Friday, December 30, 2016

New Re-ment - Bring Back Youth Days

Today a new box of Re-ment items arrived.  Although two others have arrived over the past few weeks (one was under the tree), I only felt compelled to have a couple of the ladies review this one.

The first to arrive is Giordana.  She would like to take a minute to introduce herself while she waits for her partner to arrive.

Giordana:  Hi, Everyone.  I hope you're all doing well and enjoying the holiday season.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself.  I've been here for two years.  I am a loved Christmas gift from Mr. Jaye to Mrs. Jaye.  When I first arrived, I got new lip color and a hair cut and style and assigned to the display area. Although she tried and has been looking since I arrived, we couldn't find a body for me for the past two years.  Recently, Miss Jaye ordered some IT bodies at a good price and it was discovered I actually match the PP body she ordered and viola!  I have mobility and moving to the play area.  I'll miss the ladies in display, but it's time for a new life and I'm happy about that.

Now, I really need to do something about this hair before we continue. Getting dressed sometimes affects the hair, with the pullover and what not. Please excuse me for a second.

Giordana:  Okay, that's much better.  I can't very well focus on showing things when my hair is disheveled.   Now, we just need my partner to arrive and we can get started.  We are going to try to just caption everything and use ourselves for size comparison.  There are a lot of items in this set and not chatting should make it go faster.  Can I just say it's lovely being able to touch my hair comfortably?

Tasha:  Hi.  I'm here. 
Giordana:  Hi, Tasha.  I'm glad you are here and we can get started.
Tasha:  Well, normally I do this with my girl, Lisa, but since she's visiting her family on winter break, you'll be okay for a fill in.
Giordana:  Yes, I know Lisa couldn't be here.  I'm glad you're here and I get a chance to work with you.  I could use the guidance of someone experienced.  Up until now, I've only had to stand and pose.
Tasha:  Uhuh.  That reminds me.  I have something to say.
Giordana:  We really should get started.  Time is limited.
Tasha:  We have time for this.

Tasha:  First of all, I know you are all happy to see I'm back and doing a review.  I was done wrong, but I can be the bigger person and forgive people.  Which is the only reason I agreed to come back.
Giordana:  Yes, I think we are all happy to see you.  So let's get started.
Tasha:  I'm not finished yet.  This is about turning the other cheek and getting slapped again.
Giordana:  Huh!

Tasha:  Giordana and I arrived the same day, I've been in actual scenes and yet, she has an articulated body before I have one?  I mean, she was already honored enough being with the display girls who model all day long, but now she's getting moved to another area too?   You all know that's sha...not right.  I need to be able to move better to review things.  Maybe that's why I can't even be a model. 

Giordana (to herself):  Good gravy.  Does she ever quit?
Tasha:  I think it would be nice to know why keep getting passed over for things. I mean, I try hard, don't I?
Me:  Tasha, I let you vent a little, but you are taking up time.  I have work to do.

Giordana:  If you don't mind, instead of your getting aggravated, I think have a way to take care of this so everyone is happy.
Me:  If you say so.  But if you can't get her under control, I will.
Giordana:  I've got this.  Don't worry.  I just need a minute.  Thanks.
Me:  Thank you!

 Giordana:  Tasha, I don't mean to interrupt, but I have to say I agree with you.  I think a mistake has been made.
Tasha:  You do?  Really?
Giordana:  Yes, absolutely.  As I look at your physique and your lovely eyes, I see that you should have been assigned to a place with more prestige.  You should have been in the case all this time with the display ladies.  The way you can hold a pose like nobody else, that's where you should be.  I mean, you are really working that dress.

Tasha: really think I could be up there with those beautiful girls?
Giordana:  Yes, I mean, if you're okay with standing there in some gorgeous fashion and having strangers praise how wonderful you look, then it's probably right for you. Do you think you can do that?  It's long hours, but so much admiration comes to those ladies.  They are always being seen, unlike the others you've been standing around with.
Tasha:  You're right.  We are all standing around crowded together.  In the display shelf, all eyes will be on me and I won't just be standing around, I'll be modeling all day and night. 

Giorgana:  That's right. And you know I know from experience that it's the place to be. There's a brand new completely empty case from Christmas, so you could be one of the first in there.  Plus, I'm basically taking a step down.  You, however, will be moving up.  Doesn't that sound great?
Tasha:  Yes, it does.  How do we make this happen.?
Giordana:  First we need to finish this review, then we can either go find an existing fashion or, since you have such a unique physique, maybe we can get Leera to make something for you.  Something that will be just for you.
Tasha:  Okay.  I love it!  Let's get this review started so I can get my promotion. I already have a fashion in mind. Thanks for the idea.
Giorgana:  Girl, I've got your back.

