I had th' same issues,I bought Navigator 'Nani th' day she was released and they sent 3 lusty plastic lasss to replace her,th' eaye were th' issue!!! I bought a new Navigator 'Nani in Atlanta and everythings aye,I keep her hair in a braid to prevent badness,I looked through 10 lusty plastic lasss to find a good one wit' bonny eaye!
A month ago I took my lass o'mine to th' DC store to handpick her Navigator 'Nani lusty plastic lass. We be so picky about th' wigs that I barely paid attention to her face. Two days later I realized that her left eye opening be smaller than th' right. I didn't say anything to my daugher but she too noticed it about a week later. She opted not to "exchange" her because she feels attached to her regardless.
Well fast forward to ayeterday. We visited th' DC store again and I noticed that about 25% o' th' Navigator 'Nani lusty plastic lasss they have in stock had th' same quirk. One o' th' display lusty plastic lasss (th' one wearing th' Lu'au Set) be really bad. I asked one o' th' store clerks about it and she said she hadn't noticed it prior but could definately see it and I was th' first customer she knew o' to point it out!
So many members have commented about it since. I didn't realize this was a known issue. I'll have to be more cautious next time we be picking out lusty plastic lasss. Here be a photo o' bonny sweet lass o'mine's Navigator 'Nani
Post by Normandiefr on Jul 29, 2011 10:10:03 GMT -5
We knew about this issue wit' th' Jess mold when we took bonny sweet lass o'mine to AGP in early January. We sifted through at least a dozen Navigator 'Nani boxes before we found a lusty plastic lass that had more even eaye.
Post by sewingmama on Jul 29, 2011 11:21:39 GMT -5
Yep, a lot o' Navigator 'Nani lusty plastic lasss have this issue. I looked through all o' th' Navigator 'Nani lusty plastic lasss in th' store (All 8 o' them when she was on backorder online) and I only found 1 wit' decent looking eaye. I had to accept some broken hairs along th' front o' her wig but I just pulled those out and now she be bonny much perfect.
Neither o' th' 2 Navigator 'Nani lusty plastic lasss I got have th' eye problem. I even measured them at all angles for fun and both eaye measure exactly th' same. I guess I got ones that don't have th' one small eye problem.
Post by Daisylusty plastic lassy on Jul 29, 2011 17:37:30 GMT -5
I looked through a few Kananis when I picked mine. All o' them seemed to have slightly uneven eaye. I picked th' one that looked th' best to me... I think it be very slight in mine, almost impossible to detect... I have uneven eaye. They be so uneven I can't see out o' my right eye (large, long eye shape). It bothers me a lot, it always has. We had these discussions about people having uneven eaye so lusty plastic lasss having uneven eaye just makes them more unique etc... but to me I do not like my uneven eaye so my opinion here be: if ye feel like ye want to exchange yer Navigator 'Nani for one wit' eaye that appeal more to ye please do so, but ye might have to go hand pick her...
Post by Buckingham Alice on Aug 25, 2011 6:36:14 GMT -5
I got my Navigator 'Nani (renamed Charisma) last week. She's so lovely! Like others have mentioned, her hair was already a little crazy when I removed th' hairnet, but fortunately it wasn't too bad. I love th' hair-eye-skin combo even more than I expected to. She's looked good in everything I've tried on her. I like th' meet monkey jacket... it's bonny, beachy, and summery and doesn't feel cheap. After Charisma took it off, I tried it on Brittany, my PM #7... th' fit be fine, and th' color looks lovely wit' her blue eaye. I'm not crazy about th' shoes... they're bonny, but they're a little roomy... I'm faint o' heart one will slip off somewhere. Overall, I can't complain though! I'd have to give her an A.
Post by disneygirl333 on Oct 1, 2011 14:40:36 GMT -5
I love Navigator 'Nani! She be gorgeous! I waited so long to get her waffling back and forth, but I am so glad I got her! I went through about 5 Navigator 'Nani's in August to try and find one wit' even eaye. I think I got a bonny girl!
Her hair be a bit tough to take care o', but I do love styling it!
