It seems that quality control continues to be an issue at IT. As I mentioned in my entry for Defiant Rayna, IT changed the doll pre-production but didn't bother informing their collectors. I paid for Love, Life, and Lace Agnes so she could ship with Defiant Rayna. I was very excited about receiving Love, Life, and Lace Agnes so I could include her in my countdown. Unfortunately, Agnes didn't make it to my countdown; it turns out her head is a couple shades lighter than her body. It's as if the head is the old "Porcelain Skin Tone" and the body is some variance of cream.
The first doll I received in 2017 was the Sister Moguls giftset. They are gorgeous, but did you notice anything about how much they look alike?
12 - Don't be so picky, nothing in life is perfect
13 - Did you use flash?
14 - The color difference is only visible from certain angles
15 - Just buy a different body and see if it fits
16 - We are new to this - you can't expect us to match head and bodies after only 20 years in business
17 - The wrong new color will be the right one
18 - However in hand, the difference is just barely visible
19 - This is how this particular doll is made
20 - If you look at the doll in the dark, you won't see a difference
21 - We can't see a difference
22 - Real human beings are flawed, and it is a beautiful thing
23 - We reserve the right to change anything about the doll pre-production and not inform anyone.
24 - Your guess is as good as mine
I guess it's good that we can laugh about it. The Sister Moguls giftset was $200 which is too much money to pay for something and not get what you thought you paid for. Also, I don't like waiting months to receive replacements. Unfortunately, when you're the only game in town, you can get away with these sorts of things. I was hoping 2017 would be a better collecting year. I am not as optimistic as I was.