional feature is. In fact, I found that it made angling the arm at the shoulder joint more difficult. If you attempt to angle the arm by gripping and moving it by the arm, chances are you will only succeed at opening up this split for a moment, exposing the elastic inside. Instead, you have to grip and swivel the rather small piece of shoulder that is created above the split in the upper arm. This is not too much of an issue when the doll is nude, but may be more of a hassle when her arms are covered in clothing.

Yvonne

Yvonne’s torso consists of two pieces: the lower body and the upper body. Being a few millimeters right below her breasts, instead of outlining them, makes the line of delineation between the upper and lower body quite obvious. In addition, the thickness of the resin at the edge of the upper torso creates a ridge that further accentuates this separation. Although the effect is not attractive, the range of motion achieved in the torso is impressive. The upper torso arches, slouches, side bends and twists so well that it almost makes up for how unattractive the joint is and compensates for the doll not having an extra joint at her pelvis. Nonetheless I can’t help but think that if Yvonne had an articulated pelvis, it would rather help remedy the aforementioned problem she has sitting up straight when in a seated position.

Although she is unable to sit with her back perfectly straight, I was able to put Yvonne into a slouched position on a stool, which looks very natural. I was also amazed to get some really great headshots of her while I had her nearly lying down on her belly, quite an extraordinary feat for a fashion doll. The extreme bend in the pose was made possible by her aforementioned ultra-flexible upper torso aided by the fairly decent range of motion also provided by the joint that moves her head. She is able to angle her head back a little and can also angle it quite far downwards which is particularly nice for introspective poses.

It’s All in the Eyes

YvonneBy the time the photos of Yvonne lying down were taken, I had changed out her factory eyes and replaced them with some from the Masterpiece Eye Company. They are soft glass eyes in a “Green Chuck” color in a 6/7mm size more appropriate for the doll. In addition, the flexibility of the soft glass allows the eye to be pushed much deeper into the eye socket to help eliminate any gap. They were not too difficult to change out. The back of Yvonne’s head comes off easily due to its magnetic closure, not unlike those on JAMIEshow dolls. Dollmore’s, however, uses 2 sets of magnets—one at 12 o’clock and the other at 6 o’clock. This creates a closure that is significantly more secure. The factory eyes are installed using flesh-colored putty so it’s just a matter of gently pushing the old eyes back into the head, cleaning out any remnant putty, installing the new eyes and reusing the putty to cover. I do wish the process were a little less invasive and time-consuming but I still really love the idea of being able to change or adjust the eyes. So much is conveyed by such a subtle change–it lends the doll an extra layer of expression and will make for some fun photo shoots.

In conclusion, despite some issues I may have with the doll, the full-body art and high-quality craftsmanship ultimately makes Invisible Tattoo Yvonne BJD by Dollmore a decent value. Her face is absolutely beautiful in its sculpt and face-up and the fact that her eyes and hair can be changed out coupled with the potential for her head to be transferred to a JAMIEshow body (if a donor can be found) greatly increases her play value. I look forward to acquiring more Dollmore fashion doll heads for this express purpose.

While Invisible Tattoo Yvonne is sold out, you can still find her sisters Mika, Misia, and Diana at Dollmore.

Do you have an Invisible Tattoo or any of the other Dollmore fashion dolls? Or perhaps you’re pining for a Dollmore fashion doll? Please share your questions or comments below!

Happy Earth Day!


4 Comments

  1. Alix Furey wrote:

    I have 2 Invisible Tattoos; Sara (the first one offered) and Mika (the last one I believe). Love them both and they sit about naked alot but I also fully dress them as well. I have three other Dollmore fashion girls (I am totally hooked!!) Misia, Eya and Erico who is on a Jamieshow body. I purchased her head only about a yr ago.

    I would not recommend removing Dollmore heads, they don’t switch around like Jamieshow or Iplehouse! The hole in the dolls head is not large enough to pass an S hook or ring through. In their early dolls the elastic was threaded into the head and THEN the S hook inserted to hold it place!

    Now they have a thin straight piece of metal holding the head on which can pass through the hole. But you need to put an S hook through the elastic in the neck first before pulling the metal piece through the hole. If you don’t you run the risk of it shooting straight through their body and having to restring your doll!!

    The Jamieshow Grace body is a perfect match to the Dollmore resin. But to use the JS body you have to first cut the ring that holds the elastic in the head. You need a metal clipper. Oh wait — before you do that you have to put an S hook through the elastics to keep them from shooting through the body and having your doll in pieces!!
    (Yes that DID happen to me, learned the hard way!!)

    Now you need a stringing tool. Yes a real one. Mint On Card sells them and they aren’t expensive. (Yes I did try a homemade tool. No it did not work. Elastic is very strong, broke the tool! Result the same as above, lol)

    Now you need a husband — or a helper who can pull HARD! You thread the elastic into the head and put the stringing tool through that and PULL. Then slip another S hook through the elastic to hold it in place in the head.

    It was not fun. But the result was worth it. Erico’s head looks gorgeous on her JS body. Good thing too as it’s never coming off again. My husband told me “don’t even think about it!!!!”

    Have fun!!! 🙂

    • Tori wrote:

      Well, shoot! Transplanting Dollmore heads sounds downright dangerous! It’s a good thing you caution me now against removing Yvonne’s head–I was getting ready to do it…soon.

      Guess I’d have to consider getting another head separately to try on a JS body–except neither of my Graces are ready to be a body donor–for life!

      Darn it! If only George sold replacement JS bodies in that extra pale Grace color! …Oh GEOOORGE….

      Thanks for the little tutorial, Alix!

      • Alix Furey wrote:

        U r welcome. It IS dangerous, LOL.
        Oh I WISH George would sell replacement bodies in the paler skin tone; they’d be much more useful too as they match Tonner skin tone as well as all the BJDs white tones. I had to buy a whole doll (on sale) to get that body & then sell her head!! I’ve asked George. I think he’s missing out. However he may be planning on Gene replacement bodies and those would be the same tone plus they’d be easier to to swap as there is no metal ring to cut! Fingers crossed!!

        • Tori wrote:

          I didn’t realize that the pale tone matched the Tonner dolls! George is most definitely missing out!

          Unfortunately, I think the Gene bodies are different from regular JS bodies. I believe they have different proportions and are slightly less articulated, which is contrary to what I go for! The more articulation, the better!