Friday, March 7, 2014

Prettie Girls and Chelsea's House

My Prettie Girls arrived yesterday.  I am so in love with these ladies.  I like them even more in person.  I will definitely be adding Dahlia and Kimani to my collection.    

Here is Lena.  I was concerned from seeing other pictures of her, that her arms stuck out too far from her body.  It's not as bad as it appeared in the pictures.

I told Roville that I would review the clothing.  Although the material is quite thin, the clothing is made very well.  I'm showing the top stitching here, which is impeccable.

On the inside you can see that the pieces aren't lined, but again the stitching is well done.  The enclosures are all velcro, but nicely done.

I think I finally found a mommy for this little guy.  I'm thinking about pairing her with Grant Hill, the basketball player below.  I have to check out their chemistry first.  Lena and Angelica have connected as young mothers, and they plan to get together and  let the kids have play dates.  By the way, this is not Lena's son's nursery.  She is sitting in a girl's nursery because I just took pictures and listed a new crib in my Etsy shop.

Grant Hill

Here's Valencia.  She's the athletic Prettie Girl.  I wasn't planning to get her, but the price was too good to pass her up.

The back of the boxes give more detailed information about each girl.

Love her!  I'm so happy I got her.  I connected with her immediately.

I also noticed that her facial screening on her lips is different than that of Lena.  That was good to see.  Her upper lip is much thinner.  

The jean vest is a separate piece.

To see a nice, detailed review of the Prettie Girls, I'm directing you to the blog, Black Doll Collecting.

I bought the new Chelsea Clubhouse earlier this week.  I forgot to show pictures in the previous post.  I bought mine on-line at Walmrt.com for $15.  I think they are $18 and up in the stores.  I've noticed there are quite a few items on-line at Walmart that are cheaper than what you can buy at the store.  This is my second time getting an item cheaper.  It won't be the last.  



It's just so cute!  Goodness knows I didn't need this, but it's not often that Mattel comes out with things like this.  My kids are going to love it.

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  1. I really like those Prettie Girl dolls. Congrats on getting them at a good price. I saw the clubhouse here at my local Walmart, but didn't get it. I'm running out of room for stuff as it is! LOL :-)

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    1. Cindi - I know all about running out of space. I need to stop buying or get rid of some of the stuff that's alreadyhere. Congrats on getting Darrin!

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  2. Forgot to tell you...I did find little Darren at my Walmart yesterday. He just flew into my cart! LOL. :-)

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  3. Hello from Spain: I love Chelsea's house. Lovely. I like too your new girls about Prettie girls, keep in touch

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    1. Marta - Hope you are able to find Chelsea's house in Spain.

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  4. Great new additions!

    I've been admiring the Prettie Girls dolls but waiting for Dahlia to come out before buying one (I really like the look of her hair and outfit in the promotional photos). I'd been wonder about the quality of the clothes, so I'm glad to read that they're well-made.

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    1. jSarie - I love these girls and I'm looking forward to the other two girls. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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  5. Thank you, Vanessa. I like what you had to say about the clothing quality but can't help wishing the top-stitching had not been contrasting. It looks more high end when stitching matches fabric. I do love Lena, though - her face is gorgeous. Her hair also looks amazing - what is the quality like? Is it silky and soft?

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    1. Roville.- In this case I like the topstitching on the pants. It ties the blouse in with the pants. It adds a little pop to the outfit. Of course it makes it harder to use the pants with other The shorts on Valencia is the same fabric with matching topstitching. Lena's hair is silky and soft.

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  6. I'm glad you're pleased with the Prettie Girls. Overall, the quality of the dolls and their clothing is very good. I wasn't so in love with Lena's hair initially, but I have adjusted to it.

    look forward to seeing them in your stories. I think Lena and Grant will make perfect parents for the little one featured here.

    Don't forget that they Prettie Girls can wear Stardolls' clothing and shoes.

    Congrats on the other items and thanks for the link to my Lena review.

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    1. DBG - I think the PGs will be able to wear the Mixis clothes, too. I don't have a lot of Stardoll clothes. I do have some shoes.

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  7. Hi Vanessa and thanks for sharing your new Prettie Girls. Initially, I wanted Lena and Valencia. Then I decided against Lena because I didn't like bangs on her - I thought she needed a higher forehead to wear bangs. Shrug. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the other dolls in the series.

    That Chelsea Clubhouse is adorable. I like the bed and LOVE that little bunny she has ;-)

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    1. D7ana - I really like Lena's hair. Seems Debbie wasn't fond of her hair either. That bunny is the cutest!

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  8. Hi Vanessa, the newcomers are very beautiful!

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    1. billa's dolls - .The newcomers are taking over. Too many dolls. Not enough time.

