Now I already own and have talked about this doll, what makes her special is that she that uses a different head mold that was only used one other time before Mattel stopped using it completely. I already bought one a few years ago but that one is in such great shape I feel bad doing anything with it beyond posing it. This one was a bit more played with so I felt I could enjoy it more. It was listed as a buy it now but with the make an offer option. I made an offer of 20 plus shipping, it was originally 27 plus shipping. My offer was accepted so I paid 26 and change for her in total, so it was like I got free shipping.
After I bought her and paid for her I looked up the completed listings for this doll, either she's come down a lot in price or I've overestimated what she was worth. I saw several dolls in better condition than mine selling for not much more than what I paid for. It's one of those live and learn moment. So if anyone is interested in getting this doll apparently now's the right time to do it since apparently she's not selling for very much.
Since I paid so much for shipping it meant she came priority and also luckily the seller was quick to get her into the mail so I wasn't stuck twiddling my thumbs waiting for her to arrive.
I was pleased to see that she arrived in a large, but not too large box. Now that I've been selling on E-bay boxes of various sizes are like gold to me. The majority of what I sell does fit in padded envelopes but I do have a lot that need to be shipped in boxes and you'll never know when you'll need a box of a certain size so I've been collecting them up whenever I find them.
|Hi, I'm Sammy SafetyPin! Would you like lockjaw?|
Her body is in really nice shape, the only issues with it are some light scuffing on the right thumb
As you can see she and her body are no longer together. Shortly after she arrived she got upgraded to a Fashionista Body. Her coloring is a bit odd, she's way too dark for the average Fashionista so I ended up putting her on the first wave Artsy body. Her skin tone has a bit more of a reddish undertone, but it's most likely the best match I'll get. I even have possible plans for her original body. I've been wanting to make a Hawaiian Superstar since I doubt I'll ever get one so I'm hoping this body will be a good base for one. Now I just need to get a Superstar head to dye to the correct color and re-root with black hair.
At least no part of her gets wasted!
Except for that nasty safety pin....