Sunday, January 11, 2015

PoppyPalooza

I was on the Facebook (inside joke) LOL and I thought about how I came to finally love Poppy Parker. I have tried since Poppy Parker first debuted 5 years ago. I remember when I first saw her. I wasn't impressed. Now before I get a bunch of backlash over that this is my story so there. I honestly didn't like the first couple of years of Poppy. I liked some of the clothing but I still didn't jump on the bandwagon.

If I'm being honest Poppy always tends to be first on my to go pile.  Let's fast forward to 2013/4 and the Poppypalooza love fest began.  I was sorting through my collection and found my In The Air Poppy from the 2011 FR Convention. 
 
My first impression after seeing her again after so long was she's beautiful and she needs a change. Most of the Poppy's I keep get a new body. I like them on Victoire or NuFace bodies.

Ayr ( her new name) and Sebina are waiting for bodies

 
Here are all my current Poppy's. I had more but I sold about 4 or 5 while raising funds for convention. That Holiday Feeling and IFDC Glamorous Darling haven't been freed as of yet. This past 2014 FR Convention found me with three new ladies to my small collection.
 
 
Here is a closer look. Wild Thing & Corrie are waiting for me to swap them to their new bodies. The other two are already on Victoire Roux bodies.
 
Starlight, Girl from Integrity, Wild Thing, Corrie Bratter
Dark Moon is on a tall FR body. She was screaming for a breast augmentation LOL. Diana aka Joyous is original. Switzerland is on a NuFace body. I got the OOAK from a friend and she stays original for now or until I find a new body.
 
Dark Moon, Joyous Celebration, Switzerland, OOAK

 
Darla Daley is also in the Poppy Parker line. These ladies are on their original bodies at the moment. Once I find dolls to match there will be a swap happening.
 
Color My World, Twist n Shout, Bus Stop
 
Twist n Shout was first and only with this face. The story goes that the mold was broken so her face was changed. I still may look for Simply Simpatico since she has short hair and I NEED her :O) I also have the first Loni Lawrence and her body has been swapped out.

I know you're thinking that's a lot of swapping.  I am truthful in telling anyone who listens that I have no love for the Poppy cankle. I will remove the head and sell the original body as soon as humanly possible. I haven't done that with the Darla's to date because I need to find Dynamite Girl or NuFace bodies for them. I don't think there are any to match other than maybe Colette or Aria.

 I own 12 Poppy's, 3 Darla's ,and 1 Loni. I think I can live with that. I definitely don't have as big a Poppy problem as I thought. We will see as I go through the collection who I own more of. I hope I didn't bore anyone with my ramblings :O)

If you're bothered by nude or partially nude dolls don't look below..LOL. Here is the unedited pic of the Poppy's so you can see the bodies




Bodies from L-R; Victoire , Victoire, NuFace, Poppy , FR, Poppy, NuFace, Poppy





11 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar with the body of Poppy, I don't own any, but I do like the faces :-). Your "waiting room" with heads is funny, a great way to store them :-). You have a lovely collection!

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    1. I will add a picture with the bodies so you can see the different bodies they're on

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  2. I've never liked Poppy's mouth shape so I'm not a fan. Some of the dolls where that mouth shape is less prominent, seem attractive to me. But I don't lament NOT having any Poppys.

    Bored? No. Thanks for sharing your Poppy collection. I enjoyed seeing them because I do not have them. You've given me something "new" to look at. Your post might stir a new interest.

    I'm curious about why you swap out Poppy's body. Is it just the "cankle" or are there articulation and/or other body aesthetic problems?

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    1. Dana for me it's just the ankle joint itself. I have seen some beautiful pictures of Poppy until I pan down. Once I see the feet that kills it for me. I also like the contour of the Victoire body. It gives her a little more of a bustline without making her too big.

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    2. Poppy's mouth can be off-putting in some dolls. It's more pronounced on the 16" dolls. I only have one of the latter (it wasn't so pronounced on the Tropicalia doll) and three of the 12" line. I finally found one of the "fashion foot" dolls -- Evening Ingenue -- at a reasonable price. No cankle on her!

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  3. I'm not a fan of Poppy either. It is the face for me. Too much of a Marlow Thomas with an attitude for me. But I do love my Darla! The body isn't a problem for me

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    1. Darla isn't bothering me so much which may be why I haven't switched any of them yet. I like the variety of the faces lately

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    2. Darla is the best sculpt in the line, with Lonni second and Tina third. Poppy is a distant fourth. ;-) I actually bought Darla before Poppy.

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  4. I was not a fan of Poppy in the beginning, but some I like most I don't. In the Air Poppy was my first Poppy and I can't part with her. She is one of my favorites. I totally understand your changing out the bodies. I don't care for the feet. Did you get any of the nude bodies at convention? I picked up a few of the AA, but I am not sure if they will work. I am thinking that they are too dark for Darla. I so wish that I had gotten Color My World Darla. She has the cutest face. Nice post!

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    1. I did snag at least 5 or 6 bodies. The AA DG bodies are too dark for Darla. I wish I had seen the variety they had earlier in the day. I know quite a few were snatched up. You just have to grab and figure it out later LOL. I just got CMW. I found her really cheap on ebay

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