Earlier this year, I bought a small lot of Only Hearts Club doll clothes from eBay, with the hope that they'd fit a very small bjd I own. Alas, no such luck, and the clothes went in to a ziplock bag and were set aside.
On Saturday I was in a Joann's (really, did I need a reason? I didn't think so), and noticed a few Only Hearts dolls in the red tag clearance bin. It occurred to me then that I still had that bag of clothes for these dolls. So I poked through available clearance items, and decided to take home an Olivia Hope.
I hadn't looked at these dolls too closely before, and was actually pleasantly surprised to realize they have inset eyes. No, really--look!
Her clothes did come off fairly easily, although I had to snip a few more threads intended to keep her posed and the clothes attached. No damage, I'm pleased to say.
Little Dog Too (my name for him, I didn't see a name on the box) has a little bit of color on him, but I'm not sure if that's intentional, or bleed-off from the pink vest. Either way, it's very light, and I had trouble getting the camera to pick it up clearly.
Her shoes are cute--pink plastic boots with a sweater lining detail and teeny buckle (really just silver thread). They're open at the back, so they slipped on pretty easily.
I have to confess here that I have an aesthetic issue with that plush body. It just looks a bit weird, IMO, and makes her arms and limbs and neck look disproportionately large and hairy. Poor little fuzzy girl. The effect is pronounced when she's nude, but not as much when she's clothed.
I'm glad I bought her, however, because her face and hair are wonderful, I can live with the plush once she's dressed, and the available clothing is really nice. She'll probably end up as a doll belonging to one of the bigger other dolls, like my Dollmore Daish, Elizabeth. Olivia Rose is the right size for Elizabeth's hands, and I can bend her about to hold on to those hands.
I'm a bit concerned that it looked as though the line is discontinued (clearance, few updates on the website or Facebook page, etc), but I couldn't find any current info to either confirm or disconfirm.
Verdict: Good play value for the price, and lots of outfits available. Check the clearance aisles and eBay as well if you're interested, and Amazon.com has a number of the dolls available at reasonable prices.