I just got #54 from AGB&B DC and love her! She is my first Jess mold doll and definitely an A+ purchase. Her coloring is vibrant and her hair has some long layers, but is overall thin and silky; very pretty. She has a ton of little hairs all around, so you can put her hair into braids or pigtails nicely. However, they do become annoying when you try to put all of her hair up at once (a ponytail or bun) because they poke through the long hair. But this is only an issue because I don't have the patience/coordination to tuck each one in. She is still beautiful and I love her!
I picked mine out personally at AGPLA after carefully comparing between Ivy, #30, #40 and #54 to decide which Jess mold doll I wanted. I have been yearning for a light-skin Jess mold after not quite being satisfied with Jess. I opted for #54 because she had both a nice length of hair for hair styles (compared to Ivy and #40) and a good thickness to her hair (unlike #30).
Her hair is clearly a mixture of black and brown strands, though at least with mine, she had more brown streaks on top of black. This is compared to #60 who has much more evenly distributed/mixed black and brown strands of hair. Her bangs are easy to smooth down, and much easier to handle than the old pie bangs, which is ALL my other "with bangs" dolls. It is a nice length to put up in different hairdos.
The Jess mold is adorable on this doll, but I do agree that is can be prone to uneven eye openings. Out of all the #30's and #54's I looked at closely (16 total dolls) only two had even eye openings to my level of satisfaction. So this may be one you want to hand pick out.
Overall, she is adorable, and I will post pictures this evening. Grade: A+
Thought I'd do a review on #54, since she was the first doll I chose to get, and I have been loving her so far! I got her at the store, but didn't really get to pick her since they just told me to get her at the counter. The first one they gave me had extremely messy bangs though, so I asked for another one, which was the one I got.
She really is beyond cute, and her hair is so silky smooth and easy to manage. The only trouble I really have with her hair is that her bangs are a bit short to brush, so I can only smooth them over with my fingers. But I do find that when her bangs get messy, it gives her a kind of "sweaty child just coming back from play" look, which is adorable!
The other thing is as mentioned before, she has a lot of different lengths of hair, which is great for covering the wig, but does mean you need to tuck in a lot of loose strands when doing her hair into different styles.
Here are some pics of my #54 (named Xiao Yan Zi - Little Swallow):
In Kit's School Skirt Set -
Side view -
Without her hat -
In modern dress (sorry for the slight blurriness of this one) -
In BF Samantha's meet dress -
With her hair down -
I definitely give her an A+
Last Edit: Oct 6, 2014 1:54:42 GMT -5 by yogurtpo3