|Prettie Girls Tween Scene dolls Valencia and Lena.|
I went to three Walmarts looking for these, and all three stores had the line ... to an extent. Two only carried the characters Lena and Valencia (shown here), and one carried Lena only. There are six characters total, so where were the others? I guess Walmart's limiting shelf space to see how well they sell first before they put the entire line on display. (Um, I guess. In my area, in any case.) I ended up ordering three more characters from Walmart.com, which has the entire line plus some outfit sets. I can't wait to see them! They should be here soon. I wanted to show you my first two, who were found sitting on the shelf at the store.
I really like these. They're personable and charming, and pose beautifully. I won't do a full review, but I'll just give you my own personal impressions.
Their hair is really soft and nice, although I cut a chunk out of Lena's hair trying to get it out of that awful plastic strip thingie they sew playline doll's hair into. *Weeps* Next time, I'll wear my reading glasses so I can actually see what I'm doing. And of course it's on the top of the hair rather than the underside. Because of course.
|Their profiles are so adorable!|
Eye paint is really nicely-applied and doesn't look cheap. And at this point, I'm realizing I'm using the word "nice" a lot, so I'll stop now. LOL. But they're really nice, ya know?
The clothes they come with are decent. Not collector doll quality, but they're fine for playline clothes. The seams aren't finished (like every play doll ever), but at least the fabrics are soft and a decent quality, and they're sewn well. The dresses you see in my pictures are ones I made years ago for the LittleMissMatched doll, which had the same body as the Tweens and Maudlynne Macabre. I'm so glad I kept the dresses all these years! I'd made a bunch of them, so my girls already have quite a wardrobe. I love them in soft, flowy skirts. I didn't take pictures of them in their default outfits, I'm afraid.
I think I've come full circle now, because my very first post EVER for this blog was about Tonner's LittleMissMatched girls in 2011, which were new at the time. And now I'm showing off their descendants, with similar (but not the same) head molds on the same body sculpt. I just realized I've been doing this blog for almost exactly four years!
I'll post pics of the other three Tween Scenes when they arrive. Click on the pictures to see them bigger.
EDIT: They arrived! You can read Part 2 of my look at the Prettie Girls Tween Scenes at this link here. And a post about shoes that fit them here.