It’s common to find Monster High/ EAH dolls without hands. This is only going to get worse as the line is discontinued.
Now I’m trying to find a way to deal with that when I don’t live in a country with much in the way of replacement parts.
I think I’ll eventually have to learn how to cast resin but until then:
Try 1 for a hand-less EAH doll:
Obitsu four hand set for 21/23 (about 800¥)
Right off the bat the peg that needs to be inserted into the arm is way too long and thick.
The Obitsu hands don’t have the lovely long fingers of a fashion doll, the wrist is thick, and the colors are limited.
This color is actually close to the body I’m using so I probably won’t blush them right away.
I set about cutting and sanding/dremelling away the excess peg.
And testing the fit.
Until it fit!
It’s not the most elegant solution. The rubbery hands aren’t easy to sand or shape. It works though. They can always serve as placeholders until spare hands are found, if ever.
I’ll be trying the Pure Nemo hands, which come in a wider selection of hand poses and might be easier to sand and shape. These will also require whittling down.
I’m also drying to airdry polymer clay and apoxie Sculpt to see if I can make my own forearms in the future.
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You can order replacement hands for EAH and MH directly from Mattel on their website under customer service. You can also order shoes, and other accessories. I’ve ordered shoes for 17″ EAH Doll and the 17″ MH shoes are interchangeable as well.