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Let the bodies be packed carefully and stored under my bed.

Tuesday after work I went to Akihabara Radio Kaikan to buy some Obitsu bodies.

Akihabara is an environment that makes me itchy and unhappy. I cannot handle the atmosphere of the place . Stores that sell straight-up posable dolls (not Anime figures) are by far more chill than the rest of Akihabara. The most chill location in Akiba is the Owl cafe.

Monomono was missing a foot. I picked up a 23cm body in white to swap her onto. Obitsu bodies have a pathetic lack of skin colors. They come in white-pink and slightly pinker-white.

The 23/21 cm bodies are constructed with a neck-peg that doesn’t work for Dal heads. You have to create a Dal-Obitsu hybrid body of Dal and Obitsu before the head can be swapped . I didn’t realize this and I first tried to create a neck-peg on my new Obitsu body…then I googled.

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As you can see, this Dal body has pale slightly yellow undertones that don’t match the pink Obitsu body.

As you can also see, I have little body parts scattered around my apartment. This is why on Valentine’s Day, my day off, I handled my Japanese taxes, booked a flight home for a week, and Frankenstined dolls.

I did try to color the Dal chest slightly to make her chest-to-arm difference less noticeable…but she’s going to avoid strapless and skinny strapped tops.

Here’s where the Dal body attaches to the Obitsu, before I popped the stomach back on. I added some felt to the inside of the chest and pelvis to make the whole body less floppy.

The arms are interchangeable but I’m sticking with the Obitsu arms because they are more pose-able and come with extra hands in different positions.

I replaced Dal’s ragged eyelashes with new ones.

And then installed her head back on and returned the fake-fur wig to her skull. I’m not sold on it but I can always change it later.

Monomono and Julie are not friends.

But Monomono and the Porg are friends.

I also bought a 27 cm slim Orbitsu (with the least amount of bust) for the empty Pullip head that will soon come.

She’s here with an Alice dress I’m working on. The pattern is a bit large on the doll.

The 27cm Obitsu come with neck-pegs that are simple to sand down. After that step you can just put the Pullip heads on them easy peasey. The color difference of the body will probably be negligible.

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The night is young and I have a glue gun.

I’m off to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This prompted the realization that I haven’t a single SW item to wear, not even an accessory. And I live in Japan which may well be the second most SW crazed country and home to much merch.

True, I’m not exactly a geek-t-shirt girl…but I’ve got a few Wonder Woman items in rotation AND I did some serious geek craft after Episode 7.

Specifically: there were no Maz Katana toys when I wanted one.

So after making myself an R2D2 planter….I went full art-geek and painted a Maz. It was winter break from teaching and on my breaks I get insanely productive.

You’ll note all the figures. Yeah. I can explain.

The standing C3PO came from a kinder-egg I bought on a whim hoping for a C to keep R company.

Chewie I bought after friends kept saying Maz needed him. I picked up a mini Captain Figuring Strong ladies stick together. Rei is in my kitchen.

My good friend Randy gave me bobbling Maz and the LEGO trio of my ladies: Maz, Wonder Woman and Alice. I picked

The rest (sigh) are my current weakness. In the lead up to the Last Jedi release there are more Kinder Eggs and there’s a Maz in the series.

I’ve been buying so many kinder eggs. No Maz. More disappointing than getting my 4th C3PO is when it’s another ship/fighter. That’s not my jam! Not again!

Which gets us to my Viewing Outfit.

Black dress and red tights. Let’s all admit the dark side has the better look, ok? The creams and beiges of the other side made me look pale and sick. Some whites work on me but others make me look like I’m in camo designed to blend in at an appliance store.

Dramatic lipstick and I drew on my eyebrows. I looked tired before. Now I look mildly dramatic.

Floating stone necklace: when Jedis train there are always floating stones…it is known.

But…what’s that on the horizon?

Is that???

So, as I mentioned, the night was young and I have a glue gun. And those kinder-eggs keep giving me fighters and C3PO.

These are the droids I am no longer looking for!

But, I didn’t have a blank hair clip to make, say, C3PO emerging from golden fabric flower.

Instead I superglued an X-wing together and then sloppily attached a pin backing (I was down to only a tiny bit of hot glue)

Ready!

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