I was so excited about this doll that I ordered two. Both arrived this past Friday. The plan was to debox one and to keep the other in the box indefinitely. Unfortunately, I am returning the one I deboxed first because she has a dark smudge on the side of her face. I did not see this imperfection until I had taken several photographs, which are the first ones shown below. Please examine your dolls for unsightly imperfections.
First Photos of First Doll
|The doll has been removed from the box but is still attached to the box liner.|
|The back of the box contains The Barbie Look description and illustrates the doll's accessories and a brunette from the collection.|
|Back of box description of The Barbie Look doll|
|Accessories include a compact with faux makeup, faux lipstick, gold tone metal purse, cell phone, and the gold strappy heels she arrived wearing. A doll stand and certificate of authenticity were also included.|
|Illustration from the box of her big-bold gold ring|
|Close-up of her lovely face illustrates her light brown eyes and lip color that matches her complexion and her honey blonde hair. |
|First pose after complete release from box (she still has hairnet in place).|
|Upon manipulating her knees, I immediately noticed joint discolorations (both dolls received have these white areas where the joint pegs are located at the inner knees).|
|Forward pose, with hairnet still on lower back of hair|
|Hairnet protects what I was hoping would be lovely curls.|
|Hope for lustrous curls was destroyed when I saw the poor condition of her hair; the ends of which look quite frizzy.|
|Beyond the usual five points of articulation, the extra articulation extends to her elbows, wrists, and knees only. She is not articulated under the breasts, at the waist, or ankles.|
|She sits nicely in a chair with her ankles almost crossed. She cannot cross her legs fully at the knees (no photo captured of this attempt).|
I continued using the imperfect doll to photograph with other dolls from my collection to compare complexions. The Barbie Look Barbie is not a perfect match as a body donor for any of my dolls, but is a closer match to one than the others. For the comparison Doll #1 put on temporary clothing.
|The complexion differences between City Chic, The Barbie Look Barbie, and Fashionista #32 are better outlined in the above photograph of their legs.|
|The final complexion comparison was done with Tropi-Cutie Barbie (also known here as Pam). As seen in the above and next two photographs, their complexions are more compatible than the dolls illustrated above.|
|The Barbie Look doll's right arm (the one with the ringed finger) caught the camera's flash in this photo. She is only slightly lighter than Pam (Tropi-Cutie).|
|This photo of Pam and The Barbie Look's legs illustrates their true complexions, which are just slightly different. If anyone wants to rebody their Tropi-Cutie onto a curvy articulated body, The Barbie Look Barbie will be a good body donor.|
I examined Doll #2's face closely and was pleased to find there were no dark smudges or other imperfections.
|I remained hopeful that the second doll's curls would be better than the first.|
|No such luck here. While the ends are not as fried looking as the first doll's, they look quite deconditioned.|
|The twists were gently removed and nothing else done to the hair. The undone twists created soft curls.|
|The Barbie Look Barbie strikes one final pose as she holds her golden clutch and stands on the doll stand that was included. |
At the time of publication, the doll remains available with free shipping at BarbieCollection.com.
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