Post by aquasapphire on Jun 29, 2011 21:20:53 GMT -5
Thought I would add a couple pictures even though Nicki is pretty well covered in the posts above. Doesn't everyone love pictures?
I must have a good Nicki, because I haven't had the same trouble with her hair that others seem to have had. While her hair may be thinner than say Lanie's, I find it totally workable and it looks great. I've never had a problem with her curls. I just mist a section with water and work my fingers through to smooth it out while twisting the section around my finger. Sometimes, I might gently brush just the very ends around my finger to separate the strands at the ends.
To me, she definitely has a western feel to her look. Not just the clothes in her collection, but I genuinely like her best in denim and western style looks more than others. I really enjoy my Nicki and I give her an A-, with the minus only because the wig could be a tad thicker even though it still looks great.
Post by aquasapphire on Feb 19, 2011 15:26:03 GMT -5
It's my Lindsey's birthday today, I've had her for exactly one year now, so I decided to give her a nice review.
Despite not having especially unique features in general, Lindsey is a very unique looking doll. Her hair might be the shortest of any AG ever made, it certainly looks the shortest since it's curly. Her hair is dark brown and slightly auburn. Some complain that her hair's difficult to style, but I really love it. She was the first doll with side bangs, and I love separating little whispy curls and rearranging them all over her head.
Lindsey has adorable light brown freckles, and light brown feathered eyebrows. She has nice soft face paint. Her vinyl does have a gray tone to it which is characteristic of transitional Mattel girls but it's not bad and it does not detract from her cuteness. Lindsey has the old style more natural light blue eyes which have a more gray tone than the current bright light blue shade AG uses now.
I adore little Lindsey. She looks fabulous in blue and looks more like how a real little girl would look compared to most other AG dolls. To me she looks like she has a fun playful personality. Here's a picture of adorable Lindsey.
Post by aquasapphire on Oct 4, 2010 21:25:42 GMT -5
This set is overpriced. It's super cute, and that's why I bought it but I was disappointed with how skimpy it was for the price. I think the jar with the bugs looks too plastic and unrealistic I really wish the stuff inside wasn't clumped together. I'm fine with plastic stuff so long as it doesn't look plastic, but this just looks cheap. Everything else in the set is fine, but I would expect a little more for $26.
Post by aquasapphire on Apr 29, 2010 15:33:55 GMT -5
My mother has this doll. She's a big "Gone with the Wind" fan so she named hers Scarlet O'Hara, which I think is fabulous. Scarlet O'Hara is the only person I can think of who had eyes this green. Sorry I don't have any pictures since it's not my doll. To me, her hair reminds me of Rebecca's. Not quite as thin as Rebecca, but the same curly style and length. Like Rebecca, the curls are sort of limp on one side from the hairnet I assume. So if your good with Rebecca's hair this might be a doll to consider, or vice versa.
Post by aquasapphire on Apr 10, 2010 17:01:36 GMT -5
I hesitated for a long time buying #21, because I have a lot of classic mold dolls in my collection and I didn't want to buy another AG unless she had a different face mold to diversify my collection. But I had this image in my head of a 1920's-1940's girl named Eleanor. I looked at lots of pictures of #21 and she was just too cute, so I gave in. Plus I wanted to get her before she retired. She arrived only a couple weeks ago, and I'm so glad I got her! I have no complaints whatsoever. I think she might look cuter with freckles, but no big deal. She gets an A+ from me. Lovely hair that looks adorable pulled up and awesome little pin curls. Her hazel eyes appear to be a darker hazel than Mia's and Rebecca's and look more brown than green, but it's difficult to say for sure. She really is irresistible and is rising in the ranks among my favorite dolls.
The 1930's-1940's girls are seriously taking over. Eleanor, Molly, and Kit are now trying to convince me to get Ruthie.
Post by aquasapphire on Feb 22, 2010 23:47:28 GMT -5
I completely adore my white body Molly. Her eyes are dark gray pinwheel decal design and her hair is a medium brown. The WB Molly gray eyes are darker and are more of a true gray, while PM Molly and and Mattel Molly eyes are lighter and have hints of green or blue. My WB Molly has long, curled eyelashes that are ultra soft. Her eyelashes are so soft I can hardly feel them. They are much softer than my WB Kirsten and WB Samantha eyelashes. Her skin is very squishy and her face has that sweet cheeky look that is characteristic among the WB dolls. Her hair has more texture and, in my opinion, looks more natural than the Mattel Molly wigs which are silkier and shinier. Molly is a classic. She's definitely a keeper! I highly recommend.
Post by aquasapphire on Jan 17, 2010 16:10:45 GMT -5
I currently have four Pre-mattel Samanthas, two of which are white bodies. Another is a German Tan-body and the last one is a Pre-Mattel Chinese Tan-body. I've included a picture of all four for a side by side comparison.
