12/21/2014

JAMIEshow introduces Mel Odom's Trent Osborn in a Double Life

I can hear the cheering from Gene collectors all over the world as they realize that their beloved male character, Trent Osborne, is now a resin BJD.  As handsome as Trent is in vinyl, his body is seriously stiff and unposable. Now collectors can pose Trent in all of his original clothes and shoes thanks to a smooth transition by Jamieshow.


The description from the website says:
Mr. Osborn, wearing boxer shorts, tank top and paisley slippers, comes with two molded hair caps, blonde and  brunette.  These icy blond and smoldering brunette identities are the focus of his 1943 noir "A Double LIfe", where he played not quite identical twins.  A large trunk was notably featured in this film.

In this life, Trent is packed in a stylish trunk for travel and clothing.  The trunk strikingly bears the Trent Osborn logo and is lined in brown velvet with ‘gold’ hardware and comes with 3 hanging rods.
Trent is made in JAMIEshow Smooth-J Resin in the same skin tone as Alejandro.  He has 15 points of articulation.  Trent has a new BJD body and can wear all of his previously produced wardrobe, as well as JAMIEshow Men's clothing and shoes. He will also come with a bald head-cap so he can wear a size 5 wig.  


Limited Edition of 100 Worldwide
The doll is priced at $475.
Pre Order item Shipping End of January/February

The trunk is pretty cool but I would have preferred the doll be dressed in something other than paisley boxers and matching slippers. Paisley was most popular in the US at the end of the 1960's. Although the design has been around for about 2000 years, I'm surprised to see an American actor wearing it...unless it is  bespoke man lingerie. Who knows what these actors did in their budoirs?

The resemblance to the original Trent is pretty much perfect right down to the molded hair. It was a good idea to include the molded hair head cap in two colors.

Jamieshow Dolls 


Here are a few of my own favorite vinyl Trent looks:


I have only two remaining Trents in my collection. My favorite is "Skiing or Sheing" see above, (redressed) lower right. The other is Dreamy Trent from the last Gene convention. They are very frustrating dolls to pose as they don't move and their knees are always collapsing. However, they make nice arm candy for the Gene dolls. Trent never changed - until now.



So...does the new Trent float your boat?




1 comment:

  1. So far, I've not purchased a male 16" doll. When I consider doing so, I often find myself asking whether I want one rather than a female doll that has so much more "play" possibilities from a dressing/styling perspective. Plus, there is the "need to buy a whole new wardrobe" issue -- not that I haven't encountered that before with the different dimensions for female dolls. I guess it is just more fun to buy their clothes. There have been a few times I've come close to buying a Trent doll that was very reasonably priced, but I just never did. The fact that this one is articulated, comes with two hairpieces (not sure how I feel about molded versus "brushable" material, though), AND has a trunk (love it, and helps with the asking price) is more tempting. It would be even better if he came with one other outfit, like the Fashion Insider Ken Giftset. That probably would have sealed the deal.

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