Saturday, November 28, 2015

An Awesome Stay-cation Guam! Part Dos

Part One here! On Saturday, there were so many things going on, that not everything we had originally planned to do panned out. Tabytha went to hang out at a friend's house. So, I dropped her off, and Sam was headed to take photos of the Car Show that was happening at 11am. Sadly, he came back sooner, and said, the event was practically dead, and came back to the apartment.

So, the new plan was for me to get Taby. Then, we'd head out to the "Autumn Festival" that happens only once a year! I picked up Taby. But then, we got a text to meet up with Nana at Caprisiosa's Restaurant.

We decided to go to her first then, hopefully we'd still make the Festival? Below, we went over to the "Christmas in Hagatna" miniature display, in the same area as the restaurant!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Our Awesome Stay-cation Guam! Part Uno

After Thanksgiving, my husband and I decided to spend the weekend at our friend's condo with the girls. We left Inarajan late Friday afternoon and made our trek north. We asked the girls where did they want to eat dinner at?

The usual silence was given... So, I made the suggestion, Jack in the Box? All the yes's had it! So, we went there first. We only have one on island, and Sam rarely wants to go there. So, it was a treat for the girls when we did...

 Sam bringing our dinner over, and Sara enjoying her nuggets meal!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mohair Wig for German Tadie and New Info!

I decided to try a mohair wig this time, on Tadie or maybe I need to change her name to "Rita"?! Not only did I get a wig in the mail today, but a good friend, "criscrash13" via flickr found a publication from Spain of a company that made similar dolls to the one from Germany?! Wild!

Tadie clone below with the mohair wig, made for Lati Yellow, but I wanted a fuller hair style for her with curls, I may just get her a red-haired mohair wig next time? There is just something about mohair that I love, the natural look of the hair and how you can easily style them too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Oyatsu Box Is In!

As I mentioned before in a post here, I got hip to subscription boxes for this month, and my Oyatsu or Japanese snacks box is in from!

I actually learned about them from a friend's blog here! She was showcasing each of her yummy Japanese snacks from Oyatsu as well, and I decided that it would be interesting to try out a box for myself. Mind you, we do get some Japan-made snacks here on Guam already, but some of the one's shown on the website, I have yet to try out?!
 I got the premium box above, which give about 10 - 14 full size snacks! Yup, a lot of goodies. There are 3 types of subscriptions too! Which is nice if you just want to send a small box as a gift to a friend or your child! The price is nice too and includes s/h already! Yay!

Inside, a pamphlet in English of all the yummy snacks! Nice! Ohh, is that a gashapon  I spy? Yippee!

The box has so many Japanese goodies, Caramel Dipped Pocky, my fave, Yum!  Rice crackers in the shape of noodles, pear flavored gummies, chocolate panda-shaped cookies, and fish gummies too?! Yup, I said fish!
 The pamphlet below, tells you what each Japanese snack is and what to expect! I think subscription boxes are going to kill me, especially these from Japan!! aaaaahhhh!
 I decided to keep a few and most give to the girls, and to my relatives to enjoy! The Gacha below, is a cute rubber strap of ? I tried to search it up, but it must be reaaaally new?! Because, it doesn't even show up on Amiami?! Whoa! He's cute, nerdy and from Japan!

In conclusion, I will definitely be subscribing to more of the Oyatsu boxes! I love trying new snacks from Japan. So, this one is a keeper! If you want to get a box, place your order for December's Box Today! The site shows how many more days you have to place an order for the next month's release! I know December will be awesome! Oh, and they are easier to cancel should you decide you just want to try out one box for now!

Thanks for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tadie Muz Clone Doll, Not!

Updates on German Tadie Clone Doll information! I recently won a rare doll thru ebay and she has arrived to me all the way from Germany! So, many questions plagued this particular doll for some of us who enjoy collecting weird, awkward or unique dolls... Now, I have at least uncovered what we all thought or at least I thought was a Tadie Muz clone...

From my previous posts here of my first German Tadie Clone, and later here, talking about the company that makes these similar face painted dolls. This German Bendable Doll has quite a story to tell us!

