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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2011, 03:39:07 AM »
On the weight issue, I wonder if anyone has explored combining a doll hanger stand with a Segway personal transport device, adjusted for a slow-controlled speed?

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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #76 on: September 20, 2011, 05:11:08 AM »
It had nothing to do with the court ruling.

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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #77 on: September 20, 2011, 11:53:32 AM »
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asked because I didn't know anything other than that Matthew was his Maker until mytime chimed in.  Glad I asked, now I know, moving on.

Yup sad story and beautifull head gone, better forget or try to sculpt simular head and use that. There are several beautifull male mannequins, brands like Rootstein have very good sculptors too and put out great stuff that can compete with our dolls. I've seen some with a head that comes close to Matt K's head, for private use one can cast such head and use that.

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On the weight issue, I wonder if anyone has explored combining a doll hanger stand with a Segway personal transport device, adjusted for a slow-controlled speed?

I wonder how you would drive that! Although I'am in Europe and here are only few Segways I've driven segway this summer, its not very easy, a Segway is a nice way to transport yourself, but a handtruck is a lot easyer and more affordable to transport a doll ;).

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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2011, 01:37:56 AM »
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On the weight issue, I wonder if anyone has explored combining a doll hanger stand with a Segway personal transport device, adjusted for a slow-controlled speed?

I wonder how you would drive that! Although I'am in Europe and here are only few Segways I've driven segway this summer, its not very easy, a Segway is a nice way to transport yourself, but a handtruck is a lot easyer and more affordable to transport a doll ;).

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Good point, Mytime. 

Guess I had in mind a modified, power-assisted type of device (like direction toggle wheel chairs or a SegWay modified with a doll carry hook and user controls) that could help people move their heavy doll/manikin with less effort.  True, the hand-truck/dolly method is less expensive.

For people though with less upper body strength who want to move a male doll across an area, some power assist solution could help.

...of course, if modified SegWays open up an opportunity to have doll races at various meets, will probably need to start another thread.  ;)

Now lets segue back to the main topic:  Happiness is on a mission!

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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2011, 11:27:06 PM »
 :-* :-* :-* Thank you SimonDC for that very smooth segway to get back on topic!

Mytime, the low-sale numbers for the male dolls is because there is no selection. There cannot be sales where there is no product. There is huge potential in this market for someone to make a male doll and market him to women. Most women still don't know these dolls actually exist. I only found out just over a year ago. I watched Lars and the Real
Girl and actually told my husband how great it would be if someone actually made dolls like that, not knowing that they've existed for years. Having talked to other women, the interest definitely exists. The issues are lack of selection, weight, and of course, cost. Marketing is easy. A woman doesn't need another sex toy. She needs a man that is completely and utterly there for her. When she is with him, she can completely be herself. She doesn't have to perform, or please, or live up to any expectations. He exists for her alone.
He will never cheat or lie, or hurt her in any way. She is beautiful to him, no matter what her weight, build, or age. Give her fantasy, playfulness, and freedom to be herself. Put it all in a gorgeous body with a fabulous face. Let her know that it's o.k. to want this, to have this. The orders will come.

I'm not sure that women will explode onto the doll forums. For many, their doll experiences will be too intimate and personal. Others will want to hop on and give every detail. I'm just hoping that we're moving in the right direction. I know a lot of women that could benefit from a male doll. Myself being one of them.
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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2011, 10:00:52 PM »
:-* :-* :-* Thank you SimonDC for that very smooth segway to get back on topic!

... A woman doesn't need another sex toy. She needs a man that is completely and utterly there for her. When she is with him, she can completely be herself. She doesn't have to perform, or please, or live up to any expectations. He exists for her alone.
He will never cheat or lie, or hurt her in any way. She is beautiful to him, no matter what her weight, build, or age. Give her fantasy, playfulness, and freedom to be herself. Put it all in a gorgeous body with a fabulous face. Let her know that it's o.k. to want this, to have this. The orders will come. ..

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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #81 on: October 17, 2011, 02:03:45 AM »
Gilda, thank you.  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2011, 07:51:54 AM »
 :) I'm so excited!!!!!! Soon, very soon, Sinthetics will be unveiling their first male doll!!!!!!!  :o  ;D  :D
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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2011, 11:11:22 PM »
@happiness:
Same here. I was ecstatic when someone pointed out to me that Sinthetics had a new male doll in the works. Wonderful news, indeed!

