At the same time, recently I've been looking for a travel doll, one who would pose nicely on trips and outdoors, not too large, and also one who wouldn't demand a lot of furniture and clothes and room for herself indoors. (Do you know how demanding some dolls can be?) A Makie doll was on the possibilities list, but it was a post from Ghouliette at Dollsville, USA, that made me decide. Makie doll bodies are no longer 3-D printed, but instead are injection-molded plastic, which is sturdier and less expensive. So they were selling out the 3-D bodies, within the space of a couple of weeks. Even better, if I ordered in time, I could try a 3-D printed body for the new, lower price. I can always order a Makie on the new body, but I decided to give the 3-D body a try before they were gone. I designed my doll on the Makie website, and placed my order. I haven't been as excited to get a package in a while as when I got the FedEx envelope and realized that it was holding a tube, and that my Makie doll must be inside. So now, meet Meg.
|She came packaged in a sturdy tube.|
|Hi! I have the feeling I'm not in England anymore.|
|Just hangin' around...|
|A mane of soft red hair|
|Fresh out of the tube. Hairclip is just as useful for holding my hair back as holding my hairnet on.|
|I'm about 9.5 inches, or 24.13 cm tall.|
|I forget what I found funny here.|
|Her profile. I was also experimenting with one of my own earrings in her pierced ear.|
|In this picture, you can see a problem with the leggings. They get creased on the knee joint.|
|My elbow and wrist joints|
|Having her body 3-D printed creates what looks like wood grain on the limbs. I'm not the first person to notice this means she could be EAH Cedar Wood's cousin.|
|Her top half. For a doll that's supposed to be a girl, she has developed breasts.|
|More wood grain, and knee joints.|
|She can do only partial splits if you want her legs to touch the ground.|
This was my doll as she appeared on the website when I ordered her. Each doll is given a unique name to differentiate her from the many other looks you can design. She was given the name CrushMixy.
Have you been considering a new doll line? If you were interested in Makies, will the new body make you more or less likely to think about getting one?