So my son informed me a couple of weeks ago that he felt like I was making all these dolls for my daughter and he wanted a doll too. Keeping in mind that he has a very expensive Bamboletta doll he never plays with (no worries, Bamboletta lovers, my daughter has appropriated him), as well as an elf doll I made for him that he ignores, I wasn't exactly jumping for the opportunity to make him one. However, he was very specific in wanting a Batman doll and gave me all sorts of details for how the doll was to look. I figured if he was that interested in the planning that he might actually appreciate the end result, especially since Batman is his current favorite superhero. Really, how different is a doll from an action figure, with the exception of scale (which is why I tend to chuckle when people are adamant about not letting/encouraging their boys to play with "dolls").
I went ahead a drew out a pattern and received the nod of approval. Here is the doll prior to adding the details. I'm mid-way through painting and I still need to make the cape and utility belt (with removable batarangs, of course).
Let's hope the excitement stays and this doll doesn't suffer the same fate as the last few.
Want to see the finished doll? Check out the blog post here: