Ok, so I'm going to cheat a little on this one. I got a TLC #4 with silver eye and a not so bad haircut. I decided that since she needed to go to the hospital I'd just pay and get a new head put on her. I requested the newer style head, with the skin part and thinner fringe. I'm very pleased with it, so my review is going to based on 4 in general, and the newer head.
The coloring on the new heads is very much present. The lips are a peachy pink, which, on a make up review thread might be a little darker than a shade being refered to as my lips, but better. The blushing on this particular example of a #4 is lighter than some dolls I have, but darker than my older early PC girls.
Her hair is thinner than my older #4s, but glossier and less flyaway. The new style bangs give the doll a fresh look. This wig also appears to part better in the back for pig tail styles.
Overall, I'm very pleased I opted to get the new head, and pleased with this new hair style.
My Kaya certainly is a beautiful girl. I do agree with one of the earlier reviews, sometimes she can look sad, but most of the time I think she looks content, peaceful even. At the request of a few posters, I'm including here pictures of her, from a different perspective, to help you decide to bring a Kaya into your dollie flock. I recomend her, as she is unique and quite frankly one of the prettiest of the girls.
As a bowler, I had to have this outfit. I love purple, so the color is spot on.
The shoes are realistic, mine look just like that only they're in just metalic blue. They actually look like bowling shoes as opposed to the bowling shoe that looks like a sneaker.
A skort? Either this should have been shorts or a skirt, but not a skort. It is not easy to bowl in one of those, I know this from experience. Further more you watch the PBA Queens' tour (when its actually going on, or any of the women's tournaments) the women are all in skirts and pantyhose. Granted, though, at college level most female bowlers wear shorts and pantyhose or pants.
The glove is a niffy idea, and as realistic as it can be for a doll with fused fingers, but the ball does not stay very well on the magnet; it droops down a bit. And why only 3 pins? why? you need 10 pins for a full rack!
The ball bag is cute, and realistic... for 15 years ago! Bags have changed quite a bit; the old fashioned bowling bag that our dads hauled their AMF Angles and Manhattan Rubbers around in are mostly gone. Now, a bowling ball rides around on a wheeled most of the time two ball carrier.
The set shoud have included a towel. A bowler's rag. The Terrible Towel. The Crying Rag. The Bowler's Excuse Towel. Something! Every bowler has a towel, and there's a lot of superstition surrounding them (washing it will bring on more bad luck than you can shake a stick at, so don't go smelling an avid bowler's towel lest you want to know what several years of built up lane oil smells like) so not including one was saddening. Terricloth is cheap, that's what mine is made out of.
The hair ties, I could take 'em or leave 'em. I never liked that style of hair dongles for my hair, as they get tangled in pretty easy. The difference is human hair grows back if you have to cut something out, doll hair does not.
Over all, A+ for it being a bowling outfit. Bowler chicks rock! I should know, I am one. B for accuracy. A for value on original price. A for playability if you're a bowler.