|Natalie and all her extras: heads, hands, feet, elastic, certificate, postcards, etc.|
If you are guessing that these departures have freed up some dolly dollars, you are right. After buying a new house, I can't afford to buy a doll unless a prior sale has paved the way. I freed up enough money to order a New Young Iplehouse Doll (nYID). You may remember that Iplehouse cancelled its old YID line earlier this year. I hurried to buy Harin and Mars before they disappeared altogether. A good thing I did, too. A few of the old YIDs remain for sale, but Harin and Mars are both sold out.
The new YIDs did not immediately win me over. The body shape (only girls have been released so far) was quite different, with a small waist, wider hips, bigger thighs, and the introduction of a "glamour" bust. The bust was the bone of contention for me. I collect dolls, not sex toys. From the outset, the choice was glamour or large. Collectors clamored for medium and small. Iplehouse eventually responded with those sizes as well.
Instead of looking more realistic, the first three girls (Erica, Emilia and Rexy) seemed to be a throwback to the old YID line in terms of facial features. This is most noticeable in Erica's eyes. They look very much like the half-closed eyes of old YID Gentle Cocori and Gentle Freezia. All three new girls were very attractive, with limited edition costumes to die for; however, they all left me waiting to see what else Iple would come up with.
Enter the fourth nYID girl: Bianca. At last, a new YID with realistic facial proportions. I won't say anything more about her, so that I will have something to write about when she arrives. I expect it will take a couple of months, at least. Her sale period ends July 8th, which means Iple won't ship any Biancas before that date.
|Iplehouse promotional photo for Bianca.|