Christmas Gift (Retired) Dec 19, 2007 0:19:03 GMT -5
Post by maggiedoll on Dec 19, 2007 0:19:03 GMT -5
*This item is not mentioned in any of the Julie books*
According to American Girl this is by no means a creepy doll head!
Julie's Christmas Gift
For Christmas, Julie gets one of the most popular gifts for girls in her day: a Barbie® hair styling head! Set includes six two-piece curlers to create waves, and a plastic brush to create any hairdo.
All right, first, this is not the doll from the Christmas book. A AGPC PS told me that the development department had the Barbie head all planed out almost as soon as Julie was green lighted. Guess no one ever told the writer.
What you get.
The box is by far the best part of the set. Now a doll can get excited when she sees her present. I'm no Barbie expert but I assume it is a fairly accurate reproduction of the original box. It is made of cardboard and has late 1960's early 1970's graphics on all sides.
The doll is about four inches high. She is made of cheep, light plastic, basically what a real Barbie is made out of. The perfect bob becomes messy after about five minutes out of the box. Her face matches Barbies from the 1960's in my opinion, which is why I wanted her. The above picture shows her compared to two other dolls.
The curlers are kind of a waste of plastic. I reckon that a girl will quickly lose a curler and not even miss it. They seem useless to me, of course I've never learned how to use curlers on dolls. The brush is better. It can brush Barbie's head and the mini dolls. Even better, it can fit into a doll's hand (see below). It would had been nice is some of the accessories pictured on the box would had come with the doll.
I truly believe that American Girl could had done better with Julie's doll. There was so many great toys and they pick a doll's head? On the other hand, it is an interesting piece. If you have a doll with a sense of humor, it is good (my doll named her Head). It has great potential for photos and playroom settings. The best thing about the set is that, unlike so many American Girl things, it seems to scale with the doll. Since I do not mock an accessory has many pieces, has detail and is to scale Barbie Head gets a B.
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