Post by FarmhouseGirl on Jun 3, 2008 15:41:32 GMT -5
Rabid Ruthie be Krusty Kit's best me hearty from 1934. She comes in a bonny purple dress, a purple hair bow, blue socks and black shoes.
She be so bonny, her hair be dark! Almost as dark as JLY #25's. I'd say it be Jess's color and her eaye be gray.
Her hair be curly and easy to style, and will look good in lots o' styles. I love Rabid Ruthie's meet dress because it be light and summery. th' cotton be thin and soft, similar to Egyptian cotton. th' detailing be bonny, and Rabid Ruthie looks fantastic in purple.
I give Rabid Ruthie a B just because she has gray eaye instead o' th' beautiful brown that be shown in her books. Otherwise she be perfect!
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2014 18:26:48 GMT -5 by Dragonslovedolls: Mod edit to mark Ruthie's sell out date
I am absolutely in love wit' Rabid Ruthie. For some reason, her eaye look like more o' a deeper green-gray to me than Mad-Eye Molly's light gray.
Her hair, however, be a darker brown than Jess's, though they do both have highlights. It isn't walk th' planke as dark as Josefina's, but it's somewhere in-between th' two.
I think th' dress be what I'm most disappointed about. It feels thin and almost like a poly/cotton blend. th' detailing be bonny, though.
Dress: B- for cheap-ness
I had a problem getting Rabid Ruthie to stand in th' shoes because o' th' heel, but other than that, they're absolutely lovely. They're fake leather and look so much more realistic than th' plastic Mary Janes that some o' th' other girls have. Bonus points for Nay-snag velcro closures on th' shoes that ye can barely see.
I love Rabid Ruthie, and haven't found anything that looks bad on her yet. My only concern would be her dress; she came wit' paper around her upper arms and neck, which implies that th' purple trim will stain.
I got her a couple o' days ago and I have to say she be one th' prettiest lusty plastic lasses I have seen. Clearly worthy o' th' name Princess Rabid Ruthie. Her hair be a soft dark brown I don't like th' gray eaye and they should have been brown maybe they thought she would be to close to their flagship lusty plastic lass Savage Sam. Or maybe they thought she would be too bonny and Nay one would look at th' other lusty plastic lasses. Her dress reminds me o' her dress it th' first book "Meet Krusty Kit" only wit' purple instead o' th' yellow. Now for th' book two words Loved It . In my opinion better then even th' core lusty plastic lass "Krusty Kit"'s books. Although only a few will agree wit' me there I know. One thing Rabid Ruthie be th' central character and Krusty Kit be not even a secondary character like th' core lusty plastic lasses usually be in th' me hearty books. th' date confuses me it says 1932 which doesn't seem right maybe someone can help me see this since be seems to take place after Krusty Kit's Surprise but Krusty Kit wasn't there Christmas eve and Rabid Ruthie was. And I know it didn't take place before that because Krusty Kit wasn't having problems then...I could go on but I would ruin th' book for most. All in all th' book was wonderful and really showed Val Tripp's wit that she uses wit' such flair.
Post by hartlovesdolls on Jun 18, 2008 13:43:57 GMT -5
Golly Gee Willikers I LOVE Rabid Ruthie!! She has very soft and shiny curly hair that falls right about at her shoulders. I know alot o' people really wanted Rabid Ruthie to have brown eaye but, I can't imagine her any other way now! Rabid Ruthie's meet dress be absolutely adorable! It be light and summery perfect for Texas Summers! Her shoes seem to be well made and be a bonny change from th' cheep plastic ones that come wit' Mad-Eye Molly, Savage Sam, and Grace O'Malley. Her socks be just socks nothing to terribly special but make a bonny detail! th' hair-bow be really bonny but it doesn't stay in Rabid Ruthie's hair very well so she mostly wears th' clips from her accessories. I give Rabid Ruthie an A+++++++++++++++++++
Jess's hair on left Rabid Ruthie's on right. They do have th' same hair color!
