Last December I discovered and wrote about a new doll line called A Girl for All Time, which launched with my dream historical doll, Matilda. After about five minutes' hard contemplation, I ordered Matilda with all her clothing and posted about her very very quick delivery and deboxing, which turned into a review by the end as I'd taken everything off her to examine her. My opinion hasn't changed, as Matilda continues to be one of the favorites in my collection, and the company continues to be a favorite, as well, as Frances Cain of AGFAT is wonderfully interactive, informative, and an excellent businesswoman with a great vision for the company.
As introduction and along with some promo photos on the site, AGFAT had posted this about Amelia:
'My name is Amelia Elliot. Just an ordinary school-girl in Victorian London. I’m looking forward to my thirteenth birthday when I’m going to inherit the family travelling trunk bequeathed to every first born girl, by my great great great…..well so many greats I lose count…grandmother Matilda.
A gypsy at the fair yesterday, read my palm and said I’m going to have a life of struggle, heartbreak, riches and adventure and that she could see me on stage at a music hall! What a load of nonsense!'
You can imagine my surprise and delight when, on the eve of Amelia's release, Frances asked me if I would be willing to review her here in DBB. Would I ever!, was my response (mind, I used a lot more words like "Eeeee!! OMG YES I'd LOVE to! SQUEE!"). Amelia arrived not long ago, and here we go again, kids, with an unboxing and review of a new A Girl for All Time!
All right, enough boxes, on with our introduction! The box, btw, came open with relative ease, although there was a piece of tape I hadn't seen that made me tear the top just a touch. My bad.
I want these boots in my size. The detailing is simple enough for play, but accurate enough not to spoil the overall look with anachronistic footwear. The boots have the only velcro in the entire outfit, in the back.
Overall: this is a great doll, up to the high standards set by Matilda and more--for example, I think Amelia's eyes are even nicer than Matilda's. The play value is tremendous, and the collector value is high, as well. Of course Amelia and Matilda share the same body, so their clothing is interchangeable, and many of the clothes made for the slim-bodied 18" play dolls fit this body as well, although please keep in mind that Amelia and Matilda are 16", so pant legs and ssleeves will be off.
When I'm feeling well again, I promise many pictures of the time-travelers Matilda and Amelia, and can not wait to see what they'll get up to.
I also can't wait to see what A Girl for All Time will get up to, as well! I can't wait to see dolls from other time eras that Frances and company have planned.
DISCLAIMER: I was sent this doll to review, I did not purchase her. All opinions expressed here, however, are my own.