Post by uninoodle on Sept 26, 2021 22:21:39 GMT -5
Maritza Ochoa is Bolivian on her mother’s side and Mexican on her father’s side—and 100% American soccer player. This girl’s got goals, including helping families who have immigrated to the US stay together. Her set includes:
An 18" Maritza™ doll with brown eyes and long dark-brown wavy hair with red highlights A sporty pink knit tank top with mesh at the neckline A pair of black leggings with color blocks, perfect for a 5K or soccer practice A pair of colorblock tennis shoes Maritza’s Lead with Your Heart book that includes tips for advocating for others, real girl profiles, and reader questions
Post by bingandnelsonfan on Sept 30, 2021 8:04:19 GMT -5
Maritza 18" Doll - $110.00 She has the Joss face mold and is the #25-tone -- the "new medium", matching TM #79 and #82.
Martiza comes with a zip-tie, good quality eyes and body fabric. 2017 body tag. Her eyelids are the regular medium-tone eyelid color, so they are not a spot-on match to her skin tone.
Maritza's meet outfit shirt is a sort of thin textured knit -- but not a t-shirt knit style. It's not a slinky or shiny fabric at all. The black pants are a shiny, stretchy fabric. Thicker than the salmon-colored CYO pants that were shiny -- more sort of like Courtney's blue leggings. Her shoes have black plastic soles (they're the same type soles as the knitted sneakers from the athletic mix-and-match), and the multi-tone uppers on the shoes are colored vinyl pieces stitched together. They're padded inside with white soft fabric. The shoes are lower quality than those seen a couple years ago, but they're a similar feel to the CYO outfits or the last several Mix-and-Match releases, I'd say.
These WBU dolls have completely unique face paint, when it comes to AG dolls. Their eyebrows are thicker/fuller, and they have eye makeup (eyelashes) painted along the edge of their eye sockets. Each doll has her own unique pattern. Here is a photo of Maritza that, I hope, shows the face paint well. (Excuse the different hair on the photo showing her eyes closed -- she was in the process of modelling wigs at the time.)
As far as picking out the doll, it was not very difficult. There were a lot of dolls available in the Columbus AGP store to choose from (fifteen boxes, at least), and she seemed very consistent in face mold. Her face paint was also quite similar from doll to doll. I think you'd be pretty safe ordering her online.
Maritza's wig is very nice! In a lot of photos, it can appear a little plain, but in real life it's quite beautiful. While it's a bit long for my personal tastes, it's not so heavy that the doll falls over -- while still being nice and full for styling. The highlights are a copper/mahogany color with two tones of hair in them. They are so well mixed into the wig that you really see them in any angle or style. Hopefully some of these photos show the highlights and style of this wig.
The color of her wig is a very dark brown, though it's a bit of a different tone than other AG wigs. Here's a photo that shows her between two cute boy dolls . . . the one on the left is #76 wearing a #75 wig (which is two-tone black), and the boy on the right is #76 with his original dark brown wig.
One of the big questions about Maritza has been whether or not she can wear Joss' hearing aid. Answer: Absolutely, yes she can! While her original wig is seated very near her ear (which can make it hard or impossible to put the hearing aid in), here she is modelling a Joss wig and the hearing aid.
Having looked at her next to our two Joss dolls (purchased at AGP on Joss' release day), there is really no change at all to the face mold used on Maritza. Her ears are the same, her eye sockets measure the same exact size, her mouth paint is even the same (just a slightly darker color).
As a final photo, here's a picture of the three WBU girls together!