Thursday, 8 November 2012

Clio & Pokémon

Kihaku, a friend of mine, reminded me of this photo set I shot a few years ago and I ended up going through my files and actually found all the photos. I still like the photos so I thought they'd deserve to see the light of (virtual) day again and what a better place to post them than my new toy blog. 
Hope you enjoy them! There are 27 photos in total. 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Princess Luna & FlitterHeart

A while ago, I happened to find the set that had the tiny Princess Luna in it. She wasn't on the top of my wishlist but still a lovely addition. I love her glittery horn. :)
I only wished she had her own face mould instead of having her eyes just stuck on top of some other character's mould's eyeholes. They look a bit dumb in real life even if they don't show in photo.
She's also stuck with always looking behind her, with both eyes simultaneously. Haha! Oh well, I still like her in my collection. 

I posed her with Flitterheart as their colours matched so nicely. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Glass Eyes & a Box

I ordered some cheap glass eyes from eBay so my new dolls wouldn't be eyeless when they arrive. Turns out I also got what I paid for. The irises of the eyes aren't all that even with their colours and on one golden eye the pupil isn't in the center of the eyeball. I wonder how obvious those flaws will be once they're inside the doll's head? Anyway, not a big loss in the end, and am sure they'll serve their purpose ok till I find better eyes to replace these ones. 

A while ago, I found the prettiest box for my doll tools and accessories. Isn't it lovely?

Just looking at it makes me all excited about collecting all these things for dolls, bit by bit. I've grown a habit of opening and closing it just to admire its details. It's quite handy too! It has two "floors" of storage space with tiny compartments and the top "floor" is removable. There's also a mirror, which makes me think this box's original idea was to be a make-up box. I hope it doesn't feel too bad about being something else. 

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Furby 2012

This time I'm going to talk about Furbies. 
When they first came out in 1998 I thought they were the best thing ever. This was when my family didn't have any pets yet so a Furby seemed like the next best thing to a real animal at the time. I had one that was grey with black spots and a pink belly and hair. Looked like this.
Should see if she still hides somewhere around my family's house. We went totally Furby mad with my sister back then and ended up having 4 of these guys in total among us two. Two adult Furbies and two baby ones. Oh boy did we have fun with them! Until they started making buzzing noises and leaking some sorta oil... That was the end of Furbydom. I have a feeling we might have kept one or two though so should go look for one next time I'm in Finland!

Anyway, I only heard about the reboot of the Furby toys about a week ago from a friend of mine and have been totally hyped about Furbies ever since. I can't wait till September! And sure hope they'll come out for sale in September in the UK too because other wise I'll be ridiculously jealous of all the American kids owning one. Haha.
I mean, just look at the video of the new Furby! Don't they look fun? I'm totally saving up for one already and am having hard time deciding between the black and the orange ones. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

ABJ dolls

I keep meaning to write about other toys and figures I collect and photograph but I've never gotten around to actually doing something about this. This post will change everything!

I've been collecting Asian ball-jointed dolls since early 2004 and own 6 full dolls at the moment. The amount has changed quite a lot during the years and the most dolls I had at the same time was 12, if I remember correctly. I've then shrunk my collection to include only my absolute favourite ones so I have more time for each one of them. :) Since I moved to England, the doll hobby went on a bit of a hiatus for a couple of years and am slowly coming back to the hobby, with fresh new energy! 

I'm currently waiting for two new dolls to arrive. They're petite sized girl dolls with split hooves as their feet. I'm really looking forward to adding them to my lovely collection of dolls. :) In the mean time, I've gathering essential items for them. Like glass eyes, wigs, clothes and new rubber strings to replace the ones they come with. I just got their wigs in the mail today and am SO excited to have something arrive in the mail already! The wigs were made by a fellow Finn at the Finnish doll forum, Hartsilapset. 

Even the wrapping of the wigs was lovely!

