This was the last photo of what I purchased at that flea market I mentioned in my last post.
I completely forgot to upload it! Sorry, y’all. :(
Last night, I decided to have Caroline model the new dress and hair accessories I bought for my dolls last weekend. My family and I went to a flea market, and there were a lot of amazing things there (especially Barbie dolls)!
The dress was handmade by one of the sellers. I think it’s perfect for Spring! The hair accessories and two mini dolls were purchased from a different seller.
Besides AG stuff, my mom and I also got two Barbie dolls, the 50th Anniversary doll and the 1994 Pilgrim one. I’ll probably upload a pic of our new Barbie dolls later. ;)
I definitely have plans to go back to that flea market this upcoming weekend. I can’t wait! XD
Did you take like a million screenshots of Max in The Purge, too? That’s what I did. Yes, I used to have a huge crush on him… A̶n̶d̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶b̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶s̶t̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶b̶i̶t̶ ̶l̶o̶l̶.̶
I literally payed twenty dollars I dont have to buy the purge on bluray all just because I want to see max burkholder
what am i doing with my money what am i doing with my life
yes hello 911 i’m being forced into adulthood and i don’t like it send help
dont be embarrassed about something u enjoy ok
Oh, the irony of life…
During my daily stroll across the internets, I decided to look up doll repair videos on YouTube. I found this interesting video, and as I watched it, I was oohing and aahing and ermahgerding at all the computer chips and doll parts spread out, all while trying to figure out which doll that was. And sure enough, once I actually saw the doll’s face, I got punched right in the childhood.
That doll is Mirabelle. She was the first ever doll to arrive in this Venusian’s life, and sadly she did not bring very pleasant memories for me. Let’s just say, she is known in the Venusian history books as “Mirabelle: The Demonic Doll that Immunized My Fear for Chucky Long Before I Even Knew Who He Was”.
But before I tell you about my misadventures with Mirabelle, let me tell you a bit about her.
Mirabelle came out sometime during the early 90’s, and she was quite different from other interactive dolls. She came with a movie (a VHS tape) about her adventures, and every time you sat her in front of the TV to watch the movie, the lens on her chest would let her know it was on. Mirabelle’s earrings would light up and blink, and she would s̶l̶i̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶o̶a̶t̶ actually respond by saying phrases that corresponded to what was happening in the movie. When the movie was off, you could still play with her by pressing the button on her chest (below the lens), and she would p̶r̶o̶j̶e̶c̶t̶i̶l̶e̶ ̶v̶o̶m̶i̶t̶ ̶p̶e̶a̶ ̶s̶o̶u̶p̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶f̶a̶c̶e̶ say her phrases.
Seems like an adorable and interesting concept for a doll, right? Well, my Mirabelle doll seemed to not like that idea. Instead, her idea of fun was making little Venusian girls cry and run to their mom and dad. There were two reasons why Mirabelle scared the living day lights out of me: one, because her voice did not have that sweet, innocent little-girl tone like her movie did, or even like the one in this doll repair video. Instead, her voice sounded like a 90-year-old version of Regan from The Exorcist who swallowed a lot of Brillo Pads.
(Although now that I think about it, I wonder if her voice came out like that because my particular Mirabelle doll was defected? The world may never know…)
The second (and most traumatic) reason was whenever her batteries were running low. Her eyes, earrings, and mouth would move around like crazy, and her voice would change into many forms of WTFery. Plus, all her phrases would start mixing up together and sound like
a load of gibberish.
For many years, my mom had to hide her in the closet, because I could not even bare to look at her. To this day, Mirabelle still makes me cringe, but I’ve overcome (most) of my fear of her. But, after freaking out about those doll parts in this video and then seeing her face at the end, it just gave me even more of a reason to look under my bed every night to ensure that a wild Mirabelle doesn’t appear. >_>
It’s interesting, however, that the Mirabelle doll is nearly impossible to find. I always thought I was the only one who had this doll, but I have seen about one or two results for her online (including this repair video and a picture of her that I saw one time). What’s also interesting is that I had many other dolls (including interactive ones) right after Mirabelle, and none of them ever scared me. I’ve seen all the Chucky movies, and he never scared me. Heck, I’m now a DOLL COLLECTOR, for Pete’s sake, and yet no doll has ever freaked me out the way Mirabelle did.
I still have her somewhere in my garage, but I don’t really know how I’ll react if I get the chance to reunite with her. I think I’ll be ok with having her around, as long as her batteries are out and she stays as far away from my American Girl dolls as possible.
Part of me wants to get rid of her because of those unpleasant memories she gave me, but another part of me wants to keep her because she was, after all, my very first doll. Despite having a lot of bad memories with her, I did have my share of good ones with her, too (like those times when I taught her how to play hopscotch and pushed her on the baby swing sets).
Plus, I have to admit, I absolutely LOVED her movie and watched it nonstop. :P
Does anyone on this planet know about Mirabelle the interactive doll? Did anyone own her at one point (or still own her today)?
If so, please tell me about her. And if any of you (doll collectors included) have scary childhood memories about your dolls, please tell me about them. ;D
This will be Venus’s daily life once she gets old and moves into a retirement home.