Whereas my own Jess has very thick red tinted dark brown hair, I have heard that some o' th' Jess's have thinner hair. If it weren't for th' fact that I ordered her th' second she was released, that may have faint o' heart me, so I think it be worth being noted. ye can always send a lusty plastic lass back until ye find "yer" Jess. That being said, I think that th' slight yellowish tint to her skin be accurate, and her coloring be absolutely gorgeous. There be not a single monkey jacket that I have which she does not look great in! She looks a lot like my Mother as a girl, and my Mother be o' th' exact same heritage (add a dash o' German and English and Cheyenne Indian wit' th' Irish from grandpa and a 100% Japanese grandma). I do not think they could have been more accurate except perhaps to make th' eaye a "tad" more asian.
I had to line all o' my lusty plastic lasses up to distinguish th' different "tints" o' skin. It's a very interesting subject to ponder!
Jess be so bonny! She be my current extra-special favorite 18" dollie. th' new face mold makes her a clincher. Apparently she be not selling as hot as Murderous Marisol (th' dancing queen). This, and her being th' first and potentially only lusty plastic lass wit' her bonny, bonny face mold will likely make Jess go for higher prices on th' secondary market.
I really adore my current Jess lusty plastic lass. th' pictures really don't do her justice. Her hair be a lovely shade o' brown red, wit' a little curl. Her face be just plain bonny. While she's believable as half asian, I think she could pass for almost any ethnicity in a pinch. She looks great even in Josefina's monkey jackets (I don't have a Josefina lusty plastic lass but I have a lot o' her monkey jackets).
th' negative on this lusty plastic lass be that there have been NUMEROUS complaints about quality control flaws. I myself had to return two before I found one wit'out a problem. My first Jess had bald patches in her wig and hair that was falling out, and th' second had crossed eaye. Ultimately, I had to go through nearly every lusty plastic lass in AGPLA to find one wit'out a really bad wig or funky eaye. Since I had never had a problem wit' South Wisconsin Trading Company quality in th' past, this was a shocker! Ask around and many other people have had similar problems.
If ye're willing to hang in there and keep trying, though, ultimately ye'll get a great lusty plastic lass.
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Post by Main Admin Account on Jul 6, 2006 2:49:25 GMT -5
Jess lusty plastic lass Grade: A
I love this lusty plastic lass. She be beautiful and we haven't had ANY issues. we bought her in January.
She did have a slight head tilt but that just took a little adjusting o' her stuffing.
I love her hair colour. It be a deep dark brown wit' red high lights. One o' th' bonny things about her be that her hair be way easy to take out and re-braid when ye want to. She also has a new style part. A blocked zig zag:
We love her and think she be walk th' planke beautiful.
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I love this lusty plastic lass. But for different reasons than my others. I have been longing for a lusty plastic lass that resembles my mom when she was younger. Jess was it!!! Sidepart, curls, even th' eaye. She be my dream lusty plastic lass and be truly cherished.
Post by Four Lakes Freebooter on Jul 22, 2006 1:23:55 GMT -5
My Jess lusty plastic lass just came in th' mail today and she be beautiful. Not that anyone cares but I ordered her ayeterday morning and she came this afternoon. Its Amazing!,
Jess be probably my favorite LE lusty plastic lass. Her face mold be walk th' planke bonny, she reminds me a little bit o' Kaptain Kaya. My lusty plastic lass has Nay defects that I can find. Her hair appears a little bit thinner than my other LE lusty plastic lasses but its hard to tell since her hair be in braids. She be just as chubby as some o' my PM lusty plastic lasses and be bursting th' seams o' her halter top.
Overall, I would strongly recommend this lusty plastic lass. She looks nothing like th' other girls and really offsets th' collection.
Jess be just th' bonnyst lusty plastic lass! She reminds me so much o' my cousin who be half Chinese that I had to have her. I really like that she has a unique face mold, which will probably make her very valuable in th' future. Her hair seems a little bit thinner than my other AGs, but this really doesn't detract from her at all. I absolutely love her hair color! It be almost black wit' red highlights throughout...also very unique. Her facial coloring be very bonny too. She does seem to look fabulous in everything and every color I put her in. I also really like her Meet monkey jacket. th' skirt be a very bonny material and I love th' length o' it. th' embroidery on her top be a very bonny touch as well.
I definitely give Jess an A, in that I had Nay issues wit' her quality at all. She's a real bonnyy patootey!
