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CALIBAN'S GALLERY

Beautiful Monsters have always intrigued me, so when Ringdoll put up photos of their Frankenstein, I was immediately smitten.

Of course I also had lots of reasons not to buy. I already have way too many dolls, for one thing (but unfortunately, that doesn't seem to stop me). I also already have way too many BIG dolls. Ringdoll had also been having difficulties: in 2011 they had production problems so that many people waited for dolls and items for over a year, with communication being poor.

I also was wary of possible quality issues. I was used to Korean dolls from well-proven companies. But again, few things get in the way of doll-acquisition... So, I ended up ordering (I went nuts over Dec/Jan '11/'12 with doll-buying), and here he is!

Name, Caliban, is from Shakespeare's "The Tempest," of course. It's one of my favorite plays and it's a great monster-name. I'm also a huge fan of the Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman. He's got a sketchy story, as a monster created by a mad scientist/alchemist/sorcerer on a desert island and is left alone...


STATS

NAME: Caliban

SCULPT NAME: Frankenstein

COMPANY: Ringdoll (China based co.)

SIZE: SD, Large-sized (72.5 cm size), Ringdoll Grown size

HEAD SCULPT: Frankenstein (based on ??? head???).

BODY SCULPT: Frankenstein (based on Grown body)

SKIN TONE: Grey skin

MAKEUP (Faceup): Frankenstein limited.

PURCHASED FROM: Ringdoll

PURCHASE DATE: ORDER DATE: January 15, 2012. LAYAWAY PAID: April 9, 2012. ARRIVAL DATE: May 23, 2012.

CAME WITH: Default/Fullset: Faceup. Body blushing/paint. Glass eyes . 2 Outfits. 2 Wigs.


GALLERY

From the Box Opening: "It's ALIVE!!!!"


Wearing his default eyes and clothes (partial).


With default wig. Supposedly some owners were able to make this wig look OK, but it was beyond me!


I liked his body painting... they'd painted his finger- and toe-nails.


His skin tone is a really dark grey. Here he is with a different wig... one I'd bought for my Blood... either from Andrastrea or Thereif?


Wearing his default outfit plus collar and chain from ???


Great body and there's just something about his face... Sweet, beautiful monster!


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden. May 26, 2012."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."


Photoshoot: "A Shadow in the Savage Garden."



2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot.


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot.


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot. He's so photogenic...


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot.


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot. Sometimes he looks so lost...


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot. So he's been abandoned on this deserted island...


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot. His master had died, leaving him alone in the ruins of a keep...


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot. Eventually he has read all the books... And bored, he has practiced his master's magic and experiments...


2014-03-09. Ringdoll Meetup Photoshoot. ... Some day a stranger will arrive, ship-wrecked...?



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