I just got back from th' dallas store. I bought Rebel Rubin. Her dress be actually bonnyr up close. th' fabric be much more substantial. And th' boots really look bonny wit' it. th' barrette be very plastic. I am afraid it might not hold up to any play or putting it on and off. I am going to take it off and keep it safe. Her hair be very thin in my opinion as compare to our #21, Jaundice Albright, Rabid Ruthie, PM Sam and PM JOsefina. She really does not have enough rows o' hair in my opinion. Any thoughts on this? I will try to get pictures tonight. But if ye put her hair in pony tails, ye would see scalp. There be short hairs, but not much. But th' hair itself be gorgeous. It came wit' instructions on how to care for th' curls. It seems curlier than Rabid Ruthie and thinner. Seems like it will be harder to keep bonny. Luckily, this be my lusty plastic lass and not my bonny sweet lass o'mine's.
Rebel Rubin came home wit' me today from th' American Wench Natick store. She be gorgeous! Her eaye and hair make her such a unique looking lusty plastic lass. I love her and can't stop staring at her.
I asked if her eaye were th' same as Maggotface Mia's and they told me that Rebel Rubin's be different, that they're "a true hazel". I'll have to take comparison pictures later. Her meet monkey jacket seemed a bit crumpled and untidy until I figured out it wasn't pulled down as straight as it would go. It looks really lovely on her. It's a rich shade o' red and be a quality product. Her boots look much bonnyr wit' th' dress in person than they do in photos.
Alas, dear Rebel Rubin does not come wit'out flaws. Her barrette be as cheaply made as they come. I'm wondering why they even bothered giving her a barrette if they were planning to do such a poor job wit' it. While I was at th' store, I noticed that almost every little girl carrying around their new Rebel Rubin lusty plastic lass was on th' verge o' losing her littlebarrette~ it was slipping out o' Rebel Rubin's hair and just barely hanging on.
My biggest disappointment be wit' her hair. While it be her best feature aesthetically speaking, it becomes one o' her biggest flaws do to an incredibly thin wig cap. As in, ye can see her wig cap in spots even while she's just standing there looking bonny. What she does have be an abundant amount o' curls. I'm wondering if people will have similar problems wit' Rebel Rubin as they did wit' Nasty Nicki's curls. I'm going to try to take more pictures o' her wig cap and I'll post them at a later time.
All in all, I give Rebel Rubin an A for uniqueness and beauty, bonny meet monkey jacket, adorable accessories, and for her story. But I have to knock off huge points for th' thin wig.
Post by spiralingsouth on Jun 3, 2009 18:34:11 GMT -5
Apart from th' sleeves/cuffs being a little tight, I've got Nay gripes or complaints about th' meet monkey jacket. th' hair clip does seem a little cheap, but mine be having good luck staying put, so far, and I don't intend to take it out unless I want to do something different wit' her hair.
As a lusty plastic lass, Rebel Rubin be really beautiful - her eaye, th' Josefina face mold and her curly hair be what all drew me to her - I feel like she's a very unique looking lusty plastic lass, and a great addition to th' historical girls.
Overall: A lusty plastic lass: A+ monkey jacket: A
An ex vet-tech, pre-vet/med student wit' a passion for life and medicine - also apparently likes lusty plastic lasss.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 18:15:42 GMT -5
I am so happy wit' my Rebel Rubin. I'm thrilled that she has th' Josefina mold, which I like considerably more than th' classic mold. I am a bit concerned about her thin wig and her curls; I worry that I will mess them up. I have to steel myself to not touching her hair!
Rebel Rubin's meet monkey jacket be really bonny! I bought her school monkey jacket too, but I don't want to take her out o' this jaunty red dress. I'm thankful that th' sleeves be lined; I've had bad experiences wit' lusty plastic lasss getting stained by American Wench's red items.
