Kailey was my first doll, and she was purchased in February of 2004. Overall, I give this doll an A. I love the subtle highlights in her hair; they add to the realism factor of the wig. My only complaint about her wig, however, is that it tends to be thinner in the back than in the front, and I'm assuming that is because of her braids. It doesn't really bother me much, though.
I also love her meet outfit, which I will give an A+. It fits well, and it is such a pretty color. It looks good on most any doll, particularly dolls with blue eyes or darker hair. My only complaint about the meet outfit are the shoes, which I'll give a B. They are adorable and very realistic; however, they do not stay on the dolls' feet. It would be nice if they had a clear elastic backing like many of the other recent doll sandals. I normally just fold up a piece of clear tape, stick it on the shoes, and slide the dolls feet in so that they will stay on my dolls.
Post by september101 on Oct 16, 2012 16:49:52 GMT -5
I got my Kailey used from a relative, but she was kept in great condition! I really love and hate her hair. The color is beautiful and so realistic with the brown low lights! The braids are fine. They can be annoying to doing styles and stuff, but they're pretty, too. Now the one thing I really hate about her hair is how terrible the wig cap is. I hate seeing the cap underneath, so I mostly keep her hair down, which is fine because she looks good with her hair down.
My Kailey is also really thin in the torso. I have a Kit who is around the same age, and who is very chubby. But Kailey is very thin, but very soft and squishy. I cannot tell if her limbs are thicker than newer Mattel dolls.
Overall, I would give Kailey an A-. She's a great doll and I love her hair color with her eyes, but her wig is terrible, so I had to subtract some points.
I bought Kailey as a gift for one of my daughter's friends. I bought her used from ebay. The little girl thinks that Kailey is Julie after seeing Julie in one of my catalogs and I haven't corrected her. The hair and eye color is very simillar so the biggest differences are the hair style and the face mold. Kailey's lack of bangs or a part is unusual and if Kailey were part of my collection and I could keep the braids looking neat, it would be fine. The girl Kailey belongs to plays with her a lot and the braids either get messed up or taken down. I don't care for her hair without the braids. With that said, the braids are fairly simple to put back in. Her meet dress is really cute!
A few shots of Lacy (Kailey) with Rose (My daughter's #39).
Kailey has briefly joined our household before moving on to her new owner for Christmas. I'm glad that I had the chance to see her in person, even though I've never really wanted her. I'm not fond of the way the darker brown eyes and lighter blonde hair look together on the doll. That is just me. I don't find her appealing. The doll herself is just fine.
I wanted to review, though, because I noticed something a little strange. Kailey's vinyl is different than any of the other dolls that I've seen. She has fair skin, but it seems very "warm". It's not golden-ish like McKenna's light skin tone. It's not peachy-creamy like the older PM "light skinned" dolls, nor is it gray or green like some runs of vinyl were. This has an almost translucent orange or yellow tinge to it. I don't really know how to describe it. She's not orange in the slightest (she doesn't look like an oompa-loompa or anything), but there's this glowy warm translucence to her vinyl limbs. She doesn't seem flawed. Her vinyl is just slightly different from what I'm used to seeing. Anyway, I just figured I would mention it. I will post a picture later, although she looks pretty normal in the pictures I've taken.