Monday, May 4, 2015

Abadon arrival

I suppose I forgot to mention I was paying off this doll? ...oops. I've loved Luts Abadon for a long long time, when the opportunity to buy him with a lovely face-up arose I had to seize it!


He's also the special "Commander of Blue Knights" edition with lots of fun armor stuffs and all that. I had fun playing with his fullset clothes - though I didn't equip him with the special plated arm and legs. I also kind of re-arranged some bits and pieces and left some out xD;;

I like how he looks a little bit... older? XD;;; here in China boys 65cm and up are called "uncle" dolls, which really makes me laugh.

It was fun to play with - but I likely won't keep all the parts of this set - especially the special armored arm + legs and the huge (not kidding!) sword...

(the sword wouldn't even fit in the picture..)
The sad thing I found is that he was yellowed more unevenly than described =( I never like to get these kinds of surprises when opening second hand dolls T__T;;

Thanks for checking :3 :3

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  1. Abadon is such a beautiful sculpt. I understand your joy for him. *___*
    But oh, I'm sad to hear you got a surprise like that :/ It's really terrible if people do not come clean about the 'defects' of what they are selling. It just make them look kind of suspicious and untrustworthy.
    Hope maybe a oxygen bath might help?
    Why is it called uncle in Chinese? I always laugh a lot when I'm using google translate on Taobao xD'

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    1. Thanks sooo much x3 I also quite love this sculpt!
      I agree, this seller was honestly super nice and amazing though, so I almost feel bad for mentioning this to her =( But I had to really. However I won't make a big deal out of it.
      I hope I can sand him down a little perhaps, or just keep him in gloves permanently? XDD
      Ohh, they usually call slightly older(maybe 30s.. yes that's old here) / middle-aged men uncles here xD; I guess that's why?

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  2. I even have one Abadon myself, his sculpt is lovely ^^
    I hate secondhand surprises too :<. I had one doll that had ears pierced and wired inside and nothing was mentioned about that in her description.
    I hope you can do something with that yellowing. Or maybe you can blush that hand insted?

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    1. I agree, he's one I've loved ever since Luts released him, but for some reason never took the chance to buy xD Finally!
      Ohh, but that doesn't sound too bad! Unless you really don't like pierced ears. It's still something the seller should have noted though I think! I hope so too, perhaps sanding is step #1 XD;

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  3. Abadon is one of my favs!!! and this particular edition is pure love.
    I'm sorry to hear that it came with uneven yellowing, maybe you should try some of the things other people have tried for yellowing? I know there's a few suggestions on Doa. It's sad people are keeping important information about the doll's condition to make it easier to sell. It's just not fair to buyers :(

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    1. Ahh, great minds think alike? :D I must say the face-up sealed the deal for me though ~ I think it really suits him very well!
      Yeah I will definitely try some things :( though I don't have all the materials available perhaps. I'm a little sad about how extreme the difference is too, but I still like him very much :C

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  4. Oh congrats on his arrival, he looks awesome! ♥ Sorry to hear about the yellowing though :/ That's the thing that always makes me most worried about buying dolls second-hand, since you never what people see as "even" or "uneven"...

    Lool I've always wondered what that "uncle" is, but now I know XD I've stumbled on it many times while looking for BJD clothes on Ebay and Taobao.

    (If you end up selling some of his parts, my gf and I might be interested >3<)

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's never nice when something this big goes unannounced. I'm usually not very fussy about small things either T_T;

      Hahaha, some of my students told me I like "uncle type men" because I don't like the usual baby faced guys that seem to be popular here! XD;;

      (If you're interested we can discuss it, you could e-mail me at solarsenshi (at) gmail (dot) com!)

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  5. Ohh congratulations! Abadon is one of those SDF's I've seriously considered getting more than once, but something else always came up. And this release especially pulled on my heartstrings (yes, I've been into armours forever).
    I'm sorry about the hand. Strangely, it looks like the previous owner hasn't used the right had at all, so it hasn't yellowed like the rest of the doll...? That's weird.

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    1. Thaanks! I was the same as you, I had loved him forever since he came out and somehow never got around to it. I guess it's the same for me and iplehouse dolls T_T of which I love several but never get around to ordering.

      Yeah, it looks like that to me as well, but that also strikes me as weird XD Why just that hand?

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    2. Maybe they were using a separate normal hand for him, instead of the weapon hand? xD

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    3. Yep, but I wonder what good that hand would be to them now if it has yellowed that much xD;;

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