Back when I did a post on my thoughts about the new Truly Me releases, I commented that I really liked doll number 62, and that I would be getting her, I just wasn’t sure when. I had intended on getting her mid-summer, I really wasn’t going to use her for a storyline until August. However, American Girl waved a temptation under my nose that I couldn’t resist–the online purchase with purchase last week was the soccer outfit. Ugh! I really wanted it, and I hated to pass up a $34 set for only $14. And I wanted this particular soccer outfit because it came with black shoes, I wasn’t wild about the newer version. What to do? Oh heck, I ordered her and the soccer outfit of course! I also got the $10 discount from the HAPPYMAY promotion, so that made it even more enticing.
Once she was ordered, I was planning on just keeping her out of the spotlight until later. But then she came, and she’s so darned cute, I wanted to share her! I also thought that if someone who was thinking of getting her saw my post, it might help them make up their mind. So, without further ado!
Here you can see her in the new Truly Me box. It’s nothing special, it’s your typical doll box just re-styled with the new name. Big whoop.
With the box open you can see her with the Truly Me activity set. It’s put up in a similar fashion to the BeForever dolls, just instead of a book you get the activity set. I did have a hard time getting the box open though, I don’t know if the box is a different size or what, but it was more of a struggle than I remembered with my other dolls.
The Truly Me activity is a cute idea, you spin the top wheel and pick a color, then spin the bottom wheel to pick an activity. The cards in the box coordinate with the colors and activities, and it gives you ideas of things you can do with your dolls. I can see where younger girls would have fun with this.
Here she is!
The new meet outfit isn’t quite as bad as I thought it was going to be. I’m not crazy about it, but it’s usable. I really don’t care for the shoes with it, I think they are cute by themselves, but they don’t go all that well with the dress.
Personally, I would have paired the dress with a pair of gray or silver shoes, kind of like this!
Her hair is very similar to the style on doll #40. One thing that I noticed is that the wig is considerably thinner. For a while I’ve wondered if they have changed wig suppliers. It’s hard for me to say because my #40 (Cassandra) was bought used, so I don’t know how old she is to begin with and how her hair was cared for. Here’s a photo of her from the back:
And a picture of her and Cassandra from the back:
There is definitely a difference in the color as well, and they are both described the same. I wish I had a brand new #40 to compare her with. I have noticed that her hair has fluffed quite a bit since I got her out of the box. When I unboxed her it seemed very flat, more like the picture on the AG website, but as I’ve “played” with her and combed her hair, it has definitely more bounce and body to it.
So, the big question: her eye color. AG describes it as brown, but I’ve seen it also described as amber by other bloggers. What do you think?
I think they are very pretty, and they are definitely unique from the brown typically used, but amber–no, I don’t think so. I would just call it a lighter brown, on the edge of being a hazel. I still think it’s cool that they currently only make 2 dolls with this eye color.
I also decided to include these two pictures for anyone who wondered the difference between the medium and light skin tones. I used Marie-Grace for these shots. I had seen the dolls at the store, but the memory wasn’t all that great, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one who isn’t always sure unless it’s right in front of me!
Now I know what you are wondering–what is her name? I’m not telling you! Actually, I haven’t settled on a name just yet since I wasn’t really planning on getting her so soon. I have a couple in mind, but still thinking on it. You’ll just have to wait until I introduce her to the rest of the girls!