She's cute. Super cute. I won't do an entire review of her, since the Toy Box Philosopher already did a detailed review of Ahoy. This is my first Patience, and I like her enough that I'd want a second. She has this facial expression that makes her look so inquisitive!
The striking feature about this doll is that her eyes are attached to the head via tiny hinges on the tops and bottoms. You can alternate her eyes looking either right or left. She doesn't look straight ahead all that well. You CAN get her to look straight ahead, but she ends up with a bit of a surprised expression when you try it, for some reason. (I'll include a pic later so you can see what I mean.)
The eyes are completely unlike Pullips and Blythe dolls, which people like to compare with Patience. I have a Pullip, and the eyes on Pullips move back and forth via a switch on the backs of their heads. (Like a light switch on its side.) Patience doesn't have a switch. Her eyes move independently from one another, so she can appear cross-eyed as well as side-glancing, or her eyes can bug out in opposite directions if you want them to. Her eyes move when she moves, but they like to settle naturally into the right-glancing or left-glancing positions.
The other thing I wanted to mention is that she can share clothes and shoes with Tonner's Marley Wentworth and his 12" Harry Potter dolls. Yay! Griffindor clothes for Patience! I actually have a few Marley clothes in a drawer somewhere. I'll have to get them out and play.
And now for a few more pictures. ...
|This is what the eyes look like when she isn't glancing to the side.|
Thanks for looking.