I have decided to join with those petitioning IT. Vanessa is my favorite mold after all and although I didn't see that much difference, I'd rather no changes at all.
There have been 22 versions of Vanessa manufactured since the beginning. There have been 15 Agnes dolls. Does that mean that Agnes will also get restyled soon? She's wildly popular among collectors as Vanessa has always been.
Restyling a product that is loved
is not good business.
All a doll needs is different facial screening, different hair styling and a great outfit to change her appearance. Make light, medium and dark versions. Discontinue or reduce her production.
You don't change an icon's appearance. Who is making these decisions?
When In Bloom Vanessa, the W Club doll from 2007 was shown there was a very negative reaction to her appearance and it was changed because of that.
While most unhappy collectors are busy protesting on the W Board and other boards, I have suggested they write directly to the designers at Integrity Toys. At the last convention, Vaughn said he wanted to hear what collectors think. Is he paying attention? Is anyone?