|Jake is, of course, our resident Box Inspector.|
I chose Lyric to review, as I'm a sucker for redheads--here's her online shop photo:
And here she is, in the brand new Harmony Club Dolls branded window box:
I really like this new box. It helps to establish Harmony Club as a distinct brand, and visually has *POP* to it. There's very little writing on it, which isn't a problem as few dolls sold online and/or premium dolls have all the graphics on the packaging as those sold in toy stores.
And here is her pretty face! The painting on the lips is good; there's actually a slightly darker shade inside the mouth, and the teeth are white and free of red paint. Her lower eyelashes are delicately painted, as are her eyebrows. I'm pleased that the eyebrows are not overarched, as some smiling dolls are--she's happy, not surprised. Very nicely done.
"Mama!" Okay, no, she doesn't really talk (which is good, IMO; those "Mama!" dolls used to freak me right out when I was a kid). Her arms and legs are strung with the plastic cup attachment, so they move nicely and smoothly.
The velcro closure goes a nice long way down the back, so there's no frustrating tugging and pulling to get the dress off or on again. I don't see any sloppiness here or loose threads.
This is also a good shot to show off her blushing, which includes her toenails--not heavily painted, just nicely blushed. Her arms and hands are also blushed for a nice lifelike tone.
Bottom line: I'm impressed. I really, really like this doll, even more than the previous Harmony Club dolls. The quality is there, the price is excellent, and I'm going to have a lot of fun with this girl with clothes and hairstyles. Excellent doll, I highly recommend her.
Now, having said that, the disclaimer: Karen of Harmony Club Dolls sent me the doll to review; I didn't buy her. The opinions here are my own, however, and Karen asked for an honest review, as I'd done previously for HC. And I honestly really like this doll. So there you are.