Thursday, November 25, 2021

By the Sea Maya

By the Sea Maya arrived in a beautiful box.


Sold as a limited-edition preorder before the 73rd UFDC Convention that was held in Baltimore, MD in July 2021, By the Sea Maya had a scheduled delivery of September 2021. However, due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the September delivery did not happen. My doll arrived during the third week of November directly from the merchant, and she was well worth the wait.

Maya by the Sea is part of the Ruby Red Fashion Friends collection of 14-inch vinyl string-jointed dolls. Maya has nine joints. Produced in a limited edition of 125 as a UFDC convention exclusive and sold only through the Happily Ever After website, my doll is #6 in the edition. She arrived in a beautifully decorated box that has her headshot image on the front. I took the following photos prior to and after opening all of her individually packaged items. 

Along with Maya and her doll's headshot image, limited edition is printed in the upper right corner of the front of the box.

Inside the box, Maya and her accessories were well protected and individually packaged.

With the packaged accessories removed, this is how Maya was carefully presented.

I took this close-up of her beautiful face before removing her from the box. Maya has a removable wig which is part of the packaged accessories shown next. She has applied upper eyelashes, painted lower eyelashes, hazel eyes, a closed mouth with coral lip color, and perfectly blushed cheeks.

Maya's clothing and accessories

Maya's clothing and accessories include a nautical white blouse and navy-blue pleated skirt with white knit socks that have two navy-blue stripes, white panties (already on the doll and not shown in this image), and white lace-up faux leather sneakers. She has a stuffed stockinette doll that has screen-printed features and socks. The doll wears a removable nautical dress. Accessories also include a blonde-streaked brown curly wig for Maya and a numbered certificate of authenticity. 

An image of By the Sea Maya and her dolly is on the front of the certificate of authenticity.

By the Sea Maya and the separately-sold Kayla are featured on the back of the certificate of authenticity.

The back of the certificate of authenticity reads, "This certificate warrants that your RubyRedFashionFriends By the Sea Maya 2021 special edition is original and authentic. The owner of this doll and certificate is the owner of one of 125 limited dolls in the world. No. 0006"

Maya's doll is 4-inches tall. Her dress is removable.

14-inch all-vinyl string-jointed By the Sea Maya poses with her 4-inch stockinette doll.

The two dolls pose together in this view from the back.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day, and stay safe.

Related Link
The RubyRedFashionFriends By the Sea Maya page includes a link to the Happily Ever After buy page for By the Sea Maya.


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