She arrived to me Yesterday, and since I was taking my husband to his Physical Therapy appointment, I decided to take the doll with me, to inspect. As I sat in the car waiting for him, I took these initial shots below:
 Box opening...
  I immediately, opened the box of course... the head to the doll was all wobbly, and I had to hold it carefully. When I took her out of the baggie, Her body and clothing along with the head was all nice and mint! But, whoa, very different from what I expected?!
 The doll inside her baggie. Her head wobble to and fro. Oh no!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Yoshitomo Nara Gummi Girls!

I have seen Yoshitomo Nara's works at the Narita Airport, whenever we took our day trips to Japan! I only recently fell in love with the Gummi Girl cases that were released. They are quite pricey online, which made me wish I had looked for them while we were in the Narita Airport?! Ugh! Oh well...

I was however, able to find one thru Yahoo Japan, but, with no gummi candies and got the colored head case I wanted.
 This cute red head girl below! Above, the box she came in above. She is supposed to come with gummi candies, but none here. I really just wanted her for her cute looking container anyhow! (Please note: your screen is not acting up, my iphoto is acting up as of late. So, coloring is a bit off...)

 She is quite large, and flat, and would be great as a candy dish or keeper of sorts. I love the design and wish I collect a few more, if it weren't for the price! Eek...
 I am happy to have the one. She will sit by my bedside to greet me with my other fave things I can easily clean off from dust.

There are a total of 6 head styles! I would love to get the blue haired one, or maybe the brunette?!

Thanks for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My First Gatcha Crate IS IN!!!

Oh my Gosh! I went to do talk to the Lady that delivers the slips to my PO and she had a slip for me today?! I was a bit confused and wasn't sure what it was for, but the slip said, I had two boxes to pick up today! So, since I had to take Taby to the Ortho, I stopped by the PO and picked up the boxes, to my surprise it was from Gatcha Crate!!  I was a bit confused, because they sent a letter saying they would mail out our Gacha Crates by November 15th... But instead they shipped since November 11th. No matter, I got them! (November Release, 2015.)

Rewind a bit... You see, I recently decided to subscribe to Oyatsu or Japanese snacks subscription, which is basically, a random variety of snacks that will be shipped to you monthly from Japan. Snacks from Japan, you say? Ohh, why not? So, I subscribed. The night after I subscribed, I had an idea to do Gashapon toy set as a box set and that is why you see the listing of my Gacha box sets in my shop... The idea woke me up at 3am! I decided to do an online search to see if anyone else had already done it... Sure enough there was a website already! Darn!  Gacha Crate! Sigh... But, it was okay, I could still sell some of the extra box sets I have, as my version of Gashapon... Fast forward to the present... I did end up subscribing to Gacha Crate for one month, just to see if I would like someone else choosing the type of gashapon toys that I might find... It's actually a bit pricey, when you know you can spend just 200 to 500yen a Gashapon toy in Japan!

The box opening... I will show you most of the Kawaii Crate box that I opened.
 The Gacha Crate box is smaller than I expected, but they did say only 5 to 6 toys inside. Sometimes they will add extra things, like Japanese snacks or candies. I subscribed to both style of boxes for this month, Kawaii and Kakkoii meaning Cute and Cool. Further info. is on the website.
 I would like to consider myself more into cute stuff, but sometimes the cool stuff has some cute things in it too?! Inside, they use felt material to keep the Gacha's safe. The box included 5 gachas this time two cards, one with info, and one an ad, lastly, a box of Morinaga strawberry choco. More below.

 It's really nice that they create an information card of what each blind toy gacha is about and what you can expect... This helps us understand better what the item is about, and not just guessing from the booklets each toy comes with.
 The yummy Morinaga Strawberry Choco-Balls with Rice Puffs! A nice addition!

My first, Gashapon, that I didn't take from a machine myself! LOL
Doraemon Series:
 I wanted to open Doraemon first, he is my fave and his head is the Gacha container! Kawaii desu! Inside, are his body parts to create this large figure when you place the Gacha back on its body!

The second one, was from Toy Story, your very own miniature Buzz Lightyear Gashapon vending machine! Awesome and so cute. I let Sara have a go at putting this baby together, of course, she loved it and kept it for herself! Ha!
Toy Story Mini Capsule Machine Series:

 We even had to put tiny stickers onto the toy that goes inside the tiny Gacha balls!
 Definitely kawaii for sure!

A snout toy?! How is this Kawaii? 'Only on Japan', as we say, 'Only on Guam', here! Haha. Yup, a sticker soft spongey pig snout to stick onto your cell phone or notebook!
Animal Nose Series:
 Maybe if I had gotten the dog or cat snout, I'd be okay with it?!

This cute tiny Gacha ball, I am keeping just because its so tiny! Inside, is a lovely Maid anime girl. Very Kawaii, and a cell charm too! Nice!
 Maid Cafe Collection Series:

Lastly, a cute roly poly boy!! I thought Taby might like him and let her open and keep him, she did! You can try to knock him down, but he keeps bouncing back up! Fun!
 Haikyuu!! Tumbler Doll Series:

All the Kawaii cuties for this month below:
Though it was truly fun and exciting to open each of the Gacha's, I must admit, having someone else choose from what vending machines I want to get a blind toy from, may not be for everyone. Especially, if you are picky like me! Ha! But, if you love all the goodies no matter what, and you can't get to a toy vending machine in Japan anytime soon, then Gacha Crate is for you!

A quick look at the Kakkoii box below:
 Included 5 items as well, and the Choco-ball candy too! I decided not to open all the Gacha's as a few will become Christmas gifts... ssshhhh^_~

Listing of the Kakkoii toys below:  Yup, that's a tempura bug key chain!
 Still, the two, that caught my eye below...
Persona4 Mascot Series:

and the cute squid looking key chain below!
Splatoon Squid Mascot Series:

Thanks for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Friday, November 13, 2015

My Boopsie Daisy Trade Is In and Other Goodies!!

Oh my goodness gracious!!! Back in August, or actually a bit earlier, dear sweet Missy of BoopsieDaisy on etsy, wanted to trade for my cute vintage tan mascot doll with closed eyes and eyelashes as shown here in a book. She is the one wearing yellow. Every year or so, Missy and I do a trade or swap. She falls in love with one of my vintage dollies placed in my shop, and I tell her what dolly I want her to make for me! If I am correct, this is our third trade!

 I love the way Missy covers her box with all these cute, stickers and decor. I will cut these out and save them! Below, inside the box! The smell of marshmallows and cotton candy filled my room...
 Below,  I found a cute dolly decor of her favorite doll, an envelope, and a beautifully wrapped special dolly, just for meh!!
 Inside, mini boopsiedaisy goodies, and the most sweet and special dolly in the world... A boopsie mermaid! Yay!  I've been wanting one, for quite some time now! She is smaller as compared to an earlier one that Missy sold, but this one is way better! Because, she is small enough to fit in my cabinet. She smells of yummy cotton candy to me! My husband says, the room smells like old lady and marshmallows!! I was like, what?! No way, it's cotton candy!

 My mermaid is so precious! I love her to pieces! Thank you Missy! She will go into storage for now, until I can make room in my cabinet for her...
 I also, love her tag and won't be cutting it off, just to adorable! You are truly amazing Missy, how your mind works, your creations... oh my goodness!!

I also received this lovely purchase from an online shop! A Miniature Reproduction of 1970 Mini Licca Mansion/Omoide no Licca-chan House. I've been recently looking for one, for Mirai to stay in. I've checked Yahoo Japan and they do have some up for auction, but generally end upwards of $95 plus, and you still have to pay for s/h, third party services, etc. But, I was able to get this gem and save on my s/h too!  It arrived today, along with Boopsie's box, and a box from Germany!
The house is NRFB. Nice and new. Description: This is a miniature toy made for Licca's 25th anniversary in 1992. Miniature Licca is about 1 1/2" tall. The walls can be folded just like the real Licca mansion. New in Box! Box is still sealed.
 Photos of the box above and below...

After taking out the mini house below...
 Mirai is able to fit in it, just the right scale for her too! Yippee!
 Her and Licca can play! Notice that I've added eyes to Mirai?! I may take them off, she looks a bit googly to me with them on-_-; The eyes were from a model kit from Japan.

Lastly, a stool. I Binned from ebay Germany, by Bodo Hennig, 1970s. I will use in Tadie's house. I've been wanting one of these stools for awhile now. It was nice to see it available for purchase. That's all for now. Happy Friday the 13th to you all!
Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls