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Is she worth fixing?
« on: December 18, 2011, 08:46:39 PM »
I took inventory today of all the things that needs fixing on my Taffy. About 11 things on my list that I found. I am wondering if it is even worth it.

Things i need to repair:

small hole in right foot at ankle

holes in neck on left side

half inch tear in right side of mouth

hole in tip of nose

lips cracking

holes in both soulders where foam is comeing out

left breast partialy deflated

small tear in skin on right side of neck

small tear hole on back between right shoulder blade

and neck

Do you think she is worth fooling with?
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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 10:06:08 PM »
I guess it all depends on what your dolls are worth to you...

I care for my Layla a great deal and would spend more money and effort on her  than she is worth as merchandise.....

They say that one mans trash is another mans treasure.

That was the case with Layla.

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 11:19:03 PM »
If you care for her, then she is most definitely worth fixing!  :)
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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 10:52:33 AM »
Like was said, it all depends upon what she means to you Dolluver.

I've spend literally a couple full work weeks of hours and 2 quarts of silicone & other materials trying to save Nicky, my 1 PC.  I managed to extend her life longer that any other 1PC out there, but in the end that tin silicone will be her demise. 

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 11:31:48 AM »
I'll second what folks are saying, If she's worth it to you, fix her.
"Leaving it to the imagination" is highly overrated.




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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 12:21:52 PM »
I was going through inflatable pics and got an idea on how to save Taffy. The idea is to use an old inflatable that has thicker vinyl skin, to cover taffys skin. I would have to cut to size. If I do this I don't want to screw it up. Any advice/ suggestions are apreciated. If I can figure out the right way to do this it will save her and even act as protection.
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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 09:04:57 PM »
dollluver,

     Regardless of what needs repair, ask yourself if the cost of the repairs would be close to or greater than the cost of a replacement. Although we hate to part with something as personal as a doll, there may be times when it is necessary.

     On the other hand, I have found that no two dolls are ever exactly alike. Even mass-produced dolls have some nuances, especially when they are produced months or years apart. In the end, only you can determine if repairs would be better than replacement.

     If you decide to replace your Taffy, keep the old model for experiments - things that you would not otherwise risk with "Taffy Prime".

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 12:58:06 PM »
obvioussly everyone elses comments are valid and i don't think i need to repeat them, the only additional point i wanted to mention, is that in case you do descide to let taffy go, there are many new dolls worth concidering like the maid ling doll. my two cents :)

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 01:13:57 PM »
obvioussly everyone elses comments are valid and i don't think i need to repeat them, the only additional point i wanted to mention, is that in case you do descide to let taffy go, there are many new dolls worth concidering like the maid ling doll. my two cents :)

If I deside to let her go, I don't have it in the budget to buy a new doll. Besides I have 2 other dolls already. A TB and Tess, a doodman origional. I took pics of the damage and will see what it will take to repair and preserve her.
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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 06:12:26 PM »
well if you have time i would say do the best you can, the forum will help as much as possible i'm sure!

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 07:09:05 PM »
I am no PRO when it comes to repairs, but we have all done some regardless.
(ODC has a helpful 'repair'section and alot of us are willing to coach if need be)
http://ourdollcommunity.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 05:49:49 PM »
I have a Train wreck Taffy that has smiler damages, plus she is decapitated with poorly done lip repairs. I bought her in that condition from a previous owner. I got her for the sole purpose of a restoration project and learning experience. I will soon begin work on her, and I am mostly using Aqua-seal and sil-poxy.
I love these Taffys so much that they are always worth saving in my bias opinion.

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 11:14:22 PM »
When you do the repairs please post in here. Would love to learn from others expieriences.
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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 05:51:35 AM »
When you do the repairs please post in here. Would love to learn from others expieriences.
Do you have your doll fixed yet? Can you post the damage area so that we can understand what it really looks like. It might just a simple way to fix her instead of discarding her.

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Re: Is she worth fixing?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2012, 07:41:16 PM »
it may be worth the effort just to get some experience doing these kind of repairs under your belt