Sunday, May 15, 2016

Makie Shoes

I read on someone's doll blog, I'm sorry to say I don't remember whose, that an eBay seller in the UK is selling off the last of the Makie items made by the company. I saw some shoes that are not available as a 3D printing design, and honestly, I'm afraid for the future of Makie dolls, and for getting more Makie items. I decided to pick up some shoes for Meg while the opportunity was there.

The first pair of shoes I bought was a pair of black high heels. They're not a shoe I would normally associate with the Makie doll, since she seems like more of an older girl type doll. However, I think they look pretty nice on Meg.
They were a very tight fit. I had to remove Meg's feet to get them on, because of the angle at which I had to push the shoes. As you'll see, they also left black marks on the backs of her feet.
I also picked out some pink flats that are the same style as the black ones that came with Meg. Again, these were rather tight. I'm not entirely sure I get the shoes on the feet all the way. On the other hand, the black shoes are relatively loose and fall off easily, which can be a pain when photographing a doll outside.
It was at this point of the photography that I noticed the black marks on the back of Meg's feet. I will probably be able to get the lines off with a Magic Eraser; I just haven't tried it yet.
Next, I moved on to Meg's regular shoes, just to compare them to the pink ones.

As you can see, these shoes are too low to have been the black line culprits. Meg's feet do fit farther down in this shoe than in the pink ones.
The last shoe I want to share was actually made for the Mattel We 3 Friends dolls line. I discovered that certain shoes and boots from this line will fit Meg, although not all of them. And then, I don't have all the shoes that came with those dolls, either, to test them all. Anyway, I thought these shoes would be great for Meg, if I had gotten the chance to take her into the waterpark with me. The flowered dress was not a good match for these shoes, so I put her in Curvy Barbie's dress instead. The high backs of these slip-on shoes helps them stay well on Meg's feet.


Lastly, something about Meg that I noticed the other day. I was looking at her face about eye level with mine, and realized that her pupils are slightly off from each other! I went back and looked at her de-boxing (de-tubing?) pictures and yes, they were just the same back then.
I'm not sure if it's worth messing around with them or not. I just noticed the other day, so how bad of an error is it really?

As I said above, I wonder if the Makie company will be able to achieve a comeback. They're certainly nice dolls. Perhaps the 3D technology is not quite cost effective enough yet? I would love to see what else the company might come up with.


8 comments:

  1. I love how different each of those shoe styles are. Congrats on getting to pick them up before they're gone! :)

    I'll be curious to see how the company evolves - I gave away the one Makie that I had, and I had been hoping to pick up a replacement to keep, but I held off when the switched away from the printed bodies. It'll be interesting to see how they continue to evolve when they open back up!

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    1. Meg has shoes for just about every occasion now! :)

      Makie did go through a lot of changes in a short period. I hope if the company reopens, that they go back to the printed bodies as well.

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  2. Glad you managed to get some shoes. It is fairly easy to realign the yes if you want to...I had to redo several of mine as they arrived cross eyed!

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    1. Any tips on redoing the eyes? Or did you write about it on your blog?

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  3. Meg's just adorable. I wonder if you could attach a small suction cup to her errant eye and use that to turn it back into place?

    I really am disappointed that the Makies have not resurfaced yet. I was really getting excited about maybe finally ordering one of the Makies I designed on the site eons ago.

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    1. Thank you, Presto! The suction cup is a good idea. Her head is apparently very easy to take apart, so I might just open it up and see what stuff looks like in there, but I'm still new at taking apart and redoing dolls, so I hate to jump into things. :)

      I'm sorry about the Makies too. I had a doll designed on the site as well, who I guess won't ever get made. If the dolls ever come back, I wonder if customers will get more options in designing.

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  4. This doll is very special, I have not seen anything like it. Where have you bought?

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    1. These dolls used to be available at mymakie.com. However, my browser is now saying that address is unsafe, so I don't know if that is a good address anymore. The Makie company "went away" for awhile, and there is no information on whether it will ever be back. :(

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