Floating heads are seriously such a bad idea. I will never ever make the mistake of buying one again. "I'm [buying] a body as soon as I can (find one worthy)." MY B*TT. Did I even make an attempt? Did I even look? Did I just move right on to the next doll? Again and again?
13 years 23 days later, the body of my 3rd doll has arrived. After less than a year, I realized I had settled on Miho. Ryu was my true love. I bought Ryu and put Miho's body at the end of my priority list. My acquisition syndrome was out of hand and I bought doll after doll after doll after him while he sat in a box.
I love the stickers the seller put on the box. My Lee!!!! I don't know how I'll explain this one to the postman if he were to ever confront me on it.
This is my attempt at falling in love with him. I can't possibly love just a head. If I still don't come to love him, I'll redo his faceup as a last ditch attempt before putting him away for a gift for some child who hasn't been born yet who considers Migidoll Miho to be her Grail 15 years from now. I don't think I've given this doll even a single smooch. I want to love this doll though, so I will give it my all!
His name was once Sasha. I think Sasha is a wonderful name! But the context behind my choice embarrasses me so much he is now taking on the name Chebyshev. I'm considering giving him a new faceup as well.
The match is close to perfect in low light. It's more "close enough" in better lighting, but this dude can deal with it. The body is from 12/2003 while the head is Volks matching 2007.
My current plans for him are taisho roman. I have no idea how to pattern an a hakama let alone an umanori hakama and I have nothing physical to reference either. Hopefully I can find him some very yellow tabi feet and maybe a few extra pairs of hands. This body is OLD. Of course, I was born in 2013 so I wasn't alive for it.