My #3 is Mattel. She's a very cute doll. She has lots of personality! She looks alot like like Kirsten in coloring, and it's easy to mix them up at first glance. That should be taken into account before purchasing her, but she is a very wonderful doll anyway!
Just recently I received a gorgeous PM #3 from my cousin, who does not play with her dolls anymore. Poor #3 was in storage for a very long time, and thus has lost some of her face coloring (though that can be easily fixed). I believe she is a first run from 1995, but I'm not exactly sure. Her vinyl is soft but very clean. Strangely enough, she has a body nearly as slim as my Mattel Elizabeth's. On the back of her neck, she bears a mark that looks like "#" which I believe is an artist's signature. My Samantha also has this mark...does anyone else have a doll with this marking? #3 (now named Charlotte) is quite lovely, with long, luscious blonde hair that combs through easily. She looks wonderful in the tortoiseshell glasses as well as the lilac ones. I'll try to have some pictures up soon! Grade: A
Edit: Previously I believed Charlotte was from the late 80's, but I was looking up some of the outfits that came with her on Meg's Guide to AGOT ...and I realized that the AGOT line wasn't constructed until 1995! *bangs head*
I had a PM version of this doll briefly and resold her (which was always my intent). She had really lovely thick hair, different from Kirsten's in that it did not have the short clipped hairs in the back where her braids split. Other than that, I did not see a difference between her and Kirsten. Because her hair was actually so nice, I would give her an A grade.
Post by venusdemilo on Dec 27, 2008 17:53:32 GMT -5
Here's my #3, Hilary. She's Mattel and I have to say she's BEAUTIFUL. Among the prettiest of my dolls -- and she didn't start out that way.
Hilary began 'life' as an Ebay rescue. After months of wrangling, I finally decided to ship her to AG for a new head, and these are the results.
Her hair is so shiny and silky. I am not sorry I got her. I wasn't sure about another blond after Meredith but I don't regret it. Since she has an early 2000s body she doesn't fit a lot of the newer Mattel clothes, she's 'chubby.'
I sold her in September 2009 to buy #32 for the character and regret it, lol.
I don't have this doll, but one of my friends does so I get to see her and "play" with her every time my friend comes over (3-4 times a week, lol).
#3 is a very pretty well made doll. My friend's is from late 2007. This doll looks good in almost any color and has silky hair and the prettiest bangs. I would say the only down side is that she does look a lot like Kirsten.
I gave her a A because of that. Here is a pic of her wearing the GOT 2003 Rock Climbing Outfit:
Post by LinneaAnne on Jun 19, 2009 17:26:23 GMT -5
My #3 was the first doll I ever got. I saved up all my own money from her - with help from the 1995 Savings game! She has had several names throughout the year, including Mary, Abigail, and Charlotte. She is my mini-me from when I was little, though her eyes are a little bluer than mine. She is quite dirty now, but I don't know that I'll ever clean her up. Her shiny vinyl just speaks of all those years of play to me. In her original outfit -
I just wanted to note that i have an early version of this doll. and I have to say that yes she does look very like OLDER kirstens, like german ones....But her eyes are a different blue than the sightly newer PM kirstens.....see below
Above: This is a newer PM Kirsten
Below, my number 3 with a german/hungary Kirsten
as you can see the newer PM kirsten on top has darker blue to her eyes....does anyone else agree??
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The rest of the family.....
Samantha, Kit, Josefina, Kirsten, Molly, Felicity, Kailey, AGT 18, Bitty Babies, AGT #6 retired with black hair, Magic Attic Alison, Marisol, Lindsey, Nikki, Kailey, Jess, Mia, Kanani & Saige (with her horse my DD6 would like to say!)
Zoey, my 'Pleasant Company' marked doll, is my favourite in my collection. She was my first doll. I recieved her in 2002-03, so I believe she was made in China.
Let's start off with her hair. Though she came with me during my travels and had to endure all of the 'love' I was giving her, her hair is still fantastic. It feels, almost, as silky as my old dollies. She has a few split ends, but nothing major. Her hair is so lovely and thick. She has the thickest hair of all of my dolls. She looks good in many many hairstyles.
Her limbs and face still look pretty good, though her legs were replaced once.
I got this doll secondhand, and she was in FABULOUS condition! She was in the today outfit of 2002, I don't know the name of it... The one with the purple boots. Her name is Graycee, I also got her the ready for fun outfit. She looks great in the petals and plaid outfit to, and well, everything else! She is my time traveling dollie. Her hair is a little bit shorter thatn Kirsten's.
Hair: Soft, shiny, perfect for styling A+ Skin: Light, durable A Eyes: deep blue A++ Outfit: Adorable! can't say enough about it!!! A++++++++++ Overall: A+
I bought my #3 around 1996-1997 as a "best friend" for my first girl of today. She has a beautiful, full face and basically no facial colouring at all, which actually doesn't bug me very much since she's so fair-haired. She has light brown eyebrows. I took really good care of my dolls when I was little so her hair is basically like new, it's nice and shiny and light blonde (not glossy like the mattel ones, I think it looks more natural this way). Her eyes are a light shade of blue, it looks like AG makes them a little bit darker these days. Her eyes have a "pinwheel" design to them. Her skin is a beautiful peachy colour, which, again, is different from the newer ones that have a slightly cooler skin tone. She really does look almost exactly like Kirsten, which is probably what drew me to her in the first place. I'd agree with everyone else that she's around an A for a grade. I'd put the mattel one at an A-, purely because of my personal preferences, so I'm sure others would disagree! *MOD EDIT to remove member's broken image link*
Post by lorieann13 on Aug 23, 2012 10:20:49 GMT -5
Just purchased this doll for my neice. LOVE her hair. It is so soft amd silky. I do wish she had the short hairs but that wont be a big issue for my neice. Her blue eye color is pretty too. Really stands out. I give this doll an A. (A+ if it had short hairs)
Daughters AG Dolls: Kirsten, JLY #37, and Felicity. Wish list: Samantha and Josefina.