Sunday, August 21, 2011

BB 2.5's Husband Called. He is on the Way!

Sometimes the stars just align up perfectly.  Today has been one of those days!  As you know, Barbie Basics 2.5 arrived yesterday and I desperately wanted her to have a husband.  I had someone in mind before she got here, but after seeing her in person, I wasn't sure about my choice.  This morning I took a look on the internet to see if I could find her a suitable husband.  I ended up on ebay.  I saw a couple of unpainted head sculpts.  One was of Denzel and one of Will Smith.  Don't get excited, I said UNPAINTED head sculpts. I wasn't sure that I wanted to take on that task, but at $19 shipped, I was at least willing to look at the guys other items for sale.  Low and behold, there he was!  My male holy grail!!!!  It was just his head, but I didn't care.  It won't be hard to find a body for him.  I think I have one here that will work.  I had totally given up on ever having this guy.  He has been so hard to come by.  The going rate is about $200, last I checked.  The painted head's starting bid was $29 shipped!!  Unbelievable.  There were 6 hours left on the auction and there weren't any bids yet.  With an hour left on the auction, I found myself getting very nervous.  There were still 0 bids.  I never bid until an auction is almost over.  Thirty minutes to go and I started getting worried that I would completely miss out on even putting in a bid.  What happens if my internet stalls right before I get my bid in.  I started dreaming up all kinds of "what ifs".  So at 22 mins to go I put in my maximum bid of $35.  And I waited.  Three minutes left.  No more bids.  Two minutes.  One minute.  WHAT!!! Some fool is trying to steal my doll at the last minute. (If that person is reading this post, I apologize for calling you out your name.)  Unfortunately for them, their maximum bid was $35, too.  So it went to me.  I WON!  I WON!  Oh, I need a drink now.  Even though I didn't think I would ever have this guy, I would have been in mourning if I would have lost him at the last minute.

Isn't he just gorgeous!

So he and Barbie Basics 2.5 are married and have been living in Atlanta for the past 5 years.  They are both originally from Virginia, and they are returning back home.  She and Antoinette are best of friends.  They went to high school together and have remained friends ever since.  We will definitely find out more about this couple soon.

22 comments:

  1. Woo hoo to you! I know how it feels to really want to win an auction. I'm glad you won him or at least his head.

    I was getting rather worried at first because I thought he was the full doll and knew he'd been much shorter than 2.5. I'm glad it's just the head, but on second thought, you could have transplanted the head onto another body anyway.

    Congrats again!

    dbg

    PS $200? Good lawd... I wish I had purchased two when they were released.

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  2. DBG - Thanks! Yes, this was a great win. Hindsight is 20/20 when it comes to buying dolls, or multiples. I knew that he had been reasonably priced when he was first released, so that $200 price tag was a hard pill to swallow. I have been saving up to spend more money on a 1/6 scale doll than I have ever spent. But it started off at retail $200 and now it's available for $145 shipped. See the difference. Sale vs. inflated pricing. Still too much money.

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  3. yay you got him! Mine is sitting @ the post office waiting for me to have the time between 8 - 4:30 to pick him up. I think I'm going to go to work late either tomorrow (my B-Day) or Tues. I was going to wait til I had them both side by side to take a picture & send showing you your name sake & husband together. But I'm sure uve figured it out by now.


    MsLydiaT.

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  4. Girl, I've been stalking your page to see who this husband was going to be. I had an idea from previous comments/posts but wasn't sure. I mean, with giant letters...CONGRATS! You know what I have to say right now, right? Yes...he is FIONE!!! ;)

    Now I really can't wait to see them in your stories.

    Way to go Vanessa.

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  5. Congrats on winning this auction! He definately in husband material! I have this figure but havent really did anything with him yet! I cant waite to see the stories that you are going to do about him and his wife!

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  6. Congratulations!! You have my holy grail!! I am so happy for you. I will just to enjoy him vacariously through you.

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  7. MsLydia - You know it had slipped my mind that he was going to be my husband in your world. GIRL GO GET MY HUSBAND! It will be interesting to see. The one that I have is a different facial paint than the other two I saw that were on bodies. I like that he is different. I will set out to find him a body soon.

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  8. Tracy - This is not the guy that I have been eluding to on my blog. I just happened to see this guy yesterday. I wasn't even looking for him. The guy that I was eluding to, will be joining the group, too. I won't be buying him for another 2 weeks and then he will probably take 3 weeks to get here.

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  9. Oh, ok. Well, that's even more more of a reason to keep tuning in to see new characters. :) I feel like a kid in a candy store!

    I haven't been on eBay for a while. Maybe it's time I start lurking around to see if I can catch a deal on more 1/6 men.

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  10. Oh my, he's gorgy!

    I had almost the same experience with a doll a few years back. The funny thing is, I was bidding against a friend. :)

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  11. Congrat! You will love him. I have this guy and I love him! He caused some dolly trouble when he first arrived. You know, him being all smooth and everything. It has calmed down....a little! I think Halle might make her run for him! LOL!

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  12. Tracy - I would like to think that you are tuning in to support me, not just to see my men. LOL!

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  13. Niel - Well that's one I haven't heard, 'gorgy'. I like it. Did you know when you were bidding that it was your friend? That would have been tough. I thought that maybe it was Tracy India trying to steal my man at the last minute.

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  14. Ms. Leo - It will be interesting to see what Halle does. She may have her own man by then. This family will be part of the Elite group because of their financial status, but they will have strong ties to the families because of the friendship between BB 2.5 and Antoinette.

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  15. I have such a man also, on his original body. He is rather short, but not as short as Gi Joe figures. And all my 3 Hot Toys figures and 2 Gi Joes are barefooted, because I don't have any shoes for them. I really need to do something with that...

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  16. Dukasha - Yes I know the body you speak about. I will try to find him a slightly taller body if I can. Or I will give hive a longer neck button. A lot of times those guys come with additional neck knobs. Bigger shoes can be a problem. I have big shoes that I just move from the different guys. I have a couple pair of really nice black dress shoes that fit all the guys. I also have lots of nice low top shoe boots that looks nice with their casual clothes.

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  17. Anonymous - Yes you have missed quite a bit. I am not going to name him until I get a body for him and see him with his wife and baby. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  18. Congratulations and he is rather FINE!

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  19. Sporadically Yours - Thanks. Nothing like finding a FINE 1/6 scale specimen that you have total control over!

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  20. I can't wait to see him with his wife and family. That is one fine husband she's got there. With all those ladies running around your place she better hold on him tight!

    I await their first photo session together.

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  21. April - Now she's no slacker herself. He better watch out, too. I do worry about Halle Berry. She is still lurking around.

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  22. LOL that's very true. I didn't think about her. One of those fine other men may try to snatch her up! He better hold on to her too.

    As for Halle, I'm starting to feel for that girl. You better find her a man of her own quickly before she starts making moves on Darius again.

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