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Monday, 18 May 2009

Rubber Donald Duck - Update!

You may remember from a couple of posts ack, I'd got my hands on an adorable Vintage Donald Duck Bendy toy? Well...




I decided to restore him...first I had to find a rubber friendly way of fixing the cracks in the rubber and sealing it so it won't re-crack...

Then I gave him a paint job in Acrylic Paint ... I tried to make the colours as close to the original colours as I could mix *Grin*

I noticed a few things about him during this process...firstly he has made in Malaysia on his back.

Under his tail you can just make out the copyright symbol and the words Walt Disney Productions.

There is a date just above this but the numbers are so worn I can't read them  :(

Still never mind here he is ... my restored Donald....Wooohoooo!

The pic's are a bit hazy tho' as they were taken on my crappy little mobile phone!

But I think you may be able to guess, I'm very pleased with the result and have decided to show him off in my Dolly Collector Group as well as for my Flickr Friends!






OMFG.... Ebay, YOU WHAT????



(Originally uploaded by Demonic Angel 1975 (Me!!) on flickr.com)





Here's a strange little story....

I was watching some vintage toys and as I'd missed the auctions I clicked on see more items like this in My Ebay and erm....

Well this came up under the heading:


 50 items found similar to 'Vintage Playskool 1991 My Pretty Mermaid Doll ... !!!

The seller in China has listed it as Night Soil Dejecta Young Children Playskool Soft Toy??

I think I'm missing something here...Night Soil Dejecta that DOES mean s**t right?

After all it looks like poo...        And even weirder it doesn't look like animal poo...


                                            Omg I think it's Human!!

But if it is poo and Human poo at that... why oh why is it in with the baby and toddlers toys?

Is it customary in China to let your children play with Human-Poo shaped toys?

Oh dear god... Please tell me it's not a teething toy ...*pukes*

Anyone feel like explaining this to me?


 I'm totally creeped out now!




Tattoo Design for Ryan!


A few Months ago I got talking to a guy online and he asked me to design a tattoo for him...here's the before and after pics!


                                                                   My Sketch...





The finished "Ink" sadly, I wasn't able to get a larger picture from him of the finished product, still never mind.







Sunday, 17 May 2009

Betty - Down Syndrome Doll



Well here's a doll that's causing one hell of a lot of controversy within the Downs Community....Many Parents are up in arms about this doll, which was apparently designed by a Pediatrician and distributed by Helga's European Specialty Toys is for children facing medical treatments and Down Syndrome.

This is a Down’s syndrome doll which has been designed with the characteristics of children born with the condition.

It’s one of an increasingly popular — but hugely controversial — range of dolls with different disabilities produced to give youngsters with health problems a toy with which they can identify.

The manufacturers claim such dolls, which are finding a growing market in Britain, help ‘normalise’ conditions like Down’s syndrome so young sufferers don’t feel so different from their friends. They even say such dolls may help make disabled people more accepted by society.

Children undergoing cancer treatment can get ‘chemo’ dolls which are bald and come complete with headscarves.
Others are available with hearing aids, glasses, guide dogs, wheelchairs, crutches and leg braces.

Many parents of disabled children have welcomed the dolls as a realistic alternative to the physical perfection of the Baby Annabells already on the market.

Others, however, dismiss them as a sick joke. In fact, their detractors believe they only emphasise a disabled child’s differences to their able-bodied friends.

The Jury's still out..


purple_ebren says: Well, I'd be in all for giving such dolls to 'able' children. I think they are a brilliant idea personally . . .
Posted 3 weeks ago.


Demonic Angel 1975 says: Yes I agree...for able bodied kids it would be a great idea but quite a few parents of downs children are upset because they say the face moulds on these dolls are sterotypical and they don't see their child as looking like this...they also say thier child doesn't see themselves this way so I don't know I'm kinda confused by it!

Aidmenot says: A late cousin of mine had Down's Syndrome, and (I did not like her saying this, I assure you!) she always said that I was her favourite cousin. Her middle name was Joy - and that's what she brought into the world to all who knew her.
Posted 3 weeks

Demonic Angel 1975 says:  Awww aidmenot that's so sweet...my cousin's little boy had down's too...I never got to met him tho' it was before my time... but I on my travels I have found people with down's syndrome to be so happy and much fun to be around ... it's a shame the same can't be said for most "able bodied" people! *sigh*
 Posted 3 weeks ago.


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