I was fortunate enough to grow up with different AA dolls back in the 80s. As much as this may surprise many, while I did grow up in Communist Romania, there were several AA dolls created by Romanian companies. Things changed after the 1989 revolution and the fall of the communist party and we started to get fewer and fewer AA dolls until there were about none left on the market. Only with the start of the Fashionistas Barbie dolls in 2009 I started seeing AA dolls, but we still did not get other lines. We never got the So in Style dolls, most fashion dolls were just blonde so there was a lack of diversity that made me quite sad.
This is one of the reasons I am so excited everytime I see dolls that represent different skintones and features that the basic Barbie dolls. I am always on the hunt for them and this is how I got to find out about The Fresh Dolls. I think I first saw them via Debbie from Black Doll Enthusiast and I fell in love right away. Cute girls, truly fresh designs, and the boys… Oh. My. GOD! Amazing!! I hope and pray they will be soon available in Europe because a lot of my fellow Romanian collectors have asked about them.
Some time ago I was approached by them and was offered a part of their collection. No, this not a sponsored post so don’t worry. I have promised you I will always reveal if something is sponsored or affiliated. This is not the case.
Anyway, here I am, during a break from motherhood, enjoying my beautiful Mia doll. From the start she was my fave. I am beyond crazy about curly hair. So you can imagine she was the first one I unboxed. I am usually an NRFB collector, but these dolls are coming out! They are too gorgeous and I want to play with them.
From what I have read online Gabrielle, the last on featured in the picture from the back of the box, is the rarest one of all. She was some kind of exclusive and she has become very rare. You can check out all the bios of the girls on the OFFICIAL website.
Now let’s talk about the doll. She is 12′, articulated, but her body is different from that of other fashion dolls. Her thighs are stronger, and her hands are much better proportioned IMO that other dolls. She poses a lot like the early Fashionistas dolls, and I think this is a plus for people that do not like exposed articulated joints like the MTM bodies.
I have used a chair I got as a gift at IDC (still crying because IDC is canceled…) and put her in a quite extreme position.
Joints and hand details.
The single doll retails at $7,99 and trust me you are getting a great articulated doll for this deal! To be very, very honest, a way betetr deal than Barbie that does not have an articulated body for this price.
Next time I am planning on reviewing the fashion sets and using Mia again as my model. You can tell I like her a lot, don’t you?
So please let me know what you think of her and if you are planning on adding a Fresh Doll in your collection.