Their price said $17, but I thought $17 had to be too high for a doll that cost that much in the first place. So I grabbed the one I really wanted and took her to a scanner. She was $7. At that price, I figured I could buy all three, although we all know I don't need them. But does that ever stop me? Mmmmm...sometimes. But at that moment, nope!
So I gathered them up, thinking how I'd need to re-body them all and which bodies I'd need to procure to make that work (three skin tones). I got up to the register and was very disappointed when the cashier scanned the first one, one I didn't even take to the scanner and told me it was $17. I told her I didn't understand because the other one was $7. Do you think she cared? Nope!
So she scanned the one that actually came up $7. Good, at least she's my first choice. Then she tried scanning the third, but that one didn't register at all. Would she have thought to just scan the $7 doll and give it to me for that price? Nope!
I didn't have time for the nonsense, so I just abandoned the two dolls and took the one. Here are the two that didn't make it home with me.
I think I would have dyed this one's (below) hair a shade of red or added some other colors. But she sits still on that shelf...at least until I pass by that Walmart again.
Here is the one that made it to a new home.
Me: Well, some other dolls are not going to be happy, but since I grabbed a donor for you already, there's no need to put that box away. Let's get you out of there.
Stardoll: Wonderful! Thank you so much!
After some ripping and snipping she was free.
Me: Well, that was the first step. I may as well get you onto a new body. One that moves very well. It will also help you to fit most of the shoes here.
Stardoll: Really? That sounds great. My current legs don't even move at the hip.
Me: While we're at it, I see some potential with making that hair less heavy and highlighting your entire face just by adding some new lip color.
Stardoll: I can tell I'm going to love it here. You're just so wonderful!
Me: You know, Ms. Slay could take some lessons from you.
Stardoll: I don't know if I can teach anyone anything, but I'd like to meet her.
Me: It's not that important. I was just thinking out loud. Let's get this over with. Okay?
Can I just say getting that dress off was a little hard? I don't even know how they got it on her. But here she is.
Stardoll: I feel like a totally new person. I mean the same inside, but just prettier and freer outside. Wow! Who knew I could ever get the chance to move and pose like this?
Me: I'm glad you like it. So now you need a name. Tell me who you think you are.
Stardoll: I don't know. I never thought past being Stardoll. I just like life and everything about it. Just like I think that we all are a part of something. We touch other lives, so we have to be good people, right? I hope that's not too much.
Me: It's not too much. Give me a minute on Google and I'll be right back.
Stardoll: I love this body. I can't say 'thank you' enough.
Me: You're welcome. I've made a decision. I'm going to name you, Chi Masterson.
Chi: I love it! It's so pretty. Great choice. Thank you!
Me: You're most welcome. For now, I'm going to leave you here, but I'll move you later to join the others.
Chi: I'm so excited. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm going to love my new home.
Me: I'm glad, Chi. I also think I'll nickname you the 'Chi Master.'
Chi: Oh! That sounds so prestigious. I'm humbled by your kindness.
Me: You're so sweet. Let me get one more shot before I leave you.
Isn't she lovely? My little 'Chi Master.' I think I will see if she can give Ms. Slay a few tips on true humility.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye