Post by operaghost on Sept 17, 2009 17:03:51 GMT -5
Here are some photos of my beautiful JLY #39, Francesca Shiloh Schafer, AKA "Frankie".
The mandatory "I can't believe it's not Nicki" pictures:
Just being herself:
JLY #39 is a stunning doll. My pictures and AG's don't even show her full beauty. But, I did notice she is very photogenic. Her wig is beautiful, and full and thick. Her hair covers the wig cap and netting perfectly, with no bald spots at all. He layered hair is neatly and professionally cut, and not blunt, so it lays flat and looks natural. Her hair is a gingery brown with blond highlights. The same color as Nicki's, but also similar to Emily's. Her face is also pretty. I'm glad they gave her feathered eyebrows. Her eyes are bright and look great with her hair, and her facial coloring is just right. Mine has nice tight limbs.
I ordered her with pierced ears, and her earrings are nice and easy to use. They are simple and the ball earrings look similar to the earring I was given when I got my ears pierced at age six, so we know they are realisitic for a child with pierced ears. The earrings add to her in my opinion, but she is already beautiful. I can't recommend this doll enough. She gets A+ from me because I wouldn't change anything about her.
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My daughter purchased this doll at AGP-NY two weeks after it was released. She had originally wanted another doll that the store did not yet have in stock, but quickly switched allegiance when she saw this doll in person. The funny thing is, we accidentally picked up a JLY-37 (red hair, green eyes) and for a moment thought we had the doll she wanted (give us a break - the doll's eyes were closed). The caramel coloring is a very pretty shade, but unless you have the doll beside one of the red haired dolls, I think it is easy to get them confused.
This doll has the light blue eyes we are used to from AG, beginning with Kirsten on through the ages. I think she would have been striking with the dark blue eyes of Nellie, Kit, and JLY-27, and the dark blue would have distinguished her from another doll she resembles, JLY- 23. Granted that their hair color is different, plus 23 has freckles, but a casual observer could be forgiven for mistaking them. It would also have distinguished her from Nicki, whom she of course also resembles (and that is no manufacturing accident). So IMO, dark blue eyes on this doll would have been a great variation.
Still, no one consulted me during the design process. And you don't care -- you want photos, right? Here you go:
Note the pronounced layering of her hair. That's another thing that sets her apart from JLY-23. It also makes styling a little challenging. Here she is in braids and pigtails, done so she has a minimum of fly-away short hairs:
Back of the head:
Bonus shot with Mia. The hair coloring is definitely not red like Mia's but there's a resemblance.
This is my daughter's doll. She loves her and rates her an A. Because she is so reminiscent of other dolls, and because I value unique and diverse looks, I have to give her an A-. She is definitely a lovely doll with a very good wig as described in operaghost's review, and has no structural problems. She's just not unique enough to make me want to add her to my personal collection.
Post by unodosginger on Oct 28, 2009 15:54:05 GMT -5
I LOVE HER! She is one of the most gorgeous dolls and one of my favorites! I give her A+++ because her hair, expecially in the back is nice and full. In the past, my other Jly dolls have had hair that was very thin in the back but she has very thick, soft, shiny hair. Her blue eyes are also very strikingly beautiful. American Girl finally made a doll that looks very similar to me, so I couldn't be more pleased. I definitely recommend getting her if you're considering to.
AG typically produces a JLY variant of retired LE dolls, and this doll is it for Nicki. The differences between the dolls have to do with the style and positioning of wig and of course, presence or absence of freckles. There is only one classic face mold; variations come out of different factories depending upon the mold that is used. Depending on where your doll's head was produced, some will have the 'wider' variation and some won't. If that is an important variable for someone, it's best to pick your doll out yourself in person, as AG isn't going to make the distinction between classic molds.
This is a doll that gets a lot of attention in my daughter's doll universe. So far she's held up well, although sometimes I feel like her hair is more fly-away due to its layering.
This is my daughter beloved 'Natalie', so named because she was a Christmas gift from Grandpa. I do small braids in the front that only come partway down (just as I do to my daughter). The layering isn't an issue then.
She's our first AG and she's lovely. (And much loved). My DD is eight and plays with her constantly (but respectfully) and she seems to be holding up very well. My daughter won't even do her hair - she brings me her hairbrush and a misting bottle because she wants her wig to stay nice.
Post by swissmisslotti on Feb 26, 2010 19:25:24 GMT -5
This is my #39, whom I have named Alice. [I'm still in debate over a middle name.] She is my first doll, and I am glad I waited so long to get an American Girl. I bought her in October, and was soo pleased when I opened the box. Her hair is a beautiful color. My hair is strawberry-blond, hers has a bit less red. It seems that there is red in her hair, though, I suppose it doesn't have enough to qualify as strawberry-blond. Anyway, it's a gorgeous color, and her wig is good too. I can't really give a comparison to other dolls, though, since she is my first. [I'm planning on getting another doll eventually. I'm waiting to see if they introduce any this year.] Her eyes are a lovely blue, I think that they are the same color as Kirsten's. Her skin seems to be a little darker than "light" as she is described. I think she's actually pretty tan. Anyway, she's a really pretty doll, and I am so, so glad that I got her first.
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Post by venusdemilo on Mar 17, 2010 23:10:58 GMT -5
I am so madly, crazy, in love with this girl. Despite having Nicki, I do not regret buying her.
Her name is Natalie Noelle Spencer.
Several things I noted about this girl. First, her wig seems to be hit or miss; this one had a couple lumps in it despite being very thick. So, I'm sending it back.
Second, she is CHUBBY! Almost as thick as my PM girlies. And she has fairly broad shoulders and an 'ample' derriere, lol.
One last shot of this beauty:
Another Natalie-and-Nicki comparison shot
Nicki is on the left, Natalie is on the right. Both girls are barefooted. Natalie is considerably shorter, and she is also stockier. Also, Natalie has smaller eye sockets and eyes that are slightly further apart than Nicki does. Both are really cute.
Natalie has great hair that is not only shiny but it pretty much NEVER gets tangled.
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Post by Summer's Mama on Apr 25, 2010 9:57:24 GMT -5
I found my #39 on ebay just 8 short months after she was released. She reminds me of Rachel from FRIENDS so that is what I named her. I can't stop changing her clothes, she looks great in everything! Her hair is a little bit fly away because of the layers. I'm not a fan of how all the new dolls are constantly looking at the ground.
Post by SarahSunshine on Dec 14, 2010 13:41:06 GMT -5
I really love JLY/MyAg #39! She is really lovely and has very blue eyes (as you can tell from other members photos) The only complant I have is that her hair is so layered that its hard to do hairstyles other than a pony, side pony and pig-tails. Braiding is almost impossible, fly-away hairs go every where.
I took my daughter's #39 out of her box to show her daddy before I wrapped her up for Christmas. He was really impressed. He said that she looks so real and that her hair is exactly the color of our daughter's. It takes a lot for a doll to impress a man!
I think she is a beautiful doll. Her coloring is so realistic. I love the feathered eyebrows. Her hair is very sleek and shiny. Her eyes are the most amazing shade of blue.
Edited to add photos! Finally
After a year of vigorous play with a four year old, our Rose is holding up really well!
Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Mar 15, 2011 11:11:34 GMT -5
#39 is one of the most GORGEOUS dolls I have ever seen. I named her Emma because that's one of my favorite names and she is one of the prettiest dolls. Her hair and eye color are both gorgeous and I wish they made more dolls with that hair color. Her wig is unique, but it's still easy to style. She looks good in just about anything, but my FAVORITE outfit for her is Molly's Polka Dot outfit I just can't change her out of it! I give my Emma an A+ and highly recommend her.
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Historical: Molly, Kit, Emily, Ruthie and Samantha
MyAG: Kylie (#23), Hannah (#37), Emma (#39), Allie (#53) and Rachel (#57)
GOTY: Kailey, Nicki and Abby (Saige)
Bitty Babies: Helina (blond), Sarah (brunette with brown eyes), Grace (brunette with blue eyes) and Katie (redhead)
Bitty Twins: Cory (brunette boy) and Lea (brunette girl)
Customs: Sasha, Jessica, Natalie, Lauren and Zoey
My hubby bought #39 for our anniversary last year. I love her layered hair and she is close to a mini me except for I have strange color changing eyes! I don't see her and Emily looking that similar and I can't really compare her to Nicki since my Nicki has a short haircut. Here are some pics of Ally to inspire you....
She looks great casual or dressed up for a shopping spree. Good luck!
I have all three dolls, and while they look similar, they do have their share of differences. Emily's hair is much redder than #39's. I don't have any comparison photos at the moment, but I could try at take some, if you'd like. My #39 is the cousin of my Nicki twins. I personally feel that she looks different enough to purchase, but she could make a great twin or relative to Nicki. Here are a few photos:
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My DD and I both picked out this doll at the 2011 MCM sale. She picked one in the star hoodie outfit and I picked one in the real me outfit. I found it interesting when comparing the two at home that hers had lighter blue eyes, and super thick hair. Mine has very vivid bright blue eyes and thin hair. Her doll seems to have a bid less layering and a little more length as well. Overall she is very pretty - prettier than Nicki in my opinion. Even though I wish my doll had a better wig, I still think #39 deserves a A overall.
Post by AustralianAmericanGirlFan on Aug 31, 2011 22:35:21 GMT -5
This is my Mackenzie.
1. Her hair is gorgeous! It only has front layers which is a relief. Her hair is sooooooooooo soft! 2. I got her in the Real me outfit. The top is really nice, the capris feel real and the shoes-well the shoes are pretty hard to get on. 3. Her skin tone is darker than on the website, but it is still gorgeous. 4. Her eyes are stunning!
The beautiful photos on this thread made me ever so curious about this doll. I bought her at the MCM sale to donate to an auction, but I wanted to check her out as well. I had taken a lot of time to pick this doll, and she was perfect in terms of nice wig,good facial coloring, eyes that were level and matched, no neck gap.
Sorry to say, she just didn't do anything for me. The layered hair bothered me and if I handled her could fall in an unattractive shaggy way IMO and also I guess I didn't do a great job picking a doll with that right expression. Perfect as she is, she just didn't have the spark that any of the other dolls did. Which is good because I can easily donate her.
I find that the straight layered hair just makes her face look too severe. The 25 I got as well, sort of has that issue, but I managed to find one with a little extra sweetness in expression which makes a difference and I just don't like layered straight hair.
I thought she looked very nice in Julie's 2011 Spring/summer mini skirt with the peasant. Probably the best of all of my dolls. But she is not a keeper for me. There were quite a few of these dolls left on Sunday of the MCM sale, so there must have be a lot of overstock of her. She was one of the few light haired, light complexioned dolls left for the second day of the sale.