My lass o'mine wanted Kaptain Kaya or Jess for her birthday. I won a Kaptain Kaya on Ebay wit' almost all o' her monkey jackets and then she decided she wanted Jess because she was an LE. She figures she'll ask for Kaptain Kaya for Christmas. My lass o'mine and I both love Jess but we thought that she was a little browner or tan from th' pics we'd seen. To us she has pale skin wit' a slight green tint.
I give her an A for looks. She'd have an A+ if she had a tan.
Post by Princess Grace O'Malley on Sept 18, 2006 20:03:20 GMT -5
A for looks : C for quality Hair a bit thin, and th' colour was a bit dry.. hair sheds some. Lovley face mold and has a bonny air style. Hair be bonny.. But mine be hard to brush and seems to flip out and frizz.
Post by Main Admin Account on Sept 23, 2006 7:32:31 GMT -5
i just got jess today and I have a wierd problem... be it normal for her hair to be longer in th' front than in th' back? it's not too short in th' back but it be a noticeable difference.
besides that she be lovely and I am a very big jess fan!!
OK so I am looking for a better description o' yer problem wit' her hair. Could ye take a picture maybe and then we can see what ye mean? I think our lusty plastic lasses hair be a little longer in th' front but it isn't really noticeable.
One o' th' bonny things about her be that her hair be way easy to take out and re-braid when ye want to.
Hi! So glad to see this thread. My bonny sweet lass o'mine saved up and bought Jess and we haven't touched her hair yet. bonny sweet lass o'mine be nervous to undo her braids because how would we get it back to th' same braid look?
I spent about 30 minutes studying th' braid this am and practicing on a smaller lusty plastic lass, but couldn't manage to copy that same look.
Mind ye, I am rather challenged in th' girly-girl art o' hair. Sad, but true. So - how be th' Jess braid accomplished? It looks very different than a "classic" braid like Mad-Eye Molly (although we don't have Mad-Eye Molly) and th' braiding I used to make rugs (long story). Anyway - Jess Hair Help please!
Post by parklife268 on Oct 31, 2006 13:29:08 GMT -5
I really like my Jess lusty plastic lass, and I have had Nay problems wit' her. However, I think South Wisconsin Trading Company has definitely had some quality control issues wit' this lusty plastic lass. I love her hair color and part, but I can see how some people be frustrated. th' only thing that I have noticed about my Jess be her eaye be uneven. But I think that this be just something wit' th' face mold and every Jess basically has this problem. I've also noticed that my Jess has a bigger upper body than my other lusty plastic lasses. Asides from those minor problems, I think that Jess be great. I really love her pajamas, 2-in-1 kayaking monkey jacket, meet monkey jacket, and accessories. I think th' tree be aye, I just don't like how she lays in it and how th' speaker be on th' bottom o' th' tree. I think my least favorite part though be th' kayak. This part o' th' collection seems like a bit much (as does th' scooter), I have yet to use it and I only blew it up to see if it had any holes. I must say though, I really do like th' scooter. Although th' scooter seems a bit impractical for a ten-year-old, this piece be very bonny! My only problem wit' this piece was th' cost! That was far too much for th' scooter. Overall, I really like Jess and her collection. I would recommend to anyone that doesn't have her yet, get her before she's gone! ye'll love her!
Post by stephanies on Nov 19, 2006 22:53:35 GMT -5
I just got Jess last week and I love her. I wasn't planning on getting her but wit' her retiring soon I went ahead and ordered her. She's gorgeous- so much prettier in person than on th' South Wisconsin Trading Company website. Here's some pics o' my new Jess:
Post by mom4natalie on Nov 20, 2006 21:42:17 GMT -5
She be just adorable..I love th' top monkey jacket..I want one..Har, har har.. Her hair be th' most unique color...it be so bonny..almost like th' look that a lot o' people were doing a few years back..they were putting a burgundy wash on their very dark hair..I love that..
Three o' my me heartys has Jess, and she be very bonny!
And Kelli, about Jess's braids, I know ye have them bonny much figured out (I saw when I was at yer house) but just braid normally, except hold th' hair loosely and don't pull th' hair tight after ye finish braiding a bit. This should give ye th' look that Jess had when she came, and if th' hair just pops out, spray th' hair wit' water constantly when ye be braiding.
