These two again. I can’t help it. I just think they’re cute. I decided to get the Lalaloopsy Tales 8-pack of minis a couple days ago since they lowered the price again, so now Alice and Wacky Hatter can sit next to their storybook friends. I just wish Scarlet had a cape and Pix E. had wings. The old 8-packs are so dusty on the shelves. They’ll probably end up clearanced. I once waited like 3 years for Toys R Us to clearance something.
I saw Fancy Frost ‘n’ Glaze in person today. The best part about the original Fancy is her tiara (and umbrella and pet). It’s too bad that every doll with ponytails gets stuck with this old mold. MGA needs to do an updated ponytail hairstyle without ribbons molded in so those dolls can have interchangeable bows/tiaras/etc the way many other dolls do. At least her dress looks almost exactly the same, unlike the Alice doll, even if it looks more like a cut-out than a cookie.
This morning I started sketching some key frames of Tippy Tumblelina doing a henshin sequence into… Dazzle ‘n’ Gleam (?) you know, the ruby red one. Yes, she’s in her panties in the first shot. I dunno if I wanna go straight to the dress or do a dress shot afterwards. I’m thinking the latter. I haven’t done any clean color frame-by-frame animation outside of work for the past 2 years until this Sonic the Hedgehog thing from a week ago, so while I’m on that high I want to make this happen.
I recorded myself doing the Bundles picture from scanned sketch to finish. I do digital line art with vectors because it’s the most convenient way to draw with a computer mouse, AND I’m using a 10+ year old version of Photoshop and Illustrator on a CRT monitor. Old school, baby!
This is my attempt at the Lalaloopsy Tinies style, Bundles and her bear looking not so yarn-like. I figured I’d do a character who would probably never be a Tiny, like a Little.
Here’s some old artwork for your face. I haven’t drawn any regular Powerpuff Girls in a long time, which makes sense with the series being long over. When Yahoo Geocities shut down its websites including my fan art site PowerPuff’n’Stuff I put all that artwork in a photobucket account, so if you’ve seen some vector (heck, even some pencil) PPG, Dexter’s Lab, and Samurai Jack (plus a tiny amount of Foster’s) related fan art, animation, and cosplay lingering around the interwebs over the years, there’s a fair chance I made it.
For months one of my local Wal-Marts has had a large Crumbs Sugar Cookie on the shelf and I never made a move because I figured I had enough dolls as it is, two with the same hair as her. Then of course the day I finally decide I want to get her she’s gone. It wasn’t meant to be. So I got something else that I had been considering, mini Yuki Kimono and a set of Lalaloopsy Squinkies, I mean Tinies.
I chose this set mainly because of Suzette and Scoops. It’s nice to have Charlotte and Mango as well, but I don’t dislike the others. They all have holes that run through them, I guess so you can make bracelets and stuff. On the bottom of their feet it says L and R, just like the large dolls.
SPOILER ALERT : My surprise figure was Twist E. Twirls. She is labeled as Prairie Dusty Trails.
So it looks like we have Scoops Waffle Cone, Suzette La Sweet, Holly Sleighbells, Twist E. Twirls (or red Prairie?), Suzette’s puppy, Twist E.’s butterfly, Charlotte Charades, Mango Tiki Wiki, Pearly Seafoam and Crumbs’s mouse. I’m not into the bubbly mermaids so I didn’t know her name right off. She doesn’t stand up so good. I would have preferred Bubbles Smack ‘n’ Pop, but I think she’s in another set. There’s a Target exclusive pack with all translucent dolls, whomever they may be.
Here’s the mouse from the Crumbs sisters pack next to the Tinies mouse. I actually prefer the Tinies version. It’s cuter in its stylized chubbiness. The Tinies version also has a heart patch on its butt, but the mini mouse does not. The Tinies are small enough to look like little sisters of the mini sized Littles and maybe baby sized next to the regular minis.
I think they’re all cute so I like them. I never bought any micros because they were blind bag, and I like to know what I’m buying. However, the price on these seems a little high. Since there are so many it makes sense for them to cost more than one mini, but when I look at the packs they don’t look like ten dollar toys. Still, I might get another set, the one that has Alice, but I will probably wait until they start marking them down.
Doodles of Dyna and Dazzle. I’m telling you guys, Tippy Tumblelina henshins into Dazzle ‘n’ Gleam. A Lalaloopsy transformation sequence, that would be interesting to see.
I still want to do a neatly illustrated version of the Scoops pic, but I also wanted one of the Mittens ones done more quickly, so you know, colored sketch.
I had sketched Mittens some more before I bought Bea Spells-a-lot, and micro Bea was gonna be part of that picture. Since someone brought up the Scoops sketch I will try to work on that next. If my old oekaki board is still activated, I may start doing quick pics there.
Edit: I just checked and it’s gone. Oh well.