|Fashion doll from China with Afro and articulated body|
On Amazon and in actual photos taken by other collectors, I had seen dolls with this doll's head sculpt, huge Afro hairstyle, dressed in a black cropped blouse and ethnic-print skirt. On Amazon, prices varied between four and six dollars. I had also seen a doll with a different (not as pretty, in my opinion) head sculpt wearing the same fashion (with two skirt color choices like this one). Seeing them was all I had done, until recently.
While shopping on Aliexpress with a gift card that had a few dollars remaining, I decided to take the plunge and order this doll wearing the red/green/orange/white-print skirt.
Within a couple of weeks, she arrived inside a clear plastic bag (as shown in the first photo) having been shipped in an unpadded plastic mailer! Without any protective cushioning, I was shocked the doll survived the trip from China to the US, but she did.
|Removed from the plastic baggie, the doll's face is as pretty as the online photos illustrated and as my next photo illustrates.|
|She has nicely textured, thick, and closely rooted hair made of soft fibers. She has brown eyes and a smiling mouth with the suggestion of teeth.|
|Articulation is included underneath the breast area, which can slightly move up, down, left, or right. The elbows, wrists, and knees are articulated. Why pink shoes were paired with the dark-colored fashion remains a mystery.|
|The pink shoes were replaced with a pair of black high heels. Like her body, her legs are quite thin.|
|Part of the white Velcro that closes the top is exposed and the waist of the skirt is too big.|
|The original silver-painted plastic necklace and earrings were replaced, tossed actually. She now wears goldtone drop earrings (which her hair covers) and goldtone hair jewelry for locs or braids that she wears as a choker and upper arm bracelet. She still wears her original silver wrist bracelet.|
|China Doll (I guess that's what I will name her) poses in a close-up here.|
|China Doll and Fresh Dolls' Mia are about the same complexion; China Doll's face is slightly lighter but their bodies are the same color.|
|These two display well together.|
For $5.03 with free shipping, China Doll provided as much of a new-doll cheap thrill as I expected.
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