|Yellow dress sewn by Betty A.|
I redressed Matoka in the yellow with red circle-print dress that doll-friend, Betty A. sent me. Initially I thought I would prefer the yellow dress on Deb (my birthday doll). As it turns out, the brown and gold African print dress is the one I liked best on Deb (for now).
|Deb joins Matoka to show off the African print dress made by Betty A.|
It may be that Matoka's sandals, that Deb wears, were the deciding factor... not sure. I think they both look adorable in their new clothes.
While I had the girls together, I wanted to do a body comparison for those Himmie lovers who may have been on the fence about Woelfert-Puppen dolls or for those who are unfamiliar with these dolls.
|Stripped down to their birthday suits, the girls illustrate their similarities and differences.|
Height-wise, the dolls are the same, 33-1/2 inches
Deb's head is larger than Matoka's... not disproportionately larger because her body has more girth than Matoka's. Both dolls have human hair wigs and mouth-blown glass eyes. Additional comparisons are outlined below along with additional pictures:
Deb has: Matoka has:
Jointed arms at shoulders only Jointed biceps, shoulders
Jointed waist Non-jointed waist
Jointed knees Non-jointed knees
Full (soft and supple*) vinyl body ¾ rigid vinyl body; cloth waist-to-thighs
Longer/wider foot, 5 inches x 2-2/8 inches 4-1/2 inch x 2-2/8-inch foot
Great toe and 2nd toe separate only All toes are separate
7-inch arm circumference 6-inch arm circumference
12-inch arm length 12-1/2-inch arm length
Longer torso; 16-1/2 inch actual waist 17-inch waist
18-inch waist at the waist joint
15-inch leg length 15-inch leg length
|Deb is standing without support while Matoka is leaning against the door.|
Can stand without support Requires a doll stand for standing
More distinctly sculpted navel and breasts
Made completely in Germany
I would rate the quality of the Woelfert-Puppen dolls as high as that of Himstedt dolls. The only difference is the type vinyl used and jointed areas. *The vinyl used for Woelfert-Puppen dolls is comparable to that used on the 1990s dolls by John Nissen; it is a pliable yet very sturdy vinyl.
The service provided by Woelfert-Puppen was excellent and transit time from date of purchase to arrival took approximately 17 days which included the Memorial Day holiday. I am thoroughly pleased and honored they named the doll I purchased after me.
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