12/04/2010

New W Club Doll: Anja "Regal Solstice"

The new W Club doll, due to be delivered during the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2011 was announced to members today. She is the new character, Anja and is called Regal Solstice. 
I don't follow the story lines but they are saying that she is wearing the "grand finale gown" of the Von Weiss 2010 fashion show and it's one of Giselle's creations. 
The dress is put together with embroidered chartreuse organza over navy blue tulle. The shoes are hot pink with purple lining and black straps and the jewelry is black multi-strand, multi-shape beads.


Integrity Toys Photo

Integrity Toys Photo
Integrity Toys Photo
Integrity Toys Photo
My first reaction was "what happened?"  The Anja from the convention had a beautiful, sparkling face.  Upon careful inspection of the closeup one can see that the lighting on the doll's face makes her nose look elongated and beak-like.  Look at the shadow under her nose. The overhead light should have been moved about 20° to the left to create a beautiful shadow which would enhance the sculpt.  Lifting  her face and looking at her in a different light will show how gorgeous she really is.

I don't understand the fashion and I will be looking at the latest runway images to see if there is something current going on here. I love the colors and it does look like there is an abundance of detail in the organza overlay. The style doesn't make sense to me.

I would have liked black hair on a doll wearing these colors. Her eyes look stunning.  What does the back of her hair look like? Is her hair short? Could it be a cute little pageboy cut that can be opened up to frame her face in a more casual way?

I've read many mixed reviews so the jury is out until the real Anja shows up.

4 comments:

  1. I keep asking myself, is it worth the trouble of getting a doll, just to keep only the jewelry???

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  2. The jury's out for me on this doll, but I was pleased that we're getting an Anja. I would have preferred a look similar to the convention doll with darker hair and makeup, but Regal Solstice is still pretty. I agree about the outfit, I don't get the color combo. Magenta and navy would be pretty. I just don't see what's pulling the overlay together with the navy tulle. I would like to have some nice shade of pink on those lips as they look flesh-toned and plain.

    Wenchie

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  3. Certainly doesn't look like the Veronique-like head of the Anja doll from the Integrity Convention.
    Maybe they did a head/body swap already! LOL
    It's interesting.

    A lot to look at, but interesting.

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  4. Think she is stunning, and so happy she isn't the Vero meet Ayumi lookalike. Her shoes are an odd combo with that dress.

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