Sunday, May 23, 2010

Who Restored Roger Rabbit?

Some months ago, I grabbed from a flea market a very played with Roger Rabbit doll. He was lacking his trademark bow, his fur and clothing had some rips and tears, and some seams were starting to come out. In other words: the doll was in poor shape, and someone else would had toss him into the garbage bin. But not me!  =D

restore1Here’s the poor little guy. Not collectible anymore, huh? Well, I’m here to perform an extreme makeover on this doll! The first thing I did was to get rid of all those loose threads in order to fix his damaged pants and fur. Also I fixed those seams that were giving up because all those years of negligence on him.

restore2Now, it’s time to give his pants a new set of yellow buttons. They were glued over the suspenders, since the fabric of his pants was so damaged it couldn’t hold the seams required to attach the buttons.

restore3In the same fashion, I also glued his bow over the neck. This little fella was starting to look again as Roger Rabbit, but I had to stop this project for a while since I didn’t have the rest of the materials I needed for finishing him. 

I forgot about Roger for a couple of months (because I was very busy / lazy to get all the stuff I needed for this project). He started to look a little dusty, so I gave him a well-deserved bubble bath:

restore4He was looking so pristine, that I decided to go ahead with the project and finally got the much-needed whiskers and a cute, little loose tooth for his mouth. Also, I fixed some seams that came out after the bath.

restore5Since I couldn’t find a new set of eyes for him, I printed him a new pair of blue eyes and covered them with plastic adhesive film. Then, I glued them over the damaged eyes, and TADA!!!!

restore6Look at those little blue eyes… They are so cute and lovely!!

restore7And that’s the end of this story. Of course, I need to get some yellow vinyl dots for his tie but I can say this project is finally done!

As you can see, this is not properly a tutorial. My intention was to show you fellas how can you give a second chance to a damaged doll. All you need is a little love and patience (since I didn’t spend more than a couple of bucks for getting all the stuff I needed). After all, Roger deserves it <3


Alexander said...

Another neat addition to your collection. How many bunnies to you own now BF?

Bunnyfriend said...

Counting this one, the couple of rabbits I have inside my car, and the Roger that´s next to me in my office desktop... Let´s say I own 20 honey bunnies =D

Now, if you´re talking about bunnies as a whole (counting my Thumper and Bugs Bunny plushies)... Well: they´re a lot! =3

Fan Art n' Fun said...

Looks like we have a toy doctor on our blogs. :) Cute story. Just needs some little red eyebrows to match the hair ,and as you've mentioned, tie spots; all in all wonderful job on the operation.

Bunnyfriend said...

Thanks my friend, I´ll try to get them as soon as posible :D

MiK said...

Oh my, he's as good as new!
You should have little museum of bunnies!

Bunnyfriend said...

Thanks, MiK! In fact all my bunnies are in permanent display over my bed :D