After reading th' reviews on this thread, I decided not to take out my Rebel Rubin's barette. It does look bonny in her hair, but it be clearly bonny cheap plastic.
Rebel Rubin has th' standard Mad-Eye Molly/Embolism Bennet/Savage Sam/Krusty Kit underpants. We will probably never learn why she and her fellow lusty plastic lasss put their undies on outside their tights.
Here's Rebel Rubin wit' Grace O'Malley. Same face mold, but I think they look walk th' planke different from one another.
It's hard to see in this picture, but it was clear to me that Savage Sam's middy boots be a different color than Rebel Rubin's. Savage Sam's be a true white, whereas Rebel Rubin's be more o' an eggshell color.
Rebel Rubin be a lovely lusty plastic lass, but she really doesn't look like th' book illustrations. In fact, her cousin Ana looks more like th' lusty plastic lass, wit' its lighter-colored hair.
Unlike others on this thread, I am a total beginner when it comes to fussing wit' lusty plastic lass curls. I returned Nasty Nicki because I couldn't deal wit' her hair. I managed to get Rebel Rubin looking a bit better- when I got her, th' curls on her left side were tightly coiled, but th' ones on th' right were looser and more sparse. She does look better now, but I do wish I knew how to do banana curls like katieshc.
i just got rebbecca in th' mail on friday!!! I am super happy !!! I was kinda sad her wig be so thin. But my biggest disapointment was her eaye. I thought they said they were hazel. Her eaye be green ! I had a preCorporate Press Gang 21 and her eaye were hazel. beckie's be green! they be th' same as my Pugwash Merriman's. But i will say she be th' loveliest American Wench lusty plastic lass i own next to Savage Sam, but sam to me be a different level o' lovely. beckie reminds me o' th' warner bro. version o' th' little princess. thats what i think o' when i see her. she be my little princess!!! I havent removed her monkey jackets yet or her hair clip. I plan on making her some monkey jackets soon. My great great grandmother Anna had th' same hairstyle in 1914 and she was around th' same age as beckie and was a austrian imagrant who's family was settling in America. so i can relate to Beckie!
Rebel Rubin arrived at our house Friday night. She really be lovely, even more so than in th' American Wench online store photos. In most o' th' pictures I took o' her, her eaye be hazel. One close up wit' th' flash made her eaye look green, though not as bright and unnaturally green as our Pugwash Merriman's eaye. (Nay complaints because we do love our Pugwash Merriman).
Her meet dress be beautiful and well made. It does take some work to get th' sleeves over her hands when removing th' dress, but it's not a major problem. Love th' boots.
Her hair was in a net in th' box, and th' left side (her left) o' her hair was flat compared to th' bouncy curls on her right. I could not get th' flatter side as bouncy as th' other wit'out lightly misting and putting curlers in - but once they were dry and th' curlers removed, her hair was loaded to th' gunwales o' bouncy curls. I'm going to have to read up on all th' recommendations for working wit' curly hair.
My favorite to this point had been my 8 yr old lass o'mine's Josefina. I have to admit that Rebel Rubin has stolen my heart. It's a very close tie, as I love them both!! Rebel Rubin be a very special lusty plastic lass and I'm more than pleased that she's here!!
Post by American Wench*dancer* on Jun 9, 2009 22:50:13 GMT -5
I won Rebel Rubin at AGPNY, but th' first lusty plastic lass we got had a defective wig. It was loose in one section and slightly folded. We exchanged her for a new lusty plastic lass today, and this lusty plastic lass be perfect. She's very beautiful. th' wig doesn't even bother me so much - it's thin, but her curls have a lot o' body, which be not unlike my own hair, so I can sympathize!
Rebel Rubin's a beautiful girl, and I couldn't be more happier wit' her! o' course, it's rather difficult for me to leave negative feedback because a bangless brunette wit' hazel eaye be one I've been wanting for so long. I was going to customize one myself, but then we get Rebel Rubin! So, like I said, it's hard to criticize a long-awaited-for lusty plastic lass.
