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The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.

Dolls and toys

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Etherian seance

Aug 26, 2013 in Dolls and toys and My photos

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One of the best parts about our road trip was finding my favourite She-Ra figure, Catra, at a thrift store! When I entered the store I saw a He-Man figure on a shelf. I love Masters of the Universe but I was not particularly interested in this figure so I left it, but I was kind of hoping there might more.

I was going through a shelf with Barbie and similar dolls very thoroughly without finding anything good, but as I was about to leave I saw something pink and black in the adjoining shelf which I had only quickly looked through since it didn’t seem to contain anything interesting. It was Catra!

So not only did I find another MotU figure, but a She-Ra one (unusual in Sweden, I’ve never seen one at a thrift store before and don’t know anyone who had them when I was a kid), and not only a She-Ra figure but my favourite! Plus, it was even my favourite version, Scratchin’ sound Catra.

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She-Ra castle

Apr 24, 2012 in Dolls and toys and My photos

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Remember this painting? I made it in exchange for the She-Ra Crystal Castle and a whole bunch of the dolls. I never had any She-Ra toys growing up but I’m a huge fan. When I was a kid I cut out the Crystal Castle, dolls and horses from a toy catalogue and played with them like teeny tiny paper dolls.

I did a huge, amazing toy trade with Nathalie, who I got this from, many years ago when I was still living at home, but I turned down the She-Ra stuff because I simply didn’t have room. It’s been nagging me ever since so about seven years later I finally asked if she still had it and would be willing to trade, and now it’s mine! I still want some more dolls and horses, especially my favourite Catra, but I’m so happy I have all this.

I’ve been cleaning and fixing everything up and now it’s all done. There are few things I like as much as cleaning and restoring toys.

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Strawberry Surprise

Apr 15, 2012 in Dolls and toys and My photos

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Random My Little Pony photo documentation before packing this one away! I don’t have any room to display my ponies so I don’t really buy them anymore, only at flea markets if they are cheap, in great condition and a pony I especially like. This one happened to be all of the above.

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