Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello Kitty Kindergarten Rement!

Yay, today I received a newly released set of Hello Kitty Rement! This is the Elementary School Version! I was lucky enough to catch the preorder for late September and it came in so quickly too!

 I preordered two sets one for myself and one for Tabytha. Since I knew she'd probably want mine! Sadly, so did Sara! Ugh! Oh well...still these cute sets are a great addition to any rement or miniature collection. I love the kinder backpack, along with the shoes, tiny pencil case and much more!

 I will definitely be using these in a scene! Above all opened and ready to be stored for future use!

 I also wanted to share with you this cute monster! His name is Ozzie. I found him at Walmart when I was visiting my sister. He is a USB for me to store pics, music, movies etc.!

 He's cute to play with. There are several other characters under this line, called, "So So Happy" here.

 I am finding, that I'm addicted to collecting cute USB's...ugh! I also got a Spongebob one!!

Thanks for reading! - ggsdolls

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Vintage Tomy Linda!

For some time now, I've been on the look out for a Tomy doll that goes with my Tomy Little Rooms...and finally, I did and she is so cute and a great addition to my collection!

Above, my Tomy Linda Doll before! She has a similar body type to that of Mattel's Tutti dolls. Not sure if the size is the same. But she stands at 5' 1/2 inches tall. Her bendy body has some issues with exposed wiring, and soiled spots in some areas. So for now, I just focused on her hair...

I spent the day defrizzing her hair and then setting the curl!

It turned out nicely. Though I didn't have any curling rods, I did watch a video via youtube using pipe cleaners, which I had, as rods to help set the curls...

Her hair turned out a lot better than it was when I got her!

This was her auction photo. (photo above and below not mine.) Her hair was all nappy and needing cleaning. Below is a photo of the Linda dolls that go with the Tomy Lil' Rooms.

She is extremely hard to find...and I've only seen her once before! -_-;
Thanks for reading! - ggsdolls

Updated with more box pics below:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tiny Vintage Cake Toppers!

Late in August, I came across a Lot of vintage cake toppers on ebay, while doing some searches for plastic dolls. In the Lot were some cute girl and boy toppers kneeling in prayer or sleeping, and one particular topper caught my eye! So, I decided to bid on the lot and won them. I was away from home and they arrived safely to me. Sadly, I had done a BIN for the same topper, but she got lost in the mail and the ebay seller was so kind and refunded my monies instantly. Still, I would've love to have the two...

 The lot of toppers above, the sleeping boys I've seen often. In fact, I got one long ago for my eldest daughter, that was a girl. A set of praying toppers, and a set of two girl sitting toppers. Along with a girl topper holding a gold vase or jar.

 This particular topper above caught my eye, because I've seen many cute rubber type dolls in the same sitting position, but holding flowers as decorations, and they were dolls made in Japan! How cute, a tiny miniature version to place into a girls room scene, etc.! I just had to see her in person! When I did, I realized that I had to repaint her and touch up a few areas.

 Spam pics below of the scene I created after the repaint of the tiny figure! I must say it was a challenge to paint her, but satisfying when I had completed her!

 Here, I repainted her dress to a darker pink along with her hat. Repainted her hair, added a red bow instead of the gold, and painted black shoes on. I even added a little bit of blue eyeshadow! I must say she is the cutest tiny version of those lovely sitting dolls from Japan! An example is here!

 Above and below I also, tried to create another little scene using the Rement retro dresser set! So much tinier, I had to use some really tiny Rement and Sweet Nonno accessories, and I don't have much of these! LOL

Thanks so much for reading! - ggsdolls

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

All the Wonderful Goodies that waited for Me!

When I arrived home, I was exhausted from the days flight, but I woke up early enough to see my children off to school and then, for the really daunting task of opening boxes that were waiting for me!!LOL!

 I received above a lovely full box of goodies form Yahoo Japan! It's been a long time since I've gotten a rather full box, usually, I only have 3 items or less come in these days!! Above, you see I received a Sekiguchi 1980s Catalogue, a set of five 1/48 scale dollhouse furniture, a box of rement retro style set, a tiny glico tv, a lot of many assorted vintage Glico toys, a Lotte Licca box with toy, and lastly, a rare Linda doll by Tomy!

 This awesome 1980s Sekiguchi Catalogue, I will add to my shop later on! Is filled with many lovely vintage toys released from the 80s. In Japanese, you can find Printemps, Monchichi, Goro, and many others!! I hope to take more shots of the book! This book is similar to the 1978 Sekiguchi Catalogue I used to have as well!

