So, I guess I’m beside myself right now. I was never immune to Heliot’s magical whims, so when SOOM posted on Facebook about a re release of everyone’s favorite grail doll, I about had a heart attack.
Then I saw it.
He’s still an amazing looking doll, yes. I am just a twinge disappointed that they changed things, though. I’ve never been a big fan of the open mouthed dolls, though this one seems pleasantly detailed unlike some vampire-esque dolls I’ve seen. He’s still got that placid ‘come hither’ look in his eyes, which is a relief. My biggest disappointment, however, is the lack of fantasy parts.
I know what you might be thinking. “But wait whimsical doll blog writer, what about those head wings?!” Yeah, there are those, and I guess they also come with clawed hands, but anyone who remembers Heliot can recall the beautiful unicorn horn and hooved legs. I think that was half the reason why I loved the sculpt in the first place… Which, I realize the legs can be added as I so please, but I feel like it’s just not the same.
I dunno. I’m not trying to sound whiny. I just remember dreaming of the day I could claim one for myself and have my own majestic pony doll. Does it mean I won’t buy one? Well, I’m really fighting with myself right now. It’s a hard chance to pass up on. Truly it is. I have other things I want to buy, but my financial obligations are currently under control and I could definitely afford it. I don’t really have any ideas set in stone for him, but that doesn’t mean I never will. Moreover, I could try to resin match the body to my IoS Chaos and stash the head away for future endeavors. I just don’t know. At the very least, resell value is high in this hobby so if nothing good comes of it, I could always ship him off to a place where he would be happier. Hm. Decisions decisions.