Sunday, June 19, 2011

Picture of the sample Lagoon!! :D

here's the sample head with the face-up the company sent me! The samples themselves are getting shipped out today and i'll have them sometime this week! Yeeeaaahhh!!!

that means pre-orders for the girls will start sometime in the next three weeks! once the pre-order starts I will run it for one month before turning in the order and getting the dolls cast. All the dolls will have face-ups and a bag, but i'm not sure about eyes yet, or if this will be the final face-up. We'll see!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

terrible cellphone pics of one of the dresses i'm working on.

made those shoes myself. i don't have time or cash right now to buy a bunch of shoes to measure her feet by. she'll fit in fairyland shoes no problem, but i don't want to pay the overseas shipping atm. X3

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm excited to announce that Lagoon here will be ready for pre-order about mid to late June!

she'll be the first of my dolls cast through j-pop and will be up for pre-order on their site.

the finished dolls will come with a face-up and without eyes and wigs or clothes. When it gets closer to time for pre-order and release i'll have more solid information, although the face-up will definitely be available.

I'll have some better pictures soon I hope!

In Machina news, i'm hoping to get the boys ready for casting next. I'm looking to have a pre-order for them sometime early fall. :3

Since this is my first time casting I don't know how long the turn around time will be, so i'm sorry i can't give you all any more solid information!

*kermit flail* YAAAAAAAAAAY!! Doooollls!! :D :D :D

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New dolls, armor, and heads on Etsy!

Hey guys!

Updates are here:

Like I said before, I'm going to be casting my latest doll, Lagoon.  In order to bankroll her production, I'm having a fire sale.  I've rounded up all the junk parts I can and made a few casts from my ruined resin stash.  All proceeds are going to Lagoon.

In turn, i have a few questions for you guys.

Would you rather I continue to list my dolls on Etsy as a first come first serve basis, or switch to auctions on ebay?  I've had a few complaints that people are getting frustrated trying to grab the dolls before they sell out.  The weather is warming up and drying out and hopefully I can start doing some good quality casts soon.  These will run probably around $300 base price.


After Lagoon is cast, I will use the money from her to pay for the molding and casting of Gamma.  He will finally, fingers crossed here, get pro-cast.  I still worry that he's jinxed and can't be cast!  So "Lord willing and the creek don't rise," in about 4-6 months there will hopefully be a pre-order where you can get the doll.  Unfortunately, since they will be a custom color(Probably white, grey or blue depending on what the company can do), they will cost a little more than my personal casts, probably around $350-400... at that point I will stop producing the boys myself and they will only be available through ordering periods.

Give me your opinions, please.  Just send me an email to batchix at gmail dot com or leave a message here.  It's important to me to know what you think!

still trying to release some machina girls and the mini-machinas sometime!  Still working on the little goobers!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Three Machina Gammas up for sale on Etsy!

I've got three imperfect casts up for sale on my etsy! :D  Man, it took me forever to get these guys together.  i kept stringing them wrong.  I'd only gotten a few hours of sleep the other night so I blame that.  Anyway, thanks so much!

In other exciting news... I'm looking into getting Lagoon pro-cast!  She'll be the guinea pig and depending on how that goes i may get the machinas done as well. :D

the reason she's going first is many fold.

First off she's a more traditional doll, just a girl not a robot.  She's also got the least amount of work required for me to get her ready to be cast, just some basic cleaning.  Third is she hasn't been cast by anyone but me before.  I had so much trouble trying to get Gamma done that I decided to hold on to him for a bit before I send him out into the world again.  I guess it feels like he got a bit jinxed.  Last is that I feel like a machina  with a lot of imperfections still has potential to be a finished since you can dye, paint or play with a dinged up robot.  Not so for a little girl!

At any rate, I'll keep everyone posted about how it goes!  I'm extremely excited!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hey guys! Sorry i've been so quiet as of late! I had intended to really start cranking out dolls, but inclement weather has prevented me from making any real progress. I did discover that i have to keep the humidity down below 30% to not get the little bubbles, so at least now i know that much!

I did, however, turn my hand to some painting when I received back one of my dolls from the gal doing my sanding! He was just something to test out what i could do- until the earthquake and tsunami hit. My best friend and her husband are over in Japan right now teaching english and one of my other best friends is set to go over there at the end of the month for the same thing.

In light of all this, i decided to auction off the doll on ebay. 50% of the sale will go to Global Giving. Depending on how much he goes for I'll donate more.

You can check him out here:


If you can pass around the link, that's great!

I have, still, two unfinished dolls that are in need of finishing. however, at the moment i'm really, really sick. I almost passed out taking the photos the other day. i'm doing much better today tho!

Hopefully the humidity will go down and I can cast the last pieces these two need to go out(they both need helmets!).

thanks again everyone!