 This rare and very hard to find Linda doll by Tomy. She is actually the resident for my Tomy Little Rooms! Now, I finally have the doll that goes in it!! Yippy. She was sold cheap and I will need to clean her up poor thing!

 This cute little Glico TV in red. The other one I have in Mirai's loft is a bit larger, but I wanted this lovely retro style to go into her living room! I believe the cartoon on is called, "Prince Planet" from 1965.
This lot of many Glico and various vintage plastic toys above. I will group some of them and add to them to my shop soon!
 A few of the girlie Glico items I took from the bag! Just a few things I may keep from the bag along with the TV.
 Amazing vintage Lotte Licca box and below a tiny store shelf and items. Not to sure why I bought it, but I think it's mainly for the box!? Who can resist tiny Licca toys? Nope, not meh!

 I got this smaller version of the toy in "Kiki's Delivery Service" for my daughter, so she can carry it easily, for Halloween this year!
 Then, the one set from Rement, that I've been wanting to get. Nice and minty. I love the look of it and can't wait to use it in one of my doll houses!

Lastly, the lot of really small plastic dollhouse furniture made in Hong Kong. I figured it was a lot cheaper to get as a set of 5 from a Japan seller and much cheaper than those sold separately on ebay!

 I also got in the mail a large box filled with Robotech vintage toys from the 80's, from Hawaii. I really just wanted this small figure of Minmay. I will probably add the Mint on card figures in the shop?! The Lot was really cheap via ebay!

 Minmay standing with help! She is so cute and tiny, but my fave character from the tv cartoon was Lisa!
 Above, two Pb'Factory clothing for my repro Licca or Aram dolls. It was actually a trade from a friend. I received them safely and I must say I can't wait to try them on my dolls!

 I was able to snag, these lovely "Aram Create Your Own Style" dolls that was recently released in late August for Atomaru's Aram fans in Korea only! Sadly, we internationally, were not able to participate. I will see if I can try my hand at painting eyes...?! So, excited to have been able to get them, thanks to a good friend! I love their hair colors and the length more so!!

 Not from the mail above and below, are two cute cell phone or gadget charms I got thru the gashapon machines in the Narita Airport terminal! Yup, I had to make sure I got something from there!! I bought a few gashapons for my daughters and these two for myself!
There's actually one other item that was from the mail, but I will post that one separately. Only because of a project I am working on with it...more soon!

Thanks for reading! - ggsdolls

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2 Weeks of Just Getting Away...

Hafa Adai and Hello! I'm back from a 2 week vacation away from home! Here's what happened...

I left Guam on September 4th, traveling from Guam to Narita, Japan, San Francisco and into San Diego, CA. to visit my step-grandson! It was a long flight as always, but amazing along the way!

 In Narita, Japan for a 4 hour lay over. than its back onto the next leg of my flight into San Francisco, CA. Below is a photo I took while waiting for the next flight.
 The plane above, that I was to take from Japan into San Fran! Below, some gashapon machines! ohhh!
 My lunch from a nearby restaurant kiosk...Mmmm Yummy too!

I arrived into San Diego, Ca. by 3pm and was met by my step-daughter Kalani and my grandson Max! I stayed with them for about 7days enjoying Imperial Beach, Ca.!

 We went to a Friday Farmer's Market at the beach and it was nice and cool outside and fun!

 My grandson Max above and below with his Mom. It was bright and sunny that day!

 Gorgeous fresh flowers at the Farmer's Market on Fridays...
 By September 12th, it was time for me to leave, but this time I headed out to my Sister's place in Lacey, Wa.! Above, I took a different route and headed into Portland, Or. by way of this express jet into Seattle/Tacoma airport. Look below as I see the tippy top of Mt. Rainier!

 While at my Sister's place, I went shopping most of that weekend and then ate at some amazing places!

 Above, from IHOP an amazing red velvet cream cheese pancakes, to die for!! I even ate at Sushiegoround!
 Chicken katsu, mmmm! Below, Limeberry a yogurt place!

 More Sushigoround food below!!

 Then, of course I forgot to mention I ate at "Rally" burgers! Mmmm!

 I got bubble tea in Ube and tapioca flavored!

 But as all vacations go, it was time to head back home after about 11days in WA...below, me in Narita airport again, waiting to head home...
 Like the simple pleasures we enjoy, I must admit mine is being home with my family. I miss my loves so much, I couldn't wait to get back!!

Thanks for reading! - ggsdolls