The doll on the photo above is one of my favourite dolls, named Oliver Keijuhäntä. Her model is Fancyboots' Liebchen and she was made by a hobbyist instead of an Asian doll company. She's very precious. 
Her makeup is done by Jesmoth, who's a multi-talented friend of mine. 

I will be posting more fun doll-related photos in the future, as well as more My Little Pony related stuff. And possibly photos and stories of other toys and figures I've collected during the years. (There's loads!)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Dogs and a Pony

Spent the Easter holiday at my parents' and sister and me had a blast taking humorous pony photos with our two dogs, Frankie (top 2 pics) and Fonzie (last pic). Funny things. :D

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Fluttershy & Autumn Crisp

Received a parcel full of pony goodness the other day and have been admiring them non-stop ever since. It seems like I've ended up having quite many purple ponies. It wasn't intentional but it seems like there are quite many purple ones that are to my liking. :)

Monday, 26 March 2012

Delicious Trio

Pepperdance, Big Macintosh and Cherry Spices. Delicious trio!

I've been lucky enough to find most of the blind bag ponies I've dreamed of thanks to many helpful friends, fellow pony fans and my other half (who's been pony hunting with me so much it's sometimes him who reminds me about checking new stock in stores and keeping an eye on an auction. Ponies change people.)
I'm especially happy about finally succeeding in finding the wave 3 Big Macintosh boy pony (middle in the photo.) I must say it wasn't easy! Every time there'd be new blind bags in the stores in town someone would go and snatch only and exactly him off the boxes. I had already startes suspecting I had a rival in town until I finally found him the other week. Oh boy the pure JOY when I finally found the blind bag #11! Pony hobby makes you feel things you didn't know you could feel.

Also, here's a shot of some of my newest blind bag ponies. They're such a joy to photograph!
From left to right: Minty, Big Macintosh, Sweetcream Scoops, Sweetie Blue, Blumblesweet, Firecracker Burst, Pepperdance and Cherry Spices.
I love their silly names.

Halloween problems :(

I finally received two of my favourite G3 ponies, Abra-ca-Dabra and Pumpkin Tart, in the mail and was so happy to have them on my hands but.. they came with problems. :( I had wanted them with their accessories (black fabric witch hat and cape and black cat ears) but unfortunately they have left horrible stains on the poor ponies. :(

Is there anything that can be done to get rid of the stains? I've never tried sun fading before and was wondering if it'd be something that could solve this stain problem? I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out with some advice.
Better pictures of the black stains on them:
The bottom parts of both of Pumpkin Tart's ears have black stains on them. This doesn't bother me so much as she could always wear cute hats or I can just cover it with hair but the situation is much worse with Abra-ca-Dabra.....
Abra-ca-Dabra has stains all over her body from the black cape she came with. Am guessing the material the ponies are made off, absorbs colour from fabric?
I'm sad about Abra-ca-Dabra's condition because she's one of my favourites and now I'm worried she'll have these stains forever. :(

Thursday, 22 March 2012

G3 Applejack

Won this pony off eBay for £0.99 last week and like always, if something seems too good to be true, it usually is just that. The seller mentioned on the auction that the pony has a bit musty smell to her but had been aired, so I decided to bid. She was one stinky pony girl when she arrived to me though and had strangely oily/greasy hair as well, so I took her to have a bath straight away.
I managed to get rid of the smell and the oiliness though and now she's all fresh and nice. :) Am very happy with my purchase.
I've been looking for a G3 Applejack for a while and am happy to have one in the herd now. I love the combination of red and green on her. Also, she has a tiny apple in her eye. Funny.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Adventure Girl

Safety first!
Cherry Pie is a pony girl with a taste for adventure~ Luckily she has a good head on her shoulder which she also aims to protect with her cool new helmet.

Saturday, 17 March 2012


I noticed that G3 Gardenia Glow looks very similar to G4 Snowcatcher.
I wonder what other ponies from different generations look very similar with their colours and cutie marks?

Friday, 16 March 2012

Gardenia Glow

Had to post and extra photo of Gardenia Glow because she's such a beauty. I love the colours so much. :)