I bought these Midnight Magic dolls from Aliexpress in september and almost gave up on them but kept trying because well, glitter transparent bodies are awesome.
I had been carving the big spherical neck knobs by hand with a craft knife until they snapped, then I tried putting in classic anchor style doll neck knobs which caused the neck to crack open.
Attempt n°3 saw me get out the knock off dremel and it’s cumbersome transformer to sand down the remnants of the neck knob until they were just 2-3mm wider than the neck, then squished the donut part of the anchor knob with pliers to be much thinner. E6000 is the glue used, you can tell because it gets very messy if you move stuff around before it dries. LOL.
The Cola one is much neater than the Sprite one as it was easier to see the edges and I’d got some practice on the first one.
The Cola one went to Clawdia as it’s a good colour match and she’s already got bigger clothes (the MM dolls are “big sister” sized)
Sprite body went to a bald Ari head:
Here’s a fakie body who’s leg peg snapped (I forgot to check and cut open the plastic hinges before trying to pose her)
I used a mini rotary tool with a tiny drill bit (but you could also use a pin vise) and stuck in a pin – a tooth yanked out of a comb with pliers.
The super glue worked for one side but not the other -it just frosted the plastic- so it comes off easily but the leg does bend!
Another dollarstore ebay review:
The $2 body aka “doll toy no head” or the pale fakie body without the torso joint.
Ok where to start? Well mine arrived broken and with two right lower legs so that took a classic “drill a hole with a nail drill, put in a piece of paper clip + glue it” fix and it’s kind of obvious that she’s got wonky lower legs.
- The body arrived with the arms seperate so you’ll need to crack open the torso to put them in.
- The torso and upperlegs are made of thin hollow hard plastic that is light enough for Licca, Kuhrn, Lelia, etc…
- The hard plastic has black marks that only go away with sanding or wiping with magic eraser.
- The neck knob doesn’t allow for much range of movement.
- The upper legs have heavy seams that needed scraping off with a craft knife as they interfered with movement at the hip joint
- The arms and lower legs are vinyl of a darker skintone with darker marks in the vinyl itself (cannot be removed), joints of a different colour and some flash on the hands. The joints hold well. The different pieces aren’t removable.
While this body is a *lot* less floppy than the fakie body with a torso joint and is an OK match for pale skintones it’s also lesser quality in terms of the hollow plastic and mismatched arms/lower legs. You’ll need a magic eraser + craft knife to prep this body for use and it’ll be discoloured. I don’t recommend it for dyeing as there are too many different plastic types and colours.
Listing image, Arrival and Pin repair:
Body after seam removal and magic eraser, Body with Lelia head
Some quick Hobbit vs Bellybutton Barbie body comparison photos while I have these two ladies on hand with their cool contrasting legs.
Arm and leg size is pretty much the same, waist is surprisingly the same too but bust and hips/butt are too different to share clothes.