Thursday, July 16, 2015

"It's Rayna Dolls … hallelujah!"

To the tune of "It's Raining Men".  

I was disappointed that I wasn't drawn in the lottery to purchase the recent ITBE Fine Jewel Rayna.  I'm a fan of that mold and knew that the A-Tone version would be very popular.  Her prices NRFB on secondary market are triple her original retail price.  I just refuse to give someone that much of my hard earned money.  I don't like buying from speculators - I believe they are parasites preying on the collecting community.  (Was that too harsh?)

As a "seasoned" collector I know that patience is a virtue.  A collector recently offered this doll nude for a good price, so I grabbed her up.
I don't mind not having the dress.  The seller included the panties, original box, stand, and even the shoes.  I was very happy!  Her hair was a little greasy feeling, so I washed it out.   For some reason, she looks like a "label collecting girl", so Fine Jewel Rayna is wearing a Burberry style dress from Clear Lan.
I like buying dolls that are nude or have been displayed/redressed and loved.  There's no worry about devaluing them.  (I guess that may be why I don't like buying a new car.  When you drive it off the lot, it loses value!)  I have a couple dolls NRFB that I just cannot bring myself to take out because they are worth so much.    That is one of the reasons, I sold my NRFB High Toned Rayna last year.   I couldn't justify taking her out and redoing her hair when she was worth so much on secondary market.
I had seen someone on flickr post photos of a High Toned Rayna that was amazing.  You cannot imagine my excitement when this doll was listed on e-bay, BIN with free shipping.  The price was less than for what I sold mine.   She was complete, and her hair is perfection.  This High Toned Rayna has been very well cared for and just needed a new home.  I couldn't click that BIN fast enough.
This restyled doll is everything I wanted in a High Toned Rayna.  She is also wearing a Clear Lan fashion.

So, here at my house this week, "It's Rayna Dolls … hallelujah!"

Monday, July 13, 2015

And Here's ... Aryn

I have already reviewed Mme Jolie on June 2, 2015.  Here is the link:

Truthfully, I actually like this doll's face-up quite well.  I may buy a second one, nude, later. 
I think that Flickr is very dangerous.  You see things on it that you want.  I was inspired by a Flickr photo (account Aquatalls's Corner), painted by QuanaP of an enhanced Mme Jolie.  I hope they think imitation is the highest form of flattery because I had to have a similar doll!   I don't mean I "wanted".  I don't mean I "desired".  I mean I absolutely "had to have" a doll like this.   I commissioned Veronica Hage to create my version.

When she arrived back from Hage Spa, I immediately washed her hair and de-bumped it.  It required a boil perm to get the curls out.  Introducing … Aryn (sounds like Aaron).
I tousled her hair a little.  WOW!
I think Ms. Aryn is smoking hot!  I love those lips!  I just want to lick them!  Her eyes are so penetrating.  I think she is a true favorite around here!  Maybe even a new muse!
Do I even need an original version??