Post by PleasantMemories on Nov 27, 2007 19:57:55 GMT -5
When JLY/AGT12 was released in 1995, she was quite unique with her blond hair and brown eyes. However, over the last 12 years, several other dolls with blond hair and brown eyes have been released, namely: Kailey, GT24 and Julie.
JLY/AGT12 has the same wig as GT3 and GT20. It’s a tad darker than Kailey’s and a tad lighter than GT24’s. Over the years, I’ve owned 2 pre-Mattel AGT12s (1996 and 1998) and both have had hair issues. Although their hair was/is thick, they shed a lot. Their hair also became dry and brittle quite quickly. I’ve never had that problem with other American Girl dolls. JLY/AGT12 has pretty brown pinwheel eyes. They’re lighter than some American Girl brown eyes and darker than others.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve never bonded with my AGT12s or that I’ve been frustrated by their hair problems, but JLY/AGT12 is one of my least favorite Today Dolls. Therefore, I’d recommend her with some reservations. I prefer other dolls with blond hair and brown eyes. I actually ended up trading one of my AGT12s for a Kailey in 2004.
I also have #12 and I will admit she had hair problems. I had already bonded with her as my blonde haired Lily when I noticed she was balding in the back. I manager to find a fairly close to her original wig and rewigged her. Maybe I shouldn't post her as a #12 because of that but I don't know.
I have a #12 whose PM off ebay and I've had no issues with her hair. Though I don't think it compliments her light skin. Maybe if she had more brown in it? Hmm...I am not sure. But I rate this doll an A.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 6, 2009 23:17:30 GMT -5
I have a PM 12 off of eBay as well. No issues with hair or anything else about her! I think she has a lot of charm. And as far as eye/hair combinations, the blonde haired brown eyed dolls that came after her are less unique IMO since she was first. I give her an A. The only thing taking away the plus is the typical PM stiffness of the hair which is to be expected to some degree.
^It's just apple cidar, she swears
And as if that weren't all enough, here's a whole album full from her trip to the spa... in my bathroom.
My sister has a PM #12 named Amy, and she sheds horribly! I gave her a little trim to even things out, but her hair is really bad. I have a #20 and her hair is just fine, and we got them at the same time (1996).
I have a #12, Erin, that I got off of Ebay as well! She isn't PM, but very sweet. I love the brown/blond combo, it is so adorable! I've had no hair problems with her at all. Her hair is a lovely golden blond and very smooth and silky. I give this doll an A+, she is great!
She's a Transition #12 and I love her to pieces. I got her on my 8th birthday at AGP-C in 2001. So therefore I've had her for nearly 10 years. Her hair does shed a bit, but it doesn't seem as bad as others have described, only some uneven ends. The only complaint I have is that it's difficult to fit her feet into some of the more recent shoes (those canvas sneakers from the skateboarding outfit are killer ). What I really love is that her bangs and hair in different styles really highlight how many different personalities she can have.
Post by agdollfan1992 on Nov 10, 2011 23:44:33 GMT -5
I have one. I got her because I have blonde hair and brown eyes and the same skin tone. At the time she was the only doll that looked like me. I wanted Kailey, but my dad said she looked too much like this doll I already have. I love my #12. She is durable and has been played with a lot over the years. She was my second AG doll. I don't think I have had that bad of hair problems with her. Her hair is soft. I don't care for the bangs, but they're ok. She seems chubbier than my other dolls. I got Julie. I love her blonde hair and brown eyes. I don't play much with Julie. Julie is in an outfit I really llike and I don't want to mess with her hair.