Some time ago, I acquired another gorgeous playline Lea: Really Rosy Lea.
Er, actually, no I didn’t. When she arrived, a quick google search and comparison showed that she is a Kayla, not the Lea she was sold to me as.
This 2002 line, like Amazing Nails, featured a Kayla and a Lea who shared a face sculpt. Its really rather confusing. At least AN Lea and Kayla were very different dolls. RR Lea and Kayla are not so clearly differentiated; Lea is darker haired and darker eyed with darker lipstick, but her features and hair are rather similar to Kayla’s. And also, take a look at this box photo (I got the box with the doll, but she had been removed at some point):
You’ll notice that Lea, on the left, is wearing a shirt with a purple collar and Kayla, on the right, wears a shirt with a white collar. However, my Kayla arrrived with a purple collar, making me wonder if her outfit had been switched with that of an RR Lea. Then I did a little search of Flickr and I came up with pictures of both dolls wearing both shirts, and I also found some pictures of Kayla in NRFB condition … wearing the purple-collared shirt. So I’m currently working on the presumption that Mattel just randomly packaged dolls in purple or white collared shirts, but if anybody knows anything else about this, please do post me a comment … Its really getting on my nerves now