Under the vintage section there was an ad for a vintage Wig Wardrobe Midge doll, for TEN DOLLARS. She had a vintage body and everything (Wig Wardrobe Midge originally was just sold as a head). I quickly read the ad trying to see what the catch was for why the doll was so cheap. The seller said there was some damage to the doll, but nothing too major. While I was looking over the pictures, I noticed something usual about the doll's body, but I'm going to talk about that later. I quickly wrote to the seller asking if Midge was still available and how much shipping would cost. It was pretty late at night, so I wasn't expecting to hear back from that night but I still checked my email several times before heading off to bed. I was worried that she had already sold, I guess I wasn't that worried since she didn't invade my dreams that night (sometimes my subconscious is so suggestible!). When I woke up in the morning there was an email in my inbox, she still was for sale and shipping would be 5.15. SOLD! I sent payment that very minute and was all happy with my new purchase.
So after that comes the long wait until I have the item. Torture! (Said the man getting something practically every day of the week lately!). Usually I track the progress when the item gets listed as sold over on the Dollpage. However, it never happened. I checked it on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and it was still listed as "Available". Of course all weekend these terrible thoughts were popping into my head, especially thinking I was getting scammed. I kept having to remind myself that if I was going ripped off, I would have thought they would have gone for a bigger ticker item. You have to sell a lot of 15 dollar dolls to make that much of a profit. Also, it was a holiday weekend, so they might have been busy. On Tuesday I contacted the seller. I kept it really casual asking them if my Paypal payment went through. You never know when Paypal just decides to act up! ;) They contacted me backing saying they had gotten my payment, the doll was packed up, and was getting into that mail the next day. And she did. She was in the mail Wednesday. I even got tracking. The original estimate for it's arrival date was Monday! Which is crazy, she was just coming from Tennessee, that's a neighboring state! Luckily I didn't have to wait an entire Sunday to get her, she traveled quickly and I got her in my hot little hands on Friday.
I eagerly tore the box open (yay a reusable box!) to get at my new doll. She didn't have a lot of packing material keeping her secure in the box, but she didn't seem to have suffered from her trip too
But now let's talk about her body. I knew from the pictures that she was coming on a Barbie only body. I could tell when zooming in that her markings didn't say Midge. While I was looking over the pictures I noticed something, her body was a lot paler than her head. And it wasn't just her torso that was paler, it was all of her, arms, legs, the whole deal. This made me wonder if Midge was on a very early Barbie body, one that starts to pale with age. I was hopeful that she was, but even if she wasn't it would still be a good price for her. However I didn't want to ask the seller about the body, I just bought it and hoped for the best.
I was correct. (I love it when I am!). She is on a Barbie only solid torso body. I took her to my doll meeting and asked someone, he said she was a number 4 body. I was hoping she'd be a number 3 body and that way I could just buy a head to create my first number 3. Which I so desperately want. And while I do trust this person's knowledge, the thing is the body is a shade or two lighter than the two number 4 dolls I have, so I'm still holding out hope that it could be a number 3 body. The body is actually in really
|It's hard to tell, but Midge is lighter.|
Now I just have to get a new head for that body, and a new body for that head.
(Which I actually already have, Wig Wardrobe Midge will be getting the one toothy Midge didn't end up using).