10 years anniversary! <3 (image heavy)

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Please check part 1, retrospect first!

So a lot has happened after I got my first 2 Pullip dolls. My collection has grown bigger and smaller, and bigger again and I have now a lot of different kind of dolls, not just Pullips. I have Bjds, Blythes, Azones and now even Monster High, Bratz and Barbie dolls (mostly my childhood Barbies tough). I have ”matured and grown” a lot as a doll collector and hobbyist, as with my taste and my skills on taking pictures, making face ups and clothes and wigs and so on. For example I didn’t like Blythes at first and I also hated Bjds, tough it was because i was frustrated I did not find a Bjd ”for me.” Currently the top3 of dolls I have most are Pullip, Bjd and Monster High.

But what about the first 2 Pullips, Cornice and Raphia? They have been sold, re-bought and don’t have stock face up anymore. Raphia is still named Sanika, but Cornice Frephina is now Proserpina. (Or Pina for short.)

But how they look nowadays? Sadly they are not in their final versions yet, as I got new smaller and right color bead-things for Pina’s piercings and I want to actually mod and carve Raphia’s mouth and teeth properly, but this is how they look currently, 10 years later! (And will look for a while since Raphia is not first in the line waiting for face ups… Like she has a face, I have prolly 20+ dolls waiting for face up now…)

But lets hop to the new pics now! ^3^


Cornice aka Proserpina is on the left. Raphia aka Sanika is on the right.

Rest here like always:
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10 years ago… (restrospect)

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…I just got my first Pullips. My first dolls. My first dolls as ”adult” collector. I lived alone, and I was 18.

This is the first part of this 10 years anniversary post, in restrospect.

Pullips, Raphia and Cornice. Bought from Pullipstyle at ebay, by my friend. She arranged it all, she ordered them and paid them with paypal and gave me tracking number. All I had to do, was to pay them for her.

It all started back in 2004 when I came across a Pullip doll online, Fantastic Alice. I felt instant love with this doll, but knew absolutely zero about them. I also was still underage and lived at home, so I dunno if I could have even afford it. By the time I got my first ones, she was already ”on the more expencive side”, and thus was not my first doll. I also used sweet lolita styled clothes sometimes, so Raphia and Cornice were a natural pick.

Then one day I came across with the dolls again and talked/showed them on irc for people and one of my friends knew more about them. She even had some and knew how to get and was a bit older than me, so she was more experienced in the field of international buying. She offered me to get the dolls, if I just paid them and I ofc said yes.
Later that year, end of the summer I think, I was visiting her and was able to admire her dolls. I remember I liked one particularly a lot and told her if she ever sold that doll, she should tell me. And I didn’t know then, but it was actually Fantastic Alice. I didn’t regonize her, she might have had different wig, I don’t remember it that well. But after that she actually sold her Alice. And I bought it. I got it so early, even tough I thought I would never got it. My grail. I paid it on layaway. But back to my first dolls.

Raphia I named Sanika and Cornice I named Frephina. They are cousins. I later sold both of them, but when I rebought them as same doll and character (with new face ups since before I only dared to do partial on them last time I had them, so this time I did them complete) and Frephina became Proserpina or Pina for short in the process. I also fell in love with the skintone of Cornice on some point, I like the olivy little tanned tone. (Venus also has this skintone.)

Here is the first pictures I ever took about my first 2 dolls. Even tough they are not technically the same dolls, they still are the same for me. Be aware that the picture quality is probably not very good. XD
The opening pictures and some of the first pictures were taken before I had access to a digital camera, and then you didn’t have much to see how your pictures turned out, not before they were printed out. It was also ofc more expencive so I didn’t have lot of pics. I was unable to locate the opening pics as physical copies, I should have had them, but maybe I lost them on some point when moving. So here is what we got:


Both


Cornice


Raphia

Rest behind here: (Wearing old barbie clothes I had and made smaller for them in most of the pics.)
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Senior Meetup vol. 2 – Seniorimiitti

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This post is IMAGE HEAVY!

Hey! This has taken me forever to post again, but I finally have pictures from our meetup in southern/eastern Finland last year. But without a further do, lets get into the pics! (There is less than in the last one since it was almost winter already.)

Please note: all the dolls in the pictures are not mine, so remember that!

Lets start with group pics:

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Mini Pullips and Dal

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Please note: This post contains pictures of NUDE dolls.

Here is pics I took while I took informative pictures for Ayumi to use on her schoolwork for booklet for Kilala store (here in Finland). It should come online one day. So instead of taking just pics for her, I took some extra too. I will hopefully link it here when it is online.

The dolls in the pics:
-Little Pullip Rudolph – Riia (old)
-Little Dal Pisces – Ariel
-Little Pullip Hippopo – Hippo (new)

To the pics:

Rest here:
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