One of the first things I did was to place McKenna between Elizabeth and Chrissa for comparison. They are very similar indeed, particularly Elizabeth, but I did notice quite a variation in the skintone. McKenna's vinyl has a warmer tone than either of the other two and her face paint is slightly darker, in keeping with that (still looks natural). [
I agree. My McKenna skin seems to have a warmer tone as well. She appears to have an olive tan skin complexion rather than fair skin like some of my other light skinned dolls have (e.g. Julie). I really like it though. Its the one thing that makes her unique compared to my other light-skin dolls.
Post by pinkhorsegrl on Dec 3, 2012 0:48:19 GMT -5
Love McKenna and her collection. I decided to name her Sienna.
I like the blue/grey/purple color pattern of McKenna's meet outfit. The top is blue and grey striped with velcro in back. The leggings are the same blue as in her top with a purple graphic of a ribbon on the bottom right. Her shoes are a periwinkle purple with blue ribbon. Her hair is thick and you can do almost anything with it. Same color as #39's hair however Mckenna's hair seems to have some more blond in the front. She looks a lot like Elizabeth, #39, Chrissa, but she is unique and definitly one of my favorites.
Sienna (mckenna) next to Hannah (#39) Wow they look alike. Hannah's hair is layered and darker. Sienna's is thicker no layers and has blond highlights in front(I don't know if its just my doll or if all the mckenna's wigs are like this). Same eye color and skin.
Close up, you can really see the differences between the two face molds.
From the back there hair color is the same.
From left to right: Hannah (#39), Elizabeth, Sienna
Elizabeth and Sienna. They look almost identical. Same face mold, eye color, skin color. Sienna's hair is just a shade darker.
i LOVE McKenna. i got her starter collection and i am SO glad i did! it was either starter collection or doll and tent... My sister has emily and they have the same eyes but it doesnt matter! they look nothing alike! he eyes are soo pretty and her caramel hair look.. good enough to eat? can i say that? it makes me hungry though, because of the colour... mmm... anyway, it is SO easy to style! i like doing fishtails on her and her hair looks like new! (i got her in June) I had the choice between bright red lips, or tilted head in the store. because i didnt think the red lips suited Mckenna i went for tilted head and now.. its so cuteeee!! i notice some other people have this problem but my sisters Julie also has it.. maybe bacause of the josefina moul? i dunno..
Of course her unicorn came out ASAP! in the PS room i opend her and immediately took it out! who thought that would look GOOD? Her meet outfit is OK. i can live with it and her nickers are SOOO CUTEEE! Im no gymanst, but im sure gymnastic squads wouldn't have their own nickers?? and leggings?? oh well, i can live!
Overall i love her to bits! I got her ears pierced and it was the icing on the cake for me (i've really got to stop with these food metaphors now!) It suits my ones personality to a T!
I think this is the best American Girl doll for younger girls that Mattel has ever produced. Her hair hits that note of being fun to style and so easy to keep looking nice. Her meet outfit is easy to manage. Some Josefina doll molds look slightly unfriendly to me, but McKenna has a bright, open expression. She has a very basic, classic look, with light hair and blue eyes, but it's a classic for a reason and she looks great in any color.
The playability of her hair is where she really shines, I think. I preferred Kanani who came before her, but if you have a little girl who loves to style hair, this doll couldn't be more suited to the need. Her hair is soft and smooth.
My doll was played with very little, and she looks brand new. I took her out for a quick photoshoot, and to give her back her hair net (borrowed it for Felicity).