Post by Lucy Skylar on Jun 28, 2012 15:09:15 GMT -5
She is adorable. I give her an A+, even if for no other reason than we finally have a short curly wig on an AA doll. Yeah!! Aside from that, the Addy mold looks a billion times better IMO with a short wig. Her hair is still a little crazy, considering it was pulled back in a hair net. I think it will take a few weeks to relax.
ETA: I forgot to add that she does have bangs and they go all the way across. Not just side bangs.
Here she is wearing the new hearing aid. I love it!
Hehe, I put my #58 in the Weekend Fun outfit, too!
I am at a loss for words for how gorgeous this doll is! It's really hard for me to stop staring at her. I've never disliked the Addy mold, but it took having it around in person for me to really fall for it. Her expression is so sweet.
I'm still getting used to the wig. I'm a bit scared to really mess with it so far, and she's mostly been on display. I can say though that up close the curls have an almost frizzy texture, and when you pull them straight they go down to her waist.
Stunning doll! If you're on the fence, get her! : )
My lovely Audra Akosua Badu-Hammond arrived today. She is such a beautiful doll. I agree with Okore that pictures seem not to do justice to the sweetness of the Addy face mold, because although I've always liked Addy, Audra is simply one of the prettiest dolls I've ever seen.
As you can see, my girl has a wonderful little head-tilt that gives her a curious look. She likes her curls -- which are quite thick -- to be as untamed as possible, and her style seems to be moving towards a retro bohemian kind of vibe. When she came out of the box, her hair was smashed totally flat in back, but I just ran my fingers through them and they fluffed right back up. Her hair is more textured than my #25 Branwen's, but it's not at all coarse, and it's not as textured as I expected it would be. I found that one of the curls in front was particularly messy, so I pulled it out straight and twisted it in the direction of the curl, and it looked perfect.
The tone of her vinyl is a beautiful cool chocolate, and you can see the blush on her cheeks. She's going to be gorgeous in jewel colors like berry, I think.
She has the new super-long body tag (which, incidentally, the new meet underpants don't come up high enough to tuck in without giving your doll a wedgie), and her limbs are tighter than my last couple of new dolls' have been, especially her neck.
Overall, I would rate Audra an A+ for an adult collector, and probably an A- for a child, because I think her curls would be pretty tough for a kid to play with and yet maintain.
Here is gorgeous Audra standing barefoot on a packing crate:
Post by Blakeney Green on Aug 2, 2012 12:57:16 GMT -5
So, I'm finally getting around to reviewing my new(ish) #58, Marigold. She's a very sweet doll, with pretty facial colouring and gorgeous hair. I love her natural curls!
Right out of the box her curls were smushed down, but when I played with them a bit with my fingers, they quickly sprang back to life.
Her hair is fun to play with, but I would strongly recommend using your fingers rather than a pick or comb. The curls hold up well to being fussed with.
When stock photos of #58 were first leaked, some people thought she might be a #26 with a different hairstyle, but those two dolls actually look quite distinct from each other in person. They have a very different skin tone, different eye and hair colour, and a very different curl pattern. You won't be repeating if you have both.
Marigold is a very cute, cheerful-looking doll who always brings a smile to my face when I look at her. There's nothing to dislike about #58, really. I would rate her A+ without hesitation, and I hope she proves a good seller for AG.
Okay - I love this girl. Her coloring and hair are so perfect! I have never been good with curly hair (i.e. - Lanie, Nicki) because if you mess it up it really shows. That is not the case with #58 from my experience. I've pulled hair bands, shirts and helmets on this girl's head and her hair just bounces back.
Her hair is thick and crazy. Really crazy. I like it that way. I'm sure a few minutes of finger curling will tame those curls but that's not who my Anana is.
My #58 (named Anana by my 6 year old niece - I think she couldn't figure out how to spell Hannah) has a hearing aid in her left ear. I love this option that AG now offers.
Front view of my new little beauty
Back view of her hair
Right side view
Left side view. She definitely has more hair on her left side.
#58 looks amazing in bright colors. Here she is in the 1999 Millennium outfit.