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  9. The Prettie Girl "Valencia" doll reminds me of an old classmate I had in both elementary and high school. I love the PG dolls clothes. So detailed.

    The Grant Hill doll is a cutie!

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    1. KenyaDoll - I took to Valencia because she had a familiar face. I hope Lena and Grant hit it off.

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  10. I'm so excited about the Prettie Girl line! The Chelsea house looks like a mini version of those Barbie Glam Vacation houses, I can't wait to see your kids in it.

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    1. Doll Crazy - That house is a mini version of the Glam house. Some little girl is going to be very happy.

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  11. Prettie Girls are beautiful. And it would be good to see one more SLU guy in your stories. I remembered about them just recently, when I thought (again) about my AA ladies with kids but without husbands. I saw many of those SLU figures on eBay. BTW do you have any information about SLU football and baseball players? They have more joints, but I think they are shorter than basketball players. I couldn't find any photos of those guys with some other dolls.

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    1. Dukasha - I recently bought a baseball SLU guy. He is the same size as the basketball guys, but I don't think mine has more joints. Just make sure the size says 12" and that will take care of the height issue.

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    2. Vanessa, thanks. But Gi Joe size also says 12" and you know how strange they look with Barbie and Janay dolls. That's why I can never be sure.
      The baseball and football players I saw on eBay were jointed at least at wrists and elbows. Not sure about their knees. Here is one of those guys. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-Ken-Griffey-Jr-Seattle-Mariners-Starting-Lineup-Figure-12-/141185487825?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item20df4f93d1&nma=true&si=TVzXPA12GcuLGMW8S0wl7JeJdbY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 The action is over, but there is a good picture there.

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    3. Dukasha - Well I just checked my Ken Griffey Jr figure, which is a little different than the one with the bat, and he is the same size as Barbie.

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    4. It looks like you have the 1997 version. Is he smiling? I saw both versions on eBay, but liked the 1999 version more, because he was not smiling. I'm too tired of Mattel smiling AA guys.
      Well, being the same size as Barbie is OK, thanks. I hope to see that guy in your stories also one day.

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    5. Dukasha - Yes, I have the smiling one. I don't have a lot of smiling AA guys. His smile is quite large in person, though. LOL. I like the one you selected, too. He's nice.

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    6. Yes, his smile is really large, I saw several photos of him on eBay. :) Well, I've made some search on eBay several days ago and found 20 different SLU AA guys (10 basketball players, 4 baseball, 6 football). I'm not sure that it's all, maybe there are some other AA SLU figures I don't know about, but in any case it's a good result. :) 5 of them were smiling, others were not. I think 25% of smiling guys is OK. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy any of SLU figures one day, but if I do it, I'm going to begin with those who don't smile. lol. I think I have about 10 Mattel AA men and they all smile except for Basic AA Ken. I just can't buy any smiling AA guys again. lol.
      Well, to be fair - Mattel Flavas Tre dolls don't smile. But they are teens and I want to find several adult men. Actually I need fathers for many of my teens including Flavas dolls also.

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  12. The clubhouse is adorable!!

    The PG's are lovely! I wanted them, but passed on them for now. Somebodies need to get voted off the island. Lol!

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    1. Georgia Girl - I'm glad I found them on sale. I really wanted to support the company. Now after seeing the quality in person, I'm anxious to add the other two.

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  13. Those two new girls are lovely, and I like how they are dressed, their clothes look quite nice! However, my favourite is that little clubhouse, I didn't know it existed and it looks so cute! And 15 dollars was a great price... I'm wondering how you'll use it in your dios...

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    1. Rossetti - I first saw the clubhouse a couple weeks ago. I thought it would be perfect in a backyard. Now that I think about it, I can put it in a little girls bedroom,too.

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  14. Hi Vanessa! I will love your new girls are very pretty! The cottage has me in love Chelsea! I hope you get to Spain! Can not wait to see it in your dioramas: D! a kiss

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    1. karmen - I hope you guys get the clubhouse soon. It's super cute.

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  15. Beautiful Prettie Girls. I think I'll be adding Lena to my wish list. Thanks for the review.

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    1. adrian - You're welcome. I don't think you will be disappointed in the least. Lena's a beauty.

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  16. Just saw your photo of Lena seated with baby on the Prettie Girls Facebook page. Congratulations if you knew and a heads up of you didn't..

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    1. DBG - Wow, thanks! I had no idea. I will take a look now.

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    2. DBG - Can you send me a link to their page? I couldn't find it. Thanks.

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  17. I think the page was actually created by the Doll Genie. Here is the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/ThePrettieGirls?ref=br_tf

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  18. Congratulations for your new buy!!! I love them ^^

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