White bodies (1986-1990) - My white bodies look very different from each other. The one with the short hair was my very first American Girl doll which I received on Christmas in either 1988 or 1989. Obviously, her hair has been cut. I have 3 younger siblings and the identity of the perpetrator remains a family mystery. The second white body I bought off E-bay recently because those curly eyelashes were just too cute to resist! As you can see, the shorter haired Sam has darker hair, darker eyes, straighter eyelashes, a smaller torso, and a slightly different face shape from the lighter haired white body. Both Sam's have the same speckled brown eyes, but the shorter haired Sam's eyes are a darker shade. I believe the darker eye shade is more common. Both have super long curled eyelashes, but the lighter haired Sam's lashes are more curly. The darker hair of the short haired WB is uncommon for white body Sams. The majority of WB's have the lighter wig which is much longer (usually past the doll's bum). As you can see the bangs on the lighter wig are super long and have a tendency to get into Sam's eyes. The lighter wig is also curlier than the darker wigs. Both of these dolls have very long flat neck strings.
German Tan body (1991-1993) - Generally, the looks of the German Tan-bodies can widely vary. Some were made with the lighter WB wigs, some with the newer darker wigs with shorter bangs. Some had the older speckled eyes, while others had speckled eyes with a new pattern which added flecks of orange. My German TB has the darker hair and the newer eyes with the orange flecks. The eyelashes are soft, but shorter and not as curly as the WB Sams. Her skin is squishy like the white bodies. She has a different face shape from both of my WB's. Her face is rounder, larger, and her cheeks are not quite as full. The Tan bodies are generally taller than the white bodies, and less curvy. Her neck strings are long (but not as long as the WB's strings) and round.
Pre-Mattel Chinese Tan body (1993-1998) - Sometime in 1993, around the time that Addy was released, production began to switch from Germany to China. The switch was probably gradual. If you've ever visited the Pre-Mattel Sam thread you know that Sam's looks vary widely during this period. My PM Chinese tan body Sam has a different face shape from the other 3 Sams, fuller dark brown hair, shorter bangs, and the same speckled eyes as my German Tan body with the orange flecks. Her face is the roundest and wider and flatter than the earlier Sams and she has more face paint which is uncharacteristic of China PM's (in my experience China PM's have the least face paint of all versions). Her skin is not as squishy as the German dolls, but still squishy. Her eyelashes are soft, but not super long like the WB's or curly. Her neck strings are shorter on length than the German-made Sams and round.
White bodied Sams
From Left to Right: WB Sam (1988 or 1989), WB Sam (1986-1990), German Tan Body Sam (1991-1993), Pre-Mattel Chinese Tan Body (1993-1998)
As you can see, the tan bodies are taller than the white bodies. The Tan bodies are also less shapely. The white bodies have wider hips and shorter torsos. I wish I had a Mattel version to compare. The Mattel version is generally even taller and thinner that the PM tan bodies.
Left - White body Sam; Right - German Tan Body Sam
White body Sams are absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend them! I would rate the white body Sams higher than the Tan bodies. The white body faces are sweeter and, in my opinion, the WB's seem to be better quality. I think the white body Samanthas are the prettiest dolls ever produced by Pleasant Company. The tan bodies are also very pretty.
Post by aquasapphire on Jan 9, 2010 14:24:45 GMT -5
I bought AGOT #6 in 1997. She was my fourth doll. I bought her because she was the first blond haired green eyed doll that AG made and I wanted a doll that looked like me. However, I was not totally satisfied with her because her eyes are way too bright and I prefer more natural looks. (I like the new green eyes much better, but the green in the very first Felicity dolls is the best). As a result, I hardly ever played with her but I still have her. She looks pristine and is good quality. I like the way the bright green eyes look on darker haired girls better and I'm thinking about giving her an eye swap so she might have brown eyes soon.
Post by aquasapphire on Jan 9, 2010 14:05:55 GMT -5
#14 was my third doll and the first doll I bought on my own (sort of). I got her in 1995 when I was 13 years old by saving up the lunch money my mom gave me for school. As soon as the AGOT line came out I knew I wanted one. #14's dark hair combined with the light blue eyes are a striking combination. I named her Monica and I curled her hair using steam from a boiling pot of water the first day I got her. She looks fabulous with curly hair! She now has a mild case of silver eye (probably from the steaming), but I wouldn't dream of getting her eyes replaced. I have a lot of memories with this girl. She was with me through some tough times in my childhood and I want to keep her all original. Over-all, she has kept up really well over the years. Out of all my dolls I probably played with this one the most. Her hair is still silky and soft even though it's been curled. With all I've put her through, I'm surprised her silver eye isn't worse. I highly recommend this doll, she is absolutely beautiful.