At least that's how I justify it so I can sleep at night.
It took several days of stalking the Mailman, but eventually my winnings got here. The auction was a lot that consisted of three heads, and three wigs. I only wanted one of the items, but with lots you kind of have to take them all. Which is fine by me, buying stuff in lots that I only want some things from just means I have stuff I can resell to try and get some of my money back.
Moving on from there, we're switching gears. Instead of talking about the final head, we're going to be talking about the wigs. Like I already said, with the lot there were also three wigs. It was hard to see any details about them from the pictures in the listing, so I didn't know anything about them, but I was hoping they
I have no information about these wigs, I think they were made by a factory but these are completely unlabeled. When I got them they had some metal clips in the hair that were marked "TEPAK". I looked that up and it's a company that makes packaging for other companies. I don't think they made the wigs. All three wigs are nearly identical. The only difference between them is the hair color. I have a blonde, a strawberry blonde, and a brunette. All three of them have the same hairstyle, long banana curls with short straight bangs and a center part. While I like banana curls I've been working on brushing them out. When I got them they were a really bad tangled mess (see the brunette wig that I haven't done much with for an example). So the hair sets had to go. I've been working on them slowly, as you can see from the picture above. I assure you, those are wigs and not just piles of hair. I've been working on the one on the far left the most, although it still has a long way to go!
After that we get to talk about our final item, the one I'm the most excited to share about with you! The item that I was the most excited about and why I bought this lot for was: a "Toothy" Midge head! Toothy Midge's are nicknamed that because they have painted teeth. They are the first Midge dolls released by Mattel. They stopped painting the teeth because children found her goofy looking. Although, her teeth are not the only reason why she's goofy looking. Most of the early Midge's have lazy eyes, I have heard it was easier to paint Barbie's smaller side eye glance than Midge's large straight forward looking eyes. It's a lot easier to find a Midge doll with eyes that are off than a Barbie doll. They didn't change the head sculpt when they changed up Midge's face paint, they just stopped painting the teeth. If you look at any vintage Midge's her lips are slightly parted, just not colored in.
Another Midge for the collection!