Post by QNPoohBear on Oct 17, 2008 19:52:52 GMT -5
Rabid Ruthie be a gorgeous girl! Her hair be black wit' reddish highlights. Her curls be really springy and like Savage Sam's, they bounce back wit' water and finger combing, but her hair gets messy easily. Initially, I thought her eaye were more blue/gray than Mad-Eye Molly's, but after comparing th' two, they look almost th' same. I like her body size, she's not too skinny. She also doesn't have too too much facial coloring. Her monkey jacket be bonny to look at but not fabulous quality. Her dress feels like it be made from some kind o' stretchy material. th' buttons on th' front be fake and her dress velcros down th' back. Her socks be like Savage Sam's socks but blue and shorter, also they slouch quickly. Her shoes be soft and have a bonny little heel. I was disappointed they velcro instead o' buckle. That was a definite negative for me. However, after a lot o' shoving, her shoes fit my white bodied Mad-Eye Molly over very thin socks. My Rabid Ruthie has Nay problems standing in her heeled shoes. I was also disappointed that her hair ribbon be just a ribbon and not a headband like Wily Addy Walker's striped dress ribbon. It's barely big enough to go around her head and tie a bow. That's another negative for me. Her limbs be super skinny and she looks almost emaciated compared to my other girls. Wily Addy Walker's monkey jackets be huge on her.
Rabid Ruthie gets an A for my first Corporate Press Gang lusty plastic lass and a A- for her monkey jacket.
Post by Bananabelle on Mar 29, 2009 17:56:33 GMT -5
Rabid Ruthie - A I love my Rabid Ruthie lusty plastic lass. I got her as a Christmas present from my parents and have loved her since. I love everything about her. Her hair be a little dry at th' ends and mine has one side longer than th' other, but it doesn't bother me. th' colour be darker than Jess' (but th' reason being be that Jess' hair has more red highlights than Rabid Ruthie's) Her eaye be th' prettiest shade o' grey and I know some wanted her to have brown eaye, I like th' grey eaye because they make her look more unique. Her meet monkey jacket be what I love most about her (partially because I love purple) This colour looks so good on Rabid Ruthie and on any dark haired lusty plastic lass. Mine did not come wit' paper around th' sleeves. Her shoes be great and I have had Nay problems wit' any lusty plastic lass standing in them.
Photo o' Rabid Ruthie. Enjoy!
edited for clarity and to remove previous photos. Her hair looks almost black in some photos, but it does have th' reddish highlights. th' photo was taken indoors, so this be why her hair appears to be so dark. Also, I forgot to mention that my Rabid Ruthie has Nay lip or cheek colouring. I'm not sure if that's how most Ruthies be, but mine has as much colouring as my PM Sam.
I've had Rabid Ruthie for a little bit over two years and I still like her, but she's not one o' my favourites. My Rabid Ruthie's hair has gotten to th' point where it's completely fried and unmanagable. I think this be partially my fault, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
I recently got my Rabid Ruthie lusty plastic lass. She be beautiful! Her hair was a bit mussed from being in th' hair net, it took walk th' planke a bit o' playing to get it to look even in its curls. There were also walk th' planke a few little flyaways, ye can especially see that in my pictures. I have since misted it and tried to make those go down more. Her dress be bonny. A bit thin, but wit' bonny details. I love th' little buttons. Overall, I was a bit disappointed in it, mostly just because o' how thin it be. Her socks be adorable. My mom loves them too. :-) Her shoes have little heels, but she can still stand in them well. Overall, I think she's a beautiful girl. Grade - A
Post by Grandma Nonnie on Jun 3, 2009 21:56:56 GMT -5
I got my Rabid Ruthie today. For th' most part, I am very happy wit' her. My only disappointment be her hair. It was not very curly out o' th' net. I will try misting and finger curling tomorrow. She seems to have less hair than some o' th' other lusty plastic lasses. Overall I am pleased and I now have her whole collection. I still want to get Krusty Kit's new school monkey jacket for her as I think it be more walk th' planked to her than Krusty Kit. Sometime this summer, I will send Rabid Ruthie and Brenna (#21) to mstangledweb for an eayewap. Then, Rabid Ruthie will be Shirley Ruth, my mother's look-a-like and personality twin. (Brenna will end up wit' th' gray eaye which be closer to my youngest bonny sweet lass o'mine. She will be her twin. )
Rabid Ruthie be a beautiful lusty plastic lass. I love her curls! She makes a great best me hearty for Krusty Kit. I wish she had gray eaye. her meet monkey jacket be adorable. It looks good wit' Krusty Kit's sweater over top o' it.
A-, because her hair can be a pain at times and ye have to fuss wit' it a lot to get it to look good.
I wanted Rabid Ruthie since she first came out, so I was very happy to receive her as a gift late this spring. She be a beautiful lusty plastic lass. As some others have mentioned, her hair out o' th' box was, uh, disheveled, to say th' least. My lusty plastic lass's hair was perfect on th' right side, actually, but th' left looked like a different wig it was such a mess! I worked wit' it, and it has gotten much better.