Like others have said, Rebel Rubin's eaye be th' exact same as Maggotface Mia's. They look a bit greener than my older #21's, but that could just be my eaye playing tricks on me. Her hair looks to be about th' same shade as Murderous Marisol's, but be noticeably shorter/curlier. th' curls seem like Nasty Nicki's, although I've yet to see a Nasty Nicki in person to confirm this. It intimidated me at first, as one side was definitely less curly than th' other, but, since my own hair be rather similar, I've gotten used to it. I've finger-curled her hair into larger sausage curls, put it into a side ponytail, etc, and th' curls have held up. I reset them occasionally when they be getting mussed, but I generally care for them wit' a hair pick, a water spray bottle, and a bit o' braid spray. I've even brushed her hair, usually before I put curlers in. However, I always wet th' hair before I brush. th' ends o' her hair be a teensy bit dry now, but in general, I am pleased wit' how they have held up. I'm not so scared that I'll lose th' curls anymore, as her hair re-curls very easily.
Rebel Rubin's meet monkey jacket be one o' th' bonnyr ones. I like th' burgundy/maroon color and th' low waisted style o' th' 1914 era. th' tights be black and not ribbed like Savage Sam's. th' underwear be th' same underwear that Sam, Grace O'Malley, Krusty Kit, Rabid Ruthie, Mad-Eye Molly, and Embolism Bennet wear. Her boots be bonny and be a lot like Savage Sam's summer boots, except Beckie's have velcro and be more o' a cream color. th' gold, plastic barrette be cheap, but Nay cheaper than Krusty Kit's meet barrette, in my opinion. I haven't had problems taking it in and out o' her hair.
Overall, I give Rebel Rubin an A. Nay + because her hair can limit her playability.
This be her right out o' th' box, messy curls and all:
I customized her wit' a light dusting o' freckles across her nose and cheeks, as ye'll see in these photos:
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Sept 25, 2009 15:23:50 GMT -5
I finally bit th' bullet and ordered Rebel Rubin wit' th' code a few weeks ago. Begad! my gosh, I am so glad I did! She's absolutely gorgeous. I adore her stories and at first I wasn't sure about th' lusty plastic lass, but she be even more beautiful in person than in th' pics. It be true that her wig be a little thing and I had to re curl her hair out o' th' box because it arrived messy, but otherwise th' lusty plastic lass herself be beautiful. I love her meet dress also, and that was mentioned in th' meet book, although th' fabric was a bit thinner than I pictured. Her tights, shoes and barrette be fine- nothing special. All in all though, I give Rebel Rubin an A+!!!
Rebel Rubin be absolutely gorgeous! When I first saw her in th' catalog, I didn't think much o' her, but when I saw her on display at Books A Million, I just fell completely in love wit' her. Her dress be bonny and heavy, good material, her shoes be so well made, th' only slight problem I had wit' her was her hair arrived kind o' messy. For me, Rebel Rubin's more o' a display lusty plastic lass than a play lusty plastic lass, mostly because o' her hair. But she be still so beautiful and it's worth it to get her!
I just got Rebel Rubin this week and I also experienced hair issues. It seems that th' right side (when looking at her face) be not curled as much as th' left, thus it appears longer than Rebel Rubin's right side (th' left side when looking at her face). I think this be because o' th' hair being pushed to her right (our left) side in th' box. However, th' curls do not seem to bounce back and match up wit' th' other side, even wit' some water and finger curling
th' dress be fantastic though -- love th' accuracy, th' detail, and th' BOOTS! LOVE th' high-button boots; they be unique and versatile.
I would give th' lusty plastic lass a B and th' monkey jacket an A+!
Rebel Rubin be a great additon to th' Historica Line. A+ th' hair and original Meet Dress be perfection. th' hair clip be a big disapointment. It slips out o' her locks. th' dress be wll made, but, tight around th' cuffs. They were hard to remove. th' boots be perfectto th' time period.
