Addy is just a beautiful doll and I love her character. I have a 1993 Addy from the first release whose clothing is tagged "Made in Germany." I've had two of these German-made Addy dolls, my current and one other, as well as several China-made PMs who have come through my home on the way to their new mommies. There is a distinct difference between the two PM Addys, and the details are in the comparison chart and photos on my website (in siggy).
At any rate, German-made Addy is just lovely and by far my favorite edition of Addy. Her vinyl is dark and squishy. Her face has a little rosiness to her cheeks and lips. Her eyes are lovely- dark brown with the pinwheel pattern and they have soft brown eyelashes. Her hair is very long and very thick, and it is coarser than the Mattel girls. I like it- it isn't the best probably for a child since it is difficult to manage, but there is lots and lots of it for styling and it is has a nice, authentic texture.
Addy's meet outfit is very nice. The dress looks great on her and is so cute, and she has nice, detailed pantaloons. She also has nice quality socks and great black lace-up boots.
Post by QNPoohBear on Aug 12, 2006 20:39:23 GMT -5
My Addy is also a first release German Addy and pictures don't do her justice. She's a bit on the chubby side-definitely my chubbiest girl, but she's sturdy. Addy's hair is very textured and knots easily. It takes care and patience to unknot her hair, but it's fun to style. Addy doesn't photograph well but she is gorgeous in person. Grade: A
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Post by Thimbleberry on Sept 21, 2006 20:36:33 GMT -5
I bought my PM Addy within a week of her 1st release. She has beautiful thick hair that has a very realistic texture. She is however, too chubby to fit easily into some of her outfits. She is the fattest AG doll I have.
I bought my Addy from an online friend in September 2006, and I just love her! She is from the 1993-94 era of Addy dolls and so cuddly. I'm not sure if she's my chunkiest doll, but her body is so soft...so much so that her meet stockings are always falling down her rear.
Her hair is still in a pristine braid, and I'm determined to keep it that way...she's mainly a display doll for me, but that doesn't stop me from giving her hugs!
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 9, 2010 18:18:56 GMT -5
I found an Addy today at Goodwill and I was so happy! Her neck was stamped "Pleasant Company" and her dress has a tag inside that says, "Made in China for Pleasant Company, 1993". She's quite pretty (I was surprised) and I love her soft vinyl and squishy body. She also seems quite plump, much larger than my 2000 AGOT #19 (who is a very chubby girl). Her eyelashes are soft brown, and her earrings still look like new. The only quabble I have is with her hair. Someone had cut it but it was still in bad condition, quite dry and she sheds. If AG had given her better hair I would give Addy an A+. (I do love styling the textured hair though! I've never had a doll with textured hair.) As it stands, she gets an A.
Proud Mommy of Mini Felicity ('06), Mini Elizabeth (05), Addy ('93), my 1950s Historical, Rosemary (2000 AGOT#19), Cécile, Neela, Elizabeth, Saba and Minuk Auntie of Mini Samantha ('04), Mini Nellie ('05), Kit ('09), Amelia (#39, '11), Ruthie (Goetz), Mini Molly ('06) Caelie ('07 AGOT#7) and Ashley & Abigail (blond Bitties)
Post by antiquegal81 on Sept 10, 2010 11:07:26 GMT -5
I have a PM addy from when I was a kid ( Xmas of 1993- still has the hang tag that says "dolls made in Germany exclusively for Pleasant Company). A Beautiful doll. Sturdy and well made, very detailed- right down to the threading around her black boot lace holes. She is also a heavy doll. I only wish I had left in her original braid ( but I was 11).
So, i bought one on Ebay, with the original braid still in tact, that had the hang tag and box (the white on white silohouette) - the dress tag said West Germany on this one (mine said made in China). The Ebay doll doll's face was narrower, and the body weight was not as chubby at all- more akin to the Mattel build (but heavier). Has anyone else noticed such a difference in their PM German Addys?
Is that normal? I kinda want to keep her because the hair is still in tact, but the body weight discrepancy concerns me. She is supposed to be practically MIB.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. -Oscar Wilde
I have a 1993 Made in China Addy that I won on eBay from the original owner. I don't know why I was hesitant on Addy. She's a beautiful doll. She's so much prettier in person than in catalog pictures. She's has a gorgeous skin tone and such an adorable face. I really love her "Meet" outfit too. It's very classic and simple. My Addy's hair is very textured, coarse, and kind of pouffy. I was intimidated by that at first but the more I play with it, the more fun it is. I'm so glad that I have her and I think her collection is one of the better ones. I highly recommend her.
ETA - I foolishly sold the original Addy that I wrote about above. I regretted it and ended up replacing her with another PM Addy right around the same age. This PM Addy though is in better condition than the first (almost like new). I couldn't imagine not having Addy in my collection. I think she's wonderful.
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My daughter's dolls (in storage): Kanani, Natalie (#55), and Rebecca
My dolls: Kit, Lanie, Felicity (PM), Kaya, Addy (PM), and Josefina (PM)
Post by MissLeahBear on Oct 31, 2010 18:06:22 GMT -5
My McKenna, aka 1997 Addy, is STUNNING. Her hair is very easy to brush and style, and it has stayed pristine for 13 years. I had a Mattel Addy who's hair went very dry very fast, and I don't have that Addy anymore. But McKenna's hair isn't dry at all! Her skin is also very pretty; it's not as dark as Mattel Addy's, but it's got a very smooth texture to it. She's also got mild to moderate silver eye, but in my opinion, it looks very pretty on McKenna. She fits into clothes, both Mattel and PM, just perfectly.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Dec 19, 2010 6:35:09 GMT -5
When I originally wrote this review, I put it in the wrong thread, so I'm moving it here.
I got my Addy as a kid (I believe I was 10), so she's about 12 years old. She's stamped Pleasant Company, but she isn't one of they really early German ones. She was my first AG, and she's absolutely beautiful! I adore her face and soft brown eyes. The only thing is that her hair has shed quite a bit, but as I understand it that's not terribly rare in Addys from around that time... I brushed and styled it quite a bit when I still played with her. It's not as full or even as long as it used to be, but it's still pretty nice... nothing I can't live with. It's really soft and pretty. Her meet outfit is wonderful... the dress has stood up beautifully all this time, as have the boots and stockings. The elastic in the back of the drawers is going slightly loose, but it isn't too bad.
Doll : A+++ Outfit : A Book : A (I loved all her books as a kid, and had them way before I even got the doll!)
My lovely eldest girl:
Hair (so you can see what I mean about the shedding):
Post by Buckingham Alice on Apr 23, 2011 19:19:52 GMT -5
Since I love showing off my sweet Addy... Mine is from 1998. Funnily enough, she looks different in a lot of my pics because of lighting/flash etc. I love seeing variations in the dolls... my friend and I have Samanthas that were purchased about 2 months apart, and they look almost nothing alike!
My Addy is wearing her dress by Cherry Walks in the above picture- it's called the Queen Alice Dress. Addy loves reading, and has kind of a "thing" about that fabulous new story, published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She has quite an active imagination!: