Rebecca is a beautiful doll. She looks very young in my opinion, maybe around 9 or 10. Her wig seems a bit thin to me, but I don't really notice it. I love the colour of her hair, it's like a dark caramel with highlights. It also holds curl somewhat well, and her side part is adorable. Her eyes are gorgeous. On the other hand, one leg seemed to be longer than the other, and, as with most of the newer dolls, her head was tilting down at an extreme angle, and therefore points are knocked off. The limbs are a bit looser than I would have expected, too.
Her meet outfit is cool, but I couldn't get it to fit her right. And, *although historically inaccurate*, I love her bloomers over her tights. Teehee!
Rebecca is a wonderful doll and I love her stories, she gets an A from me, because of her legs+head angle. Her looks make up for it, though. It looks like I'll be sewing a lot MORE often now! You won't regret this girl! She is a beauty, and I plan on getting most of her collection.
Post by MissLeahBear on Oct 31, 2010 18:36:20 GMT -5
My Mathilde (2009 Rebecca) is simply gorgeous. Her eyes are very spunky yet sweet, and her face just has a warmth about her. Mathilde's hair is very cute, but a little thin. The curls aren't as easy to manage as Lanie's because of that, but that's the only flaw I can find. She also has a weird stance to her, like her chin sort of dips down to her chest, but I find it kinda cute.
Post by boutiquebabies on Jan 8, 2011 21:42:59 GMT -5
I don't know what more I can add to the reviews here that has not already been said. My Rebecca's hair is thin as others have said and also has a few "crimps" in it. It doesn't bother me much but that cheep plastic barrette does! Whew that thing is horrible - I immediately removed it and put a nice big ribbon in her hair instead, and it is a huge improvement.
I didn't care for Rebecca a whole lot when she first came out, but after getting her for my birthday in September, she's become one of my favorites. Her hair and eyes are a beautiful combination, and her hair is so much fun to style, not too long and not too short. It's a little thin compared to other dolls, but I don't mind at all. I give her an A+!
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Post by jennycarlsen on Mar 15, 2011 22:19:54 GMT -5
Rebecca is one of the few dolls that truly garnered an "OMG" reaction from me. I love her, her dress is the most beautiful shade of crimson (also my favorite color!) and her boots are so adorable! She has a lovely complexion and the most delicate curls and soft hazel eyes. She just looks so sweet I don't know what I would do if she wasn't part of my collection! I got her a week after she came out, I simply couldn't wait for my birthday or a holiday, she was to beautiful (the first time I have ever not been able to wait!!!) Grade: A+
Post by misselizabeth on Sept 9, 2011 10:05:17 GMT -5
Rebecca is one of the most beautiful AG dolls hands down. She looks great in everything and I just adore her curls! Her wig is a bit thin, but the curls have so much volume, you definitely can't tell by looking at her. Her meet dress seemed a little awkward at first with the drop waist, but with a little adjusting, it looks really cute! I give her an A+!
Post by sharayahlynn on Feb 26, 2012 16:24:35 GMT -5
Rebecca could be my mini me, except my hair isn't as curly as hers is. She caught my eye one night while I was babysitting. The two girls and I were looking at their AG catalog, and when I turned the page and saw her, I immediately fell in love. it was one of those "I have to have her!" moments. At that time I couldn't really afford her since I was trying to save up for a trip to NYC, and then when I finally had enough money to go on my trip and to buy Rebecca while I was there, Kanani practically begged for me to bring her home instead. So Rebecca stayed in New York. But as a surprise from my parents, Rebecca (along with Miss Nellie O'Malley) came to live with me this past Christmas. I couldn't have been more thrilled!
I originally wasn't too fond of the color of her meet dress, but it's been growing on me ever since I took her out of her box. The sleeves are a bit hard to slide over her hands, but otherwise it's very nicely made. She doesn't wear it too often, as she favors her Hanukkah dress, but I have it safely packed away so that if she changes her mind and wants to wear it, it will be like new. I simply adore the color of her eyes. They're just very beautiful to me. Her wig is a little thin for my liking, but it's easy enough to take care of, so I won't complain too much about it.
Here are a few photos that I snapped of her yesterday (for some reason, my dog likes my dolls and always lays down next to them...she must think they're little people or something, so she's featured as well):
Post by Bananabelle on May 9, 2012 13:18:20 GMT -5
I ordered and received Rebecca April 2011 and I'm so glad to have made that decision.
She is the first doll I own to have the Josefina mold and I can't say she will be the last. I must have lucked out and gotten a Rebecca with an amazing wig. Her wig is thick and beautiful and doesn't take much to care for. The clip in hair, on the other hand, sucks. It doesn't stay in at all.
Her meet outfit is great, I suppose. My dolls rarely wear theirs. Samantha, Ruthie and Rebecca sport it sometimes. It's a lot thinner than I thought it would be.
Overall, I think Rebecca is a great addition to the historical line and a great addition to my little doll family. I give her an A+ and highly recommend her.
I got my Rebecca doll winter 2009 instead of Ivy. Mainly because of her hair. I love the Josie mold and it's great for Rebecca. She has greenish eyes and one has trouble closing sometimes and needs help shutting. She has always been like this, but I love her anyways. Her hair is extremely thin, and this spring I straightened it because I had lost intrest in her curls- and found her hair jaggedly cut. I assume so her hair would be fit evenly when curly? I love the " feathered " eyebrows and am glad Rebecca has them. Her meet is, well, defiantly NOT my favorite. The dress is a ugly maroon color and pathetically hard to put on. Her tights are probably the best fitting AG tights ever as they don't fall off her bottom. Her boots are alright - go on ok and are not to tight. The hair clip is broken ( has been for awhile ) so not much there. Overall I'd give the meet a B and the doll a A. Not a good doll for little girls. And I love my Becca!!!
I received Rebecca almost a year ago, last Christmas. The doll herself, I have absolutely no complains or anything with. My Rebecca has been turned into a modern mini-me named Kamryn, and I use her outfit as another dress for Nellie. Rebecca's dress and boots fit very snugly on PM dolls, the boots don't go on over tights, or at least for me they didn't.
I mainly just wanted to post this because of her hair and I know everyone has had different experiences with her hair. Her hair is thing but the huge curls make up for it and add the look of volume and thickness to it. I can brush her hair with a regular doll brush, and the curls don't come out. In fact, every time I brush her hair, her hair gets MORE curlier. It's almost so curly I don't even know what to do with it and I'm contemplated on straightening her hair.
Overall though, she gets an A because I don't really see any flaws with her unless you don't like curly hair!
Post by agnature56 on Sept 6, 2012 20:02:24 GMT -5
I love my little Becky!! She was my first doll and I fell in love with her!! Her eyes and hair are so pretty together! Her curls are so cute although, they limit her playability. Her meet outfit is very nice and very early 1900s. This doll gets an A.
Post by moonlightcookie on Sept 15, 2012 9:57:19 GMT -5
We are very pleased with ours so far, which we bought at the Tyson's Virginia store, aka DC Store.
This is my soon to be 8 year old's first American Girl Doll and she wasn't sure she even wanted one, so we said this doll will be Mommy's but if she likes it she can take it. She did fall in love with Rebecca and now Beckie is hers. We were torn between Marie-Grace, and Rebecca, and #55. My husband helped break the tie by pointing out Rebecca's story was close to that of some members of his family who immigrated from Eastern Europe around that time. The history buff in him also appreciated the era that Rebecca represents.
Her Meet story so far is fascinating and educational. Rebecca is a sympathetic character and easy to bond with and relate to, even if you are not Jewish. As the daughter of an Asian immigrant I can relate to her family adjusting to a different culture outside of their own.
The doll herself is beautiful. Our doll's wig seems full, but we do not have a basis for comparison. I can only say that we can not easily see the wig base in any of the styles we've tried so far. I've only seen it while combing and detangling, and the color match renders it almost invisible.
I did not get a proper comb until several days afterward so her hair got really messy, but the tangles smoothed out easily with about five minutes of my picking through it with the AG brand comb to remove snarls and then smoothing it slightly with the AG brush. I did not use water to mist it at that time.
Her hazel eyes were a huge selling point for me. They are very much like hazel brown-green eyes I've seen on real people. I prefer this style to the "pinwheel" look for that reason, but I do like both, overall.
The limbs might feel a bit loose. The next time I go to the store I'm going to handle more dolls to get a better feel for them. But she can stand and maintain poses.
I don't have pictures to share at the moment, sorry.
I forgot to add that so far we've not had any problems handling the barrette or other clothing items. But I agree the barrette seems brittle.
I'm sorry I forgot to assign letter grades: A for aesthetics, A for quality of the doll itself, A for clothing and accessories (but beware the barrette is fragile). A for representation of her era and place.
My Katia is one of my favorite dolls. She's been eyeswapped, but still has the same wig. She's Russian Orthodox and modern here, but here's a recent pic anyway. Feel free to poke around my Flickr (click on the link below). There are tons of pictures of her.
Post by LunaLovegood on Nov 28, 2012 3:08:15 GMT -5
This gorgeous gal was handpicked by my DH on a trip to Boston (where he grew up). They probably don't see a whole lot of black-hatted, tzitzis-sporting Orthodox guys at the AG store, I betcha!
I had tried to explain what I look for in a doll (no wonky eyes, good wig, tight limbs, yada yada), and when he got there he spent about an hour comparing and ultimately decided that this Rebecca had the most beautiful neshama ("Jewish soul"). She does have a certain glow about her, doesn't she?!
Post by artz_annie on Nov 28, 2012 18:04:18 GMT -5
I am NOT jewish. But you only need to go back a few generations to find some Orthodox in my family tree. One of my cousins converted when he married his wife. Rebecca is one of my absolute favorite AGs. She is definately one of the most beautifull dolls AG has ever created.
these are some of my prettier pictures, that I was able to dig up.
Post by moonlightcookie on Jan 19, 2013 13:47:19 GMT -5
Here are the best photos I could come up with for the hair comparisons. Unfortunately I'm currently limited to using the camera on my iPad. I lack the software to get photos from my good digital camera onto my iPad for upload and sharing.
The color rendering on iPad is not the best but maybe you can see the tiny bit more auburn in Rebecca's hair in this pic:
Here is the pic showing a hint more tawny gold in Marisol's wig. Marisol is on the left. Light is a mix of daylight through the window and a bit of lamp light:
Here is Chrissa thrown in for extra hair color reference to compare the shades of brown
Post by La P'tite Pionnière on May 23, 2014 22:32:53 GMT -5
I've had Rebecca since 2010. I have only used her as a model for product photos and photo shoots (I love her nonetheless), but her hair has become brittle and dry though she has never undergone intensive play. I don't think I am quite desperate enough to do a downy dunk, perhaps I will re-wig her. Her hair color is lovely, but I'd love to see her in a darker wig (#30's or straightened Ruthie's?). Her eyes are just beautiful, they have sweet avocado-green and dark brownish specks that look absolutely fabulous. <3