Do you fix dolls? You know, "doctor" them?
Nope! I'm a cosmetic surgeon, not an ER doctor. Sorry! However,
there are plenty of doll fixers and "doll hospitals" out there.
What do you do, then?
I customize dolls - mostly the 12" action figures such as those made by
Dragon, Blue Box, 21st Century, et al, into something else. If you browse the 12" Dolls page, you'll notice that most
of them are TV/movie characters, since that's where my sensibilities lie. Commissioned pieces could be anyone, real
I also dabble in sewing at times - specifically, plush figures of characters
I... well, that I wanted a plush version of. Like a plush Darth Maul. Who wouldn't want a soft and cuddly version
of a sith lord?
And last of all, I also sculpt things from scratch when the mood strikes
me, or more typically, customizing a 12" doll would be too difficult.
What about smaller dolls? Do you do those? Like Megos?
I've done smaller dolls, such as converting a "Willow" (from Buffy) into the vampire version
of Willow. 1/6 is easier to work with, though, and it's much easier to get a hold of base dolls to convert. And
whadda you mean, Mego?? Those are collector's items! I'd feel bad converting one. Unless the request came
from Toyfare Magazine, heh.
What about Barbies?
Sure, I'd convert a Barbie into something. I've done two already: to make one into a vampire
and another into an ape. No Vampire Ape Barbies, though. I haven't done more only because I'm not into Barbie
and never have been, addicted as I am to really articulated figures. But if you can't die happy without a Minbauri
Barbie, let me know.