Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review of Jade City Sugilite by Ruby Red Galleria, Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of my review of Ruby Red Galleria's "The Jade City" Sugilite.  I re-wigged her in a black Monique "Pretty Girl" wig size 5-6.  Her eyes are still her default green eyes. ... They're so pretty I don't want to change them!  When I bought her from Lone Star Dolls, the nice lady who owns the store sent me the Lone Star shirt free, so Sugilite had to model it for all of you.  She's wearing a skirt that had been made for Marley Wentworth.  It fits her in the waist perfectly.

I took some pictures of her head cap and joints, because it's impossible to find information about these dolls on the Internet.  Pretty much if the info/pics aren't there on the Ruby Red Galleria web site, you can't find them.  I don't even think there's a forum for these dolls yet.  (If there is one, please tell me.)

 You can see in the picture of her bald head that she has a head cap that opens.  You can barely make out the words "open" and "close" on there ... with arrows showing you which direction to turn to get the head cap off.  There is also a slot on top where you can stick a coin to help you twist the cap off.  The head cap came off easily for me, and I found I didn't need to use a coin at all.  There are two tiny squares of velcro stuck to her head.  I'm having a love/hate relationship with those things right now.  On the one hand, they keep the wig tight to the head so the wig won't fall off; on the other hand, the hairs sometimes snag in the velcro and if you're not careful, it could potentially pull out some hairs from your wig. 

I didn't try to change her eyes yet, but you can see she has tiny bits of putty holding her eyes in.  You can also see in that pic how her head is held onto her neck.  I love it:  Her head can move in any direction, up and down, and hold its position.  The joints in her arms and legs are also nice and tight, and hold their position when moved.  No floppy joints on this doll!

I've also included pics of her knees bent and straight.  The way the knee is designed is pretty cool.  I've seen another doll with a similar knee design (can't think what doll it is at the moment).  The bent knees are not completely attractive, but they work.  She has cute feet, at least.  LOL!

I didn't include nude pics because I didn't want the blogger people taking offense and yanking this blog off the Interwebs.  (You'd be surprised how many people get offended by NUDE PLASTIC.  LOL.)  I can tell you, though, she's jointed just under the spot where her breasts would be if she were an adult doll, instead of jointed at the waist.  She sits quite nicely and holds her position well when sitting.  I was surprised to see she can also stand unsupported!  She didn't come with a stand, and doesn't really need one so long as she's on a flat surface.  (And isn't knocked over by a cat, I suppose.) 

You might also want to note she does NOT have high-heel feet.  Her feet are flat like many Asian ball-jointed dolls (BJDs).  I think it's awesome because (1) she's a young girl and (2) she can fit perfectly into Yo-SD shoes.  (Please see Part 1 of this review for more info on that last part.) 

Well, that's pretty much it.  I hope I didn't talk your ear off.  Heh heh.  You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

If you missed it, you can find Part 1 of this review here.  


  1. you did a good job. A nice doll review.

  2. Hello from Spain: I just discovered your blog and your wonderful collection of Poppy and other dolls. This is one of the most beautiful dolls and you did a good job. In my country, not sold in stores Poppy dolls. I really like the version of Sabrina. I have a blog devoted to Barbies I invite you to know: If you're still in touch

  3. Thanks for this review! It is rather hard to find information about these dolls.... :)

  4. Yes, you have enabled me...Just bought this doll. She just drove me crazy until I had her in hand. Your write up was so well done. Thank-you for all the information! Also, your raven DeJaVu that I purchased from you, is doing well, said to say hello!