Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Feb 4, 2012 16:10:24 GMT -5
A very sweet board member sent me this lovely dolly for free! I got her in the mail yesterday and I'm very pleased with her.
My Clara is Mattel.
She has a sweet little face. Pay zero attention to AGs fail photography that make her look like Michael Jackson. She's very pretty and feminine and has the softest little expression. Her hair is very soft and shiny, and has some little highlights in it in the right light, tied together by a pretty pink ribbon. The little nutcracker she holds is just adorable. However:
In addition, the nutcracker has stained poor Clara's hand red/pink.
Mine had this as well. I took a Q tip with a small amount of non-acetone nail polish remover and the stain came right off! Took all of 10 seconds and now there's not a single trace. I wouldn't suggest letting a child do this though because the polish remover can also remove any and all face paint, so be sure to not put it anywhere but her hand, or you'll be painting her a new little face!
I love her little "shoes". They're just painted on but they look just so, and I'm not sure removable shoes would have pulled it off the same way.
Also, I do not feel like she'll break if I blink. She's a sturdy little girl. I don't get the fear of dropping her like I do with my 16/17"ish porcelain dolls. I'm quite convinced even if I did drop her on accident, she'd be just fine. I think she's a great toy for a child of 7 or 8+. I also feel like she could be a good gift to an adult who collects porcelain dolls but not AG, perhaps. She's truly a lovely doll just for herself.