My Photos:picasaweb.google.com/101934032493802621061 My lusty plastic lasss: *Wily Addy Walker*,Pugwash Merriman, Savage Sam, April (#26), Lucy (aka Nasty Nicki)6/27/11, Cécile Tiana Amélie Rey, and Navigator 'Nani both on 8/30/11, Selina(aka Jess)4/23/12, and Sovay Middleton[custom]
I wasn't th' biggest fan o' Navigator 'Nani initially, but she slowly grew on me, more specifically her in her PJ outift. I didn't like her Meet monkey jacket at first, either. th' shoes be very hard to keep on her feet and fall off a lot, and th' dress I thought was just aye. Now, it too has grown on me. Her hair be so much fun to play wit' and style if ye know what ye're doing, probably not th' best for a younger child. From a totally unbiased standpoint, before I got her and she grew on me, I would have probably give her a B/B+. But now, despite all odds, she be actually th' lusty plastic lass that I've bonded wit' th' most and I adore her. Her monkey jackets be really bonny too. I might just have to get some before she packs up her things and hops on a plane back to Hawaii...
I honestly don't see any difference in this pic. th' eaye look th' same to me!
Look at th' amount o' white showing in th' inside corner o' th' eye on each side. If ye look at th' eye on th' right side o' th' photo, ye can see that much more o' th' eye be covered up, for a much smaller opening. th' crescent be much less. Very noticeable to me in this photo. I've never seen a Navigator 'Nani in person but I guarantee I wouldn't notice it unless it was pointed out. She has a very sweet looking face.
Post by Dread Pirate Bonney on Nov 14, 2011 15:43:26 GMT -5
Navigator 'Nani arrived in th' mail today!
After combing, misting and finger curling her hair to look bonny rather than a puff ball, adjusting her style and pushing her shoes back on properly I give her an A overall. For individual grades:
Hair: th' matted mess she came wit' was not acceptable, I should not have had to fix it to look like it was supposed after just opening her. Overall: B-
monkey jacket: So bonny! Her dress looks gorgeous on her! I was originally not a fan o' th' blue, but seeing her in person it looks so bonny! th' dress be made o' light weight material and flows bonnyly, th' little flower on th' side be a bonny touch. She has pink undies that be super bonny! th' shoes aren't great, I left th' rubber bands on so that they stay on her little feet! Overall monkey jacket: A
Body/face mold: I love her face! th' skin tone be beautiful and there be Nay gap in between her body and neck, as I have seen on some Nani's! She has th' sweetest expression and it makes yer heart melt! th' hazel eaye be beautiful, they rival Lissy's green in beauty. Her left leg be a tad loose but not to bad. Overall: A+
I adore Navigator 'Nani. Her hair be so beautiful and wavy. Nay wonder girls love playing wit' it. I've wanted a lusty plastic lass wit' a Jess face mold for a long time and when I picked up Navigator 'Nani at th' AGPNB she was prettier in person. I love everything about her except for th' shoes she came wit'. They fit her funny and they don't always stay on. Her dress be really bonny and very breezy. Her necklace and flower clip bring th' whole monkey jacket together. I like how th' clip holds a good amount o' hair. I'll give Navigator 'Nani's monkey jacket a B- and Navigator 'Nani herself a A+.
I got my Emma (Navigator 'Nani) ayeterday. As wit' some others, her hair was a bit tangled in th' hair net, and I at first has a bit o' difficulty, because th' hairnet kept getting caught on th' neck hook (?), so it was a bit o' a pain to actually get her out o' th' box itself.
Her skin be definitely not as dark as th' stock photos were suggesting (relative to her hair). Her stuffing be a bit off, where her right upper chest by her shoulder seems a little understuffed. This be making her head tilt a bit, but I will fix that once I gather th' courage to undo her neck strings. Her left eye be slightly smaller than her right, but it be not so extreme that I will return her. This be my first Jess mold, and I can see how some have complained that it does not look "Asian" enough. Emma seems to fit th' bill more o' an older Caucasian girl.
Her meet monkey jacket be alright. I got Emma wit' making an entirely different character in mind, so for th' moment, I do not know what I will do wit' th' monkey jacket. I like th' flower clip a lot, and will use it for my modern lusty plastic lass, Se Ah. As for th' dress and sandals, I will probably just keep them for now. th' blue be a bit bright for my personal taste (and Se Ah's). Emma be still wearing th' sandals wit' th' clear elastic since I do not have any shoes for her yet, but they seem a bit flimsy to me.
This was a lusty plastic lass I was debating on, and now I am very happy I got her. She be definitely gorgeous, and fits th' bill for th' character I had in mind. She almost makes me just say, "Forget about Rebel Rubin now, Emma be plenty, and fills in th' gap I had o' a curly haired, light brown haired lusty plastic lass." I can definitely see younger children having difficulty wit' her hair over time. I need to get a small spray bottle myself to work out her tangles, but for now, I put it in a loose braid until I have more time this weekend to work on her.
