For some reason, the toy store near my condo that sells AG had a Mini Ruthie. So I went ahead and splurged and got both her and Mini Kit.
The hair is all in one big flip rather than individual curls. If I have my facts correct, this hairstyle was popular in the 50s and 60s- and Ruthie is from the 1930s, so it may be an anachronism! Hair ribbon is cute- very nice shade of purple. Dress seems a bit shoddily made- which I would excuse for Kit, since she got chicken feed sack dresses, but not for rich girl Ruthie. Also, it looks out of proportion- like the skirt is too long, way past her knees. And the neck is too big and poofy and stands up- making Ruthie look like she has no neck. The underpants are fine- even less bulky than Kit's, which is understandable. The socks are fine in length and thickness- but have a slight blue tinge to them, is that supposed to be there? And the Mary Janes are very cute, of course. Ruthie's face is very cute and her eyes are a dark brownish gray, which works better than the light gray they gave the big doll.
Overall a B. They had material to make a better Ruthie Mini Doll, but it looks like they rushed the dress craftsmanship and her hair looks straight out of Hairspray.