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Annabel

RajkeRajke 4 months agoDiary
Hi MFC,
Once upon a time (a half year ago) i bought accidentally a bootleg of Annabel ITEM #235633 .
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023229.png
I'm not a big fan of bootleg figures, in fact i hate them. After that i had it placed somewhere in a corner (Until now), i remembered the reaction of my mother when i showed it half a year ago and told her it was a fake. Despite being a fake she still likes this figure. And i know that she really likes stuff with lights.
Somehow i got the idea to add some light to it (i have something with lights) and give it to her.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023184.jpeg
So i bought two solar Led lights and a water lily.
The first solar light wasn't usable for what i wanted to do because of the short wire's, so i put it back together and placed it in the garden. but the second one was very usable. I dismantled the solar panel, two of the three LED lights and the rest of the parts that i won't use. I had to solder the Led light to the printplate because it came apart.

Then preparing Annabel.
I pinpoint the part where i have to dig a hole in the base for the led light.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023190.jpeg
After that i attach the Light in the hole and glue it to it's place. I also glue the small base part to the big base part.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023227.jpeg

An important part is to screw Annabel back to the base. I used another screw because even the screw was bootleg quality. I also placed the Lily i prepared.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023186.jpeg
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I cut out small parts of the leafs for the pegs. The pink leafs i placed upside down to create the effect that the lower leafs goes from high to low instead of pointing all the leaves up.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023192.jpeg
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From this point i could only use one hand because with the other hand i had to hold Annabel upside down.
The last part is to place the resistance part and the battery box in it's place. I cut off the eye that was used in the original holder and glued it to the base. The switch on button is placed on the side of the battery box.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023225.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023231.jpeg
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Rajke1499023182.jpeg

I'm happy with the results but more important: How would my mother reacts?
She was surprised and happy with Annabel and the changes i made to her. Annabel's getting a nice place on the campingsite where my parents stay in the summer weekends.

I still hate bootlegs but how wrong it seems to be i think i did the right thing with it. Selling a bootleg is out of the question and keeping it in the collection is an insult to the collection.

Greetz,

Rajke
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Maakie (4 months ago) #23495487Now this is a good way of 'recycling' a bootleg! :D
It was fun to do. :D
4 months ago
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Now this is a good way of 'recycling' a bootleg! :D
4 months ago
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Damion287 (4 months ago) #22950852Wow, this is such a great idea, and so sweet that you'd make that for your mother! Makes me think, since mine was soo excited about my last purchase, maybe i could gift her something to put in her room ghehe. :)
Nice work!

Well you never know ;) . 4 years ago she thought those figures where weird but when times goes by her opinium around some figures changed. Nothing is so unpredictable as a human. There are figures i didn't expect that she would like, like Annabel, Elmina ITEM #118082 or this Shiro: ITEM #236199 . The figures she doesn't like are the Calne Ca, Edward Scissorhands and Miia.

swebyson (4 months ago) #22951344Better than throwing it away and polluting the enviroment. Good job!
Thanks, throwing away something that is usable is just a waste. It was fun to turn it into something better.
4 months ago
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Better than throwing it away and polluting the enviroment. Good job!
4 months ago
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Wow, this is such a great idea, and so sweet that you'd make that for your mother! Makes me think, since mine was soo excited about my last purchase, maybe i could gift her something to put in her room ghehe. :)

Nice work!
4 months ago
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WanderingWastrel (4 months ago) #22947569That's a great way to turn a bad thing (bootleg) into a good thing (gift for mother). Nice work on the modification, too.
willyg1982 (4 months ago) #22947939Nice job
solluxcaptor (4 months ago) #22948319You made it look really nice, a sweet and thoughtful gift!
Thanks, This idea came to me in an instant. Despite being it a bootleg it was fun to do this modification. :)
4 months ago
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You made it look really nice, a sweet and thoughtful gift!
4 months ago
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Nice job
4 months ago
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That's a great way to turn a bad thing (bootleg) into a good thing (gift for mother). Nice work on the modification, too.
4 months ago
Live better. Play more!

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Blogs about beautyfull girls made of PVC. I try to keep my blogs variating. My favorite kind of blogs to write are DIY related. One of the most enjoyable things related is to create something out of an idea or curiosity.

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