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|
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.