As I was getting ready to go to a movie this afternoon, there was a knock on the door. I thought it would be the package from Amazon–nothing major–but I was surprised when I had to sign for something, which turned out to be Pyrrha’s hand-made dress, which turned out to come from Thailand. The other package wasn’t from Amazon, though.
And when I checked the return address, I saw it came from China. It was Pyrrha herself, here already! I was so excited I wanted to open her before I was even ready to go to the movie!
Since my computer is still in the shop (I had to go to the library to upload the picture files to WordPress at all) the pictures are only available in thumbnail form right now. Once my computer is fixed (or replaced, if need be, and I hope that doesn’t have to happen, ’cause that would suck) then I’ll be able to upload the full size pictures to Dropbox so you can see her in all her glory. The computer has now been replaced, and Dropbox functionality is returned, so the pictures now have links to the full size pics. 🙂 Anyway, I was surprised, ’cause her hair isn’t really the color I saw on the website. There it was a brilliant dark red and a deep yellow, both very much the color of flame, hence her name (from the Greek root pyr-, fire), whereas this is more of a pomegranate deep pink and a natural deep blonde color. Still very pretty–probably prettier, in fact–just not what I was expecting. Actually, this will definitely match a lot more doll clothing, come to think of it. 😛
I definitely like the fact that she’s got a fully poseable body right from the start. That’s a great plus.
I was right on the money when I thought this dress would be her style. 🙂 It looks even better on her in person than in the photo.
And the hat it came with is the perfect finishing touch! I think I may eventually want to remove the shine from her face–I prefer a matte finish, to be sure–but for now, she’s fine as she is. Her face paint isn’t anything remarkable, but it certainly isn’t bad, and at least her lips match her hair.
Moving on, there was, as I mentioned before, another doll in the order, a Tangkou. (Tang kou?)
One thing I can say for absolute certain is that I don’t like the style of the box art. Irrelevant, perhaps, but it needed to be said, none the less. (BTW, by now, the library is closed, and I’m back to fumbling around on my iPad, so I apologize if I start making enormous gaffes.)
When I got to this point in the process, I started to worry, but it may be hard to see why in the picture. The next one will make it more clear.
Yep, wig and scalp were disconnected from the rest of the head. And as to the rattling sound I could hear from inside the box….
…it turned out to be her feet.
However, apparently her scalp had never been glued down in the first place, and once I managed to get her shoes off, her feet snapped back onto her ankles, so it actually all worked out all right in the end. It was just a bit panic-inducing.
She’s a pretty doll, over-all, very Pullip-like, for the most part. The highly decorated eyelids are a nice touch, although I’m not sure why they’re blue strawberries.
Like Blythe, Tangkou has four eyechips, rather than eyes that can be turned to look in different directions the way Pullip’s can.
They both have front-facing purple eye-chips, but they’re not quite the same shade.
Can you see how thin the hair is at the part? It’s a pretty color wig, but…rather thin right where it needs to be thickest.
I think the headband needs to go. It’s not my style.
Anyway, bottom line here is that Tangkou is a lot like a Pullip, if not quite as nice–and certainly not available in as diverse a catalog–and costs about a third as much.
And I think Pyrrha is getting jealous because I’m writing about another doll instead of her…