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.
I pre-ordered my Mini-Ruthie from Amazon and she was shipped out in early August. She is quite a darling representation of the full size doll and they look really cute together.
-Hair is cute with little curls and the headband is a nice detail -Dress is not to scale, would be better if it was a tad shorter and the ribbon in the front is the same scale as the full size doll's. -her vinyl seems to be softer than all my other mini dolls -she is greatly detailed and has all the necessary aspects that replicate the full size doll - i.e. little undies, off blue socks, headband, and mary jane shoes.....
Post by nelliegirl on Sept 16, 2008 21:25:53 GMT -5
I am just glad they put her out. They said they would no longer make mini dolls of the friends and I thought they were going to stick to this when a mini Ivy was never made. I am glad at least that they made Ruthie aside from the fact that it has a bit off scale fabric. I think they had trouble finding scaled down cloth. I also think it might have been a last minute thing. As in, "We got the mold put her out. What is the worst that can happen?" The rest I am going to remain undecided the plastic Mary Janes are still ugly even small I am glad the larger doll doesn't have them. B+
I bought mini Ruthie from American Girl for my mom for Christmas. She's really cute and possibly one of the prettiest mini dolls IMO. I was surprised she didn't come wrapped in plastic, but I don't know if they usually do from the warehouse or not. She is adorable! Grade: A
I got mini Ruthie a few days after getting big Ruthie. I think she's the best mini doll yet. She is really cute and has pretty curls. Her hair is lighter then big Ruthie's, and she has a really kind looking face. I wasn't too pleased with her meet dress. Too me it doesn't look very well made and her shoes are hard to get on. So, for her outfit I give her a B+. Here are a few pics of her: