A few days ago, I bought this Raquelle:
I love her outfit but wasn’t as sure about her face so I’d originally planned to use her for rebodying. However, maybe predictably, once she arrived I found that I just couldn’t do it. Actually, I think I like her better than my long-coveted first-wave Raquelle:
First-wave Raquelle was (yet another) present from Mr Bat. I’d wanted her for ages but she’d proved impossible to find for a reasonable price. I love her style and the little details – the whistle necklace, the studded bodywarmer, the properly-scaled leopard-print scarf, the ornate ring-bracelet. Getting hold of her started to become a bit of an obsession with me, but I really wasn’t prepared to pay ridiculous reseller prices for her. Then, we came across her in a toyshop, on sale for her RRP, at the airport on the way home from holiday last year. I was delighted to receive her but I have to admit, she’s not perfect. For starters, she has the common fault with her eyes, which both point slightly outwards. Also, I am annoyed that her jeggings, which look so neat and tight-fitting in the promo pictures, are actually quite baggy. Lastly, her head is simply ENORMOUS. I’ve not done a side-by-side comparison, but I’m sure it’s bigger than the other dolls from this wave. It’s certainly bigger than the second style Raquelle’s.
Second-wave Raquelle is paler in the face and her lips are redder than the first version. I’d still prefer it if she wasn’t grinning, but she’s pretty cute. Her outfit is wonderful – I like her collared shirt and the cracked-gold jacket particularly.
So, that’s it. Nice doll, big fail on the rebodying front … I’m not sure I’ll be bothering with too many more dolls from this line unless we get some more interesting sculpts, and since it seems that at least some of the upcoming Style dolls only have articulated arms, not legs, I’m not even sure how many I will be buying for rebodying purposes. Pivotal bodies, whereforeart thou??