The Life and Travels of a Plush Twilight Sparkle

Well we picked up some decal paper for the printer, and I have decided on eyes.  They are generic but I believe they suit the purpose. They are just paper taped on the face at the moment. Tomorrow I will remove the painted eyes that came on the doll, make a stencil of the each eye to apply the white paint via air brush. depending on how well that works we may try to apply the decals. Then I plan on working on a stencil for the eyebrows, to apply last. That is my plan at least lol. I am very grateful to everypony for there feedback thus far.  I hope I got the eye size correct, it is hard to judge form screen shots. Any thoughts?

The shoes and leg warmers are done. Also I painted the buttons to match the cartoon. Now the hard part, the eyes and I have a plan! Some may consider it cheating, but I believe for the best results I will have to screen cap or find a vector of the eyes looking straight, then crop them in photo shop and print them on a clear decal. Paint the eye area white and place the transparent decal over it. It will involve printing a few paper eyes and placing on the dolls face until a size has been determined giving the best visual appearance. Then use that size and make a stencil to air brush white over the eye socket area, then place the decal over that. Worse comes to worst I mess up and buy another doll and swap the shoes. 

The Shoes/Leg Warmers are coming along, I do have to admit, who ever at Hasbro came up with the mold for these did a fantastic job, it is a shame the doll does not have them painted up. There are great textures here on the Leg Warmers, and also the lines for the stitching stand out so it was not that hard to paint highlight them.  What remains now is do do the semi gloss black on the heels, but they need to dry over night first. Also since the shoes are off, you can see this version of Equestira Girls doll has feet, which the first wave lacked. Currently looking at options on how to paint the eyes. Thinking It may be easier to paint white and print a decal, but am going to practice on some card board to see if I can get painting the eyes down before trying on the doll. 

I have decided to go all out and modify the doll, looking up tutorials to painting the eyes, but for now I am correcting the shoes and leg warmers. 

I have decided to go all out and modify the doll, looking up tutorials to painting the eyes, but for now I am correcting the shoes and leg warmers. 

Hmm, some of the suggestions, such as repainting the eyes sound really good, but I will need to practice some more with the air brush to do that. Comparing her to the Equestria Girls Doll we had before I have noticed the hair is done better, the pink is done in one area vs randomly inserted.  Also after considering it I have decided not to cut the ears off, there are no human ears on her and it would look odd with out ears. I decided to try to pose her with other 1/6 scale props and I am thinking I may have to pick up the other girls, they will look pretty nice setting in this model jeep. We usually store it in the curio cabinet, but I could see maybe taking it out with the doll for some photos.  Also because they did not include a Spike as a dog, the Unikitty Keychain is acting as a substitute.  Thanks everypony for the input. I hope all of you have had a great weekend. My Owner has been on call and we could not go out, but next weekend we hope to get out and about again for some photos, maybe visit a few a light houses.  

And she is out of the box… I did not photography it,but the body type is different then last years. There are actually feet instead of pegs for the boots to go on and she does not have a molded plastic top. I also used some of my owners modeling tools and I was able to mask off her eye and use acetone to remove the cutie mark on the cheek with out ruining the plastic and painted eye and lashes. She looks like the girl from the movie now! Well almost… Going to ask everypony for their thoughts on this one. Do we clip the pony ears?

So I decided after looking closer at the box to to slide her out of the bottom, it was not sealed with tape. After closer inspection I have found that the bottom of her shows have her cutie mark as the tread… Speaking of Cutie Mark I am tempted right now to try to erase that thing form her check, it looks awful I don’t know who thought that was a good idea at Hasbro. Also what was wrong with using the character models from the film, rather then this pinup versions on the box art… ok I am going on a rant, back to reviewing. As you can see the wings are tiny, smaller then the ones that came with the Twilight/Sunset Shimmer pack we picked up last year. And flipping it over I find that she is not tied in place but glued… I think… I think… I think I am just going to continue unpacking her, cause if I regret it there are still well enough in stock at local stores to pick up another one and $12.00 was not that expensive. Also I wish US companies would take a lesson on packaging from the Japanese.  We have a few figures and dolls from Japan, their packaging easily allows one to put it back as it was when first opened.

Today we picked up the “Equestria Girls Collection” Doll of Twilight Sparkle… Well it took Hasbro a year but hey the doll actually looks like the box art and close to what was presented in the movie. Right now I am debating if I take her out of the box, I want to erase that cutie mark on her check with nail polish remover so she will be a closer match to her movie counter part… tempted to ask my owner to clip the ears off too.. She also comes with a little set of wings… like tiny compared to the other Equestria Girls Twilight Sparkle we picked up last year, but at least they are the right color and match her skin… I wish they would have instead gave her a back pack with a tiny plastic Spike as a dog figure… instead looking close at her, she is dolled up in make up and well compared to her cartoon counter part looks taller, and more mature in certain areas. But I will say the clothing matching is a plus and the hair length is not crazy long as the other one we got last year. I wish they would have made the pony ears a head band…But my question to everypony is do I take her out of the box or keep her in.?

We received issue 22 of the IDW My Little Pony comic book series in the mail today. It is the second half and conclusion of the Trixie arc. The comic was well done and the art work and facial expressions were pretty funny. It does not disappoint, well the lack of Twilight Sparkle in it is a disappointment, but I can live with that. It will admit it is nice to see that IDW is using the redeemed Trixie character from season 3, plus the little bit moment between Babs and Trixie was adorable… Well I don’t want to give to much away, you will need to read it for yourself. I hope everyponys is having a great thus far.  

We received issue 22 of the IDW My Little Pony comic book series in the mail today. It is the second half and conclusion of the Trixie arc. The comic was well done and the art work and facial expressions were pretty funny. It does not disappoint, well the lack of Twilight Sparkle in it is a disappointment, but I can live with that. It will admit it is nice to see that IDW is using the redeemed Trixie character from season 3, plus the little bit moment between Babs and Trixie was adorable… Well I don’t want to give to much away, you will need to read it for yourself. I hope everyponys is having a great thus far.  

Spike and I had a fun filled day traveling around our home state of Rhode Island. First we visited Hasbro and saw the giant Mr. Potato head statue. Then we took a ride to the State House and posed for a few pictures. We did get noticed by a few kids walking by with their parents, not use to the attention, but that does come with the territory of being a plush toy based on a popular cartoon character.  We went on a walk through Providence and walked up to Prospect Terrace Park for photos. After that we picked up some lemonade, my owner said Del’s Lemonade on hot summer days is a Rhode Island tradition. All and all it was a great day, we hope to get out about tomorrow as well, hopefully the weather will cooperate.  I hope everypony else has enjoyed their Saturday.