Saturday, November 30, 2013
Jackie Evancho $4.99 at TRU
Nope, I don't know who she is. The back of the box says she was "on one of America's top TV talent shows." I just got her because I could see through the box she was articulated and she was on sale for $4.99. You only have until today (Saturday) to get her if interested.
Removing her head was hard as heck. When I have a head I don't want I usually make a slice up the back of the neck and it comes off easy peasy. Not this thing. I sliced it, I tugged it, I tried to cut it with scissors and it broke my scissors! I finally had to cut her face off.
After opening the face could I see that the entire head was attached to a second neck that was adhered to the knob. It was then easy to just slice through this primary rubber but no way can you get it without opening the face.
Unclothed you can see that even though they have different manufactures, the body is the same as that of a Moxie Teenz. For more info on Moxie's, try these other posts I've done:
The Moxie can bend backwards farther, but I don't know why you would want her to do that anyway.
In order to house her speaker and player components, the Jackie has a thicker waist and her back isn't as concave.
I had to dig through my Thrift Store dolls to find a large headed doll that even slightly matched her skin tone and this was the only one. The others were too tan or too pink or they had normal sized heads.
The match isn't exact, but it's the best I'm going to get.
Since my doll's face is much older than Jackie's, I removed some of the more juvenile aspects of her outfit; the sash around the waist, the big bow in the back of the dress and that awful, glitter filled, purple tulle at the bottom of the dress.
Taking off the sash left a small purple section at the back, but meh, it's not worth it to get a seam ripper and take that off.
I have a very limited amount of Moxie shoes and they are mostly boots. Luckily, they can wear the [Harumika Fashion] shoes if you take off the protrusion at the bottom that fits into the Harumika doll stand.
Even if you have no desire for the original doll or don't feel like modifying her as a body donor, I think it was worth $4.99 just for that awesome microphone. That's like a sweet 1940's mic and it tilts up and down and can be removed from its base. I dig it.
I'm also going to keep her scalp because I think I can make a nice curly wig out of it one of these days.
Good shopping and good eating!