In the immortal words of Julia Roberts, I was so excited about getting this doll I nearly pee’d my pants. OK, I exaggerate (slightly) for effect, but she’s a pivotal model muse, which is a great development of the Basics line. My main gripe about Basics so far has been the fact that, despite marketing them as an active kind of collector’s doll (see my June post “What’s So Good about So In Style” for a proper explanation of what I mean by this) Mattel made them on rigid bodies. They couldn’t even sit down – deeply naff – and I’m not the only one who thinks this. Many people on Flickr etc have rebodied the Basics models onto pivotal Fashionista bodies for photos. Mattel must have noticed this, and there’s also the competition to consider. Most manufacturers are making pivotal dolls these days, even Moxie (I love Moxie Teens, by the way).
I think cunning old Mattel has released these dolls in three varying skin tones in anticipation that some fanatics will buy more than one version of each so they can decapitate the spares and use them to rebody their other Basics models. I don’t think I’d go this far myself but it was a huge struggle for me not to get model 4 as well, although I have no interest in the model 8 from this collection, I don’t like her at all. In the end I got 14 first because of the evil glint in her eye and her black nail varnish (on her toes as well as her fingers) – she’s spooky.
I tried a few yoga poses to put her through her paces:
As you can see, she coped reasonably well. However, due to her ridiculously long thighs, she could only manage a half lotus and a bit of a sloppy one, at that. Even so, I’m now expecting proper great things from Collection 3. I’ve still not found any spoilers yet though – let me know if you have!