First from Barbie Collector is the club exclusive Silkstone called Boater Ensemble. I haven't deboxed yet but I will as she looks next to perfect. I'm pleased. Mattel's updos and pony tails are the styles they do the best.
Click here for an interesting article about Boater hats on Wikipedia.
Marilyn Monroe "In A Dream" by Tonner
I purchased this doll mainly because I love the fashion. She looks exactly like the prototype. I removed the plastic arm protectors and had a little trouble getting the fashion back to the way it was supposed to look. No biggie.
The real problem with this doll is the horrible doll stand. Tonner has been providing this awful stand for the last few years. The doll can't stand with her legs together and in most cases, the saddle that goes between the doll's legs shows through the garment.
Dear Mr. Tonner:
Bring back the old Tyler stands on adjustable poles. These stands SUCK.
Thank you very much.