Finally, on to the review. 

Here is a fruit drink, an analog clock (it just wouldn't stand up, so I'd need to give it a back, and a pay phone.  I've never seen this type in the US, so it must be what was used overseas at the time (80's?). The handset does come off the hook.

 Sunglasses that fit.

 Water and a coffee drink.  The camera opens in the back and the roll of film can go inside of it and the back closes.  Pretty cool.

This 'walkman' really has headphones that plug in and the tape cassette really goes inside the tape player and the case.  However, the headphones do not fit on the ladies' heads.  We tried.

I'm loving how this burger has ketchup and pickles.  The fries do come out of their wrapper.  They look supersized.

 This flower has a face.  I think it's supposed to be smiling, but it looks a little evil to me.  The noodles come out of the cup and there is a lid.  I just need to cut it out of the little cards that come in the boxes.  Look at that VHS video that really goes inside the case.

 This light has a knob that really turns to each of the positions, but the light does not work.

 A ball point pen with a cap, which is permanently attached.  The key in it's own holder is cool.  It is attached directly to the case, which does close.

 This portable cassette player/radio has a moveable handle and antenna (up or down, but not extending).

 The cassette really goes in and the holder can close.

 Decided to show the key case closed. 

 This fish tank is actually comprised of three pieces which separate - the tank, the fish and the reef.  Great for a scene where you are putting a fish tank together or something.

 This key on the huge key chain cracked me up when I first saw it.  It has some hotel name on it, but it reminds me of gas station keys.  There's a martini (the glass can be empty), the drink on the left has sugar or salt on the rim. 

 Some lipstick with a cap that can be placed on it and another drink glass.  It's either water or clear liquor that goes on it.  It can be whatever you'd like.

Hmm...lipstick on the café cup.  Not sure why, especially when it looks like a top lip, not a bottom lip, to me. Partially eaten dessert...yum.

 I've never seen that item on the left, but it seems to be some sort of astrology machine.

 This bottle on the left makes no sense to me, but can be used for medicine, I guess.  There's another form of coffee, with milk based on the color.

 Ah, the computer items - a floppy disk, mouse and keyboard.

 This computer's screen did not come attached and it remains removable, which is great if you need to show something in particular on the screen.  I'm thinking ultrasound machine.

 Usually Re-ment comes with cards, this set came with little booklets, most of which have something for you to cut out and use, like the computer screen and a box for the medicine bottle.

 More liquor bottles for another bar.  Loving it!

 Umm, cigars on ice?  Who knew that was a real thing?  And an ice bucket.  The ice is removable.

 And last, but not least, a handbag that opens and closes and another lovely drink. Every 'drinkable' item in this set has removable drinks so that the glass or cup can be empty.  That's one of the things that makes Re-ment so awesome! 

Giordana:  Thank you so much for joining us for this review.  There are so many fantastic items for homes and businesses here.  We hope Re-ment continues to make more similarly useful items, preferably not in character form.
Tasha:  Yes, thank you for looking at our review.  Please be sure to join us for my placement and promotion ceremony.
Giordana:  I don't think there's such a thing.
Tasha:  How would you know? There's never been a promotion like I'm about to get.  So there needs to be one.  I mean, the other display ladies don't even have assigned names, but I do. 
Giordana:  Okay, okay.  Let's just see about getting you there first, then we can talk about ceremonies.
Tasha:  You bet.

Thanks for stopping by and we all hope you have a safe and happy New Year! ~ Jaye and the Gang

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays! - 2016

It's Christmas Eve and the team is wrapping up.  Time to take things down and then head out.

First to arrive and start clearing are Leera and Dallas.  Dallas is in the storeroom putting away camera equipment.  Leera has started removing items from the shelves.

Leera (to herself):  These were some cute cards.  I'm sorry I missed most of the photos.  I wonder if the same team will be assigned next year.  Well, it's a year from now, a lot can change. 

While Leera is setting the cards down, Song and Waverly arrive. 

Waverly:  Hi, Leera!  Glad you could make it.
Song:  It's good to see you.  I hope things have been going well.
Leera:  Hey, Guys.  Things are good.  I just had to make it for the clean up at least.  I've barely been here.  I hear you did a great job.  I've seen the survey cards from each photo shoot.

