1/19/2016

Gen X Forest Review

I was one of the lucky collectors who logged on to the Superdoll website early enough to buy Forest.  I didn't expect to see her posted at that time, but there she was.
Forest cost $387.63 with a $58.94 charge for postage. Asking price for her on eBay, almost immediately after she sold out, went well above $1000.

She is exquisite.


Forest is, most assuredly, inspired by Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings.

Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
 She brings her own light to the darkness with her staff whose branches support three candles. In order for her to hold it upright, one changes out her default hand for the clutching hand. Warming the arm in a heating pad for a while makes that process very easy.


Everything about this doll sparkles.


From the empire waistline down there are two embroidered layers of tulle-like fabric. The swirling pattern is traced with metallic silver thread accented by silvery sequins.
The under layer of the skirt is all over sequins in a random pattern.


Both the neckline and the waist are circled with rhinestones. The closure at the back of the dress is enhanced with rosettes as are the tops of the puff sleeves.


 Her boots took a good deal of patience and care to put on. 


Regarding the overlapping leg joint issue many have had with Gen X dolls, Forest still has it but it's less pronounced.


Her crowning glory is the diadem of rhinestones worn over her knee-length platinum hair.

Tonner's Galadriel was quite true to the actress' appearance and costume but I like sparkly, shiny things.

And of course, the Barbie version is a happy girl.

Forest wins.

7 comments:

  1. She's really pretty. And that price wasn't too bad either... not the ebay one of course! That's ridiculous!

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    1. What I don't get is when people spend a fortune for the platinum series Barbie releases. Many of them are cute but seriously?

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  2. Congrats! She looks fabulous! :D

    Huh. As much of a Tolkien junkie as I am, I totally missed the Galadriel homage. I suppose the empire waist threw me off, but there's no getting around that diadem :)

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    1. I have to admit that I've only seen the movies but Galadriel made quite an impression on me.

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  3. How do you like the new skintone, as compared to Chandelier whom you said looked sallow? (I have a Peonie and a Precious, and I love them, but think they look a bit sallow too.)

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    1. Forest is very pale. I don't think this is the new default vinyl tone but I like it. It looks good against the white of her fashion and her platinum hair.

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  4. I love that sparkly dress!

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