Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Quick Update on New Guy

I got an answer from Hasbro, as follows:

 "I'm pleased to reply. After viewing the pictures on your blog, it looks like you have an Anakin Skywalker figure from the "Attack of the Clones" series. Regrettably, as there are so many different figures made for Star Wars, I cannot verify additional product information other than the character name."

I've never been much of a Star Wars fan so I had never heard of him. I looked on eBay and found a few guys just like him and many others ranging from 3 1/2 inches up to 13. There is also a version of him at an older age. Sad to say, nobody's asking very much for any versions of him!

"I don't know about this!"
I tried draping him in a piece of rabbit fur that Sara the Supervisor had given me (I thought maybe on his home planet they wore furs) but he didn't seem to like it.

Mrs. Smith took one of his boots off and then we couldn't get it back on. (That's why one of his legs looks longer than the other.) I tried putting the boot on the radiator for a while to soften it up but still couldn't get his foot all the way into it. I think I may have to slit it up the back, which is okay because I hate struggling with putting clothes on dolls. The other guys could wear the boots too, then.  Anakin has articulated ankles and could be a ballet dancer if he wanted to.

Anakin's tunic and Red Nicky's new pantsuit
I made him a quick tunic out of felt, since I was sewing for Red Nicky. It could be a bit bigger around but it will keep him warm for now.

I made Red Nicky's pantsuit out of a child's summer dress. The jacket, except for the sleeves, is that stretchy elasticized already-smocked fabric (which was the top of the dress) and the sleeves and pants are just plain cotton. She has a very tiny waist and the back of her pants doesn't look nearly as nice as the front--very thready. I think I need to put a little fray-check on parts of it too. But it's a nice start to her wardrobe.
She's keeping her distance.


  1. I think Anakin is handsome enough to be Red Nicky's boyfriend, perhaps it's his hair-do that is putting her off!!! I love her pant suit. She could have the rabbit skin as a luxurious bed cover.

  2. Anakin seems a bit young for her but maybe she's likes them young and trainable. That's a good idea about the rabbit skin. I've never sewn on real fur before. I know you have to cut it carefully from the back so as not to chop up the fur itself. If only she had a fireplace, she could have a rabbit skin rug in front of it.

  3. I love their new outfits, great job. Very inventive incorporating the already smocked fabric. I never get sick of a dolly makeover. I went crazy recently and got heaps more Bratz to makeover.

  4. It comes from laziness, using the already smocked fabric! Can't wait to see your new Bratz kids.

  5. Cute outfits. You work wonders with small dolls. Anakin's jacket is perfect and RN looks so professional in her pant suit. =)

  6. These weren't as hard to sew as I thought they might be. I'm letting Nigel wear the tunic for now since he doesn't have any other clothes (except his Spidey outfit).