Monday, December 7, 2015

Today's Girls x2 Are No Longer Homeless

Today's Girls, Sophia and Eva are 18-inch American Girl-style dolls

Being a sucker for a cute face that wants to come live here when the cute face is also being offered at a price I simply cannot refuse must end. I have to develop the ability to just say no to these dolls in all shapes and sizes that tempt me into unnecessary purchases.

I was minding my own business (as I always do) when photos were shared of My London Girls, Sabrina and Olivia (sold only in the UK).  The same head sculpt is used for Today's Girl dolls, Sabrina and Eva, which are sold in the US by CP Toys, a division of Constructive Playthings.

Sabrina and Eva had both recently been offered at a reduced price on Zulily.com.  At the time of that offering, Sabrina tried to convince me to order her.  I could tell as I looked at the ordering page how much she wanted to change her environment to come live with me and the others who have succeeded throughout the past two and a half decades in their pleas to relocate, but I refused her.  I was proud of myself that I did not cave in and order and that the doll eventually sold out at Zulily. But then it happened.

A few weeks later, I went to Zulily.com and discovered the doll's availability again.   Oh Dear!  Her sister, Eva, that I had seen previously was also available.  After asking the owner of the London Girls about the sturdiness of the body and learning that it is similar in construct to American Girl dolls, I succumbed.  I ordered Sabrina and her sister, Eva, too!  Oh my! Where will I put them? I wondered immediately after I clicked the "place the order" button.

Again, my weakness is attributed to their adorable faces and the Zulily price of only $19.99 for dolls comparable in quality (with the exception of their hair) to American Girl dolls.  Did I really need another 18-inch doll, or two?  No, absolutely not, but "want" trumped my reasoning.  No, it's all Sabrina's fault.  She needed a home.  How could I refuse a well-made, reasonably priced "homeless" doll?

I do plan to do better in controlling these impulse purchases.  I will try to ignore the cuteness factor and "good" price in order to maintain my stance that I really can admire dolls from afar without owning them.  I will try... I wrote, I will try, okay?  Developing a game plan is a good start to gaining control over the inanimates and their excellent pleas and reasons, like "I'm homeless," to come live here. (I'm homeless... Sabrina saw me coming with that one and Eva didn't have to utter one word.  She just stared at me through the screen looking cute.)

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Today's Girl dolls are 18-inches with vinyl heads, full vinyl arms and legs.  Their cloth bodies match the color of their complexions.  At the Zulily website, Eva's eyes appeared lighter than they actually are.  Both dolls have dark brown stationary eyes.  Sabrina's complexion has a reddish undertone.  Eva has a light caramel complexion.  Their clothing is very well made with removal items such as hats, Eva's scarf, and Sabrina's vest attached with plastic fasteners.  Their heads are marked Lotus/01G 180/China.


Unlike American Girl dolls, Today's Girl dolls have rooted hair, with strand placement relatively close. These two have two ponytails with a front side part.  Sabrina's hair has a curly texture while Eva's is straight.   I like the texture of AG Addy's hair over the silkiness of  Sabrina's and Eva's.

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10 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie! I can totally relate to what have written. I hope you will succeed in trying to resist welcoming more cute dolls in your house.
    Sophia and Eva are adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Arlette!

      Too late, though... preordered/reserved another one this morning. More later.

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  2. Haha, Debbie, you and I suffer from the same ailment. The "can't resist this doll" syndrome! But what are you to do when these little cuties call to us as if by name??? There must be a support group for this, right? Any way, I am sure these little ladies, who have found a place in your heart, will also find a place in your home!

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    1. Yes, Phyllis. You know there is always room for one more doll... in this case two more. I have deboxed them, discarded their boxes and have them comfortably displayed.

      :-)

      dbg -- The doll enthusiast who really does need a support group instead of being a member of doll discussion groups with others who readily enable me.

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  3. Such cute dolls! I'm.sorry I would of gave in immediately and hit the PayPal button with the quickness. They look so happy to be in their new home. They might be overwhelmed meeting everyone, lol.

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    1. They have settled in quite nicely Brini without being shocked by the numbers.

      :-)

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  4. This post was hilarious! I suggest you and the others who "can't say no", do what I did and put a limit on the number of dolls at the beginning of the year. You would be surprised how well that works. I can't believe the year is almost over, and I have come very close to meeting my 10 doll limit goal. I will be counting and reporting the actual number soon.

    The girls are really cute. You know what happened. Sabrina said, "Oh no she didn't refuse to buy me. I need backup." Then she went and got her sister, and it was all over. For the record, I did go look to see if one was still available. I'm still in the market for an 18" doll....I think.

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      I might try that number limit for 2016 with something like no more than 2 dolls purchased in a month. Limiting myself to 10-doll purchases for the whole year would be too torturous for me. But I need to start somewhere. 2 x 12 = 24 versus something like 75 to 100+ in a year's time will be a huge accomplishment for me. I haven't even looked at this year's current total purchases but the last time I checked I believe I was on row 69. That's too many new-to-me dolls in one year, and I'm drawing the line.

      The Today's Girl dolls will probably return to Zulily in a couple of months or so. If you are still in the market for an 18-inch doll, one of these will be perfect for you.


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  5. LOL! Some would say that people like us need an intervention, but it's hard to say no to so much cuteness.

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    1. Very true. My plan is to do better in 2016 and even though I say this at the beginning of each year, I really must.

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