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Wail, hail.
As we say in the native accent of southeast Kansas.

See, I've been happily waiting for an Um.Pyo head from Ninodoll, to be Jamie the Mogwa's junior-high-school-aged sister. I bought a swarrico body for her (love the swarrico body). I bought an Ospirit outfit for her (love Ospirit). I made arrangements for a faceup for her (v. excited about this).

Today the package arrives from Sienna, prompt and carefully swaddled and padded with a bag of Korean caramel corn snack. (Love Sienna.)

The head is perfectly adorable, and the family resemblance to Mogwa is just what I hoped.

The head is quite startlingly small.

No, it isn't MSD-size small, but it's too small to fit on any neck I would define as SD-sized. (With the probable exception of CH old bodies, but I'm not disassembling either Nessa or Claudine to try it, because (a) I don't want to take them apart, and (b) I'm not going to buy another body, dammit.)

Just for laughs, I'll get pictures tomorrow morning of the utter disappointment that was the Um.Pyo head attached to the swarrico body. Oneesan refuses to allow me to photograph the ludicrous mistake that was the Um.Pyo head attached to her SD13 body.

Ninodoll's website is absolutely certain that Um.Pyo is an SD-sized head. The head I have is unquestionably an Um.Pyo head; I checked it against all the Ninodoll faces, and there's no mistake there. It's just . . . tiny.

As I see it, I have a number of options.

1. Sell the swarrico body and try to find a thin-necked body that will match Ninodoll resin.

*unacceptable, because I am cooing over the swarrico body and lugging it around the house like little Laura Ingalls with her corncob doll. Cannot sell swarrico body. Beepbeepbeepbeeeeeeeeeeeeep. System failure. Abort. Abort.*

2. Apologize to the faceup artist, cancel the commission slot, and try to sell the Um.Pyo head on DoA.

*but I WANT a faceup by this artist! Still, there might be an option lurking in there, thanks to an impending arrival. Hmm. The question is, would anyone buy the Um.Pyo head?*

3. Option 2, followed by: find another head for the swarrico body. Is this the moment when I actually get to shop Y!J head listings for real?

*expensive. That way lies madness.*

Thoughts? I'm off to teach an acquaintance how to knit--will see what y'all think later on.
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Ehhhhh, sometimes I hate the difficulty with floating heads.
Who is the faceup with?
Would they wait a bit?

I'm probably selling the Koodoll Sujan, just for body difficulties (and because she's just not tickling my fancy).....I was sure she'd match Volks. She doesn't.

The faceup is with Mingyi, and really, I think her style might suit a 4 sisters better than the Um.Pyo head anyway . . . or if tubbysnuggles</> is right and I don't like a certain faceup that's supposedly been shipped (*hack* *choke*), that's a possibility too. I'll let her know that the Um.Pyo is a no-go, and see whether she'd be willing to hold the slot for me a little longer.

I'm just really, really surprised by this size mismatch, because it's not like Ninodoll. Pictures to come, especially a side-by-side comparison between the Mogwa head and the Um.Pyo. Weird.

Pthtthtt. Whyyyyyyyy doesn't LJ have an edit function for comments?

It almost sounds like the head would need a body that's situated for smaller bodies (WOW, REALLY -- sorry for the obviousness, but let me explain!) -- like a Rainydoll body or something of that sort. Seems like the proportions are for more mature dolls. I'm really sorry if I'm unclear as my brain feels quite mushy right now.

Though I don't blame you for clinging onto the suwarriko body with a death grip. D: I freakin' love suwarriko bodies.

If I were you, I'd do choice 1 and 3, but I don't think I'm being particularly practical. But but... can't you have your cake and eat it, too? Or maybe hold onto the suwarriko body for a just in case. Being realistic, there one day may very well be the need for a suwarriko body, right right?? xD

Oh, yes! I see exactly what you mean, and I think you're 100% right--it's just that Ninodoll *always* sizes heads to Volks bodies, and clearly marked this one as SD size (also modeled it on a Volks body). I'm . . . mystified, really.