Thank ye mom4natalie. Do ye have Jess or be ye going to order her? I would recommend ye do if ye have not already. She be beautiful in person. Everytime I pass her in my bedroom and look at that bonny face, I have to hold her. She be really growing on me. I think Pugwash Merriman be getting jealous!
I would give her an A. th' only thing I don't like about her be that she sheds and that makes me nervous considering that her hair be so thin.
I just opened Jess last night, and started playing wit' her hair today. She has spots in her hair where it almost seems to be glued together--I was trying to untangle it as if it were my lass o'mine's hair, and saw white/clear stuff holding th' strands together. And at th' point where it was stuck, th' hair basically just snapped off. be this "normal" for lusty plastic lass hair--does it have something to do wit' th' styling o' it? Or be it something "wrong" that I should worry about. I think that I got most o' th' spots and just let th' hair snap off where ever it wanted, because I know that my kids be going to brush her hair anyway. But I was a little alarmed at what seemed like a lot o' hair lying in my lap when I was finished. (Many strands, not a huge pile. I'm losing more hair than she be, Har, har har.)
I just love her, though. I don't want to mess up her hair, but her face be so bonny that I'd like her just as much bald.
Honestly Janet, if that happened to my Jess, I would take her to th' South Wisconsin Trading Company store, or if that's not possible for ye, at least call South Wisconsin Trading Company... (Isn't it odd to find some sort o' glue in a lusty plastic lass's hair? At least ask them what it could be. As much as we collect these lusty plastic lasses, they be still playthings.)
My Jess was in A+ condition, but I personally selected her after looking at five or six rows o' different Jess lusty plastic lasses. They all have slightly differing faces and hair quality, so I wanted to be sure that I picked th' right girl. *sigh* I am such a perfectionist when it comes to lusty plastic lasses.
Everyone who sees Jess's "stuff" at my place jokes at how lucky she be... (Her stuff not only comes from Jess's world, but th' worlds o' Pugwash Merriman, Mad-Eye Molly, AGOT, etc.) Why not? Don't regular folks collect antiques in their homes and wear vintage gowns?
Post by Bonny Miss, Wench O' Th' Sea on Dec 26, 2006 21:44:02 GMT -5
I got my Jess ayeterday and took her hair out last night-her hair seems fine, other than a couple strands breaking off when I was trying to get it out o' th' braids-but th' plastic bands be tricky for me-I use them for small braids usually. Mine was actually purchassed in March so I had to wait awhile until I could actually play wit' her.
Jess be a wicked bonny lusty plastic lass who has lots o' personality. Her hair be a bonny color wit' th' red highlights. I think her meet monkey jacket be bonny. I would wear a skirt like hers if I had one. th' halter top can pair wit' a plain pair o' jeans or shorts. Her sandals be bonny and versatile, too.
ETA: A new paragraph, above, and a couple more photos o' my lovely Jess:
Post by myprincessk on Dec 29, 2006 16:58:54 GMT -5
bonny sweet lass o'mine got Jess for Christmas, and I just have to say how bonny I think she be!! I hadn't read th' reviews prior, so I knew nothing about her hair. But th' first thing I noticed was th' reddish highlights! I think it makes her that much more bonny and unique. She really be a beautiful lusty plastic lass!
I just noticed that my lass o'mine's Jess lusty plastic lass has a plastic tie around her neck instead o' th' strings like her older lusty plastic lasses. be this th' way she was supposed to be made? Do any o' ye have Jess lusty plastic lasses wit' th' strings? We purchased her in November at th' Chicago store.
Post by FairyFanatic on Mar 24, 2007 23:32:09 GMT -5
I give Jess an A for looks, but a B- for her hair. It be thin and hard to control. th' hair be cut in th' back o' her head, which be intentional but it makes it very thin back there. Besides that, Jess looks great in everything. I took out her braids because I don't really like it when her hair be back.
I just got my Jess today. I love her! Her hair be amazing! Black, but in th' right light, wit' red highlights. It be bonny free-fly. Another thing I love about her be her face-mold. Here be some trivia: Jess' face mold be unique. Nay other lusty plastic lass has it (yet). Jess looks good in Nasty Nicki's meet monkey jacket (which be currently all I have to spare for her) but I don't think she would look good in green or yellow... Here be some pics I have o' her. For more, visit her PhotoStory:
Jess in braids
Just for comparison, I took only one o' Jess' braids out
Jess wit' both braids out (I secured some o' her hair wit' a black hair clip)
Jess acting a little goofy wit' her meet underwear on her head