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« Reply #84 on: October 24, 2011, 09:26:41 PM »
Curious Georgina, I am so happy you are here!!!! It's so nice to have so many people to share this with. Sinthetics has done a beautiful job with their female line.
I expect their male doll will be no less spectacular.   ;D

I've been so excited about Sinthetics upcoming male doll, but another manufacturer is also working on his first male doll. Titman of Maidlee  is developing a foam latex male that will be very light, and very affordable. We've never had a male doll in this range before, to my knowledge. His Maidlee is beautiful. If his male doll is equally so, he will be a wonderful option for those who cannot afford a Sinth. male, or those who cannot lift the weight. ( sigh ) Of course I'm going to have to get both the Sinthetic male and the Maidlee
male.

Where am I going to put all these dolls???? What a fabulous problem to have!  :)
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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #85 on: October 24, 2011, 10:56:40 PM »
Titman of Maidlee  is developing a foam latex male that will be very light, and very affordable. We've never had a male doll in this range before, to my knowledge. His Maidlee is beautiful. If his male doll is equally so, he will be a wonderful option for those who cannot afford a Sinth. male, or those who cannot lift the weight. ( sigh ) Of course I'm going to have to get both the Sinthetic male and the Maidlee
male.

Where am I going to put all these dolls???? What a fabulous problem to have!  :)

Wow!  Somehow i missed that!  Hooray for Titman (and in the future "PeckMan")  There was only one that i recall that would have fallen in this range, that was molded after porn star Dale Dabone.  He was stiff as a board, arms moved, but only at the shoulders.  Website went up with pics of the prototype, but that's about as far as they went with it. There main page states they are "under construction", which they seem to have been for the past 6-7 years or so.

http://www.playdollsxxx.com/main/daledoll_en.html

Really looking forward to seeing what Titman comes up with!  ;D


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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #86 on: October 25, 2011, 04:01:58 PM »
Thanks for sharing that link GreyGull! I've never seen that sight.  The body and face are not actually that bad. The eyes are a little wide, and I don't like the hand position.
But otherwise, not too bad. Too bad it "petered" out.  :laugh: ( Yes, that was awful, my apologies.  :-[ ).

It's an exciting time for the male dolls!!!

HairyBearFL is still waiting on his Abyss male. There was a time, not long ago, when their male dolls shipped very quickly. I could be wrong, but perhaps more male dolls are being ordered now.

Finally we are going to have more than two bodies and three heads to choose from. And at least one of them will be light and in the mid price range.   :D
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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #87 on: November 05, 2011, 03:38:55 PM »
HairyBearFL is still waiting on his Abyss male. There was a time, not long ago, when their male dolls shipped very quickly. I could be wrong, but perhaps more male dolls are being ordered now.

.... and waiting   ... and waiting   ;D
Actually, I don't know if it is related to the type of doll (male vs female) since Abyss responded that the delay was due to the response they had from the "summer special".  I ordered on the last day of the special (31JUL) but my order wasn't finalized until 15AUG so that is the date it entered into the queue and started it's 8-10 week lead time.  Abyss has been very kind in keeping me informed, and responded on 18OCT it would be a few more weeks.

I ordered the face B with body A so I know he will be a heavy man.....   Since this is my first doll purchase, I probably fall into the category you have all spoken about who "thinks" he will be able to manage.  Only time will tell.....   Hopefully the plans for the modified two wheel dolly will help with moving him around the house.  That is my plan.

I am also following closely the arrival of the Sinthetics male doll.....    I fully intend to make that my second doll purchase.  I'd put a deposit down today and "pre-order" based solely on the previous work of Matt K and the LD "Adam" doll if Sinthetics would open a "pre-order" option (hint hint  ;) )  I'd love to be able to hold my place in the production queue for when they are ready to start "building the boys!" 

I also have to agree with happiness that I think male customers would also appreciate a lighter doll option.  I would not like to see the weight reduction through a harder body or less movement of the joints.  I would like to see the weight reduction through reduced height.  I think I would be perfectly happy with a male doll in the 5'2"-5'6" range.    I personally don't want a slim doll, but if a thinner doll had some muscles and definition that might work.   As long as the the body and face look "mature" - not looking for too young of a look either.

I think I read on the Sinthetics site forum that they are planning to have body and face choices for the male dolls.  I can't wait to see what they reveal!  :)


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Re: Happiness is on a mission
« Reply #89 on: November 06, 2011, 06:17:26 AM »
 :) HairyBear, I am so excited about your soon to arrive guy! You'll manage the weight just fine! And I'm right there
with you on the height and body type for a lighter male doll. The Doll Dollie is an awesome idea! Roust just ordered
a battery powered wench for a dolly he is modifying for me.  :D It's a busy time of the year for us, but I'm hoping we
can have the stand finished by the end of the month. We'll share pics when it's done.

Incred, those are great pics of the doll dollie! I love that it's a stand and transport all in one. It can go where a
standard stand and wheal chair can not. And with a little power,  ;D , the heavy weight lifting of the dolls can be minimized. 


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