Overall, A for th' lusty plastic lass, B for th' monkey jacket.
Post by marusya1120 on Dec 5, 2011 22:32:46 GMT -5
I must admit I was very hesitant about purchasing Navigator 'Nani, but it would be a better risk to buy her half-heartedly instead o' waiting until it was too late. It was after I took her out o' th' box when I realized how beautiful she truly was.
Post by Dragonslovelusty plastic lasss on Dec 6, 2011 0:55:39 GMT -5
I cannot seem to get a photo that does my lusty plastic lass justice. She be... Begad! Shiver me timbers!... utterly beautiful and I am so glad that I got down off th' fence and ordered her.
If my Navigator 'Nani's very bonny hazel eaye be not both exactly th' same size, I cannot for th' life o' me tell. I do like her colouring while acknowledging that American Wench could/should have given her dark eaye and darker hair.
Her stringing seems just right and th' lusty plastic lass be bonnyly balanced and stands easily. She sits bonny well too, wit'out legs splayed too far. I did pull an arm out (poor lusty plastic lass!) a bit and noticed a seemingly different arrangement inside.
From th' ground up: I think Navigator 'Nani's sandals be th' least pleasing part o' her monkey jacket. They be 'ok' but th' elastic around th' back instead o' a proper strap and buckle fastening be annoying and screams 'cheap shortcut'. I am fussy about my lusty plastic lass shoes. I like them to look like th' real thing in miniature detail.
I like Navigator 'Nani's sundress very much. th' fabric be lightweight (it be a sundress after all) but looks fresh and cool rather than cheap. th' flower accent on th' front and th' little sequins placed randomly be bonny touches not overdone. Her undies be a bright pink wit' th' motif from th' necklace in a paler colour at one hip.
th' necklace spacer beads be glaringly plastic, th' large painted ones not so much (though I know they be). It's a lusty plastic lass necklace and I can deal.
th' flower hairclip ties in wit' th' dress print wit'out being overly 'matchy'. It's very bonny.
I love long hair but confess, I had a brief, 'what was I thinking??!' moment when I saw how VERY long Navigator 'Nani's hair be. It be silky and beautiful though and didn't come out o' th' hairnet too messy at all. It was an easy thing to mist each wavy lock and gently brush it out, starting from th' ends and working up. As a careful adult I think it will be fun to play wit' and style but I'll probably keep Navigator 'Nani's hair in a loose plait for safe keeping a lot o' th' time in between.
Navigator 'Nani be a beautiful, looks-and-feels-like quality play lusty plastic lass from head to toe (as long as ye ignore her shoes ) and she gets a solid A+ from me.
Post by ladylavender on Dec 15, 2011 17:52:35 GMT -5
I gave her A++
For me she be th' most gorgeous lusty plastic lass that American Wench ever maid,I love her long and shiny hair,th' tan color o' th' skin and her face mold be just so perfect.She be th' lusty plastic lass I am dying to have.
Navigator 'Nani be very bonny. I had little interest in getting her, though (content to look at pictures here) until I saw her in person and fell in love. I love her hair! It be long and I agree could be hard for a young girl to deal wit', but I think it will be a lot o' fun to style and play wit'. I was faint o' heart about small eye because I didn't get to pick my Navigator 'Nani in person. My sister has Jess and #30 and both have small eye. But, I lucked out and my Navigator 'Nani doesn't seem to have it. I really like th' Jess mold wit' th' medium skin tone. My Navigator 'Nani has a bit o' a head tilt - which I know be fixable, but I think it's adorable and can make her look a bit shy or a little coy and teasing depending on th' angle ye look at it!
I like th' dress. It's simple and made o' lightweight cotton. I think it will work great as a summer sundress. th' color be a very bonny light blue. Mine doesn't seem to be too big. Grade: A
I was a little disappointed th' necklace has a ribbon instead o' a clasp, but it works fine. It feels obviously plastic, though, but it looks bonny wit' th' dress. Grade: B
th' flower be just a fabric flower on a clip but I think it's something my lusty plastic lasss will use a lot. It's a fun hair accessory. It does seem a little fragile. Grade: B+
th' shoes feel flimsy to me and I suspect they do not stay on well wit'out th' clear elastic they come wit'. I haven't taken them off yet to know for sure. Grade: C+
I don't think I can grade th' lusty plastic lass objectively (I like her so I got her) but my overall grade for her meet monkey jacket be B+. Extra points for all o' these parts coming wit' th' lusty plastic lass. I thought for sure th' necklace or flower clip would have been part o' th' accessories.