Despite my vow not to buy any more bodies, I am tempted to post a WTB for an old CH girl body on DoA. How I wish CH still some for sale!

And the suwarikko body--don'tcha love words with multiple spellings?--is not going anywhere. Nope. Any semi-doll that I talk to as much as I'm talking to her (even headless) needs to stick around.

We are all crazy, aren't we? ^_^

That's so irritating! Maybe Nindoll needs to put on a pair of glasses. :)

As for the CH body, I was going to buy one from her, but I ended up selling my Prayer Cyn head. Thus, with no active pursuing communication on either end, the deal kind of just... fizzled. I PMed her asking her if she had any for sale as she usually has dolls that she lists on eBay. She said she had one that she was willing to let go and was willing to sell it to me at cost (or maybe with a $10 additional markup which is really insignificant). I think she'd be a great person to ask first! And her dolls are in great shape, so you don't have to worry about a missing piece of resin.

I wish CH made suwarriko bodies. My Toppi is on one, and I would have all dolls, if possible, on said body. I don't understand how people sell them off as I'd hoard them away as my precious bodies!

Hopefully you'll find a nice head for your suwarrikko (yep, love the multiple spellings ;D) body that makes you go all ♥____♥!

Who, who, who might have a CH body? I have too many guesses to narrow it down much. ;-) Email me, if you don't want to put the name out here in public--

--because after sitting Nessa next to the UM.PYO/suwarikko combination, I do think a CH body would work for this head. Hmmm. Pictures to come!

I accidentally deleted who when I was editing part of my post. :D

Kathleen/Skywhys! That's who!

Ahaaaaaaa! Then now I know of two possibilities . . . but I also just got a hasty phone message from a friend who thinks she might want the UM.PYO head, which would free me up to head-shop for the body . . .

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

That sucks, sucks, sucks. I'm sorry.

I LOVE the swarrico body and desperately want an excuse to have one. I'd like to see if the MSdoll heads fit it.

*secret whisper* Y!j is not necessarily as expensive as you might think. Madness, yes. Maddening, yes. But if you shop for blank heads and body parts, you can very easily get REAL deals - with fees and shipping you can easily still pay less than if you bought the head off DoA.

Oh, feh, there are much worse things in life (like, right now I'm worried about one of my former thesis students and his wife and their four-year-old--Stoyan and Ina are working on their Ph.D.s at the University of Minnesota, and I don't want to imagine the possibility that they were in their car on that bridge at rush hour yesterday evening).

Still, it was a big surprise when I put the Um.Pyo head on the swarrico body: Ninodoll head sizes are usually so consistent, and when Ninodoll says a head fits a certain body, it does, you know? Weird. I'm going to email Sienna to thank her for being her usual efficient, friendly self, and include a gentle question about whether Ninodoll was changing sizes this time around.

My problem with Y!J is that I fall so hard for the ones with spectacular faceups. *koffkoff* But I'll try to restrain myself, uh-huh. ;-)

yeah, but how do you say "roof"? (I laugh because mi madre y mi familia esta en Topeka, ya know?)


um, in the mood for a School head A? SD A? 'Cuz there is this thing coming up and I bet if you were and you put a feeler out on DoA you just might get someone more than happy to help out. That is if you were willing to wait just a tad bit longer.....

hee hee hee hee . . . I don't even know how to spell phonetically the way I say "roof." The vowel is more or less the noise that actors in cowboy movies make when they're fake-gut-punched.

And yup, I say "wohrsh," too, though over the years that hard r has softened toward "woysh," and I can control it into "wash" if I concentrate. ;-) The year I moved here, I knew I was back in my native territory when the realtor showing me houses said, "And there's one I think you'd like at the corner of 15th and Wohrshington."

Errrrrrrrhmm. If I didn't have a certain pale young lady on the way, thanks to a dear friend, I would seriously think about either of the A options. But after spending some time with the SD Encyclopedia last night, I think what I really want is a School C, a 4 sisters, or a Kun. (Well, no, what I really want is for my cute Um.Pyo head to grow so that it's the size it was supposed to be. Feh.)

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