When American Girl introduced the Wellie Wishers, I thought they were cute and seriously considered getting Emerson to be a little sister for Cassandra. But then it was announced that Hearts 4 Hearts dolls were going back into production and all of that changed. I saw Tipi on the list of dolls to be brought back, and I decided I’d wait. I was kind of busy and forgot about it until one day I was in a local store and lo and behold, they had all of the currently available dolls! Once I saw her I just had to have her.
The boxes for these dolls are really nice, I love all the photos and information about where the doll is supposed to be from.
When you fold the top flap back (held closed with Velcro) you can see the doll you are buying. I do have to say that I don’t think the doll looks exactly like the photo, and I looked at all of the ones they had and it was the same from doll to doll.
Getting her out of the package was a bit annoying. She was held in place with biodegradable ties, but my word were they hard to get undone! After wrestling with it for a bit, I finally got her out. Poor girl, she thought she was stuck in there forever.
Her hair was pulled back with a rubber band to keep it from going all over the place. I think she looks rather cute this way.
Here she is after it was removed:
She has a nice head of hair. It is rooted though, not a wig. I noticed in some reviews of this line people mentioning issues with the hair on the Consuelo doll. The Tipi doll seems to be much better. Her hair does seem to be very prone to a lot of fly away issues though. It’s definitely not the same quality as an American Girl brand doll.
I love her outfit. Interestingly enough, the bracelets on her right arm are actually hair ties, so there are plenty of extras. She also has pierced ears, but I don’t think American Girl earrings would fit, the holes seem to be bigger. Fortunately the dangles are removable.
She comes with a comb that has an additional hair elastic on it, a book and a bracelet made to fit a human arm. I haven’t taken it out of the package yet, but I assume that it’s made for a child, not an adult. Oh…and my book had one slight issue…(can you tell from the cover?)
My copy is in Russian!!! I haven’t been back to the store where I purchased her from yet, so not sure if all the dolls in this shipment had this issue. I did send a message to Hearts 4 Hearts via social media about it and they got my information so they could send me the right one, but I have yet to see it. Not holding my breath either as it’s already been several weeks. Hmmm… Good thing I wasn’t really counting on it!
Okay–time for the sisters to see each other. They were both really excited!!!
Cassandra is really pleased to have another family member here. And there’s another happy member of the gang as well…
Emily is thrilled to have someone her own age around! I wonder what kind of adventures these two will have?
Overall, I think the Hearts 4 Hearts dolls are very cute, the clothing seems to be very good quality. I just wish the hair was a bit better quality. I’ll update this post if the English version of the book that came with her shows up! I am keeping her name as Tipi, I think it’s a cute name and fits her personality.