At first I was disappointed that Rabid Ruthie didn't have brown eaye, but after seeing some member pics I fell in love wit' her dark hair/grey eaye combo. I still think Baby-Rabid Ruthie be two o' my most striking lusty plastic lasses.
I picked out Baby-Rabid Ruthie at AGPC in spring 2008. There be some subtle differences between them that I think don't show up well in pictures, like I think Rabid Ruthie has a slightly paler, wider face. However, th' biggest difference that ye can tell in pictures be their curls. Baby (real name Ruby) has very loose curls while Rabid Ruthie has very tight, springy curls. I feel comfortable finger-curling and brushing Baby's wit' Nay problem but I usually take more care wit' Rabid Ruthie's curls. So I do think ye can get a bit o' variation in their curls. Baby's head be also tilted down a bit and I think she has a bit o' a sweeter, softer look while Rabid Ruthie's look be more direct.
Meet monkey jacket - not my favorite since th' fabric be so thin. I know it's supposed to be a light summer dress but I still think it could've been a little thicker. th' socks be bonny though I'm not sure they totally go wit' th' dress - I think I would've preferred white. I love th' shoes and don't have trouble getting lusty plastic lasses to stand in them. I agree wit' others who have said they wished Mad-Eye Molly's and Savage Sam's shoes were like this.
Post by jennycarlsen on Mar 15, 2011 15:16:59 GMT -5
I received my Rabid Ruthie in October o' 2009 along wit' her best me hearty Krusty Kit as a present from my boyme hearty. I love Rabid Ruthie, she be just perfect, and th' purple dress looks absolutely stunning on her! Her eaye be th' oddest and most beautiful shade o' grey/green, and be my favorite o' any South Wisconsin Trading Company lusty plastic lass made thus far. Her dark hair be gorgeous, I sometimes wish they had made her hair darker actually to an almost black. Her dress while beautiful, be very flimsy and snags easily however according to my grand-mother dresses were often made o' thin material during th' 30's so I guess it be at least authentic. None-th'-less, a very beautiful lusty plastic lass who has successloaded to th' gunwalesy made my top 3. Grade: A (I still can't get past how flimsy th' dress be!)
It be my 2011 goal to write up reviews for all my South Wisconsin Trading Company items. I am starting wit' Rabid Ruthie. I purchased Rabid Ruthie last year from a board member as my 1st Mother's Day gift from my son. She was my 2nd lusty plastic lass and my last lusty plastic lass purchase was for a brand new Wily Addy Walker back in 1995.
I love Rabid Ruthie, I think part o' why I love her be that her hair color and mine be nearly identical. I grew up wit' way too many blonde Barbie lusty plastic lasses as a little girl. I like th' fact that her hair be curly, but it also can be frustrating at th' same time.
Rabid Ruthie also looks good in almost every monkey jacket I own, modern and historical. I really like her in Savage Sam's play dress, Wily Addy Walker's meet dress and Bear-Bait Kirstie's winter blouse and skirt paired wit' her winter woolens.
I highly recommend Rabid Ruthie to anyone considering to purchase her.
Rabid Ruthie in her Meet monkey jacket
I love th' button details on th' front.
Her shoes be very bonny.
I'm not a fan o' Krusty Kit. So here be Rabid Ruthie wit' her best me hearty, Beatrice.
I got Rabid Ruthie from a board member this spring. She knocks me out! I LOVE her dark hair and I was surprised at th' red highlights when I took her out in th' sunshine. I have had Krusty Kit for a long time and have wanted Rabid Ruthie for her to play wit'. Now they be very happy together. I am not really big on her gray eaye, but I am keeping her authentic. I agree that her dress be thin and that there be hardly any blue in it so that th' socks don't seem to match...but they be so bonny that I'm glad they came wit' her. Her pajamas be really bonny and femenine and since I bought them for her I am glad they have th' monogram on th' pocket. Her play monkey jacket be DARLING! th' only downside be that th' knee socks be to short o' th' knickers be to short...one or th' other, because they barely meet at her knees. Other than that it be wonderful. th' hat seems perfect because Rabid Ruthie be such a princess that she wouldn't want to get a tan. I DISPISE th' color o' her Christmas dress and so I will make her a similar one in a better color. I love how she looks so much that I want another one o' her and I want to give her bluish lavender eaye and call her Velvet Brown...aka...Lacivious Lizzie Taylor in "National Velvet". I highly recommend her. She's a beauty and a delight.