Since we already have some nice pictures in this thread, I won't bother adding my own, but here's what I think of the shoes:
I really, really like them. I love the white and blue combination, not to mention the adorable sparklies. I had Heely's a while back and the doll version is just like the real thing, except for the plastic wheels (dragonlovedolls, you are correct. The real Heely's wheels are like skateboard wheels) although I wouldn't really expect AG to make the shoes that accurate. The shoes can be easily removed and put on without even having to untie the laces.
I agree with Numberonekitty about the price, though. I'm iffy on the fact that ANY doll shoes could be worth almost $20. But nonetheless, I'm glad I that bought them. They're retired now, but if you can find them on the secondary market for a reduced price, I'd say go for it!
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2012 13:13:40 GMT -5 by Madeline
Elaine came to our house Christmas 2010. She is a darling little French girl and one of my favorite dolls.
Doll: I was very worried about the hair until I really got to play with it. It's SO soft, and the curls are beautiful. If they get tangled or come undone, you can very easily finger-curl it to the original style. Her hair is very easy compared to other curl-haired dolls-the only issue I've ever faced with the hair is flyaways, but they can be easily taken care of with water spray. Her coloring is beautiful, and her eyes have a sweet twinkle to them. As a doll, Miss Lanie gets an A+!
Her Meet Outfit is really cute but I do have some complaints. The dress is a bit tight on my dolls. When she sits, the dress does not do a very good job of covering anything and her undies are in plain sight. I agree with others that leggings would have been good choice. However, the dress is still very cute. It gets a B! Headband: GRRRRR....I will never be able to get this headband on a doll again, at least not on my Elaine. You can barely fit it over the doll's head, and it is nearly impossible to get on dolls with bangs (side bangs included), such as Lanie. There's barely any elastic on the headband, and there were loose strings when it arrived here. It's too bad, because the headband would be cute if we could actually manage to get it on. This headband gets a D-. Shoes: These are by far one of my favorite doll shoes. So cute. They get a well-deserved A+!
I had trouble at first with the menorah candles but finally got it.
Like TheSocialSimsScarlett, I just have to wiggle a bit to get them in and out, but it's fine. But sometimes, I just can't get them in and I have to do it a different way--I put the pointy end into the candle sticks. It works for me and its easy to take them out and put them back in that way. You can't tell that it's much different, either.
If you don't mind the candles being permanently in there, you can fill the little candlesticks with glue and press the candles into it, or hot glue the end of the candles and stick it in. I've seen users do it both ways and it works fine---the only issue is that once you do it that way, its in for good. Sanding is a good idea!
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2011 16:32:06 GMT -5 by Madeline
Another favorite outfit over here. It's one of Molly's favorites, even though it's way out of date for her. Hey, she likes to play dress up! Anyway, this dress looks fabulous on any of my dolls, PM included. Like the others, I had a bit of trouble with the hat, especially it being bent right out of the box. It was easy to bend back, though, and it certainly looks darling.
Love, love, love this dress. I got it in 2007 and it is definitely one of my favorite dresses. It not only looks great on Addy but other dolls too--I love the way it looks on Felicity and Kit. It reminds of a "fall" dress. A+ from me!