Rebecca is beautiful. I truly do think she is a doll that every collector should have, shes perfect. My version is Pre-BF. Hopefully BeForevers have better wigs, but if you buy her in person try to make sure her wig is good just in case.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2019 17:02:19 GMT -5 by uninoodle
I found my Rebecca on ebay with the full intent to customize her into a mini-me (I'd planned on buying a BeForever Rebecca with the darker hazel eyes to be my Rebecca), however, I fell totally in love with her.
She was in great shape; I did wash and condition her hair (as it was a bit dry), and I did clean up her limbs with a magic eraser, but I didn't need to put that much work into her.
She is an older Rebecca; she has the same exact hazel eyes as Mia and Lanie (I checked), and they're much lighter than #83. I do feel like the newer hazel is perhaps a bit more true to the illustrations than the older, brighter hazel, but she's gorgeous either way.
She is, imo, one of the prettiest dolls AG has ever made; I love her curls. They're easy enough to maintain without worrying about finger curling. They brush easily.
She looks good in just about everything, even modern clothes. Rebecca is close enough to be my mini-me without customizing (my eyes are more green and less hazel, and my hair is a little darker), so sometimes she fills that role for me:
I do still eventually want to get the BeForever version with the darker hazel eyes, though whether I'll end up with two Rebeccas, make one of them (a more true to canon) Ana, or finally make one of them into a mini me, I'm not sure.
I just got my Rebecca in the mail and... I am super iffy about her! I got her to celebrate my new job. I am also usually so excited to play with a new doll's hair, but yuck. Rebecca's hair is dry? Or oily? Sleek and yet straw-like? I can't quite figure it out. And it's a mess. I pulled it back so I could get some decent pictures of her. I definitely (sadly) intend to rewig her with an older-style one.
I like the look of her outfit and her accessories add something to her look. The barrette is the usual cheap plastic and will stay in her purse to keep it safe. The jacket is really cute with velvet accents and lovely buttons, and the underdress can easily be worn with other matching jackets/tops. Her purple velvet shoes are also lovely, but I prefer the pre-BF boots.
I have a love/hate relationship with her satiny hat (I feel like book-Rebecca would never wear that?).
Also, I ordered the "real" Rebecca book series unabridged and illustrated so I can get her complete story. I don't intend to read the new abridged version because I've heard it leaves out a lot of important information.
On the whole, I give her a C. I was really hoping for better quality (as we should) and not to have to do a wig-swap. I'm no longer near a store or I would have loved to pick her out in person!