The good news is that I won the W Club lottery for the opportunity to purchase the exclusive gift set "Let's Just Kiss and Make Up". The bad news is ... five new dolls with only two weeks to come up with payment. I am on self-imposed exile from anything doll-related where I can be tempted to spend money. No E-bay - No Doll Page - No Marketplace Thread on W Club. It will take me until the end of February to recuperate from this one! So, I will enjoy what is already here!!
You may have noticed my "Want to Purchase" list in the left margin. It's been there for a few weeks now. I decided to make a list of five dolls that I would like to own. I won't purchase previously released dolls that are not on this list. (I am hoping this will cut down on spontaneous purchases and help my budget.) To keep things realistic, a couple of the dolls listed can be purchased at reasonable secondary market prices.
The first doll to be purchased from the list is Talking Drama Adele. She's been a couple of weeks but is finally being deboxed.
This particular doll reminds me of "Miss Royaltini". Only I think I like this doll better. I washed and boil permed her hair.
When released, you see how wrinkly the dress really is from being stored for years NRFB.
Here is a photo of the back.
This is what it looks like out of the box. The water reserve is a little small, but it is still perfect for doll clothing.
Here are the cool shoes ... they have velcro closures.
I had decided I wanted this particular doll on a handspeak system body; however, I was unable to find one the exact match. When I started looking at the Adeles in my collection, I realized that my favorites. The Muse, Bodacious, and Main Event all have slightly different color variations. Talking Drama is lighter than The Muse and a little darker than Bodacious. This only makes me love her more.
She was so worth the wait!! Now, who will I put on the "Want to Purchase" list to replace her. She is definitely here to stay!