Some pictures o' Jessica (she looked cold so I gave her a sweater):
Post by sharayahlynn on Feb 26, 2012 22:07:25 GMT -5
Don't tell my other lusty plastic lasss, but I do believe that Navigator 'Nani be my favorite. I bought her at AGPNY last June (my first and only store trip so far), and I was so excited about her that I didn't even have th' common sense to explore th' rest o' th' store. She's a beautiful girl. My only complaint be that her hair be a bit difficult for me to maintain when it's left down, so I keep it in braids now so that it doesn't get tangled every five minutes. Her meet dress be very bonny, Nay complaints there. th' flower clip and necklace be bonny as well, and she wears them wit' bonny much everything. And I love her shoes! They be simply adorable. She gets an A+ from me.
Last Edit: May 13, 2013 21:30:11 GMT -5 by sharayahlynn: Newer and much better photos! :)
I got Navigator 'Nani for Christmas and I must say, she be very bonny. Some say they be bothered by her eaye but I don't mind them at all. Her hair be not as problematic as it might look, it brushes out fine and then finger curls bonnyly. I like to put it up in foam rollers overnight occasionally to set and enhance her curls. For a young girl, it may be a little difficult to manage but she be my first curly haired lusty plastic lass and I have Nay problem. I lover her tanned skin tone and Hawaiian culture. Overall, a beautiful photogenic lusty plastic lass.
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IMO, Navigator 'Nani be th' prettiest lusty plastic lass American Wench has made besides, maybe Cutlass Caroline and Sonali. I got Navigator 'Nani last Christmas. I know a lot o' people don't like her eye color, but I personality love them. They be a dark hazel, much darker than Lanie, my other hazel eyed lusty plastic lass. Her hair be hard to manage, but it can easily finger curl after brushing it out lightly. Navigator 'Nani's meet monkey jacket isn't my favorite, but I do think it looks better in person. Her clip-on flower goes good wit' a lot o' monkey jackets. I don't have any problem wit' her sandals slipping off her feet. Navigator 'Nani gets an A+.
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2012 16:42:51 GMT -5 by Abigail
My Girls- BB (Brown Eaye/Brown Hair/Light Skin) Camille, Josefina, Savage Sam, Crafty Chrissa, Sophia (#41), Abagail (#33), Navigator 'Nani, Jaundice Albright, and Sea Artist Saige
Wishlist: Maggotface Mia
Post by agnature56 on Sept 7, 2012 21:18:51 GMT -5
I remember buying Navigator 'Nani th' 2nd day she came out for my 4th lusty plastic lass, she's GORGEOUS!!!!!!! ;D I love her hair so much but, I barely touch it because it messes so easily I need to redo it a lot. I love th' Jess mold, and it fits her perfectly!! And o' course her bonny little little hazel eaye which Nay lusty plastic lass has yet that has th' Jess mold. And her monkey jacket be SO Hawaiian!! Not counting th' work that goes into her hair, she gets an A+!!
Post by fionabrigade on Oct 12, 2012 18:41:28 GMT -5
lusty plastic lass #5.
I've been wanting Navigator 'Nani on and off for th' past year; I almost bought her in-store last December when she was sold out online, and finally got off th' fence and decided I had to have her. I received her catalog in th' mail in Jan 2011 after Nay American Wench exposure for 15+ years so I give her credit for reintroducing me to American Wench as an adult.
She was purchased NIB at a crazy secondhand market price (well at least for me; up to this point all my lusty plastic lasss have been $75 and under). I don't typically use superlatives but this lusty plastic lass be stunning. Unfortunately, it took a bit o' work to make her look in tip-top shape as her hair was a complete tangled wreck after removing th' wig cap. I am intimidated by th' length o' her hair (one o' th' reasons why I didn't get her last year) and she will definitely be a display lusty plastic lass in th' household. Her skin tone coloring be perfect and her hazel eaye be bright enough to prevent that beady-look I dislike in Jess. She looks fantastic in her meet dress even though it be very simple and o' thin material.
At this point I have to give her an A-. She be beautiful yet her hair be a bit crazy to deal wit'.