Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Another L$1 Female Head from Akeruka!

Akeruka has been giving away freebie or dollarbie Bento mesh heads (both male and female models) twice a year for the past few years. (In fact, if you had joined the [AK] Heads News & Support group for L$150 three years ago, you would have picked up no less than ten male and female fully-featured, fully-adjustable Bento mesh heads by now—which works out to only L$15 per head! Exceptional bargain.)

Well, Akeruka has announced yet another dollarbie Bento, Bakes on Mesh-compatible head as a group gift. Just teleport to the Akeruka store (here’s the SLURL), and pay one of the array of vendor panels one Linden dollar, and the W21 gift head is yours!

Here is what the W21 head looks like, with the included eyes, paired with the Kalhene Anya body and using one of the Bakes on Mesh skins in the Kalhene package (the Akeruka W21 head does not come with any skin):

The included HUD has a great many options, including the ability to set a range of full-face motion-capture animations (you can select more than one at a time):

This is a truly beautiful, fully-featured Bento, Bakes on Mesh head at a stellar price: L$1 if you are already a member of the Akeruka [AK} Heads News & Support group, and L$151 if you aren’t (the group costs only L$150 to join). The W21 head is only available until June 30th, 2021, so don’t delay!

UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Four L$1 Bento, Bakes on Mesh Male Heads from Ca’lum

Ca’lum (creator of the Viktor head which I had reviewed previously on this blog) has released three editions of its new version 2.0 Bento, Bakes-on-Mesh-compatible male heads:

Straight Nose (SL Marketplace Listing)

Upturned Nose (SL Marketplace Listing)

Roman Nose (SL Marketplace Listing)

Here’s what the upturned nose version of the head looks like with a Bakes on Mesh skin from my inventory, along with some freebie mesh eyes from ARTE (the mesh eyes that come with the package wouldn’t work for me). The ears and teeth are separate attachments, and the ears are adjustable. Each head comes with 4 different eyelash tattoo layers.

All in all, these are quite handsome heads, and you certainly cannot beat the price: only one Linden dollar each! So if you are in the market for an inexpensive male mesh head, one of these three models may well fit the bill.

UPDATE May 26th, 2021: Miserage reminded me that there are, in fact, four dollarbie heads from Ca’lum! I forgot to mention the Aquiline Nose head, which you can check out on the SL Marketplace. It is also only L$1! Thanks, Miserage!

A side profile look at the Aquiline Nose male mesh head by Ca’lum

UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The CATWA HDPRO Queen Bento Mesh Head Is L$1, But TODAY ONLY!

PLEASE NOTE: My blog is still on indefinite hiatus; I have made a single exception for this blogpost. After this, I will be going back on my self-imposed break from blogging.

CATWA has announced that the one-day giveaway of their HDPRO Queen Bakes on Mesh, Bento female mesh head has been extended by ONE DAY ONLY, so you have until 11:59 p.m. SLT/Pacific time TODAY, March 26th, 2021, to visit one of the following four special promo sims to pick up your head for only one Linden dollar. After today, the Queen head will retail for L$5,910, so this is a truly exceptional bargain that you should not pass up, even if you already have a favourite Bento mesh head! Pick one up anyway today, when it’s 99.98% off, and stash it away in your inventory for a rainy day when you feel like switching your look!

QUEEN will be available for one linden purchase price until [26th MARCH 11:59PM SL TIME]. We thank you for the overwhelming response to this offer. We also thank Linden Lab for their help in setting up the additional sims. Landmarks are in CATWA groups. We have set up 4 sims for the promo, Landmarks were sent to both of CATWA groups. Make sure to use those LMs as it’s the only way to get in because all of the sims are NEW!

Each promo sim has 9 vendors; simply pay the vendor L$1 (it will not be refunded). The vendors all look like this (you do not need to join any group to use them):

If you are impatient and have received the message that you can use the delivery terminal, feel free to use the redelivery terminal on each of the promo sims or at the CATWA main store to get your HDPRO Queen head delivered (I found I had to do this for several of my alts).

Please note that all four sims are jam-packed with avatars trying to pick up this freebie today, so please be patient. You might want to use a tool like the handy free Teleport Hammer to fight your way in. (Remember that if you are a Premium member, you get priority access to overcrowded sims.)

Below is what theHDPRO Queen head looks like, with the included mesh eyes, and using one of the included head skins (a BoM tatto layer) and the default eyebrow shaper and body shape, without any adjustments to the sliders (you will have to find system/Bakes on Mesh skins to match the head tattoos included in the package):

Here is what the head looks like with the Elvira skin by 7 Deadly S[k]ins, paired with the Kalhene Ariadna mesh body (a freebie which is unfortunately no longer available):

Happy freebie shopping!

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Cat Pink SL has posted a 40-minute livestream on YouTube about the CATWA HDPRO Queen head (it’s in Spanish with some English):