9/20/2014

Vivid Encounter Adele Makeda Review

My first of the new FR2 bodied dolls has arrived. I purchased her for the fashion which is beautifully constructed and quite pretty.



The bodice details are perfection and the fabric drapes very nicely. There are no 'cons' to this doll at all....unless one stops to consider whether or not this is Adele. To me, she is not Adele. If she had been manufactured using the Adele 2.0 head mold, I probably would not be selling the nude doll.

Perhaps using this Muse Adele as a comparison is unfair because she was arguably the most gorgeous Adele ever produced. Her dark creamy vinyl, the gorgeous screening and her flocked head are incomparable.


On the other hand, this Adele 3.0 looks dull in every way imaginable.
IT Photo
In looking at my first photo above, it looks like one arm is out of it's socket more than the other.  I wonder if she has a pop-it bead body. That's what I'm calling them.  W Club members were sent a deceitful letter that said in part:
"As many of you who have received the Agnes and Natalia Fatale dolls that are currently shipping may have noticed, the Integrity Toys design team updated the functionality of the female FR body to make it even more versatile and adaptable!
Starting with these two dolls, you will now be able to not only swap the hands at will, but also detach the limbs from the body at the elbows, shoulders, bust line and knees to make dressing the dolls in ultra tight fitting clothes without the need to stretch the fashions and/or run the risk of damaging them! "
How would people have noticed? Does everyone pull the arms and legs off their dolls when they first get them?  Seriously?
I have never had to remove more than hands to dress a doll easily...except when I had to remove a head to take off a necklace Integrity made without an opening big enough for a neck. Perhaps they're planning more of that.
Anyway, they claim that this new change with enable people to get replacement parts more easily. That's ominous depending upon how you look at it.

What made me laugh was this warning:
PLEASE LOOK AT FUTURE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BODY CAN INDEED BE DISMANTLED BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS.
Definitely a good suggestion. 


And what ever happened to the face switching feature?

6 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and you're right there is nothing remarkable about this incarnation of Adele. Also thank you calling out Integrity's email for what it was deceitful. How do you announce yet another major change to the body after the product has shipped? I ordered both Natalia and Agnes and luckily the bodies are fine and tight, but it is rather ominous that they anticipate replacement parts being the norm.

    Carmen

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    1. Thanks for your comments!
      Terri

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  2. I love the "pop it bead" description! Their announcement sounds too much like "if you've got lemons, make lemonade".
    As always love the blog.
    Will C.

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  3. Photographs have made the outfit seem really nice (for some reason the shoes really stand out for me, too), so it's good to hear that it holds up in person. The facial sculpt doesn't strike me as attractive. At first I thought she looked bored, but your description of dull is apt.

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  4. I agree. Adele 3.0 looks dull and void of expression. I love her bodice though.

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  5. OMG I want Muse Adele so bad now-

    - Sarah

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