|18-inch Calista by MGA Entertainment has a copyright year of 2010|
"What a mess!" regarding the hair, was my immediate thought upon finding 18-inch Calista by MGA Entertainment in the large doll, stuffed animal bin at the local thrift store. Her sweet face seemed to plead, "Take me with you." So I brought her home in hopes that her mane could be tamed.
Below are additional before picture of the hair (again, what a mess!).
Calista's prior owner gave her multiple tattoos that I hoped were not permanent!
|Creative (?) leg art -- not shown is another mark on the back of one leg.|
I tackled the hair by washing it and slathering on lots of conditioner that I left on for a few hours before the detangling process began. Due to the inferior quality of the hair fibers MGA Entertainment used, it was impossible to smooth out the ends after detangling, one small section at a time. I opted to give Calista a fat ponytail, the ends of which are held together with four additional black ponytail holders.
|This is as tame as it gets for now. At a future time I might attempt a boil perm, but for now, the ponytail must do.|
|No more tattoos, almost.|
Fortunately, most of the ankle and leg art was done with washable markers. I was able to remove all with the exception of one mark on the back of one leg and a small dot elsewhere (not shown).
|After the refresh, Calista posed with Calista #1, whose copyright year is 2009. The two dolls have different neck markings and the number that appears on their painted-on panties differs as well. The thrift store doll, who is missing her glasses, is clearly the second edition. The 2009 doll was redressed shortly after arrival in a Friends 2B Made doll ensemble and red canvas clogs that came with a Magic Attic doll fashion.|
Wearing what appeared to be original clothes, I found shoes to match Calista #2's red top (which is a little large at the shoulders). The found shoes were a not a perfect fit; therefore, a total redress was in order.
After the redress original Calista's BFF, Kimberly, joined the girls for a picture.
|Calista #2 wears Calista #1's extra fashion; #2 is dressed in a Friends 2B Made ensemble, and Kimberly wears Calista's original fashion. Their shoes were all made for Magic Attic dolls.|
The three girls entered/returned to their display area. Calista #2 asks, "Can you find me?"
|Where's Calista #2?|