Waverly:  It was so much fun to be creative and keep trying to come up with poses.
Song:  And switching up the scenery a little each time.  I can see why you enjoy designing clothes.  It's all about being creative and challenging yourself.
Leera (laughing):  That sounds about right.
Waverly:  Thanks for using what little time you had to still make some outfits for us.
Leera:  Unfortunately, I didn't have time to design anything festive, but I wanted to give you guys something.
Waverly:  I'm loving this jumpsuit.
Song:  I'm loving this skirt.  Thanks!
Leera:  You're welcome.  Well, we should probably get to work.

Song and Waverly join Leera in stripping the studio.

Waverly:  After his stuff gets stored, I wonder if it will ever be used again.  I think these metal flowers are pretty cool.
Song:  Would you like one for yourself?
Waverly:  No, I don't think this would fit my décor.  I just wonder sometimes what will happen to things.

 Song:  There are some nice things in here.  I know for a fact these boxes get used.  They're so festive.  I think we found a few good ways to use them.  The children's shots, for instance.
Leera:  That sounds so cute.  I have get Dallas to show me the photos he took.
Song:  They did come out pretty good, if I must say so myself.

Waverly:  Do we just keep this together? 
Leera:  It will be hard to lift as is, so we should split it up.  You wouldn't want to not see because of a berry in your eye.
Waverly (smiling):  I guess that would be a little difficult.
Dallas (from across the room):  Did I hear someone say something about being difficult.  What do you need?

Leera:  I was just talking about getting this vase with this berry plant thing out of here.
Dallas:  Don't worry, Ladies.  I'll take care of it.
Leera:  Okay.  We're not in a big hurry, so I'm going to have a seat to look at some of these things.
Song:  Taren should be here any minute.
Leera:  I hope so. I wouldn't want to miss her.

Leera has a seat and Song plops down next to her.  Dallas grabs the vase and takes it to store it.

Song:  You know, Taren is married with a couple of children.  I can't wait to ask her all about them.
Waverly:  I'm glad she's happy.  It's just what she wanted and now look at her. 
Leera:  Yes, I think it's a great thing.  Are you guys hoping to be married with kids?
Song:  I have some time to be single first.  I'm not in a rush.
Waverly:  Me neither.  I'm hoping to enjoy dating life for a little while.
Leera:  I hear you and I'm with you. 
Dallas (who just came back):  I am looking forward to dating too.  I'm taking offers.
Waverly:  Let's just focus on shutting things down.

Dallas:  I'm not sure.  I may need some help with the tree.
Waverly:  We'll help you.  Don't strain yourself.
Dallas:  Okay.  Hey, I wonder if Taren will even make it.
Waverly:  Me too, with the family to take care of everything.
Taren (on her way in):  I can hear you and I'm married, not dead.  I'm here now.

Dallas:  Hey, Lady.  Congratulations on the family.
Taren:  Thank you.
Dallas:  I guess that means one less beautiful lady for me to try to woo.
Taren:  Aww, poor thing.  But don't worry, tomorrow's Christmas.  I have it on good authority there may be some new residents arriving.  You may just luck out.  One door closes, another one opens.
Dallas:  I hope so.

After hugging Dallas, Taren hugs everyone else and starts chatting.

 Dallas:  Ladies, may I have your attention, please.

The ladies quiet down and turn to listen to Dallas.

Dallas:  We can't leave without a group photo.  Let's figure out how to pose.
Waverly:  I have one last sign to put in the frame.  I'll go grab it.
Taren:  I'll figure out a pose for us.  Song and Leera, can you please help me re-arrange a couple of things.
Song:  You got it.
Leera:  Of course.

Here's the team. 

They hope you enjoyed their hard work on the photos this holiday season.  They're off to go get ready for their Christmas Day.  Maybe Taren will be right and there are new residents arriving.  We'll be sure to introduce them if there are some.

Happy Holidays to you and your family and friends!

Holiday Family Photos - Winters

So, Taren has her family.  She is so happy with her new life with her husband and two children.  Who knew she'd be related to Ember.  Pretty cool, huh?

Without further ado, here are the photos of the Winters family.

 Here are Dane, Taren, Paisley and Queron

 Taren and the kids.  They love their mommy.

 Paisley and Queron  - Aren't they just adorable?

 Dad and his babies

Taren and her man - she couldn't be happier

The crew will be wrapping up now so they can enjoy their Christmas Day.  We'll have to check in and see how that goes.

Enjoy your Christmas Eve. ~ Jaye