I am astonished at how quickly this doll arrived! She shipped from Japan on Friday, and arrived Monday morning!! You have to pay through the nose for shipping when you buy from Junie Moon, but at least you get your money’s worth. (I regret that I couldn’t post about her arrival yesterday, but I went to my parents’ place for lunch — so soon after her arrival that I didn’t have time to open the cardboard box she shipped in! — and didn’t get home again until almost ten o’clock.)
The first thing you notice about Pineapple Princess is her fun box. Check out the full pattern (from the side of the box):
(And no, that’s not upside down.) This is a blue version of the print on her dress. And I have to say, I’d like to have a jacket for her in this blue version. Or a blue dress. Or something. It’s such a fun print, you know?
So, here she is, out of the box. Pineapple Princess is the first Blythe to be released with the new translucent mocha skin tone (at least, that’s how I interpret the phrasing on the Junie Moon order page), and I have to say that it’s absolutely gorgeous. The one drawback to the skin tone is that her torso doesn’t quite match her arms, legs and head. (Maybe for later translucent mocha releases, they’ll be able to address that.)