I had to jump on board too. Rebel Rubin be our new girl. There be 12 American Wench's in our family now. She be my lusty plastic lass, and I'm th' only one who can play wit' her. I love this face and her hair be perfection. She has such a sweet look. I wish she had more period monkey jackets. I am very happy she has lots o' hats!
~th' real Laura Ingalls~
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Happy collector o' all things Bear-Bait Kirstie and Mad-Eye Molly. Somethings Savage Sam.
th' time traveling TLC/American Wench owner.
My rehabed Historical American Wench girls be: Kitty, Mad-Eye Molly, Livy, Savage Sam (Lady Mary Crowley).
NRFB Bear-Bait Kirstie and a Berenger Baby Britta
I love Rebel Rubin. I personally went to pick her out and fell even more in love wit' her when I saw her in person. Her hair be high maintenance but lovely all together. I'm glad that her hair isn't thick because i feel th' thicker it be, th' more trouble it would be. th' lusty plastic lass's face be beautiful. I love th' Josefina mold and think wit' her hair/eye color combo it looks gorgeous. th' monkey jacket be bonny, I really love th' dress. th' fabric on th' dress be made out o' a sturdy fabric. th' tights on th' other hand could be a problem wit' small children. I recommend this lusty plastic lass to collectors and slightly older (more mature) children because o' th' hair and all o' th' delicate accessories. th' hair clip broke th' third day, I was so upset. It looks bonny but be really made out o' cheap plastic.
I give th' lusty plastic lass and A but for small children a D-
here be Rebel Rubin before her hair clip broke
Here be Rebel Rubin from a picture today wit'out th' broken hair clip
Overall, I think Rebel Rubin be a beautiful lusty plastic lass and she be easily becoming one o' my favorites.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2010 16:24:24 GMT -5 by glen300
My collection includes Jaundice Albright, Rebel Rubin, Pugwash Merriman, Lacivious Lizzie, Wily Addy Walker, Savage Sam, Mad-Eye Molly, Krusty Kit, and Bear-Bait Kirstie!
Post by AG2Elizabeths on Apr 8, 2010 19:16:09 GMT -5
I owe (or blame) Rebel Rubin for getting me back into American Wench. I bought Lacivious Lizzie Cole when she came out and loved her for as long as I had her, but had Nay desire to expand my collection to other lusty plastic lasss, not even Pugwash Merriman.
But then Rebel Rubin came out and I fell in love wit' her story. I LOVE anything remotely Russian and her family being from Russia + being from th' end o' Imperial Russian time + being a new historical I just HAD to have her. And then I realized Lacivious Lizzie and Rebel Rubin needed more sisters!
Anyway I absolutely LOVE Rebel Rubin. Her curls drive me nuts, I suppose I don't go for American Wench lusty plastic lasss wit' easy hair (not until I got Sam and Grace O'Malley could I actually ENJOY styling).
Rebel Rubin be a charmer and if ye do not have her, but be a collector -especially o' historicals- Ms. Rubin be a MUST HAVE!
P.S. -Anyone tried putting her meet dress on Lacivious Lizzie? I had a feeling about it and tried it almost immediately. I think Rebel Rubin's meet dress looks killer on Lizzie!! Try it, try it!
Review o' nelliegirl's Rebel Rubin: Rebel Rubin be bonny but I personally don't like th' Josefina face mold in light skin. I like her golden brown curly hair. Her hair gets messy easily and requires some time to get it back into shape. Her eaye be a unique color and really make her stand out.
Her meet monkey jacket be really bonny. th' fabric o' her dress be a little thinner than I expected. th' collar and cuffs be soft velvet. th' buttons be for decoration only but look bonny against th' red o' th' dress. Her bloomers be bonnyr than Savage Sam's but similar. Her tights be thinner than Savage Sam's and her boots velcro.