5/26/2016

Lovetone Dolls by Rocco Liang

I'm pleased to be able to present a review of the two new 12" fashion dolls designed by Rocco Liang, "Bonjour Baby" Lena (left) and "Hello Honey" Roxy.




Lena is a dark-haired beauty who arrives in a light gray, strapless jumpsuit topped with a pale blue coat. She carries a black patent leather rectangular, working handbag with black patent leather heels.
Each doll comes with a free-hanging hairstyle. I put Lena's into a low, off to the side pony tail and braided a small portion. Each doll also comes with one silver-tone earring. I would have liked a pair on each doll. The dolls do not come with stands.



Roxy is dressed in a pale gray (same color as Lena's jumpsuit) dress that has an Empire waist with an overlay of pleated fabric above the bustline.  Her coat is a dusty pink color. Her shoes are silver with back zippers. They match her working handbag. I put her hair into a sleek pony tail.



The fabric used is a lightweight, velour type synthetic. It has a nice feel and is non raveling as there are several unfinished edges used in the construction. Where there is a lining used, it is an ultra lightweight woven product which adds almost no bulk to the design. When it comes to dolls' coats, it's a great choice. The coats have working pockets
For both the jumpsuit and the dress I had to sew in a thread halter to hold up the bodice. I have Photoshopped it out of most of the photos.

I had heard about the body issues before receiving my dolls. It's quite unfortunate that this was not resolved prior to production because the design of the body is excellent. There's a great range of movement possible - even more than with the FR2 body. Unfortunately the hip joints and the under-bust joint are so loose that posing, without support or even on a stand is difficult, if not impossible. The vinyl has a very velvety feel to it.

Lovetones Dolls have almost identically sized bodies to the FR2. They can share clothes and shoes with Nu Face Dolls as well.





 Dolls retail for $168. each.

For more information go to: lovetonesdoll.com/index.php

9 comments:

  1. Why would they only have 1 earring each? I don't even think that's popular anymore.

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  2. Thank you for the review! They look interesting. These two are not for me, but maybe the next ones will be.

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    1. I thought the same thing. Thanks for the review, Terri.

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  3. I like these dolls. They are gorgeous and unique and I love their articulation, but their heads are just too small. It bothers me and feels weird. Almost like they were a different scale. I really need their heads to be bigger. They are too micro right now..

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    1. The head!!!! Yes that's it for me too. Also in an effort to look 'high fashion' kind of look mean to me. But that aside, I think the body is beautiful, I love the hip jointing and elongated look.

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  4. Oh Fashion Royalty fan, do the FR2 clothes fit on the original body?
    Yours,
    Worried Blue Eyes

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    1. What original body? Are you talking about Lovetone Dolls body or the original FR body?

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  5. Some have mentioned the LOVETONES have an IT FR feel about them, mentioning the faces look like rejected IT molds. This just means a shared aesthetic to me, which is perfectly legit! Lots of things share a similar aesthetic, yet are different products. These aren't a direct copy of any one IT face, and their smaller head size and sculptural differences emphasise that... so I read them as entirely new. Just as IT's first FR bodies were when compared with Barbie at the time. And again, though the LOVETONES bodies share a similar aesthetic and fashion fit to IT FR, they are different and original, bringing something sculpturally new and exciting to the doll collecting world.

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    1. Well said, Josef. Thank you for your comments!

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