I received my Chrissa doll today, and I have to say that I am very pleased with the doll that was sent to me. I was prepared for disappointment, since Chrissa seemed to be very hit and miss -- much more so than other dolls with the Josefina mold. Some things I've noticed with this face mold are a noticeable difference in the size of the eye sockets between one another (like with the Julies I was picking through in November 2008 at a Boutique&Bistro -- they all had one eye socket larger than the other, you could see the white part of the eye below the iris, rather than the bottom of the iris being flush with the lower rim of the eye), and several seem to be a bit cock-eyed. On top of these, Chrissa also seems to have problems with her wig being thin.
My Chrissa's eyes are perfect enough in my opinion, and her wig is great. It's plenty thick, and doesn't have to be laying 'just so' to cover her wig cap. She also has nice coverage around the rim of her wig, so pulling the front of her hair back (since its not long enough to do much else with) shouldn't be too much of a problem. She also has more, and much darker face paint than the Julie and Nellie I got in late 2008.
I don't like Chrissa's meet outfit much, at least not while its on her. I just don't think it does anything for her. I like Chrissa better in clothing other than that dress, and I like the dress better on dolls other than her. In fact, I put it on Ivy and it looks great with her coloring. I think the shoes are quite ugly, but I think they'd look nicer with a pair of jeans.
Doll + Meet Outfit: B- Doll minus Meet Outfit and in other clothing: A- (the hair length and lack of clipped hairs in the wig for cap coverage whilst in pigtails drag the grade down a bit) Meet Outfit: C+ (just average, its really nothing to write home about).
Natalie (custom Julie), Leigh (semi-custom #30), and Shelbie (custom Nellie)
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