|S.I.S. Baby Phat Chandra #1 of 3 before deboxing|
After reading a status update written by a member of the Facebook SIS Group and noting the mention of glue used in the doll's head along with other issues she reported, I decided to debox one of my three Baby Phat Chandra dolls.
My doll, in my opinion, is without problem. I love her hair, her straight-forward glance, and her outfit (even if it is one piece). I took several pictures which are included below. Click to enlarge any.
|Her hair looks a little windblown because I didn't take the time to finger comb it before her photo shoot.|
|Chandra exudes confidence.|
|Isn't she gorgeous?|
For others who have not deboxed any Baby Phat SIS dolls, I took the following body comparison photo of Chandra and Fashionista Artsy #1.
While their body markings differ, their bodies appear identical with some exceptions. Chandra is not articulated underneath her breasts. The knee articulation and the shape of their hands and legs is identical. The body and leg markings are different and Chandra's upper legs do not have the same range as Artsy's as illustrated in the final picture:
|Artsy can do a full split while Chandra can only slightly part her legs to the side.|
Why do I have three Chandras?Inquiring minds might want to know the answer to the above question. After waiting for the dolls to arrive locally for what seemed like an eternity, I purchased the first Chandra along with Kara and Marisa at Wal-Mart. Grace was not in stock.
A few weeks later while my daughter was out and about, I asked her to check a local Target to see if the dolls were in stock. At that time I only needed Kara (a purchase for someone else) and the Grace that I was missing. All dolls were available except Marisa, which I did not need, so I had my daughter purchase Kara, Grace, and my second Chandra.
My most recent Chandra purchase was made a couple of weeks ago when Toys R Us advertised a Barbie sale for $8.99 on all dolls regularly priced up to $14.99. With the TRU sales paper in hand, I went to Wal-Mart and price-match purchased my third Chandra along with a duplicate Kara.
This still doesn't answer the why three Chandras question. While her body does not have the full range of movement as Artsy's, it is articulated. Dolls with a complexion as deep with full articulation are few and far between. I can always use the extras as body donors should the need arise.
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