Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 // 22:30

After missing getting this guy three times since his first release in 2011 (recap: my rants on his release and re-releases #1, #2, #3 LOL!), I finally got my hands on him when Iplehouse had a small discount+layaway event for their CDS dolls! He was ordered on Dec 23, 2012 and he arrived home on Feb 27, 2013! His arrival was totally unexpected since they told me that he'd be expected to ship end Mar, not that I mind him coming home early LOL!

Without much fuss, join Masaru (Souldoll Yurr) in welcoming the new guy, Iplehouse Barahan! ♥

Warning: photos taken at night, photo filter used, colors may be a little off lol. 

Brothers meeting for the first time? >w<

I was actually hoping to make Barahan Manabu, older brother to Masaru, but I was worried it would end up as another case of Volks vs. Rosenlied (they were originally supposed to be junior versions of the brothers but well, it didn't turn out too well.) 

The Iplehouse SID (65cm) is really much bigger and bulkier than Souldoll Double (60cm) which you can see the difference in size of their arms/hands. The Souldoll Double looks so frail in comparison!

Skin tone comparison (no photo filter)

I got Barahan in Peach Gold skin tone and it's really a lovely, healthy shade of tone which is what I wanted for Manabu, who is supposed to be sporty. Masaru was supposed to be pale and "fragile" in comparison so the difference works for me, except he tends to look like a ghost in photos next to Manabu LOL!! 

Body sculpting details, the arms even have veins!

I got Barahan with custom faceup asking that they used the same faceup color tone/scheme as my Yurr, so that the brothers will at least have similar-looking faceups. I also asked for "fake double eyelids" (basically just an additional drawn line above the eyes like Masaru's eyes) as well as a mole on the opposite side of the face from Masaru's. Iplehouse certainly didn't disappoint and I am really pleased with his faceup, even though his mole is a tad too small compared to Masaru, but that's okay as I thought Masaru's mole was way too big LOL! 

The facial features between the two boys are also quite different from what I expected based on my own comparison since Barahan has a more rounded, slightly bigger face, but I supposed that was sort of expected since Souldoll and Iplehouse dolls have different aesthetics. Personally, I think maybe Barahan looks a little more grown-up? They probably don't look like brothers but weirdly enough, I quite like them as brothers despite all the differences. >w<

The Brothers

♥ Manabu - the rational scientist ♥

♥ Masaru - the dreamy pianist ♥

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Blogger Machiko said...

You finally posted him!! Hehe omg, his face is lovely *o* Iplehouse...definitely did not disappoint! I find that human cut out foam thing really funny for some reason. It just looks so odd...haha XD!

Congrats for finally getting him...and hopefully your wallet hasn't gone through destruction.. XD!

Friday, March 29, 2013 11:26:00 am  
Blogger Galileo said...

Hahhaa yeah! He turned out to be much better than I had feared... and did I mention that his butt doesn't disappoint either? LOLOL!!!!

Friday, March 29, 2013 1:38:00 pm  
Blogger Fluffy Dog said...

Iplehouse boys are beasts, I remember thinking they were huge when I saw one in person. He's so handsome though. XD

They do work as brothers I think. I look pretty different from some of my siblings (I have two sisters and one brother). It's one of the blessings of mixed heritage. They reminded me of me and one of my sisters since she has much tanner Italian skin while I have super pale Irish skin.

Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:43:00 am  
Blogger Galileo said...

HAHA omg they are beasts all right! He's really bigger than my other dolls but he's just too gorgeous, better than I expected!

I'm so glad you think they work as brothers! >w<

Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:08:00 pm  
Blogger ~ Vienni said...

OMG ! So handsomeee !!
But they look like brothers~~ *hearts*
And maybe my geneticist can have a private chat with your scientist ? LOL

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:17:00 pm  
Blogger Galileo said...

Hahaha thank you! >w<

Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:04:00 am  

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