So it seems I have been very remiss and I forgot to introduce Tane Mahuta! Tane arrived back in early May, again taking advantage of the special offer the Makies Lab had. I did take his arrival and unpackaged/deboxing - or is it 'detubing' photos!
I wanted to try to design a 'Maori' boy - or at least as close as I could get to one.
This is who I came up with, although I widened his eyebrows a bit as well.
It was exciting waiting for him to arrive to see how close he is to my design.
Two weeks later....
That familiar yellow DHL package.
Tube and goodies - yes a few goodies came with him.
Oh dear...he looks like he had a bit of a rough journey!
Yup, doesn't look good.
Ooh ahh...do you have a bit of a headache Tane?
I love the way they are packaged - tided with a simple bow and ribbon, makes for much easier unwrapping than some of the more commercial dolls, where you often take your life into your own hands trying to get them out of the plastic, ties etc... A case in point is the packaging of the Monster High dolls - too much sharp plastic!
The glasses are for April and the cool red shoes are for one of the boys - they came with him instead of the usual black flats which is fantastic.
Now that is better, Tane can see straight at last!
I am pretty pleased with how he turned out!
He soon demanded some more suitable clothes - as they all seem to do. Not that there is anything wrong with the clothes they arrived in, it is just the range for the boys in particular is a bit limited, and they just haven't suited my lads.
Leather jacket and waistcoat later.
This is more like it, but hey, let's ditch the red shoes!
Yeah man, much better!
Tane Mahuta's portrait photo.
Getting to know his character....
Seems he is partial to a game of pool.
Uh oh...April has spotted the new boy....she specialises in a bit of flirting it seems....Wren will be relieved she has turned her attentions away from Nelson.