Is the vinyl of her head or body thin? Does she appear cheaply made or is she a sturdy, well-made doll? Made in Hong Kong worries me.The seller replied:
Hi!Offered in a buy it now or make offer, I offered $3 less than the already low, buy it now price, which the seller accepted.
I would say cheaply made...
But she looks very nice...
Many greetings from Holland!
My initial plan was to rebody her, based on the seller's description "cheaply made," and the impression that her body was very thin plastic.
She arrived more promptly than eBay estimated her international trip would require. Her overall appearance and quality exceeded my expectations, so much so that I have no plans to give her a new body. She does have exposed seams on the sides of her rigid plastic legs, but because of the weight of the legs and shape, which reminds me of Ideal's Tammy, this does not bother me. There are seams on the sides of her rubber arms, too. Again, because they are not made of thin plastic, I am not bothered.
Her too cute face is as cute as she appeared in her eBay photos. I love her little pug nose and full lips that form a sly grin. She has side-glancing eyes with thick black eyeliner on top and green eye shadow. Why they used red to color her eyebrows and to outline the area above the eye shadow remains a mystery, but I do like her. She has rooted hair with a side part and flipped ends. I added a small hairpin to keep the hair from covering her left eye.
|She has shapely legs.|
The Netherlands-located seller described her outfit as being homemade, but it fits her to T. To complete her '60s to '70s look, I added white sandals that were previously made for another doll.
Simply marked "Made in Hong Kong" on the back of her head and on her upper back, her manufacturer is unknown. Because of her facial features and hairstyle that remind me of a picture of a youthful Oprah Winfrey, I initially planned to name her Oprah. However, as a preteen, I wore my hair with flipped ends, and because I have the same pug nose, I might name her Debbie. Deliberation continues regarding this decision.
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