Thursday, July 31, 2014

China Doll from Oz

This is the first doll I bought for myself.  The doll that made me realize that it was OK to buy dolls for myself.  Me being an adult woman.  This was a turning point for me as I have now begun my 1st doll collection since childhood and I never realized how fun it is to have my OWN dolls, ones I truly enjoy..free from little hands ;). 
As for China Doll...I just couldn't resist her cute face. 

This doll is made by Jakks Pacific and she stands about 14" tall.  She's made to look just like her character from the move "Oz, the Great and Powerful".  There are a few other China Dolls out there, but this one is my favorite.
While I wasn't a huge fan of this particular movie (I literally fell asleep about 2/3rd of the way through..yikes!) I am a HUGE fan of the Wizard of Oz.  Even though this is a new character to me, I thought she was was very charming and likable.  Besides the amazing special effects, she was the best part about the movie. 
"CG" is made out of plastic, but meant to look like a porcelain doll.  She has subtle "cracks" all over her hair and body.  She has bright blue eyes and a beautifully painted mouth.  I love the contrast of colors against her light skin.  
She has 13 points of articulation (bendy joints) and she can stand and sit on her own.  She comes with a cute blue and white dress (not exactly true to the movie though) and little black shoes which do not come off.

The dress appears well made with nice details.  I thought it was stitched very well. 
The back closes with a Velcro tab. 


Here's a closer look at her profile. 

Her eyes are a little askew in certain angles, but my 2 little ones could care less and since this is a child's toy, I guess we can let it slide :}

  Here's a closer look at the detail in her eyes.

Her coloring in photos is coming off a little on the pink side, but she has less pink tones in real life. 

I really enjoy playing around with her articulation...she's not extremely flexible (like those lovely Liv girls!), but she still can be quite fun to play with. 



And here she is compared to a few of our other dolls for a size comparison: 
 (nude doll photos to follow, just so you are aware)

 CG and "It's My Nature" Hayden Liv Doll (one of my favs!) 

 CG with Misha Tebya Lyublyu Blythe Doll

Disney Store Anna, CG and La Dee Da Garden Tea Party Sloane

Overall, she is a lovely little doll.  I found her in Walmart for $19.99, she was in the clearance section, so I am not aware what her original price was (if it was indeed any different.)  We've come to call her "Lucy" in this house and both Pumpkin Pie (age 5) and Little Button (age 2) really adore her.  She is very durable and has no hair to mess up (my biggest pet peeve!) so they are free to enjoy her anytime. ;}

 Here are a few more photos I took with her outside. 


"Pleeeeeeeeeease take me with you!!!"



Little Button threw a snail on her head while I wasn't looking...Lucy looks a little unsure....

Ultimately the snail's charm won her over (did I mention I have my BS degree in Zoology?)  We love all sorts of creepy crawlies in this house :}

Lucy, feeling relieved after being rescued by Pumpkin Pie. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my thoughts and check out my blog.  I hope you enjoyed this post and please stop by again!

2 comments:

  1. I thought about buying her but the scale didn't work for what I already have. She seems a lovely doll! I love the Wizard of Oz books. Most of the moving image translations don't cut it for me. The Patchwork Girl was always a favorite. Maybe I need to make myself a doll!

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  2. Yeah, the scale is a little odd, I agree and to be honest, she just has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I should get her outside when the weather warms up or re-watch the Oz move to spark my interest again. Now the Patchwork Girl...she is unique! Thanks for leaving a comment, Nonna :)

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